NEPA Sports Nation

Hornets move into second spot

Honesdale edged Crestwood for the District 2 Class 2A championship and jumped over the Comets into second among boys in the latest Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Rankings of District 2 teams

Both Abington Heights teams maintained their No. 1 positions heading into Saturday’s Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships in Hershey.

The Lake-Lehman and Scranton Prep boys, as well as the Wallenpaupack, North Pocono and Delaware Valley girls, also moved up with their district performances. The North Pocono and Holy Cross boys, along with the Valley View and Lakeland girls joined the rankings after Wednesday’s district meet at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds.

Class 3A runner-up Scranton is fourth in boys, behind Crestwood.

Lake-Lehman moved into fifth with a fourth-place finish in Class 2A, trading places with Wyoming Valley Conference co-champion Holy Redeemer, which dropped to sixth.

Berwick, Class A champion Elk Lake and Valley View heled the next three spots.

Scranton Prep used a third-place finish in Class 2A to be the only boys team to jump two spots, moving into 10th.

North Pocono and Class A runner-up Holy Cross round out the rankings.

Pittston Area, which was sixth in Class 3A, and Dallas, which was ninth in Class 2A, dropped out.

The top seven girls teams remained the same.

Abington Heights is followed by WVC champion Dallas, district Class 2A champion Crestwood, Class A champion Montrose, Scranton, Honesdale and Lake-Lehman.

Wallenpaupack and North Pocono moved up into eighth and ninth.

Delaware Valley, the Class 3A runner-up, was the only girls team to move up two spots, taking over 10th.

Valley View and Lakeland moved into the 11th and 12th spots. Lakeland earned the district’s second state berth in Class A.

Holy Redeemer and Wyoming Area dropped out after placing eighth and ninth in Class 2A.

The full rankings, with records, district finish and previous rankings:



RankTeamRecordDistrict PlaceRank
  1Abington Heights23-01st in 3A  1
  2Honesdale22-11st in 2A  3
  3Crestwood15-12nd in 2A  2
  4Scranton21-22nd in 3A  4
  5Lake-Lehman14-24th in 2A  6
  6Holy Redeemer15-18th in 2A  5
  7Berwick13-37th in 2A  7
  8Elk Lake19-41st in A  8
  9Valley View18-55th in 2A10
10Scranton Prep18-53rd in 2A12
11North Pocono17-66th in 2ANR
12Holy Cross16-72nd in ANR


RankTeamRecordDistrict PlaceRank
  1Abington Heights23-01st in 3A  1
  2Dallas16-02nd in 2A  2
  3Crestwood15-11st in 2A  4
  4Montrose22-11st in A  3
  5Scranton21-23rd in 3A  5
  6Honesdale20-33rd in 2A  6
  7Lake-Lehman13-34th in 2A  7
  8Wallenpaupack18-57th in 2A  9
  9North Pocono17-66th in 2A10
10Delaware Valley16-72nd in 3A12
11Valley View16-75th in 2ANR
12Lakeland16-72nd in ANR

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