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Dallas moves to Big School No. 1

Dallas and Montrose used playoff wins to climb in this week’s Scranton Golf Center Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Dallas, the new Big School No. 1, and No. 3 North Pocono each avenged regular-season losses to set up their Friday match for the District 2 Class 3A boys team golf championship.

Montrose won twice in the Lackawanna League Class 2A playoffs to reach the league final before losing to defending state champion Scranton Prep.

Dallas, the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 champion, avenged its only loss when it defeated WVC Division 2 champ Hazleton Area in a playoff to determine the WVC’s representative in the District 2 final. The Mountaineers moved from fourth to first.

Abington Heights dropped from first to second.

The Comets hold two regular-season wins over North Pocono in the Lackawanna League, sweeping the Division 1 home-and-home matches, but the Trojans managed a 5-4 victory in the 18-hole league title match which was back on their home Elmhurst Country Club because it was the predetermined site of the league final.

North Pocono held third when Hazleton Area dropped from second to fourth.

Crestwood and Pittston Area, which had already completed the team portions of their seasons, remained in fifth and sixth.

Scranton Prep remains in the No. 1 spot among Small Schools.

Lake-Lehman remained unbeaten and held on to second by winning the playoff to claim the WVC’s berth in the District 2 Class 2A final against Scranton Prep. The Black Knights, who were No. 1 for part of the season, have lost one of their top scorers with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s determination that junior Eli Ropietski status as a transfer student makes him ineligible for the postseason this year.

Hanover Area, which was second in WVC Division 3 to Lake-Lehman, the team responsible for its only three losses, held on to third.

Montrose won the league quarterfinals and semifinals before losing in the league final. The Meteors moved up from fifth to fourth.

Riverside dropped one spot to fifth.

Lackawanna Trail remained in sixth.

The ranked teams with their records and last week’s rankings:


Big Schools

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  2.Abington Heights12-3-01
  3.North Pocono10-4-03
  4.Hazleton Area  9-1-02
  5.Crestwood  7-3-05
  6.Pittston Area  6-4-0NR

Small Schools

RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Scranton Prep15-0-01
  3.Hanover Area10-3-03
  6.Lackawanna Trail13-3-16

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