LOCAL ROUNDUP: Teen takes two-shot lead at Delaware Amateur

Danny Dougherty, a 16-year-old from DuPont, fired a five-under-par 67 to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the DSGA Delaware Amateur golf tournament on Monday.

The 72-hole, three-day tourney continues today at Wild Quail Country Club in Wyoming.

Six Wild Quail members are in the top 10 of the tournament, led by Nino Rosal and defending champion Jay Whitby, who are tied for second after shooting first-round 69s.

Also from Wild Quail, Dylan Chessher and Jeff Allen are tied for fourth at 71 while Pem Rosal — Nino’s father — and Sean Mercer are among four players tied for seventh at 72.

Dougherty finished second in the DIAA high school state tournament as a sophomore at Tower Hill this spring. In his round on Monday, he collected seven birdies against only two bogeys to take his two-stroke advantage.

The 29-year-old Whitby, who has won the Amateur twice, played the front nine at five-under par before bogeys on No. 12 and 15 knocked him out of the lead. Nino Rosal also dropped two strokes on the back nine after playing the front at four-under par.

The tournament is slated to conclude with two rounds on Wednesday.

Big League baseball

Felton 15, Smyrna-Clayton 11: Cole Garey hit three home runs to pace Felton-Harrington to the District I victory on Sunday evening.

Felton-Harrington led 11-0 before holding on for the win.

Dylan Snow had three hits for Smyrna-Clayton with John Barkley and Justin Jones adding two hits apiece.

Dover 12, Camden-Wyoming Gold 0: Jordan Hutchins pitched a no-hitter and Dover collected 10 hits in the victory on Sunday.

Felton-Harrington 8, Dover 7: Cole Garey had three hits, including a walk-off double in Felton-Harrington’s win last week.

Cody Cole also had three hits with a pair of doubles while Louis Whitaker pitched the final inning and a third to earn the victory.

American Legion baseball

Fox Post-2 9, Stahl Post 0: Kendall Small allowed only two hits and struck out nine in six innings for Fox Post last week.

Miquel Rivera, who went 3-for-3 with an RBI, and Jake Williams pitched the seventh. Adrian Hill added two hits while Kyle Mace drove in a pair of runs.

College football

Wolverines ranked No. 6 in poll: For the second straight season, The Sporting News has ranked the Wesley College football team sixth in its Division III preseason Top 25.

The Wolverines have also received a preseason All-American nod for the second straight season, with wide receiver Bryce Shade earning the recognition.

Wesley finished last season as New Jersey Athletic Conference co-champions in its first year of membership in the league. The Wolverines went 11-2 overall, qualifying for their 11th consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament appearance.

They also reached the NCAA quarterfinals for the seventh straight season before being eliminated by eventual national champion Mount Union.

Wesley graduated Gagliardi Trophy winning-quarterback Joe Callahan along with four other offensive starters, but return Shade and running back Jamar Baynard. Shade was named a preseason All-American by the Sporting News after pulling in a program single-season record 83 catches for 1,427 yards receiving and 17 receiving touchdowns. The shifty slot receiver also ran for 215 yards and averaged 15.1 yards per punt return.

His 2,013 all-purpose yards last season rank second-most in Wesley single-season history.

The Wolverines will begin their season on Sept. 2 when they host Delaware Valley College in the team’s only non-conference contest of the year.

Pair of Wesley players honored: The Wesley College football team placed a pair of former players on the 2016 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society.

The honor is earned by college football players from all divisions who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.

Recent Wolverine grads Joe Callahan and Leroy Cheatham earned the honor, earning spots among 876 players from 278 different schools from all levels of collegiate play.

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