Gillen, a senior at Wisconsin- Stevens Point, and Smith, a 32-year-old logger, won the college and professional titles, respectively, at the Game of Logging in Nelsonville, Ohio. Gillen trailed Penn State-Mont Alto sophomore Kyle Warner by 17 points going into the last event, tree-felling, which involves cutting down a tree as fast as possible and having it fall as close as possible to a target. Gillen scored 44 points in tree-felling to Warner's 20 and emerged victorious. Smith scored 66 points out of a possible 80 in tree-felling to pass five other contestants and beat second-place Don Solin of Deerbrook, Wis., 178-168.
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Obziler, a 22-year-old sophomore at Old Dominion, won the women's national intercollegiate clay court tennis championship, beating Duke's Wendy Fix 6-2, 6-1 in the final. Obziler, who served two years in her country's army, played for Israel's Federation Cup team in 1993.
Bleile, a freshman at Fairleigh Dickinson, shot a 36-hole total of 152 to win the Northeast Conference men's golf crown by two strokes over Jeremy Jansen and Bart Mease of Robert Morris and Matt Dobish of Mount St. Mary's. Last year Bleile won the Maine high school title.
Cedric, a senior tailback and safety at Holyoke High, ran for 1,338 yards and 17 touchdowns in his first five games this season. He rushed for 301 yards and three TDs on Oct. 13 against Springfield Central and has 5,145 yards and 68 touchdowns for his varsity career.
Mallia, 46, won his 200th game as girls' soccer coach at Newington High, 2-0 over Southington High. Mallia, the coach for all 16 years Newington's girls' program has existed, was 204-53-16 through last week. His Indians were undefeated in 12 games and ranked ninth in the state.