April 07, 1975
April 07, 1975

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April 7, 1975

NCAA Basketball
Classy Class
Baseball 1975
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Thomas Whitaker, 28, a pre-dental student at San Francisco State, became the first small-bore shooter in the nation to fire a perfect 6,400—two years ago he missed by one point—as he won the 18th Western Wildcats Smallbore Championship at Phoenix.

This is an article from the April 7, 1975 issue

Johnny Stallings, a senior at Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., won his fourth consecutive state wrestling title, this year in the 148-pound class. His four-year varsity record is 103-1, the lone defeat coming two seasons ago when he wrestled at 126.

Morris Nixon, of Lebanon, Ohio, celebrated his 90th birthday by driving his 7-year-old trotter, Mr. Nixon, to victory at Lebanon Raceway. According to the U.S. Trotting Association, Nixon is the oldest driver to win a race at a parimutuel track.

Jim and Gene Hassell, of Virginia Wesleyan College, pitched back-to-back no-hitters in a doubleheader against St. Andrews. In their first outings of the season, Jim, a 6'1" sophomore lefthander, won the first game 6-0; brother Gene, a 6'5" right-handed junior, pitched the second no-hitter in a 14-0 rout. Gene struck out eight, Jim nine, and both issued four walks. Jim, 22, relies mostly on curves while 21-year-old Gene favors fastballs. Jim now has a 3-0 record, while Gene is a 2-2, including another shutout.

Sonya Shropshire, a senior at Eufaula (Okla.) High, averaged a state-high 41.3 points in 25 basketball games. In 12 of those contests Sonya had more than 30 points by the end of the first half. She connected on 58% of her shots from the field and 91% of her free throws.