At the American Junior Bowling Conference League Junior Division I state tournament, Ronnie, 12, finished first in bantam singles, second in the boys all-events handicap, fourth in all-events scratch and second in bantam doubles.
Sparking his V.F.W. Little League team to an 18-0 season, Brad, 12, batted .840, had 17 home runs (two of them grand slams) and drove in 58 runs. Usually a catcher, Brad pitched four games, won them all, and made the All-Star team.
Parks, a 32-year-old machinist, shot a world-record perfect 550 points to win the all-around title at the National Skeet Shooting Association World Championships in San Antonio. He also won a sudden-death shoot-off to become the .410 titlist.
Placing first in the 100 (10.8), 220 (24.5) and 440 (57.2), Netta, 16, scored enough points by herself at the Pennsylvania Inter-scholastic Athletic Association track and field championships to win the state team title for Norristown Area High.
August 22, 1976
Playing for the unbeaten (16-0) Irvine Youth Athletic Association champion Padres, Mike, a 7-year-old switch hitter, was named team MVP. He batted .760 left-handed and .821 right-handed, getting 42 hits, including 10 homers.
The 92-year-old Diddel, a retired golf course designer, scored his sixth hole in one by acing the 186-yard 4th hole at the Woodland Country Club course. He beat his age with an 88 on the par-72 layout, which he designed.