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Pittston Area boys use sweep to move into rankings in sixth

The Pittston Area boys defeated all six opponents during their first Wyoming Valley Conference cluster meet to jump into the Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Rankings of District 2 teams in sixth place.

The new rankings were posted Saturday morning.

The Delaware Valley girls made the biggest jumps within the 12-deep rankings, moving up five spots.

Pittston Area climbed all the way into the top half of the boys rankings when it ran against the opponents originally scheduled for both its first and second meets and knocked off Crestwood, one of last season’s co-champions, in the process.

The Scranton, Hanover Area, Berwick, Holy Redeemer and North Pocono boys all moved up this week along with the Honesdale, Wallenpaupack and Delaware Valley girls.

Lakeland and Wyoming Area joined the girls rankings.

The Abington Heights boys and Crestwood girls continued to hold down the top rankings.

Abington Heights posted three wins and shares the Lackawanna League lead with Scranton, the new No. 2 team, at 6-0.

When Pittston Area knocked Crestwood out of the second spot, Scranton, Hanover Area, Berwick and Holy Redeemer each slid up one spot to occupy second through fifth.

Pittston Area and Crestwood hold the next two spots.

Dallas remained in eighth while North Pocono gained a spot into ninth.

Scranton Prep slipped to 10th after suffering its first league loss.

Montrose and Holy Cross held on to 11th and 12th.

The top four girls teams remained the same as last week.

Crestwood is followed by Montrose, Abington Heights and Dallas after they went a combined 13-0 in conference duals and Dallas finished second in the Varsity Blue race at PTXC 13.

Honesdale and Wallenpaupack moved into fifth and sixth, followed by Delaware Valley. The three cluster partners are 5-1 with their only loss coming to defending Lackawanna League champion Abington Heights.

Lakeland joined the rankings in eighth.

Scranton, Lake-Lehman and Holy Redeemer dropped in the rankings, settling in ninth through 11th.

Wyoming Area is the new No. 12 team.

Elk Lake and Scranton Prep both dropped out.

The full rankings, with records and preseason rankings:



  1Abington Heights  6-0  1
  2Scranton  6-0  3
  3Honesdale  5-1  4
  4Berwick  0-0  5
  5Holy Redeemer  6-0  6
  6Pittston Area  6-0NR
  7Crestwood  3-1  2
  8Dallas  2-1  8
  9North Pocono  5-110
10Scranton Prep  5-1  7
11Montrose  5-111
12Holy Cross  5-112


  1Crestwood  4-0  1
  2Montrose  6-0  2
  3Abington Heights  6-0  3
  4Dallas  3-0  4
  5Honesdale  5-1  9
  6Wallenpaupack  5-110
  7Delaware Valley  5-112
  8Lakeland  5-1NR
  9Scranton  5-1  6
10Lake-Lehman  3-0  7
11Holy Redeemer  4-2  8
12Wyoming Area  5-1NR

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