DMA Gabe Swift makes a layup in their win over Smyrna in the first round of the DIAA State Championship photo courtesy of shotbymaddi3

DMA rallys for comeback win to advance

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON — Delaware Military Academy’s boys basketball team averaged nearly 61 points per game this season, but at halftime of the 13th-seeded Seahawks’ opening-round DIAA tournament game against No. 20 Smyrna on Feb. 27, they had just 13 points and trailed the Eagles by 7. But in front of a spirited and emotional crowd inside the dome, DMA mounted a …

Mount Pleasant Jaden Scott attempts a shot in OT win over Odessa photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Mount Pleasant wins opening round thriller in OT

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

The Mount Pleasant Green Knights hang their hat on defense to keep them in close, low-scoring games. Eight times this season they have been involved in games decided by five points or less. In the opening round of the DIAA boys basketball tournament Tuesday night, the ‘Knights were again involved in a close-defensive ball game with Odessa. Neither team led …

St Georges basketball Blair Thomas attempts a shot against St Elizabeth photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Boys basketball first round playoff preview

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The first round of the boys state basketball tournament kicks off tonight.  The eight first round games all tip off at 7 pm as we get the 2024 tournament started.  Here is a look into the eight games today.   No. 24 Mckean (16-4) at No. 9 Howard (13-7).  These two Blue Hen Flight B teams meet again to decide …

St Elizabeths Julius Wright attempts a shot in their game against Dover photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Vikings are top seed in DIAA Boys Basketball Championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  The No. 1 ranked St Elizabeth’s Vikings are the number one seed in this year’s Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Associations (DIAA) boys basketball state championship. The brackets were revealed today as the committee met at the DIAA headquarters in Dover.    St Elizabeths suffered just one loss this season when the No. 5 so have a chance to meet again …

Sanford boys basketball Jayden Taylor take a shot against St Elizabeths photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Sanford hands St. Elizabeth its first loss of the season

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

No. 6 Sanford ‘s boys basketball team handed No. 1 St. Elizabeth their first loss of the season at a sold-out St. E Center Friday night. The Vikings were on an 18 game winning streak and were the last remaining undefeated team in both boys and girls basketball in the state.  Sanford brought the intensity right from the beginning of …

Odessa basketball Jaylen Bernikow take a three pointer against Middletown photo couresy of Nick Halliday

Courtside View – Week 8 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The Boys basketball season ends next Wednesday, The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The St Georges Tech Hawks are one of the hottest teams right now as they have won 6 straight including wins over Appoquinimink, Odessa, and Caravel.  They host Blue …

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:  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 …

Sanford boys basketball Jayden Taylor attempts a shot against Howard photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Sanford defeats Howard behind big third quarter

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

 The No. 6 Sanford boys basketball team hosted unranked Howard Wildcats in front of a sold out crowd Thursday night. Sanford was riding a six game winning streak while Howard came in riding a 4 game winning streak.    From the opening tip Howard set the pace of the game both offensively and defensively. Their tenacious defense and attacking offense …

St Elizabeths Aidan Tobiason attempts a three pointer in their win over Saint Marks photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

St Elizabeth holds off Saint Mark’s

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

On a rare Monday night boys basketball matchup a packed St E’s Center watched No.1 undefeated St Elizabeth’s Vikings and a one loss Saint Mark’s Spartans face off. This is the first of two games for these two teams in less than two weeks as they will face off again on Feb. 2.   The Vikings came out hot right …