Monty Stickles, bulky Notre Dame third-string sophomore end from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., made his first field-goal try one to remember, lofting ball over from 28-yard line with six minutes to play for 23-21 victory over Army at Philadelphia (see page 18).
Kathi Peterson, pretty 19-year-old Pasadena City College coed who hails from Fort Dodge, Iowa, has been named Miss Junior Rose Bowl of 1957 and undoubtedly will attract as much attention as teams when game gets under way in Pasadena Dec. 14.
Willie Shoemaker, gifted Texas-born jockey who wastes very few words, let his deeds speak for him at Belmont last week, netting handsome $13,807 payday after riding Jewel's Reward and Gallant Man to victory in pair of big-money stakes (see below).
Elzie Wylie (Buck) Baker, stocky, pedal-tromping Charlotte, N.C. stock car racer and ex-bus driver, trailed Fireball Roberts in 100-miler at Newberry, S.C., but added enough points to become first to win NASCAR driving title two years running.
Dick Mayer, handsome New Yorker who came of golfing age in time to beat Cary Middlecoff in playoff for National Open, then added rich World Championship to his moneybag, got still another thrill when PGA named him professional golfer of year.
Rosa Maria Keyes, Mexico's sparkle-eyed little tennis champion, gave Mexico City fans treat, polishing off Yola Ramirez 6-3, 6-3 for Pan-American singles title. Men's winner: Chile's Luis Ayala, who boat Australia's Bob Howe in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.