St. Georges survives late comeback attempt from Appoquinimink

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

It was a highly anticipated 2 vs. 7 matchup between the 4-6 St. Georges Hawks and the 6-4 Appoquinimink Jaguars.  Both teams rounded into form with strong second halves of the season and were perhaps coming into this game playing their best football. Appo was riding high coming off an impressive comeback effort against Salesianum last week to earn a …

Smyrna solidifies hold on No. 1 ranking

Glenn Frazer Health, Sports

The top ranked Smyrna Eagles had scored over 40 points in five of the last 6 games while the 6th ranked Appoquinimink defense had only allowed an average of 12 points this season, so something had to “give” last night in Middletown…right? Smyrna sent a message by scoring on the first play from scrimmage as quarterback Brian Wright executed a …

Parker shines in victory for Dover

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

In a game that featured two of the top running backs in the state it was Dover’s sophomore standout wide receiver who stole the show. John Parker accounted for three of the four Dover Senators touchdowns to lead them to a 27-14 win over Appoquinimink.   Appoquinimink took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a McConomy 25 …

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Top-ranked Middletown beats Appo with big plays

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Appoquinimink Jaguars have never beaten their district rival Middletown (on the field) in football since the Jags started playing on the varsity level in 2009. That streak continued Friday night in a “hard-fought” game at Appoquinimink High School. The defending state champions scored on two long plays to secure a 14-0 win in front of a capacity crowd of …

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

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

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

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

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 …