Barring any playoff matchups or unscheduled exhibition meets between Pittston Area and Wyoming Area, the Patriots have seemingly clinched The Bridge for the fifth consecutive school year.
Pittston Area led by five coming into the winter season and in an anti-climatic fashion, out-distanced them selves from Wyoming Area when it was announced they would not field a boys’ volleyball team for the second consecutive season.
It also hurt the Warriors chances when the Track & Field teams, which usually meet in an exhibition match in late March, did not schedule each other.
Wyoming Area cut its deficit to four with a Boys’ Tennis win, but the Lady Patriots pushed their school’s lead back to five with an exciting 3-2 soccer win this past week at the Bucky Harris Sports Complex in Hughestown.
The teams are scheduled to play twice more with the annual Ashby Baseball Game set to be played on April 25, and the softball game to be played on the following day, April 26.
The Warriors would need to sweep the final two meetings and hope for playoff matchups in soccer, baseball and softball – which are all possibilities.
Wyoming Area Athletic Director Frank Parra could also call across the river and try to schedule an exhibition track meet to add to WA’s chances of catching their arch-rival.