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Dallas girls, Holy Cross boys claim district championships, No. 1 spots

The Dallas girls and Holy Cross boys return to the top of the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams this week after adding district titles to their regular-season championships.

Dallas jumped from third to first in Big School girls while Holy Cross moved up one spot in Small School boys.

The Hazleton Area and Wyoming Valley West boys and Holy Redeemer girls also moved up in the rankings, which were released Sunday night.

The Wallenpaupack boys joined and the Wyoming Seminary boys rejoined the rankings.

North Pocono, in Big School boys, and Lakeland, in Small School girls, retained No. 1 positions by also adding district championships to their division titles.

Hazleton Area, the district Class 4A champs, jumped from fifth to second, behind Class 3A champ North Pocono.

Crestwood, Valley View and Abington Heights each slipped a spot to third, fourth and fifth among Big School boys.

Wallenpaupack, which defeated Crestwood in the semifinals after knocking off Valley View in the quarterfinals, moved into the rankings in sixth place by reaching the Class 3A final with those upset wins.

Tunkhannock dropped out of the rankings after a loss to Abington Heights in the district quarterfinals.

Holy Cross ripped through the district Class A tournament by a combined 27-2 in three games to take over Small School boys No. 1.

Wyoming Area dropped from first to second after losing in the Class 2A final.

Wyoming Seminary, the team that beat Wyoming Area in the overtime final, went all the way from out of the rankings to third.

Blue Ridge, Dunmore and Elk Lake each moved down one spot into fourth, fifth and sixth.

Riverside lost in the first round of the Class A playoffs and fell from the rankings.

Dallas is followed in Big School girls by Delaware Valley, which added a district Class 4A title to its Lackawanna Division 1 championship and held on to the second spot.

Abington Heights dropped from first to third.

Wyoming Valley West beat Wilkes-Barre Area, 2-1, in the district Class 4A semifinal to trade places moving up from fifth to fourth.

Berwick remained sixth after losing to Dallas, 3-2, in the district semifinal.

Lakeland has the best record, boys or girls, in District 2 soccer to hold the top Small School girls spot. The district Class A and Lackawanna Division 2 champs are 19-1.

Holy Redeemer jumped from fourth to second after winning the district Class 2A championship.

Lake-Lehman and Wyoming Area, the teams Holy Redeemer beat in the last two rounds of the tournament, dipped one spot to third and fourth.

Montrose and Nanticoke remained fifth and sixth.

The rankings with records and previous positions:


Big School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.North Pocono18-1-21
  2.Hazleton Area15-4-05
  4.Valley View11-2-43
  5.Abington Heights13-5-14

Small School Boys

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Holy Cross15-1-02
  2.Wyoming Area19-2-01
  3.Wyoming Seminary12-4-0NR
  4.Blue Ridge15-2-03
  6.Elk Lake12-3-05

Big School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  2.Delaware Valley17-2-12
  3.Abington Heights14-4-21
  4.Wyoming Valley West12-5-25
  5.Wilkes-Barre Area14-6-04

Small School Girls

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  2.Holy Redeemer16-4-02
  4.Wyoming Area13-6-03

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