Norval Frederick (Jesse) James, 73, a retired Dallas printer, achieved that golfing rarity, a score lower than his age. He shot a six-birdie 72 at the par-71 Stevens Park course. James has been golfing for 44 years, usually averages between 76 and 81.
Mike Music, a seventh-grade halfback, led Tulsa's Whitney Bears to the city title with 42 TDs and eight conversions. He gained 1,436 yards in 109 carries, a 13.1 average, and another 1,080 yards on kickoffs, interceptions, and punt returns, one for 100 yards.
Tom Rippentrop, an auto assembly plant worker from Belvidere, Ill., set a world record for a six-game bowling series—266, 256, 300, 254, 279, 225—1,580. In 12 years of bowling his only previous outstanding achievement had been a trophy-winning 290 game.
Sheila Hutton, 5'8" eighth-grader, and captain of the Pegram (Tenn.) School basketball team, has averaged 45.4 points per game this year. Her 52 points in one game was a league record; she had 16 of her team's 20 free throws and 18 of 38 field goals.
December 23, 1968
Bob Pollock, a sophomore phys.-ed. major at The Citadel, Charleston, S.C., set a junior national record at the NCAA 50-kilometer (31 miles) walking championships, at Jefferson City, Mo. His time was 5 :01 :26.0 despite competing in 34° weather.
Bill Mullin got 51 of 97 points scored by the Brown University Rugby team in leading the squad to the Eastern Rugby Union seven-man title. He scored on runs of 50, 75 and 80 yards, and made 18 of 18 conversions in the six-game finals of the 45-team championship.