Milford defeats Caravel 37-30 to grab 6th straight Division II dual meet wrestling state title

SMYRNA — Evonte Bennett has been primarily a junior varsity wrestler throughout his career at Milford High, filling a spot in the starting lineup occasionally when an extra wrestler is needed. But the senior stepped onto the mat in the 285-pound bout Saturday night and made the most of his opportunity. Bennett made quick work […]

Top seeds Smyrna, CR advance to Division I semifinals

SMYRNA — Smyrna High coach Aaron Harris doesn’t feel as though the expanded dual meet state tournament is going to keep his wrestlers from accomplishing what they set out to accomplish this weekend. The top-seeded Eagles and the second-seeded Caesar Rodney High squads each earned decisive victories in Friday night’s quarterfinal round of the DIAA […]

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 […]

Wrestling notebook: Expanded dual-meet state tournament opens today

The DIAA dual meet state wrestling tournament begins today with a twist. An extra day has been added to the Division I and Division II tournament schedule. The first-round bye for the top two seeds has also been eliminated. Instead the tournaments have been expanded to eight teams for the first time. The quarterfinals are […]

Eagles aim for 7th straight North wrestling title after 50-15 win over Knights

SMYRNA — The Smyrna High wrestling squad held a team meeting several weeks ago. The Eagles have been a different team since. And now they can still be Henlopen Conference Northern Division champions. Smyrna kept itself in position to win a seventh consecutive Henlopen North title with a 50-15 victory over Sussex Central High on […]

Milford wrestlers pick up 42-19 dual meet win over Vikings

LEWES — Jordan Passwaters started it, Trent Grant and Jack Thode finished it. The visiting Milford High wrestling squad picked up a 42-19 dual meet win over host Cape Henlopen High Wednesday night, using a trio of pins from Passwaters, Grant and Thode to cement the late-season, 23-point win. “Cape has a real nice team, […]

Wrestling notebook: Harris experiences Smyrna-CR rivalry for the first time as an Eagle

Aaron Harris experienced the Smyrna-Caesar Rodney high school wrestling rivalry for the first time wearing red on Wednesday night. The former Caesar Rodney wrestler was able to coach his Smyrna team to a thrilling come-from-behind victory at his alma mater. “It’s very intense,” Harris said. “This is where I wrestled all my matches. To come […]

Roundup: Smyrna wrestlers shine at New Year’s Brawl Invitational

The Smyrna High wrestling team won the New Year’s Brawl Invitational hosted at Parkside High School in Maryland on Saturday. The Eagles tallied 520 points, well ahead of second-place Parkside’s 393. Delmar was the only other Delaware school competing at the meet and finished in ninth. Gabe Giampietro, Dylan Andruzzi, Jaxson Al-Chokhachy, Nicholas Natarcola and […]

Wrestling notebook: Dual meets loom after weekend invitationals

The heart of the conference dual meet season is nearly upon us. But coaches will have one more chance to learn about their squads this weekend. Henlopen Conference teams head to their last invitationals of the season this weekend. Seven teams are in action in invitationals while another is scheduled to take part in a […]

Ex-Chipman coach charged after allegedly menacing wrestler

HARRINGTON – A 36-year-old Frederica man was arrested  after investigation into a terroristic threatening complaint while he was head wrestling coach at W. T. Chipman Middle School, police said Friday. James N. McNeil turned himself in to Harrington Police Thursday and was charged with aggravated menacing, carrying a concealed deadly weapon (firearm) and third-degree assault […]