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 …

Caravel Academy rolls into state dual finals

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Caravel Academy’s Nick Hall (left) and Shawn Ferrell of Lake Forest get airborn during their 170 pound bout on Saturday at the DIAA Dual Meet State semi-final match. Photo by Kenny Correll Smyrna – Caravel Academy head coach Mike Welch said he was excited to get back to the state duals and have the crowds back in the gym. The …

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 …

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Pusey’s pin secures southern division title for the Bulldogs

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Laurel Bulldogs 2022 Henlopen Conference Southern Division Champions photo courtesy Laurel High School Wrestling Facebook page Felton – The stage was set for the final dual meet of the season between Laurel and Lake Forest. Both teams came in the match 4-0 and the Henlopen Conference Southern Division was on the line. Coming down to the final bout of the night …

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 …

Caesar Rodney pins their way to mat victory over Milford

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Trevor Copes (right) of Milford photo by Tony Scarfo   Milford– Caesar Rodney recorded five straight pins early in the match and then held off Milford for a 43-28 victory in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division wrestling match. The Bucs Ryan Mejia began the dual with a first period pin at 152 pounds followed by a 7-0 decision by Averi Copes …

Caesar Rodney grapplers mount comeback, edge Sussex Central 35-34

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Caesar Rodney’s M’Ja Smith locks up a cradle on Evan Broomall in their 132 pound match. Smith earned a pin in 516. Georgetown – Cody Waski went out onto the mat at 145 pounds with the weight of his Riders teammates on his shoulders in the final bout of the night. Caesar Rodney was trailing 34-31 with criteria not in …