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 […]

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 […]

Woodbridge’s Haynes on minds of Blue-Gold participants

NEWARK — Brock Keeler has always worn No. 44. That number has never had more significance to him than it does right now. Keeler and the rest of the Woodbridge High football program will be decked out in fours this weekend. Keeler is one of four Woodbridge players participating in the 64th annual DFRC Blue-Gold […]