Injuries are a part of any sports season. However, rarely do they affect the majority of a team for an extended period of time.
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.
You can’t teach experience. Fortunately for Newark volleyball coach Theresa Young, five of her six starters earned varsity letters last year, and four of them are seniors.
Fresh off its own homecoming victory, Newark traveled to St. Mark’s on Friday night hoping to stretch its homecoming game winning streak to two. But the Spartans had other plans, as they celebrated their own homecoming with a 27-14 victory.
When Allie LaPorte trains for cross-country running, she sometimes does so to the beat of rock music from the 1980s and 90s. It helps pass the time during what can be very long and lonely treks on trails across fields and through forests.
Newark High picked up its first victory on the field – the one other win is due to a forfeit by Glasgow High School – with a dominating 41-6 win over Dickinson High. Newark thrilled the homecoming crowd with 20 first-quarter points and it would prove to be all the Yellowjackets needed to sen…
In a sport where the mental part of the “game” is sometimes more important than the physical requirements, Zeke Dawkins knows what it takes to win.