Oneonta High graduate Christy O’Connor earned All-America status in the high jump during the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 9 at Birmingham, Ala.
O’Connor, a sophomore at East Stroudsburg, cleared every height through 5-foot-7 without a miss. She then cleared 5-8 on her third and final attempt to secure sixth place.
Two weeks earlier, O’Connor won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title by clearing 5-7 ¾.
O’Connor became the fifth ESU All-American in the high jump.
She twice placed in the outdoor state meet for OHS.
Oneonta High graduate Calkins has made four appearances for the University of Tampa’s baseball team, which is ranked third nationally in Division II.
Calkins, a freshman left-hander, is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA. He’s allowed five runs _ all earned _ on 11 hits over 7 2/3 innings. He’s struck out six and walked four.
Tampa is 24-4.
Liberty University junior Edmonds (Cooperstown) placed fifth in the 1,500 meters during the Shamrock Invitational on March 16 at Coastal Carolina.
Edmonds finished in 3 minutes, 59.18 seconds.
Unadilla Valley graduate Franklin’s bid for a third straight NCAA Division II wrestling title ended March 8 at Birmingham, Ala., with an 8-7 opening-round loss to Zachary Hale of Anderson University.
Franklin lost both of his matches at 133 pounds in the tournament, ending his senior season with a 14-7 record.
Last season, Franklin capped a 28-0 season with a 3-2 win over Andrew Pokorney in the 133-pound D-II title match. He was named the D-II wrestler of the year following his junior season.
As a sophomore, Franklin beat Augustana’s Alex Meger, 3-0, to win the 125-pound national title.
Franklin won a state championship at 96 pounds for UV in 2004.
Alex and Ian Van Cott
The Unadilla twins have helped Tulane’s Division I tennis team to a 11-4 record during their freshmen seasons.