Joseph Gavin, a sixth grader at St. Gabriel School in the Bronx, N.Y. won a CYO foul-shooting contest with 23 of 25 and is the leading playmaker for his once defeated basketball team. In baseball Joe hit .420 and was his Little League's Most Valuable Player.
Keena Rothhammer, 11, of Houston, set national age group records in the 50- and 100-yard backstroke and also won the 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley at the Dad's Club YMCA Winter Invitational swimming meet in her home town.
Mrs. Anne Wing, of Millbrook, N.Y., won her first Women's World Championship Sled Dog Race at Anchorage, Alaska with a second and a first in the two-heat, 20-mile event with a time of 1:16:25 over runner-up Shirley Gavin, the previous champion.
Keith Kasparovitch, 17, goalie for the Punahou School in Honolulu, allowed only two goals during the 12-game league season to lead his team to two Hawaiian League soccer titles as well as records for fewest goals allowed and most shutouts.
Harry Brown, a 127-pound class wrestler at McCluer High School, completed his senior year by taking the Missouri state championship for a 31-0 record. Harry's feat helped his team win the state title as well—the first one for McCluer in any sport.
Dominic Di Cicco, of Philadelphia, set a Pennsylvania record for 16 games when he bowled a total of 4,070 pins in winning the Colonial Hills All-Star Tournament. His eight-game block averages were 261 and 247; his highest single scores were 290 and 289.