Smyrna tops Dover 36-26 for 4th straight victory

DOVER — Nobody’s saying they’re playing at a Will Knight-Nolan Henderson level just yet. But as far as Smyrna High running back-quarterback duos go, Wayne Knight and Aidan Sanchez are starting to make a name for themselves, too. Sanchez threw for three touchdowns while Knight ran for two and passed for another as the Eagles […]

Indian River improves to 10-0 with shutout of Smyrna

SMYRNA – If Indian River High’s field hockey squad had been flying under the radar this season, they certainly aren’t anymore. The Indians picked up its second consecutive road shutout with a 6-0 statement win over Smyrna High Tuesday afternoon. The win improves unbeaten IR’s record to 10-0 ahead of this Saturday afternoon’s showdown with […]

Smyrna shuts out Sussex Tech 28-0

SMYRNA — When Smyrna High won three Division I state championships in a row recently, the Eagles were known as an offensive juggernaut. This year, Smyrna is winning games thanks to its defense. The Eagles shut out Sussex Tech to pick up a 28-0 victory in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest on Friday night. […]

From the sports editor: Smyrna QB OK after scary hit

Mike Judy went through a few head injuries himself as a player. So the Smyrna High football coach didn’t really know what was going through Aidan Sanchez’ mind when he ran out to check on his quarterback Friday night. Sanchez lay motionless after being run over by a Salesianum defender. He made the tackle after […]

Eagles top unbeaten Salesianum 18-10

SMYRNA — A couple weeks ago, Smyrna High’s football team was winless two games into its schedule. This morning, the Eagles are 2-2 and clearly feeling a lot better about themselves after toppling previously-unbeaten Salesianum, 18-10, on Friday night. Smyrna’s defense surrendered only a first-quarter touchdown to the Sals (3-1) before shutting them out in […]

Local roundup: For 2nd straight year, Dover and Smyrna play to 0-0 hockey tie

For the second consecutive season, there was nothing separating the Dover High and Smyrna High field hockey teams. The Senators and Eagles played to a 0-0 draw on Thursday. The 2018 contest between the two also ended in a scoreless draw. Dover out-shot Smyrna 14-5 and held a 16-11 edge in penalty corners on Thursday. […]

Smyrna has to hold its ground vs. Sallies

SMYRNA — Masen Wilson was in the Delaware Stadium stands that afternoon. An eighth-grader at the time, his big brother, Larsen, and his Smyrna High football teammates were trying to win a Division I state title on Dec. 5, 2015. And, like every other Eagles’ fan, he can still see linebacker Elijah Hutchinson bursting through […]

Battle-tested Eagles prefer playing tough opponents in volleyball

SMYRNA — The Smyrna High volleyball team has always challenged itself during the nonconference portion of its schedule over the last decade. The Eagles aren’t satisfied with Henlopen Conference championships. They want to be able to compete when they reach the state tournament. This year is no different as Smyrna faced Archmere Academy, St. Mark’s […]

Knight, Eagles top defending Division I state champion Knights

SMYRNA — Wayne Knight had practiced the play all week but was not sure if the Smyrna High football team would end up using it on Friday night. When the play call came in, Knight knew it would be wide-open. The Smyrna High sophomore running back just had to execute. Known for his running touchdowns, […]

Local roundup: Smyrna volleyball beats DMA for first time since 2011

Smyrna High won the final two games to pull away to a 3-1 victory over Delaware Military in a non-conference volleyball match on Tuesday evening. The Eagles won by scores of 25-19, 20-25, 25-10, 25-21 to improve to 3-2. Smyrna had lost to the Seahawks seven years in a row, with its last victory over […]