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Valley West, Tunkhannock make move up to 3A for field hockey

Two District 2 field hockey teams make the jump to Class 3A this season, one because of an enrollment change, one as the result of a voluntary move.

Class 3A is the largest of three classifications in field hockey.

Wyoming Valley West’s three-grade female enrollment jumped to 510 in the review the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association conducts every two years, pushing the Lady Spartans from Class 2A to 3A.

Tunkhannock voluntarily switches from Class A to 3A, duplicating an optional move that Honesdale chose to continue for this two-year cycle.

Getting out of Class A in District 2 means, among other things, getting away from Wyoming Seminary, which is on a record streak of four straight state titles.

District 2 has its own tournaments in Class 3A and A. Class 2A teams are joined by two teams from District 4, Selinsgrove and Shikellamy, for a subregional tournament to determine state tournament qualification.

The full breakdowns of PIAA classifications for District 2 teams in field hockey:

Class 3A

Delaware Valley

Hazleton Area



Wilkes-Barre Area

Wyoming Valley West

Class 2A

Abington Heights




Pittston Area


Class A

Hanover Area

Holy Redeemer

Lackawanna Trail



Wyoming Area

Wyoming Seminary

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