St Elizabeths alumni football camp coaches for the annual football clinic at St Elizabeths. Photo by Pat Garyantes

State Champion alumni return for 3rd youth football clinic

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

  WILMINGTON- It was a star-studded afternoon at the St. E Center for St. Elizabeth High School’s 3rd annual youth football clinic.  Over 40 campers, current members of the high school coaching staff and players, and an impressive list of alumni players from three generations of Viking football as special coaches were in attendance for the event.     Campers were …

Delaware Blue Coats Ricky Council IV dribbles during the game against OKC photo courtesy of Delaware Blue Coats

Shooting woes sink Blue Coats in season finale

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON- The Blue Coats closed their season out on Saturday night as the Oklahoma City Blue visited the Chase Fieldhouse.  The Blue entered the game with a 20-13 record and a handful of NBA prospects on their roster led by Ousmane Dieng (11th overall pick in 2024 draft).     The length of OKC caused Delaware fits all night as they …

Delaware Blue Coats Melvin Frazier dunks the basketball against the Maine Celtics photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Blue Coats drop one to Maine Celtics amid roster changes

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON- One of the challenges in the G-League is that amid success will come roster poaching and the Blue Coats have certainly come across that challenge this season.  The Coats entered Monday’s contest with the Maine Celtics at 17-8 and with a much different lineup than we’ve come to get used to in Wilmington this season.   Just within the …

Delaware Blue Coats Darius Bazley dunks the ball against the Austin Spurs photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Blue Coats honor Waite Bellamy; split twin bill with Spurs

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

  WILMINGTON-   The Blue Coats trailed by 23 points at halftime as they could not contain a fully healthy Austin Spurs team while missing 4 of their top players.  Ricky Council, Terq Smith, Kenneth Lofton Jr. who were on assignment with the 76ers post trade deadline and Javonte Smart who signed in Serbia recently, were out of action.  But …

Delaware Blue Coats Jeff Dowtin attempts a shot against the West Chester Knicks photo courtesy of Ben Fulton 1

Blue Coats split weekend series with Knicks

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

  WILMINGTON- The Blue Coats returned to Chase Fieldhouse this weekend after splitting a double-header out in Portland against the Remix.  The Westchester Knicks came to town winless in 4 games of regular season play.   Game one was a fun, high scoring affair that saw the Blue Coats earn a 128-121 victory, as they led by a significant amount …

Delaware Blue Coats Ricky Counsil hammers a dunk against Go Go photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Lofton’s impressive debut helps Blue Coats earn the win

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON- The Blue Coats returned home to begin their regular season schedule on Wednesday.  The Capital City Go-Go visited the Chase Center after the annual G-League Winter Showcase wrapped up last week in Orlando.   The Winter Showcase is a unique concept in the G-League that is focused on giving the over 200 G-League players as much exposure to NBA …

Delaware Blue Coats Terquavion Smith attempts a shot photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Lethal shooting from beyond the arc carries Nets over Blue Coats

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON- Long Island was scorching the nets on Saturday night at the Chase Fieldhouse as they would defeat the Blue Coats 125-117.  The Nets were able to overcome 21 turnovers with a spectacular shooting display as a team that included 47-80 from the field, highlighted by a red hot 18-31 from beyond the arc.   Long Island led throughout the …

Tyler August

Tyler August signs with Cape Cod League Champion Bourne Braves

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

2023 Delaware Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year Tyler August announced a major move last week on where he plans on playing baseball in the Summer of 2024.   It was announced on X (formerly Twitter) that August will play with two-time defending Cape Cod League champions, the Bourne Braves for the 2024 summer season, via Codball.   The move …

Delaware Blue Coats Ricky Council dunks the ball against Long Islanad Nets photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Blue Coats’ 4th quarter run lifts them over nets

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON- The Blue Coats entered their game with the Long Island Nets on the seasonal see-saw at 3-3.  Despite the cold weather finally hitting the Wilmington area this week, the Blue Coats brought the heat with a 14-0 run to start the 4th quarter in route to a 119-104 victory on Wednesday night.   After a back and forth first …

Delaware Blue Coats Ricky Council attempts a dunk against College Park Photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Big nights from Lundy & Silva prove to be too much for the Blue Coats

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

Wilmington- The Blue Coats returned to Delaware after a three-game road-trip, on Wednesday night to take on the College Park Skyhawks.  The Skyhawks, an affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, entered with a 3-1 record, while the Coats tipped off with a 2-2 record.   The Skyhawks are led by 2-way player & 46th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, …