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Robert Hafer, a junior high cyclist from Santa Monica, Calif., rode his Bianchi Special to a course record of 40 minutes flat to beat Syril Johnson by nearly 400 yards in the Tour de Santa Ynez Valley's 14-mile intermediate division, in Solvang. Calif.

Ronnie Wiggins, a 150-pound quarterback for Woodland (Ala.) High School, figured in every point of his team's 53-0 victory over Coosa County High as he scored on runs of 62, 43 and 77 yards, threw five touchdown passes and gained five extra points.

Linda Yee, a top-ranked player on the Arizona State tennis team, defeated Debbie Darby of El Paso 6-4, 6-4 for the women's singles crown at the Southwest tournament in Albuquerque, then teamed with ASU's Carol Gay to win the doubles 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.

Larry O'Neil, 60, a Montana lumbe-company president who took up competitive walking just two years ago, set an American record of 19:24:52.4 for the 100-mile walk in Columbia, Mo. Along the way O'Neil also broke the 75-mile mark in 14:24:18.

Rick McGarry, an 18-year-old trapshooter from Niagara Falls, Ont. who holds every major Canadian junior title except handicap (his brother, Ronnie, 15, has that), took the world junior crown at the championships in Bologna, Italy, hitting 92 out of 100 targets.

Mike McCormick, 17, of Pocahontas, Iowa, became the youngest contestant ever to win the World Goose Calling Championship. He had a near-perfect call in a honk-off with four others in Missouri Valley, Iowa, while his father, Andy, tied for eighth place.