SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) _ Sistersville High School tailback Jeff Swisher ran for nine touchdowns and 448 yards - both state records - in leading the Tigers to a 76-8 romp over outmanned Frontier, Ohio.
Swisher, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior, carried 22 times Friday night and his 448 yards broke the previous single-game record of 424 yards set by Curt Warner of Pineville in a 1978 game against Chapmanville. Warner, now with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League, had 29 carries in that game.
The nine touchdowns broke the previous record of eight held by three players, including Warner in that same 1978 game.
Swisher also accounted for 62 points by adding four 2-point conversions. His touchdowns were runs of 3, 18, 41, 60, 34, 6, 64, 9 and 73 yards.
TOKYO (AP) - Former minor leaguer Danny Goodwin hit a three-homer to power the the Nankai Hawks to a 5-2 Japanese League baseball victory over the Lotte Orions Saturday. It was Goodwin’s eighth home run of the season.
The Yomiuri Giants edged the Hanshin Tigers 3-2 as Venezuelan Luis Sanchez, formerly with the Montreal Expos, retired three batters in the ninth to collect his 14th save.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Defenseman Ulf Samuelsson has signed a multiyear contract with the Hartford Whalers, the National Hockey League team announced Saturday.
Terms of the contract were not released.
Samuelsson, 22, played in all 80 games for the Whalers last season, scoring five goals with 19 assists and winding up with a plus-eight rating. He had 172 minutes in penalties.
In the playoffs, Samuelsson scored three points and had a plus-five rating.
Samuelsson was picked by the Whalers in the fourth round of the 1982 NHL draft. He joined the club at the start of the 1984-85 season.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) - Coach John ″Pete″ Adkins became the ninth high school coach in the nation to tally 300 victories when Jefferson City defeated Hannibal 58-6 Friday night.
Adkins’ career record rose to 300-55-4 with the victory. He joins eight other high school coaches with 300 wins or more, according to records compiled by the National Federation of State High School Activities Associations.
Quarterback Brad Fitzmaurice of the Jays rushed for three touchdowns, passed for two others, kicked a field goal and converted six of seven extra points.
Adkins, 62, began coaching in 1951 at Centralia High School and moved to Jefferson City in 1958. His teams have won four state titles and hold the second longest winning streak in high school football, a string of 71 victories from 1958-66.