William Penns Daniel Sinclair works for a takedown against Smyrnas Tyree Heath at 144 pounds. Sinclair won 11 4. Photo by Pam Lane 1

William Penn grapplers upset fifth-ranked Smyrna

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

New Castle – The Wm. Penn wrestlers knew the history heading into their Monday night showdown with number five ranked Smyrna. The Colonials last win over the Eagles was 17 years ago in 2006. Monday night’s win was the biggest win for the program over the last 20 years as Wm. Penn defeated Smyrna 39-32 in front of a loud …

Smyrna Football players Nolan Fretz 4 Yamir Knight 80 Brian Wright 18 Markell Holman 7 during the 3A championship game photo by Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna Eagles “fly high” for state title

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

In their semifinal victory two weeks ago, the Smyrna Eagles used multiple offensive sets to feature the run game, only attempting five passes to advance to the championship game. Once they got to Delaware Stadium, it was Brian Wright and the passing attack that propelled the Eagles to the 4th title in school history since 2015. It just goes to …

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, …

Delmar Field Hockey posing with the state championship trophy photo by Nick Halliday

Delmar field hockey dominates, Smyrna upsets Cape

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

The Delmar Wildcats completely dominated the Division 2 DIAA Field Hockey state championship. They outshot Archmere Academy 50-1 and totaled 23 corners in the game en route to a 7-1 victory to capture their seventh straight state championship.   Macy Bradford led the Wildcats with 2 goals and 3 assists. Archmere’s goal was scored by Bella Dell’Oso which was the only …

Smyrna Eagles football players 42 Nathan Chandler and 4 Nolan Fretz celebrate after a touchdown photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Smyrna wins District 2 title, moves onto state tournament

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Smyrna – The Smyrna Eagles honored 22 seniors on Friday night prior to their season finale hosting District 2 foe Cape Henlopen. The Eagles came into Friday night’s game the winner of seven straight having outscored their opponents 246-80 and only trailed once during that stretch. But the Eagles found themselves facing an early deficit just four plays into the …

Smyrna Eagles Football player Cole Moyer holds the Smyrna Flag before the game Photo by Ben Fulton

Smyrna solidifies hold on No. 1 ranking

Glenn Frazer Health, Sports

The top ranked Smyrna Eagles had scored over 40 points in five of the last 6 games while the 6th ranked Appoquinimink defense had only allowed an average of 12 points this season, so something had to “give” last night in Middletown…right? Smyrna sent a message by scoring on the first play from scrimmage as quarterback Brian Wright executed a …

Smyrna Football running back Markell Hohlman rushes during the win over Salesianum photo by Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna dominates second half in a Homecoming to Remember

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The highly anticipated showdown between No. 1 Smyrna and No. 3 Salesianum did not disappoint. The opening half alone featured several “highlight” plays, keeping the large homecoming crowd on the edge of their seats. The home team Eagles’ defense provided the first highlight when senior linebacker Nasir Jenkins gathered a “tipped” pass in stride for a 30-yard “pick six”, barely …

Smyrna Eagles offense setup to run a play in the win over Dover. photo by Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna dominates after tightly contested opening quarter

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Alert to all of those who follow high school football, Smyrna is HOT!  The Eagles have been soaring since their devastating loss to Middletown in week two, and a huge reason has been because of the rapid development of senior QB Brian Wright.  The signal caller had perhaps his best game of the season on Saturday afternoon & he helped …

Smyrna Football team running on the field photo courtesy of Ben Fulton 1

Smyrna defense, ‘Ya-Ya’ Knight stellar in win 

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  The highly anticipated matchup in Class AAA – District 2 featured two of the best defenses in the state. With high winds and rain, a low scoring contest was expected. Those units dominated a scoreless 1st quarter at Charles V. Williams Stadium Friday night. The home team Eagles are ranked 2nd in the state with the Golden Knights ranked …

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 …