Local roundup: Smyrna wrestlers collect 11 pins in opening win

Smyrna High collected 11 pins en route to a 72-8 victory over Polytech in Henlopen North wrestling on Saturday afternoon. The dual meet was the first of the season for the Eagles while the Panthers are 1-2 overall. Wyatt Miller (106 pounds), Gabe Giampietro (113), Curtis Crossan (120), Jake Wagner (126), Jamar Wells (132), Garrett […]

From the sports editor: Something changed for Knight

The first time he committed to Delaware, Will Knight said he liked the idea of playing football in his home state. “It’s real special because I’ll have all the support from home,” the former Smyrna High All-State running back said in August 2017. “Everyone can come support me and see what I do best right […]

Local roundup: Deputy leads Rider girls by Dover 53-34

Stacey Deputy netted 20 points to pace Caesar Rodney High to a 53-34 win over Dover in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Friday evening. The Riders, who out-scored the Senators, 15-7, in the fourth quarter, also got 11 points from Teri Bell as they improved to 2-0 in the North. CR went 20-of-30 from the […]

CR boys end two-season skid against Senators

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney High has bigger goals than simply winning one basketball game. But the Riders also know that, to get to some of those bigger goals, they’d have to get past rival Dover. CR took care of that on Friday night, downing the young Senators, 63-51, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ basketball […]

Hens bounce back to dump Pride

NEWARK — It was after the last time they played that Joe Mihalich made his prediction. The Hofstra coach, whose team had just beaten Delaware in the CAA semifinals last March, declared that the Blue Hens would be the league’s team to beat this winter. Considering Delaware expected to have all five starters returning, a […]

Local roundup: Lake Forest girls top Sussex Academy 36-30

Lake Forest High downed Sussex Academy, 36-30, in Henlopen Conference Southern Division girls’ basketball on Thursday evening. The victory was the second in three days for the Spartans (2-0), who have won five games in a row over Sussex Academy. Jalyne Bailey tallied 10 points for Lake Forest with Karly Cain adding eight. Bailey, who […]

Smyrna wrestlers still hoping, working

SMYRNA — Joseph Natarcola loves wrestling. But that doesn’t mean the Smyrna High senior loves everything about the sport. “There’s nothing fun about it,” Natarcola said before practice on Wednesday. “You come in, you sweat, you bust your butt. I just fell in love with ‘the nit and the grit’ of it and how tough […]

Riders pin down North win in opener

Caesar Rodney High won six matches by pin as the Riders opened the season with a 59-12 win over Polytech in Henlopen North wrestling on Wednesday afternoon. Dane Wilson (160 pounds) had a 20-second fall for the Riders while Dylan Bennett (113), Marlon Smith (120) and DeVaughn Baker (170) also posted pins in under a […]

Williams paces Caesar Rodney to high-scoring opening win

Like most coaches, Frank Victory wasn’t sure what to expect from his players on opening night. There was an especially-long pre-season this winter and his Caesar Rodney High boys’ basketball team had several players manning new roles. But the Riders hit the ground running, rolling to a 95-67 victory over Polytech in a Henlopen North […]

Central rallies by Dover girls

Sussex Central High rallied from an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit to edge Dover, 45-43, in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Tuesday night. The Golden Knights out-scored the Senators, 17-4, in the final eight minutes on the opening night of the Henlopen Conference basketball season. Henlopen teams are playing a 14-game regular season, facing only schools in […]

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