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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 …

Johnston shines as Caravel Girls win State Championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

Caravel Girls Baketball team posing wit the State Championship trophy photo by Nick Halliday NEWARK — The sixth time was definitely the charm. Caravel, a perennial power in Delaware in girls basketball, had gone 0-5 in the DIAA championship game since 2013. But one of the players who was on the last team to make it to the title game …

Tower Hill earns first ever state final appearance

Joe Singles Headlines, Sports

Tower Hill celebrating after earnng their first ever state championship final in school history photo by Nick Halliday The No. 3 seed Tower Hill Hillers took on the No. 10 seed Seaford Blue Jays Thursday evening at University of Delaware in the semi-finals of the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament. This was Tower Hill’s second trip to the semis in …

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Caravel Survives valiant effort from Woodbridge in Girl’s Quarterfinal

Patrick Garyantes Headlines, Sports

Caravel girls basketball team coming out of a huddle photo by Nick Halliday The Caravel Buccaneers girls’ basketball team came into Monday night’s quarterfinals as the #1 seed in the DIAA Girls’ Basketball Tournament.  Led by reigning Delaware Player of the Year, India Johnston, the Buccaneers were heavily favored heading into their matchup with the ninth-seeded Woodbridge.   They had …

Tower Hill survives late run by Delmar to advance to quarterfinals

Joe Singles Headlines, Sports

Delmar guard Takai Hugee rises up for a shot against Tower Hill photo by Joe Singles   #3 Seed Tower Hill hosted the #19 seed Delmar Wildcats in the 2nd round of the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament Tuesday evening. Delmar comes into the game coming off of a 59 -54 upset win over Woodbridge High School. The first quarter …

Caravel dominates individual wrestling state championships

Benny Mitchell High Schools, Sports

Alex Poore holds up four fingers as he celebrates his fourth state championship. Photo by Kenny Correll LEWES — For only the second time since 1992, a tournament champion was recognized at the DIAA Individual Wrestling State Championships. And for the second time in those two years Caravel Academy won the tournament points race with 247 points. The Bucs also …

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Smyrna’s second half key to tourney win over St. George’s

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Coach Mears has his Smyrna Eagles boys basketball team in a huddle photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery   The Smyrna Eagles out-scored St. George’s 43-25 in the second half to win their opening round game in the DIAA boys basketball tournament Tuesday 69-46.  Smyrna broke open a close game at the half by posting a 17-11 third quarter over …

Delmar spoils senior night at Lake

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Jailyn Warner Delmar dribbles during to the basketball against Lake Forest photo by Nick Halliday The Delmar Wildcats broke open a one possession game in the final 2:15 of Friday night’s boys basketball game, winning 59-47 at Lake Forest on senior night for the Spartans. The Wildcats converted 9 of 11 attempts at the free throw line in that final …

Cape Henlopen advances to first ever state final

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

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 …

Brandon West’s pin ignites Smyrna Rally

GlennFrazer Headlines, Sports

Smyrna Wrestler Brandon West photo by Ben Fulton The regular season match between Milford and Smyrna came down to the final weight class as Chijoka Eulie pulled out a decision for a 36-35 Eagles victory. The rematch in the DIAA quarterfinal duals was expected to be another nail biter, but Smyrna reeled off 29 straight points to win 50-22, sending …