Erin Sweeney, 14, of New Orleans, pitched her St. Anthony of Padua girls' indoor softball team to its second straight CSAL city championship. Erin is unbeaten in three years of league play (21-0), has averaged 10 strikeouts per game and hit .525 this season.
This is an article from the June 16, 1975 issue
Marvin Berz, 57, a senior on Northwestern's golf team, is the oldest athlete competing at a major university. He paced the team with a pair of 77s in the Illinois Intercollegiate Tournament. Berz is finishing his education, which was interrupted by World War II.
Lindsey Berman, a junior at Wilson High in Portland, Ore., took her third straight state high school girls' singles tennis title, defeating Robin Lucey 7-6, 6-0, 7-6. Lindsey, also city champion for the past three years, has a 51-0 singles record as No. 1 for Wilson.
Tony Smith, a 14-year-old pitcher at Trexler School in Rich-lands, N.C., led his team to a conference championship with a 6-1 record and a 1.83 ERA. He gave up six hits and struck out 97 in 39‚Öî innings. Tony hit .631, with 42 RBIs and seven home runs.
Don Paige, a senior at Baker High in Baldwinsville, N.Y., ran a 4:12 mile and a 1:52 half in the Glenn D. Loucks games at White Plains. Finishing first in the mile and second in the 880, he recorded the fastest "double" in state history, with only an hour between races.
Paula Dittmer, 17, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was named most valuable woman player of the USVBA Championships in Reno. The 5'8½" Paula is a hard-hitting, high-jumping spiker on the Adidas Volleyball Club, which will be the junior national team.