Jerry Spicer, a senior quarterback at Hobart (Ind.) High, kicked a 61-yard field goal, believed to be a national high school record, against Valparaiso High. He passed for 878 yards and five TDs and got five himself to lead the Brickies to an 8-2 record.
Alan Scharsu, a sophomore at Austin-town Fitch High School in Youngstown, Ohio, won the state Triple-A cross-country meet in a record 9:15.7 to give the Falcons a third title in eight years. Last spring he set the U.S. two-mile record (9:15.6) for 14-year-olds.
Jan Merrill, a sophomore at Thames Valley State Technical College in Norwich, Conn., holds the U.S. record in the 1,000-meter run (2:43.4), is second on the alltime national list in the 1,500 (4:10.6) and is the junior national record holder in the 800 (2:06.1).
Kim Kromdyk, a senior on the Bellevue (Mich.) High basketball team, scored a school-record 41 points in a 77-27 win over Laingsburg High. The 5'2" guard is averaging nearly 23 points per game. She has been on the All-Conference team for three years.
Tom Ross, a senior goalie for Glassboro (N.J.) State's soccer team, scored from 100 yards out in a 4-2 loss to Delaware. Ross was twice named to the state college and university all-star team and last year was on the Mid-Atlantic Regional All-American team.
Tony Capozzoli, a quarterback at St. Dominic's High in Oyster Bay, N.Y., set state records by passing for 5,376 yards and 68 touchdowns and kicking 84 extra points in his prep career. In his final game, against Locust High, the Doms won 28-8 to cap a 9-0 season.