NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 9/29

Action starts early Wednesday with the Lackawanna League team finals in golf beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Elmhurst Country Club.

The league finals are 18-hole events in the league’s nine-point, match play format with six singles matches being played simultaneously with three better-ball matches.

The only two teams to produce perfect Lackawanna League records meet in Class 2A with Division 4 champion Montrose (11-1 overall) at Scranton Prep (14-0).

Abington Heights (12-2) and North Pocono (9-4), the second- and third-place teams in Division 1 behind Scranton Prep, will meet for the Class 3A title. Abington Heights won both league meetings and is the top seed, but the match is being played on North Pocono’s home course because it had been preselected to host the league finals.

Wednesday’s winners will be back at Elmhurst Friday for the District 2 championships. The Scranton Prep-Montrose winner faces Lake-Lehman and the Abington Heights-North Pocono winner takes on Dallas.

The Wyoming Valley Conference has a full cluster meet schedule while the Lackawanna League has one meet scheduled.

Lake-Lehman is among the teams running at Holy Redeemer, which means two of the conference’s remaining three girls unbeatens will go against each other.

Lake-Lehman is 4-0 in both boys and girls. Holy Redeemer is 7-0 in girls to lead the conference and is 6-1 in boys.

The matchups at the Lackawanna meet include Scranton Prep and host Montrose in a girls meet between teams tied for third in the league with 8-1 records.

The Lackawanna Division 3 boys soccer lead will be on the line when co-leaders meet.

Blue Ridge (5-1 in the division, 6-1 overall) is at Elk Lake (5-1, 7-1). Elk Lake has won seven straight, including six shutouts, since losing at Blue Ridge in its season opener, 2-1.

WVC Division 1 field hockey leader Wyoming Seminary (5-0, 6-0) is at third-place Honesdale (3-1, 6-2).

Wyoming Area (3-1, 7-1) is at Lackawanna Trail (2-2, 3-2) in another meeting of teams ranked in the Golden Dome Abstract Super Six Field Hockey Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Lake-Lehman (5-3) is at first-place Delaware Valley (8-0) in WVC girls volleyball.

Division 2 leader Blue Ridge (5-2) is at North Pocono (6-2, 7-4) in a Lackawanna League Division 1-2 girls volleyball crossover match.

There are also girls tennis matches and girls soccer games on the schedule.

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