Dover basketball Dorell Little dribbles down court against Middletown in the DIAA semi final photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Dover and Salesianum advance to state championship

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Newark)      The second seeded Dover Senators and fourth seed Salesianum advanced to the boys basketball final with wins Thursday night at a “sold out” Bob Carpenter Center. For The defending state champion Sals, it will be the third straight appearance in the final. They fell to Tower Hill two years ago and won the school’s third title last …

Ursuline Academy Jezelle GG Banls tales a shot against Sanford n the DIAA quarterfinals photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Pivotal third quarters propel Ursuline and Caravel to championship

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Newark)  The two top seeds advanced to the DIAA girls basketball championship game with wins Wednesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center. A dominating performance in the third quarter was the difference for both top seed Caravel and 2nd seeded Ursuline.  In the opening semifinal, Sanford held a 19-11 lead to begin the second half. Then Ursuline went on a …

Ursuline girls basketball Jezelle GG Banks attempts a layup against Dover as she scored 32 points in the game photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Freshman duo powers Ursuline past Dover

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

No. 2 seed Ursuline hosted the No. 10 seed Dover senators in the quarter finals of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) girls basketball state championship Monday night at Laffey-McHugh Gymnasium.  The Freshman gaurd duo of Jezelle “GG” Banks and Taylor Brown combined for 54 points as the Raiders eliminated the Dover senators DIAA girls basketball state championship. They Defeated …

Middletown basketball Azjuan Matthews slams the ball in their win over Saint Marks photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Middletown advances to the final four with win over Saint Mark’s 

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Middletown)   The Middletown Cavaliers used a late first quarter run to grab an 18-11 lead and never look back in a convincing quarterfinal win in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday.  Clyde Frasier, Jack Murdaugh, and Zion Mifflin each made three point shots in the opening eight minutes of play to lead the Cavs effort. Frasier aggressively drove the …

St Elizabeth basketball Kenneth Hunter Jr take a shot against Mount Pleasant photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

St Elizabeth holds off Mount to advance

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The No.1 seeded St Elizabeth Vikings hosted the No. 17 Mount Pleasant Green Knights in the second round of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) boys basketball state championship.    The two teams didn’t play each other during the regular season, but the two teams are very familiar. It set up the return of the Lawrence twins Jayden and Justin, …

St Elizabeths Aiden Tobiason holds the ball against Sanford photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Courtside View – Boys basketball second round playoff preview

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The second round of the boys state basketball tournament kicks off tonight.  The eight second round games all tip off at 7 pm as the 2024 State tournament continues.  Here is a look of the eight games,   No. 9 Howard (14-7). at No. 8 William Penn (16-4)   The Wildcats advanced with a 61-46 win over McKean on Tuesday night.  …

Anthony Andrews of Sussex Tech top and Malachi Stratton of Sussex Central photo courtesy of Eric Donato

DIAA State Wrestling Championships Bracket Breakdown

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

106 pounds This may be the most wide open bracket in the tournament. Top seed Austin Gueirrieri (Cape Henlopen) is the favorite with wins over all top seeds, but he will see eighth grader Dominic Spennato (Red Lion) who he had the narrowest margin of victory over this year, a 3-2 decision back in January. The top bracket is loaded …

Sussex Central Division I wrestling state champions posing with the state championship trophy photo courtesy of Sussex Central Facebook

Sussex Central rolls early to state dual championship

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Smyrna – Sussex Central head coach Shane Miller used the experience of last year to motivate his team on what it would take to win the DIAA Division I state wrestling championship. “Last year after we lost I took them into the locker room and told them we will be back here and remember what this feels like,” Miller said. That …

Delaware Military Academy DMA wrestling posing with the division II state championship trophy photo courtesy of DMA Athletics Twitter

Seahawks pin their way to second state wrestling title

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Smyrna – Delaware Military Academy rode six pins enroute to a 38-32 victory over St. Mark’s to capture the DIAA Division II state championships. The title was the second for the Seahawks in consecutive years. The championship match began at 113 pounds, the Seahawks reeled off three straight wins to begin the match all earning bonus points. Cole Perrin got it …

Caravel football Craig Miller runs the ball against Archmere in the DIAA 2A football state championship photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez 1

Caravel runs to school’s first title since 2012

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

The Caravel Buccaneers completed a perfect season with a convincing 35-13 DIAA Class AA championship win against Archmere Saturday. The Bucs broke open a close halftime game with a stout running attack powered by the “O” line scoring two touchdowns on four plays early in the third quarter. Senior running backs Jordan and Craig Miller led the way as the …