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CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Mid Valley boys post five victories

The Mid Valley boys posted five wins in a Lackawanna League cross country cluster meet at Mountain View.

The Spartans kept pace with North Pocono, improving to 14-0 to share the league lead.

The day started with three teams tied for first, but North Pocono handed Abington Heights its first loss.

Mid Valley defeated Scranton, 22-35, on the day when Lackawanna League teams are scored against the teams they run with each week.

That meant five scored meets for every team.

Honesdale picked up five wins at Riverside.

Mid Valley won easily, beating its other four opponents by an average of 30.5 points.

Scranton’s Brian McCormack posted a 27-second victory in the six-team meet to help the Knights go 4-1 on the day.

Mid Valley had the next three finishers with Michael Novak, Gabe Pacyna and Vincenzo Iacavazzi in second through fourth. Bradley Desmaris was seventh and Jacob Scott ninth.

Luke Pikulski from Scranton was fifth, Cohen Anderson from Mountain View sixth and J.T. Burke from Susquehanna eighth.

Mountain View went 3-2. West Scranton was 2-3 with the help of a tiebreaker win over Susquehanna, which won once while Forest City was winless.

Daniel Danilovitz won on his home course at Riverside, but Honesdale went 5-0 at the meet.

Dunmore gave Honesdale the closest battle, 22-35, but it was Delaware Valley that went 4-1 with the help of a 28-29 victory over the Bucks.

Dunmore was 3-2, Wallenpaupack 2-3, Riverside 1-4 and Old Forge 0-5 at the meet.

Honesdale was led by Aidan LaTourette in second, Luke Murray in fifth and the combination of Joseph Taraschuk, Logan Novobilski and James Ahern in ninth through 11th.

Dunmore had Joe Cardillo and Tommy Clark in third and fourth.

Wallenpaupack’s Alec Crouthamel was sixth.

Delaware Valley’s four wins were led by Kowal Griffen and Kameen Nixon coming in seventh and eighth.


Lacey Danilovitz joined her brother in posting individual wins on their home course at Riverside.

Wallenpaupack turned in the top team performance, going 5-0 at the meet.

Honesdale’s Brenna Dahlgren was second, Wallenpaupack’s Sara Shook third and Delaware Valley’s Kaye Meier fourth.

Wallenpaupack edged Honesdale, 26-29.

Honesdale went 4-1, Old Forge 3-2, Riverside 2-3, Dunmore 1-4 and Delaware Valley 0-5.

Forest City sisters Katy and Rachel Korty finished first and third in the meet at Mountain View when Carissa Flynn led the host Lady Eagles by finishing second.

Scranton, however, had the best team performance, getting past Mountain View, 28-29, and Forest City, 27-32, in a 5-0 day.

After Mountain View’s Kathryn Long placed fourth, Scranton had Bella Noreika fifth, Emily Hopkins sixth and Amelia King eighth.

Annika Von Ahnen from Mid Valley was seventh.

Mountain View defeated Forest City, 27-30, as part of its 4-1 day.

Forest City went 3-2, Mid Valley 2-3, Susquehanna 1-4 and West Scranton 0-5.


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Full scores of all of the duals from above available in the scoreboard at:

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