Dicksie Hoyt, 16, won the national girls' water-ski-jumping title by leaping 82 feet at Callaway Gardens, Ga. A week later the New Jersey high school senior took (he North American girls' title at Lake Placid, N.Y., with firsts in the jump, tricks and slalom events.
This is an article from the Sept. 17, 1962 issue
Captain John W. Allen, 68, of Brookline, Me., who once served on J.P. Morgan's luxury steamboat and captained yachts for other financiers, entered Maine's Retired. Skippers Race—17 miles on Penobscot Bay—in a 43-foot yawl and beat 14 fellow captains.
Carol Gilmore, 26, pitched 45 scoreless innings in the women's world Softball series in Stratford, Conn., to lead the Orange (Calif.) Lionettes to a sixth title in 12 years. She won five games by "letting them hit the ball so our fielders could do the work."
Oscar Obert, 32, oldest of three brothers from New York City who have won 44 handball titles, beat brother Carl 21-17, 21-19 in Detroit for the outdoor three-wall singles championship. But Oscar and brother Ruby lost the doubles to John Solan and Marty Decatur.
Steve Moore, 15, has won more races on Long Island Sound this summer than any other sailor. Racing his Blue Jay, Jerky Bird, he took the national title, plus championships in the Larchmont and Manhasset Bay race weeks and his own Manhasset club's junior regatta.
Kitty Barkley, 15, a Palo Alto (Calif.) high school sophomore, took the senior women's diving crown during the record-producing Far Western swim meet at Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif. She outperformed four other girls in the final to win by a 20-point margin.