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Lanza, Kutcha lead Lady Patriots

Wyoming Area boys win big over Northwest, Lehman

Above, Pittston Area’s Olivia Lanza wins the 100, Hurdles against Tunkhannock on Tuesday. Below, Wyoming Area’s Kayla Bardzel makes it over the High Jump bar against Lake-Lehman.

photos by Charlotte Bartizek

Ron D’Eliseo wins the 110m Hurdles for Pittston Area against Tunkhannock.

Alyssa Talerico throws the discus for Pittston Area during the Lady Patriots win over Tunkhannock.

Michael DiMaggio throws the javelin for Pittston Area against Tunkhannock.

Photos by charlotte bartizek

Ahmad Bouie wins the 200m in 22.5 for WA against Lake-Lehman.

Gabrielle Alberigi throws discus for Wyoming Area.

GIRLS

PA 76, Tunkhannock 74

Pittston Area won only five individual events but swept the relay raises and earned enough points through second and third place finishes to edge Tunkhannock, 76-74, in a WVC Division I meet at Charley Trippi Stadium on Tuesday afternoon in Yatesville.

Olivia Lanza won both the 100m and 300m Hurdles, and Kaitlyn Kutcha won the 400m and 800m races to pace the Lady Patriots individually. Lanza and Kutcha were also part of two winning PA relay teams.

Lanza teamed with Bianca Bolton, Madeline Dworak and Catherine Lombardo to win the 1600m Relay in a time of 4:26.7, and Kutcha teamed with Danielle Fereck, Bolton and Lombardo to win the 3200m relay in a time of 10:48. Dworak added second-place finishes in the 100m and 300m Hurdles events.

Lombardo added two second-place finishes for the Lady Patriots in the 1600m and 3200m distance races.

Rachel Scanlon added a victory in the Long Jump for Pittston Area with a leap of 15-5. She also added a second-place finish in the Triple Jump, and a third-place finished in the 1600m.

The teams of Taylor Powers, Ashley Menichini, Howrasha Bryan and Samantha Hurtt claimed the 400m Relay in a time of 56.4. Bryan also added a second-place finish in the High Jump, and Powers earned a third-place in the 100.

WA 60, Northwest 88

Wyoming Area lost a tough WVC Division II meet with Northwest, 88-60, on Tuesday afternoon in a meet at Jake Sobeski Memorial Stadium in West Pittston.

The Lady Warriors managed eight victories during the meet, but the Lady Rangers were much deeper and earned more points via second- and third-place finishes.

Michelle Golden led the way for WA with two victories in the 1600m and 3200m distance runs. Golden posted a season-best 5:34.3 in the 1600m, and a 12:57.9 in the 3200m.

Samantha Shiner added a win in the Long Jump, and placed second in the 800m, and third in the Triple Jump for the Lady Warriors.

Melissa Cruz won the 200m Dash for WA with a time of 27.9, and Sara Radzwilka finished second. Radzwilka added a win in the 400m for WA with a time of 1:01.6.

Sidney Engleman won the Discus for Wyoming Area with a toss of 95-10, and finished third in the Shot Put.

Emily Shemanski won the 100m Dash in a time of 13.6, and placed second in the 100m Hurdles.

WA 80, Lake-Lehman 65

Wyoming Area bounced back from its loss to Northwest with an 80-65 victory over Lake-Lehman on Wednesday afternoon in the Back Mountain.

Sam Shiner led the way for the Lady Warriors with three victories. Shiner won the 100m and 200m sprints, and added a third win in the Long Jump. She also placed third in the Triple Jump.

Michelle Golden and Jenna Skrinak each added two wins for Wyoming Area. Golden won the 800m and 3200m races, and Skrinak took the top spot in the Shot Pit and Javelin events.

Sara Radzwilka won the 1600m run for the Lady Warriors, and Melissa Cruz took the 400m Dash.

BOYS

WA 96, Northwest 49

Wyoming Area won 10 events and took second in nine more as they demolished Northwest, 96-49, in an important WVC Division II meet on Tuesday afternoon at Jake Sobeski Stadium in West Pittston.

Ahmad Bouie led the Warriors with three individual victories, claiming the top spot in the 100m, 200m, and 400m sprints. Bouie ran an 11.3 in the 100m, a 23.1 in the 200m, and a season-best 52.4 in the 400m.

Eric Eramo added a win in the High Jump, and second-place finishes in the 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, and Pole Vault for WA.

Chris Hromek won the 1600m in a time of 4:57, and finished third in the Triple Jump for the Warriors, and Julian Campenni won the Discus with a throw of 127-7, and finished second in the Shot Put.

Mitchell Payne won the Shot Put for WA with a throw of 40-9, and Justin Smith won the Javelin with a throw of 135-2.

WA 99, Lake-Lehman 50

Ahmad Bouie won three events for the second straight meet as Wyoming Area easily got past Lake-Lehman, 99-50, in a WVC Division II meet on Wednesday in the Back Mountain.

Bouie won the 100m, 200m, and 400m sprints, setting season-best times in the 200m and 400m.

Chris Hromek added a victory in the 1600m run for the Warriors, and also finished third in the 800m. Cody Schmitz won the Pole Vault for WA with a vault of 10-6. He also finished second in the 100m.

Nick Bartoli won the Discus with a throw of 124-8, and Julian Campenni won the Shot Put with a toss of 41-1.

PA 54, Tunkhannock 99

Tunkhannock gave Pittston Area its second loss of the season, a 99-54, defeat as the undefeated Tigers clinched the WVC Division I title on Tuesday afternoon at Charley Trippi Stadium in Yatesville.

Ron D’Eliseo won two events for the Patriots, taking the top spot in the 110m Hurdles and the 300m Hurdles. D’Eliseo also finished third in the 100m Dash.

Dave McLean added a victory for PA in the 800m run, and finished second in the 1600m race.

John Poli added a win in the Shot Put, Dave Gallo won the Discus, and Steve Sklanka won the High Jump for Pittston Area.

Cody Rydzy earned three second-place finishes in the 110m and 300m Hurdles, and in the Triple Jump.

Girls’ Standings

WVC Division I

Dallas…7-0

Hazleton…6-1

Valley West…5-2

Crestwood…4-3

Pittston Area…3-4

Tunkhannock…2-5

Berwick…1-6

Coughlin…0-7

WVC Division II

Holy Redeemer…7-0

Northwest…5-2

Hanover…5-2

Wyoming Area…4-3

Meyers…4-3

Lake-Lehman…2-5

Nanticoke…1-6

GAR…0-7

Boys’ Standings

WVC Division I

Tunkhannock…7-0

Pittston Area…5-2

Hazleton…5-2

Berwick…4-3

Dallas…4-3

Coughlin…2-5

Valley West…1-6

Crestwood…0-7

WVC Division II

Holy Redeemer…7-0

Wyoming Area…6-1

Meyers…4-3

Hanover…4-3

Northwest…2-5

Nanticoke…2-5

GAR…2-5

Lake-Lehman…1-6

This week’s schedule

Monday

District 2 Class 3A

Championships at

Scranton Memorial Stadium

Tuesday

District 2 Class 2A

Championships at

Scranton Memorial Stadium

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