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There’s a lot riding on Smyrna High’s big homecoming showdown with Dover tonight. Both teams are fighting for an at-large berth in the DIAA Division I state tournament. Here’s our picks for all the Henlopen Conference and local college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 60-14 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 62-12 Ben Heck, […]

Smyrna, Dover battle to 0-0 field hockey tie

DOVER — Both Smyrna High and Dover High needed a win Thursday to help their state tournament profiles. It turns out, neither of them got it. Smyrna and Dover tied 0-0 in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division field hockey contest on Thursday night. Both teams had their chances to score in overtime but both defenses […]

Sussex Central tops Smyrna 31-12, Eagles’ first conference loss since 2014

GEORGETOWN — Isaac Barnes says he’s usually nervous before a big game. Not Friday night, though. Something was different for the Sussex Central High senior quarterback. Maybe it was the homefield advantage. Maybe it was the four-game winning streak the Golden Knights carried into the contest. Or maybe it was the fact it’s Barnes’ senior […]

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It’s been three-plus seasons since any team in the Henlopen Northern Division beat Smyrna High in football. But Sussex Central has probably played the Eagles as tough as anybody. Tonight, Smyrna heads to Georgetown to put its 20-game North winning streak on the line against the Golden Knights, who have registered three straight shutouts. Here’s […]

Sanchez takes the reins as Smyrna QB

SMYRNA — Before conference play started, Aidan Sanchez received a visit from Smyrna High offensive coordinator Mike Marks. Sanchez, a sophomore quarterback, had just two games under his belt at the varsity level at that point. But with Henlopen Conference Northern Division games on the schedule, it was time for Sanchez to take his game […]

Reloaded Eagles eye Henlopen volleyball title again, host CR Thursday

SMYRNA — When the Smyrna High volleyball program started 14 years ago, coach Danny Wandless set out to build something special. “My goal was to build a team that could compete for a conference title every year and get into the state tournament,” Wandless said. Fourteen years later, Wandless has done that. The Eagles are […]

Smyrna erupts to crush CR 50-14

SMYRNA — In 12 minutes of game action, Smyrna High turned a one-possession game into a running clock. The Eagles scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to pull away for a 50-14 victory over Caesar Rodney High in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division football contest on Friday night. Senior running back Stephen Whaley […]

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As the Henlopen Conference football season reaches the halfway point, here are the State News’ predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college games. Andy Walter, Delaware Stare News: 44-9 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 45-8 Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 36-17 Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 41-12 Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 41-12 Today’s high school […]

Eagles earn first win of the season

LEWES — After an unplanned Week 3 bye due to scheduling difficulties, the Smyrna High football program put up six first-half touchdowns in the team’s 53-0 shutout of Cape Henlopen Friday night. After an 0-2 start to the season, the shutout victory handed Smyrna (1-2) its first win of the season. “It’s a really important […]

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With Henlopen Conference teams opening their Northern and Southern Division schedules tonight, here’s our predictions for local high school and college games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 35-8 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 37-6 Ben Heck, Delaware State News: 28-15 Glenn Frazer, 105.9-FM: 33-10 Matt Pancek, WBOC-TV: 32-11 Today’s games High School Games start at […]