Sylvie Hulsemann, a 17-year-old Luxembourg girl, won women's over-all title at the world water ski championships in Long Beach, Calif. Miss Hulsemann placed first in tricks, second in jumps and tied for second in the slalom for total of 2,911 points.
Charlie Sheppard, 55, Pittsfield (Mass.) CC pro who's had hand trouble since 1950, won his third Maine Open golf championship (he last won 11 years ago) with rounds of 71-71-68 for 210 total, claimed he regained his touch because he had some of his teeth pulled.
Steve Bedell, 14, of Bellport, L.I. skippered a Blue Jay to victory in the midget sailing championships on New Jersey's Raritan Bay. A stiff breeze helped Bedell and Crewman Nick Palevsky, 14, win three of the four races around the triangular championship course.
Sharon Ann Kingen, 17, high school senior from McCordsville, Ind., won the women's championship in the Grand American trapshoot at Vandalia, Ohio, when she defeated Ann Wiegand of Dubuque, Iowa, in shoot-off, 25 (o 24, after tying 96 out of 100.
September 10, 1961
Chuck Weather-Spoon, 26, outfielder with Wilson, a Minnesota Twins farm team in the Class B Carolina League, hit seven grand slam home runs this season (two consecutively) to better by two the major league record held by Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs.
John McCullough of Houston, 18-year-old Texas Tech freshman, hooked into 125-pound yellowfin tuna—one of largest ever taken by rod and reel off the Texas coast—while using a 60-pound test line some 200 miles offshore at the 1,000-fathom curve.