Jack Wanenmacher, 37, of Cleveland, a marine insurance agent who pioneered the 15-foot Fireball class in the U.S. when he built the first boat three years ago, scored five consecutive firsts to win the first Fireball national championship in the Charleston, S.C. harbor.
Francis (Junior) Walter, a 6-foot, 200-pound senior halfback for Shikellamy High School in Sunbury, Pa., scored four touchdowns—82, 93, 38 and 93 yards—and gained 340 yards on only seven attempts as his Braves beat Central Columbia High's Blue Jays 58-0.
Ann Strobel of New Orleans, who teaches casting all over the U.S., won her second straight women's world professional casting championship over competitors from 15 other nations when she took one second and three third places in Scarborough, England.
Peggy Adler, a Los Angeles high school senior who has been shooting competitively for two years, set eight individual rifle-shooting records and participated in three new team marks at the week-long Maverick International Shoot-a-thon in Santa Monica, Calif.
October 9, 1966
Weldon Haney, 34, pitched a shutout, relieved in another victory, played outfield in three games and hit a home run in the final 4-2 win over Providence, R.I., as his Clearwater (Fla.) Bombers gained the national fast-pitch softball championship in Indianapolis.
Bart Markel, a tool-and-die maker from Flint, Mich., won two of the American Motorcycle Association's 14 championship races and gained points in nine others as he successfully defended his AMA title. Markel's margin was 73 points over Gary Nixon.