Caesar Rodneys Ben Donato tilts Laurels Reginald Ferdinand for backpoints in their 106 pound bout. Donato won the match with a 123 pin photo courtesy of Eric Donato 1

Caesar Rodney records seven pins to get past Laurel

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Laurel – Most wrestling coaches know matches don’t always go as planned and that was the case Wednesday night as both teams were without their top wrestler heading into the dual meet between Caesar Rodney and Laurel. Neither the Bulldogs Stanley Pete, ranked number one at 150 pounds, nor Trevor Copes ranked number one at 126 pounds were to step on …

Laurel football Xavier Limehouse runs a route during a game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Limehouse scores three touchdowns to lead Laurel

Benny MitchellHigh Schools, Headlines, Sports

Laurel – The Laurel Bulldogs came into Friday night’s District 3 game looking to both keep their postseason hopes alive and defend their house with Xavier Limehouse. Limehouse rushed for a career high 255 yards on 24 carries scoring 3 touchdowns as he led the Bulldogs to a 34-20 Class AA District 3 win over Lake Forest. “When the playoffs are …

Woodbridge football Traci Johnson punches in the extra point after KamRen Johnson touchdown photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Kam’Ren Johnson helps Woodbridge scoop up district victory

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Greenwood – A humid and hazy early October night set the stage for an upset victory for the Woodbridge Blue Raiders on Homecoming. Two first quarter defensive scores gave the Blue Raiders an early lead and a 24-8 victory over the number two ranked Laurel Bulldogs in a Class AA District 3 game. On the first play of the game the …

Sussex Central Malik Bell 5 leads the team out photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Fourth quarter surges the Knights past Bulldogs

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

  Georgetown – Sussex Central scored twice in the final four minutes to pull away from Laurel in an inter class game and the season opener for both teams. It was the first time the two schools met in over 30 years. Sussex Central ranked fourth in Class AAA defeated the Laurel Bulldogs ranked third in Class AA 36-21. After a …

Eight grade pitcher Morgan Maxwell from Caravel softball. photo by Nick Halliday

Maxwell propels Caravel to softball title game

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

  Caravel Academy softball coach Randy Johnson has efficiently used two pitchers this season as a formula to success. The Buccaneers combination of starter Kasey Xenidis and reliever Morgan Maxwell worked well in a 13-4 semifinal win that propelled the Bucs to Saturday’s DIAA championship game. Xenidis (13-1) pitched the first 3 innings against Laurel and handed a 6-3 lead …

Caravel softball Morgan Moxley throwing a ball during warmups photo by Nick Halliday

Inside The Circle – DIAA softball semifinal preview

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  “And then there were four…the 24-team field has been reduced to the final 4 as the DIAA softball tournament continues Tuesday”. The Henlopen Conference-South makes up half the field as both No. 4 seed Laurel and No. 6 seed Indian River scored late in their quarterfinal games to advance. The top  seed, Caravel used 13 hits to score a …

Seaford Boys basketball team standing for the National Anthem photo by Ben Fulton 2

Seaford pulls away late to capture Henlopen-South Title

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  The second ranked Seaford Blue Jays made 5 of 7 three point shots to start the game and took a 20-12 first quarter lead they would never relinquish in an 89-76 win Tuesday night. The win secured the Henlopen South title for the third straight season as the Blue Jays improved to 19-1 (14-0 in the South) heading into …

Caravel basketball Dominique Wyatt L shoots a three as Laurel basketball Joel Parker tries o block it R photo by Nick Halliday copy

Strong fourth quarter lifts Caravel

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Laurel made the long trip north to face Caravel for a Thursday night matchup boys basketball matchup. Laurel was not slowed down by the long bus ride coming out hot, outscoring Caravel 18-8 in the first quarter while taking a 35-34 lead into halftime. Laurel was able to get to the basket with ease scoring all their first half points …

Seaford basektball player Avyion Matthews scored 25 points in their win over Laurel photo courtesy of Ben Fulton 768x715 1

Avyion Matthews leads Seaford over Laurel

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

The third ranked Seaford Blue Jays and tenth ranked Laurel Bulldogs played a very important boys basketball game that resembled a “track meet” as the teams raced up and down the floor for 32 minutes in front of a “sold out” crowd in Bill Pugh Gymnasium Thursday night. The Blue Jays held a 14-7 1st quarter lead but Laurel out …