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Caesar Rodney Slugs Out A Win over Cape Henlopen

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Caesar Rodney pitcher Peyton Shields, Photo courtesy of Caesar Rodney School District Facebook page Lewes – On a cool and blustery Tuesday afternoon the Caesar Rodney softball team stepped off the bus at Cape Henlopen and went right to work. The Riders put up five runs in the top of the first courtesy of back to back homeruns by Peyton …

Dowdy opens season with a gem

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Dover Softball team posing after defeating Cape Henlopen photo by Dover Lady Senators Facebook page Dover senior Alexis Dowdy was nearly “unhittable” Tuesday as she struck out 12 and allowed just 2 singles in a 5-inning shut-out win at Cape Henlopen 11-0 in the season opening softball game for both schools. A sparse crowd braved the blustery conditions as wind …

Cape Henlopen wins division I title with a victory over Caesar Rodney

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Cape Henlopen wrestling team winning the Division I state championship photo by the DIAA   Smyrna – Saturday’s matches at the DIAA Dual Meet State Championships didn’t exactly follow the blueprint for Cape Henlopen head coach Chris Mattioni, but the Vikings were able to find pins in other weight classes to bring home the Division I state championship.   “When …

Cape Henlopen advances to first ever state final

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Cape Henlopen’s Lucas Ruppert (left) and Smyrna’s Chijioke Eule battle for position in their 285 pound bout Saturday afternoon. Photo by Ben Fulton Smyrna – Cape Henlopen and Smyrna locked up in a match with twists and turns that kept the crowd at Smyrna High School engaged through the final bout. Cape Henlopen advanced to their first ever state final …

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 …

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 …

Cape Henlopen rallies to escape scare by Smyrna

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Cape Henlopen’s Alex Taylor looks toward the bench for instruction during his 195 pound bout against Tyler Downward of Smyrna. Taylor won a 19-12 decision photo by Dave Frederick Lewes – In wrestling dual meet action results often come down to matchup, but to get those matchups it can come down to something as simple as the coin toss prior to …

Cape Henlopen Pins Their Way to Victory Over Caesar Rodney

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Andrew Schaen Cape Henlopen (top) controls Caesar Rodney’s Cameron Cataldi in their 138 pound bout. Cataldi won a 7-4 decision. (Photo by Dave Frederick) Camden – The Cape Henlopen Vikings used eight pins enroute to a 51-23 victory over Caesar Rodney in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division match.   Cape Henlopen starts the season as the number one ranked team …

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Cape Henlopen field hockey secures 5th straight state championship

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Photo courtesy of the DIAA   (Dover)  The Cape Henlopen Vikings fought off a “scrappy” Smyrna team to secure their 5th consecutive State Field Hockey Title in Division One with a 4-0 shutout. It was the 16th championship appearance for the Vikings, winning for the 12th time (the 10th since 2011). A large crowd was in attendance at Dover High’s …

Smyrna wins inaugural class AAA D2 championship

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Lewes – The Smyrna Eagles traveled to Cape Henlopen High School last night in the regular season finale to finish the Class AAA District 2 unbeaten and leave no doubt they were the best team in the district. When the game was over they had achieved both, Smyrna was officially crowned District 2 champions in their 54-8 victory over the Cape …