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District 2 Honor Roll

The top performances in District 2 sports from the week of Oct. 18-24:

Riverside’s Karissa Ghigiarelli

KARISSA GHIGIARELLI, Riverside girls tennis

Ghigiarelli won her fourth straight District 2 Class 2A singles championship and the 2019 state champion did it in her typical dominant fashion, winning the first four matches, 6-0, 6-0, before beating Wyoming Seminary’s Ilana Rosenthal, 6-3, 6-1, in the final.

Lake-Lehman’s Nick Hockenbury

NICK HOCKENBURY, Lake-Lehman boys cross country

Hockenbury won the Wyoming Valley Conference Coaches Ed Narkiewicz Championship Meet by 18 seconds in 16:47. In the process, he helped Lake-Lehman finish tied for first in the regular-season standings by edging Dallas by a point in a make-up meet scored off the championship meet results.

Scranton Prep’s London Montgomery. (Tim Drewes Photo)

LONDON MONTGOMERY, Scranton Prep football

Montgomery returned from two weeks off to produce 406 yards and 6 touchdowns when Scranton Prep defeated Lake-Lehman, 41-8. Montgomery carried 18 times for 353 yards and 5 touchdowns and turned his first catch of the season into a 53-yard touchdown.

North Pocono’s Billy Pabst Jr.

BILLY PABST JR., North Pocono boys golf

Pabst finished as state runner-up in Class 3A, reaching a playoff for the title at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships by shooting a 2-under-par, 69 at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

Abington Heights’ Bella Peters

BELLA PETERS, Abington Heights girls tennis

Peters won her fourth straight District 2 Class 3A singles championship, losing just two games in eight sets during the tournament.

Wyoming Area’s Rocco Pizano

ROCCO PIZANO, Wyoming Area football

Pizano scored three touchdowns and intercepted two passes in Wyoming Area’s 35-6 rout at Dunmore. Pizano needed just 4 carries to rush for 166 yards and the 3 touchdowns.

Dunmore’s Ciera Toomey

CIERA TOOMEY, Dunmore girls golf

Toomey earned her second straight state golf medal when she shot 8-over-par, 80 at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York to place sixth in Class 2A at the PIAA Championships.

Blue Ridge’s Gerald Welsted (Photo courtesy of Scott Summers)

GERALD WELSTED, Blue Ridge boys soccer

Welsted had 5 goals in 2 games and set a school record while Blue Ridge was winning on consecutive days to extend its winning streak to 11 and secure the Lackawanna League Division 3 championship. Welsted scored twice in a 5-2 win over Riverside, then three more times in a 7-0 victory over Mid Valley. In that game, Welsted’s first goal tied a school single-season record, second broke it and third allowed him to finish the regular season with 34.


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