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Crestwood boys; Delaware Valley, Lake-Lehman girls clinch, move up

The Crestwood boys, Delaware Valley girls and Lake-Lehman girls all clinched regular-season division championships and used those titles to move up from third to second in their respective sets of Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The latest rankings were released Sunday evening with four days remaining in the regular season.

The Hazleton Area boys and Wyoming Valley West girls also moved up while the Tunkhannock boys and Riverside boys moved into the rankings.

North Pocono, in Big School boys, and Lakeland, in Small School girls, also won titles while holding on to top spots.

Wyoming Area, which had clinched its title earlier, completed an unbeaten season in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2, to hold first in Small School boys.

Abington Heights remained first in Big School girls despite finishing second to Delaware Valley in Lackawanna League Division 1. The teams had the same winning percentage, but the Lackawanna League uses the standings format that gives three points to a win and one to a tie so Delaware Valley, with two losses, finished ahead of Abington Heights, with a loss and two ties, in the standings.

North Pocono held first in Big School boys where it won once and clinched Lackawanna Division 1 with its second tie of the season against Valley View.

Crestwood won twice, making it four straight shutout wins, and moved from third to second after securing the WVC Division 1 title.

Valley View dropped from second to third after an upset loss to Scranton and the tie with North Pocono.

Abington Heights won three straight to hold fourth.

Hazleton Area won two out of three to move up from sixth to fifth.

Tunkhannock moved back into the sixth spot by going 3-1 with a win over Dallas, which had been fifth but dropped out of the rankings with a 1-2 week.

The Wyoming Area boys ended the regular season on a nine-game winning streak for District 2’s best record, boys or girls, at 17-1. The only loss by the Small School No. 1 was in a non-league game against Big School No. 1 North Pocono.

Holy Cross and Blue Ridge locked up the Lackawanna League Division 2 and 3 titles and held on to second and third.

Dunmore split its games, losing to Holy Cross, 3-2, with the division title on the line, but remained in fourth.

Elk Lake held fifth.

Riverside posted a 2-1 victory over Holy Redeemer, the team it replaced in the sixth spot.

Abington Heights won its only game to extend an unbeaten streak, in which it has allowed just 2 goals, to 10 games and remain No. 1 in Big School girls.

Delaware Valley won twice, claiming the Lackawanna Division 1 title on the way to a move from third to second.

Dallas lost a non-league game to District 4’s Montoursville, but was able to pin down its WVC Division 1 championship by tying Berwick. It dipped from second to third.

Wilkes-Barre Area won twice and held fourth.

Wyoming Valley West swapped places with Berwick, moving from sixth to fifth. In addition to its tie with Dallas, Berwick lost to District 4’s Central Columbia in a non-league game.

Lakeland won twice, making it 13 straight, to win Lackawanna Division 2 and stay in the top Small School girls spot. The Lady Chiefs have the district’s best girls record at 16-1.

Lake-Lehman beat Wyoming Area in overtime and moved from third to second, replacing the Lady Warriors, with the WVC Division 2-deciding victory.

Wyoming Area won three other games during the week and fell just one spot to third.

Holy Redeemer, Montrose and Nanticoke remained fourth, fifth and sixth in a week when they went a combined 2-2-1. Holy Redeemer lost to No. 3 Wyoming Area, Nanticoke lost to No. 2 Lake-Lehman and Montrose tied with Western Wayne, a formerly ranked team.

The rankings with records and previous positions:


Big School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.North Pocono15-1-21
  3.Valley View11-1-42
  4.Abington Heights12-4-14
  5.Hazleton Area11-4-06

Small School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Wyoming Area17-1-01
  2.Holy Cross12-1-02
  3.Blue Ridge14-1-03
  5.Elk Lake12-2-05
  6.Riverside  8-5-0NR

Big School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Abington Heights11-1-21
  2.Delaware Valley15-2-13
  4.Wilkes-Barre Area13-5-04
  5.Wyoming Valley West10-4-26

Small School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  3.Wyoming Area12-5-03
  4.Holy Redeemer12-4-04

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