In your Dec. 9 issue (FACES IN THE CROWD) you featured coach Bob Catapano, whose Raleigh ( N.C.) Sanderson High soccer team holds the national high school record for games without a loss, at 72.
At Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School, the girls' soccer team of 1979-84 set the national record by going 109-0-2 and winning a total of 85 straight games without a tie!
I happened to be the coach during those years and was featured in FACES in 1982, when our team was 75-0-1.
Please correct the record, as we are very proud of going undefeated for 5� years. In 1983 I was voted National High School Girls' Coach of the Year, as well.
Coach, Girls' Soccer
Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School
Curry Kirkpatrick was wrong to characterize the North Carolina Tar Heels as "late, not so great and currently prostrate" in his article One Devil Of A Team (March 17). He should instead hail them as models of consistency. Carolina is the only basketball team in America to reach the regional round of the "sweet sixteen" in the NCAA tournament for six consecutive years! My hat is off to the players, the athletic staff and the whole university for this accomplishment.
Last year (19TH HOLE, Feb. 4, 1985) I drew your attention to the fact that the winners—and only the winners—of the previous five Super Bowls had one thing in common: a player (or players) from Brigham Young University. This year, with former BYU star Jim McMahon as their quarterback, the Chicago Bears made it six in a row.
VALIANT LADY II
Thanks for your fine coverage of Libby Riddles' victory in the 1985 Iditarod race (Valiant Lady, Feb. 17). I enjoyed it immensely, but the 1986 Iditarod is now over and there is a new winner, Susan Butcher, and a new record (11 days, 15 hours and six minutes). I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of Butcher in SI real soon.
?For a look at Butcher and her lead dog, Granite, just after they crossed the finish line, see below.—ED.