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Showdowns set in district finals

The top two teams among Big Schools and two of the top three Small Schools are set to go head-to-head in championship games, according to the Riverfront Sports Super Six Softball Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The latest rankings were released Monday night with the district and subregional championship games set for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The first full week of playoffs produced minimal change in the rankings.

Lake-Lehman moved up and Old Forge moved into the rankings this week.

The four teams that made the semifinals of the loaded District 2-4 Class 5A Subregional remain in the top four spots in the Big School rankings.

Pittston Area (18-0) and West Scranton (19-1) are 1-2 going into their subregional final Wednesday.

Abington Heights and North Pocono remain third and fourth. Abington Heights gave Pittston Area its closest game of the year, 5-3, while North Pocono took West Scranton into an extra inning in the semifinals.

District 2 Class 4A finalist Tunkhannock and District 2-4 Class 6A Subregional finalist Hazleton Area are fifth and sixth.

The top four Small Schools remain the same.

Mid Valley, a District 2 Class 3A finalist, remains in first.

Elk Lake and Holy Cross are second and third going into their District 2 Class 2A final.

Lake-Lehman beat Holy Redeemer in the Class 3A semifinals and replaced the Lady Royals in the fourth spot, moving up from fifth. Holy Redeemer drops to fifth.

Old Forge, a District 2 Class A finalist, replaces Riverside in the sixth spot.

The full softball rankings, with the previous rankings and record for each team:


Big Schools

 RankTeamLast RankRecord
1Pittston Area120-0
2West Scranton219-1
3Abington Heights317-3
4North Pocono413-4
6Hazleton Area613-7

Small Schools

RankTeamLast RankRecord
1Mid Valley118-2
2Elk Lake218-2
3Holy Cross315-4
5Holy Redeemer411-5
6Old ForgeNR10-8

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