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One-run wins keep Pittston Area, Mid Valley in No. 1 positions

Teams in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Softball Power Rankings of District 2 teams captured six titles – one subregional, four district and one divisional playoff – in the past week.

The latest rankings, released Sunday night, do not involve any changes.

Pittston Area and Mid Valley won one-run games and held on to the No. 1 rankings.

The unbeaten Lady Patriots lead the Big Schools after winning the District 2-4 Class 5A subregional, 1-0, over West Scranton.

The Spartanettes lead the Small School after defeating Lake-Lehman, 7-6, over two days in the District 2 Class 3A final.

Pittston Area is followed by West Scranton, Abington Heights, North Pocono, Tunkhannock and Hazleton Area among the Big Schools.

The top four teams are in Class 5A.

After losing to Pittston Area in subregional play, West Scranton and Abington Heights met to break their tie at the top of the Lackawanna League Division 1 title. West Scranton won that game.

Tunkhannock won District 2 Class 4A.

Hazleton Area had already won the District 2 Class 6A title, but fell short in the District 2-4 Class 6A Subregional championship game against District 4’s Williamsport.

Elk Lake, Holy Cross, Lake-Lehman, Holy Redeemer and Old Forge follow Mid Valley in the Small School rankings.

Elk Lake defeated Holy Cross in the District 2 Class 2A final, another one-run game.

Old Forge won District 2 Class A.

The full softball rankings, with the previous rankings and record for each team:


Big Schools

 RankTeamLast RankRecord
1Pittston Area121-0
2West Scranton220-2
3Abington Heights317-4
4North Pocono413-4
6Hazleton Area613-8

Small Schools

RankTeamLast RankRecord
1Mid Valley119-2
2Elk Lake219-2
3Holy Cross315-5
5Holy Redeemer511-5
6Old Forge612-8

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