Caravel girls basketball Chasity Wilson attempts a shot against Ursuline photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Caravel takes top seed in DIAA girls basketball state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The Caravel Buccaneers girls basketball team is the No. 1 seed in this year’s Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Associations (DIAA) girls basketball state championship. Even after suffering a season ending loss to No. 6 seed Sanford Warriors the Buccaneers still had the most points based on the formula used by the DIAA to determine seedings..    With Caravel on the top …

Caravels Chastity Speedy Wilson attempts a three pointer as the crowd behind her started to cheer in their win over Ursuline photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Caravel prevails over Ursuline in front of home crowd 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

No. 1 Ursuline Academy Raiders visited No. 2 Caravel Buccaneers to face off in what could be a state championship preview in girls basketball. This game certainly had a postseason feel leading up to the game as Caravel’s gymnasium was filled an hour before tipoff, with fans waiting outside in case anyone left since they were at full capacity. The …

Sanford girls basketball Jada Snow attempts a shot against St Elizabeths photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

Courtside View – Week 7 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season ends on February 21st so there are 15 days left in the regular season.  The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The regular season game that everyone has been waiting for since early December is here on Thursday night …

Saint Marks Sophia Baffone attempts a shot against Conrad photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

Courtside View – Week 4 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season saw some great games last week as conference games provided some upsets as the season ramps back up after the holiday break.    Wilmington Friends won the Quaker Classic over the weekend. They defeated Seaford 57-49 behind 19 points from Izzy Winchell. She made 5 triples and led a balanced Quakers team.to the tournament title.   …

Ursuline Academy basketball Jezelle GG Banks dribbles down court with Skylar Bolden photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Courtside View – Week 2 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season enters the final week before the Chrotmas holiday and the holiday tournaments start next week. I am looking forward to seeing how these teams fare before they get into their conference schedule in January.     Ursuline freshmen Jezelle Banks scored a career high 29 points in their 79-67 win over Bonita Vista High (CA) over the …

Sanford girls basketball team showing they are number one after winning the diaa girls basketball state championship photo by Donnell Henriquez 2

Sanford defeats Ursuline for state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

In front of a packed house Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center Sanford and Ursline took the court against each other for the first time since 2019. Ursuline was able to defeat Sanford that year, but this year was a different story. The Sanford Warriors were able to hold off Ursuline en route to winning the 2023 DIAA Girls …

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

Salesianum & Ursuline bring home state championships

Nick HallidayHeadlines, 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 …

Ursuline basketball player Skylar Bolden fights for a loose ball against two St Elizabeths players photo by Mike Lang

Raiders remain undefeated with win over Vikings

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Ursuline improved to 9-0 on the season with a 57-45 victory over cross town rival St Elizabeths. Over the years these two teams have had some memorable games against each other. Being so successful and in the same conference for years these teams are very familiar with each other which is why when these two teams match up you know …

a basketball player in front of a crowd

No. 2 Sanford girls heading back to title game

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Sanford Girls Basketball teams in semi final game versus Ursuline photo by Nick Halliday   The No. 2 Sanford Warriors find themselves heading back to the DIAA Girls Basketball State Championship for the second year in a row with a big win over #6 Ursuline 43-26 .  In the first quarter neither team was able to get it going, combining …

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Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne returns to Mystics for first time since 2019

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

Elena Delle Donne returns to WNBA Washington Mystics Most of us remember Elena Delle Donne from her time at Ursuline Academy or her tenure at the University of Delaware, where she led the Hens to their first Sweet 16 back in 2013. However, the last few years have been a health struggle for Delle Donne. She has had to deal …