Saint Marks girls soccer celebrates after a victory

Spartans punch ticket back to soccer championship game

Nick Alessandrini Headlines, High Schools, Sports

It was a packed hill at Saint Mark’s High School on Wednesday afternoon for the Division 2 Girls’ Soccer semi-final. The defending state champion #2 Saint Mark’s Spartans (13-2) would meet a team that got the best of them back in early May, the #3 Wilmington Friends Quakers (13-1-1). It was a 3-0 shutout victory for the Quakers but a …

Caravel softball Morgan Moxley throwing a ball during warmups photo by Nick Halliday

Inside The Circle – DIAA softball semifinal preview

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  “And then there were four…the 24-team field has been reduced to the final 4 as the DIAA softball tournament continues Tuesday”. The Henlopen Conference-South makes up half the field as both No. 4 seed Laurel and No. 6 seed Indian River scored late in their quarterfinal games to advance. The top  seed, Caravel used 13 hits to score a …

Salesianum Boys Basketball team with the trophy after winning the 2023 DIAA boys basketball state championship. photo by Mike Lang 2

Salesianum wins 2023 boys basketball state title

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Salesianum and William Penn both had tough roads getting through the bracket since neither team was a top seed. Salesianum came in as the No. 5 seed, while William Penn came in as the No.7 seed. Both teams came into this game battle tested and ready having had to knock off all the higher seeds to get there.    The …

William Penn basketball Emmanuel Vonhm puts upa shot agianst Jameer DeShields from Howard photo by Nick Halliday 2

William Penn, Salesianum advance to boys championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

William Penn and Salesianum both won their semi final games to advance to the DIAA Boys Basketball championship this Saturday night at the Bob Carpenter center.     William Penn entered the night as the lowest seed at No. 7, but they knew they belonged. They reached the semis by knocking off the No.2 seed Seaford Blue Jays on their home …

Cam Davis Jr. of Salesianum left and Trevor Copes of Caesar Rodney brought the capacity crowd to their feet Saturday night in their 126 championship match. Davis won a 3 1 decision

Tower Hill, St. Mark’s and Lake Forest end mat title droughts

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Lewes – The have nots became the haves at the 67th Annual DIAA Individual State Wrestling Championships Saturday night at Cape Henlopen High School. Tower Hill ended the longest drought crowning their first two state champions since Bill Rankin won the 130 pound weight class for the Hillers in 1972. Tower Hill junior Jack Duffy won a dramatic 6-5 decision …

Middletown basketball player Jaiden McGhee shooting a 3 pointer duing the win over Sanford in the DIAA quarterfinals photo by Nick Halliday

Top seed Middletown advances to final four at the Bob

Glenn Frazer Sports

The No. 1 seeded Middletown Cavaliers trailed early but fought back to take  a 15-10 lead after one quarter and would hold the advantage until the final buzzer in a 57-42 quarterfinal win at home Saturday. Number eight seed Sanford came out firing, going up 10-6 midway through the opening period thanks to two “three-point” shots by senior Sean Forrest. …

Seaford basektball Aivyon Matthews skies o block a shot during their win over Dover in the DIAA boys basketball state championship photo by Nick Halliday 1

Seaford grabs early lead and coasts

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Seaford boys basketball team put together a highlight reel of plays in the opening 12 minutes of their second round playoff game against Dover Thursday night. Seniors Brent Ricketts and Makel Hubbard both brought the sold out crowd to its feet with slam dunks as part of a 16-0 Blue Jays run to end the opening quarter. Leading 23-5 …