Salesianum football BJ Alleyne runs the ball against Smyrna photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Salesianum advances to DIAA football semifinal

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

WILMINGTON ā€“ B.J. Alleyne was not going to let something like the Smyrna defense stop him. The Salesianum senior running back, who had already scored four times against the Eagles in their DIAA Class 3A football quarterfinal, lined up in the shotgun on fourth and goal from the 2 with seven seconds showing on the clock. Alleyne took the snap …

Smyrna volleyball Elise Carter celebrates after a point during the state championship photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Smyrna wins first volleyball state championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

NEWARK ā€” No doubt, Smyrna got contributions from all six positions on the floor during the DIAA championship match on Thursday night at the Bob Carpenter Center. But the big three ā€” Anna Richardson, Elise Carter and Eliza Schneider ā€” were just too much for Ursuline as the Eagles captured their first state title with a decisive 3-1 win. This …

Cape Henlopen field hockey team celebrates being handed the championship trophy photo couresy of Nick Halliday

Cape Henlopen avenges Smyrna for state championship

Shannon Timmons Headlines, Sports

This matchup had been much anticipated as these two teams are no strangers to each other or the DIAA tournament. The regular season matchup went to Smyrna 2-1 at Capeā€™s Champions Stadium, appropriately named as they have ten State Championships going into today.Ā  Smyrna and Cape have met in the finals the past two seasons, splitting titles (Cape in 2021, …

Cape Henlopen field hockey celebrates after scoring a goal against Milford photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Smyrna and Cape Henlopen advanceĀ 

Shannon Timmons Headlines, Sports

  The re-match is set as Smyrna and Cape Henlopen advance to the DIAA Tournament Finals.These two faced off in 2021 and 2022 in the finals with Cape winning in 2021 and Smyrna winning in 2022. In the regular season game, the advantage went to Smyrna 2-1. I want to extend congratulations to both Milford and Charter School of Wilmington …

Dover football John Parker runs the ball against Smyrna photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Dover edges Smyrna for first time in 5 years

Nick Halliday Headlines, High Schools, Sports

Before last night’s game the Dover Senators had not been able to beat the Smyrna Eagles since 2018 and for the first time in head coach Chipp Knapps Career. In 2018 Dover defeated Smyrna 46-38 in front of a homecoming crowd at Dover. In that game they were powered by Jordan McGee (Temple) and Javon Peace (Central Connecticut State) who …

Middletown football offensice line blocks for their quarterback against Smyrna photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Middletown defense instrumental in Harvest Bowl win

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  Middletown continued its dominance over Smyrna in the regular season atĀ  Charles V. WilliamsĀ  Stadium Friday night but it wasn’t easy. The underdog Eagles had the ball with a chance to win, but Middletown’s Jacobi Rodgers intercepted a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game to preserve the Cavaliers 14-12 win. Both defenses played …

William Penns Daniel Sinclair works for a takedown against Smyrnas Tyree Heath at 144 pounds. Sinclair won 11 4. Photo by Pam Lane 1

William Penn grapplers upset fifth-ranked Smyrna

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

New Castle – The Wm. Penn wrestlers knew the history heading into their Monday night showdown with number five ranked Smyrna. The Colonials last win over the Eagles was 17 years ago in 2006. Monday night’s win was the biggest win for the program over the last 20 years as Wm. Penn defeated Smyrna 39-32 in front of a loud …

Smyrna Football players Nolan Fretz 4 Yamir Knight 80 Brian Wright 18 Markell Holman 7 during the 3A championship game photo by Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna Eagles “fly high” for state title

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

In their semifinal victory two weeks ago, the Smyrna Eagles used multiple offensive sets to feature the run game, only attempting five passes to advance to the championship game. Once they got to Delaware Stadium, it was Brian Wright and the passing attack that propelled the Eagles to the 4th title in school history since 2015. It just goes to …

Smyrna Eagles running back Markell Hohlman rushed during their victory over Middletown photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna advances to 3A title game with dominating win over Middletown

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

In the 3A quarterfinal round last week, three teams “flipped the script” avenging losses during the regular season. Smyrna did the same Friday night in the semis with a convincing 48-0 win over Middletown, a team the Eagles lost to 21-14 back in September.Ā  Smyrna mixed up the offense using the “wildcat”, “earthquake”, and the spread with very little passing, …

Delmar Field Hockey posing with the state championship trophy photo by Nick Halliday

Delmar field hockey dominates, Smyrna upsets Cape

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

The Delmar Wildcats completely dominated the Division 2 DIAA Field Hockey state championship. They outshot Archmere Academy 50-1 and totaled 23 corners in the game en route to a 7-1 victory to capture their seventh straight state championship.Ā  Ā Macy Bradford led the Wildcats with 2 goals and 3 assists. Archmere’s goal was scored by Bella Dellā€™Oso which was the only …