Mark Valdez, 12, led his Wood Gormley basketball team to the Santa Fe city grade school championship and tournament title for the second straight year as he broke 10 school records—including season totals of 354 points and 200 assists, plus a single-game high of 34.
Charles Hagan III, 17, North Carolina's junior trapshooting champion for two years and holder of the third highest singles average (92.04) in the state, broke 191 out of 200 targets to win the 16-yard title at the Dogwood Festival in Pinehurst, N.C.
Walter Dowell, 56, a real-estate developer from Walnut Ridge, Ark., defeated Adrian McManus, 69, of Windermere, Fla., 4 and 3 to take the American Seniors Golf Association championship in Belleair, Fla. in his first try for the title.
Teata Semiz, a 32-year-old River Edge, N.J. bowler, rolled the second highest three-game series in ABC-sanctioned league play (Allie Brandt of Lock-port, N.Y. posted 886 in 1939) when he totaled 867—on games of 299, 268 and 300—in Bergenfield, N.J.
April 24, 1966
Irene Haworth, a Southern Illinois University sophomore, scored her first major gymnastics victory when she won the all-around title—balance beam, floor exercise, uneven parallel bars and vaulting—at the NCAA championships in Carbondale, Ill.
Andrew Doppelt, a 16-year-old goalie playing his first full season for the Highland Park (Ill.) Kodaks hockey team, had an excellent 1.2 goals-against average in II games (10-1 record) to lead the Kodaks to the league title and the Black Hawk Cup in the playoffs.