Youth sports leagues get ready to return to the fields

DOVER — After being stuck on the sidelines for nearly three months, youth sports are making their return in June. Youth sports were allowed on a limited practice-only basis beginning on June 1 — the first phase of Delaware’s reopening from the shutdown put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. With the state […]

Smith’s go-ahead HR lifts District III to Senior World Series finals

ROXANA – She was 1-for-9 in her previous nine at bats, but when Couri Smith stepped up to the plate in the top of the seventh she had only one thing in mind. The leadoff hitter just wanted to get on base any way she could. Instead, she drilled an inside pitch deep over the […]

Roundup: Camden-Wyoming earns Division I victory over M.O.T. in 8-10 baseball

Camden-Wyoming edged M.O.T., 8-7, on Sunday evening to capture the District I championship in the 8-10 baseball tournament. The title gives Camden-Wyoming a berth in the three-team state tournament, which starts on Tuesday in Milton. Milton is the District III champion. Camden-Wyoming finished 4-1 in the District I tournament, including a 2-1 mark against M.O.T. […]

Speak Out: Laurel Little League controversy

Just 12 hours before they were scheduled to hit the road, the Laurel Major League softball all-stars received word that they had been disqualified from the East Regional tournament. Little League handed down the penalty because the organization deemed a player did not live within its boundary map for Laurel Little League. • I would […]

Smyrna-Clayton grabs Senior League softball title

MIDDLETOWN — After falling just short of a district title for the last three years, Smyrna-Clayton Little League finally made it over the hump. With a pair of consecutive wins over Milford on Sunday, the Smyrna-Clayton all-stars nabbed the District I Senior League softball title at M.O.T. Little League. Coming out of the loser’s bracket […]

Roundup: Smyrna-Clayton cruises past M.O.T in Major League softball tourney

Smyrna-Clayton opened the Major League softball District I tournament with a 12-2 victory over M.O.T. on Sunday evening. Smyrna-Clayton hosts Camden-Wyoming today at 7 p.m. in the three-team, double-elimination tourney. M.O.T. will play again on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the loser of today’s contest. The finals are slated for Wednesday evening. Machine Pitch Camden-Wyoming […]

Local roundup: Rigby hurls Riders past Knights 7-1

Ryan Rigby struck out seven batters in six innings to lead the Caesar Rodney High baseball team to a 7-1 win over Sussex Central High in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division matchup on Friday afternoon. Chris Friend’s home run paced the Rider offense. Mason Brewer added a pair of doubles while Trey Jones had a […]

FROM THE SPORTS EDITOR: Milton takes another shot at Series dream

Paris Mitchell has a lot of things on his mind right now. But the Milton Little League baseball manager says ‘Williamsport,’ really isn’t one of them. The only thing Mitchell knows is that he’s got to get his squad up to Bristol, Connecticut and ready to play by next weekend. The promised land of Williamsport, […]

Jarrell fans 8 in Cape/Georgetown’s Jr Baseball title win

MILLSBORO — In Saturday night’s Junior League championship match-up against Smyrna/Clayton, starting pitcher Mike Jarrell wasn’t afraid to attack the strike zone early and often. “I know in Little League there’s pitch counts, so I just had to keep my pitch count low and go right after them,” he said. “There are some tough kids […]

C-W earns 8-9-10-year old state baseball crown

Camden-Wyoming captured the 8-9-10-years old state baseball championship on Saturday night. Camden-Wyoming defeated Lower Sussex 9-4 at Canal Little League to finish the tournament unbeaten. Camden-Wyoming advances to the East Regional which is hosted in Cranston, Rhode Island next week. American Legion Post-10 Generals 6, Fox Post-2 3: The Dover-area squad suffered its second loss […]