New coach, same winning attitude for defending Division II champion Woodbridge

BRIDGEVILLE — Jed Bell isn’t here to reinvent the wheel. The new Woodbridge High football coach just wants to keep the Blue Raiders on the same path. Bell was promoted from one of Woodbridge’s top assistants to head coach this offseason when Ed Manlove retired. Bell will officially make his coaching debut Friday, Sept. 6 […]

Blue Raiders have eye on another Division II state title

After graduating most of its skill position players, Woodbridge High is looking to defend its Division II football state championship behind the strength of its line. “You talk to any coach, you want to build your football team from within,” said first-year coach Jed Bell. “We’re excited about the guys we have in the trenches. […]

Wescott and Kane dedicate Blue-Gold performances to teammate Troy Haynes

NEWARK — Gabe Wescott saved his best touchdown catch for last. The recently-graduated Woodbridge High receiver reeled in a one-handed touchdown grab from 24 yards out to pull his Gold team to within five points in the third quarter Friday night. It was the third quarter momentum his team needed as Gold pulled away with […]

Community raising funds for Woodbridge star quarterback diagnosed with cancer

BRIDGEVILLE — Woodbridge High senior Troy Haynes spent the last four years winning games on the football field, collecting two state titles and All-State honors as the team’s starting quarterback. On April 26, the 18-year-old was diagnosed with kidney cancer and is set to undergo surgery to remove his infected kidney and clean the lymph […]

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 […]