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Curtis Fisher, in six years of Little League and Senior Little League play at Cordele, Ga., drew the attention of major league scouts by winning five batting championships, the last with a .578 average during a season in which he also slugged nine home runs in 16 games.

Marsha Replogle of Cincinnati pitched and batted her Rutenschroer Floral team to victory in the Women's Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament in Cleveland. In the finals she drove in the winning run while pitching her seventh victory against one loss.

Fritz Sickels led his Ewing, N.J. All-Star team to the Babe Ruth League World Series championship, pitching three complete seven-inning victories, in which he struck out 30 batters and allowed only one run and 11 hits. He was later voted player of the year.

Kenny Roy, sophomore halfback for DeMatha High of Hyattsville, Md., made his varsity football debut by gaining 220 yards in nine carries and scoring touchdowns on runs of 76 and 77 yards. DeMatha won the game 47-0 over Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore.

Wayne Stephens of Lubbock, Texas captured his seventh American Roque League national championship trophy since 1961 by winning 10 straight matches, which combine elements of croquet and billiards, in the event held in Decatur, Ill.

Tim O'Brien, 8, of Lakewood, Ohio, took the 880-yard run at a Rochester (N.Y.) Track Club meet in 2:59.5, a world record for boys 10 years and under. The old mark, established in October 1968 by Greg Hansen of Woodland, Wash., was 3:01.