HomeSports ( September 28, 2022 )


Warriner Leads Qualifiers For District Golf; Susquehanna, Montrose Fall In Football

By Tom Robinson

GREENFIELD TWP. – Montrose's Alex Warriner finished ninth in Class 2A during Wednesday's Lackawanna League qualifier for the District 2 Individual Golf Championships.

Warriner shot an 83 at Elkview Country Club to lead three Meteors who advanced to the district tournament.

Montrose's Levi Smith and Andre Dovin joined Forest City's David Heath and Scranton Prep's T.J. Stott in a four-way tie for 11th after shooting 86s.

The three Meteors and Heath were the only Susquehanna County players among the 27 Lackawanna players who qualified in Class 2A by shooting the required score of 93 or better.

Mid Valley's Eddie Kaufman was medalist, using five back-nine birdies to post a 5-under-par, 67.

Michael Maslanka from Riverside was the only other player under par with a 71.


William Marcy ran for 108 yards and a touchdown Saturday afternoon, but Susquehanna fell to Mid Valley, 34-14, in a Homecoming Day football game.

Mid Valley scored three second-quarter touchdowns to break a 7-7 tie and take a 28-7 halftime lead.

Zach Popko ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns, two of them in the second quarter, to lead Mid Valley.

Quarterback Jordan Chmielewski started 12-for-14 for the Spartans.

Chmielewski passed for Mid Valley's first two touchdowns.

In between, Colton Stone hit J.J. Rosa with a 30-yard touchdown pass for the Sabers, creating the 7-7 tie.

Marcy scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter following a Ryan Scott interception.

The Sabers got as close as the Spartans 17 on the next possession, but could not close the gap to one touchdown.

Nate Oropallo led the Sabers defense with six tackles, two assists and a fumble recovery.

Marcy had four tackles, including one for a loss, three assists and a broken-up pass. Kameron Sheffer had five tackles and two assists. Scott broke up two passes, made two tackles and assisted on another in addition to his interception.

Montrose lost, 40-8, to the Schuyler Storm Friday night in Odessa, NY.

Schuyler is a cooperative sponsorship between Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour for football.

The Storm remained undefeated with the victory on Homecoming at Odessa-Montour.

Schuyler led 13-0 after one quarter and 27-0 at halftime.

Montrose scored on its first possession of the second half.

In cross country, Forest City's Kate Korty, last season's winner, finished second out of 64 girls in the Lackawanna County Commissioners' Invitational Saturday at McDade Park in Scranton.

Mountain View placed sixth out of 10 in the boys' team standings.

The Mountain View girls ran in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Foundation Meet on the Hershey Parkview Course, home of the state championships.

Carissa Flynn finished seventh and Corinne Flynn was 29th out of 171 Class A girls.

The Lady Eagles were ninth out of 19 teams.

Elk Lake was 11th out of 30 Class A boys' teams with Kendall Jones placing eighth out of 235 runners.

The Montrose girls swept Scranton Prep, Holy Cross and Carbondale in their cluster meet to improve to 9-0 on the Lackawanna League season.

In girls' volleyball, Blue Ridge remained undefeated through 11 matches overall, with five more straight-set sweeps to improve its streak of seven straight wins by sweep.

The wins included handing Dunmore its second Lackawanna League loss and winning a non-league match from Lake-Lehman, which is undefeated in the Wyoming Valley Conference.

In girls' soccer, Elk Lake defeated West Scranton, 6-1, to improve to 4-0 in Lackawanna League Division 3 to share the lead with Mid Valley.


Maddy Gilhool is the leading scorer on the University of North Carolina-Greensboro women's soccer team with more goals and points than any two teammates combined.

The senior forward from Montrose has five goals and an assist while playing in all 10 games and starting seven of them.

Gilhool has two game-winning goals to help the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I team to a 5-4-1 record overall.

In three games, Gilhool scored the only UNC-Greensboro goal. She had the first goal in two others.

Gilhool's game-winners came Aug. 26 in a 1-0 victory over Liberty and Friday in a 3-0 victory over Virginia Military Academy in the team's Southern Conference opener.


Lackawanna League girls' volleyball divisional leaders meet Thursday when Lackawanna Trail plays at unbeaten Blue Ridge.

In football, Montrose plays its home opener Friday night at 7 when it hosts Whitney Point (NY).

Both teams are 1-2.

Susquehanna (2-3) plays its Lackawanna Football Conference Division 3 opener Saturday at 1:00pm. against Holy Cross (0-5) at St. Anthony's Playground in Dunmore.

Last week's high school football predictions were 10-3 (76.9 percent), bringing our season record to 49-16 (75.4 percent).

This week's predictions, with home teams in CAPS: MONTROSE 36, Whitney Point (NY) 35 … Susquehanna 39, HOLY CROSS 20 … OLD FORGE 27, Lackawanna Trail 10 … RIVERSIDE 26, Carbondale 14 … LAKELAND 36, Honesdale 0 … Delaware Valley 35, NORTH POCONO 7 … WESTERN WAYNE 33, West Scranton 13 … VALLEY VIEW 42, Abington Heights 6 … DUNMORE 40, Mid Valley 17 … SCRANTON 30, Wyoming Area 18 … SCRANTON PREP 31, Wallenpaupack 12.

In high school golf, District 2 will conduct its girls team championships Wednesday at Elmhurst Country Club, beginning at 9:00am.

District 2's individual championships will be held Monday, Oct. 3 at Elkview Country Club, starting at 10:00am. The top three boys and girls in Class 2A advance to the state tournament.

TOM ROBINSON writes a weekly local sports column for the Susquehanna County Transcript. He can be reached online at or followed on Twitter at @tomjrobinson.

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