Bob McKinley, 18, the younger brother of former Davis Cup player Chuck and a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, rallied to defeat Paul Gerken of Stanford University, 6-3, 3-6, 9-7, to win the U.S. Junior Indoor Tennis Championship in Dallas.
Jane Womble, 19, a Charlottesville, Va. horsewoman, broke all Virginia High Score Award records in 1968, winning six championship and three reserve ribbons, and 101 countrywide. Miss Womble was also Best Child rider at Washington's International show.
Sonny Wade, versatile quarterback at Emory & Henry College, was named the Virginia Small College Player of the Year for the third consecutive year. Sonny threw 28 TD passes, ran for nine TDs, kicked 31 extra points and led his team to a 9-1 record.
Larry Kitchen, 19, an avid bowler since the age of 8, rolled his first perfect 300 game in league competition at the Ken-Bowl Lanes in Akron. He currently carries a 204 average, his previous high game was 296 and his best series score has been 700.
January 6, 1969
Tommy Jones, basketball captain at Crane High School, Crane, Texas, is leading his team with a 38.8 point average in 12 games. For the past two years he has been named an all-state guard; in football he was all-district as an offensive end and also as a defensive back.
Ralph Langham of Vacaville, Calif. is the first archer to shoot a perfect 300 in sanctioned American Indoor Archery Association league competition. Langham shot 60 consecutive bull's-eyes. As a bow hunter he has killed bear, deer and coyotes.