Western Wayne, Paupack and Honesdale all back in action

All three local track & field teams were in action Tuesday afternoon as Mother Nature finally delivered favorable conditions to NEPA.

Western Wayne put out the proverbial welcome mat for Valley View in a much-anticipated Lackawanna League crossover.

When the final scores were tallied, Coach Justin Collins' girls had powered their way to an impressive 84-65 win. Sadly for local fans, the boys squad suffered an 87-58 loss.

Honesdale struggled in its Division II meet against North Pocono. The Hornets absorbed a 111-39 loss, while the Lady Hornets went down 90-54.

Wallenpaupack Area turned in another excellent performance as both teams cruised to victory. The Buckhorns rolled to an 87-63 decision over Delaware Valley, while the Lady Bucks notched an 83-67 win.

Weather permitting, all three squads will be back in action in the coming days.

Western Wayne travels to North Pocono (Tuesday), while Paupack heads off to Shippensburg (Saturday) for an invitational meet and Honesdale hosts Delaware Valley (Tuesday).

Solid Split

Western Wayne's Trina Barcarola continues to dazzle on the local track & field scene.

The versatile and talented senior powered her way to four individual gold medals against Valley View.

Barcarola opened her day with a win in the 100M hurdles (:15.53). She followed that up with a victory in the 300M hurdles (:47.75) and finished first in the triple jump (33-4).

Trina closed out her stellar performance by running the anchor leg for Western Wayne's triumphant 1600M relay team. She combined with Samantha Atcavage, Annie Skirpan and Cassidy Asinski to post a blistering time of 4:29.56.

Maya Black turned in an outstanding effort as well with individual wins in the long jump (16-0) and high jump (4-10).

Also notching victories for the Lady 'Cats were: Sydney Krompasky (pole vault, 9-0); Gracie Guarino (shot 29-6), Asinski (javelin, 94-2) and Skirpan (400M, 1:04.61).

Western Wayne's boys team gave Valley View all it could handle before finally falling.

Gary Geinitz paced a balanced attack with wins in the 400M (:54.56) and 800M (2:19). He also ran a leg for the victorious 1600M relay team (3:47).

Johnny Barcarola contributed a win to the cause, soaring to gold in the 100M dash (:11.49).

Also notching first place finishes were: Ezra Tetrault (300M hurdles, :46.96); Ian Kovatch (3200M, 11:33); Evan Coons (shot, 41-2); Jack McAllister (discus, 112-3); Josh Castellani (javelin, 161-11); Nick Barillo (pole vault, 11-0).

Clean Sweep

Anastasia Ioppolo was top gun for Paupack's girls as they cruised to victory over Delaware Valley.

Ioppolo captured four individual golds on this day, winning the 100M hurdles (:16.5), 300M hurdles (:49.3), the long jump (16-6) and triple jump (35-2).

The Lady Bucks pulled away by sweeping each of the relay events. They posted times of 10:58 in the 3200M, 4:19 in the 1600M and :54 in the 400M.

Also contributing wins were: Liz Desmet (discus, 97-3); Abigail McCue (javelin, 92-3); Sara Sasser (pole vault 6-6).

The Buckhorns jetted to victory in the relays, but also received stellar efforts from the likes of: Tyler Wirth (1600M, 4:49.5); Gabe Springer (300 hurdles, :43.7); Jack Monte (3200M, 10:34.7); Chance Smith (discus, 134-6); Anthony LoCicero (pole, 9-6); Ty Wesenyak (javelin, 144-4).

Long Day

Honesdale's girls squad was led by Alex Skidmore who posted individual wins in the high jump (4-6) and pole vault (6-6).

Lily Boumil and Paige Fiume chipped in with victories in the shot (28-10) and discus (83-1), respectively.

On the boys' side of the ledger, Joey Scarfalloto paced the Red & Black attack win gold medal efforts in the shot (41-9.5) and javelin (154-3).

Chris Cespedes captured the only other individual victory for the Hornets with a 5-8 in the high jump.