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Season in Review: Boys Swimming

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a step in getting ready for the 2022-23 winter sports season, is taking a look back at the 2021-22 season in District 2.


Hazleton Area repeated as both District 2 Class 3A and Wyoming Valley Conference champion.

Dallas won its fifth straight District 2 Class 2A title.

Scranton Prep won the Lackawanna League championship.


Lackawanna League: Scranton Prep 8-0, Delaware Valley 7-1, Abington Heights 6-2, Elk Lake 4-4, Scranton 4-4, West Scranton 4-4, Wallenpaupack 2-6, Holy Cross 1-7, Valley View 0-8.

Wyoming Valley Conference: Hazleton Area 11-0, Dallas 10-1, Wyoming Seminary 9-2, Tunkhannock 8-3, Holy Redeemer 7-4, Wyoming Valley West 6-5, Nanticoke 5-6, Wilkes-Barre Area 4-7, Lake-Lehman 3-8, Berwick 2-9, Pittston Area 1-10, Wyoming Area 0-11.

Final rankings

Hazleton Area was the No. 1 team in the final Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams, followed by Dallas in second, Scranton Prep in third, Delaware Valley in fourth, Wyoming Seminary in fifth and Abington Heights in sixth.

District highlights

Logan Yakubowski and Thomas Pollock each won four events to help Hazleton Area outscore Delaware Valley, 369-328, for the Class 3A team title.

Yakubowski won the 200-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke. Pollock won the 50 and 100 freestyles. They were both part of the 200 medley and freestyle relay teams that also won.

Dallas won the Class 2A team title, 248-196½, over Wyoming Seminary, which got four wins from Zhantore Akylbekov.

Along with swimming on two winning relay teams Akylbekov won the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly.


MMI Prep sophomore Woobie Kupsky finished second in the state in the 500-yard freestyle in Class 2A boys at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships. … Kupsky, the only boy competing for the Preppers, broke his own meet records in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyles while winning District 2 titles.


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