Middletown football

Top-ranked Middletown beats Appo with big plays

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Appoquinimink Jaguars have never beaten their district rival Middletown (on the field) in football since the Jags started playing on the varsity level in 2009. That streak continued Friday night in a “hard-fought” game at Appoquinimink High School. The defending state champions scored on two long plays to secure a 14-0 win in front of a capacity crowd of …

Cape Henlopen Baseball 2022 DIAA State Champs

Cape holds off Appo for state championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

WILMINGTON — Cape Henlopen picked the right time to put up a crooked number on the scoreboard in the DIAA baseball championship game on Monday night. The Vikings scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning, then held off a potential Appoquinimink rally in the seventh for a 4-1 win and their second title since 2018. On a …

Appoquinimink baseball Owen Parish scores a run at frawely stadium photo by Nick Halliday

Appo returns to title game for third straight year

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Appo junior Owen Parrish smacked the 1st pitch of the game to deep left-center for a triple, propelling the Jags to an early lead they would not relinquish. Parrish scored on a wild pitch, and Chase Fleming came home on a Chad Lawrence single to give the 3rd seeded Jags a 1st inning 2-0 advantage. The bottom of the order …

Sussex Central softball celebrates after advacning to state championship photo by Nick Halliday

Sussex Central wins pitching dual, returns to state finals

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Schools

For five innings Madge Layfield and Savannah Laird looked “unhittable” in a scoreless softball semifinal. Then the third time through the lineup, the Golden Knights found success against the Appoquinimink “ace” as MaKenna Messina lofted a first-pitch fastball over the centerfield fence in the top of the 6th to break up Laird’s perfect game. Two outs later, Mya Jones and …

Appoquinimink Baseball huddles at frist base photo by Nick Halliday

Big third inning lifts Appoquinimink

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Appoquinimink Baseball huddles at frist base, photo by Nick Halliday The Appoquinimink Jaguars trailed St Georges Hawks before scoring five runs in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead. St George’s led 4-1 before the big third inning by the Jaguars. In the top of the first the Hawks got the scoring started on an RBI single …

Savannah Laird pitching for Appoquinimink Softball photo courtesy of Jack Pie

Inside The Circle – Softball Week 7 Preview

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Savannah Laird pitching for Appoquinimink Softball, photo courtesy of Jack Pie The top 6 in our rankings all won last week. The only change in the top 10 is at the bottom as teams battle for conference titles and a spot in the 24-team field for the DIAA state tournament that is scheduled to begin May 17th. 1 No. Appoquinimink …

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Inside The Circle – Softball Week 6 Preview

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Appoquinimink softball doing a handsake at the mound, photo courtesy of apposoftball Instagram We enter week six of the softball season with a little “shake up” at the top of the rankings. No. 1 Appoquinimink (10-0) is the only unbeaten program in the Top 10 with wins over a solid Wilmington of Charter and #7 St. Mark’s. Savannah Laird recorded …

Aidan Deakins picthed 5 storng innings in the win over Salesianum photo by Nick Halliday

Appoquinimink beats Sallies 6-4, remains undefeated

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Aidan Deakins picthed 5 storng innings in the win over Salesianum, photo by Nick Halliday The No. 1 Appoquinimink Jaguars remain undefeated with a 6-4 win over No. 4 Salesianum Sals Thursday afternoon. Strong pitching and timely hitting help propel the win for the Jaguars.  In the second inning Aiden Deakins singled and scored Chase Fleming to start the scoring …

Appo’s big inning downs Red Lion

Nick Halliday High Schools, Sports

Appoquinimink Coach Brian Timpson huddles with a few players from his team photo courtesy of Appo Softball Instagram No. 4 Appoquinimink defeated No. 10 Red Lion 14-3 on Wednesday thanks to an eight run sixth inning. With a 6-2 lead the Jaguars sent twelve batters to the plate in the inning scoring the eight runs on five hits in the …