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Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 9/27

One girls tennis title is likely to be formally decided Tuesday while the other ultimately could be determined in the day’s result.

Wyoming Seminary has already clinched at least a tie for first place in the Wyoming Valley Conference before hosting Tunkhannock in the regular-season finale.

The Blue Knights are 11-0 in the WVC and 13-0 overall and have been ranked as the No. 1 Small School in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Girls Tennis Power Rankings of District 2 teams all season. Tunkhannock (7-3, 8-3) is ranked fifth.

The last two Lackawanna League unbeatens go head-to-head in a make-up of a match that was postponed last week.

No. 1 Big School Abington Heights is at No. 2 Small School Scranton Prep in a meeting of 11-0 teams.

The winner will have the league lead with two matches remaining. Abington Heights would still need to face two teams with winning records while Scranton Prep has a .500 team and a team with a losing record left on its schedule.

The Abington Heights schedule includes a match with No. 4 Big School West Scranton.

The co-leaders in WVC girls volleyball also meet.

Berwick (9-0 overall) is at Holy Redeemer (7-2) in a meeting of teams that are 7-0 in the conference and ranked among the top three in the Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings of District 2 girls teams.

The Lady Bulldogs are looking to make it back-to-back, road victories in unbeaten battles. They knocked off defending champion Delaware Valley Friday.

There are plenty of other interesting matchups around WVC sports.

The top four teams are paired off in two games in WVC Division 1 boys soccer and the same is true in Division 2 girls soccer and Division 2 field hockey.

The top matchup in that group is second-place Lake-Lehman (5-1, 8-2) at first-place Holy Redeemer (5-0-1, 7-1-1) in Division 2 girls soccer. The teams also are ranked as the top two Small School girls teams in the Riverfront United Super Six Power Rankings of district teams.

Wyoming Area (3-1-1, 6-2-1) is at Wyoming Seminary (3-2, 3-4) in another Division 2 girls soccer game.

Wilkes-Barre Area (2-2, 5-3) is at first-place Wyoming Area (4-1, 8-2) and Tunkhannock (3-2, 4-4) is at Dallas (3-1-1, 4-2-1) in Division 1 boys soccer.

First-place Abington Heights (6-0, 7-3) is at Nanticoke (4-2, 5-5) and Pittston Area (5-1, 6-4) is at Holy Redeemer (3-2, 4-5) in Division 2 field hockey.

There is also cross country and golf, in the Lackawanna League, on the schedule.

Three of the four Lackawanna League cluster meets for the week are on the Tuesday schedule. This is the week in the schedule when teams are scored against the teams they run with each week as part of the league’s cluster schedule format.

Honesdale, Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack, which are all 8-1 with just a loss to Abington Heights, go against each other in a Lackawanna girls meet at Lakeland.

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