Delmar tops Padua 6-2 for 6th straight softball win

DELMAR — Ashlyn Tapman was unfazed by the 25-30 miles per hour gusts of wind swirling across the softball diamond on Monday. The Delmar High freshman starting pitcher tossed a complete game with four strikeouts in the Wildcats’ 6-2 comeback win over Padua Academy. The nonconference victory extends Delmar’s win streak to six games. “It […]

Local roundup: Burawski hurls Panthers by Delmar 3-2

Katie Burawski struck out 12 batters for Polytech High as the Panthers earned a 3-2 victory over Delmar High in softball on Friday afternoon. Kylie Nagle recorded a pair of hits to lead the Panthers (1-1). Brianna Stevenson and Hailey Wich also had a hit apiece for Polytech. Madison Lemon tripled and scored a run […]

Eight-run rally lifts Wildcats past Panthers

WOODSIDE — All it takes is one hit to spark a rally. Luke Waters provided the hit that sparked an eight-run sixth inning rally for the Delmar High baseball team Friday night. “We knew we needed a spark and we had to get each other up, but we just needed someone to start it,” said […]

Sophomore Kimbrough-Roach scores 30 to lead Lake Forest boys past Delmar

FELTON — Kaheim Kimbrough-Roach was firing on all cylinders Thursday night. The Lake Forest High sophomore forward dropped a career-high 30 points and was a force under the basket both offensively and defensively as the Spartans rolled to a 75-52 win over Delmar High. “I thought he was outstanding,” said Lake coach Michael Starkey. “I […]

Cape’s Marshall, Delmar’s Carr top all-state field hockey team

Cape Henlopen High’s Alia Marshall (Division I) and Delmar’s Ashlyn Carr (Division II) were named the state’s Players of the Year as the All-State Field Hockey team was announced on Wednesday. State champion Cape Henlopen had four players named to the first team in Division I while state champion Delmar had six players selected to […]

Pigskin Picks

Both of tonight’s DIAA football semifinal matchups are rematches of showdowns that decided the Henlopen Conference division titles. This times, though, the stakes are higher, with berths in the Division I and II state title games on the line for Sussex Central and Dover as well as Woodbridge and Dover. Here’s our predictions for this […]

Tourney QB: Delmar’s Trader shines again during Division II playoffs

DELMAR — History has repeated itself at Delmar High eerily enough. For the second year in a row, injuries have made Dante Trader the starting quarterback for the postseason. And the defending Division II champions would have no problem if this year followed the same script as 2017 did. Trader quarterbacked the sixth-seeded Wildcats into […]

Delmar ousts Archmere in D-II tournament opener, Woodbridge rematch next

CLAYMONT — The longest possible drive in the state from high school to high school was no match for the Delmar High football team. The Wildcats earned a road victory, 38-10, over third-seeded Archmere Academy in the first round of the DIAA Division II football state tournament on Saturday afternoon. The six-seeded Wildcats will have […]

Three-peat: Delmar blanks Caravel 5-0 for Division II field hockey championship

NEWARK — Delmar High’s field hockey team wasn’t perfect this fall. The Wildcats did allow one goal, after all. Other than that, however, top-seeded Delmar didn’t do much wrong all season as it made it three state championships in a row with a commanding 5-0 victory over No. 2 Caravel in the DIAA Division II […]

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There’s only a handful of local football games on the schedule this week, but all of them are big ones – especially with the start of the DIAA Division I and II state tournaments. Here’s the State News’ predictions for the local high school and college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 86-29 Tim […]