It’s a dynasty that doesn’t show any signs of ending.

Dunmore has been the standard of excellence since the varsity program started in 2007. The Lady Bucks have had championship seasons, all-state players and record-setters.

 

Look at this run of success in the Lackawanna League:

 

 

Year

Team

Record

Place

2007

Dunmore Lady Bucks

11-3

Second

2008

Dunmore Lady Bucks

16-0

Champion

2009

Dunmore Lady Bucks

16-0

Champion

2010

Dunmore Lady Bucks

14-2

Champion

2011

Dunmore Lady Bucks

13-0

Champion

2012

Dunmore Lady Bucks

18-0

Champion

2013

Dunmore Lady Bucks

17-1

Champion

2014

Dunmore Lady Bucks

17-1

Champion

2015

Dunmore Lady Bucks

18-0

Champion

2016

Dunmore Lady Bucks

16-2

Second

2017

Dunmore Lady Bucks

17-1

Champion

2018

Dunmore Lady Bucks

13-0

TBA

 

 

At the forefront of all of this success is head coach Sue Dempsey. She was headstrong in having Dunmore sponsor a varsity volleyball program.

This week, Dunmore and Dempsey — and her longtime assistant Trevor Holmes — celebrated a milestone victory. Dempsey picked up career win No. 200 on Tuesday at a match at home against Mountain View.

 

 

 

 

MOVING FORWARD

 

 

Now with this historic moment and celebration behind them, the Dunmore Lady Bucks can reset their focus on another Lackawanna League title.

Which isn’t that far off, actually.

That’s because of the developments of the last week.

  • Dunmore won its two matches beating Mountain View, 3-0 and Montrose, 3-0, to improve to 13-0 (as stated above).

 

  • Blue Ridge lost to Mountain View on Thusday, 3-0, to move its record to 10-3.

 

  • Western Wayne won both matches last week, including 3-0 wins over Abington Heights and Forest City that put its record at 10-3.

 

OK, here’s what it all means. There are 18 regular-season matches in the Lackawanna League. Dunmore has a three-match lead with five to play.

Remaining schedules: 

Dunmores Antoinette Cantarella.

Dunmore (13-0)

  • Tuesday: at Abington Heights
  • Thursday: vs. Forest City
  • Oct. 16: at Lackawanna Trail
  • Oct. 18: vs. Blue Ridge
  • Oct. 23: at Susquehanna

 

Blue Ridge (10-3)

  • Tuesday: vs. Susquehanna
  • Thursday: at Western Wayne
  • Oct. 16: vs. Elk Lake
  • Oct. 18: at Dunmore
  • Oct. 23: vs. Montrose

 

Western Wayne (10-3)

  • Tuesday: at Lackawanna Trail
  • Thursday: vs. Blue Ridge
  • Oct. 16: at Susquehanna
  • Oct. 18: at Mountain View
  • Oct. 23: vs. Elk Lake

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

WYOMING VALLEY CONFERENCE

 

This week marked the yearly clash between Delaware Valley and Holy Redeemer. This year, Holy Redeemer defeated the Lady Warriors, 3-0. Delaware Valley bounced back with a 3-0 win over GAR on Thursday to move its record to 8-3 in the conference.

North Pocono went 0-2 this week, losing to Wyoming Valley West and Wyoming Area.

There are six regular-season matches remaining in the WVC, including the finale between Delaware Valley and North Pocono.

Both teams are fighting for postseason berths.

 

District 2 Power Ratings

 

 

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:

 

  • Class A and Class 2A: There are 6 Class 1A schools and 6 Class 2A schools in
    District 2. All teams in each classification will qualify for the District Tournament. Seeding will be done using the new power rating system.

 

  • Class 3A: 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.

 

  • Class 4A: Since we only have 3 4A schools, our teams must qualify for the state tournament by forming a sub-region with District XI. There are 18 schools forming this sub-region. The top 10 teams in this sub-region 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.

 

Courtesy piaad2.org

 

TOURNAMENT DATES:

 

CLASS 1A and Class 2A

  • October 27: First-round matches.
  • October 30: Semifinals will be a doubleheader beginning at 5:00 at the higher seed in each classification.

 

CLASS 3A

  • October, 25: First round matches at the site of the highest seed.
  • October 29: The semifinals will be held at the highest remaining seed. A doubleheader will be held starting at 5:00.
  • October 31: The final will be a single match held at a neutral site.

 

CLASS 4A

  • October 25: First round will be held at the site of the higher seed.
  • October 30: Semifinals at a site to be determined.
    November 1: The finals will be held at a site to be determined

 

 


 

 

TIMES-TRIBUNE TOP 5

 

Dunmore is really rolling at No. 1. Delaware Valley had a 1-1 week. Western Wayne jumped up in the poll after a 2-0 week. Blue Ridge suffered a loss to Mountain View. Susquehanna has quietly made a move in the Lackawanna League. North Pocono fell just out after going 0-2 last week.

 

 

WEEK 4

1

Dunmore Lady Bucks

13—0

2

Delaware Valley Lady Warriors

8—3

3

Western Wayne Lady ‘Cats

10—3

4

Blue Ridge Lady Raiders

10—3

5

Susquehanna Lady Sabers

9—4