NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 10/19

The last individual golf competition of the year leads the Tuesday schedule, which also includes the finale of the Lackawanna League cross country season and possible clinching games in soccer.

The Class 3A individual portion of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Golf Championships is scheduled for Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York and District 2 players could be a major factor.

Michael Marion and James Flickinger from Abington Heights get it started with 8:50 and 9 a.m. tee times.

Billy Pabst Jr. from North Pocono tees off at 9:30, followed by Logan Paczewski from Dallas at 10.

The four boys entries are joined by three girls players.

Liz Franchetti from Abington Heights is scheduled for 10, Kayla Benson from Honesdale for 10:20 and two-time District 2 champion and returning medalist Gwendolyn Powell from North Pocono at 10:40.

The North Pocono boys and Abington Heights girls look to complete perfect Lackawanna League seasons in cross country during a cluster meet at North Pocono.

They are prohibitive favorites while running against Mountain View, Forest City and Susquehanna. The top threat among those teams is the Mountain View girls (15-5).

The best meet could be Honesdale (18-2) facing Montrose (19-1) in girls on the Lady Meteors home course.

There are a total of 39 events across 8 sports with the busiest being girls soccer.

Lake-Lehman and Lakeland each have the chance to clinch at least ties for division titles in home games, but each has to get past a winning team to do it.

Nanticoke (6-5 in the division, 12-5 overall) is at Lake-Lehman (9-1, 11-5) in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2. Dunmore (9-4, 9-4-1) is at Lakeland (12-1, 14-1) in Lackawanna League Division 2.

Montrose (11-2) is at Mountain View (8-4, 9-6) in Lackawanna Division 2 while Abington Heights (9-1-2, 10-1-2) is at Wallenpaupack (6-4-1, 7-5-1) in a Lackawanna Division 1 rematch of a game that played to a scoreless tie in their first meeting.

Wyoming Area (11-0, 15-1) tries to add a perfect finish to its WVC Division 2 boys soccer season when it plays at Hanover Area (0-11, 1-14).

Blue Ridge (9-1, 12-1) tries to clinch at least a tie for the Lackawanna Division 3 title at home against Riverside (6-4).

The top girls volleyball match has third-place North Pocono (9-4, 12-7) at second-place Dunmore (11-2) in a Lackawanna Division 1 finale.

There are also field hockey games on the schedule.

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