BY COREY GESFORD
After a long delay some of the local high school teams that compete outdoors were able to find time between the cold and snow to begin their seasons.
Montrose was able to get on the diamond Thursday when they traveled to Lackawanna Trail. Madelyn Guinane picked up where she left off last season striking out 16 Lady Lions and surrendering only 3 hits and 2 runs over 7 innings in the Lady Meteors 9-2 victory.
Guinane helped her cause at the plate as she slapped three hits including a double and drove in 4 runs.
Susquehanna dropped its league opener 16-1 to Lackawanna Trail. Mackenzie Heath, Emily Lawrenceson, and Emily Frye each collected hits for the Lady Sabers. Bridget Iveson took the loss while striking out two and walking five.
Mid Valley scored 12 runs during the second and third innings to defeat Mountain View 18-3. Regan Cameron took the loss for the Lady Eagles, the freshman pitcher struck out two while walking four and only 4 of the 13 runs she surrendered were earned. Holly O’Brien had the lone hit for Mountain View.
Bryden Jerauld had two hits and two RBIs as Montrose captured a win over Lackawanna Trail 10-0 in 5 innings. Keith Ely crossed the plate for the Meteors three times and drove in two runs with a double. Romey Washo scattered five hits over four innings and struck out four to earn the win for Montrose. Cole Aukema pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in relief.
Susquehanna opened their season at Lackawanna Trail Monday with a 16-0 loss to the host Lions. Eric Hall had the lone Sabers hit and Devon Dubanowitz suffered the loss on the mound. Dubanowitz surrendered only two hits and had two strikeouts, but nine walks and errors led to 11 unearned runs. Garret Decker pitched 2/3 an inning surrendering two runs and one hit in relief.
Montrose defeated rival Elk Lake 89-51 in Boys Track behind a strong day from Colin Chidester. The Meteors continue to dominant the Lackawanna League Division 4 as the victory was the 26th in a row for Montrose. Chidester claimed victories in the 110-meter hurdles, 300 hurdles, triple jump and was part of the 1600-meter relay team with Brennan Gilhool, Eric Henry and Evan Snyder to lead the way.
Brandon Curley earned wins in the 800 and 1600 meters and Gilhool claimed victory in the 100 and 200-meter sprints for the Meteors. Elk Lake was led by Malcolm Staff who claimed victory in the throwing events. Staff won the discuss with 95-6 toss and the shotput with a throw of 31-4 ¼.
Elk Lake girls defeated Montrose 85-55 behind Shyanne Bennett’s victories in the 800 and 1600-meter events. Bennett also joined Eliza Bosscher, Grayson Bushnell, and Lydia Ofalt to claim victory in the 1600-meter relay and was a part of the 3200-meter relay.
Ofalt also claimed individual victories in the 400-meter and the 100-meter hurdles. Montrose was lead by Chalice Guyette who won individual events in the 100 and 200-meter and joined Mackenzie Newhart, Loomis, and Stack in the 400-meter relay.
Jackson Griffiths and Tyler Andre won their number one doubles match for Montrose’s only victory against Dunmore, losing to the host Bucks 4-1.
Griffiths and Andre won 6-2 and 6-3 over Matt Valunas and Will Meade. In number two doubles Tracy Kerr and Seth Bulkey dropped a pair of 6-4 sets to Sam Hanni and Joe Ferguson.
In Singles play Dunmore’s Alex Riccio defeated Billy Hotaling 6-0 and 6-2, while Montrose’s Steven Vetri was defeated by Seth Reyes 6-1, 6-2. Dunmore completed the singles sweep when Max Burke defeated the Meteors’ Kyle McGranaghan 6-2, 6-2.
Monday evening Montrose fell to Abington Heights 5-0. In Singles Hotaling lost 6-0 and 6-1 to Timmy Christman, McGranaghan dropped a pair of 6-0 sets to Owen Holland, and Tracy Kerr fell 6-0 twice to Rory Harris.
In double action Griffiths and Andre fell 6-2 and 6-4 to Abington’s Arjun and Marun Iyengar. Bulkley and Jack Baker fell 6-1 and 6-2 to Sam Weiss and Adam Vail.