Dover football coach Chip Knapp L being awarded 3A Coach of the Year by Sussex Central football coach John Wells R photo by Glenn Frazer 2

Awards highlight Monday’s 19th state football banquet

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  The 19th annual DOS All State Football Banquet was held Monday night in Dover hosted by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association (DIFCA). Players were recognized in the three classifications (1A – 2A – 3A) for All State, Sportsmanship, and those student athletes that achieved a minimum GPA of 3.75 for academic honors. The coach of the year in …

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Cape, Appo doubleheaders produce two quality games

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

(Middletown)Ā  The Cape Henlopen Vikings and Appoquinimink Jaguars scheduled a “rare” boys and girls varsity basketball double header Thursday. The two teams provided those in attendance with close and dramatic games.Ā  The boys game featured No. 7 Appo with a record of 9-3 versus unranked Cape with a 9-4 mark. Appo jumped out to an early 8-0 lead thanks to …

Appoquinimink basketball team celebrates after Haji Bell 1 hit a buzzer beater to force overtime photo by Nick Halliday 1

Bonus Hoops as No. 7 Appo holds off No. 6 CaravelĀ 

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(Middletown, DE)Ā  When the 6th and 7th ranked teams in the Delaware Live-302 Sports poll get together, a close game is expected. That is exactly what transpired Tuesday night as the Caravel Buccaneers (No. 6) and Appoquinimink Jaguars (No. 7) battled into overtime in a Jags 71-62 victory. There was no indication the game would be tightly contested early, as …

Middletown runners Jonas Rush left and Walter Samuels right . Rush finished first and Samuels second in the 1600 meters photo by Glenn Frazer 3

Tower Hill Invitational produces spirited competition

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  The season’s Indoor track & field is winding down as the DIAA State championships are on tap in two weeks. Several Delaware high school athletes met at the Carpenter Fieldhouse on the campus of Tower Hill yesterday and turned in some stellar performances. Sixteen schools participated in the Invitational with a large crowd in attendance. The day began with …

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Avyion Matthews leads Seaford over Laurel

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The third ranked Seaford Blue Jays and tenth ranked Laurel Bulldogs played a very important boys basketball game that resembled a “track meet” as the teams raced up and down the floor for 32 minutes in front of a “sold out” crowd in Bill Pugh Gymnasium Thursday night. The Blue Jays held a 14-7 1st quarter lead but Laurel out …

Polytech basketball Junior Dorrell Little dunks during their game against Dover photo by Brandon Bossert from 47 WMDT

Polytech remains unbeatenĀ Henlopen Conference

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The Polytech Panthers took a two game lead in the Henlopen North with a hard fought 55-52 win at Dover High Tuesday. Coach John Pierce told 302 Sports that he talked to his players at halftime regarding the pressure of the hostile environment. “It was a little sketchy in the beginning, but they finally worked their way through it”. Pierce …

Dover basketball Freshman guard Jayvion Denis led the way with 25 points in win over Milford photo by Nick Halliday

Freshman Jayvion Denis leads Dover over Milford

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Freshman guard Jayvion Denis came out of the locker room at halftime with “the hot hand”, scoring 9 straight points to extend Dover’s lead to double digits (49-35) thus giving the Senators a lead they would never relinquish in a Henlopen-North win Thursday night. The final was 84-66, but the host Buccaneers gave the favored Senators all they could handle …

Howard Basketball player Rahsaan Matthews Jr drives against Hodgson player Aaron Cox photo by Nick Halliday

Battle of Top 10 Howard, Appo does not disappoint

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A large crowd was on hand Tuesday night in Wilmington as Howard High School honored its undefeated 1973 state championship boys basketball team on the 50th anniversary of the lofty achievement. What better way to honor those players than to have the 3rd ranked 2023 Wildcats come from nine points down in the second half to pull out a 53-47 …

Dover Basketball Jaheim Harrell being introduced before their game against Sussex Central. Harrell scored 23 points in the win photo by Nick Halliday 1

Dover pulls away from Sussex Central in boys hoops

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Dover, DE-The Dover Senators pulled away from a first quarter tie to snap Sussex Central’s 4-game winning streak in a 62-42 Henlopen North win Tuesday night. Both teams were seeing action for the 1st time since the Governor’s Challenge holiday tournament in Salisbury, MD.Ā  The Golden Knights have already doubled their win total from last season (2-17) with a 4-1 …

Smyrna Football players Nolan Fretz 4 Yamir Knight 80 Brian Wright 18 Markell Holman 7 during the 3A championship game photo by Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna Eagles “fly high” for state title

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In their semifinal victory two weeks ago, the Smyrna Eagles used multiple offensive sets to feature the run game, only attempting five passes to advance to the championship game. Once they got to Delaware Stadium, it was Brian Wright and the passing attack that propelled the Eagles to the 4th title in school history since 2015. It just goes to …