Ted Cunniff, 17-year-old junior center for South Boston High School hockey team, who practices shooting by slamming pucks off the wall of a building, scored 13 goals, had one assist in a single game in league play, including one from center ice, 80 feet away.
John Rolland, 59-year-old Montreal insurance broker and one of the oldest racquets players in North America, won the Western Amateur singles in Detroit, beating William Cutler, his junior by 22 years. Said Rolland: "Find a man's weakness, then drill at it."
Albertina Noyes, of Arlington, Mass., a freckle-faced 13-year-old, celebrated her birthday a week late by winning the eastern regional women's figure-skating title at Lake Placid, N.Y. on the basis of her free-skating, after finishing third in compulsory figures.
Thomas Berg, coach of track and field at Gallaudet College, the world's only college for the deaf, was named small-college coach of the year by the Rockne Club in Kansas City after he led a U.S. team to a second-place finish (Russia won) in Helsinki's Deaf Olympics.
February 12, 1962
Gloria Clark, in her second year as the Sports Publicity Director for St. Louis University's Billikens, known best for their basketball teams, became the only woman in U.S. Basketball Writers Association, an organization consisting of more than 700 men.
Jerry Mosher, son of a teacher in Woodland, Calif., a basketball, swimming and decathlon prospect as well as northern California's football lineman of the year, was named honorary captain and end on the Wigwam Wise-men High School All-America football team.