This is scheduled to be the last week of the regular season in the Lackawanna League. With rain still drenching the area, that plan has been detoured somewhat. There are some matches that need to be made up and according to the outstanding bookkeeping by piaad2.org guru Mike Ognosky helps us to maintain track of these matches.

 

Rescheduled matches

 

  • Riverside at Delaware Valley — FRIDAY
  • Dunmore at Delaware Valley — SATURDAY
  • Wallenpaupack at Abington Heights — SATURDAY
  • Delaware Valley at West Scranton — MONDAY
  • Dunmore at Riverside — MONDAY
  • Scranton at Honesdale — MONDAY
  • Delaware Valley at Holy Cross — MONDAY
  • Scranton Prep at Mid Valley — MONDAY
  • Wallenpaupack at Valley View — TBA
  • Scranton Prep at Delaware Valley — TBA
  • Riverside at Honesdale — TBA
  • Montrose at Dunmore — TBA

 

What does all of this mean?

Well, Abington Heights is still on track to win the Lackawanna League title. The Lady Comets need one win to secure a tie for that championship and two to finish undefeated. They are in action today at West Scranton and then will finish Saturday at 11 a.m. against Wallenpaupack.

Abington Heights halted North Pocono’s 9-match winning streak Wednesday with a 5-0 win. Clearly, Abington Heights is also headed to the District 2 Class 3A team tournament.

 

Abington Heights’ Lauren Koczwara.
Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

 

 

 

Here are the ground rules for the new district team tournaments:

 

  • Eight (8) teams qualify in each classification (Tournament will push to 10 teams to include teams with better than .500 mark)
  • NOTE: From piaad2.orgIn accordance with the District II move to the Power Rating System for team playoff championships, the TOP 8 power ranked teams in each classification will participate in the team tournament regardless of league affiliation. Champions will not receive special seeding privileges and will be ranked ONLY based on their power rating. In addition, any other team in a classification that finishes with EITHER a .500 league winning percentage or a .500 overall winning percentage and finishes outside of the top 8 in power rating will also qualify for the tournament – so there is a potential for more than 8 teams to qualify in a bracket.

     

  • Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5Quarterfinals
  • Tuesday, October 9: Semifinals and Finals
  • NOTE: Semifinals begin at 11:00 AM (Class 3A); Semifinals at 12:30 PM (Class 2A); Site: Championship Semifinals & Finals will be at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre.

 

This is also the first season of the newly implemented Power Rating standings in District 2. If any fans are curious, basketball started this ball rolling where a mathematical equation determines a team’s power rating rather than its standing being determined solely by wins and losses and championships.

What also comes into play is that ALL matches within the maximum number of 18 set by the PIAA. Way back in the past — like as of last season — only league matches counted toward a team’s ability to qualify for the team postseason. Again, that is no longer the case. Things could get tricky now as some program’s scheduled matches outside of the Lackawanna League and Wyoming Valley Conference schedules that will factor into their power rating number. Thankfully, our aforementioned friend Mike Ognosky, he’s keeping things in working order.

 

Here are the up-to-date Power Ratings: 

 

 

QUICK HITS

 

CLASS 2A

  • Mid Valley (8-4) is at No. 8 right now with an 8-4 record with league matches remaining against Scranton Prep and Holy Cross.
  • Valley View (9-5) is part of the new all matches count rule. The Cougars are 1-1 outside of the Lackawanna League and still has two regular-season matches against Wallenpaupack and Scranton Prep.
  • Honesdale (8-8) is Exhibit B utilizing the all matches count clause. The Lady Hornets could find themselves in the postseason with a strong finish. Again, the tournament can expand to 10 teams to include those with a better than a .500 record. Also, Honesdale technically has 19 matches scheduled, however, the PIAA rules dictate that a tournament where a team plays two matches is recognized as 1 date and 1 match against the maximum number of 18.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

SEEDING MEETING

 

  • October 9: at Dunmore High School, 7 PM

 

 

SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

  • Thursday, October 11First three rounds 8:30 AM at Kirby Park and Wilkes University
  • Friday, October 12: Semifinals and Finals 1 PM at Kirby Park

 

 

DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

  • Tuesday, October 16: First three rounds 8:30 AM at Kirby Park and Wilkes University
  • Wednesday, October 17: Semifinals and Finals 1 PM at Kirby Park

 

 

Wyoming Area’s Brianna Pizzano.

 

 


 

 

STANDINGS

 

Lackawanna League

 

 


 

 

2018 SEASON

 

Abington Heights is pursuing its first Lackawanna League title since 2014.

Here’s a look at the season:

 

Abington Heights

(12-0)

Delaware Valley

(4-4)

Dunmore

(0-10)

Honesdale

W, 4-1

At Riverside

Valley View

L, 5-0

vs. Dunmore

W, 5-0

At Scranton

W, 4-1

At Abington Heights

L, 5-0

Holy Cross

W, 3-2

At Montrose

W, 4-1

Mid Valley

L, 5-0

Scranton

W, 5-0

Wallenpaupack

W, 3-2

At Honesdale

L, 5-0

At Mid Valley

W, 4-1

Valley View

L, 3-2

Wallenpaupack

L, 5-0

At Scranton Prep

W, 3-2

At Western Wayne

L, 3-2

At Scranton Prep

L, 5-0

Western Wayne

W, 4-1

At Abington Heights

L, 5-0

At West Scranton

L, 5-0

Delaware Valley

W, 5-0

Mid Valley

W, 4-1

Holy Cross

L, 5-0

At Riverside

W, 5-0

At North Pocono

L, 4-1

North Pocono

L, 5-0

At Valley View

W, 5-0

Western Wayne

L, 5-0

At Montrose

W, 3-2

North Pocono

W, 5-0

Holy Cross

(10-2)

Honesdale

(4-7)

Mid Valley

(8-4)

Western Wayne

W, 5-0

Abington Heights

L, 4-1

Montrose

W, 3-2

North Pocono

W, 4-1

At Western Wayne

L, 3-2

Riverside

W, 4-1

At Abington Heights

L, 3-2

Valley View

L, 3-2

At Dunmore

W, 5-0

Montrose

W, 5-0

Dunmore

W, 5-0

At North Pocono

W, 3-2

At Scranton Prep

L, 3-2

At West Scranton

W, 5-0

Abington Heights

L, 4-1

At Honesdale

W, 5-0

Holy Cross

L, 5-0

At Wallenpaupack

W, 4-1

At Riverside

W, 4-1

At Montrose

W, 5-0

At Valley View

L, 4-1

At Valley View

W, 3-0

At Mid Valley

L, 4-1

Honesdale

W, 4-1

At Dunmore

W, 5-0

At Wallenpaupack

W, 4-1

At Delaware Valley

L, 4-1

West Scranton

W, 5-0

Scranton Prep

L, 5-0

At Western Wayne

L, 3-2

Wallenpaupack

W, 4-1

At North Pocono

L, 3-2

Scranton

W, 4-1

Scranton

W, 3-0

West Scranton

W, 3-0

Montrose

(0-12)

North Pocono

(10-4)

Riverside

(0-10)

Mid Valley

L, 3-2

Scranton Prep

L, 3-2

Delaware Valley

At Valley View

L, 4-1

At Holy Cross

L, 4-1

At Mid Valley

L, 4-1

Delaware Valley

L, 4-1

At West Scranton

W, 5-0

Scranton

L, 4-1

At Holy Cross

L, 5-0

Mid Valley

L, 3-2

At Scranton Prep

L, 4-1

North Pocono

L, 5-0

At Montrose

W, 5-0

At Western Wayne

L, 4-1

West Scranton

L, 3-2

At Scranton

W, 4-1

Wallenpaupack

L, 4-1

Scranton Prep

L, 5-0

Riverside

W, 4-1

Holy Cross

L, 4-1

Honesdale

L, 5-0

At Western Wayne

W, 3-2

At North Pocono

L, 4-1

At Wallenpaupack

L, 4-1

Delaware Valley

W, 4-1

Abington Heights

L, 5-0

At Western Wayne

L, 5-0

At Dunmore

W, 5-0

West Scranton

L, 4-1

At Scranton

L, 5-0

Honesdale

W, 3-2

At Valley View

L, 5-0

Abington Heights

L, 3-2

At Wallenpaupack

W, 3-2

Valley View

W, 3-2

Abington Heights

L, 5-0

Scranton

(3-9)

Scranton Prep

(10-1)

Valley View

(8-4)

Delaware Valley

L, 4-1

North Pocono

W, 3-2

Dunmore

W, 5-0

At Riverside

W, 4-1

Wallenpaupack

W, 4-1

Montrose

W, 4-1

West Scranton

W, 4-1

Western Wayne

W, 5-0

At Honesdale

W, 3-2

At Abington Heights

L, 5-0

Riverside

W, 4-1

Western Wayne

L, 4-1

North Pocono

L, 4-1

Holy Cross

W, 5-0

At Delaware Valley

W, 3-2

At Wallenpaupack

L, 5-0

Dunmore

W, 5-0

Holy Cross

L, 3-0

Scranton Prep

L, 5-0

At Montrose

W, 5-0

Mid Valley

W, 4-1

At Western Wayne

L, 3–2

Abington Heights

L, 3-2

At Scranton

W, 3-2

Valley View

L, 3-2

At Scranton

W, 5-0

Abington Heights

L, 5-0

Montrose

W, 5-0

At Honesdale

W, 5-0

At West Scranton

W, 4-1

At Mid Valley

L, 4-1

West Scranton

W, 5-0

Riverside

W, 5-0

At Holy Cross

L, 3-0

North Pocono

L, 3-2

Wallenpaupack

(5-6)

West Scranton

(3-9)

Western Wayne

(9-4)

West Scranton

W, 3-0

Wallenpaupack

L, 3-0

Holy Cross

L, 5-0

At Scranton Prep

L, 4-1

North Pocono

L, 5-0

Honesdale

W, 3-2

At Delaware Valley

L, 3-2

At Scranton

L, 4-1

At Scranton Prep

L, 5-0

At Dunmore

W, 5-0

Honesdale

L, 5-0

At Valley View

W, 4-1

At Riverside

W, 4-1

At Montrose

W, 3-2

Riverside

W, 4-1

Scranton

W, 5-0

Dunmore

W, 5-0

Delaware Valley

W, 3-2

Mid Valley

L, 4-1

At Holy Cross

L, 5-0

At Abington Heights

L, 4-1

Montrose

W, 4-1

Western Wayne

L, 4-1

Scranton

W, 3-2

Honesdale

L, 4-1

At Riverside

W, 4-1

Montrose

W, 5-0

At Holy Cross

L, 4-1

Valley View

L, 4-1

North Pocono

L, 3-2

North Pocono

L, 3-2

At Scranton Prep

L, 5-0

At West Scranton

W, 4-1

At Mid Valley

L, 3-0

Mid Valley

W, 3-2

At Dunmore

W, 5-0

 

 

 

2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE TOP 5

 

Abington Heights and Scranton Prep are locked in at No. 1 and No. 2. Holy Cross is at No. 3. North Pocono did its part to lock in at No. 4 with its 9-match winning streak and Western Wayne is in at No. 5.

 

 

WEEK 5

1

Abington Heights Lady Comets

12—0

2

Scranton Prep Classics

10—1

3

Holy Cross Lady Crusaders

10—2

4

North Pocono Lady Trojans

10–4

5

Western Wayne Lady ‘Cats

9–4

 

 

 


 

 

Scranton Prep’s Megan McDonald.
Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer

 

 

 

2018 LACKAWANNA LEAGUE

 

OK, we are keeping track of the individual and doubles records as best we can. There are still a couple official results out, but most are up to date. Here is a closer look on how all of the players are doing this season.

 

Abington Heights

(12-0)

Delaware Valley

(4-4)

Dunmore

(0-10)

Bella Peters

12–0

Taylor Moglia

4–4

Katie McKitish

0–7

Lauren Koczwara

12–0

Gia Cicilco

3–5

Ariana Costanzi

0–8

Brooke Dennison

5–1

Jules Anderson

3–5

Bella Mandarano

0–4

Clare DellaValle

3–1

Megan Dewey/

Rose Lombardo

2–1

Ally McNeff

0–3

Julia Brown

0–1

Maddi Strickler/

Anna Bailor

2–2

Lauren Grippi

0–1

Julia Paulson-Houser

1–0

Lauren Matarazzo/

Darlene Hines

2–1

Kelly Czanker

0–1

Sidney Horvath/

Isabel Holland

6–2

Lauren Matarazzo /

Rose Lombardo

3–1

Kelly Czanker/

Gergana Petkova

0–1

Keena Jackson/

Julia Brown

1–0

Megan Dewey/

Rose Lombardo

2–1

Maggie McNally/

Lauren Grippi

0–4

Brooke Dennison/

Holly Ross

3–1

Maddi Strickler/

Anna Bailor

2–2

Ally McNeff/

Kelly Czanker

0–2

Keena Jackson /

Holly Ross

3–2

Megan Dewey/

Darlene Hines

1–1

Kelly Czanker /

Bella Mandarano

0–3

Sidney Horvath/

Isabel Holland

8–2

Gergana Petkova /

Lauren Grippi

0–2

Elenor Yale/

Audrey Winn

1–0

Lauren Grippi/

Allie McNeff

0–1

Paige Watts/

Elena Joshi

0–1

Maggie McNally/

Gergana Petkova

0–1

Holy Cross

(10-2)

Honesdale

(4-7)

Mid Valley

(8-4)

Lauren Palmiter

5–5

Megan Rembish

2–7

Karah Laboranti

8–4

Caroline Cadden

10–2

Lydia Grossman

6–3

Courtney Davies

1–10

Theresa Dutter

9–2

Leigha Welsh

3–6

Morgan Haefele

10–2

Haley Bestricky/

Abby Sempa

10–0

Taylor Maxson/

Kerry Rodriguez

6–3

Katie Glinsky/

Makenzi McDermott

2–0

Lucia Nardelli/

Madelyn Klassner

11–0

Kelly Varcoe/

Ally Miszler

6–3

Morgan Bialy/

Becca Laboranti

8–3

Katie Glinsky/

Danielle Jason

5–3

Becca Laboranti/

Danielle Jason

0–1

Morgan Bialy/

Katie Glinsky

1–0

Montrose

(0-12)

North Pocono

(10-4)

Riverside

(0-10)

McKenzie Reeves

2–10

Sarah Sposito

11–3

Karissa Ghigiarelli

8–0

Angie Ford

3–9

Megan Carney

10–4

Allison Rempe

0–9

Mia Perry

3–9

Ashley Dunn

7–7

Madeline Klingler

0–3

Annabelle Adams/

May Adams

0–11

Marie LaRosa/

Natalie Deal

6–5

Marley Stambaugh

0–9

Annabelle Adams/

Olivia Aukema

0–1

Ally Stefanski/

Parri Salak

8–3

Abby Walsh

0–1

Olivia Aukema/

Grace Steele

0–9

Marie LaRosa/

Ally Stefanski

0–2

Marley Stambaugh/

Katrina Azarsky

0–1

Annabelle Adams/

Olivia Aukema

0–1

Parri Salak/

Madison Carney

0–1

Elizabeth Giannone/

Abby Walsh

0–2

Parri Salak/

Julie Schriver

0–1

Elizabeth Giannone/

Katrina Azarsky

0–6

Marie LaRosa/

Parri Salak

0–1

Abby Walsh/

Kyleen Byrd

0–4

Ally Stefanski/

Vanesa Moylan

0–1

Elizabeth Giannone/

Kyleen Bird

0–1

Madeline Klingler/

Rta Lin

0–2

Abby Walsh/

Rita Lin

0–2

Scranton

(3-9)

Scranton Prep

(10-1)

Valley View

(8-4)

Angelina Huffman

6–5

Megan McDonald

6–4

Vanessa Antenori

3–5

Theresa Huffman

5–7

Carly Habeeb

9–1

Faith Kendricks

7–5

Taylor Zombek

2–5

Camilla Rinaldi

10–0

Gianna Snell

6–5

Clair Dunleavy

2–2

Madison Tratthen/

Stephanie Carolan

0–1

Elsa Kovatch

0–1

Claire Dunleavy/

Anastasia Lepka

2–4

Claire Kelly/

Anna Cuff

1–0

Noelle Marchegiani

0–1

Nyah Kubilus/

Leslie Hessmiller

1–4

Madison Tratthen/

Julia Horchos

7–1

Gia Mercatili

1–1

Leslie Hessmiller/

Camryn Orzello

0–4

Stephanie Carolan/

Anna Cuff

4–1

Adrianna Nardelli/

Kara Hirjak

6–3

Claire Dunleavy /

Camryn Orzello

0–1

Stephanie Carolan /

Claire Kelly

3–1

Gia Mercatili/

Taralyn Reilly

7–0

Yashii Patel /

Nyah Kubilus

0–1

Anna Cuff/

Madison Tratthen

1–0

Adrianna Nardelli/

Carly Baileau

0–1

Nyah Kubilus/

Camryn Orzello

1–1

Taralyn Reilly/

Elsa Kovatch

0–1

Taylor Zombek/

Anna Lepka

2–3

Wallenpaupack

(5-6)

West Scranton

(3-9)

Western Wayne

(9-4)

Phoebe Cykosky

10–1

CJ Grasso

3–8

Allison Mattern

6–7

Heidi Washburn

5–5

Brianna Moraca

2–8

Sam Atcavage

6–7

Tori Weber

3–4

Cassandra Moraca

2–7

Journey Sosa

10–3

Becca Cykosky

1–2

Julia Tabone

0–2

Abby Burke/

Maddy Godfrey

11–2

Addison Gardner

0–1

Emily Tunis

0–2

Cosette Talarico/

Krystal Tregaskis

4–7

Becca Cykosky/

Addison Gardner

2–1

Angela Moraca/

Meghan Alfano

2–3

Rachel Tuman/

Cosette Talarico

0–1

Lily Hannon/

Kaitlin John Klein

2–1

Emily Tunis/

Julia Tabone

0–1

Krystal Tregaskis/

Abby Gogloski

0–1

Lily Hannon/

Liz Lewis

0–2

Meghan Alfano/

Maggie Mahoney

0–2

Becca Cykosky/

Addison Gardner

1–1

Mary Sinclair/

Madison Mahoney

5—3

Lily Hannon/

Kaitlin John Klein

1–2

Angelina Moraca/

Camilla Sophabmixay

0–2

Lily Hannon/

Liz Lewis

0–2

Meghan Alfano/

Victoria Watkins

1–0

Becca Cykosky /

Katie John Klein

3–1

Camilla Sophabmixay/

Victoria Watkins

0–1

Lily Hannon /

Addison Gardner

3–1

Liz Lewis/

Hailey Bella

0–1

Addison Gardner/

Rachel DeSau

0–1

Addison Gardner/

Claudia Cheslock

0–1

 

 

 

Riverside’s Karissa Ghigiarelli.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

 

 

 

2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE TOP 5 PLAYERS

 

Karissa Ghigiarelli remains at No. 1. As a general rule, if you are playing in international tournaments, you are a pretty solid No. 1 in the Lackawanna League. Wallenpaupack’s Phoebe Cykosky is scheduled to play Abington Heights’ Bella Peters on Saturday morning.

 

WEEK 6

1

Karissa Ghigiarelli
Riverside
8—0

2

Phoebe Cykosky
Wallenpaupack
10—1

3

Bella Peters
Abington Heights
12—0

4

Sarah Sposito
North Pocono
11—3

5

Lauren Koczwara
Abington Heights
12—0

 

 

OTHERS: Carly Habeeb, Scranton Prep (9-1); Camilla Rinaldi, Scranton Prep (10-0); Megan McDonald, Scranton Prep (6-4); Lauren Palmiter, Holy Cross (5-5); Caroline Cadden, Holy Cross (10–2); Theresa Dutter, Holy Cross (9-2); Morgan Haefele, Mid Valley (10-2); Megan Carney, North Pocono (10-4); Journey Sosa, Western Wayne (10-3).

 

 


 

 

 

NEXT POST: Scheduled for October 3.