Brett Swab, 8, and Paul Postier, 8, with help from Brett's twin brother, GREGG, led their Oilers team to the Tulsa Class C baseball championship. Brett and Paul each pitched seven no-hitters and batted .533 and .489, respectively. Gregg, regularly the third baseman, nipped his brother in hitting (.534) and threw a no-hitter in his only mound appearance. In all, the trio accounted for 48 home runs, 40 of which were hit by the Swab brothers. The Oilers outscored their opponents 299 runs to 45 and finished the season 25-0.
Faith Wykoff, her husband JIM and their 12-year-old son DAVID, of Hamilton, Mass., scored holes-in-one within 10 days at the Myopia Hunt Club. Jim and David aced the 177-yard 16th three days apart; a week later Faith holed out at the 133-yard ninth.
Walter F. Hellman, 56, of Gary, Ind., the world checkers champion since 1948, retained his U.S. Open title in Memphis by defeating Everett Fuller of Springfield, Mo., the 1968 winner, in a five-hour game. His record was 10-3-21 in a field of 24 grand masters.
Scott McGregor, a graduate of El Segundo (Calif.) High School, was 17-2 his senior year, pitching nine shutouts, back-to-back no-hitters and at one point going 64 innings without allowing an earned run. He was 51-6 in four years with nearly 500 strikeouts.
Billy Tuten, of Palatka, Fla., made up a seven-stroke deficit with a final-round 83 to win the 10-11-year-old flight at the annual International Pee Wee golf championships in Orlando. Billy, a 12-handicapper, regularly beats his dad, a junior college golf coach.