Caravel Buccaneers Football team entering the field photo by Nick Halliday

Football nights at Bob Peoples Stadium

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  Caravel Academy‚Äôs Bob Peoples Stadium was one of the first premier stadiums in the state. The turf field, lights, large scoreboard and two large bleachers that match in size on both the home and away side of the stadium. Not to mention tons of room along the fence that surrounds the track where fans can take in the game …

Caravel softball your 2023 diaa softball state champs photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Caravel scores late to win DIAA softball title

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

What started out as a pitcher’s duel ended up a 7-0 state championship for the Caravel Buccaneers Saturday at the University of Delaware softball field. Through four innings, Indian River’s Kinsley Hall was “perfect” retiring all 12 batters she faced. Kasey Xenidis of Caravel was pretty special too, keeping the Indians off the scoreboard, allowing 3 hits in her 5 …

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 …

Archmere girls soccer celebrates after scoring the go ahead goal against Caravel photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Archmere girls soccer upsets Caravel 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

  The No. 4 seed Archmere Auks girls soccer team upset No. 1 Caravel in the Division II Girls Soccer State Championship by a score of 2-1 Wednesday night at Caravel.   After both teams were held scoreless in the first half Atchmere got on the scoreboard first. Christina Rosebaum of Archmere made a great pass on a through ball …

Tower Hill basketball Dean Shepherd sets up a play in their game against Caravel Photo by Nick Halliday

No. 1 Tower Hill completes comeback on the road

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

Two top 5 teams in the state of Delaware met up Thursday night in Bear in what would be a 4 quarter battle. Both teams came into the contest at 5-2 but only one would leave with their 6th win. Tower Hill looking to rebound from a recent loss to Sanford and Caravel still hadn‚Äôt dropped a game to an …


Mahan, Radecki win inaugural girls’ wrestling competition

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Newark – The weekend of the 30th Annual Beast of the East Wrestling Tournament added a new wrinkle. Fifty-three girls spread across nine weight classes with schools in the surrounding states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia plus two teams from Tennessee, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Utah and Florida. Delaware Military‚Äôs senior Alyssa Mahan etched her name in history …

Caravel Buccaneers Football team entering the field photo by Nick Halliday

Buccaneer defense stifles Lake Forest

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, 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 …

Coach Bill DiNardo receives a plaque after winning his 300th career game photo courtesy of Mike Lang of the Dialogue

Sallies’ DiNardo reaches 300-win milestone

Nick HallidayHeadlines, 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 HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Saint Mark‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 FrazerHeadlines, 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‚Äôs record 12th DIAA softball state title. The game featured two sophomores in the circle in Madge Layfield of Central and Kasey Xenidis of …