Local Roundup: Henlopen wrestlers nab eight No. 1 seeds for states

Henlopen Conference wrestlers earned eight of the 14 No. 1 seeds as the bracket for the DIAA individual wrestling tournament was determined on Sunday.

The tourney will be held on Friday and Saturday at Cape Henlopen High.

The downstaters who were awarded top seeds in their weight classes are 106 pounds: Smyrna’s Gabe Giampietro (39-2); 132: Cape Henlopen’s Anthony Caruso (41-3); 138: Smyrna’s Nicholas Natarcola (34-5); 145: Caesar Rodney’s Jackson Dean (33-5); 182: Smyrna’s J.T. Davis (37-3); 195: Sussex Central’s Michael Wright (34-9); 220: Milford’s Anthony Diaz (33-1) and 285: CR’s Kevin Hudson (25-7).

Caravel had three of the six remaining No. 1 seeds. That group includes 113: Salesianum’s Zach Spence (33-6); 120-Caravel’s Ethan Gray (39-2); 126: Caravel’s Alex Poore (34-2); 152: Caravel’s Nicholas Hall (36-2); 160: Delcastle’s Liam O`Connor (38-2) and 170: Middletown’s Brian Schneider (47-2).

Tickets for round one of the tournament are $5, for round two are $6, and for the finals are $7. Tickets will be available onsite starting one hour before starting time for each session.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 57, Hofstra 47: Delaware (12-12, 7-5 CAA) outrebounded the Pride, 60-37, and in the process set a team record for most UD rebounds at the Carpenter Center.

The Hens also saw three players with double-figure rebounding efforts with sophomore Lizzie Oleary leading the way with a career-high 11 boards.

Junior Samone DeFreese added her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds while Rebecca Lawrence collected 10 rebounds.

Delaware is 61-12 all-time against Hofstra, including a 34-1 mark in games played in Newark.

College baseball

The Citadel 9, Delaware State 3: With the Hornets leading 3-2 in the third inning, the Bulldogs scored seven unanswered runs to win its second straight in the series.

Hornet rightfielder Arthur Burrell was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, giving him five hits in the last two games. Delaware State was outhit 12-7 in the contest.

College bowling

DelState wins tourney: The Delaware State bowling team captured the championship of the James Brown Invitational, defeating MEAC rival and No. 6-ranked Maryland-Eastern Shore 4-1 in the championship series on Sunday.

The Hawks, who defeated the No. 13 Hornets earlier in the day, took game one of the championship match before DSU stormed back to win the last four games.

The Hornets clinched the crown with a convincing 240-169 victory in the final game. Earlier Sunday, Delaware State defeated No. 23 Duquesne 4-1, highlighted by a season-best pinfall of 269 in the opening game.

In Saturday’s traditional contests, the Hornets posted a perfect 5-0 record with wins over Bowie State, Virginia State, Duquesne, Felician and Wilmington.

DSU freshman Stefany Toala rolled a career-best 279 vs. Virginia State, the top single-game mark in the MEAC this season. Toala was tied for the previous league-high (278) entering the weekend.

Elizabeth Laird and Katie Robb also recorded season single-game highs in Saturday’s traditional matches.

College softball

Belmont 5, Delaware 4: Delaware rallied from three runs down in the top of the seventh but Belmont scored the winning run in the bottom of the frame in UD’s final game of the Madeira Beach Invitational.

After a walk by Sarah Coyne and singles by Ali Davis and Hanna Garber loaded the bases with one out, Halle Kisamore delivered a two-run single to make it a one-run game. Steinmetz then followed with a single to left center, driving home Garber to bring the Blue Hens (4-4) even.

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