Local roundup: Crestwood, Lehman win WVC golf crowns; Opening of the tennis matches of the D2 team
Crestwood and Lake-Lehman continued their impressive golf seasons by winning the WVC Class 3A and Class 2A tag team titles, respectively, on Thursday at Fox Hill.
The Comets beat Hazleton Area 303-331 with Owen Blazick leading with a 73. Derek Johnson followed with a 74 while Tommy Biscotti had a 77 and Ray Joseph shot a 79.
Connor Matteo led the Cougars with a 77. Gabe Fatula and Jake Babinchak each had an 84 with Christian Smith shooting 86.
In the Class 2A match, the Black Knights took a 305-252 victory over Holy Redeemer. Michael Lugiano took medal honors with a 71. Eli Ropietski (76), Cael Ropietski (77) and Charlie Weidner (81) also scored for Lehman.
Nate Coates (86) topped the Royals, followed by Connor Albert (88), Alex Martin (89) and Jake Koons (89).
Crestwood 3, Delaware Valley 2
Hannah Ziegler shook off a first-set loss to win in singles No. 1 and Crestwood swept the game in doubles to lift the Comets to victory in the District 2 Class 3A women’s tennis team quarterfinals.
Ziegler won 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 for the host Comets and the teams of Madison Van Gorden/Samantha Olszyk and Julia Glowacki/Olivia Jardine won in straight sets in doubles for the win.
Jessica Willson and Ceanna Williams won singles for the Warriors.
Crestwood will play in Tuesday’s district semifinals at 11 a.m. at Kirby Park against Friday’s quarterfinal winner Scranton vs. Wallenpaupack.
Wyoming Seminary 3, Holy Redeemer 0
The three top-seeded Blue Knights singles players won without losing a match in the District 2 Class 2A quarterfinals. Ilana Rosenthal, Victoria Martinez and Anastasia Martinez all posted 6-0, 6-0 victories .
Doubles teams Maya Rosenthal/Lisa Martens and Jophie Li/Elisabeth Moules were both leading a doubles set when the match was announced.
Wyoming Seminary will play Tuesday’s semifinals against Wyoming Area at Kirby Park. The Warriors beat Tunkhannock 4-1 to advance.
The Class 2A semi-finals will take place at 12:30 p.m. and the Class 2A championship will follow at 3:30 p.m.
Dallas 4, North Pocono 1
The host Mountaineers won the Class 2A District 2 quarter-finals, winning both doubles matches 6-4, 6-4 behind play by Abby Quinnan/Chloe Dudick and Maddie Kerdesky/Haily Yakus.
Dani Konnick and Sophia DePolo won the first and second singles respectively. North Pocono’s Ella Salak won the No. 3 single.
Dallas will face Scranton Prep in the semifinals on Tuesday at Kirby Park. The Classics swept MMI Prep 5-0 in their quarterfinal game.
Berwick 3, Wilkes-Barre area 2
Milana Reader and Norah Hester both won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, without losing a game for the Bulldogs. Mahi Brahmbhatt and Ava Albertson got the point at doubles No. 2.
The Wolfpack got wins from Caitlyn Sekelsky in the third singles and Aaralynn Mbate/Julia Brandenburg in the first doubles.
Wallenpaupack 2, Tunkhannock 1
Jillian Tait scored 8:48 into overtime to lift the Buckhorns to victory.
Kendra Sawicki tied the game for the Tigers on a second-quarter goal assisted by Maria Cannella. Allison Sterner scored the first goal for Wallenpaupack.
Norah Rickaby finished with seven saves for Tunkhannock.
Lackawanna Trail 2, West Wyoming Valley 1
Chelsea Kolesar scored for the Spartans to shoot within one with 2:11 to go before the Lions held on for the win.
Carolena Ryan and Emma Fowler both scored in the second quarter for Trail. Ariana Rysz finished with four saves for Valley West.
Pittston Area 12, Berwick 0
Morgan Hilbert finished with four goals and an assist while Bella Giardina scored all three first-quarter goals for the Patriots.
Jessica Kobi scored two goals while Jaiden Jadus (two assists), Catherine Zaladonis and Davina Krapa all scored one each.
Nanticoke area 15, Hanover area 0
Grace Reed was involved in 11 of the Trojans’ 15 scoring, finishing with five goals and six assists.
Makenzee Golightly (two assists) and Julie Park had three goals each while Allie Brown had two goals and one assist. Kate Reed (assists) and Kelsey Clark completed the scoring.
Wyoming Area 4, Wyoming Seminary 0
Halle Kranson assisted in all four Warriors goals, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist on a Hannah Fairchild goal.
Olivia Allen made five saves for the shutout. His Blue Knights counterpart Cassidy Skoranski finished with 12 saves.
Dallas 4, Hazleton Area 1
Calean Gallagher had an unforgettable senior night, scoring a hat trick to lead the Mountaineers past the Cougars.
Scarlett Hobson-Tomascik added a goal and an assist for Dallas.
Ella Schneider had the goal for Hazleton Area.
Crestwood 5, Wilkes Barre area 0
Jordan Andrews recorded a hat trick in the first half to power the Comets to victory.
Hayley Selfe and Kiera Dougherty scored in the second half.
Nanticoke Sector 2, Hanover Sector 0
Sophia Lukowski scored the only goals of the game to lift the Trojans.
Raiden Ball picked up the shutout in net.
Holy Redeemer 8, Tunkhannock 0
Janessa Ferro and Morgan Crake scored two goals apiece as the Royals picked up a shutout victory.
Avery Chepolis, Jane Gillespie, Tessa Cegelka and Avery Kozerski also scored for Redeemer.
Lehman Lake 3, Pittston Area 2
Charlie Sleyo scored in overtime to help the Black Knights earn a win from behind against the Patriots.
Pittston Area had taken a 2-1 lead midway through the second half thanks to goals from William Egan and Rowan Kyle before Cole Kaiser netted the equalizer with 9:19 left in regulation time.
Evan Kaiser also scored for the Black Knights and set up Sleyo’s match winner.
Dallas 2, West Wyoming Valley 1
Eddie Maier’s 55th minute goal proved to be the game winner as the Mountaineers held off the Spartans for a road victory.
Maier put Dallas ahead 2-0 after Rowan Laubach opened the scoring in the first half. Jonathan Cardona made it 2-1 in the 67th minute for the Spartans.
Grayson Ader recorded 13 saves in net to keep Valley West in the game.
Nanticoke area 4, Saint Redeemer 3
After a calm first half, the Trojans burst after the break as Jeter Cardona scored all four goals for his side to overtake the Royals.
Cole Whitman scored twice for Redeemer and Jake Ohrin gave the Royals a 4-2 lead with 11:01 left in regulation. Cardona scored his last two goals in 1:26 to take the win.
Hannover Zone 3, MMI Prep 1
Ethan Chafin netted a goal and an assist, netting what turned out to be the game-winner early in the second half. Tristan Imam and Jakob Rutkoski scored the other Hawkeyes goals.
Cade Pease scored for the Preppers.
Selinsgrove 6, Wilkes-Barre area 2
Jeffry Campos and Tony Carino scored for the Wolfpack in a non-conference loss.
Evan Corcoran had two assists.
Delaware Valley 3, Holy Redeemer 1
The Warriors rallied from a first-set loss for a 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-14 victory.
Kaylee Gryboski (15 eliminations, 6 blocks, 7 digs, 4 service points), Abby Williams (6 eliminations, 7 digs, 7 points of service) and Mia Ashton (4 eliminations, 5 blocks) led the effort for the Warriors .
Berwick 3, Wilkes Barre area 0
The Bulldogs went undefeated this season with a 25-9, 25-13, 25-20 sweep.
Cece Isenberg had 17 kills, Sarah Steeber had nine and Camille Pinterich had 15 service points and three aces for Berwick.
Nanticoke Region 3, West Wyoming Valley 0
The Trojans came away with a 25-18, 25-16, 25-10 sweep.
Cassie Cabonilas (2 aces, 7 kills, 20 assists, 2 digs), Claire Aufiero (6 aces, 12 kills, 1 block, 9 digs), Maura Jenceleski (9 service points, 1 ace, 6 kills, 2 digs) and Brandy Seise (8 service points, 3 aces, 4 kills, 1 block, 5 digs) led the winning effort.
The contributors for the Spartans were Nicole Littman (5 service points, 3 aces, 6 digs, 6 assists), Gianna Fell (5 service points, 3 aces, 2 digs, 1 block, 2 kills) and Lily Brzezinski (5 service points, 4 aces, 19 digs, 4 eliminations).
Tunkhannock 3, Hannover region 0
The Tigers won a 25-15, 25-14, 25-11 sweep over the Hawkeyes.
Lorelai Paxton (3 digs, 1 elimination, 6 aces), Emma Holdredge (2 digs, 5 eliminations, 1 ace), Aliyah Staff (5 aces, 16 assists), Julie Roote (2 digs, 7 eliminations, 5 aces) and Emma Elias (3 digs, 2 kills, 4 aces) led Tunkhannock.