Smyrna suffers 56-52 road loss to Caravel

BEAR — The ball seemingly bounced all over the court in the final 30 seconds. It just didn’t bounce for Smyrna High to get a good shot off. The Eagles suffered a 56-52 setback on the road at Caravel in a boys’ basketball contest Friday night. It was the first nonconference matchup of the year […]

Harris’ Eagles pin his former Dover grapplers

DOVER — Aaron Harris had a match to win, but once it was over, he had so many people waiting for hugs and handshakes. Harris returned to Dover High for the first time on Wednesday night as the head wrestling coach of Smyrna High. He was previously Dover’s coach and athletic director from 2014 until […]

Torrid start keys Smyrna boys in 84-69 win over Ravens

SMYRNA — The Smyrna High boys’ basketball team opened up Tuesday’s game wanting to be aggressive toward the rim on offense. The relentless barrage for layups worked, as the Eagles scored the game’s first 16 points. Smyrna led wire-to-wire in an 84-69 victory over Sussex Tech in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest. The Eagles […]

Phillips scores career-high 18 as Sussex Tech girls top Smyrna

GEORGETOWN — She was given just one day’s notice that she’d be making the move from guard to forward ahead of the regular season opener in late November. But so far, Sussex Tech High senior Nikki Phillips has embraced the challenge that comes with a position change. In Tuesday night’s 61-43 Henlopen North win over […]

Smyrna boys basketball team adjusts after two superb seasons

SMYRNA — Most of Smyrna High’s marquee boys’ basketball players from the last couple seasons are gone. But the Eagles’ reputation remains. And that means that Smyrna’s opponents are still going to want to knock off the Eagles after losing to them the past two seasons. “I told our guys, we have a target on […]

Bucs, Eagles dominate first day of Milford Invitational

MILFORD — Host Milford and Smyrna dominated the competition as wrestlers from 12 Delaware schools hit the mats Friday night for Day 1 of the annual Milford Invitational wrestling tournament inside the crowded Milford Central Academy gymnasium. In the round robin-style tournament, the first two out of five rounds were completed Friday night, with a […]

Cape’s Marshall, Delmar’s Carr top all-state field hockey team

Cape Henlopen High’s Alia Marshall (Division I) and Delmar’s Ashlyn Carr (Division II) were named the state’s Players of the Year as the All-State Field Hockey team was announced on Wednesday. State champion Cape Henlopen had four players named to the first team in Division I while state champion Delmar had six players selected to […]

Local roundup: Dover defeats Smyrna 52-45 in girls basketball

Dover High built a nine-point halftime lead before picking up a 52-45 victory over Smyrna in Henlopen Northern Division girls’ basketball on Tuesday night. Tamyah Jones netted 19 points with Riana Sizer adding 17 for the Senators, who evened their record at 1-1. The Eagles cut Dover’s lead to 40-36 after three quarters before the […]

Smyrna’s Wormley, Woodbridge’s Keeler top All-State list

The Henlopen Conference placed 15 players on the first team and took two of the three major awards as the 2018 football All-State teams were announced on Monday by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association. Smyrna High’s Saleem Wormley was named the state’s Lineman of the Year. Woodbridge High’s Brock Keeler earned the state’s Defensive […]

Pigskin Picks

The Henlopen Conference football regular season reaches the finishes line tonight. There’s rivalries, state tournament seeding and a division title all on the line. Here’s our predictions for the local high school as well as college games being played this weekend: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 83-24 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 84-23 Ben Heck, […]