Doris Sigmon, blonde, bubbly senior forward on the Taylorsville (N.C.) High School girls basketball team, unbeaten in 92 straight conference games, averages 18 points, is called by coach the "prettiest forward who is playing basketball anywhere."
W. B. Austin of Charlotte, N.C, 61-year-old retired fireman who continues to officiate at basketball and football games, explains he has found a way to ignore most irascible coaches, says, "My eyesight is good, but my hearing is steadily failing."
Nicole Murray of Les Francs Amis of Montreal won the 100-yard dash (in world record-tying time of 15 seconds), the 200-yard run and the one-mile forced march in the International Snowshoers Congress at Lewiston, Me., swept all three women's events.
Bob Holbert of Warrington, Pa., a racing driver of eight year's experience who drove his tiny (1,300 pounds) but potent (165 hp.) Porsche RS60 to Sports Car Club of America's E-Modified class title, was named SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Sports Car Driver of the Year.
February 13, 1961
Mrs. John Morrissy skipped the Chicago Heathers as the four-woman team defeated Nashua (N.H.) Curling Clans, 14-10, in St. Andrew's Golf Club curling tournament at Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., won the women's seventh annual Empire State bonspiel.
Harold Bullard, lean, leathery Guilford, Vt. railroad worker, won two-day state sled-dog championship at Warren, Vt. in subzero weather, raced team of seven huskies over 25-mile course in combined time of 1:37:45, two minutes better than nearest finisher.