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Ralph Guarasci, 17, of Bishop Watterson High, Columbus, Ohio, shot 72-73—145 on the par-72 OSU Scarlet course to win his third straight Ohio high school individual medal title, a feat never before accomplished. He led his team to its third Class AA crown.

John A. Dick, 63, of Dousman, Wis., competing in a state AAU Masters meet, established meet records with a 4'4" high jump, 13'6½" long jump, and a 28'9" triple jump, and also in the 65-yard high and low hurdles, one-mile walk and 16-pound shotput.

Martin Sturgess, a sophomore at Edinboro (Pa.) State College, won his second straight Pennsylvania Conference singles title and remained undefeated in six years of tennis competition. Sturgess had a 46-0 record in high school and 21 more wins in college.

Randy Mamola, 14, of Santa Clara, Calif., raced to first-place finishes in the Sportsman Division of the American Motorcycle Association High Point Series at Santa Rosa and San Francisco. Randy, who began competing two years ago, has won more than 180 trophies.

Jessie Griffin, a senior at Lansing (Mich.) Sexton High, capped two years of undefeated diving competition, during which he won 28 straight dual meets, by taking the state high school championship, after he had won his league title and the Detroit News Invitational.

Mary Beth Akre, a sophomore at Lock Raven High in Towson, Md., led her lacrosse team to a 12-0 season, scoring 38 goals, and then added six more in a 17-4 victory in the Baltimore County finals, which gave the Raiders the unofficial state championship.