The top performances in District 2 sports from the week of Nov. 15-21:
SHAY GILLEN, Valley View boys soccer
Gillen scored four goals and earned Most Valuable Player recognition while leading his team to a 9-5 victory in the UNICO Soccer Cup, a boys-girls doubleheader featuring Lackawanna League seniors at Riverfront Sports in Scranton.
CONNOR HILLING, Valley View football
Hilling ran for four touchdowns, including three in the first half, when Valley View routed North Pocono, 42-7, in the District 2 Class 4A championship game. Hilling carried 14 times for 163 yards.
CASEY HOLZMAN, Old Forge football
Holzman scored two touchdowns and contributed on offense, defense and special teams when Old Forge defeated Williams Valley, 26-7, in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A state football playoff game. He ran 5 times for 59 yards and a touchdown while leading Old Forge in receiving with 2 catches for 46 yards and another score. Holzman also made seven tackles, including one for a loss. He returned a kickoff 33 yards and a punt 7 yards.
LONDON MONTGOMERY, Scranton Prep football
Montgomery carried 32 times for 193 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown, and contributed defensively to a 28-0 victory over Wyoming Area in the District 2 Class 3A championship game. On defense, he intercepted a pass, broke up another, made a tackle and assisted two more.
ISABELLA PISANO, Wyoming Seminary field hockey
Pisano had a pair of two-goal games in 6-0 Wyoming Seminary victories in the PIAA state Class A semifinals and finals. After scoring the game’s second and third goals against Line Mountain in the semifinals, Pisano scored the first goal and game-winner of the state final for the second straight year.
ROBERT ROSSI, Scranton Prep football
Rossi scored two touchdowns – one on a 42-yard interception return and the other on a 37-yard pass reception – as Scranton Prep shut out Wyoming Area, 28-0, in the District 2 Class 3A championship game. Rossi helped preserve the shutout with a third-down tackle at the 4 to stop Wyoming Area’s deepest penetration. Rossi had another tackle and another catch for six yards.
JAMES SOBOL, Old Forge football
Sobol produced 232 yards total offense and 3 of the 4 Old Forge touchdowns in a 26-7 PIAA Class A state playoff game victory over Williams Valley. Sobol was 8-for-13 for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns passing while carrying 13 times for 92 yards and another score.
EMMA WATCHILLA, Wyoming Seminary field hockey
Watchilla had a hat trick to help Wyoming Seminary post the largest state championship game blowout in PIAA history, 6-0, over Oley Valley in the Class A final. She also scored in a 6-0 semifinal win over Line Mountain.
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