Ellen, unbeaten in two years of cross-country competition, won the first national high school girls' championship in San Diego. The Bishop Kelly High senior covered the 5,000-meter course in 17:28.8 to defeat 34 other regional qualifiers.
Scott, 5, a forward for the Panthers of the Gwinnett County Soccer Association Muppet League, scored 68 goals in 10 games this season. His team of 5- and 6-year-olds finished first in the league, having gone undefeated.
Hall, 18, a two-time all-state running back and an outstanding wrestler (89-8-2 record) at Montgomery Area High, set a Lycoming County career rushing record of 3,614 yards. This fall he gained 1,533 yards and had a 39.4 punting average.
JOANNE ST. GEORGE
MT. KISCO, N.Y.
St. George, 45, a two-time coach of the year in State Section I, has directed the Fox Lane High field-hockey team to a 111-14-14 record and nine consecutive sectional titles in her 15 seasons. She guided Fox Lane to a 12-4 mark this fall.
January 7, 1980
Kathy, 17, a goalie for the Thomas Jefferson High girls' soccer team, recorded 15 straight shutouts this season, a state record. Her team, which finished at 16-0, won the Twin City Metropolitan championship and outscored its opponents 71-2.
Clare, 12, defeated Lienkie Snyman of South Africa 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 to win the 12-and-under girls' singles title at the Junior Orange Bowl International. Her older sister, Chris, lost in the finals of the same age bracket at the 1966 tournament.