NEPA Sports Nation

District 2 Honor Roll

The top performances in District 2 sports from the week of Sept. 20-26.

Matthew Buchman, Hazleton Area football

Buchman had two of the three touchdowns and the game-clinching interception that went into Hazleton Area turning a 15-point deficit with seven minutes left into a 28-21 victory over Dallas. Buchman was the game’s leading receiver with 8 catches for 81 yards and also ran for 35 yards.

Valley View midfielder Shay Gillen (14). (Photo by Morgan Masters, NEPA Sports Nation Student Journalist)

Shay Gillen, Valley View boys soccer

Gillen had 9 of his team’s 14 goals during a 3-0 week that kept the Cougars undefeated overall and allowed them to assume early control of the Lackawanna League Division 1 race.

Delaware Valley junior Emily Henn

Emily Henn, Delaware Valley girls volleyball

Henn led Delaware Valley to three road wins in four days, including a five-set victory over defending champion Berwick in a meeting of Wyoming Valley Conference unbeatens. Henn had 14 kills, 15 service points, 9 aces and 2 blocks against Berwick. For the 3 matches, she had 46 kills, 29 points, 15 aces, 12 digs and 3 blocks.

Elk Lake senior Krista Jones

Krista Jones, Elk Lake girls cross country

Jones, the Center City Print District 2 Athlete of the Week for Sept. 13-19, followed that up with another two-win week. Jones finished first in a six-team Lackawanna League cluster meet, then won the Class A girls title over a field filled with state medal contenders during the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Foundation Meet at Hershey Parkview.

Scranton Prep junior London Montgomery

London Montgomery, Scranton Prep football

Montgomery makes his latest appearance on this list after carrying 18 times for 271 yards and 5 touchdowns when Scranton Prep defeated Western Wayne, 41-14, in a meeting between two of the three teams that shared the Lackawanna Football Conference Division 2 title last season. Montgomery went over 1,000 yards rushing in just 4 games for the unbeaten Cavaliers.

Wyoming Seminary junior Emma Watchilla

Emma Watchilla, Wyoming Seminary field hockey

Watchilla helped keep Wyoming Seminary unbeaten by scoring eight goals and assisting three others in three games. The University of Virginia commit scored a hat trick, including the game’s first two goals, in a 4-0 with over Wyoming Area for first place in WVC Division 1.

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