David Krussow, 12, of Tacoma, Wash., was timed in 27:17 for the final heat to win the All-American Soap Box Derby championship, plus a $7,500 college scholarship, in Akron. When not preparing for the Derby, David plays football and baseball.
Laura Lorenz, 11, captain of the Pirates in the Manchester, Mass. fast-pitch girls' softball league, led her team to a three-year 17-8 record, winning 11 games, including four shutouts, while striking out 135 batters in 101 1/3 innings. She also batted .511 (45 for 88).
Mark Seibold, 12, a left-hander from Huntington, Ind., averaged 75.5% ringers in seven championship matches to win the World Junior Horseshoe Pitching title in Murray, Utah. His mother and his sister both finished high up in their respective divisions.
Gary Sanders, 16, of Buena Park, Calif., beat 16-year-old Ray Leach two-up in the 18-hole final of the United States Junior Amateur Golf Championship in Whittier, Calif. A rules violation forced Gary to play two extra holes before he finally won the title.
August 21, 1966
Ernest Knox, who is only 13 years old but already is 6 feet 1 and 190 pounds, led Travis Junior High School of Temple, Texas to three team track championships, the Mid-Tex League football title and two basketball tournament championships this year.
Ernie Lewis, 70, of Ames, Iowa, using a 28-year-old over-and-under Browning 12-gauge shotgun, won a shoot-off with three other trapshooters to lake the Iowa State handicap in Cedar Falls after he had tried to win the championship for 54 years.