Smyrna reaches softball state finals: Eagles blank Charter 8-0, face Appoquinimink Saturday for title

SMYRNA — Smyrna High’s softball players are well aware that state tournament seeding means nothing once the game starts. The Eagles learned that lesson the hard way a year ago when, seeded sixth, they were knocked off by No. 11 Milford in the first round. This time, second-seeded Smyrna took care of business, blanking No. […]

Smyrna nips Lake Forest 3-1 to reach softball state semifinals

SMYRNA — A pair of first-inning runs for Smyrna High was all it would take for the Eagles to earn a trip to the state semifinals. Senior starting pitcher Jessica Anderson’s 5.1 innings of four-hit ball and an all-around solid defensive effort led No. 2 Smyrna to a 3-1 victory over No. 10 Lake Forest […]

Anderson goes 6 hitless innings as Smyrna tops Polytech 4-1 in softball tournament opener

SMYRNA — Senior Jessica Anderson pitched six hitless innings to start and Smyrna High needed all of them in a 4-1 state tournament softball win over Polytech Monday afternoon. It wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth that the second-seeded Eagles broke open a scoreless tie with four runs to establish control in the first […]

Dover boys, Smyrna girls repeat as Henlopen track champions

FELTON — Two teams repeated as champions at the Henlopen Conference track and field meet held at Lake Forest High on Friday. Dover High won the boys’ title with 160.5 team points ahead of second-place Polytech (108). It was the second year in a row for the Senators, who have won the boys’ championship a […]

Smyrna boys rally past CR in 8-5 victory

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  CAMDEN — The Smyrna High baseball team had been knocking on the door all day. In the final two innings, the Eagles finally blew the door down. Smyrna scored all of its runs in the sixth and seventh innings to earn an 8-5 victory at Caesar Rodney High in Henlopen Conference Northern Division baseball […]

Roundup: Smyrna earns 13th win in a row with 11-1 victory over CR

Smyrna High stretched its winning streak to 13 games in a row with an 11-1 victory over Caesar Rodney in Henlopen Conference softball on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles (16-1 overall) took control with five runs in the second inning before out-hitting the Riders, 13-5. Kaelyn Press homered for Smyrna with Jessica Anderson pitching a five-hitter. […]

Local roundup: Riders defeat Smyrna 5-0, Cape tops Polytech 2-0 in North soccer

Macy Ramsey and Jessie Prillaman each netted two goals and an assist as Caesar Rodney High blanked Smyrna, 5-0, in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division girls’ soccer matchup on Thursday evening. The victory puts the Riders (4-0 North, 10-1 overall) in control of the division. Every other team in the North has at least two […]

Local roundup: Rider girls edge Smyrna, Dover boys nip Sussex Tech

Lillian Ayers scored five goals and Kacie Cava netted four as the Caesar Rodney High girls’ lacrosse team edged Smyrna High 14-11 in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest Wednesday afternoon. Eibhlin Steele also had a pair of goals for the Riders. The game was tied 6-6 at halftime before the Riders outscored Smyrna 8-5 […]

Local roundup: Smyrna tops Lake Forest 8-6 in boys lax

Five different players scored goals as Smyrna High topped Lake Forest, 8-6, in boys’ lacrosse on Friday afternoon. Senior Jonathan Guzman netted three goals and an assist as the Eagles evened their record at 3-3. Dakota Kerr added two goals with Jared Mullen, Matthew Miller and Cullen Porter accounting for Smyrna’s other goals. Miller made […]

Velazquez, Senators slug past Smyrna 9-5

DOVER — The ball left Dom Velazquez’s bat and the Dover High sophomore sprinted out of the batter’s box thinking double. Then he looked up. This ball wasn’t coming back. Velazquez homered and tripled in the later innings to help the Senators earn a 9-5 victory over Smyrna High in Henlopen Conference Northern Division baseball […]