Local roundup: Ott scores twice as CR tops Smyrna 2-0

Sophomore Sawyer Ott netted a goal in each half as Caesar Rodney High downed Smyrna, 2-0, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ soccer on Thursday afternoon. The win ran the Riders’ unbeaten streak to five games in a row and keeps CR (5-0-1 North, 7-1-2 overall) atop the division. The Riders finish their North schedule […]

Eagles spoil Sals’ stadium debut with 42-30 victory

WILMINGTON — The Smyrna High football team arrived to the unveiling of the new Abessinio Stadium and spoiled the party. Smyrna scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to come from behind and down Salesianum 42-30 in Wilmington on Friday night. The Eagles improved to 4-0 overall. Abessinio Stadium is replacing the Sals’ former […]

Smyrna rallies for win over Dover

SMYRNA — Trailing in the fourth set, the Smyrna High volleyball team kept winning points back-to-back. The Eagles didn’t stop until it was over. Smyrna won the last 12 points of the fourth set to clinch a 3-1 victory against Dover High in a showdown of two teams who entered Tuesday undefeated. The Eagles also […]

Knight’s late TD lifts Eagles by Knights 34-28

GEORGETOWN — As Wayne Knight plowed through the thick fog and the Sussex Central High defensive line simultaneously, the Smyrna High sideline let out an exuberant shout of celebration. It was ugly at times and stressful throughout, but the Eagles were still pleased to earn this hard-fought victory. “It boosts our confidence for us to […]

Smyrna volleyball is right back on track

SMYRNA — Things were clearly not normal when Smyrna High began pre-season volleyball practice this year. For one thing, it was late September and they were just starting. Then there was the fact that the Eagles were working out in a field because the gym hadn’t been OK’d yet by state health officials. Hannah Osborne […]

Knight’s play energizes the Eagles

It probably should have been a forgettable play. Wayne Knight was only a couple yards past the line of scrimmage when he caught the pass heading toward the Smyrna High sidelines. And the Eagles’ running back was surrounded by three Cape Henlopen defenders. But Knight decided to make something happen. Slamming on the brakes, he […]

Roundup: Smyrna earns 54-13 win over Cape Henlopen

The Smyrna High football team earned a 54-13 victory over Cape Henlopen High Friday night in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division matchup. Yamir Knight and Wayne Knight each recorded a pair of touchdowns in the first half to allow the Eagles to get out to a 30-6 halftime lead. Smyrna improved to 2-0 overall and […]

Local roundup: Eagles take Henlopen North duel with Cape

Smyrna High rallied to win a close second set before downing Cape Henlopen, 3-1, in a Henlopen North volleyball matchup on Thursday afternoon. The 25-15, 25-22, 13-25, 25-13 victory keeps the Eagles unbeaten at 2-0 in the North, 4-0 overall. The win was Smyrna’s 11th in a row over the Vikings. The win also comes […]

Eagles begin season by crushing Dover 40-7

SMYRNA — Considering there were no pre-season scrimmages this fall, maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that Smyrna High’s high-octane offense sputtered out of the gate on Friday night. By halftime, the Eagles had scored just eight points and held only a one-point lead over Dover. But Smyrna hit its stride in the second half, reeling […]

High School Notebook: Smyrna athletes trying to have parents at games

SMYRNA — Sophia Basler says her mom has never missed one of her volleyball matches. Her dad has only missed one, because he was on a business trip — and even with that match he was able to watch on-line. Basler, a Smyrna High senior who’s been playing volleyball since she was 12, said there’s […]