NEPA Sports Nation

State finalists lead final rankings

State finalists Tunkhannock and Mid Valley have settled into the No. 1 spots for the final Riverfront Sports Super Six Softball Power Rankings of District 2 teams this season.

Each team has just the state championship to play and has put together a set of accomplishments as such that the teams will remain No. 1 regardless of the outcome of the final game. Both moved into the No. 1 spots last week after winning district championships and first-round state games.

Tunkhannock is ranked first among Big Schools, the category for Class 6A, 5A and 4A schools.

Mid Valley leads the Small Schools.

Tunkhannock won the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 and District 2 Class 4A championships before also adding three Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament wins in Class 4A.

Mid Valley has similar credentials. The Spartanettes won titles in Lackawanna League Division 3 and District 2 Class 3A before adding their three state tournament wins.

There are no changes from the previous week’s rankings.

Abington Heights, West Scranton, Pittston Area, Hazleton Area and Honesdale wound up 2-6 in Big Schools.

West Scranton, which had its season end Monday, made the strongest case.

The Lady Invaders had already made a rapid climb to third when they added another win in the state quarterfinals and a strong showing in a 3-0 state semifinal loss.

West Scranton, however, remains behind Tunkhannock and Abington Heights, the team it beat, 1-0, for the District 2 title before advancing through two more rounds.

Abington Heights won two of the three meetings with West Scranton, finished ahead of the Lady Invaders in two regular-season races, the Lackawanna Division 1 standings and the District 2-4 Class 5A Subregional playoff seedings race, and had the better collective results against common opponents.

West Scranton wound up as District 2-4 Class 5A Subregional champion after Abington Heights won Lackawanna Division 1.

Hazleton Area won the District 2-4 Class 6A Subregional.

Honesdale won Lackawanna Division 2.

Holy Redeemer, Elk Lake, Holy Cross, Old Forge and Dunmore occupied second through sixth among Small Schools.

Holy Redeemer won the WVC Division 2 title while Elk Lake won Lackawanna Division 4.

Old Forge claimed the District 2 Class A championship.

The full softball rankings, with previous ranking and record through Wednesday, for each team:


Big Schools

2Abington Heights216-2
3West Scranton314-4
4Pittston Area414-4
5Hazleton Area515-8

Small Schools

1Mid Valley122-2
2Holy Redeemer219-2
3Elk Lake317-2
4Holy Cross413-6
5Old Forge516-7

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