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 […]

From the sports editor: Wilson’s comeback really was a miracle

Octavion Wilson didn’t know what was going on with his body. The numbness just seemed to pop up anywhere at any time. “I started losing feeling in my upper leg, in my lower leg,” the former Milford High football player explained. “I mean I lost feeling in my lips and teeth one day, It was […]

Local roundup: Milford wrestlers defeat Central 48-21

Milford High collected six pins en route to a 48-21 victory over Sussex Central in their Henlopen North wrestling showdown on Wednesday evening. The win keeps the Buccaneers undefeated at 5-0 in the North, 19-0 overall. Bevinsky Augustin registered a 58-second pin at 195 pounds for Milford’s quickest fall of the match. Also winning by […]

Wrestling notebook: Milford’s Thode, Grant win at Shore girls’ tourney

The War on the Shore wrestling tournament celebrated another year this past weekend, hosted by Stephen Decatur High in Maryland. And for the first time ever, the event held its first ever girls’ tournament. Two Milford High girls earned championships at the event. Freshman Emily Thode won the 101-107-pound title while sophomore Brooklyn Grant was […]

Local roundup: Panthers outscore Bucs by 18 in 4th for 55-54 North win

Polytech High out-scored Milford by 18 points in the fourth quarter to shock the Buccaneers, 55-54, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ basketball on Friday night. Milford led 47-30 going into the final eight minutes only to have the Panthers finish the contest on a 25-7 run. The Bucs led, 15-4, after the first quarter. […]