Penn Yan Box Lacrosse season wraps up

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Boys grade 3 through 5 box lacrosse group.

The 21st year of Penn Yan Box Lacrosse wrapped up Aug. 4 with "old men's night," which has morphed into older guys and sons night, reports Harry Queener, who thanks all the parents, players and coaches for making the season a success.

Here's a wrap up of the season:

Boys

Kindergarten-Second grade Division: The boys worked on ground balls, stick protection and passing and throwing with the coaches and high school player's assistance. This group' was sponsored by Morgan's Grocery and the VFW.

Elementary Division (Grades 3-5): The boys worked on skills and strategy under the guidance of PYA Varsity Coach Brian Hobart and Jason Paige (Keuka College Coach), and played competitive games. This group was sponsored by Morgan's Grocery, Curbeau Realty and Polmanteer Mobil.

Middle School Division: (Grades 6-8) These boys also worked on more team-oriented skills and strategy and competitive games. This group was sponsored by Coach and Equipment, ReMax, Trombleys Auto and PY XLube

High School Division: (Grades 9-12) A four team league played games sponsored by Lyons National Bank, City Hill Construction, In the Crease, and Transelco. Transelco defeated City Hill in overtime on the final night playoffs to claim the title. Lyons National Bank finished third with In the Crease in fourth place.

Girls

Kindergarten-Second grade Division: The girls learned the basic skills with guest Coach Robert Ayers helping out. Skills and games were played while high school girls played goalies and helped.

Elementary Division: Coached by Jon MacKercher, Patricia, Sarah and Sylvia Queener, these players had fun learning the basic skills of the game and playing games in the box. Sponsored by Marbles Auto, Fox Run Vineyards, Seneca Farms and the Moose Club.

Middle and High School Division: The middle and high school age girls played games under the lights with goalies Natalie Jones (PYA Class of 2006) and Rich Wellington (long time mens box goalie). Jim Voigt and Rich Moravec also appeared in goal this July for the girls. Sponsored by Knapp and Schlappi and the Moose Club

The Olympics games were held the last night of Box Lacrosse and all elementary players won medals and stickers.

"A huge thank you goes to Steve Trombley for all his help and guidance during this month of play," says Queener, adding, "Without him, there is no box. Thanks also to Jarrod Strong, Scott Bailey and Ted McMichael for helping fix the box before we started play."

Raffle Winners

First prize: Amy Hansen, $100; second: Hannah Parsons, $75; third: Jenn Clancy, $50; fourth: Deb Cook $25.

Caleb Bailey was the winner of a new helmet for being the top salesman this summer at the box.