Milford defeats Caravel 37-30 to grab 6th straight Division II dual meet wrestling state title

SMYRNA — Evonte Bennett has been primarily a junior varsity wrestler throughout his career at Milford High, filling a spot in the starting lineup occasionally when an extra wrestler is needed. But the senior stepped onto the mat in the 285-pound bout Saturday night and made the most of his opportunity. Bennett made quick work […]

Wrestling notebook: Expanded dual-meet state tournament opens today

The DIAA dual meet state wrestling tournament begins today with a twist. An extra day has been added to the Division I and Division II tournament schedule. The first-round bye for the top two seeds has also been eliminated. Instead the tournaments have been expanded to eight teams for the first time. The quarterfinals are […]

Sample’s go-ahead bucket leads Spartan boys past Bucs

FELTON — Jene Sample grabbed rebound after rebound in the second half Thursday night, but none of them were as crucial as his offensive rebound with 19 seconds remaining in the game. The Lake Forest High senior leaped into the air, grabbed a two-handed rebound and laid in the go-ahead bucket of the Spartans’ 60-59 […]

Local roundup: Smyrna, Milford earn top seeds in dual meet state tournaments

The Smyrna High and Milford High wrestling teams earned the top overall seeds for the DIAA dual meet state tournaments, it was announced on Wednesday night. Smyrna is the No. 1 seed in Division I while Milford is the top seed in Division II. A combined eight Henlopen Conference teams made the tournament with four […]

Bucs grab fifth South wrestling title in last six years

MILFORD — After a one-year absence, the Milford High wrestling program finds itself back at the top of its division. The host Bucs collected six pins to earn a 49-19 dual meet win over Woodbridge High Wednesday night to grab their fifth Henlopen Conference Southern Division title in the last six years. Milford (12-1, 6-0 […]

Local roundup: Smyrna nips Milford 61-60 in boys hoops

Smyrna High edged Milford, 61-60, in boys’ basketball on Tuesday night. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Eagles, who improved to 7-10. The Buccaneers, who had a five-game winning streak ended, fall to 12-4. Milford plays a 6:15 p.m. game at Lake Forest on Thursday in a showdown that could decide the […]

Bucs keep pace in South with 70-59 victory over Woodbridge

BRIDGEVILLE — Milford High coach Lamarr Shorts has been preparing his boys’ basketball team for a game like this all season. In Thursday night’s physical, fast-paced road contest at Woodbridge High, the Bucs came away with a 70-59 victory to remain at the top of Henlopen Conference Southern Division standings. The Bucs extended their win […]

Milford wrestlers pick up 42-19 dual meet win over Vikings

LEWES — Jordan Passwaters started it, Trent Grant and Jack Thode finished it. The visiting Milford High wrestling squad picked up a 42-19 dual meet win over host Cape Henlopen High Wednesday night, using a trio of pins from Passwaters, Grant and Thode to cement the late-season, 23-point win. “Cape has a real nice team, […]

Local basketball notebook: Senior-laden Milford boys sit at 10-3 overall

MILFORD — Lamarr Shorts wasn’t sure what do with his roster when the season started. On one hand, if he put too many seniors on Milford High’s varsity boys’ basketball team, it was going to make it more difficult to develop the underclassmen. But Shorts also remembered that, in his last season playing for Milford, […]

Knights earn 37-30 dual meet win over Bucs

GEORGETOWN — The Sussex Central High wrestling team battled for a hard-fought dual meet win over Milford High, 37-30, Friday night to improve to 7-1 overall. The Golden Knights used eight individual wins, including three pins and a forfeit, to defeat the defending Division II state champions and avenge last year’s 29-28 regular season loss […]