Archmere Auks football players tackle a Woodbridge player in the DIAA DII football semi final photo courtesy of Jason Winchell

Archmere defeats Woodbridge to advance to state championship

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

CLAYMONT — Miles Kempski led a prolific Archmere offense with three rushing touchdowns and two more through the air as the Auks clinched a trip to the DIAA Class 2A championship with a 56-28 win over Woodbridge on a sun-splashed day at Coaches Field on Nov. 25. The Auks and Blue Raiders began their assault on the scoreboard immediately, with …

Tatnall football RahShad LaMons attempts a run against Indian River photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Tatnall advances to Class 1A state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The Tatnall Hornets will advance to the Delaware Scholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Class 1A football state championship after defeating the Indian River Indians this afternoon.    Tatnall came into the game with a 10-1 record with their only loss was at the hands of Class 2A Wilmington Friends. They went undefeated in conference play this season. Indian River had an …

Caravel football Ira Yates and Brock Rhoades celebrate after a touchdown photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Caravel remains unbeaten with DIAA semifinal win

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  (Bear, DE)   The “ball-control” offense of Caravel Academy was on full display Friday night as the Buccaneers gained over 220 yards rushing in a dominant win. Caravel returns to Delaware Stadium next week to play for a state championship against the winner of Saturday’s other semifinal between Woodbridge and Archmere. The Bucs scored on their first possession as …

Sussex Academy soccer George Sapna is attacked by his team after kicking the game winning the DII soccer state championship

Sussex Academy wins first soccer state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, High Schools, Sports

DOVER – It was a day to remember at Dover High School on the afternoon of Nov. 18, as Sussex Academy made a little bit of history. The Seahawks outlasted Saint Mark’s, 5-4, in penalty kicks for the DIAA Division II boys championship. It was the first team championship in school history. No. 1 Sussex Academy trailed No. 6 Saint …

Salesianum football BJ Alleyne runs the ball against Smyrna photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Salesianum advances to DIAA football semifinal

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON – B.J. Alleyne was not going to let something like the Smyrna defense stop him. The Salesianum senior running back, who had already scored four times against the Eagles in their DIAA Class 3A football quarterfinal, lined up in the shotgun on fourth and goal from the 2 with seven seconds showing on the clock. Alleyne took the snap …

a person standing on a baseball field

Inside The Circle – DIAA Softball Tournament Preview

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Kasey Xenidis on the mond for Caravel Softball, photo by Nick Halliday   The 24-team field was announced Sunday by the DIAA softball committee. The top 8 seeds receive a 1st round bye, while the remaining 16 teams begin play on Tuesday the 17th. Here are the seeds and a preview of what should be a very competitive tournament. No. …

Seaford advances to 1st Final Four in 25 Years

GlennFrazerHeadlines, Sports

Seaford boys basketball heading to the semifinals of the DIAA boys basketball state championship photo courtesy of Seaford Instagram & pics by TYY Fourth year head coach Vince Evans was a senior in 1997 when the Blue Jays won the program’s only state championship in boys basketball. He now has Seaford one game away from a return to the title …

Woodbridge rallies in girl’s 2nd round action

GlennFrazerSports

Woodbridge Lady Blue Raiders girls basketball team photo courtesy of Woodbridge sports page   Trailing by 11 points at halftime, Woodbridge turned up the defensive pressure, created double-digit turnovers and advanced to the DIAA quarterfinals with a win at Lake Forest 47-43 Friday night. The 9th seeded Blue Raiders found themselves down 30-19 at the half as Lake was “hitting …

Seaford’s 3-point shooting leads them into quarterfinals

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

Kashmeir Wise takes a thre point attempt in win over appoquinimink photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery It was an unorthodox start at Appoquinimink High School for round 2 of the DIAA Playoffs. Seaford’s Brent Ricketts received a technical foul for dunking during pregame warm ups, resulting in two free throws and possession for Appoquinimink to begin the game. But …

Dover defense stifles Cavaliers

GlennFrazerHeadlines, 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 …