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  • Laurel quarterback Kaden Shockley looks to hand the ball off to Trevor Collins as he is being hit by a Brandywine defender. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar field hockey team blanks Notre Dame Prep in opening game

September 12th, 2019|Categories: SPORTS|

The Delmar varsity field hockey team opened the season with a 6-0 win over Notre Dame Prep last Saturday at DE Turf in Frederica. Josie Hollamon netted two goals and had an assist and Logan Walls scored a pair of goals for the Wildcats. “We’re very pleased with the way we played,” Delmar head coach Jodi Hollamon said. “We still have some things to work on. That’s why we’re here, to see what we need to grow on.” Delmar's Maci Bradford, right, eyes the ball as she dribbles it during a win over Notre Dame Prep. Photo by Mike McClure The Wildcats were scheduled to face South River on Friday in Frederica, but the game was rescheduled due to the weather. On Saturday, Josie Hollamon scored [...]

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Male Athlete of the Week- Jayquon Massey

Woodbridge senior Jayquon Massey ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns during the Raiders’ win over Caravel in Greenwood. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Female Athlete of the Week- Jade Powell

Sussex Tech’s Jade Powell had two goals and one assist in her team’s home win over Holly Grove in the season opener. Photo by Mike McClure

A View from the Cheap Seats

By Mike McClure

New Woodbridge varsity football head coach Jed Bell takes over the program from former coach Ed Manlove, who retired last year after winning a state title for the second time in three seasons. Manlove, a former assistant coach at Middletown, also led Laurel to a state championship game before coming to Woodbridge.

“Coach Manlove was great in letting my role grow as an assistant coach under him,” said Bell.

Bell said he is not looking to change very much with the Raiders’ football program. Many of the assistant coaches are the same as they were under Manlove.

“We’re just going to do what we do,” Bell added.

Among the assistant coaches is former Laurel football head coach Eston Ennis, who was an assistant coach at Woodbridge before becoming a head coach at Woodbridge. Ennis played for Manlove his senior year with the Bulldogs.

All in the Family- Sussex Tech senior quarterback Ricky Kane returns this season after suffering a torn meniscus in week one last year. Kane was able to return in mid-season of last year’s basketball season.

Kane, who served as a leader off the field while he was hurt, has a familiar face on the Ravens’ coaching staff. His brother, Kani, is one of head coach Mark Quillin’s assistant coaches.

“He’s been a big motivator for his brother,” said Quillin. Kani Kane is a former Sussex Tech football player.

Sussex Tech freshman boys’ soccer player Timothy Hitchcock also follows in his brother’s footsteps. Anthony Hitchcock was a goalie for the Ravens.

Reunion- Delmar High School will be recognizing the 1959 and 2009 varsity football teams during Homecoming this year. The players in attendance will be recognized prior to the game.

The 2009 team started out 1-3 before going on to win the rest of its games and take the Division II state championship. Alex Ellis, then a junior, was the team’s quarterback. Ellis was one of the Philadelphia Eagles’ final cuts over the weekend, however, he was signed to the team’s practice squad and may end up on the roster going into the season opener against the Washington Redskins.

Delmar head coach David Hearn, in his 29th season as the Wildcats’ head coach and 39th season overall, is looking to make this recognition an annual tradition.

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