As a senior at Valdosta High, Buck pitched the Wildcats to the state Class AAA baseball title, beating Peachtree High in the final 7-0 with a one-hitter. A quarterback for Valdosta, he will attend the University of Georgia on a football scholarship.
At the Texas 4A state girls' track meet, Robbin, 18, tied her national high school record in the 100-yard dash (10.5) and set a new one in the 400 meters (53.4). The graduate of Beaumont-Charlton-Pollard High will attend the University of Texas.
Bucky ran what is believed to be the fastest marathon ever by a 5-year-old when he was timed in 5:25.09 in the Fourth of July Sundown Salute race in Junction City, Kans. Running in 97° heat, he finished 64th in a field of 100.
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An eighth-grader at Holy Cross School, Mike, 14, helped the Crusaders to a 9-0 record and the Inter-City Catholic League baseball title. He had a 6-0 record, allowed no earned runs and just two singles in 33 innings and struck out 61.
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As a senior at Salida High, Mary led the girls, track team to its second straight Class AA title. She won the mile in 5:23.44, broke her own state record in the 880 (2:21.07) and ran anchor on the Spartans' second-place medley relay team.
While a junior at Central High School, Carlton won the 100-yard dash in a state-record 9.4 and the 220 in 21.2 at the Public League Team Championships. He also won the 100 (9.7) and the 220 (20.9) at the Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics.