Caravel Academy Haley Grygo gets ready for a groundball. Photo by Nick Halliday

Inside The Circle: Softball tournament preview

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

The DIAA softball tournament begins Tuesday with eight games as the field of 24 will be chasing top seed and No. 1 ranked Caravel for this year’s title. The Buccaneers have won three consecutive championships and 13 overall. Here are our top 10 teams and how they are seeded: No. 1 Caravel (14-1) The Buccaneers have won 8 straight since …

Wilmington University sotbll team puncheds their ticket to DII NCAA tournament. Photo courtesy of Wilmington Athetics

Wildcats punch ticket to D2 Softball World Series finals

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

  The Wilmington University Wildcats continue their winning ways improving to 45-14 and moving to the double elimination Finals (Bracket 1) of the NCAA Division 2 Tournament. This is the third year in a row the team has made it to the Supers and the second time in three years they have made it to the Tournament Finals.    Their …

Kayln Yoder formerly of Delmarva Christian now a pitcher at Liberty University. Photo courtesy of Liberty University Athletics

Delaware players impact college softball as NCAA tournament begins

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

As the NCAA tournaments begin we are taking a look at some former Delaware softball standouts that are having an impact at the college level. There are some local players playing some significant roles on their teams. The Liberty University Flames roster includes Kalyn Yoder (Delmarva Christian) and Rachel Craine (Red Lion). The Flames are 36-23 on the season and …

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Xenidis and Arrowsmith combine to keep Caravel on top

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

In the second matchup this season of non-conference teams Caravel and Cape Henlopen Caravel stayed red hot at the plate In the first matchup between these two teams the game went 6 scoreless innings before Caravel plated 5 runs to win 5-0.  The Caravel bats came alive in the 2nd inning but they left the bases loaded when a ground …

Caravel Academy softball Haley Grygo looks in on a pitch from second base. Photo by Nick Halliday

Inside The Circle: Final week softball Top 10

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

This is the final week of regular season play as teams try to position for seeding in the upcoming tournament. There are many really good matchups this week, and hopefully “mother nature” will allow the games to be played without cancellations.   No. 1 Caravel (11-1) The Buccaneers anticipated a game with No. 2 Appo turned out to be a relatively …

Lake Forest softball Carah Sumpter throws a pitch during a game. Photo by Ben Fulton

Inside The Circle: Week 6 softball top 10

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Caravel holds on to the top spot and hasn’t played since April 26. Congrats to Lake for winning the Henlopen-South with a walk-off against Laurel. There are only a handful of games left in the regular season and 302 Sports will broadcast Tuesday night’s game under the lights as No. 1 meets No. 2.   No. 1 Caravel (9-1) The Buccaneers …

Smyrna vs DMA softball. Photo by Ben Fulton

Inside The Circle: Week 6 softball top 10

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Caravel recorded three wins last week to improve to 9-1 and hold on to the top spot in our rankings. The next six remain the same with some changes at the bottom of the top 10 as we close in on the final few weeks of the season. There are plenty of good matchups this week including Caravel traveling to …

Sussex Central softball Takyla TK Davis watches the ball leave the park. Photo by Ben Fulton

Davis’s homerun keys Sussex Central win over Cape

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  Sussex Central’s Takyla “TK” belted a two-run homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday that was the difference in the Golden Knights 5-4 win over Cape Henlopen. The Vikings rallied in the top of the seventh, scoring three times and had the tying runner on base when the final out was recorded. After the game, Davis said, …