In 1927, a Penn Yan Academy team won its first league championship ever for a high school which prides itself on their athletic programs, athletes, and rich sports tradition. Was it their football team or basketball team? Possibly the Penn Yan baseball team could have achieved this honor.

Well, all of these guesses are wrong. The Penn Yan Academy Rifle team took the honors as the first competitive school team to win a league championship. In fairness, there were some very good winning teams in all of the sports listed. But the organized school leagues did not truly arrive until the late 1920’s. But the fact remains, Penn Yan Academy can boast of many winning teams, talented athletes, and superb coaches in their long, illustrious history. It is time to nominate and honor a new class for the Penn Yan Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. Your input for the Class of 2017 is needed now. And, time is of the essence. Your nominations are needed ASAP.

The Penn Yan Academy Athletic Department is accepting applications for the PYA Sports HOF.

The Hall of Fame award recognizes individuals, teams, and organizations who have made significant contributions to the PYA Athletic programs.

Applications are available online at www.pycsd.org. Get your applications in as soon as possible for consideration.

The Hall of Fame Committee will be meeting in the very near future to consider nominations. Applications should be submitted to Tobin Tansey, Athletic Director, Penn Yan Academy, 305 Court St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527 by June 15. For questions concerning the nomination process, please call the Penn Yan Academy Athletic Department.