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ROUNDUP: No. 1 teams post wins

Five No. 1 teams produced victories in a busy Friday around District 2 sports.

Before the Hazleton Area and Lakeland football teams won games under the lights, the Delaware Valley girls volleyball, Crestwood boys golf and Wyoming Seminary girls tennis teams had already finished off victories.

Delaware Valley, the No. 1 team in the Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings of District 2 teams, swept Stroudsburg in straight sets to open its season.

The Lady Warriors are defending Wyoming Valley Conference and District 2 Class 4A champions.

Crestwood improved the best record in any District 2 sport when it moved a step closer to the Wyoming Valley Conference Class 3A Division title with a 152-185 victory over Dallas at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course.

After beating the defending champions, the Comets are 10-0 with four divisional matches remaining. Crestwood is the top Big School team in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Golf Rankings.

Wyoming Seminary ran its record to 5-0 with a 5-0 sweep of Wyoming Valley West in a WVC match.

The Blue Knights, ranked first among Small Schools in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Girls Tennis Rankings, ran their WVC winning streak to 56 matches.


Leah Weinreb had 15 digs and 9 service points as Delaware Valley overpowered Stroudsburg, 25-8, 25-811, 25-21.

Jazmyne Bates had 24 points, 7 kills and 9 digs.

Emily Henn contributed 7 kills, 12 digs and 7 points.

Katherine Quinn had a team-high 10 kills while Olivia Conza set up the offense with 29 assists.

Pittston Area swept Western Wayne, 3-0, in another non-league match.

Emma Rinaldi had seven kills and three blocks as Pittston Area won by set scores of 25-16, 27-25, 26-24.

Maura Mihalka had 11 service points and Jess Ostrowski had 10. Each served up three aces.

Freshman Lauren Beamer had a team-high seven kills for Western Wayne.


Owen Blazick shot an even-par, 36 and Crestwood had the best five scores in its match with Dallas.

Derek Johnson shot 37, Tommy Biscotti 39 and Sienna Smith 40 for Crestwood. Ray Joseph had a 42.

Charlie Letwinsky led Dallas with a 44 and Rhys Bonvie added a 45.


In their first match after giving up two team points in WVC competition for the only time in the last two seasons, the defending state champions dominated.

Wyoming Seminary lost just one game.

Ilana Rosenthal, Victoria Martinez, Anastasia Martinez-Maya Rosenthal and Elisabeth Moules-Jophie Li all won, 6-0, 6-0, while No. 2 singles player Ella Krypel won, 6-0, 6-1.

In other WVC matches: Wyoming Area shut out Wilkes-Barre Area, 5-0; and Berwick edged Hazleton Area, 3-2.

Wyoming Area duplicated Wyoming Seminary’s dominance of losing just a single game in 10 sets.

Jocelyn Williams, Ava Vacula, Ella Rau-Morgan Slusser and Jillian Graham-Erica Gilligan posted the shutouts while Cadance Cable won, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 singles.

Holy Cross defeated Honesdale, 4-1, in a Lackawanna League match.

The win was the second straight for the Lady Crusaders following an 0-3 start.


Wallenpaupack won the Lakeside Classic on its home field by defeating two local rivals, Western Wayne, 3-1, and Honesdale, 4-0.

Honesdale edged Hamburg, 2-1, in the other semifinal.

Hamburg took third place with a 2-1 victory over Western Wayne.

In non-league games: Hazleton Area edged Delaware Valley, 3-2; Gregory the Great defeated Blue Ridge, 3-1; and Wilkes-Barre Area slipped past Wyoming Seminary, 3-2.


Hannah Curry’s hat trick lifted Scranton Prep over Western Wayne, 5-2, in a non-league game.

In another non-league game, Lake-Lehman edged Crestwood, 3-2.


Both non-league games ended in 9-0 routs with Honesdale hammering Nanticoke and Easton handling Hazleton Area.


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