Smyrna repeats as Division I wrestling champ: Mullen’s OT win lifts Eagles by Bucs 36-34

SMYRNA — Bryce Mullen is the first to admit, he was having a hard time catching his breath. But with a state title on the line, Mullen was going to do all he could to push through. Mullen earned a sudden victory in the first period of overtime to lift Smyrna High to a 36-34 […]

Wrestling notebook: Smyrna and Caravel looking tough in dual meet tournaments

SMYRNA — The DIAA dual meet state tournaments always can be unpredictable. But this year there are a couple of heavy favorites. Smyrna High and Caravel Academy are the top seeds and front-runners for the Division I and Division II state titles respectively. So far, the tournament has gone all chalk. The action resumes Saturday […]

Salako’s buzzer putback gives Smyrna win over Caesar Rodney

CAMDEN — Olumuyiwa “Moo” Salako had the ball in his hands, five seconds left on the clock and his Smyrna High team down by a point. He took a quick look around and realized all of his teammates were covered. So Salako only had one option. “I was just looking for the best shot,” he […]

Eagles defeat Bucs 45-25 for Henlopen North wrestling crown

SMYRNA — After every win in the middle of the lineup, Smyrna High’s wrestlers would turn to the crowd and ask for more noise. First was Amir Pierce with a pin, then Isaiah Jenkins with a decision. Joey Natarcola, Bryce Mullen and Nathan Lesniczak followed with three more pins and each one implored the fans […]

Athlete of the Week: Demitri Carter, Smyrna High

Smyrna High runner Demitri Carter is this week’s Delaware State News Athlete of the Week. The sophomore posted the fastest time in the state this winter in the 200-meter dash with a clocking of 22.22 seconds at the Ocean Breeze Invitational last week. At the same meet, Carter also recorded the second-best time this winter […]

Powerful Eagles dominate Riders 59-16

CAMDEN — The Smyrna High wrestling team knows everyone is gunning to knock them off this year. The defending Division I dual meet state champions welcome that pressure. The Eagles won another dual meet Friday night, downing rival Caesar Rodney High 59-16 in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest. Smyrna remained unbeaten against Delaware competition, […]

Smyrna wrestlers pin Salesianum 46-19

SMYRNA — Banged-up or not, the Smyrna High wrestling train keeps rolling. The Eagles downed previously unbeaten Salesianum School 46-19 in a nonconference dual meet at home Saturday night. Smyrna remained unbeaten against Delaware opponents and improved to 7-2. “Coach doesn’t let us get complacent,” said senior 182-pounder J.T. Davis. “We don’t focus on how […]

Senators take first lead with 40 seconds left, rally to top Eagles 76-69

SMYRNA — The deficit hovered around seven points for most of the night. It was high as 14 points one time, and low as a point another. But as long as there’s time left on the clock, the Dover High basketball team does not go away. “I never count our team out.” said Dover coach […]

Eagles notch 8th straight victory with win over Caesar Rodney

SMYRNA — Brandon Smith took the outlet pass, checked on the defender and dribbled hard to the rim. Smith knew this layup was going to go down. “I feel like if I get an outlet and it’s one-on-one, I’m going to make it every time,” Smith said. “I just went hard.” Smith’s layup with four […]

Smyrna boys fine with underdog status

SMYRNA — Maybe it was inevitable that the Smyrna High boys’ basketball team took a step back last season. After losing most of their star players, it was really difficult for the Eagles to stay at a level that took them to the program’s first two appearances in the DIAA state finals. And sure enough, […]

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