Denise Tenney, a junior at Cleveland Hill High in Cheektowaga, N.Y., became the only girl ever to win a New York state gymnastic championship. She won the tumbling title with a 7.40 rating, defeating defending champion Darryl Clark of Elmira.
Debbie McCafferty, a versatile senior at Millville ( N.J.) High, made first team all-conference in field hockey and basketball for two straight years and is the No. 1-ranked girls' singles tennis player in South Jersey, never having lost a match in two varsity seasons.
Ted Marcy, a senior at Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High, won the national AAU pummel horse title. Earlier he averaged a record 9.75 in the state high school finals to run his unbeaten streak to 34 matches and take his second straight side horse title.
John Lucas, a senior at Hillside High in Durham, N.C., averaged a state high of 34.9 points a game and was named to the All-State basketball team. He also has won the state high school tennis singles title twice and last summer was named to the Junior Davis Cup team.
Craig Brigham, a senior at South Eugene (Ore.) High, scored 7,523 points in the University of Oregon's Twilight Track Meet, total that broke his own three-week-old national high school record. His previous mark had erased a record set in 1953.
Sue Clark, the girls' tennis coach at Tucson High since 1957, has guided her team to 213 victories without a loss, with all but 17 matches won by a 7-0 score. Her teams have won 15 league and 11 state championships and totaled 1,407 points to their opponents' 64.