School tag: Wallenpaupack, Hazleton Area, Lake-Lehman, Dallas, Western Wayne, Blue Ridge, Abington Heights, Riverside, Holy Cross, Pittston Area
Sprinter Colin Kravitz led the way as North Pocono prevented Wallenpaupack from winning the Lackawanna Track Conference Division 2 boys title and took over the division lead by beating the host Buckhorns, 96-54, Monday.
Wallenpaupack was trying to complete its division schedule with a 4-0 record.
Instead, North Pocono, the top-ranked Big School boys team in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams, took the lead at 2-0.
Wallenpaupack is ranked sixth in the Super Six.
Matthew Cusatis won all three jumps and the 100-meter dash as Hazleton Area remained undefeated in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 with a 103-43 romp over Dallas.
Sean Hanley won the shot put, discus and high jump to lead Lake-Lehman to a 101-40 victory over Hanover Area in WVC Division 2.
Western Wayne recovered from a potentially devastating, second-set loss to defeat second-place Blue Ridge, 20-25, 9-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-12, in a Lackawanna match that allowed idle Abington Heights to clinch at least a tie for the league title.
Matt Henneforth led the way with 21 kills.
Owen Kotchessa added six kills and Brett Schane five for the Wildcats.
Caleb Hoch contributed 34 assists, 11 digs and 2 blocks.
Connor Cranage had 19 kills and 3 blocks for Blue Ridge.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Scarlett Hobson-Tomascik won the 800- and 1600-meter runs to help Dallas stay unbeaten in WVC Division 1 with a 91-59 victory over Hazleton Area.
Wallenpaupack took advantage of an Abington Heights error to push across a run in the bottom of the sixth inning and pull out a 3-2 victory in a Division 1-2 crossover between teams that entered the day with 6-1 Lackawanna League records.
Abington Heights had scored twice in the top of the inning to force a 2-2 tie.
Wallenpaupack (7-1 in the league, 13-2 overall) is chasing North Pocono (5-0) in Division 2. Division 1 leader Abington Heights has lost three straight, including two league games, to slip to 6-2 and 7-5.
Alex Gardsy had a two-run single in the first inning for the Buckhorns.
T.J. Schmalzle had two hits, two stolen bases and a run scored.
Mabret Levant struck out nine while giving up five hits and a walk in six innings for Wallenpaupack.
Wyatt Peifer walked two and struck out two in a scoreless seventh inning.
Scott Gilbert singled in the two Abington Heights runs.
Matt Show had two hits and scored a run for the Comets.
Zach Day struck out 10 in a two-hitter while Jason Janesko had two doubles, a homer and four runs batted in as Riverside shut out Dunmore, 6-0, to improve to 11-0 in Lackawanna Division 3 and 14-0 overall.
Carly Wywoda and Kaci Kranson each hit two homers and doubled while leading Holy Cross to a 15-1, six-inning Lackawanna Division 3 romp over Old Forge.
Wywoda was 5-for-5, drove in four runs and scored three.
Kranson drove in seven runs.
Tunkhannock and Berwick combined for just four hits with the Lady Tigers coming out on top, 1-0, in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 game.
Kaya Hannon threw a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts and did not walk a batter.
Tunkhannock scored an unearned run in the top of the sixth.
Emily Novicki threw a one-hitter while walking three and striking out four.
Rachel Deleo made 14 saves as Pittston Area edged Wilkes-Barre Area, 7-6, in overtime in a WVC game.
Emily Rinaldi scored the game-winner.
Tyra Winters and Morgan Hilbert scored two goals each.
MORE MONDAY COVERAGE
Girls track: Lake-Lehman won the WVC Division 2 title. https://nepasportsnation.com/lady-knights-secure-title/.
Boys lacrosse: Crestwood posted a win that should ultimately decide the WVC championship. https://nepasportsnation.com/crestwood-wins-boys-lacrosse-showdown/.