Soccer champs: Sallies over Charter, Caravel blanks St. Marks

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

The Salesianum Sals went on to win their second straight DIAA Division I Boys Soccer state championship and twenty first overall. Sallies defeated Wilmington Charter by a score of 4-1 at Dover high school.  The Sals scored two goals in each half of the game. In the first half Jake Ross scored the first goal then assisted Gianluca Marroni for …

Delmar field hockey dominates, Smyrna upsets Cape

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

The Delmar Wildcats completely dominated the Division 2 DIAA Field Hockey state championship. They outshot Archmere Academy 50-1 and totaled 23 corners in the game en route to a 7-1 victory to capture their seventh straight state championship.   Macy Bradford led the Wildcats with 2 goals and 3 assists. Archmere’s goal was scored by Bella Dell’Oso which was the only …

Tower Hill upsets Saint Mark’s for 1st volleyball championship

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

NEWARK — Chloe Sachs had dreamed about playing volleyball at the Bob Carpenter Center for the past 10 years. She was in the stands as a second-grader as Tower Hill, coached by her father, Mike, competed in the DIAA championship match as the 11th seed against Padua, falling in straight sets. On Nov. 14, the Hillers were back in the …

Padua, St. Andrews girls capture DIAA cross country titles

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

The Padua Pandas secured their 10th consecutive team championship this afternoon at Killen’s Pond State Park in Felton. Sophia Holgado won the individual title in a time of 19:10.8, just two seconds ahead of her teammate Mary Flanagan. Anna Bockius took 4th, Kylie McCarthy was 6th and Kelsey Wolff finished in 8th place as Padua had the lowest team score …

Salesianum, Tatnall boys repeat champs in DIAA cross country

Glenn Frazer Headlines, Sports

On an unseasonably warm day at KIllens Pond State Park, Tatnall and Salesianum defended their team championships but the Sals had a much closer race then the Hornets. Cape Henlopen’s Ryan Baker led the boys division one race until the final quarter mile when he was passed by both Jonathan Drew (Middletown) and Matt Miller (Sallies). Drew won the race …

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 …