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WEDNESDAY RECAP: Sophomore tosses no-hitter for Chargers

Sports tags: Baseball, softball, track and field, lacrosse

School tags: Carbondale, Valley View, Scranton Prep, Wyoming Seminary, Honesdale, Dallas, Crestwood, Montrose, Holy Redeemer, Scranton, Old Forge

Carbondale sophomore Vinny DePalma fired a six-inning, no-hitter while also leading the offense Thursday to carry the Chargers past visiting Holy Cross, 10-0, in a Lackawanna League Division 3 baseball game.

DePalma struck out 10 while walking three. He went 4-for-5 at the plate with two doubles, two runs scored and two runs batted in.

Carbondale took the lead with four runs in the bottom of the second and ended the game on the 10-run rule with its last two runs in the sixth inning.


Matt Smith had two hits, scored three runs and drove in three when Valley View defeated Scranton Prep, 14-11, in a Lackawanna League Division 1 game that was shortened to five innings because of rain.

The Cougars opened the scoring with nine runs in the top of the second.

Ethan Muha doubled, homered and drove in six runs for Scranton Prep.

Aiden Murphy struck out 10 without walking a batter to lead Wyoming Seminary past Nanticoke, 5-2, in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 game between teams listed among the top Small Schools in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Murphy held Nanticoke to two runs on four hits in six innings.

Nate Dudek and Jake Griffin combined for seven hits, including five for extra bases, and nine RBI to lead Holy Redeemer past MMI Prep, 13-4, in WVC Division 2.

Dudek had a home run, triple, double and six RBI. Griffin was 4-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI.

Winning pitcher Zach Branning drove in four runs when Honesdale shut out Tunkhannock, 10-0, in six innings in a non-league game.


Crestwood took over first place by winning a meeting of the last two unbeaten WVC teams, 12-8, at Wyoming Seminary.

The Comets opened a 5-1 lead after one quarter and extended it to 9-4 at halftime.

Crestwood is 8-0 and Wyoming Seminary is 9-1.


Victoria Spaciano threw a five-hitter and Jordan Porasky drove in two runs as Dallas knocked off Hazleton Area, 3-1, in a WVC Division 1 game.

Jessica Koptcho’s three-hit shutout led Crestwood past Wyoming Valley West, 4-0, in WVC Division 1.

Alyssa Marion struck out seven in a two-hit shutout when Valley View topped Scranton Prep, 10-0, in five innings in Lackawanna Division 1.

Meghan Marianelli hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a grand slam in the fifth to lead Old Forge to a 9-0, non-league win at Nanticoke.

Arianna Brown had a double, homer and three RBI.

Karen Sickle made it through the shutout while allowing seven hits and three walks. She struck out seven.

Riley Baird went 4-for-4 for Nanticoke with two doubles.


Montrose and Wyoming Area each clinched at least ties for division titles.

Montrose defeated Elk Lake, 100-45, to clinch at least a tie for the Lackawanna Track Conference Division 4 championship.

The Meteors are 4-0 with one meet left and have already beaten Lackawanna Trail and Blue Ridge, the two teams with just one loss each.

Wyoming Area is the last unbeaten in WVC Division 2 after routing Holy Redeemer, 106-42.

The Warriors improved to 5-0 with one meet left while handling Holy Redeemer its only loss.

Drew Mruk swept the three throwing events – shot put, discus and javelin – to lead Wyoming Area.


Holy Redeemer edged Wyoming Area, 75-74, handing the Lady Warriors their first WVC Division 2 loss and leaving Lake-Lehman as the only remaining unbeaten in the division.

Anna Capaci won the 800- and 1600-meter runs and ran on the winning 1600 and 3200 relays.

Scranton Prep defeated Scranton, 83-62, in an LTC Division 1 meet despite Isabella Noreika’s Scranton school record time of 11:48.4 in the 3200 run.

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