Archery Team Prepares for Start of Outdoor Season

Published 03.18.2007

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 6, No. 31

Schedule/Results/Records (Through Sunday, March 18)

Archery Saturday, March 31-Sunday, April 1 at James Madison University Invitational (Harrisonburg, Va.)

Men's VolleyballOverall record: 10-2 Saturday, March 17 at Lehigh Tournament, postponed, TBA Tuesday, March 20 host Susquehanna University at Bardo Gym, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29 host Messiah College at Bardo Gym, 7 p.m.

Baseball Saturday, March 31 at Penn State Scranton (2), 1 p.m.

Softball Sunday, March 25 at Elmira College (N.Y.) Jayvees (2), 1 p.m.

'Cat Tales ArcheryAt the National Archery Association Indoor Eastern Regional at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., March 9-11, Penn College claimed two seconds and a third to conclude the indoor portion of its season.

The Wildcats men's recurve team of Chris Adams (Pen Argyl), James Fanelli (Glastonburg, Conn.), Jason Kornbau (Felton) and Mark Lambert (Venus) placed second among seven teams, the college's highest finish ever in the event, and the women's compound team of Michelle Wright (Kendall, N.Y.), Lindsey Fackler (Halifax) and Sarah Wilson (Tyrone) placed second among six teams. In men's compound competition, the Penn College team of Jarrod Chandler (Gillett), Brad Ferguson (Lewistown), Nate Potteiger (Middletown) and Ryan Rambo (Millville) placed third among five teams.

"James Fanelli shot excellent. He shot his best scores ever. He and Chris Adams shot really well," Penn College coach Chad Karstetter said of the keys for the recurve team.

The overall results of the meet, which showed Penn College ranked second nationally in women's compound and fourth in both male compound and recurve, came after a couple of changes during the two weeks leading up to the competition.

"We made some minor equipment changes and went back to the basics and worked on form. Little things like that can mean a lot," Karstetter said.

"Overall, I was pretty pleased with the indoor scores and the way everybody fell into place because indoors seems to be more of our weak side compared to the outside. These guys shoot extremely well outside," the coach continued.

The outdoor season begins the last weekend of March, at James Madison, and Karstetter said both he and his archers are looking forward to it.

"In past years, we've proven that we are definitely better outdoor shooters than we are indoors. We're going to be right up there with the top guns again, like every year. If we continue shooting the way we are, we're going to fare very well," Karstetter added.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college's Athletics Web site .)