Penn Yan bowlers, coach earn honors

Gary Pinneo
Penn Yan Bowler Dan Fox (center) and his parents, Patty (left) and Darren.

The Penn Yan Mustang Bowling teams enjoyed one of their best seasons ever in 2010-11.  The Mustang boy’s team won the Finger Lakes East League championship, easily outdistancing their nearest opponent, Newark.  

They topped off their superb season by winning the Section V Class C title for the second consecutive year.  

Mustang junior Dan Fox qualified for the State tournament in Syracuse this coming weekend with his 1,389 total pin effort in the Section V tourney.  In fact, the Mustang’s team aggregate total of 6,226 was quite impressive. The Penn Yan boy’s team was just 39 pins short of having the entire Penn Yan team qualifying for the State tournament.  

The Penn Yan keglers success this year was not just limited to the boy’s team.  The Lady Mustang team finished second in the Finger Lakes East, and also finished second in the Section V Class C tourney.  

The post season honors keep rolling in for the Penn Yan bowlers.  Dan Fox and Derrick Fleischman were recently named to the boy’s Eastern League First Team Allstar team.  Anthony Ottaviano, Pete Fox, and Jonah Pielow received second team All-star honors.

On the girl’s side, Penn Yan’s Brendaya Parsons, Brook Parsons, and Kara Sage were named to the Eastern League girl’s All-star first team.  Shelby Button garnered second team All-star honors.  Kelsey Sage received honorable mention.

The person that orchestrated all of this Penn Yan Mustang bowling success was not forgotten in the post season awards.  Penn Yan’s hardworking Mindy Johnson, coach of both the boy’s and girl’s teams, was named “Coach of the Year” for both the boys and girls teams by the Finger Lakes League.