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 […]

Woodbridge girls stay unbeaten with 52-43 victory over St. Georges

BRIDGEVILLE — When Woodbridge High girls’ basketball coach Emilio Perry sits down to schedule games, he tries to make it a priority to include tough teams like St. Georges Tech High for the midpoint of the season. In Tuesday night’s nonconference home showdown against the upstate Hawks, the undefeated Blue Raiders faced their toughest challenge […]

Local roundup: Kimbrough-Roach leads Spartan boys past Raiders 54-47

Kaheim Kimbrough-Roach netted 24 points as Lake Forest High topped Woodbridge, 54-47, in Henlopen Southern Division boys’ basketball on Tuesday night. Jene Sample (13 points) and Nakiem Scott (10) also finished in double figures for Lake Forest (6-1 South, 6-2 overall, which out-scored the Raiders, 14-7, in the fourth quarter to break away from a […]

Bell replaces Manlove as Woodbridge head football coach

BRIDGEVILLE — Just weeks after capturing its second DIAA Division II state title in the last three seasons, Woodbridge High named Jed Bell as the football program’s next head coach. Bell, a 2007 Milford High graduate, has spent the last three seasons as Woodbridge’s defensive coordinator and has been an assistant football coach for the […]

Local roundup: Caesar Rodney dominates Woodbridge 63-26 in boys hoops

Caesar Rodney High limited Woodbridge to just five field goals in handing the Blue Raiders a 63-26 loss in boys’ basketball on Friday night. The Riders (5-1) built a 45-14 halftime advantage before winning their fourth game in a row. Jaden Corbett had 14 points with Zayquan Eaton adding 12 for CR. Both players sank […]

Explosive fourth quarter leads Woodbridge boys past Bucs

MILFORD — It took until the 4:19 mark of the second quarter for someone not named Jamon Kane to score a basket for Woodbridge High. The senior scored the first 16 points for his team, finishing with a game-high 29, in the Blue Raiders’ 65-49 road victory over rival Milford High Thursday night inside a […]

Blue Raiders roll past Wilmington Friends 33-9, give Manlove sweet sendoff with second Division II title in three years

NEWARK — Ed Manlove will ride off into the sunset drenched in Gatorade and holding a trophy. Woodbridge High won its second DIAA Division II football state championship in the last three years, defeating Wilmington Friends, 33-9, in the finals on Saturday night at Delaware Stadium. Gabe Wescott and Tahjon Hammond each returned an interception […]