A right wing, Diane, 9, led her Parkland soccer team to a 9-1 record and a division championship by scoring 48 goals and 14 assists in 10 games. She also scored eight goals in one game and twice had five goals in one half.
BOBBY DODD and JOE BECKNELL
Apparently ignoring the "easy does it" approach that carried his Georgia Tech football squads to six straight bowl victories, Dodd, 68, has teamed with Becknell, a teaching pro, in senior doubles tennis tournaments since retiring. Because Becknell is 39, they must play in the junior vets (35 and over) division, pitting Dodd against men nearly half his age. No matter. Last July, after a 2½-hour, three-set marathon in 90° weather, Dodd and Becknell won the state championship, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
SOUTH BEND, IND.
A sophomore at Texas Wesleyan, Schell, 19, hit .441 to win the Louisville Slugger batting award. He was also named 1977 American Legion player of the year after leading his South Bend Post 50 team to Indiana's first national championship.
SAN JOSE, CALIF.
Known as "Beau the Toe," the 11-year-old sixth-grader at Dickinson Grammar School kicked seven straight PATs for the Oak Grove Renegades in a 78-0 romp over the San Mateo Chiefs, making him 14 for 14 so far this season.
October 16, 1977
A freshman at Taft High School, Japanese-born Mimi, 15, won an unprecedented four medals in the 1977 Japanese National Swimming Championships in Tokyo, triumphing in the 400- (4:37.3) and 800- (9:27.8) meter freestyles.