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Dover Dominates in 72nd Playing of the Civil War Game

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Hurricane Ian was looming in Dover when Caesar Rodney visited Dover High School for a noon kickoff on Saturday.  The wind was gusting, and a slight drizzle was falling, but these two teams were ready to play the 72nd version of the Civil War battle.   This rivalry began back in 1935 but became an annual event in 1961.  There’s …

Sussex Central running warmup plays before their game against William Penn photo by Nick Halliday

Sussex Central impresses in win at William Penn

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

It was a packed weekend for the Delaware Live Sports team as we had 5 games on the schedule for week 0!  The final game of the schedule came on Saturday afternoon in New Castle as John Wells led his Sussex Central Golden Knights up to William Penn to take on the Colonials. The fireworks came early in this one, …

High school football officials strike

Referee strike derailed before football season starts

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

  The Delaware high school football season had a near miss last week, before the stepped in to help avert a referee strike. The Delmarva Football Officials Association had been disputing compensation for the 2022 season and began a work stoppage Aug. 15 – the day high school fall sports can begin practicing. Gearing up for games often includes reffed …

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Middletown grad Chad Kuhl enjoying strong start in Colorado

Patrick Garyantes Sports, Headlines

Chad Kuhl spent the first five years of his Major League Baseball career in Pittsburgh where he was a serviceable starter for most of his tenure, before spending time in the bullpen last year.  When his contract was up at the end of the 2021 season, he jumped on an opportunity to sign with the Colorado Rockies, 1 year, 3 …

Former Hen Brandon Walter turning things around in High A

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Brandon Walter, for former Blue Hen & Hodgson Vo-Tech pitcher, picture courtesy of Greenville Drive  Brandon Walter, a 26th round selection of the Red Sox, was called up to Greenville following a dominant start to the year in Low-A Salem, in which he pitched to a 1.45 ERA in 13 appearances primarily out of relief.   Since the call up, Walter …

Delaware’s Mike Annone on taking long way around to achieve dream

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Former Concord star Mike Annone talks with DelawareLIVE’s Patrick Garyantes     Mike Annone has been grinding his way to the next level at each step of his baseball career.  As a high school short stop for Concord High School, Annone was lightly recruited prior to a breakout senior season that landed him an opportunity to commit to Wilmington University.  …

Bones Hyland reps Delaware proud at NBA Combine

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Nah’Shon Bones Hyland NBA Combine photo courtesy of Swish Sports While NBA fans got themselves ready for the Conference Finals this week, most of Delaware & fans of lottery bound teams turned their attention to the NBA Draft Combine.  The six-day event started Monday, June 21 & will run through Sunday June 27th, in Chicago.     The story of the …

Sallies, UD star Hinton back for second stint for Blue Rocks

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Photo courtesy of MILB Central   The list of Delaware high school stars in Major and Minor League Baseball increased last week when former Salesianum and University of Delaware star Kyle Hinton signed with the Washington Nationals.  Hinton, a former 16th round pick for the Kansas City Royals in the 2018 MLB Draft, returned to his hometown Wilmington Blue Rocks …