Woodbridge’s defense steps up in 16-0 win over Laurel

LAUREL — If it is possible to have a better defensive performance than a shutout, Woodbridge High might have found one on Friday night. Not only did the Blue Raiders hold Laurel High scoreless, they prevented the Bulldogs from earning a single first down. “Holy smokes,” said Woodbridge coach Jed Bell. “Wow, That’s big time.” […]

Raiders happy to have hope

BRIDGEVILLE — Woodbridge High was so close to winning another Division II football state crown last fall. A mere point was all that separated the Blue Raiders and Howard in a 16-15 state title-game loss at Delaware Stadium. And all Woodbridge’s players wanted was a chance to redeem themselves this season. “That’s been their goal […]

High school football: Woodbridge deal tough all around

For months now, the specter of COVID-19 has hung over the high school sports season. Players and coaches were thrilled to get the chance just to play sports again. But they returned to the fields and courts knowing that it could be taken away from them at any moment by a positive virus result. Unfortunately, […]

Henlopen South football preview: Woodbridge looking to continue run

The Henlopen Southern Division has a long tradition of turning out some of the top small-school football teams in the state. All six current members of the division have won a DIAA Division II state crown. That’s a trend the Henlopen South would love to continue, even in the condensed season that starts on Friday […]

Woodbridge girls stun Cape for conference title

DOVER — Woodbridge High’s girls’ basketball players knew they were considered the underdog on Friday night. The Northern Division winner is almost always the favorite in the Henlopen Conference championship game. But the Blue Raiders may have changed some people’s minds. Woodbridge battled past North champ Cape Henlopen in the closing minutes to pull out […]

Blue Raiders fall to Caravel 57-7 in Division II wrestling finals

SMYRNA — Woodbridge High’s wrestling team would have liked a better ending. But the Blue Raiders couldn’t complain about the journey. Woodbridge made the DIAA Division II wrestling state finals for the first time only to fall to top-seeded Caravel, 57-7, in the championship match at Smyrna on Saturday evening. The Buccaneers had been the […]

Woodbridge tops IR 49-22 for Henlopen South title, school’s first wrestling championship

BRIDGEVILLE — On the wall of the Woodbridge High gym there is only one banner for wrestling — highlighting all of Woodbridge’s individual state champions. But there is no team banner for wrestling. That is about to change. The Blue Raiders clinched the first conference title in school history, downing Indian River High 49-22 to […]

CR boys edge Woodbridge 74-64 in overtime

GREENWOOD – Brycen Williams couldn’t have picked a better time to heat up behind the three-point line. After going scoreless in the first half, the Caesar Rodney High junior guard put up 20 points to lead the Riders past Woodbridge High 74-64 on the road in overtime Tuesday night. He hit four three-pointers, turning two […]

Woodbridge girls roll to 67-8 win over ECHS@DSU in opener

GREENWOOD — Emilio Perry knows the importance of having young talent prepared to play in big games down the stretch. That’s probably why the Woodbridge High girls’ basketball coach had no problem starting a couple of his freshmen in the team’s season opener Thursday night, as the Blue Raiders rolled to a 67-8 home victory […]

Woodbridge edged in D-II football final: Howard captures title with 16-15 victory

NEWARK — The rushing attack was a strong point for defending Division II state champion Woodbridge High through the first 12 weeks of the season. Twelve different runners carried the football for the top-seeded Blue Raiders over that span, but Ricky Kane wasn’t one of them. But in Saturday night’s DIAA Division II state title […]