ROBERT (Speedy) NEAL
Neal, 17, a 6'3¾" 242-pounder at Key West High who runs a 4.5 40, is the leading rusher in Southern Florida with 1,606 yards (6.6 average) and the top scorer with 140 points. His point total broke George Mira's school record of 105.
Mason, 26, a 6'3", 285-pound machinist, defeated Ron Burton in Edmonton, Alberta to win the Super Heavyweight Sit-Down Arm Wrestling I Championship for the fourth time. He pinned the Canadian challenger in four seconds.
McDonald, 17, undefeated in 49 regular-season cross-country meets for Mt. Blue High, closed out her career by winning her third consecutive state Class A title. Running in a downpour, she covered the 2.6-mile course in Waterville in 16:02.
Aaron, 7, center-forward for the Fayetteville Jets, an under-eight soccer team, scored 32 goals in six regular-season games and 14 more in a two-game tournament to lead the Jets to an unbeaten season and the league championship.
December 3, 1979
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIF.
Virachkul, 33, defeated Ceri Morgan of Wales 4-3 in Las Vegas to win the individual title at the World Cup darts championship, the sport's most prestigious event. He paced the U.S. to second place in the team competition, behind England.
Jared, 10, a 4'6", 65-pound fullback, led his third-and fourth-grade team to a 6-0 record by gaining 1,602 yards on 90 carries for a 17.8 average. He also scored 25 touchdowns and averaged 11 unassisted tackles a game as a middle linebacker.