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Holy Redeemer moves to top spot

The Riverfront Sports Super Six Baseball Power Rankings of District 2 teams have their third No. 1 Small School in three weeks.

Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 champion Holy Redeemer moved from third to first in the rankings, which were released Tuesday afternoon.

The Royals gained ground when the teams above them both lost.

Honesdale and Elk Lake also moved up this week while Dallas rejoined the rankings.

Lackawanna League Division 1 champion North Pocono remains in the Big School No. 1 position despite a loss to Abington Heights.

WVC Division 1 champ Hazleton Area and Pittston Area continue to hold second and third.

Honesdale jumped from sixth to fourth with two wins, including a 15-0 rout of Old Forge in the playoff to decide the Lackawanna Division 2 title.

Dallas is back in the fifth spot.

Abington Heights dropped from fourth to sixth after being upset in Monday’s District 2 Class 5A quarterfinals, the first day of district play.

Scranton Prep lost three straight and dropped out of the rankings.

Holy Redeemer won its only game of the week, 9-6, over Holy Cross.

Mid Valley, which lost to Honesdale, held second.

Old Forge dropped from first to third after its playoff loss.

Lake-Lehman is still fourth.

Lackawanna Division 3 champion Elk Lake moved from sixth to fifth to trade places with Riverside.

The full baseball rankings, with last week’s ranking and current records:


Big Schools

RankTeamLast RankRecord
1North Pocono1 18-2
2Hazleton Area2 16-4
3Pittston Area3 17-3
4Honesdale6 16-4
5DallasNR 12-7
6Abington Heights4 12-6

Small Schools

RankTeamLast RankRecord
1Holy Redeemer3 15-5
2Mid Valley2 13-6
3Old Forge1 14-7
4Lake-Lehman4 12-8
5Elk Lake6 16-4
6Riverside5 11-9

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