Local roundup: Eagles’ Giampietro 3rd at Ironman tourney

Gabe Giampietro of Smyrna High finished third in the 106-pound bracket at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman wrestling tournament on Saturday night. Giampietro was seeded fifth in his weight class and reached the semifinals before he suffered his first loss of the tournament to top-seeded Marc-Anthony McGowan of Blair Academy (N.J.). Giampietro then won via pin […]

Local roundup: Sylvester scores 22 as Smyrna defeats Milford 76-57

Smyrna High opened up a 24-point lead after three quarters before registering a 76-57 win over Milford in Henlopen North boys’ basketball on Friday night. Nashon Sylvester netted 22 points for the Eagles with Brandon Smith adding 17 and Elijah Credle scoring 10. Smyrna (2-1 in the North and overall) went 18-of-27 from the foul […]

Wrestling Notes: After winning Ray Oliver, Ironman next for Smyrna’s top wrestlers

SMYRNA — The wrestling season is young but the Smyrna High wrestling squad has already taken home some hardware. The Eagles won the team title at the 47th annual Ray Oliver Tournament last weekend at McDonogh School in Maryland. It was a strong showing across the board for Delaware teams with six individual champions coming […]

Smyrna boys rally to edge Ravens 63-54 in hoop opener

SMYRNA — Heading into the fourth quarter, it was anyone’s game. In a span of just over three minutes, Smyrna High turned a slim two-point lead into a double-digit advantage. From there, the Eagles hit a handful of free throws down the stretch to cruise to a 63-54 season-opening boys’ basketball victory over Sussex Tech […]

Smyrna linebacker Debo Williams wins Defensive Player of Year All-State award

SMYRNA — Darryl “Debo” Williams was already leaving Smyrna High as the most decorated defender in school history. The senior linebacker added another accolade on Monday. Williams became the first Smyrna player to win the state’s Defensive Player of the Year award as the All-State teams were announced by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association. […]

Middletown erupts for 48-28 D-I semifinal win over Smyrna

MIDDLETOWN — With about eight minutes left, it was anybody’s game to win. The score was tied and Smyrna and Middletown High had combined for just one second-half touchdown. Then somehow, the two squads erupted for 36 points in a span of less than two minutes. The second-seeded Cavaliers reeled off 28 of those points […]

Plenty of rematches on tap in football semifinals

Every team wants to be playing better by the end of the season than it was at the beginning. Smyrna High’s football team just seems to be especially good at it lately. In both 2015 and ‘17, the Eagles avenged early-season losses with wins in the state tournament. That will be Smyrna’s goal again today […]

Smyrna pounds Sallies 52-32 in Division I football tourney quarterfinals

SMYRNA — Smyrna High and Salesianum are no strangers to high-scoring football games. Everybody remembers the 132-point slugfest the two squads played in 2015. But Friday’s game might be a close second. Luckily for the third-seeded Eagles, they scored the first 30 points of the night and then finally prevailed, 52-32, over No. 6 Salesianum […]

Smyrna QB has put scary hit behind him

SMYRNA — Just a few minutes earlier, Aidan Sanchez was laying flat on his back in the middle of a football field. But, as he was being transported by an ambulance to the hospital, there was only one thing the Smyrna High quarterback wanted to know. “I kept asking for game updates,” said Sanchez. “The […]

CR boys, Smyrna girls place top three at state cross country championships

FELTON — After taking a fall during the race, Josephine Ledford recovered and made up for her lost time. The Lake Forest High sophomore was still able to place 11th in the Division II girls’ race during Saturday afternoon’s DIAA cross country state championship meet at Killens Pond State Park. “I was OK,” said Ledford. […]