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05.02.2021

Super spring sports season continues for Penn College

On the heels of North Eastern Athletic Conference playoff runs by the men’s golf team and men’s and women’s tennis teams, Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball, softball and men’s lacrosse squads all punched their postseason tickets over the past week.

Although playing a conference-only schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, action will continue on Wednesday for the men’s lacrosse team, which is competing in its first season ever, and on Sunday for baseball and softball.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
04.25.2021

Penn College claims first NEAC golf crown, NCAA tourney bid

Conference team champion. Individual co-champion and Golfer of the Year. Coach of the Year. It can’t get much better for the Pennsylvania College of Technology golf team.

Yet maybe it can, as it also became the college’s first team to earn a spot in the NCAA Division III National Championships.

In other Penn College sports action last week, the men’s tennis season ended while the women’s tennis season was extended and playoff hopes remain on the horizon for athletes in baseball, softball and men’s lacrosse.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
04.18.2021

Two Wildcat spring sports teams look to playoffs

Regular-season play for Pennsylvania College of Technology golf and tennis teams began just two weeks ago and – because of pared-down schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic – by this week’s end, their seasons will be over.

Golfers are scheduled to compete Saturday and Sunday in North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship play at Harrisburg’s Dauphin Highlands Golf Course while the men’s and women’s tennis teams are hopeful of a weekend NEAC tournament bid once they wrap up their regular seasons Tuesday.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
04.11.2021

Four Penn College teams earn wins

During a week in which the weather was most cooperative, all six Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams saw action and four posted wins, including a program-first in men’s lacrosse.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
04.04.2021

Penn College golf, tennis teams look to openers

After being idled by the pandemic last spring and fall, Pennsylvania College of Technology golf and men’s and women’s tennis teams are more than ready to get going again.

The golf season is scheduled to start Wednesday when Lycoming College and Susquehanna University square off with the Wildcats at Williamsport Country Club while the tennis season begins Saturday at Lancaster Bible College. And one thing athletes in both sports face is getting back into a competitive-play mode after their long layoffs in a very short time as North Eastern Athletic Conference playoffs will be held in just three weeks.

Over this past weekend, the college’s men’s lacrosse and women’s softball teams both saw action while the scheduled baseball games were postponed.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
03.21.2021

Penn College baseball, softball teams ready

More than a year after their last competitive NCAA Division III games, it would be an understatement to say that the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball and softball teams are eager to get back into action.

Both squads are scheduled to open at home Saturday – baseball hosting Penn State Harrisburg in a 1 p.m. twin bill at Bowman Field and softball entertaining Morrisville State College at 1 p.m. in a doubleheader at Elm Park. For the baseball team, it will have been 379 days since it last played while the softball team has been idled for 378 days – both due to the COVID-19 pandemic that prematurely ended all spring sports a year ago.

And playing an all-North Eastern Athletic Conference schedule that includes 10 doubleheaders, the importance of every game can’t be overlooked.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
03.14.2021

Penn College spring sports schedules set

Spring sports schedules at Pennsylvania College of Technology (as of March 14) have been announced.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
03.07.2021

Six Penn College spring sports teams prep for competition

Relieved. Pumped. Grateful. Excited. Anticipation.

They were the one-word reactions expressed by Pennsylvania College of Technology coaches after it was announced Feb. 26 that spring sports competition would resume for their teams.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
01.31.2021

Penn College baseball, softball teams going ‘home’

The latest edition of Wildcat Weekly, the recap of sports news shared with more than 100 news outlets and student-athletes’ hometown newspapers throughout each semester, amplifies the previously announced development for Pennsylvania College of Technology’s baseball and softball teams.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
12.31.2020

More memorable Wildcat moments recalled

The loss of the fall and more recently winter sports seasons to the coronavirus pandemic allows time for reflection on some past achievements of student-athletes at Pennsylvania College of Technology and its forerunner, Williamsport Area Community College.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
12.20.2020

Student-athletes’ memorable moments recalled

The loss of the fall and more recently winter sports seasons to the coronavirus pandemic allows time for reflection on some past achievements of student-athletes at Pennsylvania College of Technology and its forerunner, Williamsport Area Community College.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
11.20.2020

Penn College esports coach assesses first full season

“Amazing.”

That’s how Joshua Young, Pennsylvania College of Technology esports coach, described the college’s recently completed first full season of competition in the National Association for Collegiate Esports.

“We started our first varsity season by competing in one of the top leagues (in NACE). Our teams learned to have confidence in themselves and the team because we were competitive against large traditional sports schools like the University of Michigan, Boise State and Mizzou,” Young said.

“Our main goal was to build the program for a successful future. We competed in Overwatch, Rocket League and Valorant in the NACE Fall Cup. We finished the season exceeding all expectations with our Overwatch and Valorant teams making the postseason, making that two out of our four teams making the playoffs,” he said.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
10.19.2020

Eyeing a better new year, student-athletes persevere in ‘preseason’

During a normal October, Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball players and wrestlers are highly anticipating their November season openers.

Not this year.

After the college and the North Eastern Athletic Conference announced that it had postponed all winter sports through the rest of 2020, Wildcat coaches and athletes are taking a different approach while holding out hope that competition can begin after the new year.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
08.23.2020

Loss of fall sports seasons disappoints Penn College coaches

A year of change was in order for most Pennsylvania College of Technology athletes during the 2020-21 academic year with a restructuring of the North Eastern Athletic Conference. And it was compounded when the college’s fall sports also became a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, being canceled like spring sports a few months before.

The mid-July decision sidelining fall sports athletes in men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s golf, following unanimous action by the NEAC Presidents’ Council and Board of Athletic Directors, left Penn College coaches disappointed, yet understanding.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
06.02.2020

Penn College AD discusses 2019-20 season

In a question-and-answer format, John Vandevere, director of athletics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, shares his thoughts on the recently completed 2019-20 sports season.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly