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Buzzer-beating goal puts Sussex Central in D1 soccer semis

Joe SinglesSports

The match-up between the No. 2 seed Delcastle Cougars and the No. 7 seed Sussex Central Golden Knights did not disappoint Thursday evening in the first of two division 1 boys’ soccer quarter final games. Just 7 minutes after the 6:30pm kick-off, The Golden Knights jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, as Javier Escobar-Perez sent a left-footed shot from …

Middeltown Football team huddling before the game photo by Nick Halliday

Middletown makes statement with road win over Sussex Central

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Georgetown – Defending Class AAA state champion Middletown came into their game with second ranked Sussex Central hovering at the 500 mark on the season, but left Georgetown with a statement win as the Cavaliers pulled away from the Knights in the second half with a 42-16 road win. “First off Sussex Central is a great football team and a …

Sussex Central quarterback TJ Morris fakes a handoff to PJ Henry photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Sussex Central spoils Cape’s homecoming

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Lewes – With an automatic berth to the state tournament on the line in a rivalry game a fast start for either team would be huge. Freshman Will Harmon gave Sussex Central that initial punch in the arm returning the opening kickoff 64 yards to the Cape Henlopen 25 yard line. Four plays later Andrew Long scored on a seven …

Sussex Central football team running on tot he field photo by Ben Fulton

Golden Knights grind out homecoming win

Benny MitchellHigh Schools, Sports

Georgetown – Sussex Central went to their “old fashion” Wing-T offense Friday night according to head coach John Wells grinding out 241 rushing yards as the Golden Knights ran the ball 45 times out 51 total plays in the game. “Our offense played well tonight, we were able to run the ball and keep Dover’s offense off the field. That …

Sussex Central Andrew Long scored four touchdowns against Milford photo by Ben Fulton

Long’s four touchdowns paces Golden Knights in bounce back victory

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Milford – Sussex Central running back Andrew Long erupted for four touchdowns Thursday night with three of them coming on offense where he carried the ball just eight times for 106 yards. He also returned an interception for a touchdown for the Golden Knights.   Sussex Central rebounded from a loss to Smyrna last week beating Milford 49-6.   The …

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 …

Sussex Central Football Coach John Wells poses with his 200th career victory picture photo courtesy of Sussec Central Athletics

Golden Knights defeat Hodgson to give Wells his 200th win

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Georgetown – Sussex Central head football coach John Wells will forever remember career win number 200. Not so much for the milestone, but for the dramatic fashion in how his team won. “A pick six, a scoop and score, turnovers the first half surely didn’t look like we would win this game, but these guys stepped up in the second …

Sussex Central quarterback Troy Morris rolls out of the pocket Photo by Ben Fulton

Golden Knights grind out a win in home opener

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Georgetown – The Sussex Central Golden Knights locked into a defensive battle with Salesianum in their home opener on a night where they paid tribute to the Armed Forces. Andrew Long went around the left end for a 45 yard touchdown with six minutes to go in the first half. The score would stand for the next 30 minutes as …

Sussex Central running warmup plays before their game against William Penn photo by Nick Halliday

Sussex Central impresses in win at William Penn

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

It was a packed weekend for the Delaware Live Sports team as we had 5 games on the schedule for week 0!  The final game of the schedule came on Saturday afternoon in New Castle as John Wells led his Sussex Central Golden Knights up to William Penn to take on the Colonials. The fireworks came early in this one, …

2022 Caravel Softball state championship photo by Nick Haliday

Caravel wins thrilling softball championship over Sussex Central

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

A Memorial weekend crowd of nearly 700 fans witnessed another great game between Caravel and Sussex Central at the University of Delaware. For the 2nd straight year, the Buccaneers won by a single run for the program’s record 12th DIAA softball state title. The game featured two sophomores in the circle in Madge Layfield of Central and Kasey Xenidis of …