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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 - Salesianum

By Kara Pokropski 2:57pm, August 27, 2015 - Updated 4:28pm, August 27, 2015
Preview of Sallies football

The Salesian gentlemen have been working hard, taking each day of preseason as an opportunity to get better. And Head Coach Bill DiNardo is confident in their efforts.

"They've had the ability to make themselves better each day," explained Coach DiNardo. "There's been days when things didn't go real well but the next day they do it real well. So I've been happy with their work."

Salesianum program strives for excellence while building on tradition, all the way down to the most anticipated rivalry face-off against St. Mark's. But this year's contest will take place in a new venue - University of Delaware's Tubby Raymond Field.

"Any competition against St. Mark's is big," said Coach DiNardo. "It's a huge rivalry game and having it at a new venue at the University of Delaware is exciting. I think they'll pack the house and I think it will be really great for high school football in Delaware."

A new venue is exciting, but as the saying goes it's not where but who you're with that really matters.

"It's a huge game and whether we play that at Baynard, St. Mark's, or at Delaware - you're going to have a huge crowd of people, great competition, a lot of pressure, lots of noise," added Coach DiNardo.

As spectators may bask in a new atmosphere, expect the Salesian gentlemen to keep their focus on one thing - the game.

The Sallies- St. Mark's rival game is slated for Thursday, November 12 at the University of Delaware. But catch their season opening game against Cardinal O'Hara on Saturday, September 12.

SALESIANUM FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of August 27)

Saturday, September 12 - vs. Cardinal O'Hara - 7:30pm

Friday, September 18 - at Caesar Rodney - 7:30pm

Friday, September 25 - vs. Smyrna - 7:30pm

Saturday, October 3 - at Father Judge - 7:00pm

Friday, October 9 - vs. Middletown - 7:30pm (WDEL)

Saturday, October 17 - at Concord - 10:30am

Friday, October 23 - vs. Dover - 7:30pm (WDEL)

Saturday, October 31 - at William Penn - 1:00pm

Friday, November 6 - at Sussex Tech - 7:00pm

Thursday, November 12 - at St. Marks (U of D) - 7:00pm (WDEL)



HS Football Preview - Smyrna

By Sean Greene 3:58pm, August 27, 2015 - Updated 4:06pm, August 27, 2015
VIDEO: A look at Smyrna's practice
Smyrna took the first step last season towards finally achieving the football success for which they've been striving for years.

The Eagles went 5-5 in 2014, a three-win improvement over the previous year, and the third time they've hit .500 since 2008.

To reach their team's ultimate goals of Henlopen North titles and Division I playoff berths, Smyrna will need to find a way to break through that barrier and end with winning records.

Mike Judy's squad carried over last season's improvement into a summer 7-on-7 league where they won their division, and they hope to bring their explosive spread option into the always challenging Henlopen North Conference this year.

Henderson's arm helped pace an offense that scored over 20 points in all but two games, and crossed 30 on five different occasions. He will be welcoming back most of his core of receivers including Charlie Taylor, Donte Richie, and Brandon Bishop.

Consistency for the offense could come on the line--where only Alex Wisniewski graduated from last year's varsity roster--and improvement there could prove critical to give the spread the time to work its magic.

Defense turned out to be a major reason the Eagles couldn't break .500 last year. Removing the 27-0 win over Division II Howard in Week 7, Smyrna surrendered between 29 and 57 points in each of the other seven games after a 1-1 start.

A fast start could be critical to Smyrna's playoff chances this season, as they open with non-conference Division I games with Delcastle and Appoquinimink, before a stern test with powerhouse Salesianum in Week 3. Henlopen North action begins at Dover in Week 4, one of the three Northern Division teams to defeat the Eagles last season.

SMYRNA SCHEDULE (As of August 27)
  • Friday, September 11 - vs. Delcastle - 7:30pm
  • Friday, September 18 - at Appoquinimink - 7:00pm
  • Friday, September 25 - at Salesianum - 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 2 - at Dover - 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 9 - vs. Howard - 7:30pm (HC)
  • Friday, October 16 - vs. Sussex Tech - 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 23 - vs. Sussex Central - 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 30 - at Caesar Rodney - 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 6 - vs. Cape Henlopen - 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 13 - at Polytech - 7:30pm


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    Contact Sean Greene at sgreene@dbcmedia.com or follow him on Twitter at @SeanGreeneWDEL



    HS Football Preview - Delmar

    By Sean Greene 10:21pm, August 27, 2015 - Updated 10:30pm, August 27, 2015
    VIDEO: A look at Delmar's practice (Courtesy: WBOC)
    Delmar has a proud football tradition, but after a tough 5-5 season in 2014, the Wildcats are looking to get back into the Henlopen South fold this season after missing the playoffs in 2 of the past 3 seasons.

    Delmar must replace quarterback Shane Leatherbury, but they retain the services of rising senior Kavon Trader who scored twice in the season finale victory over Woodbridge.

    Leading the defense will be senior safety Logan Thomas, who says the team is hungry to get back on track this fall.

    "A lot of us were heartbroken not making the playoffs last year. We're going to use that as fuel to come back harder this year and do our best in practice, and hopefully make the playoffs this year"

    Head Coach David Hearn thinks there are pieces in place to be successful.



    "Defensively, we are going to be very aggressive. That's always the case I think we will instill some super aggressiveness on the defensive side. Offensively, we've got some weapons, if things go well and everybody does their job, I think we'll put some points on the board. I think they'll have some fun."

    The fun begins early for Delmar, as they will battle a pair of Maryland foes on the road, before their home opener against Caravel. Their 4th game is the traditional southern Delaware rivalry with Laurel. The final out of conference game is again on home on October 16 when they entertain Archmere.

    DELMAR FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of August 27)

    Friday, September 11 - at John Carroll (MD) - 7:00pm

    Friday, September 18 - at St. Mary's (MD) - 7:00pm

    Friday, September 25 - vs. Caravel - 7:30pm

    Friday, October 2 - at Laurel - 7:30pm

    Saturday, October 10 - at Lake Forest - Noon

    Friday, October 16 - vs. Archmere - 7:30pm

    Saturday, October 24 - at Seaford - 1:30pm

    Friday, October 30 - at Indian River - 7:30pm

    Friday, November 6 - vs. Milford - 7:30pm

    Friday, November 13 - vs. Woodbridge - 7:30pm

    Contact Sean Greene at sgreene@dbcmedia.com or follow him on Twitter at @SeanGreeneWDEL



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