Ron Stoneback of Hellertown, Pa., who has been bowling for 18 years, had a three-game series of 809, his second over 800. He has had one sanctioned 300 game, and his current 230 average places him as the leader of the Penn Jersey Classic League.
Gary Straus of New York beat his twin brother, Mitchell, for the under-17 National Junior Four Wall Handball title. In the National Senior Open Three Wall Tournament the two were second in doubles, at 16 the youngest team ever to finish that high.
Howard Stevens, a freshman at Randolph-Macon College, led the NCAA College Division in scoring, 142 points, and rushing, 1,468 yards in 191 carries. Randolph-Macon was Mason-Dixon Conference champion, with a 9-0-0 record, and Stevens was league MVP.
Bryan McMurray, 15, of Chicago, has won 13 of 16 wrestling matches for Brother Rice High and pinned 11 opponents. McMurray is blind, but seemingly unhampered. His three losses, one in overtime, were to top men in the league's 112-pound weight class.
January 20, 1969
Jason Harvey of Lebanon, Conn. won his third straight Eastern Draft Horse Championship, this one in the under-1, 400-pound class for ponies in Greenfield, Mass. Earlier he had won the free-for-all sweepstakes class for ponies at the Fryeburg (Me.) Fair.
Stacy Russell of Scottsville, Ky. captured the fifth annual Orange Bowl International Junior Golf Tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. In 1968 Russell won three tournaments in his home state.