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ROUNDUP: Crestwood expands Wyoming Valley Conference lead

Luke Wielgopolski led three Crestwood players who broke 40 Thursday at Blue Ridge Trail as the Comets solidified their hold on the Wyoming Valley Conference Class 3A Division golf lead with a 157-170 victory over second-place Hazleton Area.

Wielgopolski shot 1-over-par, 37 while Derek Johnson and Tommy Biscotti each shot 39.

Owen Blazick completed the four-man team score with a 42.

Connor Matteo and Christian Smith had 41s to lead Hazleton Area. Gabe Fatula added a 43.

The win improved Crestwood to 9-0, 2½ matches in front of Hazleton Area’s 6-2 with five matches remaining.

In other WVC Class 3A Division matches: Wilkes-Barre Area defeated Wyoming Valley West, 176-192; Dallas topped Pittston Area, 169-178; and Tunkhannock edged Wyoming Area, 173-174.

Mike Hamel shot 2-over-par, 38 at Wilkes-Barre Golf Club to lead Wilkes-Barre Area.

Jordan Wychock added a 41 and Brady Gerrity a 44.

Luke Bowen led Wyoming Valley West with a 41.

Rhys Bonvie and Ryan Vallach shot 41s on the front nine at Fox Hill Country Club to lead Dallas.

Ethan Owen and Patrick Ruane each shot 42 for Pittston Area.

Tunkhannock got a 41 from Josh Brown at Shadowbrook Golf Resort while three other players shot 45 or better.

Wyoming Seminary defeated MMI Prep, 174-183, and Berwick downed Hanover Area, 175-229, in WVC Class 2A Division matches.

Riverside moved into a second-place tie in the Lackawanna League Class 2A Division by shutting out Elk Lake, 9-0.

Unbeaten Scranton Prep continues to the lead the division while four teams have one loss each. Lackawanna Trail is tied with Riverside at 7-1.

Western Wayne and Montrose remained tied for fourth by winning to improve to 6-1.

Western Wayne defeated Mountain View, 6½-2½, while Montrose beat Blue Ridge, 8½-½.

In other Lackawanna 2A matches: Dunmore defeated Lakeland, 5½-3½, and Mid Valley defeated Old Forge, 8-1.


The number of Lackawanna League unbeatens was reduced from four to three when Scranton Prep defeated Delaware Valley, 4-1.

In other Lackawanna matches: West Scranton shut out Honesdale, 5-0; Scranton defeated Dunmore, 4-1; Holy Cross edged Western Wayne, 3-2; North Pocono defeated Mid Valley, 4-1; and Valley View shut out Montrose, 5-0.

West Scranton lost just two games in six singles sets with Gabrielle Chantiloupe and Mia Butka winning, 6-0, 6-0, at the first two spots.

Hannah Ziegler defeated Leah Klose in a third-set tiebreaker to lift Crestwood over Tunkhannock, 3-2, in a Wyoming Valley Conference match.

Ziegler won, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) and Crestwood earned its other two points when Madison Van Gorden-Samantha Olszyk and Julia Glowaki-Olivia Jardine swept doubles.

Holy Redeemer defeated Berwick, 4-1, in the other WVC match.


North Pocono ended defending champion Western Wayne’s 15-match Lackawanna League winning streak by pulling out a five-set victory.

The Lady Trojans won the last two sets after the Lady ‘Cats had taken the lead in an extended third set. The scores were 25-18, 16-25, 24-26, 25-11, 15-9.

Blue Ridge swept Abington Heights and Susquehanna swept Montrose in the other Lackawanna matches.

Foxlynn King had 11 kills and Kate Spencer added 9 as Blue Ridge rolled, 25-7, 25-17, 25-23.

Susquehanna became the first league team to get to 2-0.

Lake-Lehman, Holy Redeemer and Tunkhannock won Wyoming Valley Conference matches.

Ella Wilson had 8 kills and had 7 aces among her 11 service points as Lake-Lehman recovered from losing the first set to take the next three from Pittston Area.

The Lady Knights won, 14-25, 25-14, 25-15, 25-9.

Brynn Giordano had 20 digs and Hailey Corey 16 assists.

Tyra Winters had 11 kills for Pittston Area. Evelyn Pourmonir added 10 points and Jess Ostrowski 10 assists.

Holy Redeemer beat MMI Prep and Tunkhannock defeated Wyoming Area in three-set sweeps.

Kaylee Gryboski had 6 kills, 10 points and 4 assists in Holy Redeemer’s 25-8, 25-11, 25-12 romp.

Abby Williams served 14 points and Olivia Bilbow had 9.


Holy Cross scored on a penalty kick and an own goal to defeat North Pocono, 2-1, in a meeting of defending champion and ranked teams.

Ron Prislupski scored on the penalty kick late in the first half and Holy Cross, the No. 1 Small School in the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams, took a 2-0 lead with 16:08 left.

North Pocono’s Evan Layland scored on a penalty kick with 12 minutes left.

Josh Mease made five saves for Holy Cross.

In other non-league games: Abington Heights defeated Tunkhannock, 5-1; Wyoming Valley West defeated Valley View, 3-1; Hanover Area shut out Mid Valley, 7-0; Dunmore shut out Montrose, 8-0; Western Wayne edged Old Forge, 3-2; Holy Redeemer defeated Riverside, 5-3; Wyoming Area blanked Mountain View, 2-0; Nanticoke routed West Scranton, 8-0; and Southern Columbia blanked Berwick, 6-0.

Kohen Stiles scored twice for Abington Heights.

Aidan Kaminski scored three times in the last 11 minutes to rally Wyoming Valley West past Valley View.

Jacob Rutkoski and Tristan Imam scored three goals each for Hanover Area.

Maynor Castro-Lemus and Tommy Clark scored two goals each for Dunmore.

Tim Roberts scored twice in regulation and Michael Smith had the overtime game-winner for Western Wayne.


Lex Kapschull and Abby Kimler scored twice each as Wallenpaupack defeated Hazleton Area, 8-1.

In other non-league games: Wyoming Area routed Mountain View, 9-1; Mid Valley handled Hanover Area, 7-1; and Bloomsburg beat Holy Redeemer, 5-1.

Hannah Fairchild scored four goals while Halle Kranson had three goals and three assists for Wyoming Area.


Wyoming Area got goals from six different players while holding rival Pittston Area to two shots and a single penalty corner in a 6-0, non-league shutout.

Nina Angeli assisted the first two goals and scored the third.

Honesdale defeated Delaware Valley, 3-1, and Dallas shut out Tunkhannock, 3-0, in other games.

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