Gilberto Castilla, 17, of Silver Spring, Md., a senior forward, captained the undefeated Montgomery Blair High soccer team to the state championship. Castilla also won back-to-back: state wrestling championships and compiled a 110-4-1 career record.
Joy Kirkland, 22, coached Tallahassee's Alfred B. Maclay Jr. Day School girls' volleyball team to the Class A Florida High School Activities Association state title. Kirkland also led the Maclay girls' basketball team to the Class A Florida state championship.
Murray Danforth, 22, a senior fly half, scored 28 of the Brown rugby team's 67 points as the Bruins defeated Yale, Columbia and Dartmouth to win a third consecutive Ivy League championship and permanently retire the Stephen McClellan Trophy.
Neal McDonnell, 36, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., set a Masters age-group (35-39) record of 28.1 for the 50-yard backstroke in Philadelphia. Named to the Masters All-America team, McDonnell also holds 200-yard and 50-meter backstroke age-group records.
May 2, 1976
Donna Southwick, 19, of Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Ore., swept the National Junior College Women's Gymnastics championship. Southwick placed first in every event and scored 33.50 points as Linn-Benton took the team title.
John Holland, 17, pitched two perfect games in three starts for South Florence (S.C.) High, striking out 43 of 59 batters. In five games Holland has permitted only five hits in 33 innings. He was selected Player of the Month by the Mid-Atlantic Coaches Association.