Smyrna Eagles running back Markell Hohlman rushed during their victory over Middletown photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna advances to 3A title game with dominating win over Middletown

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

In the 3A quarterfinal round last week, three teams “flipped the script” avenging losses during the regular season. Smyrna did the same Friday night in the semis with a convincing 48-0 win over Middletown, a team the Eagles lost to 21-14 back in September.  Smyrna mixed up the offense using the “wildcat”, “earthquake”, and the spread with very little passing, …

Middeltown Football team huddling before the game photo by Nick Halliday

Middletown makes statement with road win over Sussex Central

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Georgetown – Defending Class AAA state champion Middletown came into their game with second ranked Sussex Central hovering at the 500 mark on the season, but left Georgetown with a statement win as the Cavaliers pulled away from the Knights in the second half with a 42-16 road win. “First off Sussex Central is a great football team and a …

Coach Bill DiNardo receives a plaque after winning his 300th career game photo courtesy of Mike Lang of the Dialogue

Sallies’ DiNardo reaches 300-win milestone

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

  Salesianum School Football Coach Bill DiNardo reached the 300-win milestone when his team defeated St. Georges 16-14 in a Sept. 25 thriller that came down to a last minute field goal. He became the second coach in Delaware High School football history to do that, joining Coach Bob Tattersall Sr. from Wilmington Friends with 300 career wins. DiNardo has …

Middletown football

Top-ranked Middletown beats Appo with big plays

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Appoquinimink Jaguars have never beaten their district rival Middletown (on the field) in football since the Jags started playing on the varsity level in 2009. That streak continued Friday night in a “hard-fought” game at Appoquinimink High School. The defending state champions scored on two long plays to secure a 14-0 win in front of a capacity crowd of …

Middletown quarterback Austin Troyer about to take a snap against Smyrna photo by Ben Fulton

Middletown wins thrilling Harvest Bowl

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Middletown continued its dominance over Smyrna in regular-season games, winning the annual Harvest Bowl in a “thriller” in front of a packed house at Cavalier Stadium. In a contest dictated by the home team in the opening half, and the visiting Eagles in the second half, it came down to a 4th down and 13 pass play with :13 left …

Pauda Girls Soccer 2022 state champs photo by Nick Halliday 1

Padua win state championship on PK kicks

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Padua Academy and Middletown went the distance as they battled for the DIAA Division I girls soccer state championship at Delaware State’s Alumni. Padua was able to capture their fourth straight state championship with a 3-1 penalty kick victory over Middletown.  At the end of regular time the two teams were tied 3-3. Pauda got on the board first as …

Dover defense stifles Cavaliers

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Dovers Elijah Sessoms goes up to contest a shop by Middletowns Jaden Rogers photo by Nick Halliday The DIAA boys basketball second round matchup between No. 9 seed Dover and No.  Middletown promised to be an exciting game in front of a boisterous sellout crowd, and it was … for two quarters. The Dover defense held host Middletown to just …

Middletown’s depth key to victory over Woodbridge

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Middletown Boys Basketball photo by Nick Halliday The DIAA State Indoor Track Meet is scheduled for next Saturday (19th), but Friday night in Middletown, the 9th ranked Cavaliers and Woodbridge provided their own brand of “a track sprinting event” in boys basketball. The two teams raced up and down the court playing the 1st half in barely 30 minutes of …

Salesianum holds off Middletown’s late run

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

Photo by Nick Halliday MIDDLETOWN — Salesianum’s basketball team watched the losses pile up while battling the likes of Neumann-Goretti, Imhotep Charter and Roman Catholic in the opening weeks of the season. But those days seem further and further away as the Sals move into the heart of the season. Sallies, ranked fifth in the latest Delaware Live top 10, …

Appo upsets cross town rival Middletown

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Appoquinimink Boys Basketball celebreating after a win, photo by Nick Halliday The 8th ranked Appoquinimink Jaguars led from start to finish in a 57-47 win over district rival and 3rd ranked Middletown Tuesday night in boys basketball. The Cavaliers have now lost two straight since a 6-game winning streak was snapped last week by St. Joe’s Prep. Appo used an …