Middletown basketball Zion Mifflin attempts a shot in the triple overtime win over Appo photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Middletown wins thrilling triple overtime game against Appo

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

MIDDLETOWN:  The third-ranked Middletown Cavaliers pulled away from the seventh ranked Appo Jags in the third overtime for a comfortable 98-87 win in boys basketball. However, the game was anything but comfortable for the Cavaliers. The visitors from the east side of town held a 61-51 lead with :90 to go in regulation. Then the Jags fought back with clutch …

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 …

Middletown Basketball Akendre Matthews attempts a layup against Odessa photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Middletown breaks open a close game for decisive win

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  (Middletown)    The third ranked Middletown Cavaliers  outscored Odessa 23-5 in the final quarter to get the intra-district win Tuesday night 63-39 in boys basketball. The Ducks were down by just 6 points as Henry Nyasagare buried a corner “three” late in the third quarter to make the score 40-34 heading to the final 8:00. Middletown turned up the …

St Elizabeths Aidan Tobiason goes up for a dunk against Howard photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Week 7 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The Boys basketball season ends on February 21st so there are 15 days left in the regular season.  The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament  saw 6 boys games over the weekend including a big Blue …

Sanford girls basketball Jada Snow attempts a shot against St Elizabeths photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

Courtside View – Week 7 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season ends on February 21st so there are 15 days left in the regular season.  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 is here on Thursday night …

Sanford boys basketball Jayden Taylor attempts a shot against Howard photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Sanford defeats Howard behind big third quarter

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

 The No. 6 Sanford boys basketball team hosted unranked Howard Wildcats in front of a sold out crowd Thursday night. Sanford was riding a six game winning streak while Howard came in riding a 4 game winning streak.    From the opening tip Howard set the pace of the game both offensively and defensively. Their tenacious defense and attacking offense …

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 …

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Courtside View – Week 6 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Last week saw a bunch of close games that have affected the Delaware Live Rankings for this week,   The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament  starts on Friday night and Saturday and will feature 5 boys games over the 2 days at the Chase Fieldhouse,  The boys games will feature two top 10 match ups on Saturday night Howard …

Class 3A coach of year Mike Frederick from Cape Henlopen holding his award with DIFCA president John Wilson photo courtesy of Glenn Frazer

DIFCA awards banquet annouces Coaches of the Year

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Dover)  The Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association (DIFCA) held its 20th annual awards banquet Monday night at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. The All-Class teams were awarded trophies, including players of the year. Two officials were honored during the ceremony. John Patterson from the Northern Delaware Football Officials Association (DFOA) was awarded a plaque for his services since 1975. …

St Elizabeths Aidan Tobiason attempts a three pointer in their win over Saint Marks photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

St Elizabeth holds off Saint Mark’s

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

On a rare Monday night boys basketball matchup a packed St E’s Center watched No.1 undefeated St Elizabeth’s Vikings and a one loss Saint Mark’s Spartans face off. This is the first of two games for these two teams in less than two weeks as they will face off again on Feb. 2.   The Vikings came out hot right …