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Riders use nine pins to defeat Bulldogs on Alumni Day

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Camden – The Laurel Bulldogs wrestling team came to Camden just eleven days from a state championship football run with several of those players now transitioning to the mat. The Riders however were full steam ahead in their third dual meet of the season. It was Alumni Day for the Riders honoring the 1982 and 2012 state championship teams prior …

Caesar Rodney wrestler Trevor Copes pins his opponent during the win over Saint Marks photo by Nick Halliday

Caesar Rodney rides seven pins to defeat St. Mark’s

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Pike Creek – The formula to winning a wrestling dual meet is simple. Find seven pinners on your team and then at least one that can stay off their back. The Caesar Rodney Riders used that formula to win their season opening non-conference match over St. Mark’s 46-30. The Riders won seven matches by pin and picked up a major …

Dover Football Quarterback Nasheem Cosme running for a touchdown against Caesar Rodney photo courtesy of Ben Fulton 1

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 …

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Caesar Rodney Slugs Out A Win over Cape Henlopen

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Caesar Rodney pitcher Peyton Shields, Photo courtesy of Caesar Rodney School District Facebook page Lewes – On a cool and blustery Tuesday afternoon the Caesar Rodney softball team stepped off the bus at Cape Henlopen and went right to work. The Riders put up five runs in the top of the first courtesy of back to back homeruns by Peyton …

Rigby steps down as Riders head wrestling coach

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Dan Rigby Caesar Rodney Wrestling Coach photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery After seven years at the helm of the Caesar Rodney Riders wrestling team, head coach Dan Rigby is stepping away from the program. Rigby amassed a 63-29 record at Caesar Rodney reaching the DIAA Division I state finals three times and bringing Caesar Rodney it’s 14th state title …

No. 21 seed Caesar Rodney knocks off Archmere in first round

Joe Singles Headlines, Sports

Photo by Joe Singles The first round of the boys’ basketball state tournament tipped off Tuesday evening at a number of locations throughout the state. One of the many first round games featured the #12 seed Archmere Auks hosting the #21 seed Caesar Rodney Riders. The Auks came out early with their usual brand of half- court basketball, making the …

Cape Henlopen wins division I title with a victory over Caesar Rodney

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Cape Henlopen wrestling team winning the Division I state championship photo by the DIAA   Smyrna – Saturday’s matches at the DIAA Dual Meet State Championships didn’t exactly follow the blueprint for Cape Henlopen head coach Chris Mattioni, but the Vikings were able to find pins in other weight classes to bring home the Division I state championship.   “When …

Caesar Rodney shocks No. 2 Salesianum in state wrestling semis

Benny Mitchell Headlines

Shamar Nelson took his opponent down for a pin in 2:44. SMYRNA — The Caesar Rodney Riders ended the regular season with a loss at Salesianum. Eight days later the two met in the semifinals of the D.I.A.A. Dual Meet State Championships at Smyrna High School on Saturday afternoon. The Riders came out firing on Saturday recording five pins beating …

Caesar Rodney records three pins to advance

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Shamar Nelson (left) and Ryder Robinson lock up in their 220 pound match Nelson won by pin photo by Michael Williams Camden-Wyoming – Caesar Rodney and Sussex Central squared off two months ago with the Riders narrowly winning by one point. The two rivals met again on the mat in the D.I.A.A. Dual Meet State Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday night both …

Riders end Eagles streak in rivalry match

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Josh Dyer of Caesar Rodney (left) and Smyrna’s Kael Howell lock up in their 220 pound bout on Wednesday night. Dyer won a 3-1 decision photo by Gene Shaner Smyrna – The last time the Caesar Rodney Riders wrestling team beat the Smyrna Eagles was the 2018 state championship. On Wednesday night the Riders ended a four match losing streak with …