Wildcats Hosting PCAA Championships at Faxon Lanes This Weekend

Published 02.28.2006


Last year, the Pennsylvania College of Technology bowling team got an unexpected lift from its men, who claimed two state titles. This year, good things are expected, but coach Lisa Worth is reminding her keglers not to get too overconfident.

Penn College will host the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association championships for the second straight year on Saturday and Sunday at Faxon Lanes in Loyalsock Township. Men's and women's singles and doubles are scheduled Saturday with team, Baker and all-events to be bowled Sunday.

Men representing Penn College will be Andrew Hurst (West York), who carries a 218 average; Brandon Hendricks (Sunbury/206); Tim McMahon (Williamsport/204); Ben Zech (West York/194); Steve Eckman (Williamsport/189); and Andrew Parsons (Islip, N.Y./184).

"Andrew, Brandon and Tim, they're pretty much the top three bowlers in our conference and any one of those could win the all-event. We have a really good opportunity to win doubles, too," Worth said. "I don't know what the schools from the West have, but, in our conference, we have the top five men. We should do really well in the men's division."

"Going into last year, who would have thought that our men's team would have done as well as it did? I'm telling the guys (this year) that, when we went into the tournament last year, we did not have the best team. When we finished, we won because we bowled really well that day When you're hot, you're hot," Worth said, pointing out that it can happen to anyone.

Among the Penn College women bowlers, Worth thinks Lisa Ulrich (Wyalusing/169) is capable of a top-three finish. Also competing for the Wildcats will be Marly Artley (Milton/156) and Erika Banzhaf (Williamsport/140).

"It's our home lanes, so they know what the lanes are like,"she added. "I think we're looking pretty good for both the men and the women."