ST. BONAVENTURE - A former Jamestown swimming standout is finding her talents translate well to the college competition.
Lauren Caldwell, who set six school records and was a two-event state qualifier during her senior season with the Lady Red Raiders, led St. Bonaventure to a 145-96 swimming and diving victory over the Binghamton Bearcats on Saturday by winning a pair of events.
The Jamestown native captured the 200-yard individual medley in 2:12.07, and then touched the wall first in the 200 butterfly in 2:09.89.
Not quite finished, Caldwell also was a part of the winning 400-yard medley relay team that finished in 4:01.03.
Caldwell and company are back in action on Jan. 25 when they host Niagara University at 6 p.m.
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Carly Dalton (Jamestown/Jamestown), who made headlines recently after scoring a career-high 18 points in a Pitt-Bradford women's basketball victory, came through with yet another clutch performance last Friday.
Dalton, who has averaged more than 12 points per game over her last three contests, drained a critical 3-pointer with 4:25 left in regulation to cap a Pitt-Bradford run that erased what had been an 11-point deficit to Mount Aloysius.
Following Dalton's trey, the Panthers outscored their opponents 10-4 the rest of the way to capture a 68-63 Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference victory.
The sophomore guard finished with 11 points, and Pitt-Bradford is now 7-6 overall and 5-2 in AMCC play.
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Dalton Walsh netted 13 points in the first half alone, and a game-high 19 overall, to lead the Alfred University men's basketball team to its first Empire 8 conference win of the season on Tuesday by toppling Elmira, 68-64.
Walsh, who led Cassadaga Valley on an improbable run to a Section 6 title and a Far West Regional appearance in 2011, also pulled down four boards in the victory.
As a sophomore with the Saxons, the 6-foot-7 center from Stockton is averaging 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in limited action.
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It's been quite the week for Fredonia State's Nikole Lindquist.
First, she scored 16 points - 14 of which came in the second half - on 7 of 16 shooting while grabbing eight rebounds and five steals against Oswego.
A day later, she finished with four points, four steals and three assists in 23 minutes in a game against SUNY Cortland and, most recently, delivered six points and six rebounds in a loss to Buffalo State on Saturday evening.
Lindquist, who also played at Jamestown Community College, has put together a solid season thus far, averaging 7.2 points (third best on the squad), 2.5 steals, two assists and five rebounds in 16 games.
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Despite Dalton Kashmer's best efforts, the Fredonia State men's basketball team was denied a victory against SUNY Cortland recently.
Kashmer, a Pine Valley graduate from South Dayton, poured in a season-high 25 points to go along with three rebounds and three steals, almost single-handedly keeping the Devils in the game for much of the first half.
A guard, Kashmer accounted for the Devils' first 13 points, giving the squad an early 13-7 edge. That lead would hold until the five-minute mark of the half.
Earlier in the week, Kashmer led Fredonia State with 11 points and four steals in a battle with Oswego.
This season, Kashmer is fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 9.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists over Fredonia State's first 12 games.
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Jennie Thies, one of just three freshmen on the Gannon women's basketball team, sees action out on the hardwood on a nightly basis.
Gannon, ranked sixth in the USA Today Sports Division II Coaches Poll, has put together a 15-1 overall record and along the way remained perfect in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference play at 9-0.
Thies, meanwhile, is averaging 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds a little more than 11 minutes per game.
Most recently, the former Southwestern Lady Trojan scored six points, pulled in four rebounds and added an assist in a 63-53 victory over the California University of Pennsylvania.
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Competing in Maryland, recent Southwestern grad Peter Mueller placed first and third (in the Men Jam 18-22 age group) at the United States of America Snowboard Association's Appalachian Regional Slopestyle at Wisp Resort.
Mueller, who took 13th overall in the Junior Men's boardercross at the United States Snowboard Association National Championships in April of 2012, is currently pursuing an engineering degree at West Virginia University.
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Andrew Marsh (Bemus Point/Jamestown), a freshman at West Virginia, was a member of the second-place 200 medley relay squad during the first-ever Big 12 battle between the Mountaineers and opponent TCU last Friday.
The group finished the relay in 1:34.03.
Earlier in the week, Marsh captured a pair of fourth-place finishes - in the 100 backstroke (52.38) and the 100 butterfly (52.31) - in a meet against Pittsburgh.