Walton graduate Ben Conklin helped Herkimer County Community College to the NJCAA Division III championship in men’s soccer this past season.
The Generals (20-2) beat Montgomery College, 1-0, in double-overtime Nov. 11 for their second straight national crown and ninth overall.
A freshman midfielder, Conklin appeared in three games and had one assist.
Oneonta High graduate and Hamilton women’s basketball guard Madie Harlem fell just shy of a double-double Nov. 20 in a 42-31 non-conference home loss to Oswego State.
Harlem, a senior, had eight points and nine rebounds for the Continentals, who have started the season with three straight losses. She also contributed three assists and two blocks.
Harlem’s performance followed a seven-point, eight-rebound night in a 46-38 loss to 16th-ranked Tufts University during the 35th annual Skidmore College Invitational on Nov. 17.
Hamilton opened the season with a 66-61 loss to Ithaca College in the opening round of the Skidmore College Invitational on Nov. 16. That game featured five assists from Harlem, who earned Daily Star Player of the Year honors in high school girls basketball for the 2008-09 season.
Oneonta High graduate Jacob Joseph earned a spot on the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll as a member of the Muhlenberg College men’s soccer team.
The honor roll is for sophomores, juniors and seniors who carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher and are key players for their teams.
A physical science major, Joseph played in all 16 games and started 15 as a junior midfielder. He scored two goals and will enter his senior season as the Mules’ active scoring leader, with 13 points.
Jacob’s younger brother, freshman Dan Joseph, played seven games for the Mules (11-5) as a reserve forward. He scored his first college goal in a 5-0 defeat of Moravian.