Wesley’s Peele honored by NJAC

DOVER – Wesley College senior receiver Ruhann Peele was named the co-Offensive Player of the Year on the all-New Jersey Athletic Conference football team that was announced on Friday morning. Peele was one of five Wolverines named to the first team and 12 honored on the all-conference team overall. Peele, who shared the Offensive Player […]

Plenty of rematches on tap in football semifinals

Every team wants to be playing better by the end of the season than it was at the beginning. Smyrna High’s football team just seems to be especially good at it lately. In both 2015 and ‘17, the Eagles avenged early-season losses with wins in the state tournament. That will be Smyrna’s goal again today […]

Hens’ ’20 football schedule has new look

NEWARK – Delaware’s football 2020 schedule, which was released, features some significant differences from the last few. For one thing, the Blue Hens will close the season against in-state rival Delaware State, rather than opening against the Hornets. Delaware also has two new opponents in Long Island and North Carolina State. The Hens also play […]

Pack wants to go out a winner at Wesley

DOVER — Six years later, Marcellus Pack still thinks about it. Or, more accurately, he dreams about it. The former Dover High standout running back and his teammates were locked in overtime with Salesianum in the 2013 DIAA Division I football state semifinals. The Sals scored on the first OT possession. But a touchdown and […]

Hens to take their shot at ending Villanova streak

NEWARK — Danny Rocco has a tradition he calls the ‘Senior Gauntlet.’ Every year, on the Thursday practice before his team’s last regular-season game, the Delaware football coach has his seniors walk through a line of their teammates. There’s usually a lot of hugs and handshakes but often the feeling that the season might not […]

Hens win home finale, snap 3-game skid 17-10 over Stony Brook

NEWARK — Even when it was over, and Delaware’s football team had gotten what it came for, Cam Kitchen didn’t want to leave the field. The Blue Hens’ senior defensive lineman had just played his final game at Delaware Stadium. And even though that fact was going to be true no matter whether the Blue […]

Smyrna pounds Sallies 52-32 in Division I football tourney quarterfinals

SMYRNA — Smyrna High and Salesianum are no strangers to high-scoring football games. Everybody remembers the 132-point slugfest the two squads played in 2015. But Friday’s game might be a close second. Luckily for the third-seeded Eagles, they scored the first 30 points of the night and then finally prevailed, 52-32, over No. 6 Salesianum […]

Smyrna QB has put scary hit behind him

SMYRNA — Just a few minutes earlier, Aidan Sanchez was laying flat on his back in the middle of a football field. But, as he was being transported by an ambulance to the hospital, there was only one thing the Smyrna High quarterback wanted to know. “I kept asking for game updates,” said Sanchez. “The […]

Wesley notebook: Williams, Wolverines not ready for season to end

DOVER — Sure, Coray Williams can remember when he was a freshman. Back then, the Wesley College senior strong safety thought his college career would last forever. “I just remember, my freshman year, listening to the seniors give their senior speech,” said Williams. “I was like, ‘I’ve got years until this comes.’ But now it’s […]

Young Dover team set for field hockey semifinals

DOVER — Dover High’s field hockey players thought they were going to hit the ground running this year. Then the Senators stumbled right out of the gate. One-goal losses to Lake Forest and Indian River left Dover 0-2 for the second straight season. “It woke us up for sure,” said sophomore Superia Clark. “It kind […]