John Wiggins, a tricky senior halfback for Sidney (Ohio) High School, dominated the Yellow Jackets' first two games this fall, rushing for a total of 393 yards and scoring 36 points. As a junior last season, he ran up a total of 1,321 yards and 166 points.
Jeff Hadley, 15, upset his elders and became the youngest player ever to win the men's golf championship of the 79-year-old Apawamis Country Club in Rye, N.Y. Jeff, whose dad was champ 19 years ago, beat three-time runner-up Sam Watkins 8 and 7 in the final.
Harriet Moss, a secretary in Bermuda, earned two possible world fishing records in one month off the island's Challenger Banks. She caught a 12-pound 13-ounce rainbow runner using 20-pound test line and another, 11 pounds, 11 ounces, on 12-pound.
Bob Bringhurst, a hunter with bow and arrow since childhood who switched to target shooting just two years ago, won his seventh title of the year, the California Target Archery Shooting Championship in Coalinga, with a tourney-record 1,795 points.
October 5, 1969
Jaynet Colton, turned 14 and won the Allegheny Mountain Junior AAU Cross Country championship in Pittsburgh on the same day. It was her 22nd straight victory of 1969, the others being a 5:29 mile (her first try at that distance), 10 440s and 10 880s.
Rick Robustelli, son of former NFL star Andy Robustelli, starting his second game as quarterback for the University of Connecticut, threw the 68-yard scoring pass that eventually beat Yale 19-15, the Huskies' second win over the Elis in 21 games.