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March 5, 2013

UV grad after third straight D-II wrestling title


Upper Iowa University’s Trevor Franklin, a Unadilla Valley graduate, will have a chance to win his third straight NCAA Division II wrestling title this weekend.

Franklin, a redshirt senior, has a 14-5 record at 133 pounds this season, including 12-4 against D-II opponents this season.

He qualified for the NCAA D-II tournament by placing runner-up at the NCAA Super Regional III on Feb. 24 at Waterloo, Iowa.

Franklin, ranked second nationally among 133-pounders, lost in the final to the weight class’ top-ranked wrestler _ Andy Pokorny of St. Cloud State, 4-1.

Last season, Franklin capped a 28-0 season by beating Pokorny, 3-2, in the 133-pound D-II championship match.

This season, Franklin also has lost, 8-5, to Pokorny. He also beat Pokorny, 8-3, on Feb. 10.

The D-II championships will be held Friday and Saturday at Birmingham, Ala.

Mike Calkins

Oneonta High graduate Calkins made his college debut for Division II University of Tampa on Feb. 21 and took the loss in his team’s 2-1 loss to Hillsdale.

Calkins, a 6-foot-4 left-hander, allowed two runs in the first inning before throwing two scoreless innings. He allowed two runs on three hits over three innings. Calkins struck out two and walked two.

Calkins has not appeared in a game since.

Tampa is 11-2.

Madie Harlem

Hamilton College senior Harlem (Oneonta High) earned Second Team all-New England Small College Athletic Conference honors for women’s basketball.

The Daily Star’s Player of the Year in 2009, Harlem ranked among the conference’s top 10 in four categories. She was third at 15 points per game, 3.4 assists and 2.2 steals, and seventh at 6.2 rebounds.

Harlem helped Hamilton to a 12-11 record.

She finishes seventh in program history in scoring at 1,131 points. Her 202 steals rank third all-time and her 251 assists are fourth in school history. She also finished fifth among Continentals in three-pointers at 114.

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