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FRIDAY RECAP: Dallas finishes perfect in boys tennis

The Wyoming Valley Conference has its first spring regular-season champion since 2019.

Dallas became the first team in any sport in either of the District 2 leagues to capture a title when it completed an unbeaten run through the Wyoming Valley Conference boys tennis schedule with a 5-0 victory over Wyoming Area.

The Mountaineers not only finished 9-0, but they won all five team points in every match.

Dan Flynn, Danny Dudick and Steven Miller all won in singles. Miller turned in the most dominant performance, losing just one game in two sets.

Ivan Derome-Jason Toshi and Lucas Carver-Tommy Pierce won in doubles.

All five victories came in straight sets.


Scranton Prep and Abington Heights improved to 11-0 and 10-0 in the Lackawanna League with 5-0 victories.

The Cavaliers defeated Montrose.

The Comets handled Mid Valley for their sixth straight 5-0 victory.


Lake-Lehman handed Holy Redeemer its first loss and took the WVC Division 2 lead away from the visiting Royals with a 6-1 victory.

Virginia Tech commit Nick Finarelli used nine strikeouts to pitch through trouble in five scoreless innings.

Max Paczewski allowed just one unearned run in two innings of relief and drove in two runs.

Lake-Lehman led just 1-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning.

Graeson Finarelli had a double and single to lead the offense.

Lake-Lehman improved to 5-1 in the division and 7-1 overall. Holy Redeemer is 4-1 and 7-1 and still holds a ratings lead over the Black Knights in the race for the top seed in the District 2 Class 3A tournament.

Lackawanna Division 1 leader Abington Heights scored seven runs in the top of the first inning on the way to a 12-7, road win over second-place Valley View.

Gavin LaCoe had a double, single and two RBI for the Comets, who built a 12-3 lead after 4½ innings while improving to 3-0 and 4-1. Michael Show and Conner Griffin also had two hits and two RBI.  

Valley View fell to 3-2 and 5-4. The Cougars got three RBI and two hits from Ryan Cesarini.

Hazleton Area improved the district’s best overall record to 11-0 with a 12-0 shutout of Wilkes-Barre Area in WVC Division 1.


Nate Melnick scored eight goals to lead Delaware Valley to a 21-3 romp over Wyoming Area in a WVC game.

Finnegan McCormack added four goals and two assists for DV, which led 18-0 at halftime.

Will Soma scored four goals as North Pocono defeated Wilkes-Barre Area, 12-3.

Will Pickarski and Aiden Evans added three goals each.


Lilian Raczkowski and Rachel Shook scored five goals each as Lake-Lehman won its seventh straight with an 18-2, non-league romp over Selinsgrove.

It was the sixth straight game in which the Lady Knights scored at least 17 goals.

Madison Lasinski scored four goals and Kortney Harry made seven saves.


Nanticoke needed just three innings to pile up 16 hits in a 20-2 rout of Wyoming Seminary in WVC Division 2.

Winning pitcher Tiffany Brogan, who hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Shaylee Heffron drove in four runs each.

The first eight players in the order had two hits each, including Riley Baird’s triple and Emily Brown’s double. Brown scored three times and drove in three runs.

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