Cedric Oliver paced Hamilton College to its first basketball title ever, the ECAC Up-state Regional Tournament for Divisions II and III at Utica, N.Y. A freshman, Oliver set a school single-season scoring record of 483 points, averaging 19.3 per game.
Suzie Brasher, 15, of Holladay, Utah, won the Junior World Figure Skating championship held in Megeve, France. Competing against 25 contestants, Suzie finished first in school figures, second in the short program and first in the freestyle program.
Ricky Stewart, a junior at Duncan (Okla.) High, won his second straight state AAA 157-pound wrestling title. After two varsity seasons, Ricky is 57-0-1 and has a 55-match win streak. In football, he is an all-conference and all-area fullback and defensive end.
Mitch LeMoine, girls' basketball coach at Midway High in Waco, Texas, has led his team to three state titles in the past four years and was undefeated the last two. Since 1969 his record is 230-14. He also coached the girls' track team to the 1975 AAA state championship.
April 12, 1976
Gary Hansen, a senior right wing on the Gustavus Adolphus College hockey team, established two school career records: 121 goals and 206 points. Hansen was an NAIA and American Hockey Coaches Association All-America the last two seasons.
Robert A. Holmes Jr., nine, of Atlanta, set three state age-group records in winning the 25-yard breaststroke (22.7), 25-yard freestyle (16.8) and 100-yard individual medley (1:46.5) during the Georgia YMCA swimming championships at Moultrie.