Linda Kobane, 18,of Detroit, wearing lavender tights, spun through a roller-skating balletsequence to South Pacific music, fell once but won ladies' singles inworld-championship roller-skating trials in New York. She will compete atEssen, Germany later this month.
Larry Morgan, anA student at Colfax (N.C.) High School was high scorer for his team as Colfaxwon the 1-A (small-school) state basketball title for the first—and last—time.Next year the school will be gone, consolidated with two others.
Mrs. ConstanceWolf of Blue Bell, Pa., a grandmother who flies balloons for fun, stayed upover 40 hours to claim 15 world records and later receive the FédérationAéronautique Internationale award for best performance in 1961, over pilotsfrom 51 countries.
John Allen ofBuffalo splashed through snow and ice puddles at Grand Island, N.Y. in 3:30.22to win the AAU 40-km. (over 24 miles) walk 12 minutes ahead of defendingchampion Ronald Laird of Verplanck, N.Y. Allen, 26, is AAU 50-km. champion,too.
Karen Kaper, 18,of Northbrook, Ill. broke her leg while practicing for last year's nationalindoor speed-skating meet, spent a summer exercising—running a mile everyday—came to this year's North American indoors at Lake Placid, N.Y. and won allwomen's events.
Richard S. Tuftsof Pinehurst, N.C, a past president of the USGA, was named "Carolinas'Golfer of the Year" by decision of North and South Carolina sportswritersin their annual poll, for boosting the development of the sport in bothstates.