Janet Newberry made the USLTA 16-and-under championship her third major triumph over fellow-Californian Kristien Kemmer this season, when she defeated Miss Kemmer, the nation's No. 1-ranked 16-year-old and defending titlist, 6-1, 6-3 in Lake Bluff, Ill.
Pace Merrill, a determined 14-year-old from Baraboo, Wis., urged officials at the National High School Rodeo in Topeka, Kans. to recheck their tabulations. They did, discovered an error, and named Freshman Merrill the All-Around cowboy of the contest.
Ruth Hangen, a 52-year-old grandmother from Snyder, N.Y., led all qualifiers at the U.S. Women's Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Middlesex, N.J. with a 72% ringer average, then took the title, defeating Virginian Cindy Dean in the final match.
Hardy Ward, the 1966 U.S. archery champion (at the age of 16) and last year's runner-up, regained the men's crown at the meet in Tahlequah, Okla. by outshooting his greatest rival, Ray Rogers (the defending titlist and world champion), by 10 points.
Siegfried Koch, a chemical lab technician from Chicago—onetime campaigner on the West German national cycling team (1960-65)—joined the Alberta Cascades for the Tour de la Nouvelle France in Quebec, and won, completing 1,182 miles in 51:02:20.
Jim Stedman, star for the Libby (Mont.) American Legion baseball team, struck out 184 (including 32 in a doubleheader) in 95 innings for a 1.23 ERA and a 10-6 won-lost record. Jim, currently batting .340, also is leading his team with 10 home runs.