Sim Byrd led Troy ( Ala.) State to a 43-35 win over Texas A&I for the NAIA championship, by passing for 324 yards and five TDs. In two playoffs Byrd passed for 527 yards and 11 TDs; in the regular season he completed 207 of 324 passes for 28 TDs.
Michaux Nash III, 10, of Dallas, killed a 12-point buck with a 32-inch spread on his first mule deer hunt. He hit the deer at 200 yards, using a .30-06 rifle. In his three years of hunting he has bagged three whitetail deer, two javelinas and an antelope.
David Angel, 7-foot center for Rock Hill ( S.C.) High School, has a 20.6 rebound average, a high of 29, and his basketball team is undefeated in six games. Angel's point average is 17.3 with a high game of 28, but he has hit on 54% of his field-goal attempts.
Mirko Grgas, an Ottawa ( Kans.) University freshman from Flushing, N.Y., and an inside right on the soccer team's forward line, scored 24 goals and had 16 assists—both school records. Ottawa was 11-2, fourth in the Midwest; Grgas scored his goals on only 53 shots.
Bobby Butz, an all-round athlete from Nazareth, Pa., leads his 32-man bowling league with a 164.6 average. This fall as his school's quarterback he completed 62.3% of his passes, 38 for 61, a Nazareth High School record good for 479 yards and 11 TDs.
Dennis Wiggins, a senior at Cincinnati's Oak Hills High, was named outstanding wrestler in the 16-school U. of Cincinnati high school tourney. There were 176 boys entered. Wiggins won four straight matches, three by pins, for the 145-pound title.