Local Pop Warner league cancels fall season

DOVER — Dale Webb hasn’t been sleeping very well lately. As the president of the Henlopen Conference Pop Warner football league, he’s been weighing whether to go forward with the fall season or not. And he knew, whichever decision he made, some people were going to be unhappy with it. In the end, however, the […]

Flacco has fond memories of his time with Hens

NEWARK — Joe Flacco has played a lot of football since he left Delaware. The 35-year-old is now in his 13th season as an NFL quarterback. But Flacco still has plenty of fond memories of his days with the Blue Hens — especially taking Delaware to the NCAA FCS Division I national championship game in […]

Informal Delaware baseball league seems to be a hit

DOVER — Nobody gets paid and no standings are being kept. But plenty of baseball players have showed up to play in an informal Delaware summer league anyway. Six squads of college players with 11 more of high school players have recently started playing a couple games a week. Some modified rules are in place […]

Kent’s career comes full circle with transfer to DSU

DOVER — Zach Kent was always one of the tallest kids in his class. But it wasn’t until middle school that the youngster’s height really took off. In the summer after sixth grade, the Caesar Rodney High School District student stood 6-foot. By eighth grade, he was 6-6. Standing out like that isn’t always the […]

Local college notebook: DSU hoop team finding ways to get in workouts

DOVER — Before the pandemic, finding a basketball rim to practice on wasn’t the most difficult thing in the world. But that was before gyms were closed and some outdoor rims were taken down to prevent groups from gathering. With his Delaware State men’s players back home during the coronavirus pandemic, coach Erik Skeeters said […]

After 23 years, Bollman still going strong at Holy Cross

EDITOR”S NOTE: The Delaware State News would like to feature some of the volunteers who keep youth sports going downstate.This week, John Bollman of Holy Cross volleyball was nominated. If you would like to nominate someone, e-mail their name and some background information to sports@newszap.com. DOVER — Nobody ever sets out to volunteer with a […]

DelState staying in MEAC

DOVER — After losing three member schools since February, the MEAC is clearly in a tough situation right now. But Delaware State has apparently decided to remain with the 50-year-old sports league. Amidst rumors that DSU has been considering a move to the Northeast Conference, school president Dr. Tony Allen said on Tuesday that DelState […]

Wolverines lose one grid game

DOVER — It’s still too early to tell whether there will be a local college football season this fall. But decisions are starting to be made that will impact whether or not games are played. Wesley College opponent the College of New Jersey just announced that it is canceling its upcoming football season because of […]

Camden duo roping some attention in rodeo

CAMDEN — It’s not like people around here don’t see their share of horses and cows. Still, telling their classmates about rodeo usually takes a little bit of explaining for Caesar Rodney High’s Wyatt Long and Dawson Mitchell. They are the only high school rodeo competitors in Delaware after all. “Really, they just think it’s […]

Girls’ wrestling finding foothold in state

CAMDEN — Makenna Dolt is a pretty competitive kid. The Caesar Rodney High freshman had to be to make the Riders’ starting lineup in wrestling. But when she took the mat against rival Smyrna last January, somehow the result seemed secondary. “I didn’t really care if I was going to win or lose,” said Dolt, […]