Roundup: Wesley adds newcomer to football schedule

The Wesley College football team has strengthened its 2015 schedule with the addition of North Central College (Ill.) to its slate.

The Cardinals replace Virginia University of Lynchburg, which the Wolverines had to drop after the NCAA passed a rule stating that stats from games against certain teams wouldn’t count. VUL was one of those teams.

North Central (8-2) finished the 2014 season ranked 18th in the final American Football Coaches Association poll and 15th in the final D3Football.com poll.

The Wolverines will travel to Naperville, Ill. on Sept. 26 to take on the Cardinals at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The time for kickoff is to be determined later. This meeting marks the first time the Wesley football team has taken on North Central.

“We are extremely excited to add North Central to our schedule,” said Wesley coach Mike Drass. “(North Central) is a top 10 caliber team in the country and this should be a great test for us. It will definitely boost our strength of schedule.”

North Central enters this season with high expectations, being ranked seventh in the Lindy’s DIII Preseason Poll and 17th in the Sporting News DIII Preseason Poll.

Wesley will open their season on Sept. 12 when they travel to western Maryland to take on New Jersey Athletic Conference foe Frostburg State. The Wolverines will play their home opener against NJAC rival Christopher Newport University on Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. before traveling to Illinois to take on the Cardinals.

Baseball

Dover puts 10 on Big regional team: District champion Dover had 10 players selected for the 17-man District I all-star team that will play in the Big League baseball Eastern Regional next weekend.

Dover is hosting the tournament again this year with the event getting underway on July 18.

The Dover players on the District I roster include Andrew Mace, Kendall Small, Tevin Thomas, Dakota Graham, Sean Hanhauser, Jared Rowley, A.J. Johnson, Dallas Willey, Adrian Hill and Aven Purnell. The remaining players selected were Tommy Jordan (Milford), Cory Everage (Smyrna-Clayton), Cole Garey (Felton-Harrington), Travis Dill (Camden-Wyoming), Jon Steele (Felton-Harrington), John Barkley (Smyrna-Clayton) and Kendal Wicks (Camden-Wyoming).

Dover’s Kevin Turner is the District I manager with a coaching staff of Bryan Willey, Ron Draper, Ken Hutchins and Kyle McGuire.

Softball

Major League, M.O.T. 5, Smyrna-Clayton 0: M.O.T. posted the shutout on Friday night to earn a spot in the District I finals.

Smyrna-Clayton will face Milford in the losers’ bracket finals today at Camden-Wyoming at 7 p.m. The winner will then take on M.O.T. on Sunday at 6 p.m.

M.O.T. is now 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament and has outscored its first two opponents, 16-3.

Local running

Stampede set for July 18: The Downstate Delaware Striders & Riders Run will hold their 37th Annual Great Wyoming Buffalo Stampede 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on July 18th at Wyoming Park.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with registration starting at 7 a.m. Registration is $25. Go to DDSR.org to register on line.

The buffalo awards go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female runners in five-year age groups starting at 9 & under through 80 & over. 5K walk awards go to the top five male and female finishers.

Soccer

Dover camp slated: The City of Dover Parks & Recreation is holding a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 8-12 starting on July 13.

The camp will be held daily, July 13-17, from 9 a.m.-noon at Schutte Park. The fee is $25.

Call (302) 674-7541 or visit www.cityofdover.com/parks-recs-home/ for more information.

Football

Harrington Pop Warner holding signups: Registration for Pop Warner Football and Cheer are being held through July 20 at the Harrington Parks & Recreation office.

Forms can be found on the Henlopen Pop Warner website or can be picked up at the Harrington Parks & Rec office. A copy of the child’s birth certificate, a photo ID, a copy of the child’s physical and fourth marking period report card will also be needed.

Wesley hosting youth camps: Wesley College will be holding youth football camps starting on Sunday.

Wesley will host its overnight/day football/leadership camp for students entering fifth through ninth grade on July 12-15. On July 16 and July 17, there will be a day camp for students entering first through fourth grade. The Wolverine Football Camp is for students that would like to work on their fundamentals and skills in a fun and positive atmosphere.

Registration is available at the Wesley College Football website, or at http://athletics.wesley.edu/sports/fball/camps/camp.

The cost of the overnight camp at Wesley College is $325 or $200 for a commuter (meals included) for grades 5-9. The cost of the day camp for first through fourth graders is $100 (lunch included). Contact Coach Steve Azzanesi at 302-736-2386 or Steve.Azzanesi@wesley.edu for more information.

 

 

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