BILL and PAYNE STEWART
Bill, 58, won the Missouri senior amateur golf title in Columbia, and two weeks later in Kansas City his son Payne, 22, became the state amateur champion. The elder Stewart, who won the state amateur in 1953 and 1957, tied Jim Jackson of St. Louis in 36 holes of regulation play (75-75) and beat him on the first playoff hole. Payne, co-winner of the 1979 Southwest Conference golf title while playing for SMU, defeated Walker Cupper Jim Holtgrieve of St. Louis eight and seven for the amateur crown.
Champ, 18, became the first four-time Iowa high school solo synchronized-swimming titlist, with a score of 108.565, which broke her own state record. She had organized Lincoln High's synchronized-swimming squad last year.
Mattingly, 18, an outfielder-pitcher, batted .500 and .552 over the past two seasons to lead Reitz Memorial High to a 59-1 record. He had 140 RBIs in four years for the Tigers, equaling the highest total ever in scholastic baseball.
Timothy, 13, had a hand in 47 of his team's 69 goals while leading the Huntington Boys Club to an 8-0 record in the Long Island Midget Lacrosse Association. He had 37 goals and 10 assists and won more than 90% of his face-offs.
July 15, 1979
Johnson, 75, coached the Marquette High boys' tennis team to the Upper Peninsula title for the 10th straight year and the 27th time in 40 seasons. He has had nine singles champions and 23 doubles titlists since becoming coach in 1940.