Milford pins Bulldogs 68-6 in state title rematch

MILFORD — Before Wednesday night’s Henlopen South dual-meet between Laurel High and Milford High even truly got underway, the Buccaneers had already built up an 18-point lead. A trio of Laurel forfeits in the 195, 220 and 285-pound matches to begin the meet led to the early 18-0 lead, and Milford used that momentum to […]

From the sports editor: Waller lived role of a hero

Ben Sirman said he couldn’t have been standing more than a couple feet away from Ron Waller at the time. Waller, the Laurel High football superstar, was lined up in punt formation, almost at the very back of the end zone. And Sirman was just a kid who, like the rest of the people in […]

Laurel football legend Waller passes away at 85

Countless Delaware high school football players have dreamed of making it to the NFL. But Ron Waller was one of the first Delawareans to actually live that dream. A star running back at Laurel High, Waller was a standout for the University of Maryland before lining up in the Los Angeles Rams’ backfield in the […]

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The Henlopen Conference football regular season reaches the finishes line tonight. There’s rivalries, state tournament seeding and a division title all on the line. Here’s our predictions for the local high school as well as college games being played this weekend: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 83-24 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 84-23 Ben Heck, […]

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It’s week nine of the high school football season and again weather could be an issue with a few schools moving up the starting  time of their games to try to avoid the forecast storm. Here’s our predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 73-22 Tim […]

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There’s a lot riding on Smyrna High’s big homecoming showdown with Dover tonight. Both teams are fighting for an at-large berth in the DIAA Division I state tournament. Here’s our picks for all the Henlopen Conference and local college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 60-14 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 62-12 Ben Heck, […]

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It’s been three-plus seasons since any team in the Henlopen Northern Division beat Smyrna High in football. But Sussex Central has probably played the Eagles as tough as anybody. Tonight, Smyrna heads to Georgetown to put its 20-game North winning streak on the line against the Golden Knights, who have registered three straight shutouts. Here’s […]

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As the Henlopen Conference football season reaches the halfway point, here are the State News’ predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college games. Andy Walter, Delaware Stare News: 44-9 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 45-8 Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 36-17 Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 41-12 Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 41-12 Today’s high school […]

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With Henlopen Conference teams opening their Northern and Southern Division schedules tonight, here’s our predictions for local high school and college games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 35-8 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 37-6 Ben Heck, Delaware State News: 28-15 Glenn Frazer, 105.9-FM: 33-10 Matt Pancek, WBOC-TV: 32-11 Today’s games High School Games start at […]

Young Laurel team determined to compete in the South

LAUREL — The last two years have been about the same for the Laurel High football team. Both had 4-6 records and both finished in the middle of the pack in the Henlopen Conference Southern Division. With a younger core mixed with a handful of veterans, the Bulldogs are looking to get back into the […]