Sussex Central graduate a marching band link in Clemson’s title repeat bid

GEORGETOWN — The thrilling Fiesta Bowl outcome between Clemson and Ohio State undoubtedly struck a sweet note for 2019 Sussex Central High School graduate Zach Ables and his family. And it sets the stage for an interesting, undoubtedly rare championship experience. His senior year at Sussex Central, Zach was a member of the Golden Knight […]

Local roundup: Sussex Central defeats Caesar Rodney 40-26 in North wrestling

Sussex Central High won eight of the 14 individual matches in posting a 40-26 victory over Caesar Rodney in their Henlopen North wrestling showdown on Wednesday night. The Golden Knight (2-0 North, 2-0 overall) had lost their last two regular-season matchups with the Riders (1-1 North, 1-1 overall). Central was leading only 30-26 before getting […]

Local roundup: Golden Knight girls rally to edge Riders 52-50

Sussex Central High out-scored Caesar Rodney by 11 points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 52-50 win in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Friday night. The Golden Knights (1-1 North, 1-1 overall) trailed by nine at halftime but finished the contest on a 22-11 run. Tameeyah Bowden tallied 17 points for Central, Ja’Marah […]

Hodgson punches ticket to D-I final with 41-7 win over Sussex Central

NEWARK — After last season’s heartbreaking playoff defeat, Hodgson Vo-Tech High couldn’t wait to take care of some ‘unfinished business’ in the postseason. With a 41-7 victory over defending champion Sussex Central High Saturday afternoon, quarterback C.J. Henry and the top-seeded Silver Eagles will get the opportunity for redemption when they face second-seeded Middletown High […]

Plenty of rematches on tap in football semifinals

Every team wants to be playing better by the end of the season than it was at the beginning. Smyrna High’s football team just seems to be especially good at it lately. In both 2015 and ‘17, the Eagles avenged early-season losses with wins in the state tournament. That will be Smyrna’s goal again today […]

Lewis leads Knights to 21-17 D-I tourney win over Concord

GEORGETOWN — Kasim Lewis does not play offense for the Sussex Central High football team unless he’s truly needed. Friday was one of those instances. Lewis scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second half to lift No. 4 seed Sussex Central over fifth seed Concord High 21-17 in the first round of the […]

Dover forces late fumble, tops Sussex Central 28-21 in North showdown

DOVER — The feeling of deja vu was palpable. The same two teams squared off in the same kind of down-to-the-wire nail-biter. Even the deciding sequence played out on basically the same stretch of Dover High artificial turf. Only this time, when it finally ended, it was Dover’s players who could happily run to each […]

Local roundup: Sussex Central wins battle of Georgetown over Sussex Tech 30-16

Sussex Central High downed Sussex Tech, 30-16, in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division football matchup on Friday night. The victory was the fourth in a row for the Golden Knights (4-1 North, 6-1 overall). Central has also won 16 straight home games. The Ravens are 2-2 in the North, 3-4 overall. Lake Forest 44, Seaford […]

Sheppard-Parker leads Golden Knights with 4 TDs in win against Caesar Rodney

CAMDEN — TyJhir Sheppard-Parker gave everyone in attendance at Caesar Rodney High a sign of what was to come on the very first play. The Sussex Central High senior returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Sheppard-Parker went on to score four touchdowns on the night as the Golden Knights defeated Caesar Rodney […]

Knight, Eagles top defending Division I state champion Knights

SMYRNA — Wayne Knight had practiced the play all week but was not sure if the Smyrna High football team would end up using it on Friday night. When the play call came in, Knight knew it would be wide-open. The Smyrna High sophomore running back just had to execute. Known for his running touchdowns, […]