Back Mountain high school sports roundup, Aug. 31 – Sept. 6

By TOM ROBINSON - For the Dallas Post

Caitlyn Pike had 12 assists and Megan Sebastianelli had 10 digs Tuesday when Dallas improved to 2-0 in Wyoming Valley Conference girls volleyball with a 25-21, 26-24, 15-25, 25-14 victory over visiting Tunkhannock.

Shelby Carr had 12 service points and Sebastianelli had eight. Halle Kern had a team-high five kills.


Lake-Lehman 3

Crestwood 2

Lake-Lehman got off to an impressive start when Corinna Scoblick had 12 digs and three service points in a 20-25, 25-18, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12 victory over Crestwood Wednesday.

Courtney Henninger had seven assists and six kills. Morgan Marchakitus had six kills and three digs.

Dallas 3

Berwick 2

Gianna Musto led the way Sept. 1 when Dallas rallied from a pair of deficits to defeat host Berwick, 24-26, 25-16, 15-25, 25-13, 15-9, in the season opener.

Musto had team-highs of 13 kills along with 10 digs and nine service points.

Caitlyn Pike had 30 assists while Megan Sebastianelli contributed 13 points and 10 digs.


Lake-Lehman 2-0

Tunkhannock 1-1

Valley West 0-2

Jade Fry, Jace Garnick and Olivia Vasey swept the top three spots when Lake-Lehman opened the season by winning twice in a WVC cluster meet at Tunkhannock Wednesday.

Lake-Lehman defeated Tunkhannock, 17-42. Both teams beat Wyoming Valley West, 15-50.

Madelyn Franco from Tunkhannock was fourth, but Lake-Lehman had the next three finishers, including Lauryn Pembleton in fifth.


Valley West 2-0

Lake-Lehman 1-1

Tunkhannock 0-2

Lake-Lehman defeated host Tunkhannock, 24-31, but fell to Wyoming Valley West, 25-31, in Wednesday’s opening cluster meet.

Wyoming Valley West defeated Tunkhannock, 22-35.

Riley Newman from Lake-Lehman finished second, but Wyoming Valley West took the other three spots in the top four. Lake-Lehman’s Chandler Longstreth was fifth and Tunkhannock’s Ben Tidball was sixth.


Pittston Area 36

Tunkhannock 20

Logan Cywinski scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns Sept. 1, but it was too late for the Tigers in the WVC Class 4A Division game.

Cywinski carried 34 times for 200 yards and scored one of his touchdowns on a pass reception.

Berwick 23

Dallas 7

The Bulldogs put together scoring drives on their first two possessions to open a 14-0 lead over the visiting Mountaineers in the first 8:19 of the WVC Class 4A Division game Sept. 1.

Lenny Kelley scored the Dallas touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Northwest 25

Lake-Lehman 7

David Piestrak had more than 100 yards both passing and rushing while Jack Wessler kicked three field goals to lead Northwest to the road win a battle between the last two WVC small school champions.

Zack Kojadiinovich ran 15 yards for a second-quarter touchdown to bring the Black Knights within, 9-7, but the Rangers held them scoreless in the second half.


Lake-Lehman 6

MMI Prep 1

Max Paczewski had two goals and an assist for the Black Knights, who also got goals from four other players in Tuesday’s WVC Division 2 win.

Lake-Lehman 10


Max Paczewski scored four goals and assisted another to lead the Black Knights to victory in the division opener Sept. 1.

Kyle Naugle added a goal and three assists while Kyle Sincavage had a goal and two assists.


Lake-Lehman 6

Wyoming Area 2

Mackenzie Love scored three goals and assisted on one Tuesday in the WVC Division 2 opener for Lake-Lehman.

Sarah Salus scored twice.


Wyoming Seminary 6

Dallas 1

Dallas scored first when Hannah Yanovich connected less than five minutes into the game, but Wyoming Seminary scored four times in a little over 16 minutes to take control of the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 opener by halftime.


Dallas 160

Tunkhannock 163

Mason Gattuso shot 38 and Brett Ostroski 39 to lead Dallas to the Tuesday WVC victory.

Tunkhannock’s Tyler Faux was medalist with an even-par, 37 on the front nine at Shadowbrook Golf Club.

Dallas 146

Pittston Area 205

Brett Ostroski fired an even-par, 35 on the front nine at Fox Hill Country Club Aug. 31 to lead Dallas to victory.

Mason Gattuso, Colin Bowanko and Ethan Zawatski each shot 37s.


Dallas 5


Hannah Bonk and Mikayla Reynolds won in straight sets in the first two singles positions for Dallas Tuesday.

Reese Levandowski-Morgan Landau also won in straight sets at first doubles.

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