Woodbridge tourney run ends with  67-37 quarterfinal loss

DOVER — It was a season of firsts for the Woodbridge High girls’ basketball program. First undefeated regular season and first DIAA quarterfinals appearance in school history. The fourth-seeded Blue Raiders’ historic state tourney run ended Monday night at the hands of a 67-37 loss to fifth-seeded Caravel Academy at Dover High. “The girls did […]

Woodbridge girls’ victory earns spot at quarterfinals

BRIDGEVILLE — The Woodbridge High girls’ basketball team already put together a historic regular season. On Friday night, it was time to make some history in the postseason. The Blue Raiders reached the DIAA state tournament quarterfinals for the first time ever, thanks to a 68-49 victory over Sussex Central High. Fourth-seeded Woodbridge (21-1) will […]

Putback at buzzer lifts Mount Pleasant by Woodbridge 56-54 in boys tourney

WILMINGTON — The ball rimmed out and for a brief moment it looked like, against all odds, Woodbridge High had forced overtime. But there was still a second left on the clock. Mount Pleasant High’s Samahj Gaymon converted on a putback attempt at the buzzer to deal the Blue Raiders a 56-54 loss in the […]

Cape Henlopen defeats Woodbridge 56-42 for Henlopen Conference girls basketball title

DOVER — A year ago, Cape Henlopen High finished only 10-10 and missed making the DIAA state tournament. But that doesn’t mean the Vikings couldn’t set their sights pretty high this season. On Friday night, Cape added a Henlopen Conference title to its already-impressive resume after beating previously-undefeated Woodbridge, 56-42, in the league girls’ basketball […]

Dover boys earn No. 2 seed as basketball brackets are announced

DOVER – Unbeaten Dover High earned the No. 2 seed in the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament bracket that was announced this afternoon. No. 4 Caesar Rodney also earned a first-round bye when the 24-team tourney gets underway on Tuesday. A total of eight downstate schools made the bracket. Sanford is the No. 1 seed. […]

Unbeaten Woodbridge girls defeat Sussex Tech 44-34

BRIDGEVILLE — Woodbridge High forward Cha’Kya Johnson had a tough task ahead of her in Thursday night’s home showdown with Sussex Tech High. The Blue Raiders’ sophomore was matched up against Sussex Tech senior forward Janiya Stevens under the basket, and she more than met the challenge as she led her team to a 44-34 […]

Blue Raiders fend off late comeback attempt, top Lake Forest 66-51: Spartans grab Henlopen South title as Milford loses

BRIDGEVILLE — Closing out games is something coach Julius Cannon says his Woodbridge High boys’ basketball squad has struggled to do this season. In Tuesday night’s 66-51 home win over Lake Forest High, the Blue Raiders (11-6, 10-3 Henlopen South) were able to fend off a late comeback bid by the Spartans to close out […]

Woodbridge earns first ever state tourney victory

WILMINGTON — A year ago, the Woodbridge High wrestling team got a taste of what it’s like in the DIAA state dual meet tournament. This year, the Blue Raiders got to taste winning. Woodbridge won its first state tournament match in program history, 45-25 over Lake Forest High, highlighting the first day of action in […]

Bucs keep pace in South with 70-59 victory over Woodbridge

BRIDGEVILLE — Milford High coach Lamarr Shorts has been preparing his boys’ basketball team for a game like this all season. In Thursday night’s physical, fast-paced road contest at Woodbridge High, the Bucs came away with a 70-59 victory to remain at the top of Henlopen Conference Southern Division standings. The Bucs extended their win […]

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 […]