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Hazleton Area, Elk Lake use titles to move up among Super Six teams

The first one-third of the District 2 championships have been completed and the first two titles determined have an impact on this week’s Riverfront Sports Super Six Softball Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The latest rankings were released Wednesday morning, prior to the remaining four championships scheduled for later in the day.

District 2-4 Class 6A Subregional champion Hazleton Area moved up from fifth to fourth in Big Schools while District 2 Class 2A champion Elk Lake climbed from fourth to third in Small Schools.

The other move was made by West Scranton, which rejoined the rankings by reaching the District 2-4 Class 5A Subregional final.

The top three Big School spots remained the same and the top two held their positions among Small Schools going into a Wednesday championship meeting.

No. 1 Holy Redeemer hosts No. 2 Mid Valley in the District 2 Class 3A championship game.

The Small School rankings are for Class 3A, 2A and A teams.

Holy Redeemer is the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 champion while Mid Valley is the Lackawanna League Division 3 champion. They each won once last week, in the district semifinals.

Abington Heights, Tunkhannock and Pittston Area are 1-2-3 in the Big School rankings.

Lackawanna Division 1 champion Abington Heights won once to reach the District 2-4 Class 5A championship game.

WVC Division 1 champion Tunkhannock won once to get to the District 2 Class 4A title game.

Pittston Area was eliminated in the District 2-4 Class 5A semifinals to end a season in which it went 14-4 overall and finished second to Tunkhannock in the division standings.

West Scranton jumped into the rankings in the fifth spot, behind Hazleton Area, after knocking out Pittston Area, 3-1.

Berwick won to reach the District 2 Class 4A final and held on to sixth.

Honesdale fell from fourth to out of the rankings after a Class 4A semifinal loss to Honesdale.

Elk Lake traded places in the Small School rankings with Holy Cross, the team it beat, 2-1, in the Class 2A final.

District 2 Class A finalist Old Forge and Dunmore held fifth and sixth.

Dunmore lost, 4-2, to Holy Redeemer in the Class 3A semifinals.

The full softball rankings, with previous ranking and record through Tuesday, for each team:


Big Schools

1Abington Heights116-1
3Pittston Area314-4
4Hazleton Area515-7
5West ScrantonNR11-3

Small Schools

1Holy Redeemer119-1
2Mid Valley218-2
3Elk Lake417-1
4Holy Cross313-6
5Old Forge515-6

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