Michael Freed became the youngest Life Master in bridge history three weeks after turning 15, when he and his father Eugene topped a men's section during Los Angeles Bridge Week. A freshman at Beverly Hills High, Mike was 17-1 in wrestling last season.
Mike Hiller, 14, of Albuquerque, won the New Mexico Junior Bowling All-Events title with a nine-game score of 1,755. He rolled a 602 series in the team event, 586 in doubles and a 567 in the singles, giving him the highest scratch total for the tournament.
Dan Couts, of Urbana, Ohio, broke the national AAU 14-15 age-group high-jump record by ¼" with a leap of 6'7" at the Carmel (Ind.) Classic, which attracted some 1,300 athletes. Dan has since broken his own record with a 6'8" at a Junior Olympic meet.
John Cook, 17, of Rolling Hills, captured the California State Amateur Golf Championships held at Pebble Beach and Cypress Point. John, who plays to a plus-one handicap, has also won the Los Angeles City Junior and "Junior World" titles.
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Leonor Ortiz, 12, a pitcher-infielder for the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Enterprises slow-pitch softball team, hit .656 with a league-leading eight home runs, 11 triples, 24 doubles and 26 RBIs. She had an 8-0 pitching record and led her team to a division championship.
Artie Dillon, 35, of Las Vegas, hoisted 760 pounds to win the 132-pound class during the Sixth Annual Senior Olympics Powerlifting Championships at the Los Angeles Police Academy. A hotel security guard, Dillon broke the age-group record by 30 pounds.