Caesar Rodney boys earn fifth lacrosse win in a row

CAMDEN – Following a rocky start to the season, the Caesar Rodney High boys’ lacrosse program has started to hit its stride as of late. Behind a game-high four goals from junior midfielder Sean Wooleyhand, the Riders defeated Henlopen North foe Smyrna High, 14-3, Wednesday night to grab its fifth consecutive victory. “My teammates were […]

Local roundup: Milford downs St. Georges in baseball

Milford High used a three-run fourth inning to open up a four-run lead before downing St. Georges, 6-3, in non-conference baseball on Wednesday afternoon. Winning pitcher Brock Hilligoss allowed only two hits and struck out six in five-plus innings as the Buccaneers (9-1) won their fourth game in a row. Mitch Leighty hit a three-run […]

Local roundup: Sussex Tech defeats Polytech 12-1 in baseball

Sussex Tech collected 17 hits in registering a 12-1 victory over Polytech in Henlopen Conference baseball on Tuesday afternoon. The Ravens (8-1), who won their fourth game in a row, led only 5-0 before scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning. Conor Ellingsworth went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a homerun as […]

Hens’ Hill has had to grow up quickly

NEWARK — First impressions seem to really stick with Danny Rocco. So when the Delaware football coach thinks of cornerback Nijuel Hill, he always remembers the 2017 Virginia Tech game. A redshirt freshman, Hill got his first start against the No. 18 Hokies that afternoon. “You talk about getting thrown into the fire,” said Rocco. […]

Local roundup: Wesley splits AEC baseball doubleheader vs. Neumann

Wesley College scored the final seven runs of the contest to post a 13-6 victory over Neumann in the first game of an Atlantic East Conference baseball doubleheader on Monday. The Knights came back to win the second game, 16-5. The Wolverines (1-9 AEC, 3-23-1 overall) finished with 14 hits in the opener, They broke […]

On Basketball: This first round sorely lacks playoff drama

ORLANDO, Fla. — If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it’s this: They won’t have to watch any more first-round games. For that, they should be thankful. Drama is in very short supply so far in these playoffs. […]

Local Roundup: Smyrna’s 28-game softball winning streak snapped

Smyrna High’s 28-game winning streak in softball came to an end with a 2-0 loss to Bohemia Manor, Md. on Saturday night. Bo Manor’s Madison Penta pitched a no-hitter and struck out 18 in the non-conference game played at Caravel Academy. Payton Dixon threw a five-hitter for Smyrna (10-1). Bo Manor scored the game’s only […]

Smyrna’s Henderson ready to compete for Hens

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson didn’t even play a full game against Villanova last fall. But the play-making ability the Delaware freshman quarterback showed in the game definitely raised some eyebrows. Maybe more than anything, though, it showed Henderson himself that he could play at this level. “Half the time, when you go to a different […]

Roundup: Towson ends Hens’ 4-game win streak in mens’ lacrosse

No. 14 Towson built a six-goal lead and then held on to down 20th-ranked Delaware, 14-12, in their CAA men’s lacrosse showdown on Saturday at Delaware Stadium. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Blue Hens (3-1 CAA, 10-3 overall). Trailing 13-7, Delaware reeled four straight goals to get back within 13-11 with […]

Local roundup: Ayers scores 4 goals as CR nips Smyrna 10-9 in girls lacrosse

Lillian Ayers netted four goals as Caesar Rodney High edged Smyrna, 10-9, in Henlopen Conference girls’ lacrosse on Friday afternoon. The victory was the third in a row for the Riders, who raised their record to 5-4. Kyleigh Comstock and Graycie Bachman added two goals apiece with Noelle Ruggiero and Georgia Weiner scoring the others, […]