Woodbridge’s defense steps up in 16-0 win over Laurel

LAUREL — If it is possible to have a better defensive performance than a shutout, Woodbridge High might have found one on Friday night. Not only did the Blue Raiders hold Laurel High scoreless, they prevented the Bulldogs from earning a single first down. “Holy smokes,” said Woodbridge coach Jed Bell. “Wow, That’s big time.” […]

Bulldogs ahead of schedule

LAUREL — When he was hired as Laurel High’s football coach last year, Joey Jones had a timetable in his head. Given the number of young players in the program, he figured the Bulldogs might really put things together in the fall of 2021. But Jones may have been a little off in his estimate. […]

3-point spree lifts CR past Laurel 95-65 into boys quarterfinals

LAUREL — The green light is always on for the Caesar Rodney High boys’ basketball team. And the Riders aren’t shy about letting the ball fly. Caesar Rodney drained 12 three-pointers on its way to a 95-65 victory at fourth seed Laurel High in the second round of the DIAA state tournament on Thursday night. […]

Bulldogs win first Henlopen South boys basketball crown since 2003

FELTON — It might be a distant memory now, but Laurel High boys’ basketball coach Kevin Walmsley remembers how the Bulldogs’ season started. The first six days featured two losses, including a 32-point defeat at Woodbridge High in Laurel’s first key Henlopen Conference Southern Division contest of the year. “It was a long bus ride […]

Lake Forest routs Laurel 41-0 in home finale

FELTON — If this is the last football game played at Lake Forest High this season, the Spartans gave their fans something to remember. With a victory already in the bag, Kade Collins walked it off in style. Collins returned an interception 76 yards for a touchdown as time expired to seal a 41-0 shutout […]

Local roundup: Laurel football team edges Indian River 27-21 in overtime

Laurel High outlasted Indian River, 27-21, in overtime to earn a Henlopen Conference Southern Division football victory on Saturday afternoon. The win was the third in a row for the Bulldogs (1-0 South, 3-3 overall), who were celebrating homecoming. IR is 1-2 in the South, 1-5 overall. Bricen Sanders scored the winning touchdown on a […]

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 […]

Pigskin Picks

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, […]