Indian River board opts for high school track resurfacings, with no expansion

GEORGETOWN — Resurfacing — but no expansion to eight lanes — is on the agenda this summer for all-weather tracks at Indian River School District’s two high schools. Following a presentation by IRSD Supervisor of Building and Grounds Joe Booth, Indian River’s board of education at its April 15 meeting chose the less expensive route […]

Wroten strikes out 11 as Ravens open with 5-0 softball shutout over rival Knights

GEORGETOWN — Taylor Wroten couldn’t have dreamed up a better way to kick off her senior season. Sussex Tech High’s workhorse starting pitcher earned a season-opening win Tuesday night at cross-town rival Sussex Central High, tossing seven shutout innings and surrendering just three hits in a 5-0 win. “I was feeling really good,” she said. […]

Golden Knights rally from 14 down for 42-39 girls tournament win over Tatnall

GEORGETOWN — When Sussex Central High’s Raeonna Stratton drove inside the paint and made an easy layup under the basket just 14 seconds into the second half Wednesday night, she was sending a message. The senior didn’t want it to be her last game ever. Raeonna and her cousin, Ambria Stratton, dug deep and helped […]

Sussex Central’s Blades honored with DSBA’s Unsung Hero award

NEW CASTLE — Tyler Blades knows he only had himself to blame. He was so overweight because he ate too much. “I drank probably eight sodas a day,” said Blades. “My breakfast was even outrageous — like four bowls of cereal in the morning.” As a seventh-grader at Selbyville Middle School, Blades stood a robust […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local roundup: Sussex Central, Polytech girls, Dover boys all win

Sussex Central High overcame an early four-point deficit to down Dover, 50-40, in Henlopen Northern Division girls’ basketball on Tuesday night. The Golden Knights out-scored the Senators, 12-5, in the fourth quarter to put away the win. Central’s victory coupled with Cape Henlopen’s loss to Polytech leaves both the Knights and Vikings with two North […]

Local roundup: Wells, Manlove win football state coaching awards

Sussex Central High’s John Wells and Woodbridge’s Ed Manlove were both named the state’s football Coaches of the Year on Monday night. Wells won the award in Division I while Manlove received it in Division II at the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association’s annual banquet. Under Wells, Sussex Central won the program’s first DIAA Division […]

Knights earn 37-30 dual meet win over Bucs

GEORGETOWN — The Sussex Central High wrestling team battled for a hard-fought dual meet win over Milford High, 37-30, Friday night to improve to 7-1 overall. The Golden Knights used eight individual wins, including three pins and a forfeit, to defeat the defending Division II state champions and avenge last year’s 29-28 regular season loss […]

Cape Henlopen girls gain revenge, top Sussex Central 52-29

LEWES — After winning 10 games all last season, the Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball team matched that total Friday night and took command of the Henlopen North with a decisive 52-29 victory over visiting Sussex Central High. The Henlopen North win avenged Cape’s hard-fought 43-40 loss to the Golden Knights in Georgetown on Dec. […]