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Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 5/27

Championships will be decided in boys and girls lacrosse as well as boys volleyball while finalists will be determined in baseball and softball during a busy Thursday in district and subregional playoff action.

Crestwood will try to sweep the District 2 Class 2A lacrosse championships after already winning both the boys and girls titles of the Wyoming Valley Conference. Both teams are unbeaten within District 2 this season.

The boys will host Wyoming Seminary while trying to win their fourth straight title and fifth in the last six tournaments (there was no spring sports competition in 2020). They meet in a game with a revised starting time of 4.

Crestwood’s girls will travel to Lake-Lehman, which has the top seed after winning 18 straight to improve to 19-1. The Lady Knights will be trying to avenge their only loss, 10-7.

The Holy Redeemer boys volleyball team, which is already District 2 Class 2A champion will also be trying to avenge its only defeat when the host Royals try to take the District 1-2-11 Class 2A Subregional championship in a match against Christopher Dock.

Blue Ridge is at Tunkhannock in a match for the subregion’s third state berth.

Lackawanna League champion Abington Heights travels to Delaware Valley for a match to decide the District 2 Class 3A title.

The list of nine softball semifinals includes an early start and a late one.

Top-seeded Tunkhannock will host Valley View in a Class 4A semifinal at 2 p.m. Mid Valley is home against Lake-Lehman in Class 3A at 7 p.m.

Old Forge, the top seed in Class A, hosts Lackawanna Trail at 4.

The other six games are all 4:30 starts: North Pocono at Abington Heights and West Scranton at Pittston Area in Class 5A; Berwick at Honesdale in 4A; Dunmore at Holy Redeemer in 3A; Northwest at Elk Lake in 2A; and Forest City at Blue Ridge in A.

There are seven semifinals scheduled in baseball, including Wyoming Area at Valley View in Class 4A at 2:30.

The others are all 4:30 starts: District 4’s Williamsport at unbeaten Hazleton Area and Delaware Valley at Wilkes-Barre Area in Class 6A, which is a subregional; Honesdale at top-seed and defending champion Dallas in 4A; Lakeland at top-seed and defending champion Lake-Lehman in 3A; and Northwest at unbeaten Riverside and Old Forge at Elk Lake in 2A.

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