Smyrna Eagles Kahmaj Kearney runs after a catch photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna outscores Caesar Rodney in 54-20 win

Glenn FrazerHigh Schools, Sports

The Smyrna Eagles used a potent passing attack to secure their opening District 2 game of the season in a 54-20 victory at Caesar Rodney Saturday. Senior Jacob Tiberi and freshman Drew Marks combined for 347 yards and 2 touchdowns while Kahmaj Kearney rushed for 3 scores and 3 two-point conversions. The Eagles raced out to a 16-0 lead on …

Middletown football offensice line blocks for their quarterback against Smyrna photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Middletown defense instrumental in Harvest Bowl win

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  Middletown continued its dominance over Smyrna in the regular season at  Charles V. Williams  Stadium Friday night but it wasn’t easy. The underdog Eagles had the ball with a chance to win, but Middletown’s Jacobi Rodgers intercepted a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game to preserve the Cavaliers 14-12 win. Both defenses played …

The Riders Nate Legg top scores a takedown and nearfall points at the edge of the mat in the 165 pound match Wednesday night. Legg won by pin in 157. Photo by Benny Mitchell 1280x720 2

Caesar Rodney grapplers win 8th straight match

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Camden- The Caesar Rodney Riders used a pair of pins to sandwich their dual meet victory over the Smyrna Eagles 50-24 in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division match. Nate Legg got the Riders started with a pin at 165 pounds in 1:56 and Cameron Cataldi ended the night with a pin at 157 pounds in 1:04. Caesar Rodney won nine …

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 MitchellHeadlines, 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 FrazerHeadlines, 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 FrazerHeadlines, 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 HallidayHeadlines, 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 MitchellHeadlines, 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 FrazerHealth, 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 …