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 […]

State finals on tap today: Blue Raiders seek D-II repeat in Bell’s first year as coach

NEW CASTLE — Jed Bell has been in this position a few times. As a longtime assistant under former Woodbridge High coach Ed Manlove, Bell was a member of the program’s 2016 and 2018 football state championship teams. But when Woodbridge takes the field in tonight’s DIAA Division II state championship game at the University […]

Tough Perdue leads Raiders into Division II final vs. Howard

NEW CASTLE — Dalton Perdue was sprawled across midfield and was not moving. His head coach Jed Bell did not think he was going to come back into the game. But Perdue only missed two offensive plays in Woodbridge’s semifinal game against Caravel. His return sparked a fourth-quarter rally as the Blue Raiders surged into […]

Woodbridge ‘Fights Like 4’ all the way to state finals

NEW CASTLE — There’s been several times this season V.J. Singh finds himself thinking of Troy Haynes during a Woodbridge High football game. “If it’s a big time moment I’ll call on him like, ‘Troy I need you, our team needs you,’” said Singh, a senior lineman at Woodbridge. “I always try to hold up […]

Woodbridge nips Caravel 21-20, returns to D-II final

GREENWOOD — Jayquon Massey snagged the ball out of the air and looked upfield. The Woodbridge High seniors was staring directly at two offensive lineman bearing down on him from about 20 yards away. That’s when the reinforcements arrive. “I saw some big linemen but then I saw a couple of blue jerseys,” Massey said. […]