Local roundup: Neubauer announces retirement from DIAA executive position

Tommie Neubauer

Tommie Neubauer will retire this August from his position as Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) executive director.
Neubauer announced his retirement on Thursday afternoon during the DIAA Board of Directors monthly meeting.

He had been the DIAA’s executive director for the last three years. He took the position after his predecessor Kevin Charles retired. Neubauer was Charles’ lone assistant since 2005 before moving to the executive director in 2016.

Neubauer has spent the last 14 years at DIAA and served as the coordinator of officials and events for 11 years.

He was previously the athletic director at Middletown High and taught social studies at Caravel Academy and Middletown.

During his years as athletic director, Neubauer was honored for his work as Athletic Director of the Year in 2002 and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Award of Merit for Delaware in 2002 and 2008. He is a lifetime member of the National Interscholastic Association of Athletic Administrators and has achieved certifications as athletic administrator and master athletic administrator.

A replacement has not yet been named.


Caesar Rodney 6, Dover 3: Lyric Abdul-Rasheed doubled in a pair of runs to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the eight inning as the Riders won the extra inning contest.

Maggie McCarthy, Stacey Deputy, Abdul-Rasheed, Jada Courtney and Peyton Forse all had multi-hit games for Caesar Rodney. Ashlynn Davis went 2-for-4 with a RBI to pace Dover.

Sussex Tech 5, Milford 1: The Ravens jumped out to a five-run lead and held on against Milford.

Girls’ soccer

Caesar Rodney 3, Sussex Tech 0: The Riders captured the Henlopen North victory behind two goals from Jessie Prillaman.

Jada McCullough also scored for Caesar Rodney.

Smyrna 3, Dover 0: Hannah Osborne’s two goals lifted the Eagles to the Henlopen North win.

Destiny Zapata added a goal and two assists.

Padua 3, Polytech 1: The Panthers led in the second half against the defending state champions but Padua scored three unanswered in the final 22 minutes.

Sarah Fox scored the lone goal for Polytech.

Indian River 4, Lake Forest 0: Isabella Binko netted a pair of goals to lead the Indians in the Henlopen South contest.

Cape Henlopen 7, Sussex Central 0: Lindsey Swontek scored once and assisted four times in the Viking victory.

Madison Nichols led Cape Henlopen with two goals. Brooke Hollingsworth had a goal and three assists.

Delmarva Christian 8, Red Lion Christian 6: Grace Fetterman’s seven goals paced Delmarva Christian on Thursday.

The Royals scored four goals in each half to win the high-scoring affair.

Sussex Academy 5, Milford 0: Savannah Sistrunk scored all four of her goals in the first half to lift the Seahawks.

Delaney Smith assisted on three of Sistrunk’s goal and added a second-half goal of her own.


Lake Forest 12, St. Andrew’s 6: Cameron Beulah drove in three runs on a pair of hits to lead the Spartan offense.

Tyler Noell and Jaden Rivera knocked in two runs apiece for Lake Forest. Zac Cole picked up the win on the mound.

Cape Henlopen 7, Indian River 3: Luke Johnson struck out 11 as he pitched into the seventh inning in the Viking victory.

Johnson also tripled at the plate and drove in two runs. Ryan Gibbons was 3-for 4-with a stolen base and two runs scored while Logan Dominick added a pair of hits and two RBI.

Tyler Bowen homered to lead the Indians.

Sussex Central 6, Seaford 3: Tarryl Sturgis, Ethan Watkinson and Kyle Briggs each racked up multiple hits in the Golden Knight victory.

College softball

Wesley sweeps Eastern: The Wolverines combined to score 27 runs during a doubleheader sweep of Eastern.

Wesley won by scores of 14-5 and 13-0.

Karina Cardona combined for four doubles and six RBI in the doubleheader. Brandi Dalious (Polytech) homered and drove in a total of five runs.

Ashley Royer and Dori Loukopoulos also had home runs for Wesley.

College baseball

St. Mary’s 14, Wesley 12: William Musser, Alexander Weber and Cory Joines paced Wesley’s offense with three RBI apiece in the defeat.

Musser and Weber tallied a team-high three hits each. Musser also homered for Wesley.

Cory Joines and Jason Boc along with Musser and Weber registered multi-hit performances with two hits of their own. Boc also scored a game-best four runs.

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