Riders end Eagles streak in rivalry match

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Josh Dyer of Caesar Rodney (left) and Smyrna’s Kael Howell lock up in their 220 pound bout on Wednesday night. Dyer won a 3-1 decision photo by Gene Shaner Smyrna – The last time the Caesar Rodney Riders wrestling team beat the Smyrna Eagles was the 2018 state championship. On Wednesday night the Riders ended a four match losing streak with …

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Appo outlasts Smyrna in double overtime

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Photo by Nick Halliday   The Appoquinimink Jaguars scored 6 points at the free-throw line in the final two minutes of regulation, forced a turnover to tie the game in the 1st overtime, then outscored Smyrna 16-11 in double OT for a 64-59 win Thursday night in boys top ten basketball. The 6th ranked Jags gained a late 1st quarter …

Smyrna uses five pins in victory over Sussex Central

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Brandon West 160lb Smyrna gets the Pin against Sussex Central photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery Georgetown – For the second time this season Smyrna head coach Aaron Harris sent his young heavyweight, Chi Chi Eule, out onto the mat with the match on the line. For the second time this season Eule delivered. Eule, who at one point was the …

Sussex Central stuns top ranked Cape Henlopen on the mat

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Sussex Central’s Malachi Stratton (top) controls Jacob Goodsell of Cape Henlopen in their 106 pound match on Wednesday night. Stratton won via pin. Photo by Dave Frederick   Lewes – 2022 has been an unpredictable year in high school wrestling. Teams juggling lineups between injuries and Covid has made for coaches having to move wrestlers around to fill their lineup. Unranked …

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Week 6 boys and girls high school basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

  Boy’s Week 6 Ranking Ranking School Record Last Week’s Ranking 1 Dover 10-1 2 2 Tower Hill 8-1 5 3 Sanford 6-1 6 4 Howard 8-3 1 5 Sallies 3-6 7 6 Appoquinimink 8-2 8 7 Middletown  7-4 3 8 William Penn 9-2 4 9 Caravel 6-3 NR 10 Smyrna 6-3 10   Girls Week 2 Rankings Ranking Schools …

Caesar Rodney pins their way to mat victory over Milford

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Trevor Copes (right) of Milford photo by Tony Scarfo   Milford– Caesar Rodney recorded five straight pins early in the match and then held off Milford for a 43-28 victory in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division wrestling match. The Bucs Ryan Mejia began the dual with a first period pin at 152 pounds followed by a 7-0 decision by Averi Copes …

Ruppert pin secures victory for Vikings

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Cape Henlopen’s Lucas Ruppert (top) looks for a way to turn Cael DiNigris. Ruppert won via pin in 1:54 photo by Dave Frederick   Wilmington – In wrestling sometimes it comes down to the big man doing big man things. Cape Henlopen’s big man Lucas Ruppert did just that as the state’s top ranked 285 pounder securing a pin in 1:54 …

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Riders rally to upend Seaford

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Caesar Rodney Basketball team photo courtesy of Caesar Rodney School District The Caesar Rodney Riders rallied from a nine point deficit with 3:20 left in the 4th quarter to tie the game on a three-point shot by Trey Voshell with :01 second left, then outscored Seaford 8-4 in overtime to get the road win Saturday in boys basketball.  CR scored …

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Appo upsets cross town rival Middletown

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Appoquinimink Boys Basketball celebreating after a win, photo by Nick Halliday The 8th ranked Appoquinimink Jaguars led from start to finish in a 57-47 win over district rival and 3rd ranked Middletown Tuesday night in boys basketball. The Cavaliers have now lost two straight since a 6-game winning streak was snapped last week by St. Joe’s Prep. Appo used an …