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Honesdale, Holy Redeemer teams move up as regular season ends

Both Honesdale teams moved up for the second straight week and both Holy Redeemer teams also moved up in this week’s Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The newest rankings were released Monday afternoon, less than 48 hours before the district championships.

All teams have completed their regular seasons.

The Montrose and Scranton Prep boys, as well as the Dallas girls, also improved their positions this week.

The Blue Ridge boys joined the rankings.

Crestwood, in girls, and North Pocono, in boys, completed unbeaten, championship seasons to maintain their top rankings. Crestwood was No. 1 from the start. North Pocono has been No. 1 since the second week.

The Lackawanna League champion Abington Heights girls, the only other unbeaten team in the district, rank second to Crestwood. Abington Heights is the defending district champion in Class 3A where it will square off with Crestwood Wednesday.

Holy Redeemer and Honesdale each moved up a spot into third and fourth.

Defending district Class 2A champion Holy Redeemer finished second in the Wyoming Valley Conference in both the standings and the WVC Coaches Ed Narkiewicz Championship Meet.

Honesdale won three times, including edging Montrose, 27-28, to drop the defending district Class A champion Lady Meteors from third to fifth.

Valley View, North Pocono and Scranton each went 3-0 in their last Lackawanna cluster meet to hold sixth, seventh and eighth.

Dallas finished only two points behind second-place Holy Redeemer in the Narkiewicz Meet and went 3-0 in duals to trade places with Hazleton Area, going from 10th to ninth.

Lake-Lehman and Lakeland held 11th and 12th.

Lackawanna boys champion North Pocono picked up three more wins to finish 23-0.

The top four boys positions remained the same with once-beaten teams Abington Heights, Crestwood and Lake-Lehman holding second through fourth. Abington Heights is the defending district Class 3A champion. Crestwood, which won the Narkiewicz Meet, and Lake-Lehman won three times each to finish tied for first place in the WVC at 15-1.

Montrose won its last three meets to move from sixth to fifth.

Holy Redeemer and Scranton Prep each climbed four positions to take over sixth and seventh. Holy Redeemer was second, just four points behind Crestwood, in the Narkiewicz Meet and went 3-0 in duals. Scranton Prep won three times.

Honesdale went 2-1 with a loss to Montrose and moved up one spot to eighth.

Defending district Class 2A champion Mid Valley lost to Scranton Prep, 25-33, and dropped from seventh to ninth.

Dallas lost twice and went from fifth to 10th.

Berwick was beaten in its dual with Crestwood, 20-35, with the WVC title at stake. The Bulldogs slipped two spots to 11th.

Blue Ridge went 2-1 with a loss to Honesdale, completing a 15-8 season in the Lackawanna, and joined the rankings in 12th, replacing Delaware Valley, which it defeated, 22-33.

The rankings, with records and previous positions:



RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.North Pocono23-0  1
  2.Abington Heights22-1  2
  3.Crestwood15-1  3
  4.Lake-Lehman15-1  4
  5.Montrose20-3  6
  6.Holy Redeemer14-210
  7.Scranton Prep20-311
  8.Honesdale19-4  9
  9.Mid Valley19-4  7
10.Dallas13-3  5
11.Berwick13-3  8
12.Blue Ridge15-8NR


RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Crestwood16-0  1
  2.Abington Heights23-0  2
  3.Holy Redeemer15-1  4
  4.Honesdale21-2  5
  5.Montrose21-2  3
  6.Valley View20-3  6
  7.North Pocono19-4  7
  8.Scranton19-4  8
10.Hazleton Area14-2  9

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