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Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 9/21

The Wyoming Valley Conference has leadership battles in four sports and key matchups in others scheduled for a busy Wednesday.

The WVC’s last two Division 1 boys soccer unbeatens meet when Dallas (2-0-1 WVC, 3-1-1) plays at Wyoming Area (3-0, 7-1).

After winning Division 2 last season, Wyoming Area is in first place in its transition to Division 1. The Warriors are the No. 2 Big School, one spot in front of Dallas, in the Riverfront United Super Six Soccer Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

WVC boys cross country co-leaders meet when Holy Redeemer runs against Pittston Area as part of a cluster meet the Patriots are hosting.

Holy Redeemer ranked fifth and Pittston Area sixth among boys teams in the Century Dental Associates Cross Country Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Both teams are 6-0 for the only unbeaten records among the 14 teams in the 17-team conference who have started their seasons.

Fourth-ranked Berwick makes its debut, running against seventh-ranked Crestwood (5-1) on the Comets’ home course.

The girls meet at Pittston Area includes No. 11 Holy Redeemer (4-2) facing No. 12 Wyoming Area (5-1).

Two of the last four unbeatens in both WVC Division 1 field hockey and WVC girls volleyball go head-to-head.

No. 4 Lake-Lehman (3-0, 6-1) is at No. 5 Honesdale (2-0, 7-0) in a meeting of teams in the Golden Dome Abstract Field Hockey Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Third-ranked Holy Redeemer (6-0, 6-2) goes to sixth-ranked Lake-Lehman (5-0, 5-1) in a match between teams in the Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings of District 2 girls teams.

The other two unbeatens and top two teams were also scheduled to meet today, but Delaware Valley’s home match against Berwick has been postponed.

Lake-Lehman, the top-ranked Small School in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Golf Power Rankings of District 2 teams, is unbeaten and has already clinched at least a tie for the WVC Division 2 title. The Black Knights (9-0) can take the title outright in an afternoon home match against MMI Prep (4-3) at Huntsville Golf Club.

The top WVC girls tennis match sends Crestwood (7-1) to Hazleton Area (4-2, 6-2). The teams are fourth and sixth among Big Schools in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The Lackawanna League has events scheduled in boys and girls cross country, boys soccer, golf, and girls tennis.

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