Amy, 15, was the state girls' high school diving champion in both Minnesota and Kansas, a result of her family's move in midyear. In winning the Kansas title, she set a state record of 444.55 points, 18 better than Nancy Fenn's 1975 mark.
Bickel, 31, a school teacher, sank 32 second-half baskets and scored a total of 100 points as his team, Benzel's, beat Francesco's 124-74 in an Altoona summer basketball league game. He broke Curtis Miller's league record of 58 points.
Smith, 18, a freshman at the University of Mississippi, was named Arkansas Female Athlete of the Year for her exploits at DeWitt High, where she was all-state in basketball and state champion in the discus, high jump and pentathlon.
David, 17, an all-tournament third baseman and pitcher, led Odem High to the Class 3A title in the six-game state championship with five complete-game wins. In the final game he went 4 for 5 and won his sixth victory in relief.
October 7, 1984
Wirt, 24, a payroll clerk, set a women's record for the highest average in duckpin-bowling league play with her 146.18 for a 105-game schedule. The previous record of 145 for 81 games was established by Mikki Irish of Manchester, Conn.
Josh, 8, swept all four of his events—the 25-yard breast, 50 free, 100 free and 100 IM—in the 8-and-unders at the Northern Colorado District Swimming Championships. He later won four more medals at the state championships.