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Raiders move up; Royals, Warriors wind up 1-2 in final rankings

Blue Ridge advanced to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 2A state tournament and moved up in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Boys Volleyball Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The rankings, which are the last of the season for the sport, were released Friday by NEPA Sports Nation.

The Raiders sandwiched quarterfinal and third-place match wins around a semifinal loss to No. 1 Holy Redeemer in the District 1-2-11 Class 2A Subregional. They moved up from fifth to fourth in the process.

Tunkhannock, the team Blue Ridge beat out of the final state tournament berth from the subregional, also moved one place. The Tigers are fifth.

Western Wayne, knocked out in the quarterfinals by Blue Ridge, dropped two places to sixth.

The top three remained the same.

Holy Redeemer added the Class 2A subregional championship to its Wyoming Valley Conference title to hold on to the top spot. The Royals avenged their only loss by beating Dock Mennonite in the championship match.

District 2 Class 3A champion Delaware Valley and Lackawanna League champion Abington Heights held on to second and third. Abington Heights lost to Delaware Valley in the Class 3A final.

Three teams continue into state play, but the ratings won’t change.

Holy Redeemer beat Delaware Valley on the way to the WVC championship and Blue Ridge in the subregional semifinal. Delaware Valley beat Abington Heights in the district final and Abington Heights beat Blue Ridge twice in league play.

The final boys volleyball rankings, with previous rankings and overall records:


1Holy Redeemer116-1
2Delaware Valley213-1
3Abington Heights312-4
4Blue Ridge511-4
6Western Wayne411-5

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