A junior goalie for the Loyola College soccer team, Houska led the Greyhounds to a 21-1 season and the NCAA Division II title by registering nine shutouts, the last in the championship game. He allowed only 18 goals all season.
This is an article from the Dec. 13, 1976 issue
SIOUX FALLS, S. DAK.
The Lincoln High cross-country team, coached by Greeno, 48, has won 79 consecutive meets and seven straight state titles. Lincoln's track and field teams have won seven of eight state championships since Greeno became coach in 1968.
Seventeen-year-old Mayer, a 5'9", 165-pound left-winger on the Fleetwood Area High soccer team, broke a 23-year-old county record by scoring 26 goals in league play. He had at least one goal in each game during the Tigers' 22-1 season.
A quarterback at New Trier East High, Weiss threw for 1,178 yards this season, and rushed for 908 yards. In one playoff game he ran for touchdowns of 26, 72 and 55 yards, rushed for 223 yards and threw scoring passes of 51 and 19 yards.
A 6'1", 200-pound halfback, Thomas paced his Wallkill High football team to an 8-0-1 record by rushing for 1,638 yards and scoring 23 touchdowns. He also played guard on defense, and was credited with 40 unassisted tackles.
After a year and a half of masters competition following a 23-year layoff from competitive track and field, Trout, a 42-year-old construction worker and father of eight, took all 10 events to win the Atlantic regional masters decathlon.