Athlete of the Week: Milford’s Strassle makes a name for himself in golf

(EDITOR’S NOTE: With the high school spring sports season canceled, we’re going to continue our Athlete of the Week feature with a little different format. We’re going to recognize a downstate senior athlete by sport for their career accomplishments. This week, Milford High’s Josh Strassle won our readers’ poll for golf.) MILFORD — This may […]

After a detour, Greenly thrilled to be back on field

MILFORD — Bryce Greenly would have been excited if any college baseball program was talking to him. After all, he was only a Milford High freshman at the time. But this was Virginia, which captured the NCAA Division I national championship the year before. “You get talking to a coach who just won the College […]

Reichhold is a player Bucs could count on

MILFORD — From a baseball standpoint, Chad Reichhold should have been terrified. Here he was, just a freshman pitcher for Milford High’s baseball team, entering a game with Cape Henlopen that was 1-1 in the fifth inning. Reichhold remembers he had to face three Vikings who were already committed to Division I colleges. “I was […]

Athlete of the Week: Lacrosse is family tradition for Bucs’ Christie

(EDITOR’S NOTE: With the high school sports world on hold, we’re going to continue our Athlete of the Week feature with a little different format. We’re going to recognize a downstate senior athlete by sport for their career accomplishments. This week, Milford High’s Conor Christie won our readers’ poll for boys’ lacrosse.) MILFORD — In […]

Hard work pays off for Milford’s Grant

MILFORD — Trenton Grant wanted to make wrestling a priority this season. And the results on the mat have followed. The Milford High junior celebrated the first Henlopen Conference championship of his career last weekend. Grant also is seed first in the 126-pound weight class at the DIAA individual state wrestling tournament which will be […]

Smyrna repeats as Division I wrestling champ: Mullen’s OT win lifts Eagles by Bucs 36-34

SMYRNA — Bryce Mullen is the first to admit, he was having a hard time catching his breath. But with a state title on the line, Mullen was going to do all he could to push through. Mullen earned a sudden victory in the first period of overtime to lift Smyrna High to a 36-34 […]

Roundup: Milford wrestlers heading to semifinals with win over Sussex Tech

Milford High won 12 of the 14 matches, including five pins, to earn a 55-7 victory over Sussex Tech in the first round of the Division I state dual meet wrestling tournament on Wednesday night. The second-seeded Buccaneers will face No. 3 Salesianum on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the semifinals, hosted by Smyrna High. […]

Milford considers policy for protecting undocumented students

MILFORD — A policy seeking to protect undocumented students came before Milford’s school board with the goal to establish a protocol if an immigration officer were to come to a school. “I think about my own experience when I was growing up. I had that mental kind of burden that, maybe when I came home, […]

Eagles defeat Bucs 45-25 for Henlopen North wrestling crown

SMYRNA — After every win in the middle of the lineup, Smyrna High’s wrestlers would turn to the crowd and ask for more noise. First was Amir Pierce with a pin, then Isaiah Jenkins with a decision. Joey Natarcola, Bryce Mullen and Nathan Lesniczak followed with three more pins and each one implored the fans […]

Local roundup: Messick’s pin lifts Bucs by Riders 35-29

Corey Messick’s pin in the night’s final match gave Milford High a dramatic 35-29 victory over Caesar Rodney in a Henlopen North wrestling showdown on Wednesday evening. In the match-ending 113-pound bout, Messick pinned the Riders’ Cameron Cataldi in 2:41 to break a 29-29 tie and keep the Buccaneers (6-0 North, 20-0 overall) undefeated. CR […]