Kirsten, 12, the only girl on the East Vallejo Little League All-Star team, hit .522 and had a 7-2 record with a 2.07 ERA while leading Frailer City to the league title. She also pitched a no-hitter and hit three homers in one tournament game.
This is an article from the Aug. 24, 1981 issue
D'Avanzo, 56, a public-works superintendent, shot two holes in one in an 18-hole round at the St. George's Golf and Country Club. He aced the 181-yard 7th hole with a four-wood, and the 122-yard 17th with a seven-iron.
Dave, a recent graduate of Monongahela Valley Catholic High, succeeded on all 98 of his stolen-base attempts during a three-year varsity career. The centerfielder, whose total is the fourth highest on record for a high-schooler, also hit .344.
Maria, a June graduate of Mason County Eastern High, won a Michigan-record 10 individual state Class D track and field titles in four years. She set six state marks, including two in 1981: in the long jump (18'5") and 200-meter low hurdles (28.9).
Blad, a 34-year-old route supervisor for a soft-drink company, rolled three 300 games and two 800 series during 12 consecutive games in a match series at Drkula's 32 Bowl. His 12-game total of 3,012 is the second highest in ABC history.
Taylor, in her first season at Onondaga Community College, was the winning pitcher in 29 of the fast-pitch Braves' 33 victories. She had 15 shutouts and five no-hitters, including two perfect games. She had pitched only four innings in high school.