Ten Henlopen teams make DIAA wrestling tournaments

Ten Henlopen Conference teams made the DIAA wrestling dual meet state tournaments as the two eight-team fields were announced on Sunday.

Smyrna High is the top seed in Division I, leading six downstate squads in the tournament. Caravel is seeded first in Division II with Woodbridge the top Henlopen Conference team as the second seed.

First round action begins Wednesday with all matches at 7 p.m., hosted by the better seed. The semifinals and finals will take place at Smyrna on Saturday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively.

Smyrna (12-2) will face No. 8 seed William Penn (11-5) in the Division I first round. Two Division I matchups feature all Henlopen Conference teams as fourth-seeded Sussex Central (8-3) hosts No. 5 Cape Henlopen (17-4) and Milford (20-1), the second seed, hosts No. 7 seed Sussex Tech (10-6).

Caesar Rodney (6-6) is the sixth seed in Division I and the Riders will travel to third-seeded Salesianum (10-2) for its first round matchup.

Woodbridge, Lake Forest, Laurel and Indian River are the four downstate squads who qualified for the Division II tournament.

Laurel (11-6), seeded third, hosts sixth seed Lake Forest (8-9) in an all-Henlopen first round clash.

Woodbridge (11-5), the second seed, faces No. 7 Archmere (9-7). Indian River (12-4) earned the fifth seed and travels to Delaware Military Academy (5-3), the fourth seed, in the first round.

Top-seed Caravel (9-3) meets No. 8 seed McKean (7-8) in the final Division II first round contest.

WRESTLING

DIAA DUAL MEET STATE TOURNAMENTS

DIVISION I

FIRST ROUND

Friday

8-William Penn (11-5) at 1-Smyrna (12-2), 7 p.m.

5-Cape Henlopen (17-4) at 4-Sussex Central (8-3), 7 p.m.

6-Caesar Rodney (6-6) at 3-Salesianum (8-2), 7 p.m.

7-Sussex Tech (10-6) at 2-Milford (20-1), 7 p.m.

SEMIFINALS

Saturday

at Smyrna, 4 p.m.

FINALS

at Smyrna, 6 p.m.

DIVISION II

FIRST ROUND

Friday

8-McKean (7-8) at 1-Caravel (9-3), 7 p.m.

5-Indian River (12-4) at 4-Delaware Military (5-3), 7 p.m.

6-Lake Forest (8-9) at 3-Laurel (11-6), 7 p.m.

7-Archmere (9-7) at 2-Woodbridge (11-5), 7 p.m.

SEMIFINALS

Saturday

at Smyrna, 4 p.m.

FINALS

at Smyrna, 6 p.m.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 77, Hofstra 67: The Blue Hens out-scored the Pride by a combined 42-26 in the second and third quarters before posting their third-straight victory.

Delaware (5-6 CAA, 9-13 overall) got double-digit scoring from Nicole Enabosi (17 points), Abby Gonzales (14 points, 6 assists) and Jasmine Dickey (13 points, 11 rebounds). The Hens’ winning streak is its longest of the season.

Delaware led for over 28 minutes of the contest. The Hens sank 9-of-20 three-pointers, with Gonzales going 4-for-8.

College softball

Delaware 11, Long Island 2: The Blue Hens (4-1) wrapped up the Florida Gulf Coast Kickoff Classic with their third-straight win.
Delaware has started a season with at least four wins in its first five contests for just the fifth time since 1982.

UD exploded for 14 hits, including three apiece from Karolina Flores and Brooke Glanden (Lake Forest), and scored in each of its five at-bats. Glanden drove home three and belted the Hens’ first home run of the year, while Flores added a double and scored three runs.
Chayanna Gallardo delivered a pair of doubles on the day, Ali Davis also had two hits and crossed the plate twice, and Brittney Mendoza drove home three runs.

Freshman pitcher Emily Winburn earned her first collegiate victory as she allowed two runs on five hits while striking out four in a complete-game effort.