Tag Archives: Sport

Puny Penny

Plot

Puny Penny Puttick, from Little Leening, had been picked by a computer for training at a special college for future sports champions. Penny had been a flop at everything, but the Principal, Professor Hardknutt, and her governors had complete faith in their computerised selection system. Penny had great faith in herself and decided to tone up her muscles with a special exerciser which she had sent for by mail order.

puny penny

Notes

  • Artist: Rodney Sutton

Appeared

  • Puny Penny   Judy:  #1077 (30  August 1980) – #1086 (01 November 1980)

The Flying Milkmaid

Plot

Tina Trotter, a brilliant natural runner, was being trained by athletics coach Madge Keen, who also made Tina a guest at the exclusive Seadune Athletics Club. Tina had learned her running on her daily milk-round,  and her main concern in life was Baldy, the horse who had pulled the milk-cart. The Club officials soon realised that they had a star runner in Tina and, to humour her, had agreed to stabling Baldy in the Club grounds.

flying milkmaid

Notes

  • Artist: Oliver Passingham
  • The story is influenced by the 1956  text story “The Flying Milkman” in Adventure

Appeared

  • The Flying Milkmaid – Judy: circa #641 (22 April 1972)  -(?)
  • Reprinted – Judy:  #1073 (02  August  1980) – #1084 (18 October 1980)

Jumping Julie

Plot:

Despite opposition from some players, Julie Linden  was a member of St Hilda’s netball team. Although she was very small, she was a brilliant shooter. Now she had to prove her worth in a vital match against Ravencroft, who were leading 3-0 at the first break–largely because Julie had played in bare feet because her shoes were missing.

juming julie

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Jumping Julie   Judy and Emma:  #1040 (15  Dec. 1979) – #1049 (16 Feb. 1980)

 

 

Run, Rabbit, Run!

Plot:

Jenny Arkwright was  nicknamed ” Rabbit ” because, unlike her elder brother and sister, she was a loser at schoolwork and sports. Then Jack Hardcastle, a runner from the past, began to give her cross-country training—though Jenny’s parents thought it was all in her imagination.

run rabbit run

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Run, Rabbit, Run!  Judy and Emma:  #1027 (15 Sep. 1979) – #1039 (08 Dec. 1979)

 

 

Slaves of the Sinister Eye

Plot:

Sports writer Pat Fraser had been mysteriously  transported to a strange palace where a woman known as the Princess ruled with the aid of a hypnotic eye, which hovered in the air, and a voice that came from nowhere. There, she watched a girl called Lora skate against world champions and beat them! For each victory, Lora was rewarded with the release of one of tie the prisoners from the dungeons beneath the ice rink. Ranulf, Lora’s cousin, tried to escape and, before he was recaptured, he managed to hide a bracelet that gave the wearer protection against the mysterious eye that spied on everything that happened in the palace. Later, Pat went into the grounds to look for the bracelet.

slaves of the sinister eye

Notes:

  • Art: Ian Kennedy

Appeared:

  • Slaves of the Sinister Eye – Judy:  #616 (30 Oct. 1971) – #630 (05 Feb. 1972)
  • Reprinted – Judy: #956 (06 May 1978) – #970 (12 August 1978)

No Love for Lorna

Plot

Lorna Stewart has been brought up on a remote island by her guardian, Rachel Strong, whom Lorna knows only as the Coach. The Coach is so determined to make Lorna a champion fencer that she has chained Lorna to her sword. The Coach then leaves Lorna in the care of Michael Sinclair, a director of a  sports centre, who tries to amend the social deficiencies and temperament problems from  Lorna’s upbringing, but he does not know the Coach is out to sabotage that. And Lorna also makes an enemy of Paula Bowen, a girl she defeated at the sports centre.

Lorna

Notes

Appeared

  • No Love for Lorna –  Debbie:  #165 (10 April 1976) – #180 (24 July 1976)

Two Cooks in a Canoe

Plot:

Cousins Carole and Brenda Cook are first-class singles canoeists, but they are enemies  because of a family feud. So they refuse to co-operate with Ralph Courtney, who wants to make them pairs champions, and his attempts to bring them together constantly fail.

Cooks

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Two Cooks in a Canoe –  Debbie: circa #70 (15 June 1974) – #83 (14 September 1974)

Janet and Her Travellin’ Javelin

Plot:

Janet Malcolm is a natural javelin thrower and her talent is spotted. But Janet’s severe grandfather does not approve of her pursuing athletics because he believes a girl’s place is in the home. When it gets to the point where the grandfather threatens to throw Janet out, she leaves home to travel to White City to compete.

Janet 1

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Janet and Her Travellin’ Javelin –  Debbie: #78 (10 August 1974) – #85 (28 Sep. 1974)

Little Grasshopper

Plot:

Liz Watson’s father is bone idle, so he never helps at home or takes a job. As a result, she gets lumbered with all the work around the house and taking jobs to raise money. Liz discovers she is a natural athlete and starts training, but having to train on top of all the work she has to do because of her lazy father is taking its toll. Even when Mr Watson is finally compelled to take a job, Liz still has to help him.

Grasshopper

Notes:

Artist: Rodney Sutton

Appeared:

  • Little Grasshopper – Judy:  #1060 (03 May 1980) – #1074  (09 August 1980)