Polytech sofball Julia MacConnel hit a three run homerun in their win over Smyrna. Photo by Ben Fulton

No. 7 Polytech rallies past Smyrna 

Glenn FrazerHigh Schools, Sports

The Polytech Panthers fell behind 2-0 after three innings in Monday’s Henlopen Conference game at Smyrna. They responded with an immediate rally in the top of the fourth, scoring 6 runs including a 3-run homer by Julia MacConnell.  After the win, I asked Julia what her approach was on the “at-bat” as she was down in the count on-and-two. She …

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Courtside View – Week 5 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHigh Schools, Sports

Last week saw a couple days of games canceled due to heavy winds and rain.  This week has potential for some snow  so make sure to check the schedule before you head to the gym.   The Smyrna Eagles defeated Caesar Rodney last week in a matchup of much improved Henlopen North teams.  The Eagles improved to 4-0 at home …

Sussex Academy soccer George Sapna is attacked by his team after kicking the game winning the DII soccer state championship

Sussex Academy wins first soccer state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

DOVER – It was a day to remember at Dover High School on the afternoon of Nov. 18, as Sussex Academy made a little bit of history. The Seahawks outlasted Saint Mark’s, 5-4, in penalty kicks for the DIAA Division II boys championship. It was the first team championship in school history. No. 1 Sussex Academy trailed No. 6 Saint …

Smyrna football Tim Yancey runs the ball against St Georges photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna scores 48 points to beat St. George’s on Senior Night

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

  The Smyrna Eagles out scored St. George’s 48-35 in a “wild” football game Friday night at Charles V. Williams Stadium. The two teams combined for five touchdowns, four turnovers, and 33 points all in the opening quarter. Smyrna honored 24 players on Senior Night, many of whom figured prominently in the outcome. Smyrna scored the first touchdown just :17 …

Dover football John Parker runs the ball against Smyrna photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Dover edges Smyrna for first time in 5 years

Nick HallidayHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

Before last night’s game the Dover Senators had not been able to beat the Smyrna Eagles since 2018 and for the first time in head coach Chipp Knapps Career. In 2018 Dover defeated Smyrna 46-38 in front of a homecoming crowd at Dover. In that game they were powered by Jordan McGee (Temple) and Javon Peace (Central Connecticut State) who …

Tower Hill volleyball teams last season in the state championship photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

View from the baseline: Preseason volleyball rankings

Jason WinchellHigh Schools, Sports

It’s only half a week, but the 2023 high school volleyball season gets going with a bang on Wednesday night, with defending champion Tower Hill traveling to Broom Street to meet Padua, a match that will be streamed live on Delaware Live sports. But that’s just one of 11 matches on the schedule for the season’s first day. Other notable …

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After 25 years, Indian River returns to softball state final

Benny MitchellHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

Georgetown – Indian River head coach Sara Powell said their mantra all season has been to be 1% better each game. The past two games against Sussex Central and Delmarva Christian the Indians have been one run better, which was all they needed to reach the state championship game for the first time since 1998. The field at Delmarva Christian High …

Eight grade pitcher Morgan Maxwell from Caravel softball. photo by Nick Halliday

Maxwell propels Caravel to softball title game

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

  Caravel Academy softball coach Randy Johnson has efficiently used two pitchers this season as a formula to success. The Buccaneers combination of starter Kasey Xenidis and reliever Morgan Maxwell worked well in a 13-4 semifinal win that propelled the Bucs to Saturday’s DIAA championship game. Xenidis (13-1) pitched the first 3 innings against Laurel and handed a 6-3 lead …

Tyler August from Delaware Military Academy DMA was voted Delaware baseball player of the year photo by Nick Halliday

2023 All State Baseball Awards 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

Delaware Military Academy’s Tyler August is the 2023 All State Baseball player of the year, and Jamie Clark from Sanford is the 2023 All State Baseball Coach of the year.    August was voted as player of the year for dominance on the mound and with his bat.His 1.4 ERA was second this season to Marty Coyne of Tower Hill …