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WVC CC: Lake-Lehman boys, Dallas girls sweep six opponents

Four boys teams arrived at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds for Wednesday’s cross country cluster meet with just one Wyoming Valley Conference loss.

Nick Hockenbury’s individual win led the way as Lake-Lehman, which hosted the meet, took care of the other three while sweeping its six meets for the day to move into second place in the conference boys standings.

The Dallas girls also had a 6-0 day, which they used to take over the conference lead.

Lake-Lehman (9-1) trails only Holy Redeemer, the team that handed the Black Knights their only loss, after taking second place away from Pittston Area by defeating the Patriots, 27-28, in the closest of the 15 boys scores decided at the meet.

Because they were making up an opening postponement, the teams in the cluster of Dallas, Lake-Lehman and Tunkhannock had six meets each while the combination of Pittston Area, Wyoming Area, Wilkes-Barre Area and Wyoming Valley West were each being scored in just three meets.

The Pittston Area boys went 2-1 while Dallas was 4-2 and Tunkhannock 3-3. Wyoming Area, Wilkes-Barre Area and Wyoming Valley West each went 0-3.

Hockenbury completed the 3.1-mile course in 17:18 to beat Bryce Phillips from Dallas by four seconds.

Preston Klem from Pittston Area was third, Patrick Branley from Wyoming Area fourth, Jacob Doran fifth, then the Pittston Area combination of Jake Mead and Sam Capitano a second apart in sixth and seventh.

At Hanover Area, Holy Redeemer went 3-0 to remain unbeaten and in front of Lake-Lehman in the WVC race.

The Royals downed Berwick, 20-35, and Northwest, 20-39, along with a 15-50 victory over Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech.

Aiden McDonald led the way for Holy Redeemer, finishing second to Wyoming Seminary’s Jack Novelli.

Berwick was 3-1, Wyoming Seminary 2-1, Northwest 2-2, Nanticoke 1-2, Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 1-3 and Hanover Area 0-3.

Madison Hedglin finished second in 19:09, seven seconds behind Wyoming Area’s Madelyn Keating, to lead Dallas to its six wins, the closest of which were 23-34 victories over Wyoming Area and Lake-Lehman.

Wyoming Area went 2-1, including a 27-28 win over Lake-Lehman, which was 4-2 on the day. Pittston Area and Wyoming Valley West were 1-2, Tunkhannock 1-5 and Wilkes-Barre Area 0-3.

Lake-Lehman’s Hannah Sayre and Alana Palmaioli finished third and fourth.

Dallas also had Sarah Williams fifth, Olivia Thomas eighth, Julianna Sobocinski ninth and Erika Dolan 10th for half the top-10 spots.

Pittston Area’s Olivia Scalese was seventh and Wyoming Area’s Hannah Stoss was eighth.

Dallas is 10-0 and one of the WVC’s last two girls unbeatens, along with Crestwood (9-0).

Both Holy Redeemer and Wyoming Seminary went 3-0 in the girls meet at Hanover Area, which went 2-1.

Berwick was 2-2, Nanticoke 1-2, Northwest 1-3 and Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 0-4.

Emily Lehman and Lexie Marcinkowski finished 1-2 for Holy Redeemer, both clocking in at 22:09.

Wyoming Seminary was led by Annabel Dobash in third.


For full scores of each meet contested within the clusters, see the Wednesday scoreboard: Wednesday’s District 2 scores – NEPA Sports Nation.

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