Saint Marks Sophia Baffone attempts a three point shot against Conrad photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Courtside View – Girls basketball first round playoff preview

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The first round of the girls state basketball tournament kicks off tonight.  The eight first round games all tip off at 7 pm as we get the 2024 tournament started.  Here is a look of the eight games,   No. 24 Smyrna (13-7) at No. 9 Archmere (12-8).  The Auks have had a challenging schedule this year and it will …

Caravel girls basketball Chasity Wilson attempts a shot against Ursuline photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Caravel takes top seed in DIAA girls basketball state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The Caravel Buccaneers girls basketball team is the No. 1 seed in this year’s Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Associations (DIAA) girls basketball state championship. Even after suffering a season ending loss to No. 6 seed Sanford Warriors the Buccaneers still had the most points based on the formula used by the DIAA to determine seedings..    With Caravel on the top …

Sanford girls basketball Adrianna Rogers dribbles the ball up against St Elizabeths photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Courtside View – Final girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season ends on  Wednesday and the brackets for the state tournament will come out on Friday morning.   The seedings come out Friday and their is a lot of intrigue this year as there are many teams on the bubble.  I’m looking forward to see where teams will be when they come out on Friday morning.   …

Caravel girls basketball Chasity Wilson attempts a shot in their win over Ursuline photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

Courtside View – Week 8 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season ends next week The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The regular season game that everyone has been waiting for since early December did not disappoint as Ursuline and Caravel played an instant classic last week.  Ursuline raced out …

Caravels Chastity Speedy Wilson attempts a three pointer as the crowd behind her started to cheer in their win over Ursuline photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Caravel prevails over Ursuline in front of home crowd 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

No. 1 Ursuline Academy Raiders visited No. 2 Caravel Buccaneers to face off in what could be a state championship preview in girls basketball. This game certainly had a postseason feel leading up to the game as Caravel’s gymnasium was filled an hour before tipoff, with fans waiting outside in case anyone left since they were at full capacity. The …

Archmere girls basketball Bridget Mallot attempts a shot during a game photo courtesy of Mike Lang of the Dialog

Courtside View – Week 6 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season will heat up this week as there is a lot of big conference games coming up this week,   The Diamond State conference could be decided on Thursday night as the two undefeated teams in conference play meet as Atchmere travels to St Elizabeth’s.     The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament starts this Friday and …

Cape Henlopen girls basketball Amalia Fruchtman attempts a layup during a game photo courtesy of Pat Woods

Courtside View – Week 6 girls basketball Top 10

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season will heat up this week as the snow melts outside.  The snow last week knocked out a full schedule of games meaning the next 4 weeks will be filled with a lot of action.   The Diamond State conference had a real big game last week as Archmere traveled to DMA.  The Auks won their fifth …

a basketball player in front of a crowd

No. 2 Sanford girls heading back to title game

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Sanford Girls Basketball teams in semi final game versus Ursuline photo by Nick Halliday   The No. 2 Sanford Warriors find themselves heading back to the DIAA Girls Basketball State Championship for the second year in a row with a big win over #6 Ursuline 43-26 .  In the first quarter neither team was able to get it going, combining …

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No. 1 Buccaneers girls advance to championship game

Nick HallidayHeadlines, 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 …