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WEDNESDAY RECAP: Blue Ridge, Crestwood win in boys volleyball

Calvin Scheideler joined two freshmen in leading Blue Ridge to its seventh victory in eight Lackawanna League boys volleyball matches.

Scheideler had nine kills, eight digs, three blocks and two assists when Blue Ridge defeated Elk Lake, 25-10, 25-21, 25-21, Wednesday.

Connor Cranage had a team-high 14 kills, along with 3 blocks. Carson Gallagher led the team in assists with 28 to go along with 7 digs.

Crestwood and Tunkhannock won Wyoming Valley Conference matches.

Mark Matysczak’s 24 kills and 24 digs led Crestwood past Wilkes-Barre Area, 25-12, 19-25, 27-25, 25-14, to improve to 7-2 in the WVC.

Bailey Durofchalk, Jake Sheldon and Zayne Dunsmir also played key roles in the victory.

Durofchalk had 32 assists, 10 digs, 10 service points and 4 aces. Sheldon had 24 digs, 8 service points, 5 aces and 5 kills. Dunsmir had nine digs, eight service points and seven kills.

Tunkhannock won its ninth straight WVC sweep, defeating Wyoming Valley West, 25-14, in each set.

Dylan Mateus had 9 kills and 7 service points for the Tigers while Andrew Slacktish had 21 assists.


Delaware Valley defeated Scranton Prep, 16-8, for third place in the WVC race.

The Warriors improved to 6-1, leaving them behind only unbeaten Crestwood and Wyoming Seminary (9-1).

Xander Kelly, Nate Melnick and Finnegan McCormack each scored three goals as the Warriors won their sixth straight. Kelly also had an assist.

Delaware Valley outscored Scranton Prep 5-1 in both the second and third quarters to build a 14-4 lead.

Michael McGrath led Scranton Prep with three goals and an assist.

The conference’s top two teams met for the second straight week, this time in a non-league game in which Crestwood defeated Wyoming Seminary, 17-3.


Madison Lasinski scored six goals and added an assist while Rachel Shook was involved in nine goals as Lake-Lehman routed rival Dallas, 20-3, in a WVC game.

Maddy Raspen had five goals and an assist while Shook had four goals and a team-high five assists.

Kortney Harry made seven saves.

Ireland Walsh had two of the three Dallas goals.


Jack Gorham, Cole Gorham and Mason Mendygral each won two individual events to help Wyoming Valley West improve to 5-1 in the WVC with a 92-57 victory over Berwick.

Jack Gorham won the long jump and triple jump; Cole Gorham won the shot put and discus; and Mendygral won the high jump and 100-meter dash.


Taylor Woodeshick swept the three jumping events in Berwick’s 92-50 WVC victory over Wyoming Valley West.

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