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Pete Axthelm

All Pete Axthelm Stories

Jan 15, 1968

Smashing start to the season

The best dash men in the country met in San Francisco, raced through a near dead-heat 60 and then crashed chaotically just past the tape

Oct 02, 1967

Putting the flimflam on the slickers from the city

When it's time for the Little Brown Jug, Ohioans know that the thing to do is hustle the strangers and beat their horses, as Jim Hackett did

Mar 04, 1968

THREE ON THE LINE IN THE 600

The best race of the indoor track season brought three superb runners together at the AAU championships. A blanket finish in near-record time saw Martin McGrady remain undefeated

Dec 11, 1967

A long, cold run on the heights of Wyoming

In what served as a test of the altitude problems Olympic runners will face at lofty Mexico City—and never mind the wind and the snow—the NCAA championship was held in Laramie, way up there at 7,200 feet

Aug 28, 1967

The victorious French trotted out a blockade

The world's best is Roquepine, the mare who won the Roosevelt International but en route became the center of an international incident of sorts when another French hope, Oscar R L, decided to run interference

Feb 19, 1968

Jim Ryun's big experiment

The superlative runner from Kansas was aiming at back-to-back four-minute miles, but an emotional Garden crowd upset the plan

Nov 20, 1967

Some Kool Kyoties get kicked down by a foot

North Carolina State loses its unbeaten status, its high national ranking and the sheen on its fine season as Penn State scores quickly and then holds on and on and on in an unexpected display of defense

Nov 06, 1967

CRASHING INTO A NEW ICE AGE

In pro sport's most ambitious expansion the National Hockey League embraces six new U.S. cities—and the season opens with major surprises in the East and West

Apr 08, 1968

THE COAST'S CRAZY DREAMERS

As Stanley Cup hockey begins, Los Angeles' brash new Kings, led by money Goalie Terry Sawchuk, have this silly idea that they might win the cup itself. For that matter, so do Boston's angry Bruins

Oct 16, 1967

A lady curbed her temper and took the men

Speed Model usually gets her kicks by trying to fling drivers out of the sulky, but she may have discovered that it's also fun to win

Mar 18, 1968

THE RANGERS ON THE RAMPAGE

Led by a night owl, a homebody and a practical joker, New York has shaken its early miseries and gathered a winning momentum that could end in its first Stanley Cup victory since 1940

Jan 08, 1968

Fine-feathered Forum for the Jack Kent Kings

Hockey's liveliest promoter opens for show biz in a Los Angeles pleasure dome and, despite a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, has Barnums of hope for gate, glitter and Stanley Cup glory in the NHL's upstart West

Sep 11, 1967

K.D. FIGURES OUT THE FORMULA

Twice before Texan K. D. Owen had journeyed to Du Quoin with favorites for The Hambletonian, only to return home empty-handed. This time he tried a new tack and came away with trotting's top prize

Feb 26, 1968

BOYCOTT NOW—BOYCOTT LATER?

In New York black demonstrators protested against a club track meet, while in Grenoble the International Olympic Committee, by readmitting South Africa, stimulated the proposed Olympic boycott

Dec 11, 1967

YOU GOTTA HAVE SOCK

And in hockey's biggest, most unpredictable season, Boston has it, with Bobby Orr picking up where Yaz left off in the city of wonders. The Bruins have been helped by trades, a new boss, a new spirit

Feb 12, 1968

ONE SKATE IN VALHALLA

The mightiest scorer and most electrifying player in hockey today, Bobby Hull (opposite) is the only one with the stature of postwar greats Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard. But he has lost his zest for the game and may soon retire—to farming, his idea of a warrior's heaven

Nov 13, 1967

BAD START FOR BLACK HAWKS

Last spring's mighty hockey champions have tumbled to the league cellar and, despite a week's reprieve among the expansion teams, are in deeper trouble than injuries and ill-conditioned holdouts indicate

Apr 22, 1968

THE BATTLE OF THE BIG TOWNS

As Stanley Cup hockey heated up, the best war was between New York's Rangers, who had a plan, and the Second City's Black Hawks, who behaved like doves for a time but then got pretty mean