Lake-Lehman boys cross country team shares first place after Dallas streak ends

By Tom Robinson -

Hazleton Area ended a 122-meet Wyoming Valley Conference boys cross country winning streak by seven-time defending champion Dallas Wednesday afternoon, opening the door for Lake-Lehman to finish the day in a share of first place.

Dallas went 2-1 in a cluster meet at Kirby Park, falling to Hazleton Area, 26-29.

Lake-Lehman went 3-0 in a meet at Pittston Area to end the day tied for first place with Holy Redeemer at 5-0 on the season.

Mitchell Rome from Dallas finished first in the six-team cluster meet, helping the Mountaineers (4-1) defeat Crestwood, 18-40, and MMI Prep, 15-45.

Chandler Longstreth finished fourth of Lake-Lehman, which also had Will McCarroll, Casey Weaver and Neil Dougherty finish seventh, eighth and ninth.

The Black Knights defeated Pittston Area, 21-35, along with 15-50 victories over Coughlin and GAR.

Tunkhannock was part of the same six-team meet and finished 2-1, led by Peter Sayre’s second-place finish.

The Tigers beat GAR, 17-43, and Coughlin, 15-50, while losing to Pittston Area, 23-34.

In other Wednesday action:


Lake-Lehman 3-0

Tunkhannock 2-1

Abby Paczewski finished first and unbeaten Lake-Lehman had half of the top 10 finishers in the six-team meet.

The Black Knights defeated Pittston Area, 20-36, while beating both Coughlin and GAR, 15-50.

Madison Brdaric was third, Lizzy Blaski seventh, Morgan Patla eighth and Lauryn Pembleton 10th for Lake-Lehman.

Madelyn Franko was sixth for Tunkhannock, which beat Coughlin and GAR, 15-50, but lost to Pittston Area, 26-29.

Dallas 3-0

Kaitlyn Hodakowski and Megan Borton finished second and third for Dallas behind Crestwood freshman Molly DeMarzo, leading the Mountaineers to a sweep of three races, 24-32 over Hazleton Area, 20-41 over Crestwood and 15-50 over MMI Prep.

The Mountaineers are 5-0 to share first place with Lake-Lehman, just ahead of Holy Redeemer at 4-0.


Callas 155

Crestwood 160

Logan Paczewski shot even-par, 36 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club to help unbeaten WVC Class AAA Division 1 leader Dallas knocked Crestwood out of a share of the WVC Class AAA Division 2 lead.

Ethan Zawatski added a 38, Cooper Kelley a 40 and Brett Ostroski a 41.

Tunkhannock 165

Coughlin 177

Colby Gilpin’s 40 and Dylan Mislevy’s 41 led Tunkhannock to the win on the front nine at Shadowbrook.

Lake-Lehman 0-2

Lake-Lehman fell to Holy Redeemer, 164-175, and Wyoming Seminary, 167-175.

Bobby Lugiano shot a 37 at Huntsville Golf Club to share medalist honors.


Dallas 3

Coughlin 0

Gianna Musto had seven kills for Dallas in the 25-15, 25-14, 25-8 sweep.

Sam Michael had 12 service points, including four on aces. Emma Berger had 17 assists, eight points and five aces. Gabby Sweeney also had eight points.

Tunkhannock 3

Wyoming Area 0

Molly Straley had seven kills and 11 digs for Tunkhannock in the 25-20, 26-24, 25-23 win.


Dallas 8

Berwick 0

Zach Holthaus scored five times to lead the Dallas win.

Beaudyn Lewis added a goal and two assists.


Dallas 2

Berwick 1

Emma Sweitzer had assists on goals by Olivia Maniskas and Alison Francis in the win.

By Tom Robinson