State’s football season clears potential obstacle

A potential obstacle to the state’s high school football season has been eliminated. The Blue Hen Conference has freed up two of its schools’ schedules to allow them to play Salesianum. The addition of defending Division I state champion Hodgson and St. Georges gives the Sals a full seven-game regular-season schedule this fall. The Wilmington […]

CR school receives Special Olympics national award

CAMDEN — It didn’t take very long Postlethwait Middle School to build one of the top Special Olympic Unified sports program in the country. Just two years after starting its program, the Caesar Rodney school has been named a Top Five Unified Champion School by ESPN and Special Olympics as chosen by a national certifying […]

After rough ending, Panthers ready for a fresh start

WOODSIDE — So many times, said Brian Scott-Hill, Polytech High’s football players really did try to fight through their problems last fall. But nothing ever seemed to work for the Panthers. “It was very down,” said Scott-Hill, a senior linebacker/fullback. “Instead of trying to win games it was more trying to build ourselves up because […]

Next year’s Dover NASCAR race slated for May 16

DOVER — Dover International Speedway’s lone NASCAR weekend will be held May 14-16 in 2021 the circuit announced today. The top event, the Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series race, will be held on Sunday, May 16 on the Monster Mile. Dover track officials had already announced that its traditional second annual race will be held […]

Brengle falls in French Open

PARIS — Madison Brengle got off to a good start in her French Open match on Tuesday. The 30-year-old from Dover won two of the first games against higher-ranked Jelena Ostapenko. But Ostapenko took control after that, winning 11 of the final 12 games to capture the first-round match, 6-2, 6-1, at Roland-Garros. A 23-year-old […]

State tournaments recommended for DIAA fall sports

Many things will be different about this year’s high school fall sports season. But it does look like the DIAA will hold state tournaments in all five sports. On Tuesday evening, the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association’s football committee recommended holding a pair of four-team state tourneys in December. That means a total of only eight […]

Masks add new wrinkle to high school sports

DOVER — The way Dr. Bradley Bley saw it, state athletic officials had a choice to make. They could either believe it was realistic for high school athletes to play games while staying six feet apart from each other. Or the athletes could be required to wear masks all the time. Watching some youth soccer […]

High school sports back on for the fall

DOVER – It looks like there will be a high school fall sports season this fall after all. The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association board of directors voted, 14-2, today to begin the fall sports pre-season on Sept. 28. There would be three weeks of practices leading into the season with a 25-day preseason for football. […]

Slam to the Beach postponed

DOVER — Add Slam Dunk to the Beach to the long list of local sporting events that have been canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. Officials announced this morning “with great disappointment” that the annual high school boys’ basketball tournament won’t be held this year. The tourney, which brings in programs from around the country, is […]

Monster Mile no match for Harvick

DOVER — If things had gone just a little differently, Kevin Harvick might have left Dover with a pair of wins under his belt. But he’ll happily settle for one after leaving the field behind on Sunday evening. Harvick led a commanding 233 laps and won both stages before capturing the victory in the Drydene […]