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WHAT WE SAID THEN: A 13-year-old Brooklyn boy, Bobby, played an exhibition against 21 foes and lost only one match. He tied for first in the Manhattan Chess Club's "A" reserve tournament.
WHERE HE WENT: Fischer became the youngest U.S. champion (14) and at the time the youngest international grandmaster (15). In 1972 he won the world championship. He's become notorious for erratic behavior.
APPEARED: SEPT. 15, 1969
WHAT WE SAID THEN: Nancy, 12, of Roswell, N.Mex., won the state women's golf championship, defeating medalist Mary Bryan of Portales 10 and 8.
WHAT SHE SAYS NOW: "It was a long time ago," says Lopez, who has 48 career LPGA victories, including three majors. "I was very excited and felt like I was kind of famous. I probably still have the magazine; I am sure I cut it out and put it in my scrapbook!"
APPEARED: DEC. 30, 1996
WHAT WE SAID THEN: Andy, 14, won the 14-and-under national indoor tennis title. In doubles he and Chris Martin of Tulsa were the 14-and-under U.S. clay court and Easter Bowl champions.
WHERE HE WENT: Roddick has won 21 professional singles titles, including the 2003 U.S. Open when he was 21. At the time he was the second-youngest player to be ranked No. 1 in the world. He's currently ranked sixth.