Laird Hayes, 14, an outstanding student and ninth-grade president this year at La Colina Junior High in Santa Barbara, Calif., who also led his baseball team to an unbeaten season with a .303 batting average, was named to serve this month as a page in the U.S. Senate.
Jack Henn, who captained the San Diego State College volleyball team in its first year of competition, led his school to third place in the national collegiate championships at the Air Force Academy, Colo. and was named the tournament's outstanding player.
Marlene McCauley made managing easy for her husband, Jack, when she pitched consecutive shutouts 9-0 and 1-0 in a doubleheader for his softball team, the Omaha Royals, against the Minneapolis Comets. The first was a perfect game, the second a three-hitter.
Steve Mathews, 16, a Greenwich, Conn. golfer who will be a senior at the Lawrenceville (N.J.) School this fall, defeated Hy Young of Woodberry Forest, Va. 1 up in the 18-hole final for the individual title at the Eastern Interscholastic championships in Watch Hill, R.I.
G. Turner Howard III, 16, of Knoxville Tenn., who has been playing tennis since he was 9 and will captain his team at McCallie School in Chattanooga next year, upset top-seeded Chris Brown 6-1, 8-6 to win the Southern Junior championship in Davidson, N.C.
Joe Gerlach of Los Angeles, a former University of Michigan diver and the national indoor three-meter champion in 1959 and 1960, edged Al Coffey of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for his second straight world professional outdoor high-diving title in Grossinger, N.Y.