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Sallie Durbin of Kirkwood, Mo., mother of four and part-time Annie Oakley (she is the women's world 12-gauge skeet-shooting champion), tied the record for the .410-gauge shotgun by breaking 97 of 100 targets at the recent Missouri State Championships.

George Ruth of Columbia, Pa. is a seventh-grader who can both play the William Tell Overture and split an apple at 100 yards. Exchanging his trumpet for a bow and arrow, he won the National Archery Association cadet championship in Tahlequah, Okla.

Raymond Chapman, a Memphis, Tenn. high school fullback, is an exceptional performer who stars even in defeat. Chapman rushed for 282 yards while his Booker T. Washington High School team was beaten 40-13. Chapman scored both of his team's touchdowns.

Wendy Burkhart, 8, of Toledo, Ohio, has already competed in eight tennis tournaments in four states. She has won 23 matches and three titles, the most recent of which was the 10-and-under girls' singles title in the City of Toledo Recreation Tournament.

John Kolius, 17, of Houston, with his cousins Jay and Danny Williams as crew, came back after an early disqualification to become the first Texan to win the Sears Cup, the national junior sailing championship held on San Francisco Bay. Kolius won by 3¼ points.

Mabel Ferguson, 13, of Pomona, Calif., began running a year ago and won her age group with a 57.8 for the 400 meters in an exhibition meet at Mt. SAC. Later, competing in the California Neighborhood Olympics, she won the 400 for 18-year-olds in 56.6.