Dunmore clinched another Lackawanna League championship this week in girls volleyball.

The Lady Bucks swept Lackawanna Trail and Blue Ridge to run their record to 17-0 this season and their winning streak to 18 straight in the regular season. Dunmore secured its second straight Lackawanna League title and the 10th in its short program history that began in 2007.

Dunmore has one regular-season match remaining at Susquehanna next week before heading into the District 2 Class 2A postseason.

 

LACKAWANNA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS SINCE DUNMORE ESTABLISHED A PROGRAM

Year

Champion

Record

2007

Blue Ridge

14-0

2008

Dunmore

16-0

2009

Dunmore

16-0

2010

Dunmore

14-2

2011

Dunmore*

13-0

2011

Susquehanna*

7—6

2012

Dunmore

18-0

2013

Dunmore

17-1

2014

Dunmore

17-1

2015

Dunmore

18-0

2016

Blue Ridge

17-1

2017

Dunmore

17-1

2018

Dunmore

17-0

 

Dunmore’s Lydia Meade runs down the line to celebrate with the team after defeating Blue Ridge.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

From the beginning

 

Dunmore started its girls volleyball program and had an exhibition team in 2006. But in 2007, the Lady Bucks began their dominance of the league.

 

Teams that have beaten Dunmore

 

  • 2007: Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, Lackawanna Trail
  • 2010: Mountain View, Lackawanna Trail
  • 2013: Western Wayne
  • 2014: Western Wayne
  • 2016: Blue Ridge, Abington Heights
  • 2017: Blue Ridge

 

 

That’s 10 league losses in 12 seasons for the Lady Bucks.

 

 

Highlights

 

Dunmore 3, Blue Ridge 0

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

PLAYOFF OUTLOOK

 

 

Dunmore has locked up the Lackawanna League championship. It appears that Holy Redeemer is headed for yet another Wyoming Valley Conference title.

Holy Redeemer has a match at home against Tunkhannock (14-2) and at Crestwood (3-12) next week.

The two powerhouse programs appear headed to a showdown in the District 2 Class 2A playoffs.

 

DISTRICT 2 CLASS 2A

 

FORMAT: This is a six-team tournament with the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds receiving byes. Hanover Area will be at Forest City and Montrose will be at Meyers when the tournament opens.

DATES: 

  • First round: Saturday, October 27.
  • Semifinals: Tuesday, October 30 in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. at the higher
    seed.
  • Final: Thursday, November 1 in a doubleheader with Class 1A final beginning at 5 p.m. at a neutral site.

 

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Holy Redeemer Lady Royals.

 

Dunmore’s Brooke Frable spikes over Blue Ridge’s Hunter Heeman.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT 2 CLASS 1A

 

 

FORMAT: This is a six-team tournament with the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds receiving byes.  Elk Lake will be at Mountain View and Lackawanna Trail will be at MMI Prep.

DATES: 

  • First round: Saturday, October 27.
  • Semifinals: Tuesday, October 30 in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. at the higher seed.
  • Final: Thursday, November 1 beginning at 5 p.m. at a neutral site.

 

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Blue Ridge Lady Raiders.

 

Blue Ridge’s Alison Marshman sets the ball during the game against Dunmore.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

 

 

 

DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 3A SUBREGIONAL

 

 

FORMAT: There are 13 District 2 teams and 1 team from District 4 (Shamokin). Of the 14 teams forming the sub-region, the top eight teams will qualify for the AAA tournament as well as any other team that finishes with a .500 record or above. Seeding will be determined by the new power rating system.

 

DATES: 

  • First round: Thursday, October 25.
  • Semifinals: Monday, October 29 at the highest remaining seed. A doubleheader will be
    held starting at 5 p.m.
  • Final: Wednesday, October 31 at a neutral site.

 

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Nanticoke Lady Trojans.

 

Western Wayne’s Sabrina Swoyer spikes the ball over two Forest City blockers.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

 

 

DISTRICT 2-11 CLASS 4A SUBREGIONAL

 

 

FORMAT: District 2 teams must qualify for the state tournament by forming a subregion with District 11. There
are 18 schools forming this subregion. The top 10 teams in this subregion will qualify as well as any team that finishes with a .500 or above league record, or of their totaled scheduled games, regardless of ranking will also be eligible.

DATES: 

  • First round: Thursday, October 25.
  • Semifinals: Tuesday, October 30 at site to be determined.
  • Final: Thursday, November 1 at a site to be determined.

 

NOTE: Remember if the District 2 teams do not play head-to-head in the subregional and do not win the subregional, a District 2 final will be scheduled.

 

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Delaware Valley Lady Warriors.

 

 


 

 

TIMES-TRIBUNE TOP 5

 

Dunmore is the solid No. 1 team. Delaware Valley remains at No. 2 because it does have common opponents with Western Wayne. Delaware Valley defeated Lake-Lehman, 3-0, and Western Wayne lost to Lake-Lehman in a tournament, 2-1. Delaware Valley lost to Tunkhannock, 3-2, and Western Wayne tied Tunkhannock, 1-1. Blue Ridge stays at No. 4 despite its loss to Dunmore. Susquehanna stays at No. 5.

 

WEEK 6

1

Dunmore Lady Bucks

17—0

2

Delaware Valley Lady Warriors

12—3

3

Western Wayne Lady ‘Cats

14—3

4

Blue Ridge Lady Raiders

12—5

5

Susquehanna Lady Sabers

11—6