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FACES IN THE CROWD
September 30, 1974
Lange, Julian and Robert Johnson, of Washington, D.C., each won his age-division championship in the second annual R. Walter Johnson Memorial Tennis Tournament held in Richmond. The tournament is named for their grandfather, who coached Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson. Lange, 12, won the 12-and-under final 6-3, 6-1. He is a seventh-grader at the Potomac School in McLean, Va. His brother Julian, who won the 14-and-under final 6-4, 6-1, is a ninth-grader at Potomac. Robert, a sophomore at Landon School in Bethesda, Md., took the 16-and-under title 6-2, 6-2 and then lost the final of the 18-and-under division. Robert and Julian began playing tennis under the tutelage of their late grandfather and all three are now coached by their father, R. Walter Johnson Jr., who is the tennis coach at Howard University.
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September 30, 1974

Faces In The Crowd

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Lange, Julian and Robert Johnson, of Washington, D.C., each won his age-division championship in the second annual R. Walter Johnson Memorial Tennis Tournament held in Richmond. The tournament is named for their grandfather, who coached Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson. Lange, 12, won the 12-and-under final 6-3, 6-1. He is a seventh-grader at the Potomac School in McLean, Va. His brother Julian, who won the 14-and-under final 6-4, 6-1, is a ninth-grader at Potomac. Robert, a sophomore at Landon School in Bethesda, Md., took the 16-and-under title 6-2, 6-2 and then lost the final of the 18-and-under division. Robert and Julian began playing tennis under the tutelage of their late grandfather and all three are now coached by their father, R. Walter Johnson Jr., who is the tennis coach at Howard University.

Jim Stevens, 40, of Indianapolis, won four gold medals at the National AAU Masters Springboard Diving Championships at the Raytown (Mo.) Swim Club. Stevens, an AAU official, took the one-and three-meter events and won two medals in clown diving.

Michele Alford, 16, of Houston, led her Blue Angels team to the first ASA Junior Girls National Fast Pitch Softball championship. At the tournament in Freeport, Texas, Michele pitched a four-hitter in the 10-inning final, which her team won 3-1.

LaRoya Huff, 13, paced her Washington, D.C. track team to the U.S. Youth Games championship in Baltimore, winning the 220 and placing second in the 100. LaRoya's 24.0 clocking in the 220 broke the meet record of 24.9 set in 1970 by Karen McDaniel.

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