Emily Franklin finished first in six-team cluster meet at Valley View Tuesday to lead North Pocono to three Lackawanna League girls cross country victories.
North Pocono, Abington Heights and Valley View each went 3-0 at the meet, beating Old Forge, Dunmore and Riverside, with each meet decided by at least 23 points.
The day’s results left Abington Heights alone in the league lead at 9-0 and Valley View in a four-way tie for second at 8-1 after two league teams suffered their first loss of the season.
Montrose defeated Scranton, 25-31, and Honesdale edged Scranton Prep, 27-28, leaving Montrose, Scranton and Scranton Prep in the tie with Valley View.
North Pocono and Honesdale join Lakeland at 7-2 and tied for sixth in the 24-team league.
Franklin finished in 19:15.6 to beat out defending District 2 Class A champion Lacey Danilovitz from Riverside by seven seconds.
Those two were more than a minute ahead of the pack.
Next up was Abington Heights’ show of depth, which has allowed the Comets to take the league lead.
Maia Arcangelo, Reese Morgan and Gianna Sabatini were third, fourth and fifth, with only Valley View’s Kaitlyn Newberry preventing Abington Heights from having the next four finishers in a row.
Emma Horsley from the Comets followed Newberry, taking seventh.
Valley View then came through with a similar pack, taking four of the next five spots with Gianna Godino, Paige Redman and Samantha Adams in eighth through 10th and Della Noon 12th.
Morgan Davis, North Pocono second runner, was 11th.
Honesdale edged Scranton Prep while going 3-0 during a meet at Wallenpaupack.
Scranton Prep, Wallenpaupack and Delaware Valley were each 2-1 at the meet, which included Holy Cross and Carbondale.
Brenna Dahlgren was second for Honesdale, helping the Lady Hornets overcame Scranton Prep having the meet’s first and fourth finishers, Jenna Hillebrand and Carly Schofield.
Kaitlyn Farrell from Holy Cross was third and Morgan Anderson from Wallenpaupack was fifth.
Honesdale placed Megan Kretschmer and Kira Fox sixth and seventh.
Montrose moved into the second-place tie with three wins, including the six-point victory over Scranton at Nay Aug Park. The Lady Meteors had earlier handed Valley View its only loss.
Scranton, Blue Ridge and Elk Lake each went 2-1 in the meet, which also included Mid Valley and West Scranton.
Krista Jones from Elk Lake won her third race in eight days, finishing in 19:01.8, 47 seconds in front of Scranton’s Bella Noreika.
Montrose was led by Daegan Giannone and Paige Brewer taking third and fourth, then Stephanie Summerville finishing sixth.
Scranton placed Emily Hopkins fifth and Amelia King seventh.
Blue Ridge was led by Emma Piechocki in eighth.
Mountain View was the only team to go 3-0 during a meet at Susquehanna where it was helped by edging Lakeland, 28-29.
Susquehanna, Lakeland and Forest City each went 2-1 in the meet that also included Lackawanna Trail and Western Wayne.
Forest City sisters Katy and Rachel Korty finished 1-2.
Carissa Flynn was third and Kathryn Long fifth to lead Mountain View. GG Larkin came in seventh.
Western Wayne’s Madison Kammer took fourth. Lakeland’s Morgan Lutz was sixth.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Caleb Kenyon and Aiden Horne finished first and second as North Pocono went 3-0 in a Lackawanna League meet at Valley View.
Abington Heights also went 3-0 at Valley View while Mid Valley and Scranton Prep did the same in meets at other locations to all make it through the day at 9-0 and in a four-way tie for the league lead.
North Pocono’s closest meet was 19-42 over Dunmore, which picked up one win by beating Valley View, 24-31.
Valley View was 2-1 on the day in the meet that also included Old Forge and Riverside.
Kenyon won in 16:35.5
Horne and Riverside’s Daniel Danilovitz, the third-place finisher, were the others to break 17 minutes.
North Pocono added Mason Natalini in fourth, just in front of Dunmore’s Tommy Clark.
Then, the Abington Heights pack came in.
Tommy Walsh was sixth and, behind Dunmore’s Joseph Cardillo, Nicholas Booth, Gavin Ross and Sean Rooney took eighth through 10th. Alex Duffy added 12th and Jack Sorenson 14th.
Valley View’s Ethan Williams was 11th and North Pocono’s Bruce Haines 13th.
Scranton Prep’s 26-28 victory over Honesdale was part of its 3-0 day at Wallenpaupack.
The teams the Cavaliers beat, Honesdale, Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack all went 2-1 with wins over Holy Cross and Carbondale.
Honesdale’s combination of Aidan LaTourette and Luke Murray finished 1-2.
Scranton Prep followed with Gordon Kopa and Graham Owen in third and fourth, then also added Ryan Flaim in sixth and Colin Comerford in eighth.
Wallenpaupack had Alec Crouthamel and Nick Warrington take fifth and seventh.
Honesdale’s Joseph Taraschuk was ninth, followed by Delaware Valley’s lead runner, Griffen Kowal.
Spencer Decker led Holy Cross, taking 11th.
Mid Valley went 3-0, including a 26-29 victory over Montrose in West Scranton’s home meet at Nay Aug Park.
Montrose and Blue Ridge wound up 2-1 on the day while Scranton and Elk Lake went 1-2.
Brian McCormack from Scranton won in 16:33.9.
Montrose’s Nathaniel Sinkovich was second followed by the Mid Valley trio of Michael Novak, Gabe Pacyna and Vincenzo Iacavazzi.
Blue Ridge’s Heath Bowker and Elk Lake’s Justice Johnson led their teams, taking sixth and seventh.
Lakeland and Lackawanna Trail each went 3-0 in a meet at Susquehanna winning each decision by at least 18 points.
Susquehanna and Mountain View picked up one win in the meet that included Forest City and Western Wayne.
Lakeland’s Scott Bevilacqua won.
Lackawanna Trail’s Brayden Clarke was second, followed by Mountain View’s Cohen Anderson, Lakeland’s Dylan Kopa, Susquehanna’s J.T. Burke and Lakeland’s Tommy Vinansky.
Deegan Ross, Michael Bluhm and Cole Henry then placed seventh, eighth and ninth for Lackawanna Trail.
Hannah Karp had a hat trick as Wallenpaupack defeated Tunkhannock, 5-1, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 game.
Nanticoke shut out Berwick, 9-0, in the other game.
MORE TUESDAY COVERAGE
Scoreboard, including each of the 70 head-to-head team scores from the cross country clusters: https://nepasportsnation.com/tuesdays-district-2-scoreboard-5/.
Abington Heights-Riverside girls tennis match: https://nepasportsnation.com/comets-beat-lady-vikes-in-lackawanna-girls-tennis/.
Girls volleyball roundup: https://nepasportsnation.com/girls-volleyball-henn-leads-dv-to-win-at-berwick/.
Lackawanna League girls golf qualifier: https://nepasportsnation.com/powell-toomey-lead-qualifying/.
Lackawanna League girls golf qualifying scores: https://nepasportsnation.com/lackawanna-league-golf-scores/.
Soccer roundup (boys and girls): https://nepasportsnation.com/soccer-roundup-ah-dv-post-division-1-girls-wins/.
Girls tennis roundup: https://nepasportsnation.com/girls-tennis-roundup-sem-continues-to-dominate-wvc/.