Kelley Cornish, 18, won 13 varsity letters in her sports career at Easton (Pa.) High School: four in field hockey, four in basketball, four in softball and one in track and field, a record for letters won by a female at Easton, and it ties the school record for male athletes.
Ralph Baker, a 17-year-old senior at Florida Central Academy, in Sorrento, was named to the all-state soccer team. A center forward, Baker scored 52 goals in 14 games this year and had a game high of 10. He also led the Red Devils to an 11-0-1 season.
Robert Johnson, 18, a right-handed pitcher for Binger (Okla.) High, led his team to its first state Class B championship since 1965, when Johnny Bench was a senior. Johnson averaged two strikeouts per inning and had a 14-2 record as the Bobcats finished 26-2.
Ric Kaner, 17, a senior, led Two Rivers (Wis.) High to the national high school chess championship over University High School of Los Angeles. Kaner also captured the national individual championship by scoring 7½ of a possible eight points.
June 6, 1976
Richard Ellis, 17, of Braintree (Mass.) High, won the state gymnastics championship for the second consecutive year, holds the New England prep all-round scoring record, 50.35 points, and led the Wamps to their sixth straight team championship.
Ebie Taylor, 17, of St. Paul's Episcopal in Mobile, Ala., won the state Girls High School Tennis Championship for a record third consecutive year and received a grant-in-aid from Louisiana State, one of the first women's tennis scholarships in the SEC.