Cape Henlopen boys nip Sussex Central 52-50 for first home win

LEWES — Kay’Von Allen led the Cape Henlopen High boys’ basketball team to its first home win of the season with a 52-50 victory over Sussex Central High Friday night. The freshman guard scored a team-high 14 points, draining four jumpers from three-point range to snap the Vikings’ three-game losing streak and improve to 4-4 […]

Local roundup: Golden Knights drop Panthers for first Henlopen North win

Sussex Central High downed Polytech, 66-56, to pick up its first Henlopen Northern Division boys’ basketball victory of the season on Wednesday night. The Golden Knights built a 53-42 advantage after three quarters before improving to 1-4 in the North, 2-6 overall. The Panthers fell to 0-5 in the North, 1-8 overall. Girls’ basketball Cape […]

Pioneering Golden Knights saluted for 1st state football crown

GEORGETOWN — There were some shining stars in the galaxy that was Sussex Central High School’s 2018 football season. In the universe of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, it was all about team. For the Golden Knights, there was no “I” in “We.” A void in the trophy case was filled Dec. 1 when Sussex […]

Sussex Central defeats Salesianum 33-7 for school’s first Division I state football title

NEWARK — When Shihiem Williams received the kickoff to open the second half, teammate Isaac Barnes knew it was going to be a touchdown. “I’m on the sidelines, and I said, ‘if Shihiem Williams gets this ball he’s taking it to the house,’” said Barnes. The Sussex Central High junior did exactly what his teammate […]

Central for life: Wells and his boys celebrate first state title

NEWARK — A choked-up John Wells couldn’t talk. He attempted to find the words but they were caught in his throat. The Sussex Central football coach held up four fingers and tried to make an L, then some words started to come out. “For life,” he said. “We say if you go to Sussex Central, […]

Pigskin Picks

With two state titles on the line, here’s our predictions for today’s DIAA Division I and II football state championship games. Will Sussex Central High finally earn its first football state crown and will Woodbridge make it two state titles in three seasons? Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 93-31 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 96-28 […]

Familiar foes Sussex Central, Salesianum meet for championship

NEWARK — Usually when Sussex Central High and Salesianum meet on the football field, the result does not matter. The two teams always scrimmage each other in August, but rarely play during the regular season. This time, it’s different. The Golden Knights are searching for their first football state championship and will have to go […]

Sussex Central rides Wing-T to state football finals

NEWARK — The Wing-T will be returning to Delaware Stadium on Saturday. Sussex Central High brings its version of the unique offense into its matchup with Salesianum in the DIAA Division I football state championship game at 1 p.m. The game will be played on Tubby Raymond Field — named after the legendary University of […]

Sussex Central, Woodbridge appreciative to be back in football finals

NEW CASTLE — A long week of preparation is ahead for both Sussex Central High and Woodbridge High. But both coaches want their players to be able to appreciate the moment. Sussex Central takes on Salesianum at 1 p.m. in the Division I DIAA state football championship game on Saturday. Woodbridge meets Wilmington Friends at […]

Roundup: Matchups finalized in football state championship games

The matchups for next Saturday’s DIAA football state championship games were finalized on Saturday. In Division I, third-seeded Sussex Central (11-1) will face No. 5 Salesianum (10-2) at 1 p.m. at Delaware Stadium. The Sals earned the spot in the finals after upsetting top-seeded Hodgson, 20-18, on Saturday. It will be Central’s fourth appearance in […]