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Thursday, December 18
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3:30pm Eagles at Washington Redskins
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12:30pm NFL Football Green Bay at Tampa Bay
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7:30pm NFL Football Seattle at Arizona
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Ursuline hits 15 3s in victory over Padua

By Sean Greene & Kara Pokropski 10:57pm, December 18, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights and reaction to Ursuline's victory
Adrianna Hahn hit 8 of Ursuline's 15 three-pointers in a convincing 76-28 victory over Catholic Conference rival Padua Thursday night.

Hahn and forward Kryshell Gordy combined to score the game's first 11 points in just two minutes as the Villanova-commit hit the first of her long-range shots of the night, and Gordy hit a pair of baskets in the paint.

Hahn, a senior, was just getting started, as she ended up with five triples in the opening quarter as the Raiders raced out to a 27-6 advantage after eight minutes.

Gabby Julian hit a pair of long-range shots for Padua in the second quarter, but Ursuline continued to extend the lead, eventually taking a 45-21 lead into halftime.

By the end of the night, five different Raiders (Hahn, Kailyn Kampert, Dakota Raymond, Alyssa Irons, and Sabriya Harris) each hit from behind the arc.

Ursuline improved to 4-0 behind Hahn's 30 points, and 18 from Irons. Taylor Hazewski led Padua (3-1) with 9 points.



DeLoatch the late hero in Appo win

By Brandon Bossert 9:08pm, December 18, 2014
The Jaguars, and Cougars battled in a game of one-loss teams Thursday night. Keith DeLoatch was the late hero for Appo, as they beat Delcastle, 63-61.

Myles Cole, the leading scorer for Appoquinimink with 22 points, scored on a fast break lay-up as the buzzer sounded to give the Jags a 47-44 lead after three quarters.

Appoquinimink's largest lead of the fourth was a six-point margin, but they could never pull away. Muhannad Hussein, who led all players with 24 points, hit two straight three's to tie the game at 53.

Delcastle would have the late 3-point lead after a Hussein bucket, he had 10 points in the fourth quarter.

The game was tied with less than a minute left, DeLoatch, who contributed 16 points of his own, stole the ball at mid-court and laid in the game-winning basket.

Appo, (5-1) will play Milford at home Saturday afternoon, while Delcastle (2-2) waits until Monday night to play Moyer Academy.



Thursday's Delaware High School Scoreboard

By Sean Greene 10:32pm, December 18, 2014 - Updated 11:32pm, December 18, 2014
Caravel girls basketball earned a nice victory against a Henlopen Conference squad Thursday night on a busy evening of hoops in Delaware.

BOYS BASKETBALL
A.I. duPont 62, Newark 51
Hodgson 61, Christiana 47
Concord 57, Glasgow 28
Mount Pleasant 85, McKean 32
St. Georges 78, DMA 65
Smyrna 55, Sussex Tech 54
Milford 60, Delmar 53
St. Mark's 40, Archmere 22
Polytech 67, Cape Henlopen 51
Dover 74, Sussex Central 44
Howard 73, Dickinson 33

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Ursuline 76, Padua 28
Appoquinimink 48, Delcastle 47
St. Mark's 32, Archmere 29
A.I. duPont 57, Newark 9
Mount Pleasant 34, McKean 32
Charter of Wilmington 41, Middletown 14
Concord 72, Glasgow 17
Hodgson 58, Christiana 12
Brandywine 44, Tower Hill 24
Caravel 58, Caesar Rodney 47
Indian River 49, Seaford 32
Milford 56, Delmar 24
Smyrna 28, Sussex Tech 24
Sussex Central 56, Dover 36

WRESTLING
Cape Henlopen 35, Caesar Rodney 25



Newcomers help Temple swamp Delaware 82-62

By Associated Press 11:12pm, December 18, 2014
Jesse Morgan scored 16 points and Devin Coleman had nine as the Philadelphia natives made an immediate impact in their first games for Temple on Thursday night, an 82-62 win over Delaware.

Morgan, a senior who transferred from UMass and has one semester of eligibility, matched Quenton DeCosey's team-high 16 points for the Owls (7-4). Morgan had four 3-pointers and Coleman, a junior transfer from Clemson, had three 3s. Will Cummings had 11 points and a career-high 10 assists.

Kyle Anderson had 20 points and Maurice Jeffers had 11 and 12 rebounds for the Blue Hens (0-8).

Temple, which led 37-21 at the half, made 14 of 38 shots from inside the 3-point circle but went 16 of 33 behind the arc. DeCosey also had three 3s and led the Owls, who outrebounded Delaware 42-32, with seven boards.

Delaware had 14 turnovers that translated to 23 Temple points.



Bolland gets winner in SO as Panthers beat Flyers

By Aaron Bracy/AP 11:12pm, December 18, 2014
Dave Bolland scored the winning goal in the shootout to lead the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Brandon Pirri also had a goal in the shootout for Florida (14-8-8), which played beyond regulation for the fourth straight game. The Panthers were coming off Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Washington that set an NHL record by going 20 rounds in the shootout.

This one took six rounds as only Pirri and Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek scored in the three regulation rounds of the shootout. And neither team managed a goal in the fourth or fifth rounds. After Bolland beat Steve Mason low, Roberto Luongo stopped Sean Couturier to send the Panthers to the win.

Florida improved to 4-4 in shootouts while Philadelphia dropped to 0-5.

Scottie Upshall scored in regulation for Florida while Voracek had Philadelphia's goal.



Rocks sold, changes to Frawley Stadium planned

By Sean Greene 12:11pm, December 18, 2014 - Updated 2:43pm, December 18, 2014
VIDEO: Dave Heller on changes, and a look at what he did in Iowa
The Wilmington Blue Rocks have been purchased by a group including their founding owner's son and Main Street Baseball, who are promising changes to Frawley Stadium.

Wilmington becomes Main Street's fourth minor league team, joining Quad Cities (A-Houston), High Desert (A-Texas), and Billings (A-Cincinatti).

Main Street President Dave Heller explaining that the group plans an overhaul of the stadium, with the promise of an "iconic" feature to be added before the team's 25th anniversary in 2016. If one ballpark that Main Street Baseball runs is any example, the "25th Grand Reopening Season" could be a transformation at Frawley Stadium.

One of the major changes Main Street has added is a Ferris wheel that Quad Cities at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, for the 2014 season. Also featuring to a gyroscope and zip line, Davenport says they attracted over 68,000 riders this past season.

"Baseball is a big part of what we do, but it's not all that we do. We're really all about family entertainment," Heller said. "We want to create destinations all along the outfield, as well as along the concourse where people can enjoy themselves. They can go to a restaurant, enjoy a cool adult beverage, play in a bounce house with their kids, and do all the things that kids love to do."

To that end, while saying they would wait until the appropriate time" to release sketches, Heller and his partner Clark Minker, the son of long-time owner Matt Minker, say part of the plans are to encircle the ballpark by creating items beyond the field. Currently, Frawley Stadium's concourse ends before the foul poles on both sides, with parking and an access road out of the stadium running beyond the outfield wall.

Clark was part of the construction crew that built Frawley Stadium in the early 90s that was headed by his father Matt, who passed away seven years ago.

"This team means more to me than just about anything, and I'm going to do everything I can to ensure that is thrives in Wilmington for decades to come," he said.

He added that the fresh ideas from Main Street Baseball are coming at a proper time, looking using his construction roots as an analogy.

"I look at any business as having a useful life of 20-25 years,' he added. "At that point, whether it's a building, you're going to need a new roof, new mechanical system, new paint, new carpet, et cetera. This is a giant building, and we need to upgrade the building and facility to bring it up to modern standards and make it fun and exciting. "

While still third-best in the Carolina League, and one of the tops in Advanced-A baseball, average attendance has been slowly trickling down at Frawley Stadium in its 23 seasons. This season's 4,349 mark is the second lowest number, only ahead of 2012. The franchise averaged over 5,100 fans in each of their first three seasons from 1993-1995.

Wilmington will open its 24th season on the Riverfront in April.



Wesley LB Kapepula named AP All-American

By Sean Greene 3:43pm, December 18, 2014
COURTESY: Wesley College Athletics
Wesley linebacker Sosthene Kapepula has been named a 1st Team Little All-American by the Associated Press.

Kapepula led the Wolverines with 102 tackles, including 12 for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and three interceptions.

Kapepula becomes the 7th Wolverine to make the AP team which includes players from Divisions II, III, and NAIA. The last was defensive lineman Chris Mayes, who made the squad in 2010 and 2011.

The others are Larry Beavers (2008, PR), Bryan Robinson (2007, DL), Mario Harris (2006, DB), Michael Clarke (2006, WR), Rocky Myers, 2003-4, S), Brandon Steinheim (1996, RB), and Kevin Fowlkes (1990, DB).

Wesley saw their 2014 season come to an end last weekend, when they fell 70-21 to Mount Union in the Division III National Semifinals.

Mount Union quarterback Kevin Burke made the AP's Second Team.



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