Brooklyn is a Milford freshman who wrestles at 120 pounds for the JV team. Her older brother Trenton wrestled 120 in the varsity match. They both won versus Cape Jan. 30. But back to Brooklyn. She is not just a girl who wrestles, she is a real-deal grappler who has been at it since she was a youth wrestler. “I’ve had a shoulder injury this season, so I’ve missed some matches,” Brooklyn said. “I’ve won about half. I’d say about seven matches.” Women’s wrestling is a fast-growing sport in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Asked if she’d like to see all-girls’ teams in Delaware, Brooklyn just shrugged, “I guess so, but I’m used to wrestling boys, so I just go out there and try to win.”
Lewis Benjamin Harrington IV, just a sophomore, has been running like a yellow lab puppy off its leash since he arrived at the high school. Last school year, he ran cross country, wrestled and played lacrosse. This year, he kicked back in the fall, then gave up wrestling this winter in favor of swimming, and he will continue to play lacrosse in the spring. “LB Harrington answered the bell for us when we needed him,” said swim coach Bill Geppert. “He jumped in the pool and swam the 500 against Sussex Academy, which is not his event, just because we needed him.” LB also swam on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, picking up some needed points. And to round out the profile, he likes to hunt during the seasons that aren’t the summer, when he surfs and skims in Dewey Beach.
A senior swimmer for the Cape Vikings, Lindsey is one of the unsung and unsunken heroes who add depth and points to a strong Cape lineup. At Sussex Academy Jan. 29, Lindsey swam in four events, adding 7.5 points to the team score in a 92-78 win over the Seahawks. Take away her seven points and give them to SAS, and the score is tied. That highlights the importance of depth in big meets. Lindsey swam the butterfly leg in the B relay that placed third. She was third in the 200 free in 2:31 and third in the 500 freestyle. She also swam the 400 freestyle relay. Lindsey is ranked fifth in her class and wants to be a teacher of special education. She interns with the Sussex Consortium in first grade. She will play soccer in the spring.
The Polytech senior flashed a smile over a double thumbs-up after the Panthers used a 22-point fourth quarter to come back and beat Cape 53-50 Jan. 29 at the Big House. Turner led her team in scoring with 19 points, and she can rebound and run the floor. “We’ve lost some close games in the conference, including by two points to Cape back in December,” Courtney said. “We felt we could win here tonight.” Courtney will be attending Harcum Junior College in Bryn Mawr, Pa., next fall, using a basketball scholarship as she sets sail toward a degree in sociology. She also plays for the Belles AAU basketball team. She is very active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.