Salesianum Boys Basketball team with the trophy after winning the 2023 DIAA boys basketball state championship. photo by Mike Lang 2

Salesianum wins 2023 boys basketball state title

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Salesianum and William Penn both had tough roads getting through the bracket since neither team was a top seed. Salesianum came in as the No. 5 seed, while William Penn came in as the No.7 seed. Both teams came into this game battle tested and ready having had to knock off all the higher seeds to get there.    The …

Sanford girls basketball team showing they are number one after winning the diaa girls basketball state championship photo by Donnell Henriquez 2

Sanford defeats Ursuline for state championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

In front of a packed house Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center Sanford and Ursline took the court against each other for the first time since 2019. Ursuline was able to defeat Sanford that year, but this year was a different story. The Sanford Warriors were able to hold off Ursuline en route to winning the 2023 DIAA Girls …

William Penn basketball Emmanuel Vonhm puts upa shot agianst Jameer DeShields from Howard photo by Nick Halliday 2

William Penn, Salesianum advance to boys championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

William Penn and Salesianum both won their semi final games to advance to the DIAA Boys Basketball championship this Saturday night at the Bob Carpenter center.     William Penn entered the night as the lowest seed at No. 7, but they knew they belonged. They reached the semis by knocking off the No.2 seed Seaford Blue Jays on their home …

Cam Davis Jr. of Salesianum left and Trevor Copes of Caesar Rodney brought the capacity crowd to their feet Saturday night in their 126 championship match. Davis won a 3 1 decision

Tower Hill, St. Mark’s and Lake Forest end mat title droughts

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Lewes – The have nots became the haves at the 67th Annual DIAA Individual State Wrestling Championships Saturday night at Cape Henlopen High School. Tower Hill ended the longest drought crowning their first two state champions since Bill Rankin won the 130 pound weight class for the Hillers in 1972. Tower Hill junior Jack Duffy won a dramatic 6-5 decision …

Middletown basketball player Jaiden McGhee shooting a 3 pointer duing the win over Sanford in the DIAA quarterfinals photo by Nick Halliday

Top seed Middletown advances to final four at the Bob

Glenn Frazer Sports

The No. 1 seeded Middletown Cavaliers trailed early but fought back to take  a 15-10 lead after one quarter and would hold the advantage until the final buzzer in a 57-42 quarterfinal win at home Saturday. Number eight seed Sanford came out firing, going up 10-6 midway through the opening period thanks to two “three-point” shots by senior Sean Forrest. …

Seaford basektball Aivyon Matthews skies o block a shot during their win over Dover in the DIAA boys basketball state championship photo by Nick Halliday 1

Seaford grabs early lead and coasts

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Seaford boys basketball team put together a highlight reel of plays in the opening 12 minutes of their second round playoff game against Dover Thursday night. Seniors Brent Ricketts and Makel Hubbard both brought the sold out crowd to its feet with slam dunks as part of a 16-0 Blue Jays run to end the opening quarter. Leading 23-5 …

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DIAA boys basketball state championship round one Bracket update

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Here are the first round results from the boys basketball state tournament. Date Teams Score 2/28/23 Archmere Academy Dover HS (W) 33 45 View Results 2/28/23 Tatnall School Polytech HS (W) 40 47 View Results 2/28/23 Woodbridge HS Laurel HS (W) 47 71 View Results 2/28/23 Mt. Pleasant HS (W) Conrad School 69 58 View Results 2/28/23 Lake Forest HS Indian River HS (W) 42 …