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Archmere advances to second straight state championship

Nick Alessandrini Headlines, Sports

It was a rematch between #5 DMA and #1 Archmere on Saturday afternoon at Abessinio Stadium that would decide who would punch their ticket to Delaware Stadium to face Woodbridge in the Class AA championship. It was all DMA in the first half as the Seahawks Defense did a fantastic job of limiting the potent Auk offense. After a Jordan …

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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 …

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Vikings advance to first state championship since 2010

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

Photo couretsy of Eric O’Neill St Elizabeth’s football WILMINGTON — Quasim Benson, bouncing back after injuring an ankle late in the regular season, scored four touchdowns as St. Elizabeth defeated Tatnall, 33-0, to advance to the DIAA 1A football state championship. The Vikings will be seeking their first title since 2010. Benson scored on runs of 8, 4, 12 and …

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Blue Raiders advance to their fourth state championship game

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Photo courtesy of woodbridge Football Greenwood – The crowd had left, the players were celebrating in the locker room, all but one bank of stadium lights had been turned off and Woodbridge head coach Marvin Dooley sat alone on the bench. “As we get older we have to take time to take in what just happened, these kids are excited and …

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Archmere advances with big win

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

CLAYMONT — Archmere held Saint Mark’s to three first downs and caused four Spartans turnovers in a 41-0 victory on Saturday in the DIAA Class 2A quarterfinal at Coaches Field. The Auks improved to 11-0 and will meet Delaware Military in a rematch of a game played Nov. 12, a 27-7 Auks win. The Spartans struggled against the solid Auks …

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Salesianum blanks Caesar Rodney in Division I Boys Soccer State Championship

Nick Halliday Sports

Photo courtesy of the DIAA Salesianum held the #1 seed Caesar Rodney Riders scoreless securing the Division I Boys Soccer State Championship.  The Riders were the number 1 seed in this year’s Division I Boys Soccer State Championship as they went undefeated in the regular season with a record of 14-0-1. The tie came in their season opener against the …

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Caravel crowned Division II Boys Soccer State champs

Nick Halliday Sports

Photo courtesy of the DIAA Caravel Academy scored 4 goals in the second half to defeat St Andrew’s 4-0 in the Division II boys soccer state championship.  Caravel came into the tournament as the #2 seed defeating #7 Archmere, #11 Delmar en route to the championship against the lowest seeded team the #12 seed St. Andrews. St. Andrews was the …

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Padua wins 9th straight cross country title

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Padua DIAA State Cross Country Champions for 9th straight D1 girls team title, photo courtesy of Padua Padua continued its dominance at the DIAA State Cross Country Championships Saturday at wind-swept Brandywine Creek State Park. The Pandas placed five runners in the top ten to win their 9th straight D1 girls team title with a score of 27, forty nine …

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St. Marks wins 1st D2 cross country title

Glenn Frazer Sports

Brynn Crandell of Indian River won individual honors.     After finishing second the previous two years to Ursuline, the St. Mark’s girls cross country team won their first championship since 2006 when they competed in Division One. The conditions Saturday at Brandywine Creek State Park for the Division 2 girls race were the worst of the day as wind-swept …