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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 

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

(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 …

St Georges Hawks quarterback Donovan Brooks drops back to attempt a pass photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

St. Georges survives late comeback attempt from Appoquinimink

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

It was a highly anticipated 2 vs. 7 matchup between the 4-6 St. Georges Hawks and the 6-4 Appoquinimink Jaguars.Ā  Both teams rounded into form with strong second halves of the season and were perhaps coming into this game playing their best football. Appo was riding high coming off an impressive comeback effort against Salesianum last week to earn a …

Smyrna Eagles Football player Cole Moyer holds the Smyrna Flag before the game Photo by Ben Fulton

Smyrna solidifies hold on No. 1 ranking

Glenn Frazer Health, Sports

The top ranked Smyrna Eagles had scored over 40 points in five of the last 6 games while the 6th ranked Appoquinimink defense had only allowed an average of 12 points this season, so something had to “give” last night in Middletown…right? Smyrna sent a message by scoring on the first play from scrimmage as quarterback Brian Wright executed a …

Dovers John Parker running the football photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Parker shines in victory for Dover

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

In a game that featured two of the top running backs in the state it was Dover’s sophomore standout wide receiver who stole the show. John Parker accounted for three of the four Dover Senators touchdowns to lead them to a 27-14 win over Appoquinimink.   Appoquinimink took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a McConomy 25 …

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 ā€” 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 …