As an 18-year-old junior, Joe pitched consecutive no-hitters to lead Manchester Memorial High to the state large-school baseball championship. The first was an 8-0 victory over Concord; the second, a 4-0 defeat of Trinity, clinched the title.
This is an article from the July 10, 1978 issue
Gary, 13, made holes in one on three consecutive days. At Parmore in New Paris he aced the 188-yard 9th hole. The next day, he aced the 115-yard 7th hole. His third came on the 140-yard 5th hole at South Shore in New Syracuse.
While a 16-year-old sophomore at Rockford Parkway High, Bev broke her own state shotput record with a toss of 43'2¾" at the state Class A meet in Columbus. Bev, who finished second in the event last year, improved her old mark by 2'3".
MARY BETH PHELAN
Phelan, 26, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.53 in the 25-29 age group at the AAU Masters short-course championships for the second straight year. She was a co-captain of Indiana's 1972 Big Ten champion women's swim team.
Whitehead, 21, a catcher, set seven school batting records and led Valdosta State to its second straight Division II World Series. Among his records: average (.404), home runs (22), RBIs (72) and slugging percentage (.839).
As a senior at Presentation Academy, Bev, 17, defeated Amy Dougherty of Sacred Heart Academy 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 to win the state girls' singles championship for the fourth straight year. Amy was runner-up for the third year in a row.