Canal edges M.O.T. to force second title game

MIDDLETOWN — As soon as Doron Griffin smacked the ball toward right field, he liked what he saw. “I knew it was fair,” said the Canal Little Leaguer. “I could tell off the bat when I hit it. It felt good. “Ian (Fyfe) was on second. I knew he was to going score as soon […]

M.O.T advances to ML baseball state finals

M.O.T. downed Brandywine, 11-3, on Sunday evening to advance to the Major League baseball state finals. M.O.T. (3-0) will host the championship game today at 6 p.m. If it loses, a second title game will be played on Wednesday. Canal was slated to face Brandywine in the losers’ bracket finals. In Sunday’s win, Logan Peters […]

Despite no World Series, Little Leaguers still excited for states

MIDDLETOWN — Everybody’s got a lot on their minds right now. But that’s what Chris Short likes about having Little League baseball this summer. The Milford Major League baseball all-star manager said the game gives people something else to think about for just a little bit. “All this COVID stuff — whether it’s your job […]

Youth sports volunteer: After 60 years at Dover LL, Coker keeps coming back

DOVER — Ed Coker was only 16 when his life changed forever. That’s when his family’s Dover home burned down. Everyone made it out OK but the accident, in 1951, meant that Coker had to quit high school and start working. The second oldest of 11 children, he had to get a job to help […]

Youth volunteer: Greco helps keep Dover Little League running

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Delaware State News would like to feature some of the volunteers who keep youth sports going downstate.This week, Betty Greco of Dover Little League was nominated. If you would like to nominate someone, e-mail their name and some background information to sports@newszap.com. DOVER — Betty Greco has never coached a Little League […]

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 […]