Senior has two goals, one assist as Jaguars finish field hockey season with 6-0 win over Newark
Doc’s #delhs football picks
Dr. Colllin Auttible weighs in on this week’s Delaware high school football games.
Athlete of the Week: Gentry Meinecke
Brandywine senior excels in field hockey, academics for Bulldogs
Doc’s #delhs football picks
Our resident expert came oh soooo close to perfection last week.
Athlete of the Week: Isaiah Jean Baptiste
Senior midfielder helps Golden Knights clinch Henlopen North boys soccer championship
Doc takes his picks show on the road
Expert predictions on EVERY Delaware football game Friday and Saturday.
Athlete of the Week: Naomi Bowser
Smyrna junior consistently lowering times as one of state’s top cross country runners
The Doc is back to make his #delhs Week 6 football picks
The Doc is back to make his #delhs Week 6 football picks
Athlete of the Week: Kirsten Longueira
DMA senior reaches 1,000 career digs for defending DIAA champion Seahawks
Doc’s #delhs football picks, Week 5
Salesianum or Middletown? Find out who Dr. Colin Auttible selects.
Smyrna’s Atkinson inspiring teammates
Smyrna High senior, Colby Atkiinson, who had to give up his athletic career when he was diagnosed with leukemia his freshman year, but now inspires his teammates and his community.
Athlete of the Week: David Bowman
Milford running back scores three touchdowns in 42-13 victory over Conrad
Doc’s #delhs football picks Week 4
It’s raining, it’s pouring … awesome football picks
Athlete of the Week: Gavin Ford
Salesianum junior adds offensive punch to six-time defending state champions
Unified flag football season kicks off
Partnership between DIAA and Special Olympics expands to eight teams, and adds playoffs and a state championship game.
Athlete of the Week: Madelyn Judge
Libero anchors defense for the third-ranked Padua volleyball team
Doc’s HS football picks Week 2
Middletown-William Penn highlight the schedule.
Jon Dorenbos inspires Caravel long snapper
After Jake Reed met Eagles long snapper, Jon Dorenbos, he sent him an email, asking if Dorenbos could work with him on long snapping.
Zachariah Burton signs with Virginia
Defensive back to graduate from William Penn in December, enroll at Virginia in January and participate in spring practice
Salesianum 7, Caravel 0
Top-ranked Sals shut out Buccaneers in early season soccer matchup
Athlete of the Week: Mickey Henry
St. Elizabeth offensive tackle helps Vikings rush for six TDs in win over McKean
Dover coach Rudy Simonetti looks to turn program around
New coach comes from North Jersey to take over Senators in his first high school head coaching job
Doc’s Week 1 #delhs football picks
The mad scientist returns for another season of Delaware gridiron action.
Delaware high school football Div I preseason rankings
Delaware high school football Division I preseason rankings
Delaware high school football Div II preseason rankings
Delaware high school football Division II preseason rankings
Woodbridge favored in Henlopen South
Blue Raiders return much of team that reached Division II semifinals
New Newark coach Barry Zehnder
Newark alum Barry Zehnder reolaces Butch Simpson, who coached the Yellowjackets for 39 years
Ten can’t miss Delaware high school football games
With each of Delaware’s 43 high school football teams about to embark on nine- or 10-game seasons, there will be no shortage of action throughout the fall. Here are 10 games that will capture a lot of interest on each weekend of the season.
4-foot-8 football player relishes hitting
Brandywine High School junior Felicia Perez strives to make an impact
Brad Myers tours the state on the first day of football practice
News Journal high school sports reporter Brad Myers travels the state for the fifth annual Gridiron Tour as he goes from school to school on the first day of football practice in Delaware.
Tatnall football to play night home game
Hornets to bring in temporary lights for Sept. 30 game against Tower Hill.
Coaches prepare for high school football season
Delaware high school football coaches begin preparation for the start of the season on the first day of practice.
Howard High’s Darin Matthews (center) is surrounded by family and friends as he commits to play football and baseball at Wesley College.
Two-sport college athletes are about as rare as tax cuts nowadays, but Darin Matthews is going to give it a try.
The 6-foot-2, 260-pound senior at Howard High made his future destination official last week, choosing Wesley College.
“When I was on the visit, it just felt right,” Matthews said. “It just felt like home, like I could be there for the next four years.”
Matthews looked at other colleges, where coaches wanted him to decide between football and baseball. Not so at Wesley, where football coach Mike Drass and baseball coach Bret Underwood said he could play both.
“They said when it’s football season, then it’s all football,” Matthews said. “But then when baseball rolls around, I can go straight to baseball.”
Matthews played center and defensive tackle at Howard, which won the DIAA Division II championship in his junior year. He said Drass believes he will fit best on the Wolverines’ offensive line.
In the spring, Matthews will look to pitch and/or play first base for the Wesley baseball team.
“I want to stay active,” said Matthews, who plans to study athletic training or physical education. “I have love for both of the sports, so I just want to keep playing both… It’s going to be tough, but I like to challenge myself.”
Senior Classic wrestling
The annual Senior Classic wrestling match, pitting Delaware’s top seniors against the best from Pennsylvania’s District 1 South, will be held Tuesday at A.I. du Pont High. Action will begin with a Blue vs. Gold match featuring Delaware middle schools at 5 p.m., followed by the seniors at 7.
The Team Delaware lineup includes six 2017 DIAA individual champions – Dover’s Anthony Fisher (138 pounds), Smyrna’s Chase Archangelo (145), Sanford’s Timmy Griffith (152), Cape Henlopen’s Cory Lawson (170), St. Georges’ Austin Clayton (182) and Milford’s Bryan Wynes (285).
Other Delaware wrestlers scheduled to compete include Delaware Military Academy’s Dylan Peters (113), Salesianum’s Andy Lynch (120), Charter of Wilmington’s Jessey Muaka (126), Milford’s Jesse Arlett (132), Sanford’s Luke McDonough (138) and Milford’s Dominyc Hovington (220).
The District 1 South lineup boasts five seniors with more than 100 career victories, highlighted by Coatesville’s Chase Stephens. The 152-pounder has a 154-21 career record and won Ches-Mont League, district and regional titles before finishing fourth in the state.
Wolfe an All-American
Former Caravel wrestler Ryan Wolfe, now a senior at Rider University, earned All-American status by finishing seventh in the 197-pound weight class at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships over the weekend in St. Louis.
Wolfe, the 2012 News Journal Delaware Wrestler of the Year, reached the quarterfinals before dropping a 10-1 major decision to top seed and eventual champion J’den Cox of Missouri. He came back to edge Old Dominion’s Kevin Beazley 2-1 in the seventh-place match.
Two other Delawareans also competed in St. Louis. Smyrna’s Brent Fleetwood, a junior at Central Michigan, went 0-2 at 125 pounds. Caesar Rodney’s Zack Parker, a sophomore at Ohio University, went 0-2 at 285.
Rounding it up
— St. Georges’ Kyson Rawls has been named Gatorade Delaware Boys Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-1 senior averaged 22.6 points, 5.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds as the Hawks reached the semifinals of the state tournament. Rawls also was named the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association Player of the Year and first team All-State last week.
— St. Andrew’s graduate Myles Stephens, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard at Princeton, was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Ivy League and most outstanding player of the Ivy League Tournament. Stephens averaged 12.5 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Tigers, who went 23-7 and lost a 60-58 heartbreaker to Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last Thursday.
— The Ursuline basketball team, which finished 23-1 and won its third consecutive DIAA championship, has moved up to 18th nationally in the USA Today Super 25, and 16th in the maxpreps.com Xcellent 25.
— The outdoor track season gets under way Friday with the Tiger Field and Track Relays, which begin at 3 p.m. at A.I. du Pont. Boys and girls will compete in 4 x 100-, 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter relays, along with shuttle hurdles, Swedish medley, sprint medley and distance medley relays and a full schedule of field events.
— A.I. du Pont is seeking head coaches in girls basketball and boys basketball. Send resumes to athletic director Mark Alley at email@example.com by noon March 31.
— Hodgson continued its five-year reign of raising the most money among high schools in the Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge. Students from Conrad and William Penn also participated in the high school portion of the event, which has raised more than $26,000 in five years.
— Two Polytech athletes recently made their college destinations official. Bryan Perry will compete in cross country and track at East Stroudsburg, while Tamia Mathias will play basketball at North Country Community College.