Roundup: Former Wesley quarterback Callahan released by Packers

Joe Callahan

A year ago, making the Green Bay Packers’ 53-man roster was probably the highlight of Joe Callahan’s football life.

But lightning didn’t strike twice for the former Wesley College quarterback.

Callahan was one of several players released on Saturday as the Packers made their final cuts before the start of the regular season. There’s still a chance that Callahan could be added to Green Bay’s practice squad.

While last season Callahan was the Packers’ third QB at the end of training camp, this year he was probably only fourth. He was thought to be behind Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley and rookie Taysom Hill, who also released but is a practice-squad possibility, too.

Callahan completed 13-of-21 passes for 112 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the preseason this year.

In addition to the Packers, Callahan spent time with the Saints and Browns last year before re-signing with the Packers after the season.

College volleyball

Hens drop two matches: Delaware volleyball team dropped a pair of three-set matches to Clemson and Rhode Island as the Blue Hens wrapped up action at the Yale Invitational on Saturday.

Clemson (4-2) posted a 25-19, 25-23, 25-19 victory over the Blue Hens (0-6), before Rhode Island (2-4) recorded a 25-20, 25-19, 25-18 triumph in the late-afternoon match.

Maria Bellinger led the offensive attack for Delaware against the Tigers with a match-high 11 kills, while Bailey Pearlman added five. Abby Skryd dished out 24 assists to go with six digs,

Raven Luckett (Smyrna) posted a career-high six blocks, and Maddie Judge recorded a team-leading eight digs.

College soccer

MEN, Virginia Wesleyan 4, Wesley 3: The Marlins scored in overtime to edge the Wolverines on Saturday.

Wesley (0-2) held a 3-2 halftime lead after Darius-David Robinson scored twice and Chimaobi Ikwuagwu (Caesar Rodney) added a goal for the Wolverines.

Goalie Kyle Springsteen made five saves for Wesley.

College cross country

DelTech teams place fifth: The Delaware Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams opened up their season today by placing fifth in the team standings at the Salisbury University Fall Classic.

In their first collegiate races, Sean Saxton (Dover), Dyce Bailey (Polytech) and Alex Nieves led the Hawk men in the 8K race.

On the women’s side, DelTech was led by freshmen Aliyah Navarro, Isabella Hanrahan, and Morgan Logue, who were all debuting at the 6K distance.

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