BLAIRSVILLE, GA. > TIMBERSPORTS
Jones, a recent graduate of Haywood Community College (N.C.), won the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Series Championship in Salem, Ore., taking first in the single buck (slicing a log with a crosscut saw, 13.97 seconds) and standing block chop (cutting through an upright log with an ax, 30.01 seconds). He was second in both the underhand chop (standing on a log while chopping it in half) and the stock saw (slicing a log twice with a chain saw). His win earned him a spot on the 2012 pro circuit.
KANAGAWA, JAPAN > GOLF
Ayaka, a junior at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy, won her third straight International Junior Golf Tour event with back-to-back rounds of 74 for a two-stroke victory in the girls' U-19 division at Shipyard Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Last month, she won by one stroke at Oldfield Country Club in Okatie, S.C. and nine at Hilton Head National in Bluffton, S.C. Last summer she qualified for the U.S. junior girls' tournament for the first time.
WES LUNT | ZACH GRANT
ROCHESTER, ILL. > FOOTBALL
Wes, a 6'5", 200-pound senior quarterback at Rochester High, set the state single-game passing record, completing 47 of 61 attempts for 590 yards in a 49--35 come-from-behind win over Springfield. Twenty of his passes were caught by 6'1", 190-pound senior receiver Zach Grant, who set state records for single-game receptions and receiving yards (345). Last year the duo helped the team to a 14--0 record and the class 4A state title.
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