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Penn College Golfers Set for Championships

The season ends this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology golfers as they compete Saturday and Sunday in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships. Also on the weekend, the archery team hosts the Eastern Regional Outdoor Collegiate Championships.

Last week, while taking advantage of a dry spell and paced by a women’s softball team that won all eight of its games, four spring sports teams posted a combined 14-4 record, including wins by the men’s and women’s tennis squads for the first time this year.

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Wildcat Dance Team Unveils Spring Production

The Wildcat Dance Team dazzles beneath the Penn College seal in a Broadway jazz number set to "Express."

Swirling and whirling through a solo turn to Andra Day's "Rise Up" is Amber R. Fleming, a legal assistant/paralegal studies major from Williamsport.

Kaitlyn E. Miller (foreground), of Montgomery, an applied health studies: radiography concentration student, shimmers with her teammates under the lights.

Rachel E. Winand, Zoey J. Graybill, Katelyn N. Neece and Amy L. Lautsbaugh take the stage for an ensemble piece accompanied by Christina Aguilera's "I Am a Good Girl."

Leaping and bounding, the dance team entertains the ACC audience.

Penn College’s Wildcat Dance Team held its spring “Take the Stage” fundraiser Saturday afternoon in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, the first of two performances within the week. Team members showcased numerous styles of dance throughout the production, including jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, street funk, modern, Broadway jazz, character, cheer, commercial jazz, baton and contemporary. The musical selections that accompanied the choreography represented a variety of  traditional, urban, and contemporary. All proceeds from the show will support the Wildcat Dance Team in achieving its fundraising goals. The production, “certain to bring joy to dance enthusiasts of all ages,” will be reprised for students, staff and faculty only in a free performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Doors to the auditorium will open at 7:30 that evening.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

Karate Club Members All Win Medals on Road Trip

Coach George T. Vance Jr. (front row, left) and the 2016-17 martial arts club.

The Penn College Shotokan Karate Club had a very successful weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, as four members of the club made the long trip worthwhile by winning medals in several events. John B. Preine, Kody R. Dibble, Jonathan P. Bailey and Robert P. (Bobby) Kerestes III joined students from four other institutions for the final collegiate event of the year: host Salve Regina University, The College of William and Mary, The University of Massachusetts and Brown University. Prieine brought home a silver medal in kata (forms), and bronze medals in both individual and team kumite (sparring). Dibble also earned bronze medals in the two kumite events. Not to be outdone, newcomers Bailey and Kerestes represented their school successfully. Kerestes brought home a bronze medal in team kumite, while Bailey took three bronze medals for individual and team kumite and individual kata. The club will finish the school year with an April 22 belt promotion on campus.

Penn College Teams Go 4-6

In yet another week when the schedule was hampered by weather-related postponements, Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams went a combined 4-6. Nine scheduled contests were washed out.

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Coaches’ Collective ‘Game Face’ Catches Charitable Contributions

Courageously stepping up (and sitting down), the Penn College Athletics staff elects to receive. Front row (from left): Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports and campus recreation; Tyler S. Mensch; men's soccer coach/game day manager; Matt J. Blymier, assistant director of athletics/sports information director; Chris H. Howard, baseball coach/game day manager; John F. McNichol Jr., women's soccer coach/game day manager; and Ryan S. Callahan, men's basketball coach/sports information assistant. Back row (from left): Lauren Healy, women's basketball coach/student-athlete development assistant; Derrick Winters and Joanna Entz, athletic trainers; John D. Vandevere, director of athletics; and Jackie Klahold, softball coach/senior women's administrator.

Howard (left) and McNichol, in post-pie mode

Blymier takes his turn on the other side of the fun.

Taking (more than) one for the team, to the altruistic tune of nearly $300

The Penn College Athletics Department held a “Pie the Coaches” fundraiser to kick off NCAA Division III Week on Monday, collecting $285 toward Autism Speaks’ awareness efforts. For a buck or two, donors could toss pies at their chosen Wildcat personality in the Keystone Dining Room.
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Penn College Baseball Sports 2-1 Week

During a week in which there were more postponements than there was play for Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams, the sun shone, figuratively, on the baseball team that went 2-1 and the golf team that ended third in a six-team event on Sunday.

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Penn College Women’s Tennis Team to Open

The last of the Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams is scheduled to step into action this week when the women’s tennis squad travels to College of St. Elizabeth at 1 p.m. Saturday in North Eastern Athletic Conference play. Also this week, conference play is set to begin for the college’s baseball and softball teams.

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Penn College Golf Season Set to Open, Weather Permitting

Whether Mother Nature allows it to become a reality remains to be seen, but the Pennsylvania College of Technology golf team is scheduled to open its spring season later this week.

“We had a couple of nice days (in February) and I was getting excited. Now, I look at the forecast and it certainly threw a wrench into things as far as getting the guys out and trying to prepare them,” eighth-year coach Matt Haile said of his team, whose opener is set for March 26 at Bryn Athyn College. And with only four outings on the slate prior to the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships from April 22-23, every day counts.

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Penn College Men’s Tennis Team Set to Open

The men’s tennis team at Pennsylvania College of Technology is set to open its season this week while the baseball and softball teams are coming off great early-season showings over the past week, when they went a combined 9-6 during action in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Get a Jump on Your Future at Penn College’s April 1 Open House

The modern Pennsylvania College of Technology campus will host prospective students and their families for an Open House on Saturday, April 1, during which visitors can explore 100-plus academic majors in a variety of career fields.

For more than 100 years, Pennsylvania College of Technology and its predecessors have tailored their curricular offerings to students’ dreams and employers’ needs. That responsiveness to businesses and their future employees – and the flexibility to foresee tomorrow’s jobs – will be on ample display at the college’s April 1 Open House.

All of the institution’s newest opportunities, as well as the rewarding careers in time-tested fields, will be available to visitors at the college.

“Open House is such a great opportunity for students and their families to experience what makes Penn College such a unique place to learn,” said Claire Z. Biggs, coordinator of admissions events and services. “Through countless activities, prospective students will get an insider’s glimpse of life as a Penn College student.”

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Archers Off to Good Start; Baseball, Softball Teams Post Wins

Pennsylvania College of Technology archers got their season underway last week while its baseball and softball teams began weeklong play Sunday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Wrestling Ends, Women’s Softball Team Opening in Myrtle Beach

The wrestling season has ended, women’s softball season is about to begin and baseball is underway at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Penn College Shotokan Karate Club Hosts East Coast Camp

In formation behind Penn College coach George T. Vance Jr., martial artists prepare for a belt-promotion event last fall.

Multiple training sessions and a tournament were included as the Penn College Shotokan Karate Club hosted the East Coast Collegiate Karate Union camp this past weekend. The two-day camp featured Sensei Robin Reilly, an internationally known karateka and author of four books on karate training. He is a member of the Shihankai for the International Shotokan Karate Federation, the upper echelon of technical expertise. Representing Penn College at the camp were John B. Preine, Kody R. Dibble, Jason S. Murphy, Destiny R. Barto and Timothy L. Pegg. The kata (forms) team of Preine, Dibble and Barto placed third; Preine also placed second in purple belt kumite (sparring). Next up is the East Coast Championships in April, hosted by Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, and the club will host a belt-promotion event the third week in April.

Season of Change Arrives for Penn College Athletes

As the weather shows signs of change, so do the seasons at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams wrapped things up last week, wrestlers conclude their season this Saturday in a national tournament and, on the same day, the college’s baseball and archery teams are scheduled to step into action for the first time.

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Seasons Winding Down for Basketball, Wrestling Teams

Coming off a combined 0-6 week, the regular seasons end this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball and wrestling teams.

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