NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 10/5

District 2’s golf team titles were decided last week.

The individual district championships and berths in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships will be on the line Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. at Fox Hill Country Club.

Boys Class 3A and 2A and girls Class 2A will be District 2 tournaments. Williamsport will be included for a District 2-4 Subregional in Class 3A girls.

The top six boys in Class 2A, top four boys in Class 3A and top three girls in each of the two tournaments will advance to the 18-hole state championships at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Class 2A boys and girls will play Oct. 18. Class 3A boys and girls will play Oct. 19.

The PIAA used to have an East Regional step for individuals, but that was eliminated when the 2020 tournament was altered for COVID-19 precautions. The PIAA Board of Directors then decided in the aftermath of the 2020 tournament to eliminate the regional step from future tournaments as well.

District 2 will award medals to each of the state qualifiers.

In Class 3A girls, Williamsport players could take the available state berths, but District 2 will still award medals to the top three finishers.

All four 2020 champions return to defend their titles.

Billy Pabst Jr. from North Pocono, in Class 3A, and Michael Sewack from Scranton Prep, in Class 2A are the boys champions. Gwen Powell from North Pocono and Chloe Sipe from Elk Lake are the girls champions.

Two other former champions are in the field.

Logan Paczewski from Dallas won in Class 3A boys and Kyleen McCance from Hanover Area won in Class 2A girls in 2019, the last time the tournament was played at Fox Hill.

There are at least 28 other events in 5 sports on the day’s schedule with the possibility of other unreported additions from Monday postponements.

The top two teams in Lackawanna League Division 1 boys soccer meet when first-place Valley View (7-0-1 in the division, 9-0-1 overall) plays at second-place Abington Heights (7-1, 7-3) in a Red Card Cancer fundraising game at 6 p.m.

The schedule also includes a rivalry game with Riverside (4-3) at Old Forge (4-2, 5-3) in Lackawanna Division 3. Riverside upset the defending division champions when the teams met earlier this year.

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