Local roundup: CR boys, Dover girls win titles at Burgess Invitational

BurgessInvitational1Lake Forest’s Marc Mapp and Caesar Rodney’s Justin Green lead the first lap of the 4×800 Meter Relay at the Keith S. Burgess Track & Field Invitational at Lake Forest on Saturday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Caesar Rodney High won the boys’ team title while Dover earned the girls’ championship at the Keith Burgess Invitational at Lake Forest on Saturday.

The Riders recorded 198 points to top the boys’ standings. Lake Forest was second with 128.5 points and Cape Henlopen was third with 77.

Dover had 177 points in the girls’ meet while Caesar Rodney was second with 150. Lake Forest tallied 117.5 for third place.

BurgessInvitational3Caesar Rodney’s Jaidyn Bartley leads in the 100 meter high huddles at the Keith S. Burgess Track & Field Invitational at Lake Forest on Saturday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Leon Jett paced the CR boys with a pair of first-place finishes in the 110-hurdles and 300-hurdles. Jordan Allen was the other individual winner for the Riders in the triple jump.

Caesar Rodney also won the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×800 meter relays.

The Dover girls were led by O’Nijah Hudson and Lindsey Wong, who each won two events. Hudson swept the throwing events in shot put and discus while Wong took first in the high jump and triple jump.

BurgessInvitational2Caesar Rodney’s Lorenzo Andaya, left, gets comfort from Malachi Stubbolo after winning the 4×800 Meter Relay at the Keith S. Burgess Track & Field Invitational at Lake Forest on Saturday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

The Senators also were first in the 4×400 and 4×800 relays.

Caesar Rodney’s Destiny Bailey-Perkins won the most events on either side with three gold medals. She was first in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes plus she won the long jump.

Maleah Chumley of Caesar Rodney also won two events on the girls’ side with first-place finishes in the 1600 and 3200.

Other downstate winners in the girls’ meet were Linda Ngouedja of Lake Forest in the 800, Jada Gourdine of Lake Forest in the 110-hurdles and Olivia Brozefsky of Cape Henlopen in pole vault. Lake Forest won the 4×100 and 4×200 relays.

Lake Forest had three different individual winners in the boys’ competition led by Shaney Massey’s victories in the 800 and 1600. Marc Mapp won the 400 and Isaiah Morris was first in the long jump. The Spartans also won the 4×400 relay.

Brandon Faulk of Laurel (high jump) and Ryan Head of Cape Henlopen (pole vault) rounded out the winners from the Henlopen Conference.


Dover’s Bill Niebrzydowski trying to advance the ball past Polytech defender Kyle Gardner Saturday. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

BOYS, Dover 10, Polytech 9: In a game played at Wesley College as part of the Dave Reynolds Lacrosse Festival, the Senators built a 10-2 lead before the Panthers outscored them 7-0 in the fourth quarter.

Will Niebrzydowski (1 assist) scored four goals for Dover with Thomas Gill and Divine Watkins adding two each in the Henlopen North victory. Anthony Tunnell made 11 saves as the Senators held a 22-20 edge in shots.

Polytech freshman Sam Slater scores late in the 4th quarter past Dover goalkeeper Anthony Tunnell. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Chris Rutkoski had four goals for the Panthers, Patrick O’Brien (1 assist) had three and Christian Brooks made 12 saves.

Salesianum 16, Cape Henlopen 3: Ryan Diacont, Luke D’Ambrogi (1 assist) and Adem Tekmen all scored goals for the Vikings while the Sals won the rematch of last year’s state finals.

Sean Griffith stopped seven shots for Cape.

GIRLS, Dover 21, Appoquinimink 10: Madison Small tallied seven goals for the Senators, who outscored the Jaguars 15-5 in the second half.

Grace Gast (4 assists) and Riley McQuaide (1 assist) both added four goals with Cydney Barnes and Ava Niebryzdowski (2 assists) both scoring two.

Gast now has 151 goals in her career to break the school record of 150 set by Tricia Grant in 2008.

Cape Henlopen 18, Archmere 5: Alia Marshall netted three goals and two assists as the Vikings (6-0) remained unbeaten.

Catherine Frederick, Lola Messick and Mallory Jones added two goals each for Cape which got goals from 13 different players. Vienna Iacona made eight saves.

St. Mark’s 18, Caesar Rodney 1: Kacie Cava scored the lone goal for the Riders, whoe fell behind, 11-0, at halftime.

Tower Hill 15, Smyrna 7: Juliana Kolakowski netted three goals for the Eagles in the nonconference loss.

Smyrna also got 18 saves from Katelynn Porter.


Dover 3, Sussex Central 1: Andrew Carney (2 RBI) singled home the winning run as the Senators scored twice in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie.

Winning pitcher Hiram Davis struck out five and pitched into the seventh before Dominic Velazquez got a strikeout to end the game. Alex Rodriguez scored twice.

Pitcher Jake Brewington had six strikeouts for the Golden Knights.

Appoquinimink 5, Cape Henlopen 4: The Jaguars rallied from a 4-1 deficit to hand the Vikings their first loss,

Austin Elliott hit a two-run homer in the first for Cape.

Del. Military 8, Smyrna 1: Eric Carrow and Nathen Ridgeway had two hits apiece for the Eagles as DMA scored the final six runs of the game to pull away.

Caravel 8, Indian River 0: J.J. Killen and Cole Hitch each had a hit and walk for the Indians.


Polytech 8, St. Georges 6: Winning pitcher Kaite Burawski threw a four-hitter and struck out 12 for the Panthers.

Hayley DiCarlantonio and Kelsie Burawski had three hits each for Polytech.

Sussex Tech 10, Concord 0: Corrin Farris had two hits, including a homer, with three RBI and two runs to lead the Ravens.

Taylor Wroten threw a six-inning two-hitter with 11 strikeouts while Kylie Kruger (2 hits, 2 runs) and Sierra Livington (2 doubles, two RBI) also contributing to Sussex Tech’s total of 13 hits.

Cape Henlopen 10, Archmere 7: The Vikings buit an 8-1 lead before holding off the Auks behind a pair of doubles from Kaeli O’Neill-Willey.

Appoquinimink 4, Caesar Rodney 1: Alexxys Harris doubled home Courtney Malin in the first inning for the Riders’ only run.

Girls’ soccer

Cape Henlopen 3, Newark 1: Lindsey Swontek scored the Vikings’ first and last goals in their victory.

Madison Nichols also scored for Cape, which got six saves from Lucy Siranides.

Sanford 1, Indian River 0: The Warriors won the contest on an IR own goal in the 63rd minute.

Fabrea McCray made eight saves for the Indians, who outshot Sanford, 8-3.

College baseball

Delaware 5, UNC-Wilmington 1: Pitcher Billy Sullivan struck out 16 and allowed just four baserunners and one single outside of the infield in the Blue Hens’ CAA win.

The freshman righthander from St. Mark’s High gave up three hits in seven innings to improve to 4-1.

“Today, Billy gave us one of the best all-time starts in program history,” said Delaware coach Jim Sherman. “He was that good today both with his command and then the 16 strikeouts.”

Delaware (5-3 CAA, 17-14 overall) took the lead for good after Kevin Mohollen doubled to open the game. Kyle Baker singled home Mohollen before first baseman Nick Patten singled home Bowren.

Coppin takes two from DSU: Coppin State downed Delaware State, 11-4 and 10-4, in a MEAC twinbill on Saturday.

Wesley swept by Knights: Wesley College lost both ends of a CAC doubleheader, 5-2 and 2-0, to Southern Virginia.

In the nightcap, Cody Simet pitched his second complete game of the season. He scattered seven hits while not allowing an earned run.

College lacrosse

MEN, Delaware 10, Hofstra 9: Sophomore Sam Kitchen scored a career-high five goals and tied a career-high with six points as the Blue Hens posted the CAA road victory.

It was Kitchen’s third hat trick in the past four games. He has now scored a goal in 14 consecutive games and 25 of his 26 career games.

After the Pride tied the game at 9-9 in the fourth quarter, Kitchen’s unassisted goal with 6:05 remaining won it for the Hens (2-1 CAA, 5-6).

Sophomore goalkeeper Matt DeLuca was big down the stretch, finishing with 12 saves.

Southern Virginia 21, Wesley 7: Josh Wassum netted his seventh multi-goal game of the season with a hat-trick in the Wolverines’ CAC loss.

Joe Fingles chipped in with a pair of goals while Cody Loyd and Chris Smith each tallied a goal. Goalie James Cella stopped 11 shots.

College softball

Wesley earns CAC split: Wesley edged Southern Virginia, 4-3, before dropping the nightcap, 9-8, to the Knights in the nightcap of the CAC twinbill.

Brandi Dalious (Polytech) went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the first game. Karina Cardona also drove in two runs on a pair of hits.

Ashley Royer went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the second game. Cardona drove in two on a homer in the fifth and scored twice for the Wolverines (2-7-1 CAC, 12-13-2 overall).

Hofstra sweeps Hens: Hofstra downed Delaware, 6-0 and 13-5, in a CAA doubleheader.

Giovanna Kolofer and Mariah Kondravy each finished with four hits, while Anna Steinmetz added a pair for the Blue Hens.

Morgan takes two from Hornets: Morgan State blanked Delaware State, 11-0, 4-0, in a MEAC twinbill.

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