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Caravel Survives valiant effort from Woodbridge in Girl’s Quarterfinal

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Caravel girls basketball team coming out of a huddle photo by Nick Halliday The Caravel Buccaneers girls’ basketball team came into Monday night’s quarterfinals as the #1 seed in the DIAA Girls’ Basketball Tournament.  Led by reigning Delaware Player of the Year, India Johnston, the Buccaneers were heavily favored heading into their matchup with the ninth-seeded Woodbridge.   They had …

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Local women’s basketball standouts win college championships in front of home crowd

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Umass womens basketball posing with the A10 championship trophy photo by Nick Halliday   The 76ers Chase Field house hosted the A10 Women’s basketball championships this year for the first time in what is a 3 year contract. It was a very special homecoming for two former Delaware women’s basketball stars Ber’Nyah Mayo from St Elizabeth’s and Julie Kulesza from …

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Seaford advances to 1st Final Four in 25 Years

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Seaford boys basketball heading to the semifinals of the DIAA boys basketball state championship photo courtesy of Seaford Instagram & pics by TYY Fourth year head coach Vince Evans was a senior in 1997 when the Blue Jays won the program’s only state championship in boys basketball. He now has Seaford one game away from a return to the title …

Sals head back to the BOB after surviving in OT

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Salesianum boys basketball team celebrates after defeating Dover in the DIAA Quarterfinals photo by Nick Halliday It was a shame that this matchup had to take place so early in the DIAA Boys’ Basketball State Tournament.  These two programs were in Delaware Live’s top 10 all year and were in the top 5 most of the year.  Dover came into …

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Woodbridge rallies in girl’s 2nd round action

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Woodbridge Lady Blue Raiders girls basketball team photo courtesy of Woodbridge sports page   Trailing by 11 points at halftime, Woodbridge turned up the defensive pressure, created double-digit turnovers and advanced to the DIAA quarterfinals with a win at Lake Forest 47-43 Friday night. The 9th seeded Blue Raiders found themselves down 30-19 at the half as Lake was “hitting …

Dover defense stifles Cavaliers

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Dovers Elijah Sessoms goes up to contest a shop by Middletowns Jaden Rogers photo by Nick Halliday The DIAA boys basketball second round matchup between No. 9 seed Dover and No.  Middletown promised to be an exciting game in front of a boisterous sellout crowd, and it was … for two quarters. The Dover defense held host Middletown to just …

Tower Hill survives late run by Delmar to advance to quarterfinals

Joe Singles Headlines, Sports

Delmar guard Takai Hugee rises up for a shot against Tower Hill photo by Joe Singles   #3 Seed Tower Hill hosted the #19 seed Delmar Wildcats in the 2nd round of the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament Tuesday evening. Delmar comes into the game coming off of a 59 -54 upset win over Woodbridge High School. The first quarter …

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

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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 …

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Rigby steps down as Riders head wrestling coach

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Dan Rigby Caesar Rodney Wrestling Coach photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery After seven years at the helm of the Caesar Rodney Riders wrestling team, head coach Dan Rigby is stepping away from the program. Rigby amassed a 63-29 record at Caesar Rodney reaching the DIAA Division I state finals three times and bringing Caesar Rodney it’s 14th state title …

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No. 21 seed Caesar Rodney knocks off Archmere in first round

Joe Singles Headlines, Sports

Photo by Joe Singles The first round of the boys’ basketball state tournament tipped off Tuesday evening at a number of locations throughout the state. One of the many first round games featured the #12 seed Archmere Auks hosting the #21 seed Caesar Rodney Riders. The Auks came out early with their usual brand of half- court basketball, making the …