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 …

Sallies win back to back lacrosse state championships 

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Salesianum faced off with Cape Henlopen for the third year in a row. Cape won in 2019 by a score of 12-10 and Sallies avenged that loss with a 12-10 victory in 2021. This year Sallies was able to take back to back state championships with a 13-11 victory.  Cape Henlopen took a 7-6 lead into the half. They were …

Padua win state championship on PK kicks

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Padua Academy and Middletown went the distance as they battled for the DIAA Division I girls soccer state championship at Delaware State’s Alumni. Padua was able to capture their fourth straight state championship with a 3-1 penalty kick victory over Middletown.  At the end of regular time the two teams were tied 3-3. Pauda got on the board first as …

Spartans crowned Division II Soccer Champs

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Saint Mark’s avenged last year’s loss in the state championship to Caravel with a 2-1 victory to capture the 2022 DIAA Division II girls soccer state championship. Caravel was able to edge the Spartans by a score of 3-2 last season, but 2022 was Saint Mark’s year.  Saint Marks took the opening possession of the game with a drop back …

Salesianum and Cape advance to boys lacrosse state championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

For the third year in a row Salesianum and Cape Henlopen will face off in the DIAA Boys Lacrosse State Championship. The two teams have split the last two times they faced off with Sallies winning the most recent in 2021, and Cape winning in 2019 ironically those scores were identical 12-10.  Cape Henlopen advanced with a 13-6 victory of …

Caravel wins thrilling softball championship over Sussex Central

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

A Memorial weekend crowd of nearly 700 fans witnessed another great game between Caravel and Sussex Central at the University of Delaware. For the 2nd straight year, the Buccaneers won by a single run for the program’s record 12th DIAA softball state title. The game featured two sophomores in the circle in Madge Layfield of Central and Kasey Xenidis of …

Cape captures lucky No. 13 lacrosse championship

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Cape Henlopen girls lacrosse team captured their 13th straight state championship as they defeated Tatnall for the second straight year. Last year the two schools faced off at Dover high school with Cape coming away victorious. This year had the same outcome, but the game was played in front of a large crowd at Delaware State University’s Alumni Stadium.  Cape …

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 …

Josh Freeman et al. standing in front of a crowd

Tower Hill wins first basketball State Championship with performance for the ages

Joe Singles Headlines, Sports

Tower Hill boys basketball posing with the state championship trophy The #3 seed Tower Hill took on the #1 seed Salesianum in the DIAA boys’ basketball state championship game at University of Delaware Saturday night in a match up of first time finals participant the Hillers and multiple championship winner Salesianum High School. Tower Hill earned their way here Thursday …