The top performances in District 2 sports from the week of Jan. 10-Jan. 16:
Lydia Gonzales, Dallas girls swimming
Gonzales set two pool records while helping Dallas dominate an important Wyoming Valley Conference meet at Hazleton Area, 129-54. Gonzales won by almost 12 seconds while setting the 200-yard freestyle record in 1:56.68. She also won the 100 freestyle, anchored the winning 200 freestyle and swam a leg of the pool-record 200 medley win.
Ryan Henke, Mountain View boys basketball
Henke had 56 points and 18 rebounds when Mountain View returned from more than two weeks off to split two Lackawanna League Division 4 games.
Zac Jacaruso, Delaware Valley wrestling
Jacaruso, the 2021 state Class 3A silver medalist, won consecutive matches over nationally ranked wrestlers in overtime in the semifinals and finals while claiming the 113-pound title in the Escape the Rock tournament at Council Rock South. Including a league win over West Scranton earlier in the week, he went 6-0, with two first-period pins, a technical fall and three straight decisions at the end of Escape the Rock, a 59-team event.
Lacie Kringe, Hazleton Area girls basketball
Kringe scored 44 points and made 12 steals when Hazleton Area posted key Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 victories over Dallas and Pittston Area.
Kylie Lavelle, Riverside girls basketball
Lavelle moved into fourth place on Riverside’s career scoring list (she has since climbed to second) with 82 points in 3 Lackawanna Division 3 wins. She went 13-for-18 while scoring 30 in a 65-20 rout of Carbondale; had 25 points and 4 steals in a 50-32 victory over Lakeland; and had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists during a 66-23 romp over Mid Valley.
Gretchen Rejrat, Lackawanna Trail girls basketball
Rejrat made sure Lackawanna Trail won as the last team in District 2 to begin league play. Playing for the second time in less than 24 hours after two weeks off for a COVID pause, Rejrat had a triple-double of 10 points, 14 rebounds and 11 steals in a come-from-behind, 45-30 victory over Susquehanna.
Robbie Schneider, Lackawanna Trail wrestling
Schneider pinned four straight opponents on the way to the 160-pound title of the Dan Wickham Classic in Unadillo, N.Y. He was one of seven champions, who helped the Lions outscore the next two best teams combined in the 15-team field.
Logan Yakubowski, Hazleton Area boys swimming
Yakubowski won the maximum four events to help Hazleton Area edge, Dallas 85½-84½, in a meeting of Wyoming Valley Conference unbeatens. He won the 100-yard butterfly by almost seven seconds in 55.71, along with the 100 breaststroke as well as legs on the winning 200 medley and freestyle relay teams.
Honor Roll for first week of the winter season: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-15/.
Honor Roll for second week of the winter season: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-16/.
Honor Roll for third week of the winter season: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-17/.
Honor Roll for the fourth week of the winter season: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-18/.
Honor Roll for the fourth week of the winter season: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-19/.