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Dick Pope Jr. of Cypress Gardens, won the Florida State Skeet Shoot championship in the 12-gauge, hitting 75 straight in a shoot-off with five other perfect shooters out of a field of 137. Pope and wife Frances won the world husband-and-wife title in 1967.

Renee Laravie, 10, of the Dayton Dolphins set a new state record of 2:23.3 for the 200-yard freestyle at the Ohio AAU Class A championships—plus new meet records in the 50- and 100-yard free-styles, the 100-yard individual medley and the 50-yard breaststroke.

Ted Moehlmann from St. Louis won three titles in the senior division (over 40) of the national badminton tournament 23 years after winning three titles in the first national junior championship ever held. This year he won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Al Nanez, a 6'1", 235-pound senior from James Lick High in San Jose, won all 43 of his wrestling matches this season, giving him a four-year record of 110 wins and 18 losses. Included in his victories were eight tournament titles, with 29 of his 43 wins coming by pins.

Ron Williamson, 18, a senior right-hander from Hallsboro (N.C.) High, has a 13-2 record, including eight shutouts and five no-hitters, three of them coming in consecutive games. After pitching 91 innings he has given up only 18 hits and no earned runs.

Jack Thomas, 18, led his undefeated Towson (Md.) High lacrosse team, No. 1 in the state and nine-time county champion, to a 19-2 win over Perry Hall by scoring four goals and seven assists. He has compiled a record total of 33 goals and 57 assists for the season.