Hurting Hens still hoping to play this weekend

NEWARK — When Martin Ingelsby glanced over at Andrew Carr on Saturday, it didn’t look good. The 6-foot-9 freshman had just injured his left knee in Delaware’s CAA men’s basketball game at William & Mary. The Blue Hens’ training staff was still evaluating the youngster “He was out of it on the sideline,” said Ingelsby, […]

Smyrna’s Knight leaving UD football team

NEWARK — Just a few days ago, the Delaware football team had three former Smyrna High standouts ready to make a big impact for the Blue Hens. Suddenly, now it has just one. Running back Will Knight announced on social media Sunday evening that he plans to transfer from Delaware after a season and a […]

High school winter sports season will start next week

DOVER — The high school winter sports season will apparently be allowed to get underway next week. State health official Jamie Mack told the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association board today the DPH is currently finalizing a plan outlining the resumption of competition. Mack said that the plan is expected to be released on Friday but […]

Downstaters among top football All-Staters

DOVER — Even played during a pandemic, this was a pretty special football season for Sussex Central High. On Monday, the DIAA Division I state champion Golden Knights added a little more shine to it by taking home two of the state’s top awards. Senior linebacker Alton Dennis was named the state Defensive Player of […]

All-State field hockey team announced

All-State Field hockey teamDIVISION IFirst teamReagan Ciabattoni Jr. Cape HenlopenNoelle Sabbagh Jr. Cape HenlopenEmily Monigle Sr. Cape HenlopenJulie Heffernan Sr. Cape HenlopenSuperia Clark Jr. DoverChelsea Johnson Sr. DoverSummer Davis Sr. MilfordAnna Getty Sr. PaduaMairead McKibbin Sr. PolytechMegan Popp Jr. PolytechMadi Simpson Jr. SmyrnaLily Short Jr. Sussex TechSecond teamAlani Lawrence Sr. AppoquiniminkCasey Best Sr. ConcordHailey Miller […]

Blue Hens add eight football recruits

NEWARK — The Delaware football program has added eight high school recruits to its roster today. Today is the early signing day for high school seniors. The Blue Hens signing class is evenly split with four defensive and four offensive players on the list. Delaware’s signees: TE-Matt Carlino (6-5, 230, Ardmore, Pa., The Haverford School)Three-year […]

Blue Rocks to join Nationals organization

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Blue Rocks have decided their future is with the Washington Nationals organization. The Class A minor league baseball team announced today that it plans to join the Nationals as part of Major League Baseball’s new player development structure. The Blue Rocks are one of four clubs invited to join Washington. The […]

Smyrna, Sussex Central, Woodbridge make football tourney

DOVER — There was nothing simple about playing a high school football season during a pandemic. So there was nothing simple about choosing a state tournament field, either. But, when the smoke cleared Sunday morning, three Henlopen Conference teams had made the eight-team field for the DIAA Division I and II brackets. On Friday at […]

Schedule for Henlopen title games changed

FREDERICA — Today’s rainy weather has led to some changes in the schedules for the Henlopen Conference field hockey and boys’ soccer championship games. The field hockey title contest between Cape Henlopen and Delmar High has been moved back to a 7 p.m. start today at DE Turf. The boys’ soccer championship game between Milford […]

Three Henlopen teams are No. 1 seeds as state tourney fields announced

DOVER — Not surprisingly, Delmar and Cape Henlopen High are the top seeds in the DIAA Division II and I field hockey state tournament brackets that were announced on Sunday. Indian River is the No. 1 seed in Division II boys’ soccer with Milford taking the No. 3 seed in Division I boys’ soccer. And, […]