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PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JILL BENNETT Keystone freshman Shyanne Bennett finished 234th while sister Katie Bennett, a senior at Marywood, finished 163rd in the NCAA Division III Mideast CC Regionals at Lehigh University on Nov. 16.

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Elk Lake grads Katie Bennett, in green at left, and Keri Jones, in navy at right, ran in the NCAA Division III Mideast CC Regionals at Lehigh University on Nov. 16.

Cross Country

The Clarion cross country team concluded their 2019 season on Nov. 9, posting a 16th place finish at the NCAA Atlantic Regional hosted by Lock Haven. Morgan Manglaviti, Tunkhannock Area, finished fifth on the team with a time of 23:48.1.

The SUNY Morrisville men’s cross country team wrapped up the 2019 running season Nov. 16 at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships hosted by St. Lawrence University.

Morrisville finished 34th overall in team standings, compiling 987 points, and were led by freshman Peyton Jones, Elk Lake, who crossed in 95th position with a time of 26:59.7 in the 8K Regional.

A total of 300 runners took to the course to compete for a spot at the NCAA Championship finals.

NCAA Division III

Mideast CC Regionals

Local runners showed off on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem on Nov. 16.

Keri Jones, Elk Lake, punched her ticket to the NCAA’s to lead Lebanon Valley’s cross country team at the Mideast Regionals. The LVC women finished 12th out of 49 teams and it was its

second-best placement in school history.

Jones was LVC’s top finisher, placing fifth overall out of 349 runners, with a time of 21:45.1 in the 6K race. Jones will compete at NCAA’s Nov. 23 in Louisville, Ky. Jones also earned all-region by virtue of finishing in the top-35.

Marywood University had its best women’s Mideast Regional performance since 2016.

Ashleigh Clarke, Lackawnna Trail, completed her collegiate cross country career with a Top 100 time at regionals for the first time. Clarke finished 90th place with a 6K time of 23:39.

Clarke’s 90th place run ranks 35th in the team record books. She improved 78 places over her previous best region run and 101 from last year’s performance.

Likewise, Katie Bennett, Elk Lake, ran her last race in Marywood green. Having battled injuries all season, Bennett continued her trend of strong regional runs. She completed the course in 24:42, smashing her season-best by 1:11, for 163rd place. Bennett hangs up her cleats with Top 100 regional runs to her name.

Christian Scotti, Tunkhannock Area,ran in the men’s championship, finishing in 29:05. Scotti dropped 68 spots over his previous best regional outing.

The Pacers were represented on the First Team All-Atlantic East by Clarke and Bennett. Scotti was named to the Second Team All-Atlantic East.

The University of Scranton men’s cross country team closed out the fall season with a 15th place finish at the Mideast Regionals with 419 points in the event.

Junior Matt Kinback, Lackawanna Trail,finished in 27:02.5 for 110th place to round out the team’s top five.

Keystone College’s women finished 47 of 49 teams at the Regional on the 6K course.

Shyanne Bennett, Elk Lake, finished in 234 place with a time of 26:19.8, good for a 7:03.5 average mile.

Volleyball

The Colonial States Athletic Conference announced its 2019 women’s volleyball end of year awards. Senior Amanda Hardy, Tunkhannock, was recognized as an honorable mention. Hardy ended her collegiate career with six kills and 19 assists in the Giants postseason loss at Bryn Athyn College 3-0 in the CSAC Quarterfinals on Nov. 5.

Wrestling

For the past three seasons, King’s College has relied on now senior Dakota Quick, Tunkhannock Area, to man this weight class and he has certainly lived up to the billing. Quick comes into the season 33 wins away from 100 for his career, and last season Quick posted 16 falls and 27 victories in his 40 matches. Quick will likely see time at 125 some this season, but his main spot will likely bump up to 133 thanks to the arrival of some talented newcomers.

On Nov. 9, at 133, Quick had a strong day, as he took fourth place in the weight class. Quick started the day with a 14-2 major decision over Ryan Bauer of Penn College, but would fall to Jacques St. Jean 19-4. Quick rebounded with a pin in his next bout over Jack Bauer of Wilkes at 1:41, and then followed with a 19-1 technical fall win over Amos Rivera of Cortland.

In the consolation finals, Quick fell by major decision to St. Jean again by a score of 15-4.

The King’s College wrestling team traveled to the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 15 for the first of two days of action, and Quick moved into the championship bracket Round of 16.

Quick moved into the 133 Round of 16 after earning a 12-0 win over Zachary Mandsager of New Hampshire, posting a pin at 4:11 after three near falls in the first period.

On the second day of matches, Quick started his day at 133 with a pin of Dylan Kull of NYU at 2:48 of the first period, setting up a match with No. 2 seed Hayden Brown of JWU. Unfortunately, Quick was injured during his win over Kull and was medically unable to continue.

Basketball

The King’s College men’s basketball team used a 48-36 halftime lead to surpass the 100-point mark, defeating Penn State Worthington Scranton on Nov. 12, 109-99. The Monarchs improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 2016-2017 season.

Freshman Tyler Faux, Tunkhannock Area, led the Monarchs offense with a team-high 26 points, adding three boards, three assists, and two steals.

Despite outscoring the host River Hawks, 34-32, in the second half, the King’s College men’s basketball team’s comeback efforts fell short as they fell to Susquehanna University, 77-61 in the opening round of the Trailways Tip Off Tournament on Nov. 15.

Faux led the Monarchs yet again with 15 points and three assists.

In the consolation game, King’s took a 94-88 victory over Lehman College Nov. 16. Faux recorded a double-digit point total, with 14, as they improved to 3-1 on the season.

Despite Faux continuing his hot streak by leading the Monarchs offense with 14 points and adding five assists, King’s lost the game on Nov. 19 to Muhlenberg, 87-75.

As of Nov. 21, Faux was leading all Monarchs with 89 points, averaging 17.8 per game.

Swimming

The Clarion Golden Eagle women’s swimming team fell 131.5-73.5 to Bloomsburg on Nov. 8.

The night before running in the NCAA Atlantic Regional cross country championships, Morgan Manglaviti, Tunkhannock Area, picked up two second place finishes on the evening, starting with the 200 Free, touching the wall with a time of 1:57.88 a PSAC qualifying time, while also garnering a second-place finish in the 100 Free with a PSAC qualifying time of 54.23.

The Elizabethtown men’s swim team dropped its first Landmark Conference swim meet of the season, falling to Catholic, 194-66, on Nov. 9. Earning second place finishes for the Blue Jays was freshman Kale Decker, Elk Lake, in the 500 free (5:19.84).

Paced by seven first place finishes, the Elizabethtown men’s swim team scored its third victory of the season, topping visiting Cabrini, 116-88, on Nov. 16.

Austin Dolaway, a Montrose Area grad who swam for Elk Lake, anchored a second place finish in the 400 free relay (3:32.96). Dolaway added to his first place finish in the 400 free relay with the top time in the 200 free (1:52.48), followed by a second place finish in the 500 free (5:15.13).

Scoring a second place finish on the afternoon was Decker in the 1000 free (11:02.38).

Marywood University’s men’s swimming and diving fell in their meet to Wilkes on Nov. 9, 147-41. For the Pacers, Dan Shannon, Tunkhannock Area, completed the 1,000 free in 12:39.46 for second place.

The Kutztown University women’s swim team won eight of 14 events and defeated Millersville University by a total team score of 126-85 on Nov. 9.

Megan Hayward, Tunkhannock Area, finished first in the 1000-free and 500-free for KU to highlight the meet.

In the 500 free, Hayward finished in second with a time of 5:45.56 in a 134-97 win over Juniata College on Nov. 16.

Ice Hockey

Against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 16, College of Charleston added another win, this time going up 6-3. With 11 minutes remaining in the first period, Brett Welsh, Elk Lake, opened the scoring on the power play. Welsh added another power play goal, with 10 minutes of play left in the game, to put the Cougars ahead 5-3.