Beginning at 8 a.m. the day after Christmas, John, 17, and Eugene, 16, a senior and junior respectively at Niskayuna High and members of the Schenectady Curling Club, began curling. At 11:25 that night, after curling continuously except for five-minute hourly rest periods, they had sent the 40-pound stones up and down the 146-foot curling sheet 1,328 times to set a world two-man curling record of 53,120 pounds in 15:25, surpassing the old mark by 1:02 and 4,720 pounds.
A 5'6" junior guard for Northwestern (La.) State, Brewer, 20, is the Lady Demons' leading scorer (24.7) for the third straight year. Last season she paced NSU to the LAIAW state basketball finals and was named tournament MVP.
A Willingboro High junior, Carl, 16, leaped 23'6" on his first long jump of the year to set a state prep indoor record. The son of 1952 Olympic hurdler Evelyn Lewis, he also set a state record of 44'8" for a sophomore in the triple jump.
February 6, 1978
Wendy, a fifth-grader at Herbert Hoover Elementary School who has been bowling for three years, threw seven consecutive strikes for a 272 game (581 series) to set an American Junior Bowling Congress record for 10-year-old girls.
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.
After leading her Orange County Volleyball Club team to the national junior women's championship, 17-year-old Marie was named American National Volleyball Association tournament MVP and was a national all-star for the fifth time.