High School Sports: Penn Yan girls lacrosse wins twice; boys defeat HF-L

Gary Pinneo
Penn Yan's # 16 Heather Conklin scores goal number 2 with 24:15 left in the first period.

The Penn Yan Lady Mustang lacrosse team opened their Finger Lakes League season with two big wins on the Mustang Field turf last week.

Penn Yan 21 Newark 2

On Tuesday, Penn Yan throttled the visiting Newark Lady Reds 21-2. The hard- charging Penn Yan attack was led by Courtney Lafler’s five goal and two assist effort. Teammate Heather Conklin chipped four goals of her own and added four helpers. Rounding out the scoring ledger for the Lady Mustangs was Heather Lee (three goals/one assist), Hannah Keech and Brianna Yonge (two goals/one assist each), Hannah Christensen (One goal/two assists), Renee Burt and Mia Covell two goals each, Lynette Smith and Michaela Densmore one assist each. Jessica Covell and Devin Stahlman stopped three shots in goal.

Penn Yan 15 Wayne 4

On Thursday in Penn Yan, the Lady Mustangs scored a big 15-4 win over Wayne. Peyton Pallar and Courtney Lafler registered 5 goals each for the Orange and Blue. Heather Conklin added two goals and one assist while Renee Burt picked up a goal and an assist. Heather Lee added two goals and an assist of her own. Jessica Covell stopped four shots in goal for Penn Yan (2-0).


So far this season, there has been precious little opportunity for the local softball and baseball teams to take the field. The early portion of the schedule has been interrupted with the nasty weather woes.

Mynderse 16 Penn Yan 9

Last Thursday, the Lady Mustang softball team bucked the trend and hosted Seneca Falls Mynderse Academy at the Middle School diamond. This Finger Lakes East clash featured a healthy dose of offense with the teams combining for 24 hits. But unfortunately for the local girls, Mynderse tallied a few more hits and out scored the Lady Mustangs 16-9.

The Seneca County visitors built up a 10-3 lead early, but the Orange and Blue battled back to cut the lead to 10-8. This would prove to be as close as they would get. Mynderse scored late to ensure the victory over the Lady Mustangs (0-1).

Meg Lafferty delivered three hits and an RBI for Penn Yan, including a big double. Erika Cooper plated three runs with a double and two singles. Laura Hall added two singles and drove in one run while Becca Bailey tallied a run scoring double. Rounding out the Penn Yan hit parade, Ashley Walker contributed a triple and two singles and an RBI.


The Penn Yan boy’s tennis team opened their 2014 season last week. The Orange and Blue netsmen traveled to Palmyra to take on the Red Raiders. The Mustangs dropped this early season match 4-1 to fall to 0-1 on the young season. The doubles team of Dan Ledgerwood and Dan Gleason secured the sole Mustang point with a come from behind 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 decision.

Boys Lacrosse

Penn Yan 19 HF-Lima 3

The well-oiled Penn Yan Mustang Boy’s lacrosse machine continued their high-powered offensive ways with a convincing 19-3 win over the Honeoye Falls Lima Cougars in Honeoye Saturday.

Senior attack Bradley Voigt led the Mustang onslaught with an impressive 10 goal offensive exhibition. The Syracuse Orange-bound Voigt also added three assists to complete a 13 point day. Sean Emerson added four goals and three assists while senior Rion Davison chipped in two goals and added two helpers. Austin Fingar, Graig Gerhardt, and Sam Dirisio also scored goals for the Mustangs. Brandon Maciejewski registered 12 saves while Gage Ponsetti stopped three shots for Penn Yan (2-0) in the nets.

Track & Field

Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Academy Track and Field teams opened their 2014 season with a multiple team meet in Palmyra-Macedon last week. The Penn Yan Mustang girl’s team came in fourth place with 60 team points, while the Mustang boy’s team finished in fifth place with 13 total points.

Penn Yan’s Heather Andersen enjoyed a very successful afternoon, winning three individual events. She came in first place in the 400, 800, and high jump. For the Mustang boy’s Peter Tomlinson came in second place in the 800 event.


The Dundee Scots hosted East Rochester, Geneva and Gananda April 1.

Dundee’s Nolleen Whetham won the 200 (29.91), teammate Taylor Heitman won the long jump (12-2), Caitlin Schenck won the discus (82-0), and Elayna Eldridge won the shot put (24-10).

Jon Huber won the 100 (12.04) and 200 (24.68); Justin Brace won the high jump (5-4), Brennan Krall won the pole vault (9-0); Cody Salvatore won the triple jump (38-10); and Lance Irwin won the discus (100-1) and shot put (39-0).