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Inside The Circle – DIAA Softball Tournament Preview

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Kasey Xenidis on the mond for Caravel Softball, photo by Nick Halliday   The 24-team field was announced Sunday by the DIAA softball committee. The top 8 seeds receive a 1st round bye, while the remaining 16 teams begin play on Tuesday the 17th. Here are the seeds and a preview of what should be a very competitive tournament. No. …

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Red Lion survives scare from unranked Archmere

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Peyton Pusey at bat for Red Lion Christian Academy, photo by Nick Halliday Fifth ranked Red Lion Christian Academy had to fight from behind on “Senior Night” to gain a softball win against Archmere 15-10 Wednesday. Senior Peyton Pusey led the way with 3 hits in 4 at-bats including two home runs and 4 runs-batted-in. Pusey, along with seniors Regan …

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Inside The Circle – Softball Week 7 Preview

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Savannah Laird pitching for Appoquinimink Softball, photo courtesy of Jack Pie The top 6 in our rankings all won last week. The only change in the top 10 is at the bottom as teams battle for conference titles and a spot in the 24-team field for the DIAA state tournament that is scheduled to begin May 17th. 1 No. Appoquinimink …

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Griffing’s grand slam lifts Red Lion

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Alayna Griffing hit a grand slam giving the Lions a 6-4 lead, photo by Nick Halliday Conrad went into the Lion’s Den ready to play No. 5 ranked Red Lion. The Red Wolves scored three runs  in the top of the first with an RBI single by Adriana Pesce followed by a two run home run off the bat of …

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Inside The Circle – Softball Week 6 Preview

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Appoquinimink softball doing a handsake at the mound, photo courtesy of apposoftball Instagram We enter week six of the softball season with a little “shake up” at the top of the rankings. No. 1 Appoquinimink (10-0) is the only unbeaten program in the Top 10 with wins over a solid Wilmington of Charter and #7 St. Mark’s. Savannah Laird recorded …

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Inside The Circle – Softball Week 5 Preview

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Angelina Edwards Red Lion throwing a pitch photo by Nick Halliday Week five begins today as many schools enjoy the Easter break. Top ranked Caravel takes a 7-0 record into Tuesday’s game at Seaford. Then the Bucs face two “out-of-state” programs Saturday. It will be a full week for No. 2 Sussex Central winners of 6 straight. First a rematch …

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High School softball 2022 season preview

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  The 2021 softball season concluded with a thrilling extra-inning championship game between Caravel and Sussex Central. This season those two teams expect to be in the mix for another title run along with several other teams as Spring sports got underway this week. As always, pitching is the focus and the state is blessed with a multitude of talent …