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William Penn High School Colonials
713 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720

Conference:  Blue Hen Flight A

Football:  Marvin Dooley
Volleyball:  Becky Riedel
Boys Basketball:  Steve Christensen
Girls Basketball:  Neil Webster

  • William Penn's DE Burton commits to Div. I-FBS Ball State William Penn’s DE Burton commits to Div. I-FBS Ball State - William Penn Defensive End Frank Burton III’s research assignment has come to an end. The 2014 Delaware High School Football Lineman of the Year announced on Twitter Saturday night he intends to sign with Division I-FBS Ball State for his collegiate career. Burton helped lead William Penn to the 2014 Division I Football Title with 95 tackles (19 for loss), 6.5 sacks, and 12 quarterback hurries. Offensively, he caught 19 passes for 316 yards and 5 touchdowns. The rising senior
  • William Penn claims tough road win - William Penn overcame a sluggish start to defeat conference-rival Delcastle 45-38 on the road Tuesday evening. Delcastle raced out to a 20-11 lead with two minutes to go in the first half, but William Penn scored the next 16 points to seemingly take all the momentum over the next five minutes. The Cougars settled down after a basket from Michael Guzman ended the run, and after Duane Gould’s basket with 10 seconds to go in the quarter, their deficit was
  • Mt. Pleasant wins close game against William Penn - Mount Pleasant showed great resilience Saturday afternoon as they defeated William Penn, 57-54 to remain undefeated. The Green Knights sat starters Raheim Burnett, Robert Myrick, and SeiQuann Kearney in the first quarter. Junior Ronald Shipman-Scott turned in a big performance in their absence. In the first quarter, Shipman-Scott controlled the paint and collected 10 of his 13 points. After one, Mount led 12-6. Trailing by 15 at one point, William Penn clawed to stay in the game, and cut the
  • Walsh’s block gives William Penn a win - William Penn’s Danny Walsh blocked a shot with three seconds left to help the Colonials hang on for a 47-45 win over Newark Thursday evening. The long-standing Flight A rivalry saw Newark take a 9-8 lead after the opening quarter when Jimmy Bond drove the lane for a layup just before the buzzer. The second quarter had another buzzer-beater as Walsh responded to Newark’s Devin Pauls’ three with one of his own to make it 21-16 at halftime. Dizhae Henriquez
  • VIDEO: HS Football Preview – William Penn -   Most publications picked William Penn as their preseason choice to win the Delaware Division I Football Championship in 2015. This year they have a new target on their backs: Defending Champions. Reggie Carroll’s 3 touchdown runs sparked a 42-10 triumph over Middletown and finished a perfect 12-0 season for the Colonials. Like most high school programs, most of the questions will come from replacing the losses to graduation. Gone from last year are the fantastic running back combination of
  • VIDEO: William Penn opens season with big win - The rain did nothing to stop the Colonials Saturday night, as they took out the St. Georges Hawks 33-12, and extended their programs winning streak to 13. Backed up at their own four, St. Georges running back Gary Brightwell took off for a 62-yard run midway through the first quarter. That would be the best scoring opportunity for the Hawks in the first half – they would be stopped on fourth down at the Colonial 28. After the turnover-on-downs, quarterback
  • mount150912 VIDEO: Plays of the Week – 9/14/15 - Interceptions by Newark’s Bryce Ciarlo, Sussex Tech’s Timaun Williams, and DMA’s Brennan Hazewski highlight this week’s Delaware SportsZone/WDEL Plays of the Week. We’ve also got some of the top plays from Tower Hill, A.I. duPont, Mount Pleasant, St. Georges, William Penn, and Concord to share with you. If you have video of a high school play you feel is worthy of inclusion, send it in before next Monday to sgreene (at) wdel (dot) com. Be sure to leave your name,
  • VIDEO: William Penn powers past Middletown - William Penn quarterback D.J. Johnson scored on two sneaks, and his team’s defense held on for a 13-7 victory at No. 3 Middletown Friday night. The Colonials controlled the first half, but could only manage a 7-0 lead on Johnson’s first sneak after 3rd down completions to Chi Chi Amachi and Frank Burton kept the drive alive. Middletown wouldn’t get their first 1st down until the final minute of the half, and were forced to go into the lockroom down
  • Hodgson moves to No. 1 in latest D2 Football Rankings - Hodgson has replaced Caravel atop the Delaware Sports Zone dot Com Top 10 Division 2 Football rankings after the Bucs surprising 7-3 loss to Elkton on Friday night. St. Georges moved to No. 2 after their win over Howard, while Lake Forest also jumped 6 places to No. 3 after their win against St. Mark’s. William Penn flipped places with Middletown to No. 2 after their 13-7 win, Salesianum remains No. 1 as they prepare for Smyrna this Friday. You
  • VIDEO: William Penn dominates over A.I. duPont - William Penn dominated 48-13 over A.I. duPont in a Friday night face-off in Delaware Stadium. The Colonials wasted no opportunities to score as they pushed out three touchdowns in the first quarter. Two scoring plays by running back Titus Nelson and another from Chigozirim Amachi. William Penn did not slow down as they managed three more touchdowns in the second quarter. The Tigers struggled to put up numbers. They found their first touchdown late in the second quarter when quarterback
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VIDEO | Sallies victorious in final game of homestand against William Penn

The first half was stale and the back end was a thriller as Salesianum put down William Penn 35-21. The ...
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VIDEO | Delaware High School Plays of the Week – September 25, 2017

Week three of the Delaware High School sports season brought big plays from Delmar to Archmere, and many points in-between ...
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VIDEO | William Penn rallies past C.R. for first win

William Penn's Isaiah Gaynor scored touchdowns on offense and defense, and forced a late fumble as the Colonials rallied past ...
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VIDEO | Middletown shuts out William Penn 29-0

A dominant effort by Middletown, propelled them to a 29-0 win over William Penn in New Castle. Middletown won the ...
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VIDEO | Line depth could help William Penn in Flight A chase

William Penn is the largest high school in Delaware, and the Colonials hope that strength in numbers can pay off ...
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Caesar Rodney High School in Camden features Delaware's best overall sports program according to a formula created by Delaware SportsZone ...
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To help celebrate Delaware SportsZone's second season covering Delaware High School Sports, we're looking back at some of the best ...
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VIDEO | Oliphant’s single helps Sussex Tech outlast William Penn

Sussex Tech's Luke Oliphant hit an 10th-inning RBI single to boost the Ravens to a 2-1 win over William Penn ...
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2017 Blue Hen Conference Basketball All-Stars named

   Mount Pleasant put two players on Flight A's boys basketball first team to lead the 2017 Blue Hen All-Conference ...
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VIDEO: Howard defeats William Penn in OT

Howard battled William Penn on Thursday Night and got a needed win in Overtime 58-54. Howard would start the game ...
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