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Ernie Shay, 86, of Altadena, Calif., who first bowled in 1890, still takes to the lanes each week to represent his Elks team in league competition. He averaged between 198 and 216 for 59 years, advises husbands, "If a woman bowls, she hasn't time for headaches."

Irene Torgersen, St. Paul housewife, outfished 6,000 contestants to win the Winter Carnival Tournament at White Bear Lake, Minn. After standing for nearly two hours in sub-zero weather over an 8-inch hole in the ice, she pulled in a 6-pound northern pike.

Keith Bryar, 38-year-old Laconia, N.H. lire distributor, rode on runners to take the world sled-dog derby, his third victory in four years. Guided by their master's voice, the 13-dog team raced 60 miles in 3:37.10, defeating 36 other sleds on a Laconia course.

Mary Ann Eisel, 16, barred by the boys from playing in the St. Louis Little League after hitting .400, turned to tennis and smashed her way into the finals of the National Women's Indoors, defeating favored Donna Floyd Fales 6-2, 6-1 before losing to Carol Hanks.

Dick Durrance, 20, Dartmouth sophomore, whose father held every major U.S. Alpine skiing title in the '30s, took skimeister honors at the Middlebury and Dartmouth carnivals when he totaled the most points in the downhill, slalom, cross-country and jumping events.

Tommy Angell, of San Francisco, a lawyer by profession, parried and thrust to a 7-1 victory in the Helene Mayer tournament and won a place on the U.S. fencing team for the Pan American Games. "Fencing clears my head. Legal work can be pretty tiring," she says.