MANH VAN NGUYEN
At the sixth annual intercollegiate table tennis championships at the University of Denver, Van Nguyen, a sophomore at Modesto Junior College, won the men's singles title by defeating Greg Gin-gold of the University of South Florida 17-21, 21-19, 21-7, 22-20. O'Dougherty, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, took the women's crown for the second straight year, beating Niloufer Patel of the University of Illinois 21-9, 21-23, 21-12, 21-14.
A 6'2", 200-pound senior third baseman for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs, Patterson has a 27-game hitting streak and a .467 average. Over one five-game stretch, Patterson went 14 for 14, including seven extra-base hits.
Wrestling at 70 pounds, John, 14, won his third state junior title at the All-Areas final in Sharon. John, an eighth-grader at SS. Simon & Jude, has never lost a dual-meet match and has won 16 major tournaments in his five years of competition.
Mellon, 69, financier and trustee of the Mellon Foundation, rode Christmas Goose, a 12-year-old thoroughbred gray gelding, to the grand championship in the 20th Virginia Trail Riders 100-mile ride. The endurance test lasted three days.
Wilson, 24, has coached the Nazareth High girls' basketball team to a 72-8 record during the past two years. Wilson, who played for the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens, directed the 1977 Swiftettes to the Class B state title.