BREAKING: Strand Theatre Temporarily Closed

Strand TheatreDelaware’s historic Strand Theatre has been in operation since 1916. And every once in a while the old girl shows a little tweak of her age.

On Saturday, it was announced that the Strand Theatre will be closed through Tuesday due to a boiler issue which has left the facility with no heat.

“We will not know the damage until Monday when they check on the parts,” said Strand Manager Kara Long. “Some pipes froze going to the boiler and caused damage to the boiler is all I know right now.”

The HVAC professionals will be in on Monday to assess the situation. Hopefully the old girl gets some good news because Downtown Delaware isn’t the same with her dark.

Machine Acquire Two Draft Picks For 2015

Only a matter of days after completing the 2014 Collegiate Draft the Ohio Machine have already started stock-piling picks for next season.

Stephen Peyser Ohio Machine

Machine acquire two picks for Stephen Peyser. [USA Lacrosse]

On Tuesday, the Machine sent midfielder Stephen Peyser to Chesapeake for its first-round pick in the 2015 Supplemental Draft and second-round pick in the Collegiate draft.

“Between the most recent Supplemental and Collegiate Drafts, we were able to build considerable depth at the midfield position,” said President and General Manager John Algie. “This allowed us the flexibility to move Peyser and bank some significant value that will help us moving forward.”

With the Machine drafting forward Tom Schreiber, Rob Guida, and Scott Loy in the collegiate draft this past weekend to join newcomers Kevin Cooper (via trade) and Bill McGlone, in the supplemental draft, will lead a revamped Ohio midfield during the 2014 season.

Peyser — who gained fame as part of the “lacrosse mafia” with Goldman Sachs — spent the 2013 season with the New York Lizards and was picked up by the Machine as part of the November trade that sent captain Kyle Hartzell to the Lizards. Peyser was originally the fifth-player selected in the first-round of the 2008 draft by the New Jersey Pride which already included two of his older brothers.

#1 Selection, OWU Star Highlight Machine Draft

Friday night was a busy one for the Ohio Machine as its was on the clock for the Major League Lacrosse No. 1 pick in the annual Collegiate Draft.

With the first pick in the draft the Machine grabbed the best player in the draft — Princeton senior Tom Schreiber — and with the 57th pick overall the squad grabbed Ohio Wesleyan senior and Dublin native Spencer Schnell.

spencer schnell, ohio wesleyan, ohio machine

Dublin native and Ohio Wesleyan senior Spencer Schnell was chosen by the Ohio Machine with the 57th pick of the College Draft on Friday. []

“Not only was Tom Schreiber the best player in this draft, we got the best player in college lacrosse,” said General Manager and President John Algie. “In addition to Tom, every player we drafted will strengthen our team in 2014 and address area of needs on our roster.”

Schreiber ranks first all-time among Tiger midfielders with 149 career points (76 goals, 73 assists) and is the only midfielder in program history to register more than 70 career goals and 70 career assists. A Tewaaraton Trophy finalist last year, Schreiber earned All-America honors after each of this three collegiate seasons (2013 and 2012 first team, 2011 third team). Schreiber led the Tigers in assists three consecutive seasons and has twice led the team in goals.

“We are very excited to have Tom (Schreiber) join our team,” said Machine Coach Bear Davis. “We feel that Tom’s skills and personality compliment what we are building both on and off the field in Columbus.”

But it wasn’t just the insiders, spouting Schreiber’s fit in the Machine’s system. “The @MachineMLL select … Tom Schreiber. As expected. The perfect fit for their newly reconstructed lineup,” Inside Lacrosse writer Kyle Devitte posted to his twitter (@TheKyleDevitte) feed on Friday night.

Schnell, a graduate of Jerome High School, earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America honors with the Bishops last season. He led Bishop midfielders and ranked third on the team in scoring with 28 goals and 14 assists for 42 points. His 28 goals tied for fourth in the North Coast Athletic Conference and he earned second-team honors last season.

2014 Ohio Machine Collegiate Draft

Round Overall Player Position School
1 1 Tom Schreiber Midfielder Princeton University
2 13 Rob Guida Midfielder Johns Hopkins University
4 25 Jackson Place Defender Bucknell University
4 27 Scott Loy Midfielder Syracuse University
5 39 Derek Maltz Attacker Syracuse University
6 41 Stephen O’Hara Defender University of Notre Dame
7 49 R.G. Keenan Face/Off Spec. University of North Carolina
8 57 Spencer Schnell Midfielder Ohio Wesleyan University


Schnell was one of two Ohio-natives selected by the Machine on Friday as the squad selected Toledo native Scott Loy, a midfielder with Syracuse, who played 18 games with the first midfield and compiled 24 points, including 20 goals, for the Orange in 2013.

Rob Guida, a midfielder from power-house John Hopkins, missed most of the 2013 season with an injury. However in 2012 he earned second-team All-America honors as he posted 17 goals and 11 assists in 16 games.

“Not only was Tom Schreiber the best player in this draft, we got the best player in college lacrosse.” – John Algie, Machine President and General Manager

Jackson Place, a senior from Bucknell, ranked 17th nationally last season with 30 caused turnovers and ranked third on the Bucknell team with 43 groundballs.

Derek Maltz a Co-Captain for the Syracuse Orange finished second on the team with 32 goals last season. O’Hara has been named a Captain for the 2014 Fighting Irish squad. O’Hara has started every game over the last two seasons in Notre Dame’s close defense, which has been one of the best in the nation over that time. O’Hara was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team last season.

R. G. Keenan is a face-off specialist for the nation’s third-ranked Tar Heels and he’s won the team’s Holmes Harden, Sr. Award for three straight years after compiling 111 ground balls in 2013. He was named All-ACC Tournament Team for the second straight year. In 2013 Keenan won 198 (of 374) face-offs which ranked fifth best in Tar Heel history, while his ground ball total was good for sixth.

Season tickets for the Machine’s 2014 season are on sale and range from General Admission at $92 to a Field Level Box at $2,400 and include seven regular season home games plus a 2014 MLL playoff game. Information on 2014 season tickets can be found online or by calling 614-754-1973.

Machine, Ohio Wesleyan Ink Two-Year Extension

Professional lacrosse will remain in Delaware, Ohio, for at least another two years in a deal inked between Ohio Wesleyan and Ohio Machine on Wednesday.

“We’ve got great potential to create a national identity for the Machine and Delaware,” said Ohio Machine President and General Manager John Algie. “All the players we’ve brought in here have have been impressed with the passion and enthusiasm of our fans.”

Ohio Wesleyan, Ohio Machine agreement (Toby Boyce)

Ohio Machine will continue to play at Ohio Wesleyan’s Selby Field for at least another two years it was announced on Wednesday. [photo by Toby Boyce]

It has been a great start as Algie and the Machine have built several strong partnerships with Central Ohio and Delaware businesses including Amato’s Woodfired Pizza’s which has hosted a pregame tailgate concert every home game for the past two years.

However, the ball is now on the community’s lacrosse stick to keep professional lacrosse in town for good. While the players have been enjoyed playing at Selby Field, there have been plenty of empty seats available to watch them play. With a capacity of 9,100 wouldn’t it be cool to make Machine home games the equivelant of a Buckeye home game?

“I would love to see both sides filled,” said Algie. “We need season ticket holders to make it work, but it would go a long ways towards making it so teams don’t want to come here and play us.”

That’s the key right there the Ohio Machine need season ticket holders. Is this a bias article? Yeah, my wife and I are season ticket holders ourselves and ready to renew for 2014.

Won’t you join me?

Kickstarter: A Local Story

Editor’s Note: Roy Mayberry is also a writer for

Did You Know Delaware Was on Kickstarter?

Yeah, neither did I. Until last weekend. Jumped online and found Roy Mayberry’s very cool concept for The Three Bay Haunted Art Gallery.

The Three Bay Haunted Art Gallery, Delaware, Ohio

The Three Bay Haunted Art Gallery was soliciting funds on Kickstarter this week. (photo from

I reached out to him, he got back to me, I was busy with real estate on the weekend, he was doing the family thing. To make a long story short – he got back to me on Monday night. It is now Thursday, the first time I’ve had a chance to sit down and write. And his project funding period ended last night with only $455 of its 1,000 goal.

So Why Are You Still Writing This Story

Simply put … Because It Still Matters.

So what is Kickstarter? It is the latest “fad” to fill the Internet with small businesses, artists, and others proposing a grand idea and then asking for small donations from the average every day “Joe” and “Jane” to get it funded. It started in April 28, 2009 and is located in New York City receiving funding from a 5 percent surcharge added to successful efforts to raise funds. There is no charge to unsuccessful funds.

So What Was Happening in Delaware?

Mayberry and company were planning to open an art gallery – The Three Bay Haunted Art Gallery – which was to be located at 61 Flax Street on the city’s east side.

“We are trying to open this art gallery to make the art scene in Delaware more alive than its current standing,” said Mayberry earlier this week. “This will be the first Art Gallery in the whole-Columbus area that is not only spiritually active but also gives artists access to printers at wholesale prices.”

The organization is affiliated with two printing companies that have agreed to work with artists on pieces at very reasonable costs. Which provides a better means for them to promote themselves.

“Many galleries either turn artists down because they feel they aren’t yet established or because their work isn’t to the gallery standards,” said Mayberry. “We hope for this gallery to be a fun environment: Motivating everyone to create and share more artwork.”

And isn’t that what it’s all about sharing what we love in a fun environment.

28 Second Quarter Points Paces Hayes Over Barons

Buckeye Valley, Delaware Hayes Celebrates 50-years of Rivalry

The pomp and circumstance that signifies the start of high school football season was on display early and often in Delaware on Friday night with Hayes playing host to Buckeye Valley.

Delaware Hayes Shawn Johnson returns interception to be tackled by Buckeye Valley Kyle Doubikin on Friday August 30.

Delaware Hayes Shawn Johnson returns an interception while Buckeye Valley quarterback Kyle Doubikin prepares to make the tackle and Hayes Lamar Rhymes [13] looks on in the non-conference game in Delaware on Friday. The Pacers claimed the 51-0 victory in the fiftieth celebration of the game. [Toby Boyce /]

In the end it wasn’t the pomp and circumstance that was happening early and often as the Pacers lit up the scoreboard for 28 second quarter points en route to a 51-0 victory over the Barons in non-league action.

But it looked like anything but the final score early in the contest. Hayes (1-0) athletic defense was keeping the Barons (0-1) offense off balance, but Buckeye Valley’s scrappy defense kept pushing back.

“We played hard, but with anything you never know how well you played until you go back and look at the tape,” said Hayes coach Zebb Schroeder. “Wasn’t happy with how we’d have a good play and a negative play in the first quarter. For us to do what we want to do offensively we can’t have negative plays. We have to go back and get those fixed this week.”

Schroeder’s point was highlighted on the Pacer’s first offensive play from scrimmage when junior Cody Wooten put the ball on the turf. The Pacers recovered and put together a 9-play 51-yard drive that was capped with a Wooten 3-yard touchdown run for the early 7-0 lead.

Delaware Hayes Cody Wooten runs through Buckeye Valley Garrett Purcell tackle en route to touchdown in Pacers win. (Toby Boyce /

Hayes senior Cody Wooten reverses out of the tackle of Buckeye Valley’s Garrett Purcell while senior Anthony Hinton (3) comes in for the assistance during Friday’s game. Wooten went 29 yards for the touchdown on the play and Delaware defeated Buckeye Valley 51-0 in the contest. [Toby Boyce /]

The Barons answered back with their best offensive drive of the night when facing a 3-4 at the Hayes 49, senior quarterback Kyle Doubikin dropped back to pass only to be sacked to end the drive by junior Lamar Rhymes.

And that’s when the flood gates opened for the Hayes offensively and defensively.

Following the punt, Wooten exploded off the left-side for a 72-yard run that was called back for an illegal block. Hayes would slow it down and go eight plays to cover that 72-yards and cap it off with a 19-yard touchdown run by Thoeun Sorn.

And the Pacers offense was off and running at that point. But equally impressive – if not more so – was the defense which limited Buckeye Valley to 10 total yards on nine offensive second quarter plays on four possessions.

“We talk to our kids about getting better every day,” said Buckeye Valley coach Michael Marshall. “It was obvious tonight with what we tried to do offensively, defensively, and on special teams that we didn’t get better today.”

The Pacers offense was led by Wooten with 14 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns, while senior Anthony Hinton added 7 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown. senior Sorn ended up with 3 carries for 40 yards and the touchdown and sophomore Caleb Cooper notched 9 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown late in the contest.

Senior Deshawn Haynes carried 8 times for 24 yards to lead Barons offensive attack, while Doubikin was 2-of-5 passing for 13 yards and an interception.

The Barons return to the gridiron at 7 p.m. on Friday night at home against Fisher Catholic (0-0). The Pacers will be on the road at Canal Winchester (0-1) which dropped its opener 41-6 to Olentangy.

Delaware Hayes 51, Buckeye Valley 0

Delaware, Ohio, August 30, 2013

1st Quarter
5:36, Hayes Cody Wooten 3-yard run (Joseph Sanfillipo kick), 7-0
2nd Quarter
10:28, Hayes Thoeun Sorn 19-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 14-0
7:03, Hayes Jante’ Wright 1-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 21-0
6:07, Hayes Wright 26-yard pass to Caleb Howell (Sanfillipo kick), 28-0
00:24, Hayes Anthony Hinton 3-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 35-0
3rd Quarter
8:19, Hayes Wooten 29-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 42-0
4:52, Hayes safety, 44-0
4th Quarter
2:25, Hayes Caleb Cooper 1-yard run (Sanfillipo kick), 51-0


Delaware Hayes Comp-Att TD-Int Yds Buckeye Valley Comp-Att TD-Int Yds
Jante’ Wright 1-1 1-0 26 Kyle Doubikin 2-4 0-1 13
Jacob Man 0-1 0-0 0


Hayes Att-Yds Avg TD Buckeye Valley Att-Yds Avg TD
Cody Wooten 14-141 10.1 2 Desahwn Haynes 8-24 3.0 0
Anthony Hinton 7-58 8.3 1 Jordan Anthony 1-7 7.0 0
Thoeun Sorn 3-40 13.3 1 Austin Harsh 1-4 4.0 0
Caleb Cooper 9-39 4.0 1 Jake Morris 3-2 0.7 0
Kendall Dorsey 8-35 4.4 0 Gavin Terry 2-3 1.3 0
Jante’ Wright 11-26 2.4 1 Nick Kidwell 2-0 0.0 0
Caleb Naegele 3-12 4.0 0 Kyle Doubikin 4-(-8) -2.0 0
Ernest Bonsu 1-1 1.0 0 Jacob Man 1-(-9) -9.0 0
Caleb Howell 3-0 0.0 0
Sean Gliebe 1-0 0.0 0
Juan Hernandez 1-(-1) -1.0 0


Hayes Rec. Yds TD Buckeye Valley Rec. Yds TD
Caleb Howell 1 26 1 Joel Sibbalds 1 7 0
Gabe Miller 1 6 0


  • Kick Returns – Buckeye Valley, Jacob Spaulding 5-105. Interceptions – Hayes, Shawn Johnson 1-22. Fumble Returns – Caleb Naegele 1-2.


  • Buckeye Valley, Nick Bradburn 4-83.

Machine Munchies: Return to Delaware Appears Close

Ohio Machine on Verge of Inking Lease

Ohio Machine / Ohio Wesleyan / Delaware Ohio

The Ohio Machine appear close to inking an extension to their lease for Selby Field with Ohio Wesleyan University. [Toby Boyce /]

In recent discussions with sources it appears that the negotiations between the Ohio Machine and Ohio Wesleyan University on an extension of the lease for Selby Field is near.

This is key for the team to keep season-ticket holders involved and for the City of Delaware to keep our professional sports team.

Machine Players Keeping Busy

The season may be over but Machine players are keeping busy.

  • Co-Captain Kyle Hartzell has been named the head lacrosse coach and athletic director for Plano (Texas) West High School.
  • Steele Stanwick has been named assistant women’s lacrosse coach at John Hopkins University.
  • Machine assistant coach Tom Marino has been named head lacrosse coach at Pacer College.
  • Logan Schuss, an Ohio State graduate, also was playing for the New Westminster Salmonbellie in Canada’s Western Lacrosse Association and was recently named named the winner of the Ed Bailey Memorial Trophy as the WLA outstanding rookie of the year. Schuss topped this year’s rookie list with 29 goals and 27 assists for 56 points in 12 games.
Steele Stanwick named assistant women's lacrosse coach at John Hopkins

Steele Stanwick – shown here working against a defender while Chazz Woodson (1) looks on – has been named assistant women’s lacrosse coach at John Hopkins University. [Toby Boyce /]

MLL Championship: Hounds vs. Bayhawks

Charlotte Hounds will look to collect one more improbable win when it takes on defending Major League Lacrosse defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks today at 4 p.m. in PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa.

The Hounds advanced with a shocking 17-14 victory over previously undefeated Denver Outlaws. Bayhawks also slid in with a late goal to defeat Hamilton 13-12 and earn a birth in the championship contest.

The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network and you can use this handy channel finder to get it now.