Holmes, an 89-year-old author of 42 Western novels, hit 99 of a possible 100 clay pigeons at the Napa Rifle and Pistol Club. In the process he became the first person in the club's 50-year history to break as many as 75 straight pigeons.
WEST CARROLLTON, OHIO
Angela, 14, won TAC Junior Olympic state championships in the shotput (36'9¾") and discus (99'4") and then improved those marks by 1'5¾" and 3'9¼", respectively, in winning the two events at the regional in Cincinnati.
WEST NEWTON, MASS.
Ross, a fifth-grader at the Horace Mann School, was the top hitter and pitcher on his Little League team and won the state elementary school chess title. He's also the nation's No. 2-ranked 10-year-old chess player, with a 1601 rating.
FORT MITCHELL, KY.
Scott, 17, a 6'1", 185-pound senior running back at Beechwood High, gained 281 yards on only eight carries as the Tigers beat Nicholas County High 49-34. His last four rushes were touchdown runs of 83, 78, 45 and 30 yards.
October 14, 1984
Paraskevin, 23, defeated Erica Salumyae of the U.S.S.R. to win the women's 1,000-meter match sprint for the third consecutive time at the world cycling championships in Barcelona. She was also on the '84 U.S. Olympic speed skating team.
Gordie, 13, a lefthanded pitcher on the Hershey Midget All-Stars, struck out 18 batters in a six-inning, 10-4 win over the East Dauphin Nationals. For the season, he struck out 190 in 83 innings, had three no-hitters and was 13-0 overall.