Elk Lake sweeps again

Elk Lake cross country continues to speed past the competition, as both the boys’ and girls’ teams fashioned first place runners  while taking three wins in both their meets held at Blue Ridge on Sept. 17. Both teams are now 9-0 on the season.

The boys’ team beat Scranton 18-41, West Scranton 19-40 and Mid Valley 16-46.

Eddie Cumens finished first overall at 18:16 to lead the Warriors. Teammate Hunter Bedell was hot on his tail in second place at 18:24, while Dalton Sherman finished in fourth place at 18:56.

Also in the top-twenty for Elk Lake were Seth Owens in eighth overall at 19:26, Brandon Roman in 12th at 20:03, Dan Bell in 16th at 20:55 and Cooper Cole in 19th at 21:17.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Warriors defeated Scranton 15-50, West Scranton 15-40 and Mid Valley 15-42.

Kenzie Jones and Justine Johns placed first and second overall at 21:01 and 21:17 to lead Elk Lake.

Also placing top-twenty for the Lady Warriors were Katie Bennett in fourth place overall at 21:21, Lexie Hemenway in eighth at 22:08 and Jule VanEtten in 10th at 22:19.

Elk Lake’s Dakota Oswald (9:38) and Sheyanne Bennett (11:07) were also top first-place finishers in the Jr. High boys’ and girls’ meets.


The Blue Ridge girls’ cross country won its three matches while the boys’ team dropped three matches in their home meet on Sept. 17.

The girls’ beat Scranton 15-50, West Scranton 21-36 and Mid Valley 21-35 and improved to 6-3 on the season.

Casey Purdum finished sixth overall at 22:01 to pace the Lady Raiders, while Laurren Whitney (23:40), Lindsey Burdick (23:55) and Isabella Cosmello (24:12) finished 14-16.

On the boys’ side, the Raiders lost to Scranton (25-40), West Scranton (20-41) and Mid Valley (26-29). Patrick Cramer finished ninth overall at 19:49, while Dave Austin finished 18th at 21:11.


The Forest City boy’s cross country team went 2-2 while the girls’ were 0-2 at their meet at Susquehanna on Sept. 17.

The Foresters handled Lackawanna Trail and Mountain View, 15-50, but lost 20-42 to Lake

land and 27-28 to Susquehanna.

Lakeland’s Nathan Morgan set a course record with a blistering  17:16. Tyler Debrino was the top finisher for Forest City and finished eighth overall.

The Lady Foresters lost 15-50 to both Susquehanna and Lackawanna Trail. Jen Korty finished sixth overall and led Forest City at 22:58.


The Montrose Area girls’ cross country team went 3-0 while the boys were 1-2 in their meet at  Susquehanna on Sept. 17.

The Lady Meteors beat Scranton, West Scranton and Mid Valley 15-50 to improve to 7-2 overall. Samantha Bennici finished in third place overall at 21:20 to pace Montrose.

Allison Lewis finished in fifth place at 21:45, Paige Dolaway in seventh at 22:06, Emma Washo in ninth at 22:11 and Angela Russell finished 11th at 22:46.

On the boys’ side, Owen Brewer led the Meteors and finished in third place overall at 18:39. The team beat Mid Valley 24-31, but took loses to Scranton, 23-34, and to West Scranton, 25-32, and are now 2-7 on the season.


The Mountain View boys’ cross country teams went 0-3 in its meet at Blue Ridge on Sept. 17 to fall to 1-7 on the season.

The Eagles lost 15-50 to Honesdale, Forest City and Western Wayne. Joe Nally finished in 18th overall at 20:19 to pace Mountain View.


The Susquehanna boys’ cross country team took one of three while the girls’ team went 2-3 in their home meet on Sept. 17

Brandon Soden came in fifth overall for the boys’ team and set a school record with a time of 18:46 as the Sabers beat Forest City, 27-28, and lost to Honesdale, 24-37, and Western Wayne, 23-33. Justin Acone finished ninth overall at 19:19 for Susquehanna.

On the girls’ side, Ivy Christensen also finished in fifth overall at 22:47 to pace the Lady Sabers, who defeated Western Wayne and Forest City 15-50 and lost to Honesdale, 19-41.

Mikayla Hargett placed seventh overall at 23:09 while Alyssa Sweeney finished 14th at 24:06.

The girls’ are now 3-5 on the year while the boys’ team dropped to 2-6.