First State Pickleball Club to hold advanced clinic
The First State Pickleball Club announced this week that the club will hold a clinic geared toward advanced play on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The clinic will be held at the courts at the John M. Clayton School in Frankford and limited to 60 participants. The cost is $15 dollars for members of the club. Those interested in pickleball are also being encouraged to come and watch.
For more information, email Vaughn Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jarmon tallies three receptions in UD football loss to Stony Brook
Indian River High School graduate Jamie Jarmon hauled in a season-high three receptions during the University of Delaware football team’s 28-3 loss to Stony Brook on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The UD sophomore wide receiver finished with 16 yards receiving on the day, and a long of 9, also taking a carry for 5 yards in the matchup.
The Blue Hens fell to 2-5 with their fifth straight loss, in what was interim head coach Dennis Dottin-Carter’s debut at the helm after taking over for former head coach Dave Brock, with whom the university parted ways last week.
Up next, the Blue Hens will take on Towson University (1-6) for UD’s Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3:30 p.m.
Beam scores lone goal in 3-1 loss to Fordham
Coming off Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season, Indian River High School graduate Brooke Beam scored the third goal of her freshman campaign during the University of Richmond’s 3-1 loss to Fordham on Sunday, Oct. 23.
After Fordham took a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute, Beam would even the score in the 19th minute when she took a pass from Caesar Rodney graduate and current Richmond junior forward Lexi Prilliman and sent a shot past the Rams’ keeper.
The Spiders would go on to give up two goals in the second half and fall to 8-8-1 overall and 3-5 in Atlantic 10 conference play.
Up next, they were set to take on St. Bonadventure in their last home game of the season, on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., before taking on VCU in the last game of the regular season on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The Atlantic 10 Tournament is set to begin on Thursday, Nov. 30.
Smyrna 22, Sussex Central 14 (football)
The Sussex Central High School football team saw their Henlopen North title hopes all but slip away on Saturday, Oct. 22, after giving up a 14-0 lead and ultimately falling to undefeated Smyrna, 22-14.
Senior quarterback Brady Bowden got the Golden Knights on the board first in the matchup, on an 11-yard second-quarter scramble that put Central up 6-0.
That’s how the score would remain until early on in the fourth quarter, when Central junior Drew Morris ripped off a 71-yard touchdown that made it 14-0 after the two-point conversion.
The Knights would go on to give up 22 points in the final eight minutes of play, with Smyrna senior quarterback Nolan Henderson finding sophomore wide receiver Stephen Whaley on a 33-yard strike that gave the Eagles the lead with just 25 seconds left to go.
The North title will likely be decided on Friday, Nov. 4, when Cape Henlopen (6-1, 4-0) takes on Smyrna (7-0, 3-0) at Cape Henlopen High School at 7 p.m.
At 4-3 on the season, the Knights were still well situated for a DIAA playoff spot, with matchups against Polytech, Dover and Indian River still left on the docket.
They’ll travel to Polytech (1-6, 0-3) on Friday, Oct. 28, to take on the Panthers at 7 p.m.