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Penn College Archers Close Out Indoor Season in Fine Fashion

Vol. 8, No. 32 (Through Sunday, March 21)

Penn College Wildcat Tales The Pennsylvania College of Technology coed archery team completed its indoor season last weekend with an outstanding effort by taking three team and three individual first-place finishes.

During competition at the U.S. Indoor Eastern Regionals at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., Glen Thomas (sophomore/Mercer) won in male recurve, Kyle Bennett (freshman/Bellefonte) won in male bowhunter and Zachary Plannick (junior/Coraopolis) won in male compound. In addition to winning the male recurve, Thomas also placed third in male compound.

Teamwise, the Wildcats finished first in male recurve, competing were Thomas, Tyler Gale (junior/Kennedyville, Md.) and James Fanelli (senior/Glastonburg, Conn.); first in male compound, competing were Plannick, Dan Wido (sophomore/Shickshinny) and Brad Ferguson (senior/Lewistown), and first in mixed compound, competing were Plannick, Wido, Lindsey Fackler (senior/Halifax) and Julie Cain (sophomore/Bellefonte).

“We had a great U.S. Indoor, especially taking the top four individual places in men’s compound and Plannick and Wido scoring more than 1,180 points was really phenomenal. I’m very, very pleased with the way the season is starting out. It’s looking good for the outdoor season,” said coach Chad Karstetter, in his 10th year. He is assisted this year by former Penn College archer Brian Parker, a teammate of Karstetter’s for three seasons during the late 1990s.

Baseball Mark Shaffer (Hanover) tossed a complete-game two-hitter and Ethan Boyd (Roaring Springs) went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs as the Wildcats won their season-opener Sunday againstPenn State Harrisburg, 6-0. In the nightcap at Bowman Field, the Wildcats won, 3-2.

Softball Penn College won its season opener Sunday at Elm Park against Penn State Harrisburg, 4-2, but lost the second game, 9-6, after leading 6-3.

Men’s VolleyballThe Wildcats closed out a perfect 11-0 regular season Saturday by beating Lebanon Valley in three sets, 25-13, 25-17 and 25-22. Next up will be the Middle Atlantic Club Volleyball Conference Championships on Saturday at Rowan (N.J.) University.

Recent Results/Upcoming Games Baseball Overall record: 2-0 PSUAC record: 0-0Sunday, March 21 host Penn State Harrisburg at Bowman Field, W, 6-0; W, 3-2 Thursday, April 1 atPenn StateWilkes-Barre (2), 2 p.m. Friday, April 2 hostPenn StateFayette at Bowman Field (2), 2 p.m.

Softball Overall record: 1-1 PSUAC record: 0-0Sunday, March 21 host Penn State Harrisburg at Elm Park, W, 4-2; L, 9-6 Saturday, March 27 at Elmira (N.Y.) College (2), 1 p.m. Friday, April 2 host Elmira (N.Y.) College Jayvees at Elm Park (2), 2 p.m.

ArcherySaturday-Sunday, March 27-28 at Adam Wheatcroft Memorial, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Men’s Club Volleyball Overall record: 11-0 Saturday, March 20 host Lebanon Valley, 25-13, 25-17, 25-22 Saturday, March 20 MACVC Championships at Rowan (N.J.) University

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site. For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online.)

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