Astrid Sandvik, blue-eyed blonde from Oslo, Norway who attended Stamford (Conn.) High School, won giant slalom event at Oslo's annual Holmenkollen ski festival, was timed over the one-mile course, which drops 513 yards, in 1:56.5.
Harry (Peanuts) Lowrey, Philadelphia Phillies coach, used pendulum like putting strokes to win National Baseball Players Golf Tournament at Miami Springs, admitted "It looks funny, but it gets the ball in the hole."
Janet Hopps of Seattle, No. 6 in USLTA rankings, won singles, shared doubles and mixed-doubles titles in the women's national indoor tennis championships at Brookline, Mass., scored triple for first time since Nancy Chaffee Kiner did it in 1950.
Fred Schmidt, senior at New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Ill. swam 100-yard butterfly event in record-breaking 52.7 at Illinois high school championships in Winnetka, cut four-tenths of second from record held by Olympic Champion Mike Troy.
March 13, 1961
Shirley Garms of Chicago, holder of 190 average in league play, bowled a 699 in three-game singles, a 685 in doubles and a 638 in team play, set alltime national women's all-events nine-game score of 2,022 in Friendly Ladies Tournament at Milwaukee.
Toby Kimball, 6-foot-6 senior at Belmont Hill in Belmont, Mass., scored 32 points and snagged 35 rebounds in leading team to 54th straight basketball triumph over St. Mark's at Southboro, Mass. that set Massachusetts schoolboy record.