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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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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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April 4, 2021
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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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March 21, 2021
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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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December 31, 2020
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Penn College esports coach assesses first full season

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“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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November 20, 2020
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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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October 19, 2020
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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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August 23, 2020
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Penn College’s challenging athletics season recalled

The 2019-20 school year for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletes will be remembered as much for what took place off the playing field – due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cancellation of the spring sports seasons in mid-March – as what was accomplished on it.

It marked the college’s sixth season as a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference and third as a full-fledged member of NCAA Division III.

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May 24, 2020
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Penn College esports program builds for future

Penn College esports competitors joined the action this spring in the Wildcat Den, an esports facility in Madigan Library. (Photo provided)

The COVID-19 pandemic took a bite out of the competitive aspect of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s first esports season, but progress was made and coach Joshua Young is optimistic about the future.

Last fall, team organization and planning took place on campus for the competitive multiplayer video gaming enthusiasts. Then, during the winter break, Young spent much of his time on weekends and nights putting together the Wildcat Den: Room 203A in Madigan Library, which was converted into an esports facility and includes 14 high-end gaming computers for competition along with a streaming station that allows matches to be viewed online by spectators.

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May 17, 2020