It is a time for family and friends, turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. And the tradition at The Times-Tribune to honor the top performers for the fall sports seasons.
Today, the sports staff unveils its best and Conor Foley designs the pages for a powerful holiday presentation.
So, without further delay. We reward the top players from the high school girls tennis season where we had two freshmen burst upon the scene and a good balance of top competition in the Lackawanna League.
2018 TIMES-TRIBUNE ALL-REGION TEAM
HERE IS THE TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Lackawanna League Player of the Year. … Led Dunmore to undefeated record in Lackawanna League. … Had 103 kills with a season-high 10 against Forest City. … Had 79 aces, 107 assists and 20 digs. … Three-year starter, who finished with 245 kills, 312 points, 157 aces, 123 assists and 41 digs in career.
Lackawanna League all-star. … Helped Dunmore to undefeated record in Lackawanna League. … Had 220 assists with a season-high 18 against Western Wayne, 144 serving points with 66 aces, and had 37 kills. … A three-year player, she had 235 assists, 68 digs, 248 points with 109 aces and 119 kills in career.
Western Wayne, Junior
Lackawanna League all-star. … Led Western Wayne to District 2 Class 3A playoffs. … Had 272 kills with a season-high 19 against Susquehanna, 171 points with 72 aces, 48 blocks and 60 digs. … A three-year player, she has 465 kills, 173 points with 72 aces and 80 blocks in career.
Blue Ridge, Sophomore
Lackawanna League all-star. … Led Blue Ridge to fifth straight District 2 Class 1A championship. … Had 165 kills with a season-high 16 in district final against MMI Prep, 58 points with 26 aces, 25 blocks and 53 digs. … A two-year player, she has 252 kills, 86 points with 35 aces, 31 blocks and 100 digs.
Blue Ridge, Senior
Lackawanna League all-star. … Led Blue Ridge to fifth straight District 2 Class 1A championship. … Had 381 digs, including a season-high 37 in district final against MMI Prep, 120 points with 58 aces. … A two-year starter, she had 598 digs and 203 points with 84 aces and a serve percentage of .810 in career.
Delaware Valley, Junior
Led Delaware Valley to ninth straight District 2 championship. … Had 139 kills with a season-high 15 against Pittston Area, 94 points with 34 aces, 79 assists and 50 blocks in Wyoming Valley Conference. … A three-year player, she had 191 kills, 77 blocks, 81 assists, and 147 points with 43 aces.
Delaware Valley, Senior
Helped Delaware Valley win its ninth straight District 2 championship. … Had 95 kills, including a season-high 13 against Pittston Area, 94 points with 29 aces, and 16 blocks in the Wyoming Valley Conference. … A two-year starter, had 176 kills, 224 points with 63 aces, and 19 blocks.
Western Wayne, Junior
Lackawanna League all-star. … Helped Western Wayne reach District 2 Class 3A playoffs. … Had 71 kills, including season-high eight kills against Susquehanna, 318 points with 85 aces, 26 blocks and 78 digs. … Had 26 points with 13 aces in a win over Lackawanna Trail.
Western Wayne, Senior
Lackawanna League all-star. … Helped Western Wayne reach the District 2 Class 3A playoffs. … Had 68 kills, including a season-high 5 against Lackawanna Trail, Forest City and Elk Lake, 66 digs with a season-high 10 against league champion Dunmore. … A two-year starter, had 72 kills and 108 digs in career.
Joby Fawcett has covered high school sports — including football, girls and boys volleyball, girls and boys tennis, girls and boys swimming, boys basketball, girls and boys track and field, and girls and boys lacrosse — for 22 years. The High School Sports Blog offers deeper insights plus statistical and historical information for fans and features photos, videos and graphics along with Top 5 polls for tennis and volleyball. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5367; @sportsTT