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Salesianum, Saint Mark’s, Padua, Tatnall run away with state titles

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The 2024 DIAA Track and Field state championships crowned four teams as state champions  as well as many individuals at Dover high school.    Salesianum took the boys Division I state championship for the fourth year in a row. Ethan Walther took home to first place medals in the 800 and 3200 meter runs. While James Kennedy took first place …

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Dover boys basketball team poses after winning the DIAA boys basketball state championship photo courtesy of Dover High Facebook

Dover stays the course to win state championship

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

Coming of the heels of their upset victory over St. Elizabeth’s in the semi-finals, Salesianum looked to be the more comfortable team early. Good team defense by the No. 6 seed forced Dover High School out of their offense as the basket appeared to have the proverbial lid on it for the Senators. The No. 2 seed from Kent County …

Ursuline Academy girls basketball team raises the DIAA state championship tropy with their fellow classmates photo courtesy of Ursuline Academy

Banks carries Ursuline to state title

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

After a slow start and a feeling out process by both teams, the girls’ state championship game between the Ursuline Raiders and the Caravel Buccaneers heated up. Larry Banks’ Caravel squad demonstrated patience and strong work on the glass to score in a variety of different ways by multiple players after the first 2 minutes. Coach Noonan of Ursuline on …

Dover basketball Dorell Little dribbles down court against Middletown in the DIAA semi final photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Dover and Salesianum advance to state championship

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Newark)      The second seeded Dover Senators and fourth seed Salesianum advanced to the boys basketball final with wins Thursday night at a “sold out” Bob Carpenter Center. For The defending state champion Sals, it will be the third straight appearance in the final. They fell to Tower Hill two years ago and won the school’s third title last …

Ursuline Academy Jezelle GG Banls tales a shot against Sanford n the DIAA quarterfinals photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Pivotal third quarters propel Ursuline and Caravel to championship

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Newark)  The two top seeds advanced to the DIAA girls basketball championship game with wins Wednesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center. A dominating performance in the third quarter was the difference for both top seed Caravel and 2nd seeded Ursuline.  In the opening semifinal, Sanford held a 19-11 lead to begin the second half. Then Ursuline went on a …

Ursuline girls basketball Jezelle GG Banks attempts a layup against Dover as she scored 32 points in the game photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Freshman duo powers Ursuline past Dover

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

No. 2 seed Ursuline hosted the No. 10 seed Dover senators in the quarter finals of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) girls basketball state championship Monday night at Laffey-McHugh Gymnasium.  The Freshman gaurd duo of Jezelle “GG” Banks and Taylor Brown combined for 54 points as the Raiders eliminated the Dover senators DIAA girls basketball state championship. They Defeated …

Salesianum boys basketball Justin Hinds attempts a three pointer against Sanford photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Salesianum survives late push by Sanford to advance

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

The 3rd game of the DIAA boys’ basketball quarter finals round kicked off to a fast start Saturday afternoon as both teams seemed unfazed by the capacity crowd. The home team, Salesianum, turned tough half court defense into easy baskets at the offensive end as Sanford struggled to stop the ball in transition. Despite the strong effort by the Warrior …

St Elizabeths basketball Julius Wright 23 backs down a Howard defender photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Top seed St. Elizabeth knocks off Howard in quarter finals

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

With the top seed in the 2024 boys’ basketball state tournament, the St. Elizabeth’s Vikings knew they would get Howard High School’s best effort Saturday night. Despite a rough start shooting, the Vikings withstood the early defensive intensity from the Wildcats and used their athleticism to take a 13-12 lead on the last possession of the quarter on a 25 …

Middletown basketball Azjuan Matthews slams the ball in their win over Saint Marks photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Middletown advances to the final four with win over Saint Mark’s 

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Middletown)   The Middletown Cavaliers used a late first quarter run to grab an 18-11 lead and never look back in a convincing quarterfinal win in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday.  Clyde Frasier, Jack Murdaugh, and Zion Mifflin each made three point shots in the opening eight minutes of play to lead the Cavs effort. Frasier aggressively drove the …