Bernie, a senior tailback, scored two first-half touchdowns to lead Ipswich High to a 54-13 rout of Newburyport in the state Eastern Division III title game. In four years he had 462 points and gained 5,913 total yards, 4,963 of them rushing.
Brady, 43, won the Pan Am masters discus title in Los Angeles with a throw of 141'6" and later in Detroit set a masters dead-lift record of 615 pounds to finish second in the AAU power-lift championships. Brady is also a judo black belt.
The best server on Oakley High School's varsity volleyball team, Shirley, 17, led the 20-3 Plainsmen to second place in the state's AA finals. She made good on 98.4% of the 627 serves she attempted during her four-year career.
A center for the Armstrong Bears hockey team, Scott, 8, a third-grader at Kittanning Elementary, had 10 goals—seven unassisted—and turned a hat trick in a two-minute span as the Bears beat the North Park Rangers 10-8.
December 12, 1977
After having scored 19 goals in five playoff games to lead North Carroll High to the Class C state field-hockey final, Sue, 17, a center-forward, knocked in the winning goal in overtime to clinch the championship for the Panthers.
Scott, 13, an eighth-grader at Olson Junior High, won five gold, one silver and six bronze medals at the AAU regional swimming championships in Milwaukee, setting a state and regional age-group record of 4:52.03 in the 400-meter freestyle.