Frankie, 12, a lefthanded pitcher for the Sandston Little League Orioles, threw three straight no-hitters, five overall, had a 9-1 record and led his team to the league title. For the year, he had 145 strikeouts in 60 innings and a 0.75 ERA.
Debbie, a junior at Yerington High, won eight events (the open 200-meter freestyle, backstroke and IM and the 15-18 50-meter free and butterfly and 100-meter free, back and IM) at the state B League swimming championships at Lovelock.
John, a recent graduate of Edison High, completed a three-year tennis career with a 45-0 league record and three San Joaquin Athletic Association singles titles. The streak began in 1978 and ended this year with wins over David Neal of Lodi High.
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Evans, 65 years old, beat Wilma Smith 6-4, 6-0 to win the USTA Women's 65 Hard Court title in Los Angeles; teamed with Bill Hussey, 64, to win the mixed-doubles title; and with Marga Lee Mahony, 66, reached the finals of the women's doubles.
September 7, 1980
LaVonna, 13, won the girls' 200-meter hurdles at The Athletic Congress national age-group meet in Tempe and 400 dash at the Track and Field Association nationals in Dayton, setting meet (12-13) records of 28.1 and 56.3, respectively.
Brian, a recent Pilgrim High graduate, hit .491 and had a 5-2 pitching record in pacing the Patriots to the Metropolitan state baseball title. Also a three-time all-state basketball player, he averaged 26.8 points a game this year.