Leo Hart, 12, Kinston (N.C.) Little League pitcher, hurled five straight no-hitters to lead team into state finals, then saw first bitter in championship game break streak by singling (Kinston eventually won, 6-5), was named tournament's outstanding player.
Cynthia Drummond of Portland, Me. set women's state jumping record at the Southwestern Maine Water Ski championships by soaring 60 feet (bettering old mark by 12 feet), also set trick record with 286 score, finished up by winning the slalom event.
De Ross Kinkade of Cottage Grove, Ore. engaged in a marathon golf stunt to gain publicity for a nine-hole local course (different tees make it 18 holes), played through 365 holes in 39 hours, 49 minutes, averaged 4-under-par 68 for each 18 holes he completed.
Drucilla Barner, 47, became the first woman to win the Tevis Cup 100-mile ride from Tahoe City, Calif. to Auburn, Calif. She rode Chagitai—a 10-year-old Arabian gelding—along the onetime gold-rush route in a record-breaking 13 hours and 3 minutes.
August 27, 1961
Pete Candy, 25, of Los Angeles, won all-around skeet championship when he broke 546 of 550 targets in the National Skeet shoot at Reno, Nev., also surpassed world record in the 12-gauge class when he broke 1,157 consecutive targets without a miss.
Dave Giusti, Syracuse University bonus player now with Jacksonville in Sally League, defeated Charlotte 9-0 for first professional shutout, went four for four at plate, grinned, "If I can't make the majors by pitching, then maybe I can manage to do it by hitting."