Local roundup: Nanticoke Post 6 rallies to win Legion game

Nanticoke Post 6 erupted for four runs in the top of the sixth inning before knocking off Middletown Post 25, 5-2, in American Legion baseball on Tuesday evening.

Leading 5-0, the Patriots limited Middletown to single runs in the sixth and seventh in snapping Post 25’s three-game winning streak.

Dylan Niblett had a double in the sixth for Nanticoke, which also got an RBI double from Justin Gray in the fourth. Starter Dylan Layton, the first of three Nanticoke pitchers, earned the victory.

Nanticoke outhit Middletown, 6-5, in stretching its winning streak to three games in a row.

Senior League

Lower Sussex 4, Dover 3: Lower Sussex edged Dover in the opening game of the state tournament at Newark National on Tuesday night.
The District III champions face District II winner Naamans today at 7 p.m. in the three-team, double-elimination tourney.

Dover plays again on Thursday at 7 p.m. against the loser of today’s matchup. The state champion earns a berth in the East Regional in West Deptford, N.J.

8-10 tournament

Lower Sussex 14, Georgetown 2: Lower Sussex captured the District III title in the Little League tournament for 8-10 years-olds on Tuesday night.

Lower Sussex went 4-0 in the tourney, allowing a total of only four runs. The District III champions move onto the state tournament, which starts on July 17 at Georgetown.

Special Olympics

Downstaters earn medals: Several downstate athletes brought home medals after competing in the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle last week.

Milford’s Antonio Bowe, who represents the Sussex Riptide, posted four top-five finishes in track & field: 800-meter run (bronze), running long jump (gold), 1500-meter run (fifth place) and 400-meter relay (silver).

Also for the Riptide, Millsboro’s Sasha Hudson earned four medals: 100-meter race (silver), 200-meter race (gold), 400-meter race (gold) and 400-meter relay (silver).

From the Kent Wild Kats, Felton’s Jillian Mathews took medals in the 800-meter run (bronze) and the 400-meter relay (silver) while placing fifth in the 1,500-meter run and sixth in the 400-meter run.

In swimming, Rehoboth Beach’s Ginger Shaud of the Sussex Riptide medaled in the 200-meter freestyle (gold), 100-meter freestyle (gold) and the 4×50-meter freestyle relay (silver).

In bocce, Rehoboth Beach’s Reggie Miller from the Sussex Riptide won a bronze in singles, took fourth in doubles and fifth in the team event.

Local running

40th Buffalo Stampede on tap: The 40th annual Buffalo Stampede 10K/5K races will be held July 21 in Wyoming.

This year the event will go back to its roots with a post-race party at Brown’s Wyoming Tavern, complete with beer for participants (with a valid I.D.) as well as non-alcoholic drinks and music. Food will be available for a nominal cost.

The race will also feature handcrafted wooden buffalo awards, which will go to first, second and third-place male and female runners in five-year age groups starting at age 10 and under through 70 and over. There will also be 5K walk awards for the top five male and female finishers.

Registration is available on-line at www.active.com or www.ddsr.org/buffalo-stampede/. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K. Event-day registration is available.

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