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Caravel dominates individual wrestling state championships

Benny Mitchell High Schools, Sports

Alex Poore holds up four fingers as he celebrates his fourth state championship. Photo by Kenny Correll LEWES — For only the second time since 1992, a tournament champion was recognized at the DIAA Individual Wrestling State Championships. And for the second time in those two years Caravel Academy won the tournament points race with 247 points. The Bucs also …

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Appo outlasts Smyrna in double overtime

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Photo by Nick Halliday   The Appoquinimink Jaguars scored 6 points at the free-throw line in the final two minutes of regulation, forced a turnover to tie the game in the 1st overtime, then outscored Smyrna 16-11 in double OT for a 64-59 win Thursday night in boys top ten basketball. The 6th ranked Jags gained a late 1st quarter …

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Sallies beats Smyrna with strong team effort 

Joe Singles Headlines, Sports

Sam Walsh of Salesianum blocks a shot as he teammates watch in a win over Smyrna photo by Nick Halliday   The Smyrna Silver Eagles visited Salesianum Friday afternoon for a mid-season matchup between two ranked teams with good size and athleticism. The game started with both teams struggling offensively. Despite their efforts, Sallies missed a number of open lay-ups …

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Caravel wins low scoring affair 48-44

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

John Clemmons Caravel Basketball The Caravel Buccaneers held off a furious fourth quarter rally by Smyrna for a 48-44 boy’s basketball win Wednesday night on the Eagles home floor. The Bucs’ John Clemmons was riddled with foul trouble and sat out a good portion of the second quarter but still managed to lead the team with 21 points. The Eagles …

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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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Wayne Knight “keys” Smyrna playoff win

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez (Smyrna)  Smyrna senior running back, Wayne Knight ran for 4 touchdowns and 3 two-point conversions to lead the Eagles past William Penn 46-6 in a DIAA quarterfinal game Friday night. A blustery wind sent the temperatures into the low 20’s at Charles V. Williams Stadium, but it never “cooled off” the red-hot Smyrna offense. Knight …

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Smryna battles through the elements and Salesianum for the victory

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

WILMINGTON — Smyrna wasn’t going to let a little rain get in the way when they took the field against Salesianum on Friday night at Abessinio Stadium. A little rain, or a lot of rain, or a whole lot of rain with a stiff wind thrown in for good measure. The weather was not the greatest, but the show went …

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Middletown Defense “Shines” in Harvest Bowl

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Middletown football defense celebrates after a big play A much-anticipated battle of the top two ranked teams in the state lived up to it’s billing for three quarters Friday night. The 4th and deciding quarter belonged to the visiting Cavaliers in a 28-14 Harvest Bowl win at Smyrna. Both teams have talented offenses and highly recruited quarterbacks but the defenses …