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Penn College welcomes new softball coach


When it named a new softball coach last week, Pennsylvania College of Technology stayed close to home with a hire who grew up a 20-minute drive from the campus. Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the wrestling squad all saw post-Thanksgiving break action.

Former Hughesville High School and Bucknell University softball standout Angie (Stackhouse) Hunley was named the college’s head coach, it was announced Thursday. Hunley succeeds Jackie Klahold, who resigned in the fall to take the top spot at Wilkes University.

During her last 12 seasons as an assistant at NCAA Division II Mansfield University, Hunley helped guide the Mountaineers to a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference division title, four PSAC playoff berths and a NCAA Division II Regional playoff appearance. She was a member of three PSAC Coaching Staffs of the Year, helped mentor two PSAC Players of the Year, two PSAC Freshman of the Year and 20 All-PSAC first-team selections.

“My family and I are extremely excited to join the Penn College community. I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the softball program,” Hunley said. “I look forward to mentoring the young women who will represent the Wildcats proudly on the field, in the classroom and as first-class leaders in the community.”

Following a standout collegiate career at Division I Bucknell, where she was an All-Patriot League first-team selection as a catcher, Hunley played professionally in Stockholm, Sweden. She later returned to Bucknell as a graduate assistant for three seasons.

Hunley was inducted into the PIAA District 4 Hall of Fame in 2008 and into the Hughesville High School Hall of Fame in 2015.

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Angela to our staff. She comes to us with a great experience as a player and a coach,” Penn College Director of Athletics John Vandevere said. “Her knowledge of the game and her recruiting experience will be a major factor for our softball program moving forward. Her personality and energy will be a great fit for our department and for our student-athletes.”

Men’s basketball
In nonconference play at Clarks Summit University on Tuesday, the Wildcats lost, 77-51. Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, led Penn College with 12 points while he and Carson Garvis, of Taneytown, Maryland, each had seven rebounds. Clarks Summit led in points in the paint 38-18 and points off turnovers 17-7.

Stepping into North Eastern Athletic Conference play for the first time this season Saturday at SUNY Cobleskill, Penn College lost, 100-77, to drop to 2-6 overall and 0-1 in the conference. Garvis topped Penn College with 18 points while Elijah Vazquez, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, added 16 points. Garvis and Sosa each had 10 rebounds. Cobleskill led in points in the paint 46-36, points off turnovers 22-10 and fast-break points 18-7.

The Wildcats now are idle until Jan. 2.

NEAC South standings (through Sunday): Penn State Abington 1-0, Penn State Harrisburg 1-0, Gallaudet University 1-0, Penn College 0-1, Lancaster Bible College 0-1, Penn State Berks 0-1.

NEAC North standings (through Sunday): SUNY Cobleskill 1-0, Morrisville State College 1-0, SUNY Poly 1-0, Cazenovia College 0-1, Keuka College 0-1, Wells College 0-1.

Women’s basketball
In its first conference game of the season Saturday at SUNY Cobleskill, Penn College fell, 70-60, to drop to 1-5 overall and 0-1 in the NEAC. The Wildcats led 17-12 after one quarter and were in front by seven twice in the second frame before Cobleskill opened a five-point halftime lead. Penn College briefly regained the lead in the third period and cut its deficit to one in the fourth before losing. Madison Klock, of Elysburg, and Tori Wolfe, of Dalmatia, each scored 12 points to lead the Wildcats while Ja’Quela Dyer, of Dover, Delaware, added 11 points and pulled down a game- and career-best 21 rebounds – nine on offense and 12 on defense. The biggest statistical difference in the contest came at the charity stripe, where Cobleskill was 17 of 26 and Penn College 6 of 10.

NEAC South standings (through Sunday): Penn State Harrisburg 1-0, Penn State Abington 1-0, Penn College 0-1, Gallaudet University 0-1, Penn State Berks 0-1, Lancaster Bible College 0-1.

NEAC North standings (through Sunday): SUNY Poly 1-0, Morrisville State College 1-0, SUNY Cobleskill 1-0, Cazenovia College 1-0, Keuka College 0-1, Wells College 0-1.

Wrestling
After Friday’s first day at the Messiah College Petrofes Invitational, the Wildcats were 11th among 19 teams with 44 points. Mount Union was on top of the field with 124.5 points. Advancing to Saturday’s consolation rounds were David Galasso, of East Smithfield, at 184 pounds, and Jared Mooney, of Palmerton, at 197.

On Saturday, Galasso finished sixth and Mooney seventh while Penn College ended 13th with 48.5 points in the team race that was won by Mount Union with 216 points. Galasso lost on a technical fall in his final bout while Mooney won on an overtime decision.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s basketball
Overall: 2-6
NEAC: 0-1
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – at Clarks Summit University, L, 77-51
Saturday, Dec. 7 – at SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), L, 100-77
Thursday, Jan. 2 – at King’s College, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 7 – at Pitt-Greensburg, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 – host Cazenovia College (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12 – host Morrisville State College (NEAC), noon

Women’s basketball
Overall 1-5
NEAC: 0-1
Monday, Dec. 2 – host Wilson College, ppd.
Saturday, Dec. 7 – at SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), L, 70-60
Saturday, Dec. 14 – host Bryn Mawr College, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 – at Centenary College, 1 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 6 – at Marywood University, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 – host Cazenovia College (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12 – host Morrisville State College (NEAC), 2 p.m.

Wrestling
Overall: 0-5
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 6-7 – at Messiah Petrofes Invitational, finished 13th in a 19-team field
Thursday, Dec. 19 – at Mt. St. Joseph University with Alma College, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 – Gator Boot Duals at Nashville, Tenn., 9 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 – North-South Duals at Collegeville, 10 a.m.

For more about NEAC, visit the conference website.

For more information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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