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TUESDAY’S ROUNDUP: Trail claims share of Division 3 golf lead

Lackawanna Trail swept the first and last foursomes Tuesday at Rock Creek Golf Course to hand Lakeland its first Lackawanna League golf loss, knocking the Chiefs out of the Division 3 lead and claiming a share of the lead for itself.

The defending champion Lions and Mid Valley, who played to a tie last week, share first place at 3-0-1.

Mid Valley kept pace with Lackawanna Trail with a 9-0 shutout of Old Forge.

The Lions (5-0-1 overall) dominated the Chiefs, dropping them to 2-1 in the division and 2-2 overall.

Gavin June won the first five holes as a singles player in the lead foursome and also won them with partner Brayden Jones for 5-and-4 victories. Jones closed out his singles point on the next hole.

Lakeland picked up two points in the middle foursome when Aaliyah Matylewicz won her singles point and combined with Adam Riggi-Cusik to take better-ball.

Michael Bluhm picked up a point for Lackawanna Trail, which had all seven of its points won before stepping to the seventh tee.

Adam Jones also won the first five holes for 5-and-4 singles win in the last foursome. The other two points by Sabrina Rogalla and with her in better-ball were wrapped up on the next hole.

Western Wayne is fourth in the division at 2-2 after winning its second straight, 6-3, over Carbondale.

Richie Reed and Morgan Coccodrilli swept the three points in their foursome. Jamie Chapman and Dylan Davitt also posted singles wins.

Riverside held on to the Lackawanna Division 2 lead with an 8½-½ victory over West Scranton in a match that started in the morning at Pine Hills Country Club.

The Vikings then fell, however, 7½-1½, to Scranton Prep in the afternoon in a non-league matchup of unbeaten division leaders and defending champions in the afternoon at Glenmaura National.

Scranton defeated Holy Cross, 7-2, in another Lackawanna Division 2 match.

Abington Heights defeated Valley View, 7½-1½, and Honesdale edged Wallenpaupack, 5-4, in Lackawanna Division 1 matches.

Bryce Florey had three birdies while shooting even-par, 36 for Abington Heights.

Montrose defeated Blue Ridge, 8-1, to emerge as the last unbeaten in Lackawanna Division 4 just two matches into the season.

Both teams had won their openers.

Lake-Lehman followed up its victory in the Tom Tryba Memorial Tournament Monday by opening its Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 schedule with a pair of victories.

The Black Knights finished 8-under-par as a team while beating Wyoming Area, 136-191, and MMI Prep, 136-193.

Cael Ropietski led the way with a 5-under-par, 31 at Huntsville Golf Club.

Michael Lugiano shot a 32.

Eli Ropietski had a 36 and Mike Sholtis a 37.

Hanover Area is a half-match in front of Lake-Lehman at 3-0 after defeating defending champion Holy Redeemer, 166-178.

Hanover Area’s Hayden Brunn and Holy Redeemer’s Alex Martin each shot 38.

Unbeaten Dallas maintained its WVC Division 1 lead with a 154-188 victory over Tunkhannock behind a 3-under-par, 33 by Logan Paczewski.

Kyle Langan and Austin Finarelli each added 40s.

Rhys Bonvie shot a 41 to complete the Dallas team score and match Tunkhannock leader Josh Brown.


Elk Lake defeated Abington Heights and Dunmore in a competitive double-dual in which Abington Heights defeated Dunmore.

Chloe Sipe led the way with a 39 for Elk Lake. Reese Warriner added a 46 to help the team finish with a three-player score of 138.

Ciera Toomey shot 41 for Dunmore.

Liz Franchetti had a 45 and Sophia Policare a 46 for Abington Heights, which defeated Dunmore, 140-147.


Riverside’s singles lineup carried the Lady Vikes to a 3-2 victory over North Pocono in a Lackawanna League matchup between ranked teams.

The Vikes are the top-ranked Small School in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams, while the Lady Trojans are ranked third among Big Schools.

North Pocono won both doubles matches, but was overwhelmed by Riverside in singles.

Karissa Ghigiarelli, the 2019 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 2A state champion, and Madeline DeFaber-Schumacher won, 6-0, 6-0, at first and second singles.

Bella Aniska lost just one game at third singles.

Wallenpaupack joined Riverside and Abington Heights, a 5-0 winner over West Scranton, in getting to 2-0 in the Lackawanna League.

The Lady Buckhorns defeated Dunmore. They are 3-0 overall and have not lost a team point.

Valley View and defending champion Scranton Prep opened their seasons with victories in matches between ranked teams.

Valley View edged Scranton, 3-2.

The Small School Cougars won the meeting of teams that were both ranked fifth.

Scranton Prep, the defending champion, is ranked second and Holy Cross sixth among Small Schools.

Mid Valley defeated Montrose, 4-1, in the other Lackawanna match.

Hazleton Area and defending champion Wyoming Seminary each won Wyoming Valley Conference matches by 5-0 scores to maintain their share of the early lead by improving to 3-0.

The victories were similar.

Hazleton Area dropped just two games against Wilkes-Barre Area.

First two singles players Jasmine Van Camp and Emily Prokopovich and number-one doubles team Katy Hamonosky-Jenna Harmonosky posted 6-0, 6-0 wins for the Cougars, who received a forfeit at second doubles.

Wyoming Seminary lost only one game against MMI Prep.

Top two singles players Ilana Rosenthal and Ella Krypel and second doubles team Victoria Smulowitz-Bridget Dowd had the 6-0, 6-0 victories while Dominica Delayo-Samantha Casey won, 6-0, 6-1, at first doubles. The Blue Knights received a forfeit at third singles.

Holy Redeemer and Dallas also won, 5-0.

Holy Redeemer improved to 2-0 by defeating Wyoming Valley West.

The Royals won all five matches in straight sets, led by Carissa Benderavich at first singles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

Dallas also won every match in straight sets against Hanover Area.

Danielle Blessner-Chloe Dudick won second doubles, 6-0, 6-0.

Singles players Caroline Stallard and Wally Flynn and the first doubles team of Janet Federici-Danielle Konick also won one set by 6-0.

The closest match was at second singles where Audrey DelGaudio defeated Ally Richards, 6-3, 6-3.

Pittston Area defeated rival Wyoming Area, 4-1, in a close WVC match among rivals.

Of the 11 sets played, one went to a tiebreaker, one was 7-5, three were 6-4, five were 6-3 and one was 6-2.

Jacy Van Osdel-Katie Koss won on a second-set tiebreaker at first doubles for Pittston Area.

First two singles players Megan Kapacs and Quinn Carden and second doubles team Laura Farber-Ayla Krieger earned the other points.

Jocelyn Williams won in three sets for Wyoming Area at third doubles.


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