NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 9/11

West Scranton and Scranton will determine the best football team in the Scranton School District Saturday at 2 p.m. in Dunmore, playing there while repairs continue at Scranton Memorial Stadium.

Both teams enter the game with 0-2 records.

There is only one other game left on the football schedule, Riverside at Lackawanna Trail at 1 p.m. Riverside was given an extra day, coming off a COVID-related postponement last week, instead of playing Friday night.

Western Wayne’s trip to Moore Catholic in New York was canceled because of COVID issues with the Wildcats.

The two football games are part of more than three dozen events across eight sports on the day’s schedule.

Much of the competition is non-league, but there is some conference action in soccer and girls tennis.

Holy Redeemer, which is 4-0 overall, unscored upon and No. 1 among Small School girls teams in the Riverfront United Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams, goes to Wyoming Area at 11 a.m. for a game between two of the three 1-0 teams in Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2. Wyoming Area is 2-1 overall and ranked third among Small Schools.

Abington Heights is at Valley View, following a 10 a.m. junior varsity game, in a meeting of Lackawanna League Division 1 boys soccer teams that are 1-0 in the division.

Wallenpaupack (2-1 league, 3-1 overall) is at Abington Heights (5-0) in Lackawanna League girls tennis at 11 a.m. Abington Heights is ranked first and Wallenpaupack fourth among Big Schools in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Girls Tennis Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Tunkhannock is hosting the Lady Tigers Invitational volleyball tournament, beginning at 9 a.m.

The Scott Greens Invitational girls golf tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Elk Lake, Holy Cross, Honesdale, Lake-Lehman, Scranton and Scranton Prep are among the teams running in the PennTrackXC 12.2 at Kutztown University.

Dallas is running in the 42nd annual Centaur Invitational, a cross country meet at DeSales University in Center Valley.

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