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Top seeds advance in first round of wrestling state duals

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All the top seeded teams in the DIAA Wrestling Dual Meet State Championships advanced to the semifinal round next Saturday at Smyrna High School.   Three Henlopen Conference teams advanced to the semifinals on Saturday. Sussex Central, Cape Henlopen and Caesar Rodney will represent the conference while Salesianum secured the fourth spot in the state’s final four.   Sussex Central …

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Sussex Central, Caravel top seeds in state wrestling duals

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Dover – The Sussex Central Golden Knights earned the top seed in Division I while the Caravel Academy Buccaneers got the nod in Division II for the upcoming DIAA dual meet state wrestling championships. The top four seeds in each division will host their first round match on Wednesday night beginning at 7:00pm. Sussex Central (20-0) the Henlopen North champ …

William Penns Daniel Sinclair works for a takedown against Smyrnas Tyree Heath at 144 pounds. Sinclair won 11 4. Photo by Pam Lane 1

William Penn grapplers upset fifth-ranked Smyrna

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New Castle – The Wm. Penn wrestlers knew the history heading into their Monday night showdown with number five ranked Smyrna. The Colonials last win over the Eagles was 17 years ago in 2006. Monday night’s win was the biggest win for the program over the last 20 years as Wm. Penn defeated Smyrna 39-32 in front of a loud …

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Mahan, Radecki win inaugural girls’ wrestling competition

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Newark – The weekend of the 30th Annual Beast of the East Wrestling Tournament added a new wrinkle. Fifty-three girls spread across nine weight classes with schools in the surrounding states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia plus two teams from Tennessee, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Utah and Florida. Delaware Military’s senior Alyssa Mahan etched her name in history …

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Laurel Bulldogs win back to back state football titles

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Newark – For two seasons the Laurel Bulldogs have carried the target on their back with the number one ranking in Class A and for two seasons they have raised the state championship trophy at Delaware Stadium in December. “Unbelievable,” Laurel head coach Joey Jones said after the Bulldogs defeated St. Elizabeth 28-13 to win the DIAA Class A state …

Caesar Rodney wrestler Trevor Copes pins his opponent during the win over Saint Marks photo by Nick Halliday

Caesar Rodney rides seven pins to defeat St. Mark’s

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Pike Creek – The formula to winning a wrestling dual meet is simple. Find seven pinners on your team and then at least one that can stay off their back. The Caesar Rodney Riders used that formula to win their season opening non-conference match over St. Mark’s 46-30. The Riders won seven matches by pin and picked up a major …

Dover Football lineman Jason Hoskins out in front to block as quartbck Nahseem Cosme hands the ball off to running back Jakwon Kilby photo by Ben Fulton

21 years later, Dover returns to football title game

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Dover – The players on the Dover Senators football team were not even born the last time the Senators played in the state championship game in 2001. Most of their parents are too young to remember the last time Dover won a state title in 1988, but they are all aware now that the Senators are headed to Delaware Stadium …

Laurel quarterback Kaden Shockley rushes the ball during a game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Laurel punches ticket to the “Tub”

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Laurel – The Laurel Bulldogs are headed back to Tubby Raymond Field at the University of Delaware. Laurel scored four times in the fourth quarter to pull away from Tatnall for a 48-14 win. It will be the Bulldogs second straight trip to Newark where they won the DIAA Class A state title last year. Laurel’s offense amassed 355 yards …

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Delmar field hockey nets 100th consecutive victory

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Delmar – After the final horn blew on Thursday, September 15 the Delmar Wildcats had not just won another field hockey game, but they had just won their 100th consecutive game defeating Laurel 10-0. Laela Brown scored the first two goals of the game for Delmar to help lead the Wildcats with two goals along with Jordyn Hollamon. Maci Bradford, …