Jerry, 12, struck out 318 of the 364 batters he faced in the 1981 and '82 North County Little League seasons. His 20-2 record over that span included eight no-hitters and 11 shutouts. He also batted .750 with 12 home runs.
Whitacre, 55, a housewife and grandmother, defeated Sharon Kline, 22, one-up in 38 holes to win the Ohio Women's Golf Association Amateur Championship in Cincinnati. Whitacre also won the same title in 1962 and 1966.
Shannon, a seventh-grader at Nicollet Junior High, led the Burnsville Bandits to their fourth straight 12-and-under state soccer title. A former fullback, she moved to striker in '82 and set team records (40 goals, 50 assists) in 37 games.
Cromar, 25, a truck driver for a beer distributor, batted .900 with seven RBIs to lead the Hot Rocks to a 19-13 victory and the men's open division crown in the three-man Over-The-Line softball world championships in San Diego.
October 10, 1982
Beth, a junior at Williamsburg High, kicked a PAT in the Yellowjackets' 32-0 win over Pineville High to become the first girl to score in a Kentucky high school football game. After having one kick blocked, she booted her team to a 30-0 lead.
Pat, a senior quarterback and defensive back at Parkton High, ran for two TDs, threw for one, intercepted three passes and had 12 tackles in Parkton's 40-0 defeat of Chatham Central that broke a 53-game losing streak, longest in state history.