Janet Newberry made the USLTA 16-and-under championship her third major triumph over fellow-Californian Kristien Kemmer this season, when she defeated Miss Kemmer, the nation's No. 1-ranked 16-year-old and defending titlist, 6-1, 6-3 in Lake Bluff, Ill.
Pace Merrill, a determined 14-year-old from Baraboo, Wis., urged officials at the National High School Rodeo in Topeka, Kans. to recheck their tabulations. They did, discovered an error, and named Freshman Merrill the All-Around cowboy of the contest.
Ruth Hangen, a 52-year-old grandmother from Snyder, N.Y., led all qualifiers at the U.S. Women's Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Middlesex, N.J. with a 72% ringer average, then took the title, defeating Virginian Cindy Dean in the final match.
Hardy Ward, the 1966 U.S. archery champion (at the age of 16) and last year's runner-up, regained the men's crown at the meet in Tahlequah, Okla. by outshooting his greatest rival, Ray Rogers (the defending titlist and world champion), by 10 points.
August 25, 1968
Siegfried Koch, a chemical lab technician from Chicago—onetime campaigner on the West German national cycling team (1960-65)—joined the Alberta Cascades for the Tour de la Nouvelle France in Quebec, and won, completing 1,182 miles in 51:02:20.
Jim Stedman, star for the Libby (Mont.) American Legion baseball team, struck out 184 (including 32 in a doubleheader) in 95 innings for a 1.23 ERA and a 10-6 won-lost record. Jim, currently batting .340, also is leading his team with 10 home runs.