Caravel dominates individual wrestling state championships

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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

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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 …

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 …

Riders end Eagles streak in rivalry match

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Josh Dyer of Caesar Rodney (left) and Smyrna’s Kael Howell lock up in their 220 pound bout on Wednesday night. Dyer won a 3-1 decision photo by Gene Shaner Smyrna – The last time the Caesar Rodney Riders wrestling team beat the Smyrna Eagles was the 2018 state championship. On Wednesday night the Riders ended a four match losing streak with …

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Appo outlasts Smyrna in double overtime

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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 …

Smyrna uses five pins in victory over Sussex Central

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Brandon West 160lb Smyrna gets the Pin against Sussex Central photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery Georgetown – For the second time this season Smyrna head coach Aaron Harris sent his young heavyweight, Chi Chi Eule, out onto the mat with the match on the line. For the second time this season Eule delivered. Eule, who at one point was the …

Smyrna overcomes 20-point deficit for mat victory over Milford

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Smyrna’s Qwantez Watkins (top) holds down Milford’s Patrick Sharkey during their 126 pound bout. Watkins won by pin in 2:55. Photo by Kenny Correll Smyrna – Just two nights after watching a 15 point lead evaporate in a 34-30 loss against Cape Henlopen. Smyrna head coach Aaron Harris looked out onto the mat Friday night with the Eagles trailing Milford by …

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 …

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Fourth quarter run propels Dover to victory

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Dover Boys Basketball team celebrating photo by Nick Halliday The 2nd ranked Dover Senators used a 12-0 run to start the final quarter and never looked back in a 76-52 win in boys basketball at Smyrna Tuesday night. The Senators’ Jaheim Harrell was red-hot beyond the arc as he drained 7 three-pointers on his way to a game-high 27 points. …

Caravel wins low scoring affair 48-44

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John Clemmons Caravel Basketball The Caravel Buccaneers held off a furious fourth quarter rally by Smyrna for a 48-44 boy’s basketball win Wednesday night on the Eagles home floor. The Bucs’ John Clemmons was riddled with foul trouble and sat out a good portion of the second quarter but still managed to lead the team with 21 points. The Eagles …