Roundup: Dover’s Paradee shines at golf tournament

Jackson Paradee of Dover took home the top prize in the Boys’ 16-18 Division on the third day of the Philadelphia Junior Tour Rehoboth Beach Series golf tournament on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s event was held at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View.

Paradee carded a one-over par round of 71 after playing a steady round that included nine straight pars and a birdie on No. 15. Just a few strokes off the lead was Michael Festa (Ambler, Pa.) with a round of 74.

Nicholas Covey (Easton, Md.) was the winner of the three-day Rehoboth Beach Series with a total of 228.

The Boys’ 13-15 Division came down to the last group with Jake Maddaloni (Newtown Square, Pa.) taking the top spot with a round of 75.

Savanna Haas (Pottstown, Pa.) claimed the top spot in the Girls’ 16-18 Division with a round of 82. Just a few shots back in second place was Olivia Perry (Millsboro) with a round of 87.

Winning at her home course was Hannah Lydic (Ocean View) in the Girls’ 13-15 Division with a round of 79. Lydic carded three birdies during her round and was the winner of the three-day JGS series for the Girls’ 13-15. Sarah Lydic (Ocean View) was right behind in second place with a round of 81.

In the 12-and-Under Division, Benjamin Saggers (West Chester, Pa.) rolled in two birdies on his way to a round of 35 (-1) and a first-place medal. Saggers was also the winner of the three-day series.

College baseball

Wesley’s Mears tops D-3 in four stats: Wesley College outfielder Trey Mears is officially the NCAA Division III national leader in four different baseball statistical categories.

The Sussex Central High grad led in Division III in runs per game (1.65), runs batted in per game (1.59) and stolen bases per game (1.21) while tying for the lead in batting average (.500). Mears was tops in all three NCAA divisions in batting average, runs per game and stolen bases per game.

Mears sits in the top-10 in multiple career categories for Wesley. He ranks first all-time in doubles (46), tied for first in hits (222) and stolen bases (103), third in runs batted in (147) and games played (159) and fourth in runs scored (154).

College football

UD sets special-event dates: The University of Delaware has set the dates for next football season’s Homecoming and Parents’ Weekend games.

Parents & Family Weekend will take place on Oct. 14 vs. William & Mary while Homecoming festivities will be held the following week on Oct. 21 vs. Richmond

In addition, UD Athletics also announced that Delaware Day will be held during the season opener on Aug. 31 vs. Delaware State, High School Band Day will take place on Sept. 16 vs. Cornell, and Twirler Day will be held on Oct. 14. The date for Delaware’s annual Hall of Fame Weekend has been set for Sept. 30.

Game times have also tentatively been set for the six home games this season: Aug. 31 vs. Delaware State, 7 p.m.; Sept. 16 vs. Cornell, 3:30 p.m.; Sept. 30 vs. James Madison, 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 14 vs. William & Mary, 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 21 vs. Richmond, 3:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 vs. Albany, 3:30 p.m.

Special Olympics

Delaware Bridge Run announced: Delaware River and Bay Authority officials along with representatives of Special Olympics Delaware announced the first benefit run across the Delaware Memorial Bridge on Wednesday.

The “Delaware Memorial Bridge Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics” will take place on Oct. 1. The entry fee is $100 and registration will be available on July 1 at All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics Delaware.

The “Delaware Memorial Bridge Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics” 5K will take place on the New Jersey-bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The benefit run will start at 7 a.m.

A recognition program will take place following the event at the Bridge’s Veterans Memorial Park.

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