Mike Bellino, Winchester (Mass.) H.S. junior, halfback and brother of former Navy All-America Joe Bellino, scored four touch-downs (on runs of five, 29 and 25 yards, and a catch of a 35-yard pass) as Winchester defeated Lexington (Mass.) H.S. 34-20.
Sandra Fears, 12, of Columbus, Ohio, who plays the violin and makes straight As in school, may be a future Wilma Rudolph. Sandra broke the national junior Olympic 75-yard-dash record with an 8.5, at Columbus, tied the 50-yard record with 6 flat.
Dick Weber of St. Louis, dubbed "the thin man," was named Bowler of the Year by the Bowling Writers of America. Weber had placed third in the ABC Classic All Events, won the National Doubles; on the pro tour, he was top money winner, with some $17,000.
Mrs. Frank Juricek, Houston housewife taking her first shot at a deer with any kind of weapon, killed a six-point, 90-pound buck with a bow and arrow near Bryan, Texas. She used a 35-pound bow to down the animal with a shoulder shot at 45 yards.
October 22, 1961
Rick Fowler, a Sun Valley, Calif. high school senior, triumphed over a field of 30 in 14th annual Catalina water ski race. Fowler skimmed over 61-mile, open-ocean course from Long Beach, Calif. to Catalina Island and return in a record 78 minutes.
Billy Hitchcock, in the major leagues for 9 seasons (BA .243), was signed to manage the Baltimore Orioles (replacing Paul Richards, who is now with Houston Colts), for $30,000. Never a major league manager, Hitchcock was a Detroit Tiger coach for six years.