Local roundup: Milford wrestlers hold on to edge Smyrna 37-33

Milford High built a 16-point lead with two matches left before posting a 37-33 victory over Smyrna in Henlopen North wrestling on Saturday afternoon. A pin in 1:07 by Rafael Mejia at 195 pounds gave the Buccaneers a 37-21 advantage before the Eagles finished the match with a pair of pins. It’s the first time […]

UD women top UNCW 73-66 for seventh straight victory

Delaware women’s basketball continued its hot streak, notching a seventh consecutive win Saturday afternoon, 73-66 over UNCW at the Carpenter Center. This is the best start to conference play for the Blue Hens (7-0 CAA, 10-1 overall) since the 2012-13 team won all 18 of its CAA games. It’s UD’s the best overall start to […]

Virus brings some heart concerns

DOVER — Relatively speaking, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been around very long. And so the long- and short-term issues that come from having contracted COVID-19 are still being discovered. One thing that health professionals are keeping a close eye on — including as it pertains to young athletes — is the potential damage the virus […]

Local roundup: Smyrna boys defeat Cape Henlopen 67-44

Smyrna High netted the first 12 points of the game before posting a 67-44 victory over Cape Henlopen in Henlopen North boys’ basketball on Friday night. The win gives the Eagles a 4-0 start to a season for the first time since the 2017-18 campaign. Robert Wiley tallied a game-high 17 points for Smyrna, which […]

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday. He was 86 The Atlanta Braves said Aaron died peacefully in his sleep. No cause of death was given. Aaron […]

Local roundup: Smith scores 34 to lead Laurel girls to South victory

Senior Na’Kayla Smith poured in 34 points to pace Laurel High to a 61-21 win over Sussex Academy in Henlopen South girls’ basketball on Thursday night. The Bulldogs (3-0) led by only four at halftime before out-scoring the Seahawks, 43-7, in the second half. Sophomore Carlie Venables added 14 points for Laurel. Tabitha Curry and […]

Spartans hope to earn some respect on mat

FELTON — It’s not like the Lake Forest High wrestling program hasn’t had its share of success. The Spartans have made the DIAA Division II state tournament six times in the last decade. But Lake Forest hasn’t won the Henlopen South in that stretch, either. So the Spartans understand if nobody calls them a powerhouse […]

Local roundup: CR wrestlers rally past Milford 34-33

Caesar Rodney High won the final five individual matches to rally for a 34-33 victory over Milford in a Henlopen North wrestling match on Wednesday night. Three of those wins came by forfeit, including Kevin Hudson’s victory at 285 pounds in the contest’s last match. DeVaughan Baker (170 pounds) and Josh Dyer (220) also won […]

Two downstaters among 2021 state hoop Hall class

A pair of downstaters are among the six inductees into the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame this year. Former Sussex Tech High standout Brian Polk and ex-Seaford High boys’ coach Dave Baker are part of a group that also includes Maurice Pritchett, Khadijah Rushdan, Karen Conlin and Erik Edwards. Founded in 2007 by the Delaware […]

Cape girls silence CR, keep rolling in North

LEWES — From a coach’s viewpoint, sometimes these are the best kinds of wins. Cape Henlopen High was good enough to remain unbeaten in girls’ basketball on Tuesday night. But the Vikings weren’t particularly sharp on offense before dispatching Caesar Rodney, 50-29, in a Henlopen North matchup. The contest showed that there’s no reason for […]