Back Mountain High School Sports Roundup for Sept. 21-27

Staff reports | September 29th, 2016 8:00 am

Tuesday, Sept. 27


Lake-Lehman 3,

Wyoming Area 1

Mackenzie Barker pounded down eight kills and Devin Lindley served seven aces, sparking the Black Knights to a 25-21, 25-27, 25-20, 25-23 victory.

Barker also added six digs and six blocks in the win, while Lindley finished wiht five digs. Hailey Kubiski added three kills and four digs for Lehman.

Hazleton Area 3,

Dallas 2

Cindy Gutierrez had 18 assists and 11 kills as the Cougars fought back for a 21-25, 14-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-10 victory.

Caitlyn Pick had nine assists for Dallas.


Lake Lehman 5,


Nick Wnuk scored two late goals to force overtime and then assisted Mahmoud Dabsheh five minutes into the extra period as Lake-Lehman edged GAR.

Dallas 4,

Wyoming Area 0

Zach Holthaus had a had trick and Ricky Wooditch added a goal and two assists to spark the Mountaineers.

Kyle Greenwood made eight saves to protect the Dallas shutout.

Monday, Sept. 26


Lake-Lehman 1,

Wyoming Valley West 1

Lilli Stepanski scored off an assist from Izzy Radel with 18:40 to play as Lake-Lehman remained unbeaten in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 by forging a 1-1 tie with Wyoming Valley West.

Madison Woods scored an unassisted goal just over 11 minutes into the first half to give Valley West a 1-0 lead, but Stepanski’s goal in the second half prevented Lehman’s first loss.

Dallas 2,

Delaware Valley 1 (OT)

Emily Farrett put the winning goal in the cage a tick under five minutes into overtime and Melinda Ratchford stopped four shots as the Mountaineers rallied for victory.

Kara Gearhart gave Delaware Valley a 1-0 lead with a goal midway through the first half, but Dallas tied it 3:06 before halftime when Hannah Yanovich scored off an assist from Sam Banks.


Tunkhannock 3,

Dallas 2

Wins by Leah Rome (No. 3 singles) and doubles teams by Erin Kelly and Angelique Antenuizi (No. 1 doubles) and Melinda Singh and Naeomie Strohl (No. 2 doubles), allowed Tunkhannock to hold off Dallas 3-2 in a girls tennis match on Monday.


Lake-Lehman 4,

Berwick 1

After playing to a 1-1 tie at halftime, the Black Knights scored three goals in the second half in a win over Berwick.

Kyle Naugle put Lehman ahead early in the second half and Nick Wnuk’s pair of goals put the game out of reach.

Chris Ash made three saves for Lehman, while Berwick’s Dyllan Weaver made six.

Friday, Sept. 23


Wyoming Valley West 29,

Dallas 0

After dropping two games in a row, Patrick Keating’s Wyoming Valley West Spartans got back to their winning ways with a 29-0 shutout road victory over Dallas on Friday night.

Dallas’ offense struggled all night and were held to only four first- down conversions on the day. Senior quarterback Stone Mannello threw two key interceptions, both picked off by Darrian Tyson.

Hanover Area 41,

Lake-Lehman 14

The Hawkeyes picked up where they left off after the unscheduled retreat to the locker room, dominating Lake-Lehman on the way to a 41-14 victory in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3A-A game.

Lehman got on the board with 44 seconds left in the third quarter on a 3-yard run by freshman Zack Kojadinovich. He also had a 38-yard TD run with 3:01 to play.


Wyoming Seminary 5,

Dallas 0

Nicole Joanlanne earned a 6-2, 6-4 victory over her opponent as Wyoming Seminary’s top singles player. Wyoming Seminary No. 1 doubles pair Emily Laurovde and Becca Hammerman were tested by their Dallas counterpart before taking their second set with ease for a 7-5, 6-1 victory.


Tunkhannock 4,

Dallas 0

It took Tunkhannock just over 40 minutes to get going, but once the Tigers came out of halftime, they played like a brand new team.

Drew Tinna led the second-half charge, scoring a pair of goals, en route to a shutout over Dallas.


Dallas 4,

Tunkhannock 0

Emma Sweitzer and Alison Francis each scored two goals in the Mountaineers’ win.

Samantha Mazula chipped in with two saves, while Rachel Nelligan made two saves for Dallas.

Tunkhannock’s Abby Ritz had seven saves.


Wyoming Area 3,

Dallas 1

Monica Henderson served up 11 aces and Brandi Sorokin and Jenna Chackan combined for 15 kills as the Warriors took a 25-17, 19-25, 25-17, 25-21 victory.

Caitlyn Pike made 16 assists and had 12 digs for Dallas, while Megan Sebastianelli served seven points and Gianna Musto had six service points despite the Mountaineers’ defeat.


Dallas 162,

Tunkhannock 188

Dallas’ Mason Gattuso earned medalist honors, shooting a 38 in a victory over Tunkhannock.


Lake-Lehman 2,

Wyoming Seminary 0

Makayla Adams scored twice in the first half Friday and Alicia Galasso pitched a shutout, lifting Lake-Lehman to a 2-0 victory over Wyoming Seminary and into first place in the WVC Division 1 in a battle of unbeaten teams at Sem’s Klassner Field.

Thursday, Sept. 22


Dallas 4,

Crestwood 1

Dallas No. 1 singles player Hannah Bonk led the way with her 6-0, 6-1 victory in a win over Crestwood.

Dallas No. 1 doubles pair Emily Heltzel and Rayna Swida also won their match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1.


Lake-Lehman 3,

Nanticoke 0

Lake-Lehman saw three different players score goals in its shutout win over Nanticoke.

Antonio Franzone scored first, capitalizing on a penalty kick, and both Tom Manzoni and Clovis da Luz converted on passes from Nick Wnuk for the second and third goals. Nanticoke goalkeeper Trahjan Krupinski had a game-high five saves.

Wednesday, Sept. 21


Dallas earns four wins

Dallas dominated the competition, earning wins against Northwest, Berwick, Nanticoke and Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech.

Dallas saw Jack Zardecki and Josh Wyandt finish one-two, with Zardecki finishing in 16 minutes and Wyandt just behind him at 16:02. Both Wyoming Seminary and Wyoming Area secured a trio of wins at the meet.


Lake-Lehman sweeps

Lake-Lehman turned in an impressive trio of victories, taking wins against Meyers 15-50, Hanover Area 20-43 and Holy Redeemer 22-35.

The Blake Knights runners Jace Garnick, Lauryn Pembleton and Olivia Vasey took third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the race. Holy Redeemer’s Bryce Zapusek finished first, running her race in 17:22.

Dallas totals four wins

Posting seven of the top-10 finishers, Dallas was able to muster up four wins.

Megan Borton and Riley Oremus led the way, with Borton finishing first in just 20 minutes and Oremus just behind her, coming in second in 20:23.


Berwick 4, Dallas 1

The Bulldogs’ No. 2 doubles team of Airlia Martz and Skyla Gordon rallied for a tough 4-6, 7-6, 10-8 win to help take the match.

Hannah Bonk won for Dallas at first singles.


Pittston Area 3,

Lake-Lehman 0

Pittston Area earned a 3-0 sweep over Lake-Lehman in a Wyoming Valley Conference girls volleyball match on Wednesday as the Patriots won 25-15, 25-20, 25-13.

Lake-Lehman was led by Hailey Kubiski’s seven kills, four digs and two service points.

Meyers 3, Dallas 1

Meyers was led by Da’nayia Ballard’s 13 kills, eight service points, three digs and four blocks en route to a 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-15 victory over Dallas.

Dallas was paced by Caitlyn Pike’s three kills, one block, 16 assists and seven service points.


Lake-Lehman 169,

Berwick 190

Robert Lugiano shot a 3-over 39 to lead the Lehman victory. Adam Motovidlak and Mike Sikora both finished with a score of 41 in the win.

Dallas’ Leonard Kelley (26) tackles Wyoming Valley West’s Sean Judge (10) from behind Sept. 23.’ Leonard Kelley (26) tackles Wyoming Valley West’s Sean Judge (10) from behind Sept. 23. Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post
Dallas quarterback Stone Mannello (3) does everything he can to stay in bounds with Brydon Rukstalis (54) in pursuit for Wyoming Valley West on Sept. 23. quarterback Stone Mannello (3) does everything he can to stay in bounds with Brydon Rukstalis (54) in pursuit for Wyoming Valley West on Sept. 23. Tony Callaio | For Dallas Post
Wyoming Seminary forward Aubrey Mytych (23) shoots the ball as Lake-Lehman goalie Alicia Glasso blocks the ball. Galasso made 11 saves as Lehman took a 2-0 victory. Seminary forward Aubrey Mytych (23) shoots the ball as Lake-Lehman goalie Alicia Glasso blocks the ball. Galasso made 11 saves as Lehman took a 2-0 victory. Aimee Dilger | Dallas Post

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