Local roundup: Four all-star games being played Wednesday night

Delaware State News
Posted 6/8/21

The high school sports year may be over but there are still plenty of all-star games left to be played.

Four all-star contests are slated for tonight alone, including three being played in Dover. …

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Local roundup: Four all-star games being played Wednesday night


The high school sports year may be over but there are still plenty of all-star games left to be played.

Four all-star contests are slated for Wednesday night alone, including three being played in Dover. The games are all for recently-graduated seniors.

Tonight’s Blue-Gold baseball game has been moved from Frawley Stadium to Caravel Academy. The contest is slated to start at 6 p.m. with the All-State teams being honored before the game.

Dover High will host both a girls’ soccer all-star game at 6 p.m. and a boys’ soccer game at 8 p.m. While the boys’ soccer season was played in the fall, no all-star game was played after the season.

Also Wednesday, the Blue-Gold softball game will be held at Dover Little League at 6:30 p.m. The softball All-State squad will be honored before the contest with a skills competition being held at 6 p.m.

Next Tuesday evening, June 15, the girls’ and boys’ all-star lacrosse games will be played at Dover High. The Blue-Gold All-Star Football game will then be played on June 18 at Delaware Stadium.

High school athletics

CR runner wins DIAA award: Caesar Rodney High runner Jacob Bole was named the male winner of the DIAA Harry Roberts-Senior Scholarship Award.

The award, which was started in 1999, is named for the former CR superintendent who served DIAA on several committees, including the Sportsmanship Committee for many years.

Middletown’s Emma Fischer was named the female winner of the award.

“We are honored to award this year’s winners for their athletic leadership, service and dedication to their academics,” said DIAA executive director Donna Polk. “During a year like no other, it is great to take a moment to acknowledge the achievements of our student athletes. We wish all the award winners much success as they become leaders in the community and embark on the next chapter of their lives.”

The top three place-winners for the award are, Females: First ($2,000): Emma Fisher, Middletown; Second ($1,500): Stephanie Kulenguskey, Ursuline; Third ($1,000): Katherine Zabel, Sanford. Males: First ($2,000): Jacob Bole, Caesar Rodney; Second ($1,500): Spencer Zbranak, Sanford; Third ($1,000): Declan Burke, Indian River.

College athletics

Wesley honors top athletes: Softball player Dori Loukopoulos and football’s Dante Daniels were recently named Wesley College’s final Female and Male Athletes of the Year.

Leading her team to the Atlantic East Championship, Loukopoulos stood out as both a pitcher and hitter. In conference games, she led the AEC in ERA (2.18), wins (13) and strikeouts (105).

At the plate, Loukopoulos led the conference in average (.519), doubles (11), RB (29), walks (13) and on-base percentage (.644). She was named the AEC’s Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Championship Tournament.

Off the field, Loukopoulos was inducted into the National Honor Society among other honors.

Daniel was named the NJAC South Division Defensive Player of the Year this spring, and is a two-time NJAC first-team all-conference honoree. He wrapped up his career with 201 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 12 pass breakups, and four sacks.

Wesley also honored softball pitcher Abbey Mayse and field hockey players Alexis Howerin (Caesar Rodney) with the Shirley Wentworth Award.

College triathlon

DSU signs another recruit: Delaware State women’s triathlon head coach Eric Kirouac has announced the addition of Pamela Hernandez Quevedo of Mexico City, Mexico to the Hornets’ first team.

Hernandez Quevedo is a highly regarded swimmer with national championship competition experience.

Hernandez is the fourth student-athlete to sign on with the Delaware State triathlon team, joining Danielle Fleurima of Chillicothe, OH, Chara Hinds of Bridgetown, Barbados and Jenna Blauser of Karns City, Pa.

Triathlon was approved in January 2014 as the latest NCAA Emerging Sport for Women for NCAA Division I, II and III institutions.

Races are sprint distance, featuring an open water 750-meter swim, draft legal 20-kilometer cycling and a 5-kilometer run.