By Terry HeslinkSenior Nikki Frederickson (Jamestown/Jamestown) led Mercyhurst College (12-14) in scoring (13.8), rebounding (6.5) and field goal percentage (58.2) this season.Along the way, she led the team in scoring nine times, recorded two double-doubles and had two games with a dozen rebounds.Nationally, she ranked seventh in field goal percentage in NCAA Division II and second in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division, where she was a second-team selection.Frederickson, who had a career-high 29 points at California on Jan. 28, was also named the conference Player of the Week three times. She also had 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting to go along with five rebounds and three steals in Mercyhurst’s 59-58 overtime win over then-unbeaten Edinboro State on Feb. 22; and head 20 points and nine rebounds in a game against Lock Haven.- – -Junior Erin Kling (Jamestown/Jamestown) received the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Champion Scholar Award for women’s indoor track and field championships held at Edinboro State on Feb. 25-26.Kling has a 4.00 cumulative-grade point average as a biology major.She has been a two-time U.S. Track & Field and Cross County Coaches Association All-Academic recipient for cross country and was a Capital One Academic All-District second-team choice last spring.- – -Junior Justin Nelson (Jamestown/Frewsburg) established a SUNYAC men’s swimming record in the 200 backstroke (1:53.15) while leading Cortland State to a second-place finish in the championships for the seventh consecutive year with 690 points. Nelson made a B cut time for the nationals.Nelson broke the SUNYAC and meet record of 1:53.62 set by Russell Sullivan of Geneseo State in 2009. He broke his own school record of 1:55.93 with a preliminary time of 1:53.94 before accomplishing the feat in the finals.He also finished third in the 500 with a time of 4:47.25.- – -Chad Mee of Hamburg, the son of Jamestown Bowling Company owner Jim Mee, recently led Section 6 to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association bowling championship in Waverly.Mee, a sophomore, averaged 224 en route to 1,344 pinfall for six games as Section 6 wound up with 6,372 pins to better by 120 pins Section 11.Mee had a 288 opener and ended up being the state’s top bowler.Also on the Section 6 team was Shane Ryan of Silver Creek.- – -Freshman Kris Schimek (South Dayton/Pine Valley) of Niagara County Community College was runnerup in the NJCAA Division II-III Wrestling Tournament at 165 pounds held at Rochester, Minn.- –Allie Arnal (Lakewood/Southwestern) of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was named one of the Liberty League’s Defensive Performers of the Week for her efforts in goal for the women’s lacrosse team.Arnal made nine saves and had a team-high three groundballs as RPI trimmed Western New England, 14-5. Earlier, the junior also had nine saves and two groundballs in a 16-9 victory over Ohio Wesleyan.A year ago, Arnal started all 15 games and compiled a 10-5 record with 106 stops.The former standout at Philips Exeter Academy ranked second in her sophomore season in the Liberty League and was third among the leaders in save percentage while being a first-team selection and two-time Defensive Performer of the Week.- – -Sophomore Lindsey Molfino (Jamestown/Jamestown) competed in the freestyle, 200 backstroke and 100 and 200 butterfly events for the Oneonta State women’s swimming and diving team.She was a member of the 200 medley relay team that set a school record this year in the SUNYAC championships.The Red Dragons had 2-5 dual record and were fifth in the SUNYAC championships with 320 points.- – -Dalton Kashmer (South Dayton/ Pine Valley) averaged 7.1 as Fredonia State finished at 13-12 overall and 8-10 in the SUNYAC in men’s basketball.Kashmer started all 25 games and had five double-figure efforts, including a season-high 16 points in a 68-67 SUNYAC win over Geneseo State.He had 11 rebounds in a 61-57 loss to Cortland State and had five assists in a 76-71 league loss to Oswego State.Julius Bryant, a former Jamestown Community College player, averaged a team-high 14.2 points and Markus Williams, another former Jayhawk, averaged 1.8.- – -Calin Kowalewski (Fredonia/Fredonia) was named Geneseo State student-athlete of the week for women’s indoor track.A junior English major, Kowalewski set a school record while placing second in the 800 meters (2:12.57) and helped the 1,600 relay to another milestone.Kowalewski qualified for the NCAA Division III meet slated for this weekend in Grinnell, Iowa.- – -The Fredonia State women’s softball team split a season-opening doubleheader with a 4-2 win over the University of Rochester and a 7-0 setback to Heidelberg at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla.Katie Bartkowiak (Fredonia/Fredonia), who batted .437 with a single-season record 55 hits last season, and Lauren Larson (Panama/Panama) had two hits each and Anne Wasik (Fredonia/Fredonia) doubled in the first game win.In the second game, the Blue Devils had five hits in being shutout by Heidelberg. Among the hits was a another double by Wasik.The Blue Devils evened the softball record at 2-2 by splitting a twin bill. The first game was 13-1 win over Fitchburg State (Mass.) College and losing the second tilt by a 4-0 count to Keene (N.H.).Bartkowiak ripped four hits and drove in three runs against Fitchburg State in support of Danielle Shelp’s three-hitter.Junior Ashley Judd (Ripley/Ripley) and freshman Erika Hines (Falconer/Falconer) picked up their first hits in a game called after 4 innings because of the mercy rule.In the loss to Keene, the Blue Devils fanned 11 times and Wasik had a single.On Wednesday, Larson had two hits in a 10-0 win over Thiel and added a two-run single in a 12-4 victory over the University of Massachusetts-Boston.On Thursday, posted a pair of wins, 17-4 over Mount Ida and 5-2 over Bates.Against Mount Ida, Wasik and Bartkowiak each had three hits with Wasik driving in four runs.In the second game, Larson drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.- – -St. Bonaventure (5-2) captured its third straight baseball win by defeating St. Mary’s College, 5-3, in Winter Haven, Fla.Nick Lohrer (JCC), scored a run for the Bonnies.Previously, the Bonnies scored 20 unanswered runs in a 20-4 rout of Mount St. Mary’s.Freshman outfielder Bret Heath (Jamestown/Jamestown) scored on a single by Lohrer.Cael Johnson (Frewsburg/Frewsburg) started and worked 4 innings with five strikeouts, four walks, four earned runs and seven hits.Asa Johnson (Frewsburg/Frewsburg) pitched the eighth and struck out one and walked one.- – -Fredonia State’s baseball team evened its record at 2-2 by sweeping Wilmington College, 5-3 and 7-5.Kyle Grey (Frewsburg/Frewsburg) picked up a save by retiring the final four batters in the opener.Grey also worked in the second game and got his second save. He hurled 2 scoreless innings.Last Wednesday, Grey was the winning pitcher as Fredonia State downed Plattsburgh, 8-3, in the opener of a twin bill in Fort Myers.Grey worked two innings, allowing one run, striking out one and walking none.- – -Ithaca College is a school-record 24-4 following an 84-37 women’s basketball win over Elms (20-9) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.The was the program’s largest margin ever in an NCAA playoff game.Senior guard Jess Farley (South Dayton/Pine Valley) had nine points, eight rebounds and three assists for Ithaca, which now hosts Bowdoin College, Ma., Saturday with the winner advancing to the sectionals.- – -Pat Damore of Fredonia State is stepping down as commissioner of the SUNYAC on June 30 after more than 30 years.”It has been a great honor to serve the SUNYAC Conference membership during my time as commissioner,” said Damore. ”After spending over three decades with the conference it will be hard to move on, but the league-wide leadership is as strong as it has ever been.”Damore was inducted in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.- – -Dave Barnett, a former Jamestown resident, is the captain of the University at Buffalo’s basketball team.The 6-foot-5 senior is averaging 6.0 points and 5.3 rebounds for the 20-10 Bulls, who are currently playing in theCollegeInsider.com Tournament. Barnett graduated from East Aurora High School and is the brother of Aaron Barnett, a former Jamestown High School all-state football player.