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 FrazerHeadlines, 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 GaryantesHeadlines, 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 FrazerHeadlines, 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 FrazerHeadlines, 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 …

Smyrna Football Coach Mike Judy walking out in front of his team Photo by Donnell Henriquez

Smyrna opens season without Coach Judy

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  Delaware Live-302 Sports has learned that the Smyrna Eagles football team will open the 2022 season at Arundel, Maryland without head coach Mike Judy. Defensive Coordinator Dan Wagner sent an email to me earlier today in response to a question regarding the starting quarterback. “Glenn, Coach Judy is out on a temporary medical leave of absence (non-life threatening) and …

Caravel dominates individual wrestling state championships

Benny MitchellHigh Schools, Sports

Alex Poore holds up four fingers as he celebrates his fourth state championship. Photo by Kenny Correll LEWES — For only the second time since 1992, a tournament champion was recognized at the DIAA Individual Wrestling State Championships. And for the second time in those two years Caravel Academy won the tournament points race with 247 points. The Bucs also …

Smyrna’s second half key to tourney win over St. George’s

GlennFrazerHeadlines, Sports

Coach Mears has his Smyrna Eagles boys basketball team in a huddle photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery   The Smyrna Eagles out-scored St. George’s 43-25 in the second half to win their opening round game in the DIAA boys basketball tournament Tuesday 69-46.  Smyrna broke open a close game at the half by posting a 17-11 third quarter over …

Cape Henlopen advances to first ever state final

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Cape Henlopen’s Lucas Ruppert (left) and Smyrna’s Chijioke Eule battle for position in their 285 pound bout Saturday afternoon. Photo by Ben Fulton Smyrna – Cape Henlopen and Smyrna locked up in a match with twists and turns that kept the crowd at Smyrna High School engaged through the final bout. Cape Henlopen advanced to their first ever state final …

Riders end Eagles streak in rivalry match

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Josh Dyer of Caesar Rodney (left) and Smyrna’s Kael Howell lock up in their 220 pound bout on Wednesday night. Dyer won a 3-1 decision photo by Gene Shaner Smyrna – The last time the Caesar Rodney Riders wrestling team beat the Smyrna Eagles was the 2018 state championship. On Wednesday night the Riders ended a four match losing streak with …

Appo outlasts Smyrna in double overtime

GlennFrazerHeadlines, Sports

Photo by Nick Halliday   The Appoquinimink Jaguars scored 6 points at the free-throw line in the final two minutes of regulation, forced a turnover to tie the game in the 1st overtime, then outscored Smyrna 16-11 in double OT for a 64-59 win Thursday night in boys top ten basketball. The 6th ranked Jags gained a late 1st quarter …