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Penn College Hoops Teams Coming Off 0-7 Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams were a combined 0-7 last week, 0-6 as they began play in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

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Penn College Basketball Teams Set for Conference Play

Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams begin North Eastern Athletic Conference action with home games on Wednesday and road games Saturday and Sunday this week after going a combined 1-3 this past week.

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Students Exhibit Martial Artistry at Weekend Belt Promotion

With Penn College coach George T. Vance Jr. in the background, martial artists loosen up at the Field House ...

... in group exercises led by Carlos A. Ramos-Sonera (center), an automotive technology management major from Highland Mills, N.Y.

Members of the Penn College Shotokan Karate Club tested their skills in a belt promotion on Saturday in the college’s Field House. Along with students from Bucknell University, Lycoming College and Nittany Shotokan, the Penn College contingent showed the skills they’ve been developing for the past several months. Earning yellow belts were Timothy L. Pegg and Leo J. Ravina. Kody R. Dibble, Destiny R. Barto and Jason S. Murphy all came away with orange belt rank. John B. Preine made purple belt. Alton “A.J.” Hinson moved another step through the purple belt rank and will test for his brown belt in the spring semester. Brown belt Carlos A. Ramos-Sonera moved another step closer toward testing for his black belt. The club will host the East Coast Collegiate Karate Union training camp and tournament in February.

Penn College Basketball Teams Split

Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams split in their games last week while the wrestling team’s match scheduled for Thursday was postponed.

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Staff/Faculty Team Jumps to Huge Lead, Never Looks Back

The staff/faculty team staved off a near-comeback by students.

Breaking a multiple-game scoring drought, Matt Blymier celebrates his MVP recognition.

Perennial rivalry features spirited contest

The student team, standing proud

Penn College’s staff/faculty team was ready for Monday’s traditional basketball match-up against a student squad, scoring the game’s first seven baskets and jumping out to a 14-0 lead. The students started chipping away during the rest of the first half – hitting some 3-pointers, but still trailing 35-18 at the midpoint. Picking up where they left off, students hit a few more treys in the second half and continued to whittle the staff/faculty lead. Ryan Callahan, determined not to let the student team back in the game, led all scorers with 39 points. The employee team went cold and the students went on a 9-0 run, though, cutting the deficit to 6 points with five minutes left in the game. The students couldn’t capitalize and their opponents again extended the lead to double digits, ultimately winning by a 60-45 tally. Matt Blymier was named MVP, scoring for the first time in three games against student challengers, finishing with 5 points. The students were led by Logan Connolly with 18 points. The rest of that team and their totals: Andreal Wilson, 3 points; Kewaun Hunte, 8; Chris Carvel, 5; Corey Carr, 6; Jackie Chen, 5 points. Andrew Pick didn’t score, but had several rebounds and assists. The staff/faculty team and its players’ stats: Tyler Mensch, 7 points; John McNichol, Chris Howard, Lauren Healy and Jackie Klahold, 2 points each; and Sean Stout, 1. John Vandevere did not score, but contributed three steals.
Photos by Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports/campus recreation

Penn College Basketball Teams Open Wednesday

Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams open their seasons this week while the college’s wrestling team saw action in its second outing of the season on Saturday.

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Season of Transitions Continues at Penn College

Last week, the season ended in the North Eastern Athletic Conference semifinals for the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s soccer team, it began for the Wildcat wrestlers, six fall sports athletes were awarded all-conference honors and, looking ahead, the start of basketball season looms next week.

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Wildcats Advance to NEAC Semifinals With Shootout Win

Coach John F. McNichol Jr. gathers with his Wildcat women's soccer team.

Tiffany L. Brown drives downfield to score Penn College's only goal.

The college mascot walks the bleachers, inspiring spectators.

Hailee L. Hartman assisted Brown on the Wildcat goal.

The Penn College women’s soccer team punched its ticket to the North Eastern Athletic Conference semifinals with a 1-1 (5-4 in shootout) win over Penn State Abington in Tuesday’s quarterfinal match. The Wildcats travel to top-seeded Penn State Berks for an 11:30 a.m. Saturday matchup. For more, visit the Athletics website.

Five Attend Weekend Karate Camp, Tourney at Temple

Five members of the Penn College Shotokan Karate club attended a two-day training camp and tournament at Temple University this past weekend.  Alton “A.J.” Hinson, John B. Preine, Jason S. Murphy, Destiny R. Barto and Timothy L. Pegg participated in multiple training sessions with students from six other colleges in the East Coast Collegiate Karate Union. On Saturday, they matched skills with students from Brown University, Salve Regina University (Rhode Island), Drexel University and Temple. All five represented Penn College well, with Hinson placing second in kata (form) and third in kumite (sparring). Preine placed second in kumite. Penn College will host the next ECCKU camp in February.

Wildcat Wrestlers to Open, Women’s Soccer Team Playoff-Bound

The women’s soccer team is playoff-bound and the wrestling squad is set to open this week while seasons ended last week in cross-country, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and golf at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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‘Out of the Darkness’ Walk Collects More Than $8,500

A team of Penn College student-athletes, captained by Jackie Klahold, head softball coach/senior woman administrator, gathers near the start of the eighth annual Out of the Darkness Greater Lycoming Walk.

Event organizer Mallory L. Weymer, Penn College’s coordinator of student health and wellness/suicide prevention specialist, welcomes walkers and reflects on the shattering death of a friend that cemented her personal connection to the cause.

Counseling Services staffed a Serenity Tent in the ATHS atrium, providing a supportive and contemplative space for anyone in need. From left are counselors Brian J. Schurr, Mary Lee L. Kelly and Michael S. DiPalma.

Walkers poignantly honor the memory of Charlotte C. "Charley" Roxberry, a plastics and polymer technology student lost to suicide in June 2015.

Acknowledging a photographer during a stroll for healing and hope

Saturday evening’s Penn College walk aimed at bringing the topic of suicide “Out of the Darkness” attracted 227 participants and raised $8,547 to fund local preventive efforts and awareness events. In partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, teams of bundled-up walkers – some paying tribute to friends and family members, others joining in support and solidarity – traversed campus in a 5K loop that began and ended at the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center. The highest overall individual fundraiser was Eileen Sodano, the highest community team fundraiser was “In Memory of Rhian,” the highest fundraiser among campus teams was Penn College Welding and the highest among student organizations was Phi Mu Delta (members of which were stationed along the route to direct foot traffic). Donations will be accepted through Dec. 31.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

Cross-Country Teams Headed for NEAC Championships

With their regular season behind them, Pennsylvania College of Technology cross-country runners are preparing for the end-of-the-season North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships. Men’s and women’s action is scheduled Saturday at Lancaster Bible College.

“It’s been a pretty fair season,” second-year coach Nick Patton said of his men’s squad. “We’ve got a lot of new people, so we’re still figuring out the 8K (race distance), but overall I’m pretty impressed with the progress we’ve made from the beginning to the end. The team as a whole has made progress.”

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Wildcat Women’s Volleyball Team Has Three-Win Week

Led by the women’s volleyball team that posted three wins, Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams put together a combined 5-6 week in action through Sunday. In women’s soccer, the Wildcats, third in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, face key tests against second-place Lancaster Bible and first-place SUNY Poly this week.

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Fall Tennis Seasons End for Wildcats

In action over the past week, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s tennis team ended its fall season and the women’s soccer team dropped its first match of the campaign in North Eastern Athletic Conference play.

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Homecoming & Family Weekend Showered With Sweet Memories

Anthony J. Pace (right), the college's new director of student activities, with student leaders Alexandra M. Lehman and Nicholas V. Walker, and a phenomenal feline VIP.

Mother Nature was among the parents in town for Penn College’s first Homecoming & Family Weekend, bringing persistent rain but failing to deter attendees from enjoying a full schedule of activities centered around “Our Proud Penn College Days.” The turbulent weather prompted relocation of a number of those events, but the celebration – the first-ever melding of two formerly separate observances – went off with nary a hitch. Among the weekend offerings were a four-day carnival; dessert receptions in each of the college’s six academic schools; soccer matches; the Athletic Hall of Fame induction and banquet; an alumni golf outing; guided tours of campus and historic Williamsport; a tailgating lunch with President Davie Jane Gilmour; and an Oktoberfest that included a reunion of past student ambassadors, Student Government Association members and orientation leaders.

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