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May 8, 2013

OHS graduate wins national title

The Daily Star

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Oneonta High graduate Rebecca Harder earned an equestrian national title Sunday in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Championships at Harrisburg, Pa.

Harder, who rides for Oswego State, placed first in the Intermediate Western Horsemanship division.

Harder and teammate Chelsea Mahaffy finished 1-2 in the event, followed by UConn’s Christine Turrini.

Nate Eastman

Finger Lakes Community College first baseman Eastman (Oneonta High) is batting a team-best .398.

Sophomore Eastman, on a 16-game hitting streak, has 14 hits in his last 26 at-bats, including six runs and seven RBIs.

He also leads the team in on-base percentage (.454) and slugging percentage (.511).

Caleb Edmonds

Cooperstown graduate Edmonds, a redshirt junior at Division I Liberty University, ran a personal-best 3 minutes, 48.32 seconds in placing sixth in the 1,500 meters during the Liberty Twilight Qualifier on May 1.

That time roughly translates into a 4:05 mile.

Edmonds’ clocking is the fourth fastest in Liberty history.

Mark Giallanzoand Ryne Rivino

Oneonta High graduate Giallanzo is hitting .286 for the Mohawk Valley Community College baseball team.

Giallanzo, a freshman, has appeared in 10 games. He has one double among his four hits and has scored twice. He’s also 1-0 on the mound with a 5.54 ERA.

Giallanzo earned his first college win Saturday in a 7-2 victory win at Fulton-Montgomery. He struck out 10, walked three and allowed two runs over six innings.

Giallanzo’s teammate at OHS, Rivino, has appeared in 13 games for MVCC. He has three hits in 18 at-bats, including a double.

Giallanzo and Rivino helped the Yellowjackets to the Class B state title last spring.

MVCC is 22-12.

Ashley Mahlmeister

Sidney graduate Mahlmeister helped Division I University at Albany to the America East championship on Saturday and Sunday at Binghamton University.

Mahlmeister finished fourth in the triple jump, covering 38 feet, ¼ inch. She also placed eighth in the long jump at 17-2 ¾.

Albany won with 245 points. Binghamton was second with 136.

Mahlmeister, a senior, won two outdoor state championships for the Warriors.

Jessie Winans

Coastal Carolina shortstop Winans (Afton) has hit six home runs during her junior softball season at the Division I school in South Carolina.

Winans has started 53 of the Chanticleers’ 54 games. She’s batting .169 with six doubles, 23 runs and 16 RBIs.

Coastal Carolina is 34-20.