Silvernagle, 62, retired this year as an athletic director and a swimming coach in the Rochester high school system. During his 25-year career his teams had a 200-10 record, won 12 state championships and produced 60 All-Americas.
This is an article from the July 18, 1977 issue
Jim and Jack, 17, are twin brothers who played on the Archbishop Alter High tennis team. In four years they had a 73-5 doubles record, won their last 42 matches and lost just one set in their senior season. They took the AAA state doubles title as juniors and repeated this year by beating Dave McSemek and Greg Barnheiser of Centerville High 6-1, 6-3. Jim, who also plays No. 1 for the Knights, had a 7-3 singles record last season; Jack, at No. 2, was 11-1 in singles play.
Reggie, 15, won the Orange County junior high championships in the 100-(9.9) and the 220-yard dashes (22.4) for the second straight year. He also anchored a 15-and-under relay team in the 440 that set a state mark of 43.8. His split was 10.3.
An Arizona State sophomore, Collins established a collegiate record of 4,092 points in the pentathlon at the AIAW track and field championships held in Los Angeles. The old record of 3,870 had been set by Jane Frederick in 1973.
A senior pitcher at Fillmore High School, Rick was named CIF-Southern Section 1-A player of the year for an unprecedented third straight time. In high school, he had a 39-2 record, 0.38 ERA, five no-hitters and struck out 432 in 258 innings.