Monthly Archives: January 2009

Men’s basketball drops Commonwealth game to LVC

WILLIAMSPORT — Despite senior Greg Sye’s double-double of 10 boards and 20 points, the Warriors were unable to complete a comeback attempt against the Dutchmen of Lebanon Valley Saturday afternoon at Lamade Gymnasium.

With the loss, Lycoming falls to 9-9 overall and 3-4 in the league, while LVC improves to 9-10 and 3-4 in the Commonwealth.

After finding themselves up four points early in the first half, the Warriors lost the lead at 15:20 when Dutchman Joe Meehan knocked down a three, putting LVC up 10-8. Lebanon Valley was able to keep the lead for the rest of the game, despite small runs by Lycoming.

Sophomore Sebastian Sebella cut the lead to just two as he scored a layup, getting the pass from junior Eric Anthony. The Dutchmen were able to re-build their lead, going up by as many as 16 late in the first, and taking a 40-26 advantage into the locker room.

LVC was able to keep their pace to start the second and maintain their lead. Lycoming fought back hard down the stretch, pulling within four at 2:41 when Sye put down two free throws. But the Dutchmen were able to keep the lead and finish the game up 75-68.

Sye led all-rebounders with 10, boasting nine of those on offense. Sebella was able to keep pace, knocking down 19 points. Senior Anthony Watson was big on defense, coming up with four steals.

As a team, the Warriors were able to overcome a deficit from the first half, outscoring Lebanon Valley 42-35 in the second half to keep their hopes alive.

Lycoming will be back in action this Monday when they host New Jersey City University, 7 p.m. at the Lamade Gymnasium.

Lebanon Valley College vs Lycoming College
1/31/09 3:00 pm at Lamade Gymnasium, (Williamsport, Pa.)
At Lamade Gymnasium, (Williamsport, Pa.)


Kyle Enoch 8-12 5-5 27; Joe Meehan 4-12 5-6 14; Sean Macintosh 4-6 0-0 11;
Dan Dunkelberger 2-3 6-6 10; Grant Becker 2-4 1-2 5; Matt Staub 1-3 0-2 2;
Dustin Kerns 1-2 0-0 2; Anthony Trautman 1-3 0-0 2; Eric Humphrey 0-0 2-4 2.
Totals 23-45 19-25 75.

Greg Sye 9-14 2-2 20; Sebastian Sabella 7-12 4-5 19; Eric Anthony 4-18 2-2
12; Will Kelly 3-11 0-0 7; Mike Bradley 1-5 4-4 6; James Oberlies 1-3 1-2 3;
Anthony Watson 0-2 1-2 1; John Caggiano 0-1 0-0 0; Austin Smith 0-0 0-0 0;
Jemayne Nowlin 0-4 0-0 0; Brandon Wilkinson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-71 14-17

Lebanon Valley College…….. 40 35 – 75
Lycoming College………….. 26 42 – 68

3-point goals–Lebanon Valley College 10-16 (Kyle Enoch 6-9; Sean Macintosh
3-3; Joe Meehan 1-1; Matt Staub 0-2; Anthony Trautman 0-1), Lycoming College
4-25 (Eric Anthony 2-12; Sebastian Sabella 1-5; Will Kelly 1-5; Anthony
Watson 0-2; Jemayne Nowlin 0-1). Fouled out–Lebanon Valley College-None,
Lycoming College-None. Rebounds–Lebanon Valley College 36 (Dan Dunkelberger
8), Lycoming College 41 (Greg Sye 10). Assists–Lebanon Valley College 14
(Joe Meehan 5), Lycoming College 12 (Anthony Watson 4). Total fouls–Lebanon
Valley College 15, Lycoming College 19. Technical fouls–Lebanon Valley
College-None, Lycoming College-None. A-424


Lady Warriors fall in nailbiter 70-69 against Lebanon Valley

WILLIAMSPORT — In a game that featured five lead changes and six ties in the first half, everyone at Lamade Gymnasium early Saturday afternoon knew the game between Lycoming and Lebanon Valley was going to come down to the wire. Junior guard Jessica Zerbee led all Warriors with 17 points, blowing up for 15 of those in the second half.

With the loss, the Lady Warriors are 11-6 overall and 2-5 in the Commonwealth, while LVC improves to 12-6 and 5-2.

In the first five minutes of the game, no team led by more than three points, with the Dutchmen going up 8-5 17:40 when Lori Lidlow buried a jumper at the top of the key. But Lycoming would answer when senior forward Andrea Cooper scored a layup, giving Lycoming its first lead of the afternoon, 9-8. LVC’s Eryn Schultz knotted the game at 12 apiece with the front end of a 1-and-1, and knocked down the second to give the Dutchmen a 13-12 lead.

Both teams traded two point plays, and tied again 16-16 at 9:06 as Lebanon Valley’s Suzie Noyes drove the lane for a layup. Both squads found themselves even again at 3:30 as Schultz tied the game for the eighth time.

In the waning moments of the first half, Valley went on a small run, going up by four at 1:15 when Megan Bish picked up an old-fashioned three. But the Warriors were not to be out done, as Alicia Engler cut down the Dutchman lead to two, canning two free throws at 1:07. Lycoming headed to the locker room down 31-29.

Early in the second half, Lebanon Valley was able to amass a nine point lead at 13:42 when Lidlow took down two free throws. The Dutchmen were able to maintain their lead through most of the half until Zerbee got hot.

Throughout the second half, Zerbee was able to find the bottom of the net on several key shots, slowly whittling away at the LVC lead. She shot 5-of-6 from beyond in the second half, and got support from Engler, who tied the game 61-61 with just 4:54 remaining. Becky Leid stepped up big late as well, putting in two straight free throw attempts to give the Warriors their second first lead of the half.

With under a minute to play, Noyes gave LVC a two-point 68-66 lead with 47 seconds left. Zerbee too was able to find a three pointer late, putting hers in with only 24 remaining, putting Lycoming up one, 69-68.

But a late layup by Lidlow sealed the 70-69 nail-biter for the Dutchmen.

Leading in points on the day was LVC’s Schultz, whose 26 points were key in the victory. Lycoming was able to keep itself in the game by coming up big on the glass, pulling down 39 team rebounds, with Engler pacing the field at nine. Freshman Erin Connaghan was a big contributor off the bench, posting 14 of Lycoming’s 26 points from the bench.Connaghan also had four boards.

The Lady Warriors will be back in action on the road Monday when they travel to Altoona to face the Penn State branch campus. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

Lebanon Valley College vs Lycoming College
1/31/09 1:00 pm at Lamade Gymnasium, (Williamsport, Pa.)
At Lamade Gymnasium, (Williamsport, Pa.)
Eryn Schultz 8-15 4-4 26; Lori Lidlow 5-10 4-6 15; Andrea Hoover 3-6 3-4 11;
Suzie Noyes 3-6 1-2 8; Megan Bish 3-9 1-1 8; Caitlin Murphy 1-6 0-0 2; Kayla
Fulfer 0-1 0-0 0; Amie Bickert 0-0 0-0 0; Chelsea Kehr 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
23-54 13-17 70.

Jessica Zerbee 5-8 2-3 17; Alicia Engler 6-15 0-1 16; Rebecca Leid 4-5 6-6
14; Allison Mock 2-10 2-2 7; Erin Connaghan 2-2 2-2 6; Kaitlyn Ober 2-6 0-1
4; Jessica Nabholz 0-1 3-4 3; Andrea Cooper 1-6 0-0 2; Rebecca Spencer 0-1
0-0 0; Amanda Hart 0-1 0-0 0; Renee Freeden 0-0 0-0 0; Gina Manbeck 0-0 0-0
0. Totals 22-55 15-19 69.

Lebanon Valley College…….. 31 39 – 70
Lycoming College………….. 29 40 – 69

3-point goals–Lebanon Valley College 11-21 (Eryn Schultz 6-11; Andrea
Hoover 2-2; Suzie Noyes 1-1; Lori Lidlow 1-1; Megan Bish 1-5; Chelsea Kehr
0-1), Lycoming College 10-26 (Jessica Zerbee 5-8; Alicia Engler 4-8; Allison
Mock 1-6; Jessica Nabholz 0-1; Andrea Cooper 0-3).
Rebounds–Lebanon Valley College
30 (Suzie Noyes 7),
Lycoming College 39 (Alicia Engler 11).
Valley College 18 (Lori Lidlow 5; Andrea Hoover 5), Lycoming College 12
(Allison Mock 3).

Total fouls–Lebanon Valley College 17, Lycoming College 17.

Pennsylvania Avenue Restaurateur is Next Visiting Chef

Williamsport – Pennsylvania College of Technology will host a renowned Washington, D.C., chef and restaurateur in February as part of its Visiting Chef Series.

The series invites accomplished chefs to the college’s campus to mentor and work alongside students in the college’s School of Hospitality over several days, culminating in the elaborate Visiting Chef dinner to benefit scholarship funds.

Chef Robert Kinkead, chef and owner of Kinkead’s: An American Brasserie, will visit the college Feb. 25-27. The Visiting Chef Dinner, which is open to the public, will be served in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant on Feb. 27.

A self-trained chef, Kinkead’s first culinary experience came as a teenager, when he worked summers in Cape Cod’s restaurants. He continued to gain experience in some of New England’s finer restaurants and hotels.

In 1983, Kinkead was named to Food and Wine magazine’s Honor Roll of 60 of the nation’s most promising culinary talents. In 1985, he became a consulting chef for 21 Federal in Nantucket, Mass., where he later became executive chef and partner. By 1986, he moved to Washington, D.C., to supervise the planning, construction and start-up of Twenty-One Federal.

In 1993, he opened Kinkead’s — where he specializes in fresh seafood — just a few blocks from the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Kinkead’s accolades include four James Beard Award nominations for “Best American Chef, Mid-Atlantic Region.” He won the title in 1995. Since then, Kinkead and his restaurant have received the Restaurants and Institutions “Ivy Award,” Food Art’s “Silver Spoon” and Nation’s Restaurant News’ “Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award.”

With his younger brother David, Kinkead opened Sibling Rivalry in 2004. The Boston restaurant showcases the cuisine of both chefs. His first cookbook, “Kinkead’s Cookbook,” was published in 2005.

Tickets for the Visiting Chef dinner, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., are $140. Net proceeds will be used for annual scholarships and other scholarship funds. To reserve seats, call the Special Events Office at Penn College at (570) 320-5229.

The menu and wines for Kinkead’s Visiting Chef Dinner:

Chesapeake chowder with oysters, corn, bass and Virginia ham
Dr. Konstantin Frank, Blanc de Noir, 2000, Sparkling Wine, Finger Lakes, N.Y.

Lobster with roasted peppers, pan-seared gnocchi, sherry-lobster cream and basil
Au Bon Climat, Chardonnay, 2006, Santa Barbara County, Calif.

Mustard crème fraiche-glazed salmon paillard with tomato tarragon butter and fried leeks
Henry Fessy, 2007, Moulin à Vent, Beaujolais, France

Peppered roast loin of venison with a port-green peppercorn-currant sauce, celeriac puree and butternut squash spoon bread
Eola Hills, Pinot Noir, 2006, Reserve ‘La Creole,’ Willamette Valley, Ore.

Pineapple tart Tatin, coconut-rum ice cream
Hunt Country, Vignoles, 2007, Late Harvest, Finger Lakes, N.Y.

To learn more about Kinkead and his restaurants, visit

To learn more about the School of Hospitality at Penn College, visit or call (570) 327-4505. For information about Penn College, visit, e-mail or call toll-free (800) 367-9222.

Director of College Store Recertified by National Association

Matthew Branca - Director of The College Store at Pennsylvania College of Technology

Matthew Branca - Director of The College Store at Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport – The director of The College Store at Pennsylvania College of Technology was recertified in December by the National Association of College Stores.

Matthew P. Branca retains his designation as a Certified Collegiate Retailer, a mark of distinction earned only by those who have demonstrated the representative knowledge essential to success in college-store management, expertise on collegiate retailing issues, and commitment to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. Fewer than 10 percent of eligible candidates earn the distinction, with only 17 candidates obtaining recertification in 2008.

The CCR program was established by NACS to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated mastery of the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage a retail-services operation within a higher-education setting.

To initially achieve the CCR credential in 2005, Branca met the required level of experience and passed a comprehensive four-hour exam on the core knowledge and management functions of collegiate retailing. To recertify, individuals must complete a minimum of 60 hours of continuing education and professional-development activities to keep their knowledge of the industry, trends and successful operations current.

In addition to attending educational conferences, webinars and seminars, Branca has led seminars on various topics affecting college retail operations, acted as coach for industry professionals taking online courses offered by NACS, and been active on various national and regional committees committed to the college-bookstore industry.

For more about The College Store, visit or call (570) 327-4508.

WOL Sports Videocast John Stark Interview Part 1

John Stark is the new Sports Information Director (SID) at Lycoming College. We wanted to get to know him a little better so we called him for a phone interview.