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Coed Youth Basketball Camp Runs July 16-19

Girls and boys in grades three to eight are welcome to register for Penn College’s Coed Basketball Day Camp, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-19 on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. The objective of the camp, under the direction of Wildcat head women’s basketball coach Lauren Healy, is to teach and develop basketball skills, sportsmanship and knowledge in all phases of the game. Each camper will enjoy four days of instruction and competition; youngsters will be grouped according to age and skill level for team play. The cost is $135 per camper. For more information, consult the event flyer: Basketball Camp

Penn College Set for Softball, Baseball Home Openers

Late-winter weather took its toll on the only games scheduled for Pennsylvania College of Technology teams last week but, weather permitting, both the baseball and softball teams have their home openers set over the next week.

Last Thursday’s scheduled softball doubleheader at Wilkes University was postponed until April 19. The 5-7 Wildcats now are scheduled to return to action on Wednesday at Susquehanna University and are slated to entertain Potsdam State at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elm Park.

Idle since playing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 8, the college’s 3-5 baseball team is set to return to action at noon Sunday at Bowman Field with a twin bill against Lebanon Valley College, and Wildcats coach Chris Howard is excited to return to the historic ballpark.

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Baseball, Softball Teams Coming Off Busy Week; Archers Looking Good

In what will be their busiest week of the season, Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball and softball teams went a combined 5-10. Meanwhile, the college’s archery team turned in a strong showing at the U.S. National Indoor Championships.

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Penn College Baseball, Softball Teams Open With Wins

Getting their seasons underway in sunny, but cool, South Carolina, Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball and softball teams went a combined 3-2 in games over the weekend.

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Softball Season Starting, Wrestlers Make History

As Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers were winding down their season over the weekend, the college’s softball team was gearing up to get underway.

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College Well-Represented by Karate Club Members

Members of Penn College’s Shotokan Karate Club participated in a record-setting East Coast Collegiate Karate Union event at Lycoming College this past weekend. Eighty-five participants from 10 colleges and universities in five states came together for a spirited two-day training session and tournament, according to coach George T. Vance Jr., who said several Penn College students successfully represented their club and school. Jonathan P. Bailey, of Philadelphia, placed third in his division for kumite (sparring).  Kody R. Dibble, of Williamsport, and Jason S. Murphy, of West Grove, dominated their division, placing in both kata (form) and kumite. Dibble placed first in kumite and second in kata, while Murphy placed first in kata and third in kumite.

Near and Dear

And who wouldn't want a valentine from this hirsute suitor?

Cupid’s arrow whizzed through the heart of campus during Valentine’s Day week, bringing a warm supply of affection and attention to a variety of activities: a girls’ night out in the Thompson Professional Development Center, a holiday-themed buffet in Capitol Eatery and a women’s basketball game in Bardo Gym that spotlighted the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. The “Galentine’s Day” slumber party on Tuesday included delicious snacks from Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, crafts, games, prizes and priceless camaraderie. “It seemed like everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed having a space just for women to hang out,” said Community Peer Educator Nina L. Walk, who co-organized the PDC event with Resident Assistant Bryonna A. Aldubayan. “It was so great seeing these two students work so hard to create a really fun event that focused on positive female friendship,” added Mallory L. Weymer, coordinator of student health and wellness education/suicide prevention specialist. From 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dining Services presented a Valentine’s Buffet that featured such mouth-watering treats as grilled steak, pasta with vodka sauce and salted caramel mousse. Valentine’s Day wrapped up with a “Pink Out” game for breast cancer awareness, with colorfully clad hoops fans sharing their admiration and advocacy.

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Wrestlers Set for Regionals, Baseball Beginning, Basketball Ends

For the first time in school history, Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers have a shot at a NCAA national championship and they begin that quest Friday and Saturday at the NCAA Division III Southeast Region Championships in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

The top three finishers in each weight class will advance to the NCAA Division III Championships from March 9-10 at Cleveland, Ohio.

While the college’s wrestlers prep for the next step, baseball season is about to begin and the seasons ended last week for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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Penn College Wrestlers End Regular Season

Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers wrapped up their regular season over the weekend while the men’s and women’s basketball teams, which close out their seasons with home games on Wednesday and Saturday, went a combined 0-6.

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Reunion Celebrates Five Decades of Wildcat Hoops

Traveling is NOT a violation when it comes to former Wildcat basketball players returning for a campus reunion.

Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted its second annual Alumni Basketball Reunion Weekend on Friday and Saturday, greeting members of past Wildcat teams – including William S. Collins, who played in the sport’s very earliest days on campus. Among activities organized by Alumni Relations and Athletics, alumni met this season’s basketball squads, attended an evening reception, heard an update on the college’s full NCAA Division III membership, took part in a coed matchup in Bardo Gymnasium and were given VIP treatment at a doubleheader against Bryn Athyn College.

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Penn College Mat, Men’s Hoops Teams Win

Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball and wrestling teams scored victories over the past week.

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Press Box Installed at Wildcat Athletic Field

Allison Crane and Rigging prepares to move the press box into place.

The made-in-the-USA unit is lowered onto the bleachers.

Newly nestled on the west side of the field, the press box awaits electrical and data hookups to make it fully serviceable once winter turns to soccer season.

A press box was lifted into place at Penn College’s Athletic Field on Wednesday morning, another tangible symbol of the Wildcats’ full membership in Division III of the NCAA. The unit, manufactured in Michigan, was installed by Recreation Resource USA, a Kennett Square-based provider of playground, park and recreation equipment.

‘Yell(ow) It Out’ Turns Hoops Doubleheader Into Life-Affirming Event

A midcourt gathering honors lost lives while espousing hope and well-being.

The past week’s “Yell(ow) It Out” basketball games against Wells College gave the Penn College community an opportunity to watch its NCAA Division III Wildcats in action while engaging in discussion of suicide prevention. Faculty/staff and students at Wednesday’s doubleheader sported yellow ribbons purchased in observance of hope and awareness, with proceeds benefiting the Lycoming County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call Counseling Services at 570-327-4765 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Living MLK’s Dream, Partners Find ‘Unity’ in ‘Community’

While the weather prompted a last-minute change in the route, marchers' enthusiasm was warmer than ever.

Dream Week, in which Penn College and its community collaborators practice the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., featured a number of events designed to effect positive change on campus and beyond. In a week that included some winter curveballs, the community spirit shone through in such activities as a Peace Walk, rally and service projects at local nonprofits; and an appearance by Herman Boone, the former Virginia football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in “Remember the Titans.”

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Penn College Teams Post Wins

Over the past week, two of three Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams picked up victories.

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