Local products Fleetwood, Parker eye NCAA wrestling tournament

Two Henlopen Conference products will be ending their collegiate wrestling careers on the NCAA’s biggest stage. Brent Fleetwood, a Smyrna High graduate, and Zack Parker, a Caesar Rodney High grad, each qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Action begins today and goes through Saturday at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Fleetwood, […]

Bucs finish six-year Div. II reign with four second-place state finishes

LEWES – Don Parsley is about to do something he’s never done in his nearly three decades at the helm of the Milford High wrestling program. He’s going to take the week off. His Bucs squad just wrapped up the 2018-19 wrestling campaign Saturday night with four wrestlers earning second-place finishes at the DIAA individual […]

Seven Henlopen wrestlers capture state titles at individual championships

LEWES — A pair of Caesar Rodney High wrestlers earned redemption from a year ago while a Dover High wrestler rebounded from a week ago. Meanwhile Smyrna High crowned three champions. Seven Henlopen Conference wrestlers earned state titles on Saturday night during a busy day at the DIAA individual championships hosted at Cape Henlopen High. […]

Eagles, Riders advance combined 14 wrestlers to DIAA semifinals

LEWES — Leading up to Friday’s DIAA individual state championships, Caesar Rodney High coach Dan Rigby wanted to be sure his wrestlers were relaxed and enjoying the moment. “I think a lot of our guys just do really well when there’s no pressure,” Rigby said. “This week we’ve kind of been relaxed and we told […]

Wrestling notebook: Smyrna’s Al-Chokhachy seeks one last title at state individual meet

SMYRNA — Jaxson Al-Chokhachy looked at the calender and knew there were only a few weeks left in the wrestling season. The Smyrna High senior still had some things he wanted to accomplish before graduation. It was time to take things up a notch. And its been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Al-Chokhachy. In […]

Smyrna wins Henlopen wrestling title: Eagles crown 5 champs, Milford finishes 2nd

GEORGETOWN — Gabe Evans says people think of him as just a football player. And yes, Evans is quite good at football. He was an All-State wide receiver for Dover High in the fall. But that doesn’t mean Evans is limited to what sports he can excel at. Evans captured the 170-pound championship at the […]

Bucs, Eagles start strong at Henlopen Conference championship tournament

GEORGETOWN — Just six days removed from earning state dual meet titles, the Smyrna High and Milford High wrestling programs picked right up where they left off at Friday night’s quarterfinal round of the Henlopen Conference championship tournament. With 85.0 points through Day 1 preliminary and quarterfinal action, the Division II champion Milford Bucs sit […]

Wrestling notebook: Eagles aim to shine in individual competition

Smyrna High put everything into trying to win a dual meet state championship after back-to-back years of finishing second. And while the Eagles were able to celebrate that title last Saturday, their focus is quickly shifting. The individual championship portion of the wrestling season is upon them. The Henlopen Conference tournament will get underway today […]

Indian River wrestlers eye success at Henlopen tourney

DAGSBORO — Ta’Jon Knight has been wrestling since he was five years old. He’s been wrestling alongside current teammate Will Rayne since middle school. The Indian River High pair have spent the last three seasons anchoring the top of coach Jeff Windish’s wrestling team, which finished as Division II’s state dual meet runner-up in 2017 […]

Smyrna holds off CR 35-33 for Division I dual meet wrestling state title

SMYRNA — The Smyrna High wrestlers formed a circle, put their hands in the middle and yelled, ‘Andrew!” Minutes earlier they had watch Andrew DeBenedictis-Bayne fall on his back while falling out of bounds in the Division I dual meet wrestling state finals. He stayed on his back, motionless. Smyrna coach Aaron Harris walked out […]