Paul Terhes, Little All-America and All-East quarterback at Bucknell, completed 19 of 33 passes for 191 yards and All-American Bowl record, gained bowl's outstanding-player award, turned down Baltimore Colts to sign with AFL's Boston Patriots.
Judy Vaughn, 17, 5-foot-10-inch daughter of mill worker, scored 106 points (40 field goals, 26 foul shots) in 30 minutes to boost her season average to 44.5 a game, lead Westfield (N.C.) H.S. to 11th girls' basketball victory without defeat.
Clint Hodgins, blunt-spoken Canadian who drove first harness race at age 14, made Bye Bye Byrd highest money winner of all time, guided top 3-year-old Elaine Rodney, exceeded $500,000 in purses for second straight year, was voted 1960 Horseman Award.
Harry Tompkins, onetime Westchester dude wrangler now living in Texas, took bull-riding title away from Jim Shoulders, went on to clinch his second all-round rodeo championship (his first was in 1952) in week-long competition held in Dallas.
January 16, 1961
Ray Padovan, sophomore swimmer at Southern Illinois, blazed past Big Ten stars to win three races and high-point trophy in Miami (Fla.) Orange Classic, then took one first, anchored West relay team in victory over East at Fort Lauderdale.
Don Hall, captain and left wing for Eastern Hockey League's Johnstown Jets and a stockbroker in off season, batted home winning goal against New York Rovers to become first player in U.S., amateur hockey history to score 1,000 points during career.