Smyrna Eagles football players 42 Nathan Chandler and 4 Nolan Fretz celebrate after a touchdown photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Smyrna wins District 2 title, moves onto state tournament

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Smyrna – The Smyrna Eagles honored 22 seniors on Friday night prior to their season finale hosting District 2 foe Cape Henlopen. The Eagles came into Friday night’s game the winner of seven straight having outscored their opponents 246-80 and only trailed once during that stretch. But the Eagles found themselves facing an early deficit just four plays into the …

Sussex Central quarterback TJ Morris fakes a handoff to PJ Henry photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Sussex Central spoils Cape’s homecoming

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Lewes – With an automatic berth to the state tournament on the line in a rivalry game a fast start for either team would be huge. Freshman Will Harmon gave Sussex Central that initial punch in the arm returning the opening kickoff 64 yards to the Cape Henlopen 25 yard line. Four plays later Andrew Long scored on a seven …

Dover footbal celebrating after scoring a touchdown photo by Ben Fulton

Kilby scores four touchdowns to lead Senators in District win

Benny Mitchell High Schools, Sports

Lewes – The Dover Senators traveled to Cape Henlopen.   Jakwon Kilby carried the ball 20 times for 158 yards and scored four touchdowns leading the Senators to a 33-12 win.   “It’s really nice to have a player like Jakwon Kilby on your team. He is a power runner and he did a nice job finishing off drives tonight,” …

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 …

Salesianum Lacrosse 2022 state champs photo by Nick Halliday

Sallies win back to back lacrosse state championships 

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Salesianum faced off with Cape Henlopen for the third year in a row. Cape won in 2019 by a score of 12-10 and Sallies avenged that loss with a 12-10 victory in 2021. This year Sallies was able to take back to back state championships with a 13-11 victory.  Cape Henlopen took a 7-6 lead into the half. They were …

Cape Henlopen vs Salesianum 2022 DIAA Boys Lacrosse state championship photos by Nick Halliday

Salesianum and Cape advance to boys lacrosse state championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

For the third year in a row Salesianum and Cape Henlopen will face off in the DIAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship. The two teams have split the last two times they faced off with Sallies winning the most recent in 2021, and Cape winning in 2019 ironically those scores were identical 12-10.  Cape Henlopen advanced with a 13-6 victory of …

Cape Henlopen Girls Lacrosse posing after winning the thirteenth striaght state championship photo by Nick Halliday 1

Cape captures lucky No. 13 lacrosse championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Cape Henlopen girls lacrosse team captured their 13th straight state championship as they defeated Tatnall for the second straight year. Last year the two schools faced off at Dover high school with Cape coming away victorious. This year had the same outcome, but the game was played in front of a large crowd at Delaware State University’s Alumni Stadium.  Cape …

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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 …

Dowdy opens season with a gem

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Dover Softball team posing after defeating Cape Henlopen photo by Dover Lady Senators Facebook page Dover senior Alexis Dowdy was nearly “unhittable” Tuesday as she struck out 12 and allowed just 2 singles in a 5-inning shut-out win at Cape Henlopen 11-0 in the season opening softball game for both schools. A sparse crowd braved the blustery conditions as wind …

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 …