Wes-Del senior Cade Pretorius attempts a contested shot against an Eastbrook defender Feb. 10 at Wes-Del Middle/Senior High School. Zach Carter, DN
DELAWARE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

Wes-Del defeats Eastbrook on a special night for Warriors head coach

On Friday night, Wes-Del took on the Eastbrook Panthers. Before the game started, each Warrior walked across the court with their grandparents. Wes-Del head coach John McGlothin thought that was the only ceremony taking place. The PA announcer then told the crowd that coach Mcglothin would be retiring following the end of this season. Then numerous former players and coaches walked through the gymnasium doors to hug and talk to the 30-year career coach.



Senior Connor Mckibben attempts to shoot a ball over a Seton Catholic defender Jan. 27 at Ball Gymnasium. Zach Carter, DN
DELAWARE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

Burris Swoops Pass Seton Catholic 48-32

The Burris Owls have now won their last four games. Their latest victory was this Friday night’s matchup against the Seton Catholic Cardinals. The red-hot Owls defended Ball Gymnasium as they soared past the visitors 48-32. But this win was special for the home team for a few reasons. First, it was homecoming week. Second, this is the same Owls team that started the season 0-8.


Delta High School senior Caleb Elliot poses on the football field Jan. 21 at Delta High School in Muncie, Ind. The senior was a finalist for the Man of The Year Award. The award, given by the Indianapolis Colts youth program, goes to a high school football player who show’s leadership on and off the field. Jacy Bradley, DN
COLTS HIGH SCHOOL MAN OF THE YEAR

Delta's Caleb Elliott a finalist for Colts' High School Man of the Year

Who is Caleb Elliott? Most high schoolers might be asleep at 9 a.m. on a winter Saturday morning. But not Elliott. The senior hops out of bed and gets dressed. He heads to the school he’s been to all week. Elliott, a wide receiver and point guard for the Eagles football and basketball teams, is not going for a practice. Delta runs a program called “The Future Eagles.” It allows elementary kids to play team basketball inside the school’s gym.



Pendleton Heights head coach Adam Ballard coaches his team during a timeout Jan. 20 at Delta High School in Muncie, Ind. Zach Carter DN
DELAWARE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

Delta edges Pendleton Heights 60-56 in Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Game

On Friday, the Delta Eagles (10-5, 1-2 HHC) welcomed Pendleton Heights (4-11, 0-4 HHC) to Muncie as the two Hoosier Heritage Conference (HHC) teams would battle it out in a game that came down to the final minutes. The hometown Eagles would not disappoint as they outlasted the Arabians 60-56. Even though every win is good in high school basketball, this win was special for the Eagles. 


Wapahani Boys Basketball celebrates with the 2023 Delaware County Tournament trophy after defeating Yorktown 62-45 on Jan 14. Daniel Kehn, DN
DELAWARE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Wapahani girls, boys basketball make history in Delaware County Championship

“Jobs not done,” said junior Isaac Andrews after his team, Wapahani, defeated Delta in the quarterfinal round of the Delaware County high school basketball tournament Jan. 13. The Wapahani girls squad also made the championship on their side of the county tournament. After the boys team won, their head coach, Matt Luce, wanted to see history. The Raiders had never had both teams win the championship in the same year. Until now.