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Abington Heights, Lake-Lehman, Lakeland move up in boys rankings

The list of unbeaten boys teams in District 2 shrunk from three to one last week, leading to shuffling near the top of the Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Rankings of district teams.

Abington Heights moved from third to second and Lake-Lehman went from ninth to fourth in the boys rankings after each knocked off a previously unbeaten team.

Hazleton Area and Honesdale climbed in the girls rankings while Lakeland moved into the boys rankings.

Abington Heights and North Pocono beat Mid Valley in their Lackawanna League boys cluster meet.

North Pocono is the last unbeaten standing and remains the No. 1 team in the rankings.

Abington Heights has lost only to North Pocono.

Crestwood slipped from second to third just in front of Lake-Lehman, the team that handed the Comets their first loss, 25-30. They are among five Wyoming Valley Conference teams that have one loss with all of the teams 1-1 against others in the group while needing to face two others.

Mid Valley dropped to fifth from fourth after its losses to what are now the two top-ranked teams.

The other three once-beaten WVC teams follow.

Berwick and Holy Redeemer remained in sixth and seventh while Dallas dropped from fifth to eighth.

Montrose fell from eighth to ninth.

Scranton Prep and Honesdale held on to 10th and 11th.

Lakeland replaced Delaware Valley in the 12th spot.

There are still three unbeaten girls teams – Crestwood, Abington Heights and Holy Redeemer – and they held the top three spots. Crestwood and Holy Redeemer face each other Wednesday in the regular-season WVC finale.

Montrose, which has lost only on a tiebreaker against Abington Heights, is still fourth.

Hazleton Area jumped from 10th to fifth after beating the former No. 7 Lake-Lehman while Honesdale moved up from eighth to sixth.

Scranton lost twice, including on a tiebreaker to North Pocono, and dropped from fifth to seventh.

Valley View went from sixth to eighth.

North Pocono held ninth.

Dallas and Scranton Prep each moved up a spot to 10th and 11th while Lake-Lehman dropped from seventh to 12th.

The rankings with records and last week’s rank:



RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.North Pocono17-0  1
  2.Abington Heights16-1  3
  3.Crestwood  9-1  2
  4.Lake-Lehman  9-1  9
  5.Mid Valley15-2  4
  6.Berwick  8-1  6
  7.Holy Redeemer  9-1  7
  8.Dallas  7-1  5
  9.Montrose14-3  8
10.Scranton Prep16-110


RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Crestwood10-0  1
  2.Abington Heights17-0  2
  3.Holy Redeemer13-0  3
  4.Montrose16-1  4
  5.Hazleton Area  9-110
  6.Honesdale15-2  8
  7.Scranton14-3  5
  8.Valley View14-3  6
  9.North Pocono13-4  9
10.Dallas  8-311
11.Scranton Prep13-412
12.Lake-Lehman  7-3  7

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