Delaware Sports Zone

By- Sean Greene

To help celebrate Delaware SportsZone’s second season covering Delaware High School Sports, we’re looking back at some of the best games covered during the previous year.

We did our best to find the best combination of the game’s importance, drama, and memorable moments, while also trying to include as many sports as possible.

Part 3 of this series highlights games 10 through 6.

Tuesday – Games 20-16

Today – Games 15-11

Today – Games 10-6

Friday – Games 5-1

No. 10

Boys Lacrosse – Caesar Rodney 6, Cape Henlopen 5 – May 3, 2017

Most spring seasons aren’t complete until Cape Henlopen and Caesar Rodney battle for the Henlopen Lacrosse Championship.  This year a North-South game was added, so this was “only” for the North crown, but it wasn’t any less exciting.

C.R. held Cape Henlopen to just two goals in the opening 32 minutes of the game, but the hosts came storming back to the the game, and Josh Cosden’s goal with 1:45 left proved to be the winner.

Usually the top two public schools, both teams ended up falling to eventual-champion Salesianum.  C.R. in the semifinals, with Cape losing the title game.

No. 9

Girls Volleyball – Ursuline 3, Archmere 2 –  November 10, 2016


One of the latest nights of the high school calendar tends to be volleyball semifinal Thursday.  Packing Saint Mark’s gym, the top 4 teams in Delaware rarely disappoint.

The first semifinal saw No. 6 Ursuline take on No. 2 Archmere, and it was a see-saw.

Archmere won their two sets 25-15 and 25-12, but they were sandwiched between narrow losses in sets 2 and 3.

The final set nearly went the distance, before freshman Corrine Furey finally put an end to the first match of the night.  But it was still young…

No. 8

Girls Volleyball – DMA 3, Tower Hill 2 –  November 10, 2016

Tower Hill ran through a 14-1 regular season to earn the top seed, while defending-champion DMA was rolling after starting 4-4.

The Hillers found themselves leading 2-sets-to-1 and in a 21-21 deadlock in the 4th set, but DMA’s Victoria Taylor put together 3 kills to send the teams into a 5th set.

Much like the first semifinal, the race-to-15 was tight, as DMA held on for a 15-13 win.

The final point ended at 10:32pm.  About a half hour earlier than some years, at least.

No. 7

Boys Basketball – Saint Elizabeth 57, Sanford 56 – January 12, 2017


Some names are just perfect for sports.

As Brandon Bossert put as the headline for this game:  “Jordan Money banks home game-winner for St. Elizabeth”

His shot capped an anticipated showdown between Money and Sanford freshman Jyare Davis.  Davis scored 31, Money dropped 16, and the home crowd wasn’t disappointed as Money hit a tough shot to complete an 8-point rally in the final frame.

Money will head to Harcum College in Pennsylvania, hoping to transfer a solid junior college campaign into a Division I offer.

No. 6

Baseball – Conrad 1, Salesianum 0 – DIAA Semifinals- June 2, 2017

The game ended with Conrad catcher Brock Nowell throwing his face-mask in the air in celebration following a called strike three, there times you wondered if that wasn’t the only thing that would be thrown in a tension-filled semifinal.
Anthony Madonna’s RBI single gave Conrad the decisive 1-0 lead, but the most memorable incident came after the final out of the 3rd inning, when a player and coach started yelling at each other, eventually forcing DIAA Executive Director Tommy Neubauer to come out and settle both teams down.
It didn’t negate a solid pitching outing from Salesianum’s Eugene Holler and Jackson Fiela, who held Conrad without a hit in the final 5 innings, while Ryan Bradigan tossed a 5-hit shutout.
It was the end of the line for Conrad, who fell short of their first state baseball title with a loss to Caravel in the final.


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