Well-rounded Whaley returns to running back for 3-time state champion Smyrna

SMYRNA — Stephen Whaley averaged a touchdown every four carries as a freshman in 2015. Normally a performance earns a football player more time at running back. But there were some extenuating circumstances at Smyrna High the last couple of years. Will Knight was only one year older than Whaley. So with the leading rusher […]

Smyrna offensive lineman Wormley trims college list to Penn State, Notre Dame and Rutgers

It’s getting closer and closer to Saleem Wormley’s commitment. The Smyrna High offensive lineman has narrowed his college football recruitment to three teams. The rising senior is down to Penn State, Notre Dame and Rutgers. Wormley said on his Twitter page he will give a verbal commitment on July, 23, this Sunday. Wormley settled on […]

From the sports editor: Matthews still chasing hoop dream

For as long as he can remember, this has been Caleb Matthews’ dream. “My dad says I’ve been saying this since I was four or five years old,” said the former Smyrna High basketball standout. “I wanted to go play Division I basketball.” And even though he’s now a high school graduate, Matthews isn’t willing […]

Smyrna duo hope to toast a Gold win Saturday night

By Tim Mastro NEWARK — Mikey Carrow provided the brute force while Hunter Moyer gave the Smyrna High football team the speed and quickness on the defensive line last season. The two seniors will look to do the same for the Gold team. Carrow and Moyer will both suit up on the defensive line for […]

Harris named wrestling coach at Smyrna: Dover coach, AD replaces Kurt Howell

SMYRNA — Jobs like the Smyrna high wrestling head coaching job don’t open up that often. Aaron Harris knew that. And Harris also knew what a career change would mean for him at this point in his life. But this was the perfect storm. Harris was officially named the new wrestling coach at Smyrna High […]

Smyrna’s Anderson Softball Player of Year

Smyrna High got the team title everyone wanted this season. And now at the end of the year individual recognition has followed. The softball state champions had two players on the All-State First Team. Senior pitcher Jessica Anderson was named Player of the Year. Senior centerfielder Kaelyn Press also garnered first team honors. In total, […]

Smyrna still looking for a 10th football game

SMYRNA — Mike Judy has been down this road before, of course. But just because Smyrna High was able to find a 10th football game late last June doesn’t mean the Eagles will be able to schedule a game at the last minute this season. Right now, Judy said all Smyrna can do is keep […]

From the sports editor: Smyrna won state title for Shaner

Nicki Shirey didn’t know about the purple ribbons until the morning of the game. But it meant everything to the Smyrna High softball coach when she realized why her players were wearing the purple ribbons in their hair for Smyrna’s DIAA state title game with Appoquinimink two weeks ago. The ribbons were to remember the […]

Smyrna’s Anderson named state Softball Player of Year

Smyrna High senior pitcher Jessica Anderson was named the state Player of the Year and was among eight Henlopen Conference players who made the first team on this year’s All-State softball squad. Senior outfielder Kaelyn Press also made the first team from state champion Smyrna, with six other downstate schools having one first-team selection apiece. […]

Smyrna comes out swinging to win softball title

ROXANA — Hits, hits and more hits. Line drives early and often, from every player in the lineup. Twenty-two hits overall, including two homers, two doubles and a triple. Scoring at least two runs in every inning but one, Smyrna High clubbed Appoquinimink 16-7 Saturday afternoon to win its first softball state title in 25 […]