Sport: Deadeyes at Wildwood

Late in March, the kids began toting their marbles to school in Roanoke, Va. At recess, there were shrill cries of "knuckle-down tight" and "whoa marble," as the boys plunked nibs out of a 10ft. ring. The game was strictly for keeps, and towheaded, ten-year-old Larry Vinson (known around school as "Big Lick") suffered the penalty of being too good. He complained: "I broke every kid in school . . . can't get anybody to play with me any more."

Last week, with his rabbit's foot dangling at his belt, Roanoke's champ coolly...

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