It’s one of the great traditions in hockey, and we’re bringing it to Delaware School Sports.
Each week, WDEL will take a look back at the best performances and name our Top 3 stars of the week in each Delaware High School sport.
We’ll take nominations each week, but we also highly recommend schools post their box scores on their schools’ official websites. That’s the easiest way for us to find out who is shining brightest in the biggest games in the Diamond State.
With that said, let’s take a look at Week 1.
1) Andre’ Mottas (Brandywine WR/LB)– Mottas did it all for the Bulldogs against Laurel, collecting 99 and 33-yard touchdown passes from Rah’Meir Marks, and also scooped up a fumble and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown in a 27-7 win in the “Battle of the Bulldogs”
2) Adrian Watts (Saint Andrew’s QB) – The Cardinals played on Week 1 for the first time in a while, and Watts was ready to go, using both his arm (3 touchdown passes) and his legs (2 touchdown runs) in their 48-0 win over Morrisville (PA) to open up the season.
3) Thomas Mosley (Saint Elizabeth’s RB)– Mosley rushed for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Vikings 41-6 victory over Christiana on opening night.
Also Considered: DMA RB Devon Green (3 rushing touchdowns), Friends K Andrew Jaworski (3 FGs, 4 XPs), and Tower Hill’s RB/QB Isaiah Brown (4 touchdowns, 3 rushing, 1 passing)
1) C Cameron Smith (Cape Henlopen) – Smith scored twice and assisted on a third as the Vikings defeated South River VA at the DE Turf Tournament of Champions.
2) Jennah Morris (Polytech) – Morris’s goal and assist proved to be the difference as the Panthers held off Padua 2-1 in a Top 5 season opener.
3) August Lewis (Lake Forest) – Lewis stopped a penalty stroke in overtime, extending the game for the Spartans to win 2-1 at Caravel. Lewis and fellow keeper Mikayla Smith combined for 15 saves in the victory.
Also Considered: Delmar’s Josie Hollamon (2 Goals, Assist vs. Notre Dame Prep MD), Newark Charter’s Brenna Ziegler (Hat Trick, assist vs. Hodgson)
1) Andrew Blackwell (Salesianum) – Blackwell scored a hat trick for all the goals in a 3-0 victory over Aurora Central to start the Sals’ trip to Colorado. He earlier scored 2 goals in a 3-1 win at Lancaster (PA) Mennonite.
2) Kevin Ramirez (Glasgow) – The freshman tallied a goal and assist in the 2nd half to rally the Dragons past Saint Elizabeth 2-1, then followed with a hat trick and 2 assists in a 7-1 triumph over Red Lion.
3) Chase Ewald (Caesar Rodney) – Netted the golden goal in a 1-0 victory over Wilmington Charter in the 89th minute, and also scored a goal against Newark.
Also Considered: Brandywine’s Leo Claney – (OT winner vs. Hodgson, Hat trick vs. Woodbridge)
1) Julia Kochie (Archmere) – 13 kills and 12 digs in the Auks 3-0 win at Smyrna to open their season.
2) Ava MacMurray (Wilm. Charter) – 14 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks, and 6 digs as the Force held off Friends 15-13 in a dramatic 5-set thriller to open the season. She added 3 more blocks in a win over Tower Hill on Friday.
3) Ashlin DeLucia (Tatnall) – Tatnall’s 5-set win over Caravel was guided by 18 kills and 24 digs from the senior, who also had an ace and two blocks.
Also Considered: Tatnall’s Catherine Marvin (16 kills, 14 digs in the same Tatnall/Caravel match)
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
1) Blake Hundley (Saint Andrew’s) – Hundley was the fastest Delaware finisher at the Lake Forest Invitational (16:37/5:19), just losing out to Sidwell Friends’ (DC) Arjun Thillairajah for the Varsity Boys B Title.
2) Blaise Moyer (Caesar Rodney) – Moyer won the Varsity Boys A title at the Lake Forest Invitational (16:51/5:26), defeating his teammate Jake Bole by 20 seconds.
3) Andrew Avila (Wilm. Charter) – Avila finished 7th at the PTXC 11 (16:05) in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
1) Josephine Ledford (Lake Forest) – Ledford was the only girl to break 20:00 at the Lake Forest Invitational, finishing in 19:40 (6:21/mi.).
2) Kelly Barr (Smyrna) – Barr finished in a pack of her four Smyrna teammates (Sarah Larose, Alyssa Young, and Raegan Sebastianelli) to claim 1-2-3-4 in the Varsity A division at Lake Forest.
3) Katie Kuhlman (Cape Henlopen) – Kuhlman was the next fastest finisher ahead of Ledford and the Smyrna quartet, crossing the line in 20:27 (6:36/mi.)
Did we miss your performance? Have your coach send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) each week (by Sunday) to nominate you to be one of our 3 stars!