Caravel Academy softball team poses with the DIAA softball state championship trophy after defeating Sussex Central. Photo by Shannon Timmons

Inside The Circle: 2024 softball recap

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

With the 2024 softball season in the “rear view mirror”, we present our reflections of the year that culminates with the Blue-Gold All Star game to be played Wednesday at Red Lion Christian Academy and will be broadcast on Delaware Live Sports. Twenty-five different schools were represented on the three All State teams. Several of those players will participate in …

Caravel girls soccer team poses with the DIAA D2 state trophy. Photo courtesy of Caravel Athletics

Caravel finishes undefeated season with state championship

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

   The upset minded Ursuline Raiders met the Caravel Buccaneers Saturday evening in the Division 2 girls’ state championship at Cape Henlopen High School. Ursuline made their way through the tournament with upset wins over St. Marks and St. Andrews after winning their opening round match 1-0 versus The Sanford School.    12 minutes in half Caravel’s Sidney Hayden would …


Xenidis and Arrowsmith combine to keep Caravel on top

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

In the second matchup this season of non-conference teams Caravel and Cape Henlopen Caravel stayed red hot at the plate In the first matchup between these two teams the game went 6 scoreless innings before Caravel plated 5 runs to win 5-0.  The Caravel bats came alive in the 2nd inning but they left the bases loaded when a ground …

Smyrna vs DMA softball. Photo by Ben Fulton

Inside The Circle: Week 6 softball top 10

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Caravel recorded three wins last week to improve to 9-1 and hold on to the top spot in our rankings. The next six remain the same with some changes at the bottom of the top 10 as we close in on the final few weeks of the season. There are plenty of good matchups this week including Caravel traveling to …

Caravel softball Leah Richardson swings at a pitch. Photo by Nick Halliday

Inside The Circle: Week 5 softball top 10

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Caravel remains on top of our rankings despite a loss to undefeated Rising Sun (MD). There is movement after the Buccaneers while things stay the same from the 5th spot to No. 10. There are plenty of good matchups this week including 302 Sports live broadcast featuring No. 10 Cape at No. 4 Sussex Central.   No. 1 Caravel (6-1) The …

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On the Pitch: Week 4 girls soccer top 10

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The weather doesn’t look good again this week as the girls soccer resumes play for the final 4 week sprint to the state tournament..    The Division 1 No. 1 team Middletown is rolling along this season as they are off to a 5-0 start.  They have outscored their opponents 35-0 which is an average of 7-0 scores in their …

Cape Henlopen baseball Brad Marks winds up against Caravel photo by Benny Mitchell

Big fifth inning leads to Cape win

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  No. 2 Cape Henlopen Vikings hosted the No. 3 Caravel Buccaneers for a top five baseball matchup. Cape used a big fifth inning to after trailing for the first four to hold off the Buccaneers.    Caravel jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. After Aiden Alston reached on an error John Bujnowski …

Sussex Central vs Polytech Softball photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Inside The Circle: Week 3 softball top 10

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

The old saying goes, “April showers, bring May Flowers”. For the softball teams in the state it means postponements and rescheduling games. Many teams will be adjusting schedules in the coming weeks. Here is our “week-3” Top 10. No. 1 Caravel (3-0) The Buccaneers got one game in last week winning 9-1 at Sussex Tech as Kasey Xenidis threw a …

Sussex Central Madge Layfield throws a pitch during a game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Inside The Circle – Week 2 softball top 10

Glenn FrazerSports

The weather is wreaking havoc on the softball schedule this season and this week rain is predicted for the early part of the week. Many teams will be adjusting schedules in the coming weeks. Here is our “week-2” Top 10 with no changes from last week. No. 1 Caravel (2-0) The defending state champs opened the season with wins over …