Local roundup: Eagles rally to pin Cape 39-29 in North wrestling

Smyrna High defeated Cape Henlopen High 39-29 in wrestling on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the Henlopen Conference Northern Division. The Eagles trailed 18-0 and 24-3 before winning eight of the final nine matches. Hugo Harp (220 pounds) and Andrew DeBenedictis-Bayne (285) recorded back-to-back pins to ignite the Eagle comeback. Jamar Wells also added a […]

Roundup: Caesar Rodney boys take early lead to beat Cape 84-50

Caesar Rodney High jumped out a 19-point first-quarter lead before downing Cape Henlopen, 84-50, in Henlopen North boys’ basketball on Tuesday night. The Riders stormed out to a 31-12 advantage to start the game before improving to 6-1 in the North, 7-2 overall. Syed Myles finished with 23 points while Kamal Marvel (15), Tyshawn Gordon […]

Polytech now permitted to leave Henlopen in football only

WOODSIDE – Polytech High will be allowed to leave the Henlopen Conference in football only after all. The Kent County vo-tech announced the move in a press release this evening. In November, Polytech’s board announced that the school was leaving the Henlopen Conference in all sports because the league wouldn’t allow it to drop out […]

Polytech girls shake off slow start

WOODSIDE — On the court, Polytech High only came away with a couple losses. But, off the court, the Panthers built a new-found sense of togetherness. In that sense, the holiday-break trip Polytech took to a tournament in Wildwood, N.J. felt like a turning point for Polytech’s girls’ basketball players. “It definitely brought us together,” […]

Hornets drop MEAC game with loss to North Carolina A&T

DOVER — Delaware State earned its first conference win over the weekend but the Hornets are still looking for their first winning steak of the season. North Carolina A&T downed Delaware State on Monday night, 98-77 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest. The Hornets dropped to 1-2 in the MEAC and 2-15 overall. The Aggies […]

Delaware State women fall 69-45 to North Carolina A&T

DOVER — Delaware State was tied with the best team in the conference at halftime and even scored the first points of the second half. But then North Carolina A&T showed why it has such a long winning streak. The Aggies scored 22 unanswered points in the third quarter to deal Delaware State a 69-45 […]

Roundup: Stephen Decatur High takes down CR in wrestling

Stephen Decatur High, Md. won 10 individual bouts before notching a 49-21 victory over Caesar Rodney in a non-conference wrestling match on Monday evening. The Seahawks won six of their matches by pin. Winning by fall for the Riders were Dawson Mitchell (126 pounds), Jackson Dean (152) and Kevin Hudson (285). College basketball Wesley’s Cameron […]

High School Athlete of the Week Jan 10 – 12 Voting

The Delaware State News is featuring a high school Athlete of the Week each week during the 2019-2020 school year. The Athlete of the Week is nominated and chosen by our readers. The nominating period starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Monday. A voting period follows from 5 p.m. Monday […]

From the sports editor: Rocco likes attitude Williams gives Hens

Danny Rocco and his staff have been aware of Debo Williams from early in his Smyrna High football career. So when the young linebacker got injured, the Delaware coaches were aware of that, too. Rocco remembers wanting to see how Williams would respond to the setback. “We were getting these really, really raving reviews about […]

Crosby’s buzzer beater helps DSU men stun North Carolina Central

DOVER — John Crosby told Eric Skeeters not to draw up a play. Instead, Crosby asked for the ball. Crosby hit a pull-up jumper to beat the buzzer at the end of regulation Saturday, giving Delaware State a stunning 68-66 victory over North Carolina Central in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball matchup. It was […]