Dale Mesenbrink, 12, of Glendale, Wis., took up bowling 16 months ago and recently became the youngest person ever to roll a 300 game, prompting him to say, "I was lucky. In the third, fifth and ninth frames I got crossover strikes—but they were all solid."
Fred Grace, 70, of Los Angeles, not only entered the World Masters Marathon in Las Vegas, but, unlike many of the 244 other starters who did not complete the rugged 26-mile, 385-yard race, he finished and wound up in 72nd place with a time of 3:47.29.
Kenny Hoag, 12, was named to all-star teams as a halfback in football and as a shortstop in baseball in his home town of Columbus, Ohio and added to his list of sports feats by running the 50-yard dash in 6.0 and shooting a 91 on a local golf course.
Ellis Williamson retired after 21 years as tennis coach at Eureka (Calif.) High School, where his boys' and girls' teams amassed 469 victories, just 36 losses, 11 ties and, according to his own estimate, "used 7,560 balls and traveled 43,821 miles."
February 12, 1968
Denise Long, a 5'11" forward on the Union-Whitten High School basketball team in Union, Iowa, scored a total of 111 points in a 136-41 victory over Dows—the 17th in a row for her team. She is averaging more than 62 points per game so far this season.
Chuck Saacke, a sophomore at Duke, teamed up with Dick Blossom of New Canaan, Conn. to win the national junior doubles platform tennis championship, beating defending titlists John Lowman and Rawle Deland 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in Scarsdale, N.Y.