ELKINS PARK, PA.
Hoffman, 66, an owner of a racket-stringing shop, defeated Bill Lurie of San Pedro, Calif. 6-1, 6-2 to win the national 65-and-over clay-court tennis championship in Knoxville. This year he also won the hard-court, indoor and grass titles.
In his final game the Waynesboro High senior gained 318 yards to finish the season with 2,037. The 5'10", 185-pounder gained at least 192 yards in eight of 10 games and completed his three-year career with 4,684 yards on 810 carries.
Dan, 17, won the heavyweight division of the Pennsylvania State Power Lifting Championships in York. The 6'2", 242-pound Shady Side Academy senior lifted a total of 1,465 pounds: bench press, 385 pounds; squat, 550; dead lift, 530.
Serving a school-record total of 91 points, Sherrie, a 14-year-old ninth-grader, helped the Woodrow Wilson Junior High girls' volleyball team to a 10-1 record and its fifth straight city championship. The Tigers were 34-1 during her career.
November 20, 1978
Rodriguez, 30, the owner and operator of a hang-gliding school, beat Rich Grigsby of Chatsworth, Calif. in the final event—the 15-minute flight-duration test—to win the Masters of Hang Gliding Championship at Grandfather Mountain, N.C.
WEST POINT, N.Y
Eight-year-old Brian bettered his own national age-group record at the 10,000-Meter National AAU Road Racing Championship in Purchase, N.Y. The third-grader's 48:21 was two minutes faster than the mark he set in September