KATHY VAN WYK
As a senior at Holland Christian High School, Kathy led the Maroons softball team to a 15-2 record and the 5-C Conference title. She had a 13-1 record, struck out 104 in 84 innings, had a 1.08 ERA and led the team in hitting (.470).
DARBY TOWNSHIP, PA.
While a senior at Darby Township High, Ward became the first athlete to win four gold medals at the state Class AA track meet. He won the 100-yard dash in 9.7, the 220 in 21.8 and anchored the winning 400-meter and mile relay teams.
Guerry, a 14-year-old inside forward, paced the Tulsa Sooners to their sixth straight Shadow Mountain Club League soccer title and the state under-14 championship. The junior high school student scored a team-high 23 goals.
Stephen, a student at Jarrow Springfield Comprehensive, set a world mile record for 17-year-olds during the Emsley Carr classic at Crystal Palace in London. His time of 3:57.4 was 1.6 seconds better than Jim Ryun's 1964 mark.
July 30, 1978
As a senior at South Park High School, Pam defeated Jane Settree 6-3, 6-1 to win the state Class 3A singles tennis championship for the fourth straight year. She also was named to the All-State volleyball team for the third year in a row.
E. ST. Louis, ILL.
Danette, 18, led the Lincoln High girls' track team to the state AA title, winning the 110-yard hurdles in 13.97 and the 220 hurdles in a state-record 28.2. She also ran on the mile relay team that broke the state record.