ARCHERY—Seventeen-year-old JIM STAMETZ of Bethlehem, Pa. scored 2,625 points to win the men's freestyle amateur title at the national field archery meet at Point Pleasant, W. Va., and EVELYN GOODRICH of Flint, Mich. took the women's free-style open championship with 2,394 points.
This is an article from the Aug. 8, 1966 issue
BOATING—BLITZEN, a 56-foot cutter owned by Tom and Bill Schoendorf of Milwaukee, completed a sweep for the second straight year as she took overall honors and four trophies in the 333-mile Chicago-to-Mackinac race. Blitzen won the Royono Cup for being the first to cross the finish line, the Mackinac Cup for the best time in Division I, the Ritchie trophy for the best time in Divisions I and II and the Commodore George Warrington trophy for Class A. She took the overall with a corrected time of 55:05:39, while Flying Buffalo, Maury Declerq's remarkable 35-foot Class C sloop that won overall in the Port Huron-to-Mackinac race a week earlier, finished second overall.
BOXING—Philadelphia's JOE FRAZIER, the 1964 Olympic heavyweight champion, gained the 11th knockout in his 11 professional fights with a TKO over Billy Daniels of Brooklyn, in the sixth round of their scheduled 10-rounder in Philadelphia.
In Portland, Me., Heavyweight BUSTER MATHIS remained unbeaten in 11 fights as he scored a unanimous decision over Charlie Chase of Montreal in their six-round match.
GOLF—The U.S. WOMEN won their 10th Curtis Cup as they defeated the British team 13-5 at Hot Springs, Va. (page 22).
Billy Casper became the first golfer on the pro tour to win four titles this year when he took the $92,000 Speedway festival tournament in Indianapolis with an 11-under-par 277, finishing three strokes ahead of Runner-up R. H. (Dick) Sikes. Earlier in the year Casper won the San Diego Open, the U.S. Open and the Western Open.
San Antonio's KATHY WHITWORTH, the top money winner on this year's LPGA tour, increased her earnings to $18,652 when she won the $15,000 London (Ont.) Open, the first LPGA event ever held in Canada. Miss Whitworth shot a final-round par 72 for a 213, three strokes better than Mickey Wright, who finished second.
HARNESS RACING—BRET HANOVER, barred from the betting, gained his ninth victory in 10 starts this year (the 54th of 58 races in his career) as he beat Gee Lee Hanover by three lengths in the $100,000 Empire Race at Yonkers. The win was worth $55,000 and boosted Bret's lifetime earnings to $760,352, tops among pacers but still $124,743 under harness racing's record earnings by the famous trotter, Su Mac Lad, who is now retired.
Two days later at Yonkers, Bret's full sister, 3-year-old BONJOUR HANOVER, also barred from the betting, made her metropolitan New York debut this year and won the $35,407 Bronx Filly Pace by 1½ lengths over Good Candy, who paid $12.60 in the wagering. The victory was Bonjour's eighth straight after losing her first race this year.
HORSE RACING—LIKE A CHARM ($11.80), a New Jersey-bred filly purchased for $6,500 by Mrs. W. A. Croll Jr. at the Timonium, Md. sales last fall, won the $107,415 Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by four lengths over Rokeby Stables' Just Kidding at Monmouth.
On the closing day at Delaware Park in Stanton, Del., OPEN FIRE ($10.60), owned and bred by Track President Donald P. Ross, took the $122,970 Delaware Handicap, the world's richest race for fillies and mares, by five lengths over Treachery.
"They say money is tight. It sure doesn't look that way here," said a horseman as he watched records tumble at the Keeneland Sales in Lexington, Ky. When the annual summer yearling auction had ended, 292 horses grossed the highest amount ever at Keeneland—$5,316,100 for an average of $18,206—and Johnny Longden, now trainer for Canadian Frank McMahon's stables, had paid an unprecedented $200,000 for a Bold Ruler-La Dauphine colt.
PENTATHLON—DENISE PASCHAL, 17, of the San Francisco-Oakland Laurel Club, outpointed Defending Champion Pat Winslow of the Millbrae (Calif.) Lions 4,434 to 4,256 at the women's national championship in Millbrae, but she may not be awarded the title because of a protest by the Lions Club. Miss Paschal arrived an hour late for the meet, explaining to Referee Frank Geis that she was delayed because she had been in an automobile accident on the way. Geis allowed Miss Paschal to run the 80-meter hurdles and put the shot to catch up with the other contestants who had already completed both events. Meet Director Dr. Harmon Brown decided that no official winner would be named until the case has been judged by the AAU.
ROWING—ST. CATHARINES ROWING CLUB, host team for Ontario's four-day Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, dominated the championship as it won eight titles and took the team championship by 208½ points over runner-up Undine Barge Club of Philadelphia. Winner of the single sculls for the second time in three years was DON SPERO of the New York Athletic Club.
SOCCER—"England, England," chanted the crowd as Queen Elizabeth presented the gold World Cup to Team Captain Bobby Moore after GREAT BRITAIN scored two goals in overtime to defeat West Germany 4-2 for the world championship (page 14).
SWIMMING—Two world records were broken and another equaled at the Los Angeles Invitational as Olympic Champion DON SCHOLLANDER swam the 200-meter freestyle in 1:57 (.6 under his 1964 mark), CLAUDIA KOLB had a 2:28 in the 200-meter individual medley (a full second better than the week-old pending record of Lynn Vidali), and POKEY WATSON matched Dawn Fraser's 1960 mark of 2:11.6 in the 200-meter freestyle. All three competed for the Santa Clara Swim Club.
TENNIS—Mrs. DONNA FLOYD FALES of New York defeated Rosemary Casals, who earlier beat Wimbledon Champion Billie Jean King, in the women's finals of the Eastern Grass Court Championships in South Orange, N.J., 5-7, 6-3, 6-0. TONY ROCHE of Australia gained the men's title with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Clark Graebner.
MILEPOSTS—LOST: One half share of the 1965 Atlantic Coast Conference football championship, by the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, after the school was penalized by the conference for giving illegal aid to two varsity players. ACC Commissioner Jim Weaver ordered all games in which the two boys played to be forfeited, including four ACC victories, and then banned the two players (whose names he refused to mention) from further participation in sports. With South Carolina's four conference wins given to the opposing teams, Duke, which had tied South Carolina for the championship, dropped to third place with a 4-2 record as North Carolina State and Clemson moved into a tie for the title with 5-2 records.
DIED: VESTER RICHARD (Tennessee) WRIGHT, 45, leading horse trainer in the country in 1956, 1957, 1959 and 1961, of a heart ailment; in Detroit. Wright, who started out as an exercise boy at Foxland Hall Farm in Gallatin, Tenn., where his father was foreman, and left school after the third grade, had hopes of being a jockey, but he grew too heavy. He spent four years in the Air force during World War II and in 1948 moved to Detroit to begin his first year as a trainer for T. A. Grissom. In his career Tennessee trained some 1,800 winners that won more than $5 million.
DIED: EDWARD L. CASEY, 72. All-America running back at Harvard (1919) and the Crimson football coach from 1931 to 1934 (20-11-1 record); in Boston.