Newark Charter’s boys swim team is exactly halfway through its season with six meets completed and six to go.
Experience is a skill set that can’t be taught, and Newark Charter boys basketball head coach Joe Zang is in a situation this year where he wouldn’t have to teach it anyway.
My annual Top 10 sports stories to watch list often has a similar “feel” to the most significant stories of the previous year. This year’s list is no different.
Putting together the top stories of any one year is a challenge, and doing so for a decade is daunting. The only thing that makes it easier, is that unlike most of my peers who write about sports for local newspapers, I did so for the entire 10 years at the Newark Post.
The Top 10 sports stories in 2019 are a mix of amateur, local, collegiate and professional athletes and teams emphasizing the highs and lows of the sports teams Newark residents care most about.
While Turkey Bowls and traditional Thanksgiving NFL games will be the sports highlights for many this long holiday weekend, there are other local events to consider attending once your food has digested.
As if winning the Blue Hen Conference Flight B championship banner wasn’t enough, the Yellowjackets boys soccer team did something the program hasn’t accomplished in over a decade – win a state tournament game.
Newark High finished the 2019 football season with three straight wins, a streak that hasn’t happened during any part of a season since 2014. The three wins gave the Yellowjackets a 5-5 record, the first time they’ve finished .500 or better since 2015.
Saturday was Senior Day at Newark High, and this year’s graduating class will always be able to say that they won their last game on Butch Simpson Field.
It’s playoff and championship meet time for fall sports with the exception of football, which still has two regular-season games remaining.
Newark High scored more points on Friday night than it has in a game all season and defeated Brandywine 27-13 to pick up its third Flight B win of the season.
Newark Charter cross-country coach Steve Sinko welcomed a record number of runners back in August at the beginning of preseason practice. Fifty-two student-athletes – 30 boys, 22 girls – are the most Sinko has had in his program since he started it seven years ago.
Newark hosted Blue Hen Conference Flight B foe Howard High School of Technology on Saturday morning knowing the Wildcats are one of the favorites to win the Division II state championship.