Warrior Wrapup: Spikers Defeat Mountain View
On April 28, Elk Lake’s boys’ volleyball team defeated Mountain View, 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 26-24), behind a 10-kill night from Mark Smurkowski, who also made seven blocks.
Dan Noldy served up 17 points.
Chris O’Brien led the defense with 16 digs.
On May 3, Western Wayne defeated Elk Lake, 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 18).
Smurkowski and Bo Bushnell combined for 11 kills. Bushnell added eight blocks for the Warriors.
Track and Field
On April 27, Elk Lake swept Susquehanna, winning the boys’ meet, 129-16, and the girls’ meet, 128-14.
In the boys’ meet, Mike Bedell and Brad Moore were four-time winners.
Bedell had solo wins in the 1600 (5:34) and 800 (2:42.5). He joined Sean Carney, Will Bennett and Luke Jones to win the 3200 relay (14:09.6). He also ran a leg on the 1600 relay (4:09) with Moore, Bennett and Thurn Thanormthin.
Moore added solo wins in the 100 (12.1), 200 (25.1) and 400 (1:00.4).
Jason Vermeulen was a three-time winner, capturing the long jump (17-6.25), triple jump (35-4.25) and high jump (5-6).
Thanormthin teamed with Joe Woolcock, Dylan Simmons and Smith to win the 400 relay (55.6).
Jones added a solo win in the 3200 (12:06.4).
Woolcock also won the javelin (118-4).
Ben Stang swept the hurdles, winning the 110 (19.3) and 300 (48.8). Mark Bush won the shot put (43-1) and discus (141-3).
In the girls’ meet, Elizabeth Trowbridge, Cassie VanEtten and Kirsten Hollister were all three-time winners.
Elizabeth Trowbridge won the 800 (3:08.1) and the 1600 (6:33). She joined VanEtten, Maria Trowbridge and Emily Williams to win the 3200 relay (9:00.0).
VanEtten won the 400 (1:11.6) and joined Hollister, Williams and Kelsey Hermick to win the 1600 relay (4:47).
Hollister also won the 100 (14.3) and 200 (30.7).
Cindy Good won the 300 hurdles (56.3) and high jump (4-6). Megan Bush captured the shot put (27-10.5) and discus (76-10). Chelsea Karabin won the javelin (87-6) and pole vault (7-6).
Abby Zdancewicz won the 3200 (14:18), and Samantha Milnes won the triple jump (25-2.75).
On May 2, Elk Lake clinched both the boys’ and girls’ Lackawanna Division III titles with a sweep over Blue Ridge.
The Lady Warriors won the girls’ meet, 113-34, while the boys’ won, 89-61.
In the girls’ meet, VanEtten tied the school record in winning the 800 in 2:22. She also joined Hermick, Cassie Salsman and Williams on the 1600 relay (4:19).
Hermick added solo wins in the 400 (1:04) and 200 (27.7). Salsman also won the 300 hurdles (49.8). Williams joined Lainey Bedell, Rachel Grosvenor and Zdancewicz to win the 3200 relay (12:23).
Milnes added wins in the triple jump (27-1.5) and high jump (4-0).
Other winners included Good in the 100 hurdles (17.8); Hollister in the 100 (13.5); Maria Trowbridge in the 1600 (5:21); Elizabeth Trowbridge in the 3200 (12:22); Caroline Teetsel in the shot put (30.7) and Karabin in the javelin (99-11).
In the boys’ meet, Moore set a new school record in the 200 (22.6) and ran a leg on the winning 1600 relay (3:40) with Bedell, Sean Carney and Bennett.
Bedell also won the 1600 (4:40). Sean Carney won the 400 (50.8). Bennett captured the 800 (2:08).
Bryant Dietrick, Seth Carney, Bryan Grosvenor and Jones won the 3200 (11:07).
Woolcock won the javelin (151-8). Jeremy Schwartzrauber won the pole vault (11-0).
On April 28, Elk Lake belted four doubles, including two by Gabby Baltzley in a 10-0 win over Lackawanna Trail.
Brianna Hollenbeck and Sara Kwiatkowski also doubled for the Lady Warriors, who finished with 15 hits.
Baltzley also singled as did Hollenbeck, Kwiatkowski, Kenzi Moon (3), Brooke Darling (2), Kyla Marcy (2) and Laura Gacha.
Darling tossed a two hitter and struck out 10 with just one walk to pick up the victory.
On May 2, Darling completed a perfect game with 11 strikeouts in a 10-0 win over Forest City.
Elk Lake scored nine runs in the sixth inning, breaking open a 1-0 game.
Darling had a pair of doubles and Hollenbeck added another to lead a nine-hit Elk Lake attack.
Moon, Casey Tyler and Kwiatkowski also had hits.
On April 30, Lackawanna Trail scored five runs over the final two innings en route to an 8-2 win over Elk Lake.
The Warriors were held to three hits, one each by Nick Dudock, Holden Lunger and Matt Horvath.
Lunger and Damien Dailey split time on the mound for Elk Lake. Lunger started, working five innings with six strikeouts and a walk and three hits. Dailey allowed five hits with one strikeout and a walk.
On May 2, Elk Lake, buoyed by Lunger’s five-RBI game, outlasted Forest City, 19-9.
The Warriors, who scored 10 runs in the top of the seventh, had 17 hits, including five for extra bases.
Lunger homered, while Dudock belted a pair of triples. Dailey, Jeff Horvath and Ricky Guiton each doubled. Adam Phillips had five singles.
Dudock, Guiton and Dailey combined to give up 11 hits and five walks on the mound, while striking out nine.