Cape holds off Appo for state championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

WILMINGTON — Cape Henlopen picked the right time to put up a crooked number on the scoreboard in the DIAA baseball championship game on Monday night. The Vikings scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning, then held off a potential Appoquinimink rally in the seventh for a 4-1 win and their second title since 2018. On a …

Appo returns to title game for third straight year

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Appo junior Owen Parrish smacked the 1st pitch of the game to deep left-center for a triple, propelling the Jags to an early lead they would not relinquish. Parrish scored on a wild pitch, and Chase Fleming came home on a Chad Lawrence single to give the 3rd seeded Jags a 1st inning 2-0 advantage. The bottom of the order …

Sussex Central wins pitching dual, returns to state finals

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Schools

For five innings Madge Layfield and Savannah Laird looked “unhittable” in a scoreless softball semifinal. Then the third time through the lineup, the Golden Knights found success against the Appoquinimink “ace” as MaKenna Messina lofted a first-pitch fastball over the centerfield fence in the top of the 6th to break up Laird’s perfect game. Two outs later, Mya Jones and …

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Inside The Circle – Softball Week 7 Preview

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Savannah Laird pitching for Appoquinimink Softball, photo courtesy of Jack Pie The top 6 in our rankings all won last week. The only change in the top 10 is at the bottom as teams battle for conference titles and a spot in the 24-team field for the DIAA state tournament that is scheduled to begin May 17th. 1 No. Appoquinimink …

Inside The Circle – Softball Week 6 Preview

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Appoquinimink softball doing a handsake at the mound, photo courtesy of apposoftball Instagram We enter week six of the softball season with a little “shake up” at the top of the rankings. No. 1 Appoquinimink (10-0) is the only unbeaten program in the Top 10 with wins over a solid Wilmington of Charter and #7 St. Mark’s. Savannah Laird recorded …

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Appo outlasts Smyrna in double overtime

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

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 …

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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 …

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Big second half lifts Cavaliers

Nick Alessandrini Headlines, Sports

Photo courtesy of MIddletown Football It was a chilly night for playoff football in the first state on Friday as there were quarter final games up and down Delaware. One of the best of the night was a rematch down in Middletown between teams that know each other pretty well, Middletown and Appoquinimink. It was all defense early in this …

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Smyrna seniors excel on their “Night”

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  The sunset was nearly “Eagle Red” just before kickoff on Senior Night at Charles V. Williams Stadium Friday night. That was an omen of what was about to happen as 17 seniors (9 starters) went out in style in their final regular season home game before a bundled-up crowd in a 48-7 win over Appoquinimink. The game was played …

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Smyrna seniors excel on their “Night”

GlennFrazer Sports

  The sunset was nearly “Eagle Red” just before kickoff on Senior Night at Charles V. Williams Stadium Friday night. That was an omen of what was about to happen as 17 seniors (9 starters) went out in style in their final regular season home game before a bundled-up crowd in a 48-7 win over Appoquinimink. The game was played …