The Salesianum Sals pose after winning the DIAA baseball state championship. Photo by Nick Halliday

Salesianum wins state baseball championship over Caesar Rodney

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The No. 13 seeded Salesianum Sals continued their run all the way through the championship. The Sals came into the championship the underdog just like they were as they faced the No. 6 seed in Caesar Rodney Riders.¬†   The Sals beat No. 20 Brandywine, No. 4 DMA, No. 5 Sanford, and No. 2 Sussex Tech to reach the state …

Caravel girls soccer team poses with the DIAA D2 state trophy. Photo courtesy of Caravel Athletics

Caravel finishes undefeated season with state championship

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

¬†¬† The upset minded Ursuline Raiders met the Caravel Buccaneers Saturday evening in the Division 2 girls’ state championship at Cape Henlopen High School. Ursuline made their way through the tournament with upset wins over St. Marks and St. Andrews after winning their opening round match 1-0 versus The Sanford School.¬†   12 minutes in half Caravel’s Sidney Hayden would …

Middletown girls soccer poases with the state championship trophy after beating Appo 1 0. Photo courtesy of Middletown Athletics

Riley’s early goal lifts Cavaliers to soccer state title

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

The Division I girls soccer championship was played this afternoon at Cape Henlopen High School between cross town rivals Middletown Cavaliers and the Appoquinimink Jaguars. The Cavalier squad came into the contest touting a 17-0 record while the Jaguars had an impressive season as well with a 13-2-1 record.¬† On an afternoon that would make the weather in Southern California …

Salesianum boys lacrosse poses with the state championship trophy after winning their fourth straight. Photo courtesy of Mike Lang

Salesianum wins fourth straight boys lacrosse state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  The No. 1 Salesianum Sals hosted the No. 2 Cape Henlopen Vikings in the Boys Lacrosse state championship at Delaware Military Academy Fusco Stadium. These two teams are very familiar with each other and have faced off in many state championships over the last few years.   The Sals jumped out to an early 7-2 first quarter lead and …

Caravel softball pitcher Kasey Xenidis holds up the DIAA state championship trophy with her teammates after defeating Sussex Central. Photo by Shannon Timmons

Caravel wins 4th consecutive softball championship

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

For the fourth time in a row the Caravel Buccaneers and head coach Randy Johnson are State Champs. They faced a tough Sussex Central team for the third straight year as the No. 1 seeded Bucs defeated the No. 2 seeded Golden Knights 2-0.¬†   It was a beautiful night for a state championship softball game, temps in the 70‚Äôs …

Salesianum baseball team celebrates after a run scores in their win over Sussex Central. Photo by Nick Halliday

Salesianum upsets No. 1 Central to advance to state championship 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

In the second game of the DIAA Baseball state championship semifinals No. 1 Sussex Central Golden Knights hosted No. 13 Salesianum Sals. The Sals came into this game the lowest seeded team, but is playing some of their best baseball right now. The Golden Knights have been one of if not the top team all season.¬†   The Sals continued …

Sussex Central softball Madge Layfield throws 1 hitter to help her team to advance to the Finals. Photo by Ben Fulton

Layfield throws 1 hitter to advance to the Finals 

Shannon TimmonsHeadlines, Sports

¬† For the third consecutive season, Coach John Wells and the Sussex Central Softball team will compete in the championship game for the DIAA Softball Title. Their opponent is yet to be determined as the Caravel vs. Laurel game was postponed to tomorrow at noon due to inclement weather.The first raindrops fell for us in Sussex County just as the …

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Salesianum wins first boys volleyball state championship 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Salesianum boys volleyball team poses with the DIAA championship trophy. Photo by Ben Fulton The Salesianum Sals boys volleyball defeated Wilmington Charter in three straight sets to win their first ever DIAA boys volleyball state championship. The Sals lost last season to Cape Henlopen in the inaugural season for the boys volleyball, but would not be denied this season.¬†   …

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‚Äôs 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 …

Padua 2024 DIAA DI Girls State Champions. Photo by Nick Halliday copy

Salesianum, Saint Mark’s, Padua, Tatnall run away with state titles

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The 2024 DIAA Track and Field state championships crowned four teams as state champions¬† as well as many individuals at Dover high school.¬†   Salesianum took the boys Division I state championship for the fourth year in a row. Ethan Walther took home to first place medals in the 800 and 3200 meter runs. While James Kennedy took first place …