Sim Byrd led Troy (Ala.) State to a 43-35 win over Texas A&I for the NAIA championship, by passing for 324 yards and five TDs. In two playoffs Byrd passed for 527 yards and 11 TDs; in the regular season he completed 207 of 324 passes for 28 TDs.
Michaux Nash III, 10, of Dallas, killed a 12-point buck with a 32-inch spread on his first mule deer hunt. He hit the deer at 200 yards, using a .30-06 rifle. In his three years of hunting he has bagged three whitetail deer, two javelinas and an antelope.
David Angel, 7-foot center for Rock Hill (S.C.) High School, has a 20.6 rebound average, a high of 29, and his basketball team is undefeated in six games. Angel's point average is 17.3 with a high game of 28, but he has hit on 54% of his field-goal attempts.
Mirko Grgas, an Ottawa (Kans.) University freshman from Flushing, N.Y., and an inside right on the soccer team's forward line, scored 24 goals and had 16 assists—both school records. Ottawa was 11-2, fourth in the Midwest; Grgas scored his goals on only 53 shots.
January 13, 1969
Bobby Butz, an all-round athlete from Nazareth, Pa., leads his 32-man bowling league with a 164.6 average. This fall as his school's quarterback he completed 62.3% of his passes, 38 for 61, a Nazareth High School record good for 479 yards and 11 TDs.
Dennis Wiggins, a senior at Cincinnati's Oak Hills High, was named outstanding wrestler in the 16-school U. of Cincinnati high school tourney. There were 176 boys entered. Wiggins won four straight matches, three by pins, for the 145-pound title.