Former Hen Daly transferring to St. Joseph’s

NEWARK — In the end, family won out for Ryan Daly. The former Delaware basketball standout announced on social media that he’s transferring to St. Joseph’s for the final two seasons of his college career. Both Daly’s father, Brian, and his grandfather, Jim Boyle, played for the Hawks. Boyle was also St. Joe’s head coach […]

Dover girls excited for final game as Gold stars

DOVER — When the regular season ended, they knew there was a pretty good chance they weren’t going to make the state tournament. Still, until the DIAA girls’ basketball tourney bracket was officially announced, Dover High’s players didn’t want to think they were definitely out. “We were still keeping our hopes up,” said senior Ashley […]

Smyrna seniors get one last game together

  DOVER — Caleb Matthews isn’t going to lie. Three days isn’t nearly enough time to wash away the pain of Smyrna High’s 60-49 loss to St. Elizabeth in the DIAA boys’ basketball state championship game on Saturday. “Usually, during the season, it will take maybe a day or two (to get over a loss) […]

St. E’s stops Smyrna’s bid for a second state title

  NEWARK — Smyrna High’s boys’ basketball players had been here so many times before. With 6:26 left in the fourth quarter, the Eagles were hanging onto a four-point lead. It wasn’t a big advantage. But defending state champion Smyrna had almost always found a way to make those kind of leads stand up in […]

Tough ending to memorable run for Matthews, Eagles

  NEWARK — Four trips to the quarterfinals, two state championship appearances and one state title — that’s what this Smyrna High boys’ basketball team has accomplished in the last four seasons. And yet, as the Eagles waited to receive their runner-up medals, none of that seemed to matter. A somber locker room greeted the […]

Veasley-Johnson a big addition for Smyrna

SMYRNA — When Nalik Veasley-Johnson first arrived at Smyrna High, he quickly found out about the athletic programs. “I heard football was about to threepeat and basketball won a championship last year,” he said. “So I was like, ‘Oh, they’re good at sports.’” And liked what he heard. After moving from North Carolina, Veasley-Johnson has […]

Bloodsworth making the most of second chance

  NEWARK — Greg Bloodsworth didn’t go up to watch last year’s state championship game. He just couldn’t. Knowing that he and his St. Thomas More boys’ basketball teammates might have been playing for the title if it weren’t for a last-second foul call against Caravel was just too much for the junior point guard […]

Roundup: Hornets lose to Aggies, Hens’ Mascaro earns CAA award

NORFOLK, Va. — This season was a pretty forgettable one for the Delaware State men’s basketball program. Still, the Hornets didn’t let their season go without a fight on Monday night. No. 13 DelState took fourth-seeded North Carolina A&T to overtime before falling to the Aggies, 62-61, in the first round of the MEAC Tournament […]

Smyrna High staff helped ID suspect in basketball brawl

  MILFORD — Assisted by school personnel, police said an 18-year-old Smyrna man was identified in a melee that prematurely ended last week’s high school boys’ basketball game between Smyrna and Cape Henlopen at Milford High. In an arrest affidavit, an investigating Milford Police officer said he reviewed gymnasium video footage with Smryna High staff […]

Two more suspects answer charges in basketball brawl

  MILFORD — An 18-year-old Smyrna man was prohibited from attending any high school basketball games in Delaware after being charged with disorderly conduct following a brawl at Milford High last Thursday night, police said Monday. Tahraan Hughes turned himself in to Milford Police and was presented through Justice of the Peace Court 2 in […]