Mrs. Peter Perinchief, whose husband helped Britain win International Tuna Cup in 1956, swept most of top awards in annual game fishing tournament, won silver wahoo as Bermuda's Woman Angler of Year.
George Yardley, the balding Detroit Piston who by own admission is strictly shooter, made offense pay off, broke two NBA season records, winding up regular campaign with 655 successful free throws, 2,001 points.
Laszlo Tabori, who chose self-exile in U.S. to life under Reds in Hungary and is now member of Santa Clara Valley Youth Village (SI, Jan. 13), ran outdoors at Stanford, coasting through two-mile race in 9:15.1.
Matt Baldwin, 31, Alberta petroleum engineer, had magic touch again, skipped team to 11-6 victory over Manitoba at Victoria for Canadian curling title, became second skip to win the MacDonald's Brier three times.
March 17, 1958
Janet Hopps, 9th-ranked Seattle tennis player, had her big moment of glory in tournament at Barranquilla, Colombia, where she upset Althea Gibson in semifinals, went on to beat Brazil's Maria Bueno in final.
Billy Olson, 27, Eau Claire, Wis. accountant and former Olympian, knifed through gusty 22-mph winds for leaps of 264 and 251 feet at Iron Mountain, Mich., packed away his first national ski jumping crown.
Walter Michael, Ohio industrialist, head of three harness tracks and new president of USTA, walked into hornets' nest in form of government antitrust suit filed against his group, reported: "We plan to fight."