Jean Stewart, a schoolteacher, won the Baltimore Sun's 30-game duckpin bowling tournament with 3,783 sticks, a 126 average. She never glanced at the score toward the end of the tournament, explaining, "I never look ahead or back, I just do the best I can."
William Schmitt, for 15 years the wrestling coach at Granite City (Ill.) High, tutored teams to 133 straight dual meet wins against southwestern Illinois and St. Louis-area teams, a streak begun in 1956 and ended by Mehlville High, the Missouri champs.
Margaret Birsner of Bakersfield, Calif. celebrated her 14th birthday alone at the controls of a glider over Tehachapi, Calif., thus became the youngest girl ever to solo. A high school freshman with an interest in medicine, she began gliding instruction two years ago.
Richard Collins, a freshman math major at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute, won the Portland, Maine, city chess championship, upsetting 81-year-old Harlow Daly, who had held the title for three years. Collins was runner-up to Daly in last year's tournament.
January 25, 1965
Pat Burda, the senior center for Oxford Junction in the Iowa girls' high school basketball league, hit on 65% of her field goal attempts and 80% of her free throws in 11 games for 575 points and a 52.3 average. Her single game high was 79 against Wheatland.
Dennis Hofflander, a Chicago high school senior who works after school at the YMCA where he trains, won his second USHA Junior Handball Championship, beating Ken Smolack of New York 21-9, 21-12. His backwall play overwhelmed Smolack's "fly shot" game.