Though Walton graduate Molly Maguire didn’t run cross country in high school, she proved this fall she’s a quick study.
Running for Division I Siena College, Maguire placed 19th out of 116 runners in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on Oct. 27 at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Maguire, a freshman, completed the 6,000-meter course in 22 minutes, 49.24 seconds. She was the first Siena runner to cross.
In high school, Maguire was a standout soccer player for the Warriors in the fall season. She earned Daily Star Player of the Year honors in soccer following her junior season. Maguire scored 28 goals as a junior and 27 more in her senior season. Maguire is Walton’s all-time leading goal scorer for girls soccer.
But in track, Maguire twice qualified for the state meet as a distance runner. As a freshman she made the state meet in the 3,000 and again as a senior in the 2,000 steeplechase.
Earlier this fall, Maguire finished eighth out of 53 runners in the University at Albany Invitational. She completed the 5-kilometer course in 18:55.
Two-time NCAA Division II wrestling champion Franklin (Unadilla Valley) is ranked No. 1 in the nation at 133 pounds heading into his senior season at Upper Iowa University.
Franklin, named the Division II wrestler of the year after winning his second national title last season, won’t begin his season until next semester.
The Peacocks are ranked fourth nationally.
Hunter-Tannersville graduate Hajnoczi is averaging 4.5 points and 4.8 rebounds as a freshman for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team.
Hajnoczi has also made three of his six three-point attempts for TCCC, which is 5-1.
Hamilton College senior Harlem (Oneonta High) leads the Continentals in points, rebounds and assists through six games of their women’s basketball schedule.
Harlem, The Daily Star’s Player of the Year in 2009, is averaging 12.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and has 14 assists.
The Continentals are 3-3.
Oswego State senior Mirabito, The Daily Star Player of the Year in 2009 for Oneonta High, is averaging 3.7 points for the 5-1 Lakers.
Mirabito scored his season-high of nine points in an 83-59 win over Morrisville on Nov. 17. He went 3-for-3 from three-point range in that game.
He’s started all six games this season and has 11 assists and five steals.
Oneonta High graduate Murphy finished 323rd out of 351 competitors in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Nov. 10 at Westfield State.
A freshman, Murphy finished the 8-kilometer course in 32 minutes, 48 seconds.
His best time this season over 8 kilometers was 31:58.
Messiah College sophomore Wisse (Oneonta High) is averaging 3.0 points in helping the Falcons’ basketball team to a 6-0 start.
Wisse, The Daily Star’s Player of the Year in 2011, has appeared in five games. She’s hit four of her 10 shots from the field and is 7-for-9 from the free throw line.