Abington Heights protected and expanded its Lackawanna League Class 3A Division golf lead Friday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over visiting North Pocono in a match played at Glen Oak Country Club.
Cade Kelleher and Luke Morgan each shot 2-over-par, 38 while winning in both singles and better-ball for the Comets.
The Comets had more wins going into the day, but the teams were even in the loss and tie columns after playing to a 4½-4½ tie at Elmhurst Country Club earlier in the season.
Conner Abel, Kelleher’s partner in the first foursome, and Alec Hamilton, Morgan’s partner in the last foursome, also won in singles and better-ball as the Comets improved to 8-0-1 while dropping the Trojans to 5-1-1.
Kelleher, Morgan and Robert Munley, who claimed the only Abington Heights point in the middle foursome, all had birdies on the seventh hole.
Jason Walsh had birdies on 1 and 5 for North Pocono while picking up the only singles win for the Trojans and leading better-ball team, with Reilly McCullough, to victory.
Maddie Valvano and Connor Mullaney won in singles and better-ball to help Dunmore defeat Blue Ridge, 5½-3½, in a Lackawanna Class 2A Division match.
Old Forge posted its first victory, beating Lakeland, 7-2.
Holy Cross topped Western Wayne, 6-3, in the other Lackawanna Class 2A match.
North Pocono easily defeated Abington Heights, 128-175, in a non-league match.
Ron Prislupski scored six goals to lead Holy Cross to a 7-0 rout of Gregory the Great in a Lackawanna League Division 2 game.
The Crusaders are the No. 1 Small School in the Riverfront United Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.
Elsewhere: Blue Ridge defeated West Scranton, 6-3, in Lackawanna Division 3; Wyoming Area downed Tunkhannock, 4-1, in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1; and Scranton Prep edged Mountain View, 2-1, in a non-league game.
Bella Granteed had a hat trick as Holy Redeemer shut out Nanticoke, 6-0, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 game.
In other games: Lake-Lehman shut out Wyoming Seminary, 2-0, in WVC Division 2; and Pittston Area defeated Tunkhannock, 5-2, in a non-league game.
Defending Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 2A state champion Wyoming Seminary remained unbeaten by handling a tough non-league challenge, defeating Bethlehem Liberty, 3-2.
Wyoming Seminary swept doubles with the teams of Anastasia Martinez-Maya Rosenthal and Jophie Li-Lisa Martens losing just four games in four sets.
Victoria Martinez posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory at third singles.
All three Lackawanna League matches ended in shutouts. Unbeaten Abington Heights defeated Montrose, Scranton topped Honesdale and Valley View beat Mid Valley.
Bianca Pizano, who had an assist, and Alexys Moore each scored twice as Wyoming Area defeated Pocono Mountain East in a non-league game.
Honesdale shut out Abington Heights, 1-0, in the other non-league game.