Abby Mace Coast 2 Coast player of the year. Photo courtesy of Coast 2 Coast twitter page

Abby Mace is C2C Female Athlete of the Year 

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

For Salisbury University Softball graduate Abby Mace, the accolades just keep piling up. Mace has had an incredible career as a starting centerfielder for the Gulls. She opted to play her 5th season due to a COVID year and boy did it pay off. Despite the Sea Gulls early exit from the NCAA Division 3 Tournament in 2024, standout Abby …

Smyrna softball Alexis Dennis swings at a pitch against DMA. Photo by Ben Fulton

Smyrna tops DMA to cross .500 mark on season

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

Softball is a spring sport, but Mother Nature doesn‚Äôt know that as today felt more like football weather. On a cloudy and cold Saturday morning, the Smyrna Eagles topped DMV 2-0 at Beverly Jo Carter Field. This is a big non conference win for Smyrna to put them over .500 on the season at 6-5.¬†   There was a shakeup …

Smyrna baseball Nolan Oakley hti a 2 run homerun at Frawley Stadium against Caravel. Photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Smyrna powers past Caravel at Frawley Stadium

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

¬† The Smyrna Eagles hosted the No. 10 Caravel Buccaneers at Frawley Stadium. That right the Eagles opted to play Caravel at Frawley instead of playing at home so they were the home team.¬† ¬† Well moving the game to Frawley paid off for Smyrna. Their bats exploded at the Minor League field scoring 8 runs in the first two …

Polytech sofball Julia MacConnel hit a three run homerun in their win over Smyrna. Photo by Ben Fulton

No. 7 Polytech rallies past Smyrna 

Glenn FrazerHigh Schools, Headlines, Sports

The Polytech Panthers fell behind 2-0 after three innings in Monday‚Äôs Henlopen Conference game at Smyrna. They responded with an immediate rally in the top of the fourth, scoring 6 runs including a 3-run homer by Julia MacConnell.¬† After the win, I asked Julia what her approach was on the ‚Äúat-bat‚ÄĚ as she was down in the count on-and-two. She …

Smyrna high school graduate Payton Dixon now USF Bull pitcher photo courtesy of USF Athletics

Smyrna’s Dixon takes down No. 9 Gators

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

On a partly cloudy, 82 degree night in Gainesville, Florida, Payton Dixon, a two-time State Champion softball pitcher from Smyrna, DE earned the biggest win of her collegiate career.¬†   The Bulls put up a 7-4 win over the 9th ranked Florida Gators who are 37-4 this season. This is the first time the Bulls have defeated the Gators since …

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‚Äôs 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 …

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 …

Smyrna basketball Chase Sullivan attempts a jump shot against Cape Henlopen photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Second quarter run propels Smyrna over Cape

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  (Smyrna, DE) ¬† The Smyrna Eagles used a 12-0 second quarter run to break open a close game en route to an easy 52-25 boys hoops win Wednesday night. The Eagles led 10-3 after the opening quarter, but Cape Henlopen fought back thanks to baskets by Jacob Schell and Jameson Tingle, plus Tingle’s three point shot to pull within …

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

Salesianum advances to DIAA football semifinal

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON ‚Äď 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 …