Local roundup: Riders put 3 relays in swim finals; 4 Smyrna, CR players on Gold

Caesar Rodney High qualified for the finals in three relay events as the DIAA boys’ swimming state meet preliminaries were held on Wednesday night.

The Riders’ showing included a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle as the meet got underway at the University of Delaware Carpenter Sports Building pool. The boys’ state finals are slated for Saturday at 11 a.m.

A total of 10 Henlopen Conference entries made the state finals by qualifying in the top of their event on Wednesday.

In the relays, CR’s team of Nick Hartmann, Tommy Pomatto, Andrew Chen, Xander Harfeld placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:29.33). Hartmann, Pomatto, Ethan Herring and Harfeld took third in the 400-yard freestyle (3:20.73) while Herring, Chen, Hartmann and Pomatto qualified sixth in the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.36).

Individually for CR, Harfeld also reached the state finals with a sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (22.35) and Hartmann qualified sixth in the 100-yard freestyle (49.77).

Indian River sophomore Josh McIntire reached the state finals in three events. He finished third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:52.88), fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.87) and swam with the team of Johnathan Kohr, Max Kohr and Michael Barnes that finished eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.19).

Other downstaters who made the state finals are Dover’s Nathan Turner (fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, 54.95) and the Sussex Tech relay team of Justin Alloway, Jonathan Lee, Owen Pogwist and Garrett Richardson (seventh in the 200-yard medley, 1:44.24).


Smyrna, CR put four on Gold: A total of 28 Henlopen Conference players have been named to the Gold roster for the 63rd annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game.

Three-time defending Division I state champion Smyrna High and Caesar Rodney both had four players selected for the contest, which will be played on June 23 at Delaware Stadium

Bill Collick, who is retiring as Cape Henlopen’s coach, is the Gold head coach. His assistants for the game include his son, Bill Collick Jr. (Cape Henlopen), Shaun Strickland (Milford), Rudy Simonetti (Dover), Dwayne Henry (Seaford) and Dan Candeloro (Caesar Rodney).

Howard’s Dan Ritter is the Blue head coach. His staff includes Rashaan Mathews (Howard), Matt Rice (Howard), Franz Kapel (Hodgson), Virgil Rush (Christiana) and Matt Carre (McKean).

Marvin Dooley (William Penn), will serve as camp director along with Preston Grace (Woodbridge) and John Wilson (St. Georges) as the assistant camp directors. Jody Russell will serve as the DFRC Blue-Golf Athletic Committee Chair.

Gold roster: Josiah Blake, Sussex Central; Nadeem Boggerty, Dover; David Bowman, Milford; Michael Brewer, Woodbridge; Mike Carrow, Smyrna; Vance Correa, Seaford; Zachary Dale, Cape Henlopen; Nicholas Davis, Delmar; Bailey DeAtley, Caesar Rodney; Collin Donaway, Indian River; Thomas Eisenbrey, Milford; Isaiah Gatling, St. Georges; Jason Genshaw, Sussex Tech; Elle Harden, Lake Forest; James Holmes, Caesar Rodney; Darius Hopkins, Seaford; Robert Jadick, Appoquinimink; William Knight, Smyrna; Ty-Key Moore, Smyrna; Hunter Moyer, Smyrna; Zachary Pancake, Red Lion Christian; Brooks Parker III, Delmar; Shane Phipps, Appoquinimink; Douglas Reed, Polytech; Tucker Reed, Polytech; Andrew Risper, Laurel; Nathaniel Showacre, Sussex Tech; Jhemir Stanley, St. Georges; Julian Trammell, Caesar Rodney; Jared Wagenhoffer, Caesar Rodney; Ernest Washington, Middletown; Jordan Waters, Milford; Ahmod Westbrook, Middletown; Jerren Williams, Dover; Kolbi Wright, Cape Henlopen.

Blue roster: Iaechukwu Adebi, Wilmington Charter; DaRon Askins, Wilmington Charter; Hunter Balback, Delaware Military; Jordan Beeman, Brandywine; Shawn Bowman, Howard; Lawrence Brown, Conrad; Christopher Chege, Christiana; Terin Cochran, William Penn; Brandon Dennis, Concord; Joe DiGregorio, Archmere; Michael DiNardo, Salesianum; Jared Duncan, Tatnall; Michael Earl, Newark; Lance Edwards, William Penn; Ernest English, William Penn; Christian Francis, Howard; Luke Frietze, Tower Hill; Isaiah Gaynor, William Penn; Reginald Grinnell, Glasgow; Zachary Gwynn, Salesianum; Keshaun Hale, Mt. Pleasant; Andrew Harp, A.I. duPont; Jalik Heyward, Hodgson; Jeffrey Hollins, Delcastle; Amod John, Howard; Jacob Laznik, Caravel; Mandela Montgomery, Caravel; Markell Rollins, Howard; Grahm Roberts, Concord; Matthew Shields, St. Elizabeth; Casey Spink, Salesianum; Loma Thomas, McKean; Tenney Thomas, Delaware Military; Matthew Tynes, St. Mark’s; Tymere Wilson, Glasgow; Vaughn Wood, Hodgson.

College lacrosse

MEN, Wesley 16, Rosemont 3: Joe Fingles scored four goals while Josh Wassum notched a hat trick for the Wolverines in their season opener on Wednesday.

Both Fingles and Wassum picked up six ground balls and assisted on three goals apiece. Wassum also caused a pair of turnovers.

Will Fingles, Chris Smith and Zach Weitzel each tallied two goals in the win. Goalie James Cella earned the win, stopping five Rosemont shots.

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