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FACES IN THE CROWD
April 07, 1975
Thomas Whitaker, 28, a pre-dental student at San Francisco State, became the first small-bore shooter in the nation to fire a perfect 6,400—two years ago he missed by one point—as he won the 18th Western Wildcats Smallbore Championship at Phoenix.
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April 07, 1975

Faces In The Crowd

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Thomas Whitaker, 28, a pre-dental student at San Francisco State, became the first small-bore shooter in the nation to fire a perfect 6,400—two years ago he missed by one point—as he won the 18th Western Wildcats Smallbore Championship at Phoenix.

Johnny Stallings, a senior at Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., won his fourth consecutive state wrestling title, this year in the 148-pound class. His four-year varsity record is 103-1, the lone defeat coming two seasons ago when he wrestled at 126.

Morris Nixon, of Lebanon, Ohio, celebrated his 90th birthday by driving his 7-year-old trotter, Mr. Nixon, to victory at Lebanon Raceway. According to the U.S. Trotting Association, Nixon is the oldest driver to win a race at a parimutuel track.

Jim and Gene Hassell, of Virginia Wesleyan College, pitched back-to-back no-hitters in a doubleheader against St. Andrews. In their first outings of the season, Jim, a 6'1" sophomore lefthander, won the first game 6-0; brother Gene, a 6'5" right-handed junior, pitched the second no-hitter in a 14-0 rout. Gene struck out eight, Jim nine, and both issued four walks. Jim, 22, relies mostly on curves while 21-year-old Gene favors fastballs. Jim now has a 3-0 record, while Gene is a 2-2, including another shutout.

Sonya Shropshire, a senior at Eufaula ( Okla.) High, averaged a state-high 41.3 points in 25 basketball games. In 12 of those contests Sonya had more than 30 points by the end of the first half. She connected on 58% of her shots from the field and 91% of her free throws.

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