Dallas teams sweep Tunkhannock; Mountaineers win baseball showdown

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post
Holy Redeemer’s Jillian Smith, right, slides safely to third base ahead of the tag of Lake-Lehman’s Hunter Kline in WVC softball action in Wilkes-Barre Monday afternoon. - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post
Lake-Lehman second baseman Savannah Purdy, left, tags out Holy Redeemer’s Taylor Josefowicz in WVC softball action Monday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. - Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Dallas hosted neighboring Tunkhannock in three sporting events Monday and posted dominant victories in all three.

The Mountaineers won 119-31 in girls track, 101-49 in boys track and 14-4 in girls lacrosse.

Samantha Mazula won the 100-meter dash and long jump and was also part of the winning 400 and 1,600 relay teams to lead the girls track team.

Kaitlyn Hodakowski won the 1,600 and 3,200 while Grace Wakely won the triple jump and high jump.

Megan Borton (800) and Alondra Church (200) each won an individual event and were part of two winning relays.

Josh Wyandt and Alex Solano each won two individual and two relay events for the Dallas boys.

Wyandt won the 800 and 1,600. Solano sprinted to wins in the 100 and 200.

Jimmy Hunter won the shot put and discus while Nate Maransky swept the hurdles races. Matt Maransky won the pole vault and 400 relays.

Both Maranskys also had a pair of second-place finishes.

Erik Bennett won the triple jump and long jump for Tunkhannock.

Lauren Delamater scored four goals and assisted on two for the Dallas girls lacrosse team. Melinda Ratchford added three goals. Gabby Olenginski had a goal and an assist.

Bailey Slacktish made seven saves.

Quinn Hammersley had two goals and an assist for Tunkhannock, which got 22 saves from Jordana Bach.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Dallas 123

Crestwood 27

Abby Zolner won both hurdles races and the triple jump along with running a leg of the winning 1600-meter relay Wednesday when Dallas won the WVC Division 1 road meet.

Samantha Mazula won the 100 and long jump and ran on the 400 relay. Alondra Church won the 200 and ran on two winning relays.

Megan Borton, Missy Leonard and Emily Fleming won an individual event and a relay while Jenn Leonard ran on two winning relays.

Lake-Lehman 97 ½

Nanticoke 48 ½

Jade Fry and Olivia Vasey were each part of three wins Tuesday to keep Lake-Lehman in a share of first place in WVC Division 2.

Lake-Lehman and Berwick are both 5-0 going into Tuesday when they meet at Lake-Lehman.

Fry won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and was part of the winning 3,200 relay.

Vasey won the 800 and ran on the winning 1,600 and 3,200 relays.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

Dallas 97

Crestwood 53

Matt Maransky won the long jump, javelin and pole vault and added a leg on the winning 400-meter relay team Wednesday for Dallas in the WVC Division 1 win.

Jimmy Hunter won the shot put and discus while Nate Maransky won both hurdles races.

With the help of relays, Alex Solano, Josh Wyandt and Adam Borton were also multiple-event winners.

Lake-Lehman 102

Nanticoke 44

Chandler Longstreth won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and was part of the winning 3,200 relay team Tuesday in the WVC Division 2 meet.

Riley Newman was also on the 3,200 relay team along with the winning 1,600 relay while winning the 800 run.

Meyers 101

Lake-Lehman 49

Defending champion Meyers won the April 20 meeting of WVC Division 2 unbeatens.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Dallas 10

Abington Heights 6

Dallas and Abington Heights combined to help promote the sport Wednesday.

The teams met on the turf at Keystone College in what is believed to be the conference’s first televised game, broadcast live on WQMY-TV.

The game was followed by a free clinic for youth girls players, then the Keystone College-Marywood University men’s game.

Dallas fell behind in the second half before rallying for a 10-6 win.

Samantha Banks and Lauren Delamater each finished with four goals, including two apiece during a streak of five second-half goals for an 8-4 lead.

Melissa Ratchford added the other two goals.

Lake-Lehman 7

Scranton Prep 5

Grace Butler made 13 saves, handled five groundballs and caused two turnovers Monday when Lake-Lehman remained unbeaten in the WVC with a 7-5 win over Scranton Prep.

Katie Roberts led the offense with three goals and an assist. Samantha Aben added two goals while Mikella Monaco had a goal and two assists.

Lake-Lehman 18

Pittston Area 4

Katie Roberts scored five goals and assisted three others to lead Lake-Lehman to the April 20 win.

Alicia Galasso also had five goals while Jess Evans had four goals and two assists.

BOYS LACROSSE

Dallas 17

Lewisburg 5

Dallas opened leads of 4-0 after one quarter and 8-1 at the half of Tuesday’s non-league victory.

Nick Solinsky and Michael Starbuck led a balanced attack with four goals and two assists each. Josh Kalna, who had two assists, and T.J. Herron, who had one assist, each scored three goals. David Lapinski added two goals and four assists.

Wyoming Area 18

Lake-Lehman 2

Bryce Burgit and Trey Borger scored the Lake-Lehman goals in Tuesday’s WVC Division 2 loss to first-place Wyoming Area.

Liam O’Brien had an assist.

Dallas 19

Tunkhannock 1

T.J. Herron, who added three assists, and Nick Solinsky scored four goals to lead Dallas to the WVC victory April 21.

Michael Starbuck and David Lipinski each scored three goals.

BASEBALL

Dallas 14

Wyoming Valley West 4

Dallas used a 12-run third inning to defeat visiting Wyoming Valley West in five innings Monday in a meeting between undefeated WVC division leaders.

The Mountaineers erased a 4-1 deficit with the outburst, then put the game away on the 10-run rule by scoring another run with one out in the bottom of the fifth.

Will McCrum hit a two-run homer during the inning and finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Matt Mathers had three hits, drove in three runs and scored twice as the Mountaineers improved to 6-0 by beating the Division 1 leaders.

Mike Luksic and winning pitcher Nick Kocher each had a double and single.

Lake-Lehman 12

MMI Prep 1

Kyle Sincavage went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI Monday when three Lake-Lehman pitchers combined on a three-hitter in a five-inning, WVC Division 3 rout of visiting MMI Prep.

C.J. Cercone, who had two hits, and Chris Hadsall, who scored twice, drove in two runs each.

Tunkhannock 5

Crestwood 3

Tunkhannock scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie Monday.

Connor Munley had a triple, double and two RBI.

Hanover Area 4

Lake-Lehman 1

Lake-Lehman was held to three hits in the April 22 loss to visiting Hanover Area in a WVC Division 3 game.

Meyers 11

Lake-Lehman 10

Meyers won the April 20 WVC Division 3 game in nine innings.

Chris Hadsall and Jake Wesley each had a home run and three RBI for the Black Knights.

SOFTBALL

Dallas 11

Coughlin 0

Gianna Spaciano drove in three runs while Kendra Saba and Peyton Ross drove in two each Tuesday when Dallas won the WVC crossover game in five innings.

Spaciano was 3-for-3 with a double. Lindsey Hornlein, who doubled, and Saba were each 2-for-2.

Maura Berecin threw a five-hit shutout with a walk and two strikeouts.

Holy Redeemer 6

Lake-Lehman 1

Holy Redeemer extended its WVC Division 3 winning streak to 68 games with Monday’s win over visiting Lake-Lehman.

The Royals broke open a 2-1 game with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Lake-Lehman is 4-2 with both losses coming to the defending champions.

The Black Knights managed five hits off Morgan Bienkowski, who struck out 11 to get the win.

Cassie Konopki singled and eventually scored the only run on an Abbey Hogan infield single in the top of the fourth.

Tunkhannock 11

Wyoming Valley West 0

Kendra Schultz threw a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts in Monday’s six-inning WVC crossover win.

Ella Larioni drove in three runs and Schultz had two hits to lead the offense.

Hazleton Area 11

Dallas 1

Hazleton Area won Monday’s WVC crossover game in five innings on the 10-run rule.

Tunkhannock 13

Wyoming Area 1

Jena Simmons homered twice and Kendra Schultz once April 21 when Tunkhannock moved into sole possession of the WVC Division 2 lead.

Dallas 3

Nanticoke 1

Samantha Kern’s two-run double highlighted a three-run bottom of the sixth that carried Dallas to the WVC Division 2 victory April 20.

Nanticoke had broken a scoreless tie with a run in the top of the inning.

Sydney Hornlein got the pitching win.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Holy Redeemer 3

Dallas 0

Four-time defending champion Holy Redeemer rolled to its 63rd straight WVC victory, 25-13, 25-17, 25-11, Wednesday.

Mike Huntington had eight service points and six digs for Dallas. Logan Evanosky had seven kills and two blocks.

Tunkhannock 3

Lake-Lehman 0

The Tigers swept Tuesday’s WVC match.

Hazleton Area 3

Dallas 1

Logan Evanosky had 15 kills and eight service points for Dallas Monday in a 25-20, 19-25, 25-19, 25-19 WVC loss to Hazleton Area.

Tunkhannock 3

Coughlin 0

Avery Billings had 10 kills Monday when Tunkhannock won the WVC match, 25-15, 25-14, 25-16.

Lake-Lehman 3

Nanticoke 0

Lake-Lehman won the April 19 WVC match, 25-18, 25-8, 25-17.

Holy Redeemer’s Jillian Smith, right, slides safely to third base ahead of the tag of Lake-Lehman’s Hunter Kline in WVC softball action in Wilkes-Barre Monday afternoon.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_TTL042418HSSOFT-Lehman-Redeemer_5_CMYK-1.jpgHoly Redeemer’s Jillian Smith, right, slides safely to third base ahead of the tag of Lake-Lehman’s Hunter Kline in WVC softball action in Wilkes-Barre Monday afternoon. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

Lake-Lehman second baseman Savannah Purdy, left, tags out Holy Redeemer’s Taylor Josefowicz in WVC softball action Monday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_TTL042418HSSOFT-Lehman-Redeemer_6_CMYK-1.jpgLake-Lehman second baseman Savannah Purdy, left, tags out Holy Redeemer’s Taylor Josefowicz in WVC softball action Monday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

By Tom Robinson

For Dallas Post

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