Roundup: Packers put Callahan on active roster

Aaron Rodgers’ injury has opened the door for former Wesley College standout Joe Callahan.

The Green Bay Packers signed the second-year quarterback from their practice squad on Monday, a day after Rodgers broke his collarbone.

For now, Callahan is Green Bay’s second-string QB behind Brett Hundley.

“I’ve got three years invested in Brett Hundley,” said Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy. “I’ve got great confidence in Brett Hundley.

“I’ve got two years invested in Joe Callahan. It’s a quarterback room that has structure and there is a philosophy behind the development of it and it will be applied to the game plan. So, I feel great about the room. That’s not really a concern of mine. I’m more focused on getting back to playing Green Bay football because yesterday was not anything where we need it to be.”

An undrafted free agent, Callahan started last season on Green Bay’s active roster. He was later signed by the New Orleans Saints and then the Cleveland Browns before returning to the Packers, where he ended up back on the active roster.

Callahan took most of the snaps at quarterback in the Packers’ 2016 preseason games.

Field hockey

St. Thomas More 1, Christiana 0: Lilly Fannin scored a second-half goal off an assist from Sophia Strafford to lift the Ravens.

St. Thomas More (4-3) finished with advantages of 12-6 in shots and 10-2 in corners.

Boys’ soccer

Sussex Academy 9, Delmarva Christian 0: The Seahawks scored six second-half goals to put away the nonconference victory.


Delmarva Christian 3, Newark 1: The Royals won the last two sets in posting the 25-17, 21-25, 25-9, 25-17 victory.

Leading Delmarva Christian (11-1) were Gabrielle Book (7 kills, 10 aces, 4 digs), Ashlyn Stonebraker (5 aces, 3 digs, 15 assists) and Siera Jones (1 kill, 4 aces, 11 digs).

Howard 3, Seaford 0: The Wildcats downed the Blue Jays by scores of 25-22, 25-23, 25-23.

College softball

Seven Wolverines honored: Seven Wesley College softball players were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athletes for the 2016-17 academic year.

Ashley Royer, Nina Marcano, Devin Mackay, Lauren Hoffman, Casey Beall, Lily Engel and Lindsay Siok each picked up All-Amerca Scholar-Athlete honors. To qualify, student-athletes must achieve a 3.5 grade-point average or higher on a 4.0 scale for the year.

The team had a GPA of 3.42, the 58th highest in Division III to earn NFCA All-Academic team honors.

College bowling

DelState gets off to fast start: The Delaware State bowling team, ranked 12th in the preseason national top 25 poll, posted a 9-1 record, tops among all teams, in the Kutztown University Bud Whitman Memorial Tournament over the weekend.

DSU was a perfect 5-0 to finish first in traditional team games on Sunday with a total pinfall of 5,122 for an average of 204.9 per game. The Hornets were tied with St. Francis (Pa.) for the top single game score of 1,085 in the tournament.

Delaware State’s Elizabeth Burkholder and Chelsey Merklinger were named to the All-Tournament team for their performances in the regular team games.

Burkholder was fourth among 116 competitors with a total pinfall of 1,075 in five games for an average of 215.0. She rolled three games of 200-or-better, including scores of 264 and 253, the second and fourth third best single games of the tournament.

Merklinger was fifth in the tournament with a total of 1,046 for a 209.2 average. She had a high of 248 among three 200 games.

Delaware State’s Alexis Nauer (202.2 avg.) and Brianna Kauffman (201.8) were 11th and 12tn, respectively, in the tournament while Olivia Laird (196.2) was 17th.

The Hornets were 4-1 to finish fourth in Saturday’s Baker competition.

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