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ROUNDUP: AH girls, NP boys post impressive track and field victories

Non-league track and field dual meets got underway Tuesday for Lackawanna Track Conference teams, including a pair of meetings between defending division champions.

Abington Heights ran its girls dual meet winning streak to 91 when the defending Division 1 champions posted a 93-57, home-track victory over 2022 Division 2 champions, Wallenpaupack.

North Pocono, the Division 2 boys champion a year ago, opened with a win over host Scranton, 83-67. The Knights were one of three teams to finish tied for first place in Division 1 last season.

Tomara Seid won the long jump, triple jump and pole vault to lead the way for Abington Heights.

Marygrace Sabatini sprinted to wins in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, anchored the 400 relay win and was part of the 1600 relay victory.

Maddie Zalewski won the high jump and javelin.

Grace Steffen led Wallenpaupack with wins in the shot put and discus.

Colin Kravitz broke one of his own school records while winning three individual events before anchoring the closing 1600 relay win for North Pocono.

Kravitz won the 200 in a hand-held time of 21.6, which converts to a 21.84 record when compared to electronic-timed meets. He also won the 100 and 400.

Tommy Esgro (pole vault) and Aiden Horne (800) each had an individual win along with joining Kravitz on the 1600 relay.

In other highlights around District 2 Tuesday:


The North Pocono girls and Abington Heights boys also won.

North Pocono defeated Scranton, 112-34, by sweeping the relays while Lauren Posluszny (hurdles), Kaitlyn Kravitz (100, 200) and Soyer DeLucy (long jump, triple jump) were each winning two individual events.

Abington Heights downed Wallenpaupack, 88½-57½, when Declan Walsh won the 110 hurdles, long jump and triple jump.

The other meets were split.

Valley View won the boys meet, 85-61, but lost to Delaware Valley in the girls meet, 89-61.

Scranton Prep won the boys meet, 74-66, but lost to Honesdale in the girls meet, 94-41.


Host Blue Ridge won a close, five-set battle from defending champion Abington Heights in an early-season Lackawanna League showdown.

The match featured both of the 2022 District 2 champions.

Blue Ridge won the extended first set, 27-25; Abington Heights took the next two, 25-22 and 25-19; and Blue Ridge won the last two, 25-18 and 25-11.

Connor Cranage led the win with 29 kills and 11 digs.

Morgan Thomas had nine kills and Nick Laude eight. Carson Gallagher had 42 assists.


Isabella Caporuscio became the first Crestwood girls to score 300 career goals when she had 6 goals and 2 assists in a 17-3 Wyoming Valley Conference victory over Holy Redeemer.

Julia Glowacki added three goals and three assists. Grace Pasternick, who had two assists, and Hannah Ziegler each scored twice.

Morgan Koons had 10 saves in goal.

Lucie Racicky controlled her 100th career draw for Holy Redeemer in the loss.

Sofia Sabatini scored four goals, assisted on one and handled 19 groundballs to lead Wyoming Area past Wyoming Seminary, 9-6.

Carly Yankow scored six goals and Bella DeRiggi added five as Abington Heights defeated Delaware Valley for the first time, 17-6.


Brady Quinn and Peyton LaRocco scored five goals and three assists as Delaware Valley defeated Kingston (N.Y.), 22-8.

Xander Kelly added four goals.

The Warriors led 9-1 after one quarter and 15-5 at halftime.


Winning pitcher Maranda Runco hit two home runs and drove in five as Mid Valley routed Carbondale, 15-0, in three innings.

Runco struck out seven in her one-hit shutout.

Courtney Rebar went 3-for-3 and scored three times.

Taylor Cawley had three hits, three runs and four RBI while throwing a three-inning, no-hitter in Valley View’s 19-0 rout of Nanticoke.


Winning pitcher Aiden Paduck went 4-for-4 with four runs and two RBI in Tunkhannock’s 10-3, non-league win over Wyoming Area.

Jack Welles and Andy Roxby each had a single, double and two RBI.

Colin Donovan and Matthew Spera each had three hits in the top two spots in the batting order for Wyoming Seminary, which defeated Mountain View, 5-4.

The Blue Knights pulled out the win with two runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Dante Ruby had three hits and scored three times in Valley View’s 8-5 win over Berwick.

Zach Cwalinski finished up with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

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