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Report: Middletown baseball coach facing claims of sexual misconduct with a student

By Sean Greene 6:29pm, August 28, 2015 - Updated 6:37pm, August 28, 2015
The Appoquinimink School District is investigating a Middletown High School teacher and baseball coach for an accusation of sexual misconduct with a student, according to a published report.

The Middletown Transcript reports that Scott Smith has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. An investigation of an unnamed teacher was confirmed to WDEL by Matt Fallis, Appoquinimink's Human Resources Director. Fallis said he could not comment further, citing that it was a personnel matter.

WDEL's attempts to reach the public relations office for the district have gone unanswered.

Middletown baseball went 10-7 last season, and narrowly missed out on the postseason, Smith is also a physical education teacher at the school.



HS Football Preview - DMA

By Sean Greene 12:43am, August 29, 2015
VIDEO: A look at DMA's practice
DMA Head Coach Mike Ryan likes to put goals in front of his teams, and he put an exciting one in front of his Seahawks team on the opening day of training camp this summer.

"Playoffs."

Ryan's 1st season with DMA after coming over from McKean showed plenty of promise, jumping out of the gates with a 3-0 record, including a victory that snapped Tower Hill's long regular season winning streak.

They held hopes of sneaking into the postseason mix as late as Week 9, when a 13-0 loss at Archmere sent them on the path of a 6-4 record that proved to not quite be enough for the Division II field of 8.

2015 brings about new opportunities, and the Seahawks look excited to step up to the challenge.

Wide Receiver Trevor Hill anchors a skill position unit that the winner of a quarterback battle between Jacob Hudson and Paul Wolfe will have the luxury of utilizing in the offense.

DMA graduated some solid offensive lineman last season, but Nick Boc (6'0", 250) returns to anchor a unit whose success could prove important for tailbacks like Alphaeus Hanson.

Defensively, the Seahawks were strong last year, posting three shutouts, and holding all but 3 opponents to 14 points or less.

DMA found 10 in-state opponents despite not being in a football conference. Highlights include playing in the season opening DFRC Kickoff Classic game on September 10, and also a late season rematch with Archmere. They also get a chance for valuable Division I points in the opening Charter game along with their homecoming battle with Polytech.

If they can find 7 wins in this difficult schedule full of playoff hopefuls, "playoffs" could be a reality for just the second time in school history.

DELAWARE MILITARY ACADEMY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of August 28)

Thursday, September 10 - Vs. Charter of Wilmington (Baynard) - 7:00pm

Saturday, September 19 - Vs. Milford - 12:00pm

Saturday, September 26 - Vs. Tower Hill (Del. Stadium) - 7:00pm

Friday, October 2 - At St. Elizabeth (Baynard) - 7:00pm

Friday, October 9 - At Saint Mark's - 7:00pm

Friday, October 16 - Vs. Polytech - 7:00pm (HC)

Saturday, October 24 - Vs. Red Lion - 12:00pm

Friday, October 30 - At Laurel - 7:30pm

Saturday, November 7 - Vs. Archmere - 12:00pm

Saturday, November 14 - At Conrad - 11:00am

(Home Games at Baynard Stadium)



Nola, Rupp lead Phillies past Padres

By Aaron Bracy/AP 11:07pm, August 28, 2015
Rookie Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings and Cameron Rupp homered and drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Diego Padres 7-1 Friday night.

Rookie Aaron Altherr had an RBI triple as the Phillies ended their four-game losing streak. He has seven hits in the majors, all for extra bases.

Nola (5-1) allowed one run and two hits, striking out six. The righty has permitted one run and five hits in his last two starts over 15 innings.

Jerome Williams pitched two perfect innings to earn his first save. He was moved to the bullpen prior to the game to make way for righty Alec Asher.

Ian Kennedy (8-12) gave up two runs and two hits in 6 2-3 innings.



Hamels strikes out 10, Rangers beat Orioles

By Associated Press 11:07pm, August 28, 2015
Cole Hamels delivered his best performance yet for the Texas Rangers, striking out 10 in eight innings Friday night during a 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Star outfielder Adam Jones started for the Orioles, a day after he ran into a wall and was forced to leave, but Baltimore lost for the eighth time in nine games.

Hamels (2-1) gave up one run and two hits. Acquired from Philadelphia before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the three-time All-Star won for the first time at home after a pair of no-decisions.

The left-hander had pitched a no-hitter in his final start for the Phillies.

Solo home runs by Shin-Soo Choo and Chris Gimenez backed Hamels.

Kevin Gausman (2-6) allowed four runs and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings. He has made 11 starts this season, beginning in late June, with one win.



Taylor's triple completes Blue Rocks' comeback

By Blue Rocks PR 11:07pm, August 28, 2015
After squandering a three-run lead earlier in the ballgame, the Blue Rocks rallied for three scores in the ninth inning of Friday's contest against Myrtle Beach, coming away with a 7-5 victory.

Dominique Taylor collected three RBIs, including two on a triple in the ninth inning that gave Wilmington the late lead. The victory marked the Blue Crew's third straight win, their longest winning streak since late June.

The Rocks jumped in front with a pair of runs in the top of the second. Ryan O'Hearn led off the frame by cranking a solo shot over the right field fence. The long ball was his eighth of the year with Wilmington, and it gave the Blue Crew a 1-0 lead. Later in the frame, Alfredo Escalera came to the plate with runners on the corners and one out. Escalera hit a grounder that ate up Myrtle Beach third baseman Jason Vosler, and the ball squirted into left field, which allowed Cam Gallagher to score the second run of the inning.

The Pelicans cut the Rocks' lead in half in the bottom of the fourth. Victor Caratini tripled to begin the inning, then came around to score as the next batter, Cael Brockmeyer, singled to left. Junis would escape the frame without further damage, but the Wilmington lead was sliced to 2-1.

The Blue Crew collected two more runs in the top of the seventh. Gallagher produced a single to lead off the frame, then after he moved to second base with one out, Escalera smacked a double to the wall. The two-bagger plated Gallagher, giving the Rocks an insurance run. Another tally would cross later in the inning when Taylor came away with a sacrifice fly, making it 4-1 Wilmington after their turn at the plate.

Myrtle Beach came all the way back and then some thanks to a quick response in the bottom of the seventh off of Matt Alvarez. With a runner on and one down, Pin-Chieh Chen smacked a two-run homer to pull the Pelicans to within a single score. After Alvarez struck out Mark Zagunis, he yielded three consecutive doubles, with the one from Victor Caratini providing Myrtle Beach with a 5-4 lead. The Caratini two-bagger spelled the end of Alvarez's day, and Yender Caramo put out the fire in the seventh, but the damage was done.

In the top of the ninth, Wilmington provided some late magic to retake the lead. Elier Hernandez got things started with a double, his second extra-base hit of the game. He was followed by a single from Gallagher, but Hernandez was cut down at home on Humberto Arteaga's attempted squeeze bunt for the first out of the inning. Two batters later, down to his final strike with two outs, Taylor laced a clutch triple past Zagunis in right field, scoring two and willing the Rocks to a 6-5 lead. Carlos Garcia came up with an insurance run with an RBI double to put Wilmington in front 7-5. Caramo would seal the deal in the bottom of the frame, and the Rocks got away with a comeback victory.

The Blue Rocks continue their four-game series against the Pelicans on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.



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