Salesianum Boys Basketball team with the trophy after winning the 2023 DIAA boys basketball state championship. photo by Mike Lang 2

Salesianum wins 2023 boys basketball state title

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Salesianum and William Penn both had tough roads getting through the bracket since neither team was a top seed. Salesianum came in as the No. 5 seed, while William Penn came in as the No.7 seed. Both teams came into this game battle tested and ready having had to knock off all the higher seeds to get there.    The …

William Penn basketball Emmanuel Vonhm puts upa shot agianst Jameer DeShields from Howard photo by Nick Halliday 2

William Penn, Salesianum advance to boys championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

William Penn and Salesianum both won their semi final games to advance to the DIAA Boys Basketball championship this Saturday night at the Bob Carpenter center.     William Penn entered the night as the lowest seed at No. 7, but they knew they belonged. They reached the semis by knocking off the No.2 seed Seaford Blue Jays on their home …

Cam Davis Jr. of Salesianum left and Trevor Copes of Caesar Rodney brought the capacity crowd to their feet Saturday night in their 126 championship match. Davis won a 3 1 decision

Tower Hill, St. Mark’s and Lake Forest end mat title droughts

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Lewes – The have nots became the haves at the 67th Annual DIAA Individual State Wrestling Championships Saturday night at Cape Henlopen High School. Tower Hill ended the longest drought crowning their first two state champions since Bill Rankin won the 130 pound weight class for the Hillers in 1972. Tower Hill junior Jack Duffy won a dramatic 6-5 decision …

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DIAA boys basketball state championship round one Bracket update

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Here are the first round results from the boys basketball state tournament. Date Teams Score 2/28/23 Archmere Academy Dover HS (W) 33 45 View Results 2/28/23 Tatnall School Polytech HS (W) 40 47 View Results 2/28/23 Woodbridge HS Laurel HS (W) 47 71 View Results 2/28/23 Mt. Pleasant HS (W) Conrad School 69 58 View Results 2/28/23 Lake Forest HS Indian River HS (W) 42 …

Salesianum swim team poses after winning the boys swimming state championship photo courtesy of DIAA 1

Salesianum & Ursuline bring home state championships

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Salesianum and Ursuline were crowned state champions of boys and girls state championships Saturday at the University of Delaware.  Salesianum captured their seventh straight state championship accumulating 343 team points to out score second place Charter School of Wilmington. Salesianum only won two races which were the 200 & 400 freestyle relays, but were able to score points in seven …

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Top seeds advance in first round of wrestling state duals

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

All the top seeded teams in the DIAA Wrestling Dual Meet State Championships advanced to the semifinal round next Saturday at Smyrna High School.   Three Henlopen Conference teams advanced to the semifinals on Saturday. Sussex Central, Cape Henlopen and Caesar Rodney will represent the conference while Salesianum secured the fourth spot in the state’s final four.   Sussex Central …

Laurel Football team poses with the statechampionship trophy for second year in a row photo by Ben Fulton 1

Laurel Bulldogs win back to back state football titles

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Newark – For two seasons the Laurel Bulldogs have carried the target on their back with the number one ranking in Class A and for two seasons they have raised the state championship trophy at Delaware Stadium in December. “Unbelievable,” Laurel head coach Joey Jones said after the Bulldogs defeated St. Elizabeth 28-13 to win the DIAA Class A state …