Tommy Hughes prompted officials at an all-comers track meet in Tucson to limit future competitors to three events apiece after he gained five victories in the 11-13 age bracket. His firsts were in the 50-, 100- and 440-yard dashes and the long and high jumps.
Judy O'Connor, a member of the Norwalk (Conn.) Yacht Club and the only junior skipper on Long Island Sound to have compiled a perfect record this season, added more points toward the overall title by winning the Larchmont Race Week Commodore's Trophy.
Benjamin Corona, Mexico's "Tijuana Terror," rolled an average 208 for 36 games of the Invitational Bowling Tournament of the Americas in Miami, winning men's singles and all-events awards. He shared the mixed doubles crown with Rosa Maria Boldo.
Tom Clark, of Phillipsburg, Ohio, slugged his way to what must be a Little League record when he smashed five consecutive homers, leading his team to a 25-3 victory. On his sixth at bat, Tom hit into a force play, but still finished the game with a total of 11 RBIs.
August 18, 1968
John Koerner, a senior law student at Tulane University, took his third straight National (water ski) Kite Flying Championship in New Orleans by placing first in the slalom event and second to Mike Robertson of Halifax, N.S. in the trick competition.
Vicki Mallea, a 16-year-old junior golfer from Nampa, Idaho took on the best in the state (110 in all) at the Idaho Women's Amateur Championship in Boise and won the crown, defeating three-time champion Virginia Undhjem of Twin Falls in match play.