BOATING—HERM NICKLES, Lake Fenton, Mich., over-all honors, three-day Midwinter Lightning Regatta, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Fred S. Guggenheimer, St. Petersburg, Fla., 30-mile St. Petersburg-to- Bradenton ( Fla.) yacht race in 32-foot yawl, Mogu.
BOXING—JOE ERSKINE, 10-round decision over Willie Pastrano, heavyweights, London.
Spider Webb, one-round TKO over Bobby Boyd, middleweights, Chicago.
Gene (ACE) Armstrong, 10-round decision over Italo Scortichini, middleweights, New York.
FIELD TRIALS—PALADIN'S HANDYMAN (pointer), owned by T. J. Smith, Selma, Ala., and handled by Bill Swift, Selma, annual national shooting dog championship, Union Springs, Ala.
FIGURE SKATING—CAROL HEISS, 19, New York, women's world championship for fourth straight time, Colorado Springs, Colo.
FOOTBALL—OTTO GRAHAM, ex- Cleveland Browns quarterback who once professed no interest in college coaching, left Cleveland insurance business to assume head coaching job (and rank of reserve commander) at U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
Ollie Matson, star halfback for Chicago Cardinals, traded to Los Angeles Rams in exchange for eight other players in one of NFL's biggest swaps.
GOLF—HOWIE JOHNSON, San Marcos, Calif., $15,000 Baton Rouge (La.) open, with 283 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Jay Hebert, Sanford, Fla., MRS. MAURICE GLICK, Baltimore, women's South Atlantic amateur championship, over Judy Bell, Wichita, Kans.