Roundup: Wolverines on top of NJAC football poll

The New Jersey Athletic Conference’s coaches expect Wesley College to get back to the top of the league’s football standings this fall.

The Wolverines, who didn’t win the NJAC title last year after capturing it in their first three years in the conference, topped the league poll that was announced on Monday.

Wesley went 7-4 last fall in its first season under head coach Chip Knapp. The Wolverines’ four NJAC losses came by a total of five points.

Wesley capped off the season with a 42-14 victory over Westminster in the ECAC Clayton Chapman Bowl,

Wesley returns five all-conference players including senior running back E.J. Lee, senior wide receiver Ruhann Peele, junior defensive back Isiah Mitchell, senior defensive back Coray Williams, and the NJAC Special Teams Player of the Year in senior wide receiver/returner Corterris Simpson.

Salisbury University, which went 8-3, was picked to finish second while Montclair was voted third in the poll. Wesley and Montclair both received three first-place votes.

Local auto racing

Bunting posts Big Block win: Multi-time Big Block Modified champion H.J. Bunting scored his first win of the season at Delaware International Speedway.

Bunting, who is traditionally red-hot in the summer months, has had a challenging season. But on Saturday night Bunting unloaded fast, won his heat race, and redrew the second position for the feature event.

On lap 17, a single file restart allowed Bunting to make his most serious challenge on leader Jordan Watson. Bunting dove to the bottom of turns one and two and again in turns three and four.

Watson maintained the lead but ultimately slowed on the backstretch on the next circuit with a broken rear, handing over the lead to Bunting, who went unchallenged the rest of the way.

Kevin Scott Jr. held off the dominating duo of Amanda Whaley and Donald Lingo Jr. to capture his first Late Model feature of the season.

Derek Magee took advantage of his front starting position, becoming another first-time 2019 winner in the Late Model division.

Scott Hitchens continued his dominating season in the Crate Modified division, taking the lead on lap one and having no real threats to capture the victory.

Jason Musser won the 15-lap Modified Lite feature event. The Delaware Super Trucks saw a familiar face with David Smith taking the victory while the Delmarva Chargers event was won by Robert Pac.

WNBA

Delle Donne wins fifth weekly award: Delaware native Elena Delle Donne was named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time this season.

She led Washington to a 3-0 record with wins over the Las Vegas Aces (99-70), Indiana Fever (91-78) and Minnesota Lynx (101-78). For the week, Delle Donne averaged 22.5 points per game, 9.0 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists per game.

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