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St. Georges volleyball sweeps Middletown

By Sean Greene 10:37pm, September 26, 2016
VIDEO: Highlights of St. Georges' victory
St. Georges' Jess Charlier recorded a match-high 11 kills as St. Georges reversed last season by sweeping Middletown in 3 volleyball sets Monday night.

Last year the Cavs swept the Hawks at home, but on St. Georges' floor, opening server Jenna Burchfield put together three aces in a 5-0 start.

The lead eventually swelled to 17-8 before Middletown responded with a 14-3 run sparked by Madison Keller's block to get back in the set.

St. Georges' Madison Ferguson would get kill on set point to finish off a 25-21 victory.

Middletown (3-2) bounced out to a 7-3 lead in set 2, but their momentum was blunted on a block from Ferguson.

Kameelah Slater's block brought the Cavs to 17-17, but Jess Charlier's kill and another Ferguson block propelled St. Georges to a 25-18 win.

Middletown's Madison Keller picked up an early ace to go up 2-0, but St. Georges would score the next four points and never trail again. Two aces from Ferguson sealed the match for St. Georges (3-1).

Burchfield had 5 kills, 6 aces, and 2 digs for St. Georges, who also picked up 2 kills, 6 aces, and 3 blocks from Ferguson.

Middletown's Mallory Nolte had 10 kills and 6 aces.



Plays of the Week - September 26, 2016

By Sean Greene 4:57pm, September 26, 2016
VIDEO: WDEL/Delaware SportsZone's Plays of the Week
Smyrna's Leddie Brown set the tone immediately against Salesianum with a kickoff return that tops this week's WDEL/Delaware SportsZone Plays of the Week

Highlights from Newark, Caravel, Appoquinimink, Concord, Archmere, Woodbridge, Tatnall, and Newark Charter also made this week's countdown.

If you have video of a high school play you feel is worthy of inclusion, send it in before next Monday to Sean Greene at sgreene@wdel.com by 2pm.

Be sure to leave your name, and who is in on the play. Any sport from basketball to wrestling to diving to hockey is eligible to make our weekly Top Plays (or honorable mention).



Smyrna, Woodbridge football solidify top spots in Delaware SportsZone Rankings

By Sean Greene 9:13am, September 26, 2016
Smyrna's victory over No. 3 Salesianum and Woodbridge's triumph over then-No. 2 Friends confirmed their winner's places atop the WDEL/Delaware SportsZone High School Rankings.

Smyrna routed Salesianum 60-26 while Woodbridge defeated Friends 35-7. The Division II deck once again shuffled, with only the top-ranked Blue Raiders holding their position from last week.

Thursday figures to be a big night for Field Hockey and Volleyball, as the top two teams in each rankings will square off.

(Updated September 26, 2016)

FOOTBALL

DIVISION I

1) Smyrna (3-0, Last Week: 1)

2) Middletown (3-0, 2)

3) Salesianum (2-1, 3)

4) Concord (3-0, 4)

5) William Penn (2-1, 6)

6) Sussex Central (2-1, 8)

7) Cape Henlopen (2-1, 7)

8) Sussex Tech (2-1, 5)

9) Appoquinimink (2-1, 9)

10) Newark (1-2, 10)

DROPPED OUT: Normally losing 60-26 would cause a downgrade, but hard to say how much of that game was Smyrna's excellence or Salesianum's struggles. Sussex Tech's surprise loss to Laurel sent them down. There's only 9 Division I teams with winning records at the moment, hard to distinguish them at the moment... GAME OF THE WEEK: Appoquinimink at Concord (2pm, Saturday) - Appo's 40-7 win over Newark gives them the look of a team that could try to get the points to sneak into the postseason. A win over Concord would really put them in that position. Concord has looked extremely strong, however.

DIVISION II

1) Woodbridge (3-0, 1)

2) St. Georges (2-1, 3)

3) St. Mark's (3-0, 4)

4) Milford (3-0, 6)

5) Laurel (2-1, 8)

6) Friends (2-1, 2)

7) St. Elizabeth (2-1, 9)

8) Tatnall (2-1, 10)

9) Glasgow (3-0, X)

10) Archmere (2-1, 5)

DROPPED OUT: Hodgson (2-1, 7)

Here's our weekly spin of the Division II roulette wheel... Woodbridge's 35-7 win against Friends was a statement to keep them solidly at the top of the list... Laurel's win over Sussex Tech will help them come playoff points time, while Archmere's narrow loss to Tatnall knocked them back. Glasgow enters after knocking off Hodgson, and they get a chance at Newark Friday night... DMA's win over Tatnall has them back on the radar as well... GAME TO WATCH: Archmere at St. Mark's (Friday, 7:00) - Can Archmere bounce back from the Tatnall set back? Also, Conrad, who gave Saint Elizabeth trouble last week, is at Milford.

VOLLEYBALL

1) DMA (3-1, 1)

2) Padua (5-0, 2)

3) Archmere (5-0, 3)

4) St. Mark's (3-1, 5)

5) Ursuline (2-1, 4)

6) Friends (2-2, 6)

7) Tower Hill (5-0, 7)

8) Charter of Wilmington (3-1, 8)

9) Tatnall (1-2, 9)

10) Conrad (3-1, X)

DROPPED OUT: Smyrna (2-2, 10)

Conrad took a set from Padua, boosting them onto the list... We're quickly approaching the part of the year when all the good teams play each other, so expect things to become more defined quickly... GAME TO WATCH: Padua at DMA (Thursday, 7pm) - 1 vs. 2, but good luck watching it, DMA's "gym" has virtually no seating. We'll have video highlights here after the game.

FIELD HOCKEY

1) Cape Henlopen (3-1, 1)

2) Delmar (4-0, 2)

3) Milford (5-0, X)

4) Tower Hill (5-0, 3)

5) Polytech (4-1, 5)

DROPPED OUT: Dover (2-3, 4)

Cape Henlopen's long winning streak came to an end to Severna Park (MD), but an OT loss to them is as much a shine on their quality than a blemish... Milford's week included victories over No. 4 Polytech and No. 5 Dover, best week of the season so far... No. 5 comes down to whether you think high quality field hockey is being played upstate or downstate... GAME TO WATCH: Delmar at Cape Henlopen (6pm, Thursday) - Delmar has been tantalizingly close to Cape in recent years, can they finally put it all together?

SOCCER

DIVISION I

1) Salesianum (4-1, 1)

2) Charter of Wilmington (4-1, 2)

3) Appoquinimink (5-0, 4)

4) Polytech (5-0, X)

5) Cape Henlopen (4-2-1, 3)

DROPPED OUT: Sussex Central (3-0, 5)

Charter played Salesianum relatively evenly for about 35 minutes... Cape fell to Polytech, sending the Panthers into the rankings, and pushing out Sussex Central, for now, Cape's other loss and tie are to out-of-state teams... GAME TO WATCH: Appoquinimink at Caravel (Tuesday, 7:30) - Maybe not as tight a matchup as last year, but still a chance for Appo to show their strength.

DIVISION II

1) Indian River (3-0, 1)

2) Newark Charter (5-0, 2)

3) Archmere (4-1, 3)

4) St. Mark's (2-0-1, 4)

5) Caravel (1-2, 5)

DROPPED OUT: NONE

Newark Charter has won 4 of their 5 games in overtime, that's a dangerous game to play long-term... St. Mark's took a 2-0 lead with 10 players, but 2 late goals by St. Georges forged a tie... Undefeated Lake Forest, Tower Hill, 4-0-2 DMA also on the fringe....

GAME TO WATCH: Indian River at Cape Henlopen (Tuesday, 7pm) - A chance for the Indians to show their strength at the top level.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

DIVISION I

1) Salesianum (1)

2) Charter of Wilmington (2)

3) Concord (3)

4) Sussex Tech (4)

5) Dover (X)

Dropped Out: Caesar Rodney (5)

DIVISION II

1) Tatnall (1)

2) Newark Charter (2)

3) DMA (3)

4) Archmere (4)

5) St. Andrew's (5)

Dropped out: None

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

DIVISION I

1) Padua (1)

2) Charter of Wilmington (2)

3) Smyrna (3)

4) Caesar Rodney (4)

5) Cape Henlopen (5)

Dropped Out: None

DIVISION II

1) Tatnall (1)

2) St. Andrew's (2)

3) Newark Charter (3)

4) DMA (4)

5) Milford (5)



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