High school sports roundup: Lackawanna Trail softball team wins three games

For Abington Journal | May 16th, 2017 11:20 am


Red Raiders rout Lions

Blue Ridge defeated Lackawanna Trail, 13-1, in a Lackawanna League Division 4 game May 15 in New Milford. Zac Stec drove in the Lions run.

Lions hold off Eagles

Zac Stec drove in three runs to help Lackawanna Trail defeat Mountain View, 9-6, in a Lackawanna League Division 4 game May 12 in Kingsley. Thomas Huffsmith and Tom Kohinsky each added two RBIs for the Lions. Winning pitcher Shawn Jones allowed two earned runs over three innings.

Buckhorns top Comets

Wallenpaupack defeated Abington Heights, 7-1, in a Lackawanna League Division 2 game May 12 in Hawley. Jake Swank had a hit and RBI for the Comets. Luke Fayocavitz, Anthony Duboski and Ryan Burke each added a hit for Abington Heights.


Crusaders clip Comets

Coughlin defeated Abington Heights, 10-8, in the first round of the District 2 Class 2A Boys Lacrosse Championship May 15 in Wilkes-Barre. Sam Stevens and Eric Middleton scored three goals to lead the Comets. Dante DeRiggi and Hunter Riiff each added a goal.


Lady Mounts too much for Lady Comets

Dallas defeated Abington Heights, 12-4, in a Wyoming Valley Conference game May 15 in Dallas. Leia Parry, Abby Brown, Kaila Steenback and Brennan Tates each scored a goal for Abington Heights.


Lady Lions hold off Lady Raiders

Madison Lee drove in two runs to help Lackawanna Trail defeat Blue Ridge, 7-4, in a Lackawanna League Divisions 4 game May 15 in New Milford. Allison Decker and Samantha Baltrusaitis each drove in a run for Trail. Decker, the winning pitcher, didn’t allow an earned run in seven innings.

Lady Lions blast Lady Eagles

Winning pitcher Allison Decker, who tossed three perfect innings and struck out five batters, drove in two runs to help Lackawanna Trail defeat Mountain View, 15-0, in a Lackawanna League Division 4 game May 12 in Kingsley.

Lady Comets crush Lady Knights

Catherine Anne Kupinski had two hits and three RBIs to help Abington Heights defeat Scranton, 15-0, in a Lackawanna League Division 1 game May 11 in South Abington Township. Mara Hamm, Nina Kozar, Naudia Solan, Meghan McGinley and Lauren Olevnik drove in two runs. McGinley, the winning pitcher, tossed three perfect innings and struck out three.

Lady Bucks rout Lady Lions

Dunmore defeated Lackawanna Trail, 12-1, in a Lackawanna League Division 3-4 crossover game May 11 in Clinton Township. Allison Decker drove in the Lady Lions run.

Lady Lions fall to Lady Meteors

Montrose defeated Lackawanna Trail, 9-4, in a Lackawanna League Division 4 game May 10 in Clinton Township. Karley Cresswell drove in two runs and Allison Decker added an RBI for Trail.

Lady Lions edge Lady Foresters

Samantha Baltrusaitis drove in four runs to help Lackawanna Trail defeat Forest City, 5-4, in a Lackawanna League Division 4 game May 9 in Clinton Township. Madisyn Peoples added an RBI for Trail. Winning pitcher Allison Decker allowed three earned runs and struck out nine in seven innings.


Harris wins district title

Top-seeded Bailey Harris of Abington Heights defeated teammate Timmy Christman (the number-two seed), 6-4, 6-0, to win the District 2 Class 3A Boys Singles Championship May 12 in Kingston. Harris defeated Hazleton Area’s Chris Kovalick, 6-0, 6-1, Crestwood’s Brandon Krupa, 6-0, 6-0, and North Pocono’s Mike Fellins, 6-1, 6-1, to reach the final. Christman topped Hazleton Area’s Drew Gemmell, 6-3, 6-1, Wallenpaupack’s Simon Altizio, 6-2, 6-1, and Delaware Valley’s Tomas Reese, 6-2, 6-1, to reach the final.

Comets claim subregional title

Top-seeded Abington Heights defeated fifth-seeded Delaware Valley, 3-0, and second-seeded Williamsport, 3-1, May 9 in Kingston to win the District 2/4 Class 3A Boys Team Championship. In the team’s win over Delaware Valley, Bailey Harris, Timmy Christman and Brian Ostrowski had straight-set singles wins. Harris, Christman and Ostrowski also earned straight-set wins in the victory over Williamsport.


Abington Heights junior high teams excel

Grace Phillips placed second in the 100 and 300 hurdles at the Phil Tochelli Junior High League meet May 8 in Scranton. Maddie Lucas finished fifth and Claudia Kozar was sixth in the 100 hurdles; Maggie Carper placed sixth in the 100 and fifth in the 200; Clarke Kupinski finished eighth in the 100; Allison Dammer was second in the 1600 and sixth in the 800; Abby Marion placed 14th in the 1600; Ellie Smith finished fifth and Clare Evans was 11th in the 300 hurdles; Gianna Sabatini placed second, Emily McCabe fourth and Anna Scoblick ninth in the 400; Zoe Detter placed second and Elyse Simakaski was third in the 800; Annie McHale finished 15th and Delaney Greenish was 20th in the discus; Mariel Curra finished second, Lauren Lombardo was ninth and Nia Ivanov placed 18th in the high jump; Abby Brock finished 14th in the long jump; Angel Jefferson placed third and Bella Hewitt was sixth in the shot put; and Olivia Albright finished 19th and Lexie Minich was 21st in the triple jump. Abington Heights’ girls 4X100, 4X400 and 4X800 relay teams also placed first.

In the boys competition, Sam Traweek placed 19th and Colin Rooney 23rd in the 1600; Troy Kostiak finished 22nd and Yoshi Matsui was 27th in the 200; Tyler Petty was 13th in the 300 hurdles; Christian Ragnacci placed 15th in the 800; Christian Lesinski finished 18th and Brian Pronitus was 29th in the discus; Liam Jordan placed 27th in the long jump; Pronitus finished 17th in the shot put and Tristan Burns was 19th; and Tomas de los Rios placed 21st in the triple jump. Abington Heights’ boys 4X100 relay team finished eighth, the 4X400 team was 12th and the 4X800 team placed 10th.


Comets clip Eagles

Evan Florey had 12 kills, Eric Brickel contributed six block and Matt Pacyna added 27 assists to help Abington Heights defeat Mountain View, 3-1 (15-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19), in a Lackawanna League match May 11 in Clarks Summit.


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