Abby Mace Coast 2 Coast player of the year. Photo courtesy of Coast 2 Coast twitter page

Abby Mace is C2C Female Athlete of the Year 

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

For Salisbury University Softball graduate Abby Mace, the accolades just keep piling up. Mace has had an incredible career as a starting centerfielder for the Gulls. She opted to play her 5th season due to a COVID year and boy did it pay off. Despite the Sea Gulls early exit from the NCAA Division 3 Tournament in 2024, standout Abby …

Caravel softball pitcher Kasey Xenidis holds up the DIAA state championship trophy with her teammates after defeating Sussex Central. Photo by Shannon Timmons

Caravel wins 4th consecutive softball championship

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For the fourth time in a row the Caravel Buccaneers and head coach Randy Johnson are State Champs. They faced a tough Sussex Central team for the third straight year as the No. 1 seeded Bucs defeated the No. 2 seeded Golden Knights 2-0.    It was a beautiful night for a state championship softball game, temps in the 70’s …

Sussex Central softball Madge Layfield throws 1 hitter to help her team to advance to the Finals. Photo by Ben Fulton

Layfield throws 1 hitter to advance to the Finals 

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  For the third consecutive season, Coach John Wells and the Sussex Central Softball team will compete in the championship game for the DIAA Softball Title. Their opponent is yet to be determined as the Caravel vs. Laurel game was postponed to tomorrow at noon due to inclement weather.The first raindrops fell for us in Sussex County just as the …

Cape Henlopen Girls lacrosse Louise Rishko take a shot in the win over Sussex Academy. Photo by Ben Fulton

Cape beats Sussex Academy to advance to championship

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Cape Henlopen Girls lacrosse Louise Rishko take a shot in the win over Sussex Academy. Photo by Ben FultonThe Cape girls lacrosse team remains undefeated this season defeating Sussex Academy 20-12, advancing to the DIAA State Championship Finals.  These two teams are familiar ro say the least and their schools only sit 11 miles apart. They faced off in the …

Lake Forest won the Henlopen Conference softball championship with a win over Sussex Central. Photo courtesy of Shannon Timmons

Spartans win Henlopen Softball Championship

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On a sunny, warm day at Lake Forest High School the winners of each Henlopen Division in Softball would battle it out for the title. In the circle Sussex Central’s Madge Layfield was chasing history trying to reach 1,000 career strikeouts (she had 988 coming into today’s game) and Lake’s Carah Sumpter trying to carry her young team to a …

Wilmington University sotbll team puncheds their ticket to DII NCAA tournament. Photo courtesy of Wilmington Athetics

Wildcats punch ticket to D2 Softball World Series finals

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  The Wilmington University Wildcats continue their winning ways improving to 45-14 and moving to the double elimination Finals (Bracket 1) of the NCAA Division 2 Tournament. This is the third year in a row the team has made it to the Supers and the second time in three years they have made it to the Tournament Finals.    Their …

Inside of the new Factory Sports location in Frankford. Photo by Shannon Timmons

Factory Sports opens second location 

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Innovation, opportunity, and sports go hand in hand. Athletic facilities and the millions of dollars spent on them each year are, actually, about more than just sports.They are a point of pride for the communities they serve and provide the building blocks for important life skills. That is what Factory Sports is all about. The success of the first location …

Kayln Yoder formerly of Delmarva Christian now a pitcher at Liberty University. Photo courtesy of Liberty University Athletics

Delaware players impact college softball as NCAA tournament begins

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As the NCAA tournaments begin we are taking a look at some former Delaware softball standouts that are having an impact at the college level. There are some local players playing some significant roles on their teams. The Liberty University Flames roster includes Kalyn Yoder (Delmarva Christian) and Rachel Craine (Red Lion). The Flames are 36-23 on the season and …

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Xenidis and Arrowsmith combine to keep Caravel on top

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In the second matchup this season of non-conference teams Caravel and Cape Henlopen Caravel stayed red hot at the plate In the first matchup between these two teams the game went 6 scoreless innings before Caravel plated 5 runs to win 5-0.  The Caravel bats came alive in the 2nd inning but they left the bases loaded when a ground …

Caravel Softball Kasey Xenidis throws a pitch during a game. Photo by Nick Halliday

Caravel Remains No.1 with win over Appo

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

On a cool spring night with a light breeze the No. 1 Caravel Bucs and No. 2 Appo Jags squared off for bragging rights in softball. Both teams came into tonight’s contest 9-1, both only losing to Rising Sun (MD). We expected a pitcher’s duel and were anxious to see if both teams outhit the other pitcher. We were treated …