Wrestling notebook: Smyrna’s Al-Chokhachy seeks one last title at state individual meet

SMYRNA — Jaxson Al-Chokhachy looked at the calender and knew there were only a few weeks left in the wrestling season. The Smyrna High senior still had some things he wanted to accomplish before graduation. It was time to take things up a notch. And its been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Al-Chokhachy. In […]

Smyrna wins Henlopen wrestling title: Eagles crown 5 champs, Milford finishes 2nd

GEORGETOWN — Gabe Evans says people think of him as just a football player. And yes, Evans is quite good at football. He was an All-State wide receiver for Dover High in the fall. But that doesn’t mean Evans is limited to what sports he can excel at. Evans captured the 170-pound championship at the […]

Bucs, Eagles start strong at Henlopen Conference championship tournament

GEORGETOWN — Just six days removed from earning state dual meet titles, the Smyrna High and Milford High wrestling programs picked right up where they left off at Friday night’s quarterfinal round of the Henlopen Conference championship tournament. With 85.0 points through Day 1 preliminary and quarterfinal action, the Division II champion Milford Bucs sit […]

Wrestling notebook: Eagles aim to shine in individual competition

Smyrna High put everything into trying to win a dual meet state championship after back-to-back years of finishing second. And while the Eagles were able to celebrate that title last Saturday, their focus is quickly shifting. The individual championship portion of the wrestling season is upon them. The Henlopen Conference tournament will get underway today […]

Smyrna holds off CR 35-33 for Division I dual meet wrestling state title

SMYRNA — The Smyrna High wrestlers formed a circle, put their hands in the middle and yelled, ‘Andrew!” Minutes earlier they had watch Andrew DeBenedictis-Bayne fall on his back while falling out of bounds in the Division I dual meet wrestling state finals. He stayed on his back, motionless. Smyrna coach Aaron Harris walked out […]

Top seeds Smyrna, CR advance to Division I semifinals

SMYRNA — Smyrna High coach Aaron Harris doesn’t feel as though the expanded dual meet state tournament is going to keep his wrestlers from accomplishing what they set out to accomplish this weekend. The top-seeded Eagles and the second-seeded Caesar Rodney High squads each earned decisive victories in Friday night’s quarterfinal round of the DIAA […]

Clark’s 21 points lead CR over Smyrna in basketball

Shaft Clark netted 21 points to pace Caesar Rodney High to a 59-51 victory over Smyrna in Henlopen Northern Division boys’ basketball on Friday night. The Riders took a 19-9 first-quarter lead and were still up by 10 going into the fourth quarter. Also for CR (13-3 overall), which won its third game in a […]

Local roundup: Smyrna, Milford earn top seeds in dual meet state tournaments

The Smyrna High and Milford High wrestling teams earned the top overall seeds for the DIAA dual meet state tournaments, it was announced on Wednesday night. Smyrna is the No. 1 seed in Division I while Milford is the top seed in Division II. A combined eight Henlopen Conference teams made the tournament with four […]

Local roundup: Smyrna nips Milford 61-60 in boys hoops

Smyrna High edged Milford, 61-60, in boys’ basketball on Tuesday night. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Eagles, who improved to 7-10. The Buccaneers, who had a five-game winning streak ended, fall to 12-4. Milford plays a 6:15 p.m. game at Lake Forest on Thursday in a showdown that could decide the […]

Eagles aim for 7th straight North wrestling title after 50-15 win over Knights

SMYRNA — The Smyrna High wrestling squad held a team meeting several weeks ago. The Eagles have been a different team since. And now they can still be Henlopen Conference Northern Division champions. Smyrna kept itself in position to win a seventh consecutive Henlopen North title with a 50-15 victory over Sussex Central High on […]