Yvonne Goologong, 12, Australian aboriginal who grew up in tiny village of Barellan and learned to play tennis without benefit of professional coaching, won the girls' under-13 singles and doubles at the New South Wales hard-court championships in Canterbury.
George Haggarty, 61, a corporation lawyer from Detroit who plays golf left-handed, defeated Dr. John Mercer of Sarasota, Fla., a retired optometrist, one up, in the final round to win the Belleair Seniors tournament (for golfers 55 and over) in Belleair, Fla.
Bobby Lundquist, 13, who led the Sanford (Fla.) junior basketball team to a second straight state title last year, scored 62 points (on 28 field goals and six free throws) for the WTRR Radio team in an 86-28 victory over First Federal Savings in a Biddy Basketball league game.
Kurt Haas, goalie for the Macalester College hockey team in St. Paul, did not need to make a single save while his team was shutting out St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) 10-0. "I might as well have got out the cards and started playing solitaire," he said afterwards.
February 3, 1964
John Hodges, 16, a 147-pound novice boxer from Trenton, N.J., won his first Golden Gloves fight the quickest way possible: he took just one second to floor his opponent with a hard right to the chin, and the referee counted him out for an official 11-second KO.
Willie Hobson, an executive with a Seymour (Ind.) manufacturing firm and an outboard boat racer in his spare time, won the National Outboard Association's high-point award for semiprofessionals for the third year in a row, with a record high in 1963.