Raether, a 6'5" junior pitcher at the University of Miami, set a Division I career record for saves with 37. Raether was 9-2 with 17 saves, 114 strikeouts and a 2.77 ERA in 74.2 innings this season. He achieved the save record in just two seasons.
Pam, a senior first baseman at Berlin High, hit 30 career home runs to break by 4 the national high school girls' softball home run record set by Caren Kremner of Quincy, Ill. (1980-83). She also led the Redcoats to the state championship.
WALKER LEE WATKINS
CAROL CITY, FLA.
Walker, a St. Thomas Aquinas High senior, won the state title in the 220-yard dash for the fourth consecutive year. Walker is the state Class 3A high school record holder at 100 yards (9.5), 100 meters (10.3) and 220 yards (21.39).
June 22, 1986
Matthew and his twin brother, Troy, 8, both won state 8-and-under wrestling titles in the Mid-Michigan Wrestling Association meet in Hartland. Matt, who won at 49 pounds, is 35-3 this season, while Troy, who was the 52-pound champ, is 35-1. The boys don't like to wrestle each other, so they have usually wrestled either at different weights or in different divisions at the same weight. In the two head-to-head matches that they couldn't avoid, they were 1-1.
HALES CORNERS, WIS.
Benson, a New Mexico State freshman officially still in the high school class of '86 because she skipped her senior year, was named Queen of Bridge by the American Contract Bridge League as the best high school senior in tournament play.