Caravel Buccaneers Football team entering the field photo by Nick Halliday

Buccaneer defense stifles Lake Forest

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Division II state championship game in 1989 was played at Dover High between Lake Forest and Caravel in an 18-14 Buccaneers win. Ironically, the two head coaches (Fred Johnson and John Reed) played against each other in that game, the 1st of four titles for Caravel. The two coaches reminisced about that game, that took place over 30 years …

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Sallies’ DiNardo reaches 300-win milestone

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

  Salesianum School Football Coach Bill DiNardo reached the 300-win milestone when his team defeated St. Georges 16-14 in a Sept. 25 thriller that came down to a last minute field goal. He became the second coach in Delaware High School football history to do that, joining Coach Bob Tattersall Sr. from Wilmington Friends with 300 career wins. DiNardo has …

Saint Marks Girls Soccer State Champions photo by Nick Halliday

Spartans crowned Division II Soccer Champs

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Saint Mark’s avenged last year’s loss in the state championship to Caravel with a 2-1 victory to capture the 2022 DIAA Division II girls soccer state championship. Caravel was able to edge the Spartans by a score of 3-2 last season, but 2022 was Saint Mark’s year.  Saint Marks took the opening possession of the game with a drop back …

2022 Caravel Softball state championship photo by Nick Haliday

Caravel wins thrilling softball championship over Sussex Central

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

A Memorial weekend crowd of nearly 700 fans witnessed another great game between Caravel and Sussex Central at the University of Delaware. For the 2nd straight year, the Buccaneers won by a single run for the program’s record 12th DIAA softball state title. The game featured two sophomores in the circle in Madge Layfield of Central and Kasey Xenidis of …

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Inside The Circle – DIAA Softball Tournament Preview

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Kasey Xenidis on the mond for Caravel Softball, photo by Nick Halliday   The 24-team field was announced Sunday by the DIAA softball committee. The top 8 seeds receive a 1st round bye, while the remaining 16 teams begin play on Tuesday the 17th. Here are the seeds and a preview of what should be a very competitive tournament. No. …

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High School softball 2022 season preview

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  The 2021 softball season concluded with a thrilling extra-inning championship game between Caravel and Sussex Central. This season those two teams expect to be in the mix for another title run along with several other teams as Spring sports got underway this week. As always, pitching is the focus and the state is blessed with a multitude of talent …

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Johnston shines as Caravel Girls win State Championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

Caravel Girls Baketball team posing wit the State Championship trophy photo by Nick Halliday NEWARK — The sixth time was definitely the charm. Caravel, a perennial power in Delaware in girls basketball, had gone 0-5 in the DIAA championship game since 2013. But one of the players who was on the last team to make it to the title game …

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No. 1 Buccaneers girls advance to championship game

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Caravel Buccaneers girls basketball celebrates celebrate advancing to the state championship photo by Nick Halliday Caravel came out and showed why they were the No. 1 seed in the early game of the Girls Basketball State Championship semi-finals with a convincing 54-36 win over No. 5 Tatnall.  After a pretty even first quarter Caravel was able to pull away behind …

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Caravel Survives valiant effort from Woodbridge in Girl’s Quarterfinal

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Caravel girls basketball team coming out of a huddle photo by Nick Halliday The Caravel Buccaneers girls’ basketball team came into Monday night’s quarterfinals as the #1 seed in the DIAA Girls’ Basketball Tournament.  Led by reigning Delaware Player of the Year, India Johnston, the Buccaneers were heavily favored heading into their matchup with the ninth-seeded Woodbridge.   They had …