HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP Scottish Mustangs best Wildcats

Rob Maeske

Football

Apr. 13

Penn Yan/Dundee 40, Marcus Whitman/Bloomfield 7

PY-DCS # 23 Mekhi Mahan tries to avoid the Whitman tackler.

   The Scottish Mustangs dominated a home game against Whitman/Bloomfield on Tuesday evening, holding the Wildcats to a single scoring drive. PY/Dun had the only score on the board at the end of the first quarter. However, a minute and a half into the second, a punt return that made it all the way down the field and the extra point after put Whitman/Bloomfield ahead by a point. From there, PY/Dun ran away with the game. Four quick runs by Mekhi Mahan put the Mustangs in the end zone with more than half the quarter to go. Mahan then forced a fumble on the Wildcats' next possession, a turnover that saw PY/Dun with another TD just a couple of plays later.

The Penn Yan-Dundee joint cheer leaders doing a cheer during the home football game on Wednesday. Front left is Haley Jefferson, Center is Amelia Conlon.

Whitman/Bloomfield's next attempt ended in an interception by PY's Damien Snyder. After Mahan left the field with a leg injury, the Scot-Mustangs' Brady Richardson had two carries before he was in the end zone, leaving the score 26-7 at halftime. Mahan didn't return to the field in the second half and while his absence slowed down the Mustangs a bit, they were able to snag two more TDs with carries from Jakson Jones and Nick Slavick, while keeping Whitman/Bloomfield out of the end zone all the way to the final buzzer.

   For PY/Dun, Mahan had 12 carries for 140 yards and a TD. Brady Richardson also had 12 carries for 45 yards, picking up 2 TDs. Jones and Slavick had a score each. On the defensive side, Damien Snyder had 5 tackles and 2 interceptions, Nick Slavick picked up 11 tackles and Julien Miller, Jakson Jones and Mason Peterson all had 6 tackles.

   PY/Dun's final game of the regular season will be Monday at home against East Rochester/Gananda. The Scottish Mustangs sit at 2-3 this season. After their third straight loss, Whitman/Bloomfield's record is 1-4.

Girls Volleyball

Penn Yan’s # 1 Clarissa Enos serving.
Penn Yan’s # 12 Jammie Decker delivers a spike back at the Newark team.

Apr. 8

Penn Yan 3, Hammondsport 0

   Penn Yan swept Hammondsport with scores of 25-15, 25-10 and 25-22 in a non-league that saw the Mustangs improve their record to 4-7 for the season.

Apr. 13

South Seneca 3, Dundee 1

   Dundee was unable to get the win at S. Seneca, losing with scores of 25-17, 20-25, 25-12 and a hard-fought final game at 29-27. It was their second loss to S. Seneca this season. Makenzie Cratsley had 12 kills for Dundee and Lily Hall had 20 assists. The Scots' record now sits at  4-9 overall and 3-6 in the Finger Lakes West.

Apr. 14

Newark 3, Penn Yan 1

   Newark (6-4) beat the Mustangs in Penn Yan with scores of 26-24, 25-15, 20-25 and 25-17. Penn Yan now sits at 2-7 in the Finger Lakes East and 4-8 overall. Jammie Decker had 1 ace, 10 kills, 2 assists, 8 digs and a block for Penn Yan. Kalieigh Hight had 2 aces, 2 kills and 7 digs. Hailey Trank had 3 aces, 2 kills, 11 assists and 9 digs. Faith Baker helped the Mustangs with 2 kills, 10 digs and an assist. For Newark, Michaela Colacino had 12 kills and 19 digs and Maddie Bownell had 17 assists and 4 kills. The Mustangs next match is in Midlakes on Thursday.