Cheryl Stearns, 20-year-old parachutist from Scottsdale, Ariz., took first place in the Women's Overall competition at the national championships held in Tahlequah, Okla., and set a world record in women's accuracy by scoring 19 consecutive dead centers.
Robin Dunn, 15, of Siloam Springs, Ark., batted .789 and had a 6-0 pitching record to lead his Babe Ruth team to a 12-0 season and the league championship. He also won the district high-jump championship and was selected conference MVP in basketball.
Tony Alston, 14, of La Canada, Calif., son of former badminton champ Joe Alston, defeated Alvaro Hernandez at the Peru International Invitational Badminton championships to become the youngest U.S. player to win an international 18-and-under title.
Tim Callahan, 18-year-old senior righthander, pitched back-to-back no-hitters for the Burlington (Vt.) High School Seahorses. Callahan led his team to the state tournament, was named team and league MVP and had a season record of 6-0 with a 1.25 ERA.
July 18, 1976
Lucy Giovinco, 19, a freshman at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., won the Women's National Intercollegiate Bowling championship in Denver with a nine-game 1,734-pin total and will represent the U.S. in the 1976 AMF World Cup in Iran.
Bob Covey, 38-year-old track coach at Bakersfield (Calif.) Community College, won his ninth straight conference title and 12th in 13 years. He also won his sixth Southern California title in the last seven years and has a career dual-meet record of 87-9.