Elk Lake Girls Win Division III Tennis Title
The Elk Lake girls’ tennis team won the Lackawanna League III title, defeating Riverside, 3-2, in a playoff on Oct. 5.
Elk Lake swept the doubles’ matches as Meghan Bush and Lydia Watkins defeated Kate Aniska and Tate Jackson, 6-1, 6-3, and Hannah Cave and Taylor Watkins downed Kelsey Williams and Samantha Keoonela, 6-4, 6-1.
Sonya Griffiths picked up Elk Lake’s sole singles’ win, holding off Neena Hurley, 6-4, 6-4.
Riverside’s Liz O’Hearn needed three sets to defeat Kyleen Sisson, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. Liz Cannon defeated Lindsey Shingler, 6-2, 6-1.
The District Two girls’ tennis singles’ championships opened Oct. 6 at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Park.
In the Class AA tournament, Sisson defeated Holy Cross’s Laura Drapek, 6-3, 6-0, in the first round. She lost to Holy Redeemer’s Nellie Chmil, 6-0, 6-0, in the second round.
Shingler was ousted in the first round, losing to Western Wayne’s Leanna O’Hora, 6-4, 6-3.
On Oct. 4, Cody Frannsen scored the game’s only goal as Elk Lake defeated West Scranton, 1-0. Alex Manzek assisted on the goal.
Nick Dudock made 22 saves for the Warriors, who were outshot, 22-14.
On Sept. 30, Franssen and Tanner Reyan each scored as Elk Lake defeated Blue Ridge, 2-1.
Dudock made eight saves in net for the Warriors, who outshot Blue Ridge, 19-9.
On Oct. 6, Elk Lake defeated Montrose, 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-21).
Carley Bennett had eight kills for Elk Lake. Michaela Boner added five kills and Katie VanEtten made four kills.
Bennett also had five digs, three aces and a block. VanEtten dished out eight assists and made eight digs. Boner served two aces. Susanne Tewksbury added eight assists.
On Oct. 4, Abington Heights blanked Elk Lake, 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15).
Bennett led Elk Lake with five kills. Tewksbury handed out six assists and made three digs. VanEtten also had three digs.
On Sept. 29, Lackawanna Trail swept Elk Lake, 25-14, 25-18, 25-15.
Bennett led the Lady Warriors with five kills. VanEtten had nine digs and handed out six assists. Tewksbury also had six assists.
On Oct. 4, Elk Lake’s Luke Jones and Maria Trowbridge broke the boys’ and girls’ course records, respectively, on the Montrose course.
Jones won the boys’ race in a time of 18:35 to lead the Warriors to wins over Scranton, 16-45, West Scranton, 18-43, and Mid Valley, 18-29.
Other Elk Lake times included Will Bennett (18:35), Matt Horvath (20:13) and Ed Cumins (20:18).
Trowbridge paced the Lady Warriors to wins over Scranton, 15-50, West Scranton, 15-50, and Mid Valley, 6-47. Her race-winning time was 21:20.
Other Elk Lake times included Jenny VanEtten (21:52), Kirsten Hollister (22:12), Lainey Bedell (22:48), Abby Zdancewicz (23:26) and Kelly Grosvenor (25:43).
On Sept. 27, the Elk Lake boys went 5-1 in a seven-team meet at Honesdale.
The Lady Warriors swept their opponents, going 6-0.
In the boys’ meet, Elk Lake defeated Honesdale, 19-36; Western Wayne, 15-40; Montrose, 15-50; Carbondale, 15-50, and Forest City, 15-50. It lost to Blue Ridge, 25-30.
Elk Lake’s Jones was the overall race winner in 18:28, followed by teammate Bennett, who had a time of 18:33. Other times included Cumins (20:23), Jason Vermeulen (20:23) and Matt Horvath (20:42).
In the girls’ race, Elk Lake defeated Honesdale, 24-33; Blue Ridge 15-50; Carbondale, 15-50; Montrose, 17-43; Western Wayne, 15-44, and Forest City, 15-50.
Trowbridge led Elk Lake, finishing second, overall, in 21:38. Hollister was third in 21:48, followed by VanEtten in 21:57. Other times included Bedell (23:14), Zdancewicz (23:33) and Emily Williams (23:57).
On Oct. 5, Northwest Area defeated Elk Lake, 5-1.
Dylan Simmons scored Elk Lake’s goal.
Luke Meyers made seven saves for Elk Lake, which was outshot 14-5.
On Sept. 30, G.A.R. blanked Elk Lake, 1-0.
Meyers made 10 saves.