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District 2 recap – Monday, 4/17

Pictured above: Alyssa Lynch, shown here on defense, led North Pocono’s offense Monday.

Monday’s action included baseball, softball, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse games as well as boys tennis and boys volleyball matches. Find all the scores at: Monday’s District 2 scoreboard – NEPA Sports Nation.

Here are some of the day’s highlights:


Abington Heights and Scranton Prep held their annual battle for Lackawanna League supremacy, which Abington Heights won in a 5-0 sweep.

The unbeaten Comets maintained their league lead and took a major step closer to a successful title defense with the win over the visiting Cavaliers, who entered the day tied for second in the standings.

No. 3 singles player Domenic Peters and No. 1 doubles team Liam Farrell-Luke Morgan each won, 6-0, 6-0. Sam Christman and the doubles team of Manan Pancholy-Mike Klamp also won in straight sets. Praneel Mallaiah battled past Akhilesh Velaga in a lengthy, three-set match at No. 1 singles.


Gianna Adams, Pittston Area softball – Adams tossed a five-inning, no-hitter in Pittston Area’s 13-0 victory over visiting Wilkes-Barre Area in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 game. She walked three and struck out nine. Adams also contributed a hit, run and RBI.

Gavin Anders, Abington Heights boys lacrosse – Anders scored six goals and assisted on two during an 11-7, WVC victory over Holy Redeemer.

Gavin Chillot, North Pocono baseball – Winning pitcher Chillot tripled, walked and scored twice in North Pocono’s 9-3 win over Delaware Valley to remain on top of the Lackawanna League Division 1 baseball race. Chillot gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits in five innings while walking two and striking out six.

Jake Lenahan, Abington Heights baseball – Lenahan retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced, striking out 6 in the last 3 innings during a 5-2 victory over Wallenpaupack in a Lackawanna Division 1 game. Lenahan did not allow an earned run during a three-hitter in which he walked 1 and struck out 12.

Lexi Kostoff, Riverside softball – Kostoff, who recently became Riverside’s all-time strikeout leader and surpassed 300 for her career, had 15 more strikeouts in a 5-0 shutout of Lakeland. She also tripled and scored as well as driving in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Zach Lloyd, West Scranton baseball – Lloyd pitched a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory at Valley View in a Lackawanna Division 1 game. He struck out four and walked just one.

Alyssa Lynch, North Pocono softball – Lynch went 3-for-3 with a double and drove in three runs during a 12-2 victory over Delaware Valley in Lackawanna Division 1.

Casey O’Brien, Riverside baseball – O’Brien went 3-for-4 from the leadoff spot with two runs scored and threw six shutout innings as the starting pitcher in a 6-0 shutout of Lakeland in a Lackawanna Division 2 game.

Maranda Runco, Mid Valley softball – Runco threw a five-inning, no-hitter as Mid Valley made its debut on its new field with an 11-0 victory over Holy Cross in a Lackawanna Division 2 game. Runco walked two and struck out seven. She also walked, scored and drove in a run.

Karen Sickle, Old Forge softball – Sickle struck out 16, including the 500th of her career, in a 9-3 victory over Dunmore in Lackawanna Division 2.


Madison Kizer, Mid Valley softball – Kizer hit a grand slam, doubled, walked and stole a base during a 2-for-2 effort in the win over Holy Cross.

Mike Paciotti, North Pocono baseball – Paciotti doubled, tripled and scored twice in North Pocono’s 9-3 victory over Delaware Valley in a Lackawanna League Division 1 game.

Jack Wasiakowski, Holy Redeemer boys volleyball – Wasiakowski had 29 assists, 10 points and 4 digs in a WVC sweep of Nanticoke.


The Holy Redeemer baseball and boys volleyball teams; Valley View softball team; and Wyoming Area and Dallas boys tennis teams all remained unbeaten along with the Abington Heights boys tennis team.

Holy Redeemer and Nanticoke were tied at the top of the WVC Division 2 baseball standings when the day started and tied at 0-0 through five innings. The Royals did all the scoring in the top of the sixth to protect the only unbeaten overall baseball record in the district in the 3-0 victory. Luke Kopec went 2-for-3, drove in the first run and scored the second. Freshman Cody Quaglia worked through trouble to shut out the Trojans for six innings.

Mike Dubaskas and Johnathan Rocha had 10 kills each in Holy Redeemer’s 25-12, 25-12, 25-14 victory over Nanticoke.

Valley View defeated defending champion West Scranton, 12-2, in six innings in Lackawanna Division 1 softball to remain a game in front of Abington Heights and North Pocono.

Luca Argenio and Dylan Stoss won their second sets, 6-0, at the top two singles positions to help Wyoming Area defeat Crestwood, 3-2, in WVC boys tennis.

Dallas shut out Hazleton Area, 5-0, in WVC boys tennis as No. 1 singles player Jon Florencio and the No. 1 doubles team of Stephen Miller-Kevin Basalyga each won, 6-0, 6-0.


Matt Little struck out 10 in 6 innings while combining with Casey Noone on a four-hitter as Wyoming Area used a three-run sixth inning to escape the WVC Division 2 cellar by beating defending champion Lake-Lehman, 4-2.

Holy Redeemer only needed to bat in the first and second innings to beat Wyoming Seminary, 16-1, in a three-inning WVC Division 2 softball rout. Abby Williams led the way, going 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI.


Valley View slugged five home runs, producing length as well as volume in the romp over West Scranton.

Natalie Borosky had two of the home runs while Riley Cuningham, Kalli Karwoski and winning pitcher Taylor Cawley had one each.

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