Middletown Basketball Akendre Matthews attempts a layup against Odessa photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Middletown breaks open a close game for decisive win

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  (Middletown)    The third ranked Middletown Cavaliers  outscored Odessa 23-5 in the final quarter to get the intra-district win Tuesday night 63-39 in boys basketball. The Ducks were down by just 6 points as Henry Nyasagare buried a corner “three” late in the third quarter to make the score 40-34 heading to the final 8:00. Middletown turned up the …

St Elizabeths Aidan Tobiason goes up for a dunk against Howard photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Week 7 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The Boys basketball season ends on February 21st so there are 15 days left in the regular season.  The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament  saw 6 boys games over the weekend including a big Blue …

Sanford girls basketball Jada Snow attempts a shot against St Elizabeths photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

Courtside View – Week 7 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season ends on February 21st so there are 15 days left in the regular season.  The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The regular season game that everyone has been waiting for since early December is here on Thursday night …

Sussex Centrals Malachi Stratton top looks to put Smyrnas Ian Alfree in danger during their 120 pound match Wednesday night. Stratton won with a pin in 513 photo courtesy of Gene Shaner

Knights roll early on the mat to beat the Eagles

Benny MitchellHeadlines

Smyrna – Sussex Central won the first eight bouts of the night building an insurmountable lead for Smyrna to overcome. The Golden Knights won the match 47-15 to remain unbeaten on the season and in the driver’s seat to win the Henlopen North championship. Austen Decker got the Golden Knights started pinning Michael Pierson in 2:27 at 106 pounds. Drake Rogers …

Sanford boys basketball Jayden Taylor attempts a shot against Howard photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Sanford defeats Howard behind big third quarter

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

 The No. 6 Sanford boys basketball team hosted unranked Howard Wildcats in front of a sold out crowd Thursday night. Sanford was riding a six game winning streak while Howard came in riding a 4 game winning streak.    From the opening tip Howard set the pace of the game both offensively and defensively. Their tenacious defense and attacking offense …

Archmere girls basketball Bridget Mallot attempts a shot during a game photo courtesy of Mike Lang of the Dialog

Courtside View – Week 6 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season will heat up this week as there is a lot of big conference games coming up this week,   The Diamond State conference could be decided on Thursday night as the two undefeated teams in conference play meet as Atchmere travels to St Elizabeth’s.     The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament starts this Friday and …

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Courtside View – Week 6 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Last week saw a bunch of close games that have affected the Delaware Live Rankings for this week,   The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament  starts on Friday night and Saturday and will feature 5 boys games over the 2 days at the Chase Fieldhouse,  The boys games will feature two top 10 match ups on Saturday night Howard …

Dover basketball Nahseem Cosme L and Denim Perkins R trap Smyrna basketball Marice Kilgoe C photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Pressure defense keys Dover’s win over Smyrna

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  The Dover Senators used a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from Smyrna Tuesday night in boys basketball action. With 6:17 left in the game, the Eagles O-B Coleman scored on a breakaway dunk to cut Dover’s lead to 43-40, but he was pulled from the game when he committed his fourth personal foul seconds earlier. …

Warren Coates of Smyrna lifts Caesar Rodneys Braedon Bole during their 138 pound match on Monday night. Coates won a 15 6 major decision photo courtesy of Eric Donato

Caesar Rodney records six pins in win over Smyrna

Benny MitchellHeadlines

  Smyrna – The 2024 Smyrna Eagles versus the Caesar Rodney Riders wrestling rivalry had everything fans could expect when the two Delaware traditional wrestling powers took to the mat on Monday night. An intense crowd, strategy, tightly contested bouts, big pins and some upsets. In the end the Riders won nine bouts including six pins to win the match 46-28 …

Class 3A coach of year Mike Frederick from Cape Henlopen holding his award with DIFCA president John Wilson photo courtesy of Glenn Frazer

DIFCA awards banquet annouces Coaches of the Year

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Dover)  The Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association (DIFCA) held its 20th annual awards banquet Monday night at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. The All-Class teams were awarded trophies, including players of the year. Two officials were honored during the ceremony. John Patterson from the Northern Delaware Football Officials Association (DFOA) was awarded a plaque for his services since 1975. …