Naamans Little League Majors pose with the D2 banner after winning the championship. Photo by Mike Lang

Naamans advances to Majors division state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  BRANDYWINE HUNDRED — Brady Bell slammed a two-out home run in the top of the first inning, staking Naamans Little League to a lead it would never relinquish in a 7-2 win over Canal Little League on Thursday at Naamans. With the win, Naamans captured the District II Major Little League championship and advanced to the state tournament next …

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3 Delaware high school standouts hear names called in MLB draft

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Three Delaware highs school standouts here their name called in MLB draft   In the 2024 Major League Baseball draft three Delaware high school baseball standouts heard their name called. Eddie Micheletti Jr from Wilmington Friends, Aidan Deakins from Appoquinimink, and Luke Gabrysh of Concord High were all picked by major league teams.     Micheletti played his high school baseball …

Brandywine Little League majors all stars mob Nolan Giles after hitting a walk off homerun to win the game. Photo by Nick Halliday

Brandywine, Naamans get walk off wins to advance

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

In the District 2 Majors division tournament Newark National took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, then added three more runs in the fifth. Brandywine rallied from a 5-0 deficit, tying the game in the fifth highlighted by Shane Savage’s single to center, scoring two runs. Then walked it off in the bottom of the sixth as …

Newark National Carter Golden had two hits in their win over Pike Creek. Photo by Nick Halliday

Canal stays undefeated; Newark National eliminates Pike Creek

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

In the District 2 Majors division tournament Canal Little League remains unbeaten with a win over Brandywine Little League in game 1 of the night. Brandywine was able to jump out to an early 1-0 lead after scoring a run on an error by Canal. Cana. answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 …

Canal Little League Anthony Ignudo 4 slaps hands with Hunter Pettit 13 in their win over Newark National. photo by Nick Halliday

Canal and Naamans advance to winners bracket

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  In the opening round of the District 2 Little League Majors division Canal and Naamans both advanced to the winners bracket. Both teams had commanding wins to open the tournament.    Canal Little League faced off with Newark National Little League in Game 1 of the double header. Newark National took an early 4-3 lead in the top of …

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Trans athlete bill sparks healthy debate in Senate committee

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Sports

A bill forcing transgender student athletes to compete only with others who share their biological gender drew some healthy discussion in the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.  “While the public could be broadly accepting of the idea that adults who want to identify as a different gender and undergo hormone treatment to live out their lives should be given space to …

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Trans athletes should compete based on birth gender, bill says 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Sports

A controversial topic that has swept the nation – transgender athletes – will show up in the Delaware General Assembly Wednesday.  Dubbed the “Fairness in Girls’ Sports Act,” Senate Bill 191 is on the agenda of the Senate Education Committee and if approved would force a trans student athlete to compete only with others who share their biological gender. Sponsored …

Vandrick Hamlin catches a pass in the 68th Blue Gold foorball game. Photo by Ben Fulton

Blue team breaks records in 68th DFRC All Star game

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  The  68th DFRC Blue-Gold All Star Football Game took place Friday night at the University at the University of Delaware. The Game showcases Hand-in-Hand Buddies children and young adults with intellectual disabilities and Delaware’s finest high school student leaders who participate as football players, cheerleaders, band members, and school ambassadors.    Forty-eight schools across the state will be represented …

Lonnie Wright founder and ownwe of Nothing But Net Sports Academy in his new facility in Hockessin. Photo by Nick Halliday

NBN Sports Academy opens new facility in Hockessin

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

NBN Sports Academy has opened its new facility in Hockessin. NBN purchased the old Hockessin Indoor Tennis Facility and turned it into a basketball and Volleyball training facility with 3 high school courts with shot clocks. The basketball courts can then be converted into 5 volleyball courts. The facility also includes a cafe, classrooms, and training and physical therapy area.   …

A grant fund created in 2023 allows the state to financially award organizations to attract more sports tourism. (Photo from Indoor Track Delaware)

State moves to bolster sports tourism with $11.3 million in grants

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Sports

An indoor track, a Frederica sports site, a pickleball complex and a tournament site have been  awarded $11.3 million from a state fund devoted to boosting sports tourism. Established last year, the Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund’s allocations are announced by the Delaware Tourism Office, providing grants in support of sports facilities like arenas, courts, fields, aquatics facilities, track and …