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Cougars, Black Knights final No. 1s

Hazleton Area is the last district baseball team standing, allowing the Cougars to remain on top of the Big School portion of the final Riverfront Sports Super Six Baseball Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The Cougars have been No. 1 in every set of rankings in the two seasons of the rankings on

Lake-Lehman remained on top of the Small School rankings after taking over No. 1 last week.

There is only one change from the previous rankings.

Old Forge takes over fifth place among Small Schools from Holy Cross, the team it lost to in the District 2 Class 2A playoffs, but finished four games in front of during the Lackawanna League Division 3 season.

Wyoming Area, Dallas, Wallenpaupack, North Pocono and Pittston Area wound up second through sixth in Big Schools.

Riverside, Scranton Prep and Nanticoke were second through fourth in Small Schools.

Hazleton Area won twice during the week in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 6A playoffs to run its winning streak to 22 and reach Monday’s state semifinals. The Cougars are also Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 champions.

Wyoming Area, which had repeated its District 2 Class 4A title, lost in the first round of the state tournament. Wallenpaupack won the Lackawanna Division 2 championship. North Pocono was the District 2 Class 5A champion, but did not qualify for the state tournament.

Lake-Lehman, the WVC Division 2 champion, followed up its District 2 Class 3A title by winning one state tournament game before being eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Riverside was the Lackawanna Division 3 champion. Scranton Prep was the district’s second state qualifier in Class 3A.

District Class 2A champion Holy Cross lost in the first round of state play.

The full baseball rankings, with last week’s rankings and records:


Big Schools

RankTeamLast RankRecord
1Hazleton Area122-1
2Wyoming Area220-5
5North Pocono517-5
6Pittston Area616-5

Small Schools

RankTeamLast RankRecord
3Scranton Prep310-11
5Old Forge612-9
6Holy Cross510-9

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