FRANCIS J. TIERNEY
The only Catholic priest with a U.S. Trotting Association license to drive at parimutuel tracks, Father Tierney, 56, has earned $2,300 in three months with his 2-year-old pacer, Mr. Marcon. He has had three wins and a third in six races.
Ten-year-old Brandon, the state under-15 table-tennis runner-up and under-13 champion, won the under-11 national title at the U.S. Open in Philadelphia, beating Bernie Braun of Kansas City 21-16, 22-20, 21-17.
A righthander, Sharon, 9, compiled an 8-0 pitching record to lead her 14-1 team, Toronto, to the local Little League championship (minors). Sharon also paced her teammates—boys and girls—with a .643 batting average.
INVER GROVE HGTS., MINN.
Newly named golf coach at the University of Minnesota, Ehrmanntraut, 25, won the state open with a 54-hole 208 at the Stillwater Country Club. A second-year dental student at Minnesota, he took the state amateur title in 1972.
August 15, 1976
Pitching for the league-winning Pickens County Babe Ruth All-Stars, Mark, 15, was named playoff MVP, and in one game struck out 20 of the 21 batters he faced, had a no-hitter, and was 5 for 6 at the plate, including a two-run homer.
State Greco-Roman and freestyle champ, Richie won the Greco-Roman competition and was second in freestyle at the Western Region Nationals and also won the 9-year-old lightweight class at the U.S. Judo Federation nationals.