Sussex Central baseball Noah Burroughs. Photo courtesy of Prep Baseball DE

Clubhouse talk: Week 5 baseball top 10

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Well it was the best spring weather, but it was the best we have seen this spring so far. We saw a new number one last week and we will see a new number one this week.    Cape Henlopen took over as the new No. 1 last week, but suffered their first loss of the season this week. However …

DMA baseball Tyler Leech throw a pitch during a game. Photo by Nick Halliday

Clubhouse talk: Week 4 baseball top 10

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

It wasn’t the best weather as we saw more rainouts and games being played with 40 mph wind gusts. However there were some big games that got to play and will shake up our top 10 rankings this week. No. 1 DMA finally got in a good week of baseball. They defeated Newark Charter and Dover during the Week, but …

Julius Wright 23 scored 22 points to lead six St. Elizabeth players in double figures photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Wright leads St Elizabeth’s over Penn

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON — Julius Wright scored 22 points to lead six St. Elizabeth players in double figures as the Vikings made a statement in an 86-67 win over William Penn at a sold-out St. E Center on Thursday night. The Colonials, who entered the game ranked fifth in the state by Delaware Live, took a 13-11 lead in the first quarter …

Salesianum verse William Penn last years state championship basketball game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Week 1 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The Fall sports season ended on December 2nd and now is the time to focus on the winter sports that kicked off their season.  Here are my boys high school basketball courtside notes for this week and the first rankings for Delaware LIve.   I have enjoyed the fact that these schools are playing some great out of state competition …

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 HallidayHeadlines, 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 …

William Penns Daniel Sinclair works for a takedown against Smyrnas Tyree Heath at 144 pounds. Sinclair won 11 4. Photo by Pam Lane 1

William Penn grapplers upset fifth-ranked Smyrna

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

New Castle – The Wm. Penn wrestlers knew the history heading into their Monday night showdown with number five ranked Smyrna. The Colonials last win over the Eagles was 17 years ago in 2006. Monday night’s win was the biggest win for the program over the last 20 years as Wm. Penn defeated Smyrna 39-32 in front of a loud …

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William Penn High forms student advocacy group

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

When William Penn High School senior Ethan Davis visits his alma mater next year, he hopes to see student-led changes driven by a group founded two weeks ago. The group, which includes Davis and nine of his schoolmates, is called the Student Voice Committee.  The committee’s purpose, according to Davis, is to advocate for students and recommend policy that will …

Lead in Delaware Schools

General Assembly to hold virtual forum on lead in schools

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Health

The General Assembly will hold a public forum next week focused on the recent discovery of lead in the water supplies of nearly 50 Delaware school buildings. The virtual forum will be held Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. “Like many parents throughout Delaware, my fellow legislators and I are very concerned about the presence of any lead in the …

Dozens of schools in Delaware have been identified as having lead contaminants in their water supply.

William Penn among 22 schools with elevated levels of lead in water

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The bad news: Colonial School District expects to pay at least $350,000 to repair a water main suspected of bringing lead into its buildings. The good news: None of the water is reaching students or workers. As soon as Colonial was notified, school fountains were turned off, while sinks and toilets are allowed to run, because lead is not absorbed …