Middletown wins thrilling Harvest Bowl

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

Middletown continued its dominance over Smyrna in regular-season games, winning the annual Harvest Bowl in a “thriller” in front of a packed house at Cavalier Stadium. In a contest dictated by the home team in the opening half, and the visiting Eagles in the second half, it came down to a 4th down and 13 pass play with :13 left …

Smyrna opens season without Coach Judy

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

  Delaware Live-302 Sports has learned that the Smyrna Eagles football team will open the 2022 season at Arundel, Maryland without head coach Mike Judy. Defensive Coordinator Dan Wagner sent an email to me earlier today in response to a question regarding the starting quarterback. “Glenn, Coach Judy is out on a temporary medical leave of absence (non-life threatening) and …

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 …

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 …

Riders end Eagles streak in rivalry match

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

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

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 …

Smyrna uses five pins in victory over Sussex Central

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

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

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

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

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

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 …