High school basketball, wrestling rankings: Week 8

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Boys Basketball Week 6 Rankings as of 1/31/23 by Jason Winchell Ranking School Record Last Week’s Ranking Comments 1 Middletown 12-2 1 Lost to Sallies, Win over Penn 2 Seaford 12-2 3 Win over Lake 3 Tower Hill 9-2 5 Plays Sallies 4 St Georges  12-2 NR Win over Howard 5 Howard 8-2 2 Lost to St Georges, Plays Penn …

Awards highlight Monday’s 19th state football banquet

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  The 19th annual DOS All State Football Banquet was held Monday night in Dover hosted by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association (DIFCA). Players were recognized in the three classifications (1A – 2A – 3A) for All State, Sportsmanship, and those student athletes that achieved a minimum GPA of 3.75 for academic honors. The coach of the year in …

Wilmington’s own Bones Hyland returns home for jersey retirement ceremony

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland returned back to his old stomping grounds of St. Georges High School in Middletown, DE on Friday evening for a special honoring & jersey retirement.  Hyland, a budding young contributor on the Denver Nuggets who happen to have the top record in the league, was back home for the weekend ahead of the Nugget’s Saturday matchup with …

Cape, Appo doubleheaders produce two quality games

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

(Middletown)  The Cape Henlopen Vikings and Appoquinimink Jaguars scheduled a “rare” boys and girls varsity basketball double header Thursday. The two teams provided those in attendance with close and dramatic games.  The boys game featured No. 7 Appo with a record of 9-3 versus unranked Cape with a 9-4 mark. Appo jumped out to an early 8-0 lead thanks to …

Sussex Central knocks off defending champ Cape Henlopen

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Georgetown – To be the champs you have to beat the champs and the Sussex Central wrestling team took a big step in that direction Wednesday night handing defending state champion Cape Henlopen a 36-30 loss in front of a capacity crowd. The Golden Knights took a 33-30 lead into the final match of the night featuring #4 ranked Holt …

Bonus Hoops as No. 7 Appo holds off No. 6 Caravel 

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

(Middletown, DE)  When the 6th and 7th ranked teams in the Delaware Live-302 Sports poll get together, a close game is expected. That is exactly what transpired Tuesday night as the Caravel Buccaneers (No. 6) and Appoquinimink Jaguars (No. 7) battled into overtime in a Jags 71-62 victory. There was no indication the game would be tightly contested early, as …

Tower Hill Invitational produces spirited competition

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  The season’s Indoor track & field is winding down as the DIAA State championships are on tap in two weeks. Several Delaware high school athletes met at the Carpenter Fieldhouse on the campus of Tower Hill yesterday and turned in some stellar performances. Sixteen schools participated in the Invitational with a large crowd in attendance. The day began with …

Avyion Matthews leads Seaford over Laurel

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The third ranked Seaford Blue Jays and tenth ranked Laurel Bulldogs played a very important boys basketball game that resembled a “track meet” as the teams raced up and down the floor for 32 minutes in front of a “sold out” crowd in Bill Pugh Gymnasium Thursday night. The Blue Jays held a 14-7 1st quarter lead but Laurel out …

Polytech remains unbeaten Henlopen Conference

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Polytech Panthers took a two game lead in the Henlopen North with a hard fought 55-52 win at Dover High Tuesday. Coach John Pierce told 302 Sports that he talked to his players at halftime regarding the pressure of the hostile environment. “It was a little sketchy in the beginning, but they finally worked their way through it”. Pierce …

William Penn grapplers upset fifth-ranked Smyrna

Benny Mitchell Headlines, 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 …