Joe Proctor, 18, a Knoxville, Tenn. football and basketball star, became the state decathlon champion by making up a 144-point deficit on the final day of competition in Nashville, for a total of four firsts, two first-place ties and a winning margin of 289 points.
Fletcher Kafka, 12, of Jacksonville, took her three events at the Cypress Gardens (Fla.) Invitational swim meet, reducing the National AAU senior girls' 110-yard butterfly record by 1.4 seconds (to 1:12.6), winning the 220-yard individual medley and 55-yard breaststroke.
Roger Fisher, a 14-year-old sharpshooter from Norton, Kans., participated in his first Jaycees' International B-B Gun Championship and turned out to be the outstanding individual, scoring 362 out of a possible 400 points and leading Norton to the team title.
Jack Renner, a 75-pound golfer from San Diego who already had won 21 tournaments for boys 10 and under, gained the city's junior championship for the third straight time by firing a nine-hole total of 37. At the age of 7 Jack had placed fourth in the tournament.
July 23, 1967
Dave Scamurra, 13, of Tonawanda, N.Y., completed a sweep of all five 14-and-under titles in three tennis tournaments within two weeks, winning the state junior singles final from his brother Peter, 12, and teaming with Peter to take the doubles championship.
Sandy Wilson, 31, of Palm Beach, Fla., widow of the late hydroplane racer, Don Wilson, was the top performer in the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Landing three marlin, she accumulated 1,269 of her winning team's 1,430 points.