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. […]

Riders win last 6 bouts, top Sussex Central 42-21

GEORGETOWN — The Caesar Rodney High wrestling team will be relying on the middle of its order a lot this season as it looks to defend its Division I dual meet state championship. That middle carried the Riders to a Henlopen Conference Northern Division victory on Wednesday. Caesar Rodney won the last six matches to […]

Knights win tight contest over Ravens 53-48

MAGNOLIA — The Sussex Central High and St. Thomas More Academy girls’ basketball teams are well-acquainted with one another by now. The two teams had played six times since 2016 heading into Tuesday’s matchup. And like many of their prior contests, it was a back-and-forth affair that came down to the wire. Sussex Central made […]

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, […]