Middletown basketball Zion Mifflin attempts a shot in the triple overtime win over Appo photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Middletown wins thrilling triple overtime game against Appo

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

MIDDLETOWN:Ā  The third-ranked Middletown Cavaliers pulled away from the seventh ranked Appo Jags in the third overtime for a comfortable 98-87 win in boys basketball. However, the game was anything but comfortable for the Cavaliers. The visitors from the east side of town held a 61-51 lead with :90 to go in regulation. Then the Jags fought back with clutch …

William Penn basketball celebrates after a timeout in their win over Appo photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

William Penn wins Flight-A opener over Appo High

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  (Middletown, DE)Ā  William Penn fell behind early, but closed the first quarter on a 16-5 run to lead Appoquinimink 21-10 Thursday night in boys basketball action. The Colonials actually found themselves down 1-0 before the game clock started. A William Penn player dunked the ball during pregame warmups, resulting in a technical foul. Jaguar junior guard Riley Busby converted …

Middletown Cavaliers girls soccer team earned the 2023 division I state championship photo by Jason Winchell

Middletown defeats Appo for DI girls soccer title

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

DOVER ā€“ Gabby Riley scored three times, and that was more than enough for her Middletown Cavaliers girls soccer team, who went on to a 4-2 victory over Appoquinimink in the DIAA Division I state championship match on Friday night at Delaware State University. It was the second title for the Cavs, who also won in 2017.   Middletown, the …

NEW Appoquinimink basketball Christian Barksdale 4 takes a jump shot against Cape Henlopen photo by Nick Haliday 1280x720 1

Cape, Appo doubleheaders produce two quality games

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Middletown)Ā  The Cape Henlopen Vikings and Appoquinimink Jaguars scheduled a “rare” boys and girls varsity basketball double header Thursday. The two teams provided those in attendance with close and dramatic games.Ā  The boys game featured No. 7 Appo with a record of 9-3 versus unranked Cape with a 9-4 mark. Appo jumped out to an early 8-0 lead thanks to …

Appoquinimink basketball team celebrates after Haji Bell 1 hit a buzzer beater to force overtime photo by Nick Halliday 1

Bonus Hoops as No. 7 Appo holds off No. 6 CaravelĀ 

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Middletown, DE)Ā  When the 6th and 7th ranked teams in the Delaware Live-302 Sports poll get together, a close game is expected. That is exactly what transpired Tuesday night as the Caravel Buccaneers (No. 6) and Appoquinimink Jaguars (No. 7) battled into overtime in a Jags 71-62 victory. There was no indication the game would be tightly contested early, as …

St Georges Hawks quarterback Donovan Brooks drops back to attempt a pass photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

St. Georges survives late comeback attempt from Appoquinimink

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

It was a highly anticipated 2 vs. 7 matchup between the 4-6 St. Georges Hawks and the 6-4 Appoquinimink Jaguars.Ā  Both teams rounded into form with strong second halves of the season and were perhaps coming into this game playing their best football. Appo was riding high coming off an impressive comeback effort against Salesianum last week to earn a …

Middletown football

Top-ranked Middletown beats Appo with big plays

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

The Appoquinimink Jaguars have never beaten their district rival Middletown (on the field) in football since the Jags started playing on the varsity level in 2009. That streak continued Friday night in a “hard-fought” game at Appoquinimink High School. The defending state champions scored on two long plays to secure a 14-0 win in front of a capacity crowd of …

Cape Henlopen Baseball 2022 DIAA State Champs

Cape holds off Appo for state championship

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON ā€” Cape Henlopen picked the right time to put up a crooked number on the scoreboard in the DIAA baseball championship game on Monday night. The Vikings scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning, then held off a potential Appoquinimink rally in the seventh for a 4-1 win and their second title since 2018. On a …

Appoquinimink baseball Owen Parish scores a run at frawely stadium photo by Nick Halliday

Appo returns to title game for third straight year

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Appo junior Owen Parrish smacked the 1st pitch of the game to deep left-center for a triple, propelling the Jags to an early lead they would not relinquish. Parrish scored on a wild pitch, and Chase Fleming came home on a Chad Lawrence single to give the 3rd seeded Jags a 1st inning 2-0 advantage. The bottom of the order …