Coach Bill DiNardo receives a plaque after winning his 300th career game photo courtesy of Mike Lang of the Dialogue

Sallies’ DiNardo reaches 300-win milestone

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

  Salesianum School Football Coach Bill DiNardo reached the 300-win milestone when his team defeated St. Georges 16-14 in a Sept. 25 thriller that came down to a last minute field goal. He became the second coach in Delaware High School football history to do that, joining Coach Bob Tattersall Sr. from Wilmington Friends with 300 career wins. DiNardo has …

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Top-ranked Middletown beats Appo with big plays

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Appoquinimink Jaguars have never beaten their district rival Middletown (on the field) in football since the Jags started playing on the varsity level in 2009. That streak continued Friday night in a “hard-fought” game at Appoquinimink High School. The defending state champions scored on two long plays to secure a 14-0 win in front of a capacity crowd of …

Middletown quarterback Austin Troyer about to take a snap against Smyrna photo by Ben Fulton

Middletown wins thrilling Harvest Bowl

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Middletown continued its dominance over Smyrna in regular-season games, winning the annual Harvest Bowl in a “thriller” in front of a packed house at Cavalier Stadium. In a contest dictated by the home team in the opening half, and the visiting Eagles in the second half, it came down to a 4th down and 13 pass play with :13 left …

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Padua win state championship on PK kicks

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Padua Academy and Middletown went the distance as they battled for the DIAA Division I girls soccer state championship at Delaware State’s Alumni. Padua was able to capture their fourth straight state championship with a 3-1 penalty kick victory over Middletown.  At the end of regular time the two teams were tied 3-3. Pauda got on the board first as …

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Middletown’s depth key to victory over Woodbridge

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Middletown Boys Basketball photo by Nick Halliday The DIAA State Indoor Track Meet is scheduled for next Saturday (19th), but Friday night in Middletown, the 9th ranked Cavaliers and Woodbridge provided their own brand of “a track sprinting event” in boys basketball. The two teams raced up and down the court playing the 1st half in barely 30 minutes of …

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Salesianum holds off Middletown’s late run

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

Photo by Nick Halliday MIDDLETOWN — Salesianum’s basketball team watched the losses pile up while battling the likes of Neumann-Goretti, Imhotep Charter and Roman Catholic in the opening weeks of the season. But those days seem further and further away as the Sals move into the heart of the season. Sallies, ranked fifth in the latest Delaware Live top 10, …

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Middletown cruises to win over Newark

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Middletown Cavaliers used a 12-0 run in the 1st quarter to lead 19-8 and never looked back in a boys basketball win Thursday night at Newark High School.  The Yellowjackets were down 25-12 midway through the 2nd quarter before slicing the Cavs lead to single digits at 25-16 with 2:45 left, but Middletown would push the advantage to 32-19 …

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Middletown spoils Spartans home opener

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Jaiden McGhee talks with head coach Azeez Ali Middletown Basketball MILLTOWN —The game got off to a slow start in terms of scoring as defense and turnovers, combined with some shooting woes, was the story in the first quarter. Both teams came out slow but Middletown held a 10-8 lead after the first.  The offenses found their way in the …

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Davis shines as Middletown wins first title since 2012

Nick Alessandrini Headlines, Sports

Middletown Cavaliers Class 3A Football State Champions photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery   It was a perfect day for Championship Football at Delaware Stadium. The rain held off until the nightcap and that allowed for a great matchup between #1 Smyrna and #2 Middletown in the DIAA Class AAA Final. A rematch of the Harvest Bowl from way back …

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Big plays were key in Middletowns semifinal win

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Middletown – The Middletown Cavaliers advanced to their 10th championship game since 2010 with a 33-15 win over long-time rival Salesianum Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd. Big plays were the key for Middletown as all five touchdowns covered 31 yards or more. The game began with the longest play of the night when Zy’Aire Tart took the …