Blue Hens pounded by Villanova 42-21, await tournament bracket today

NEWARK — For the first time in three months, Villanova looked like the football team that toppled Temple in its season opener. And it came just in time for the Wildcats to handle Delaware. Of course. In what is becoming an all-too familiar nightmare for Blue Hen fans, Villanova rose to the challenge and Delaware […]

Cape tops Padua 5-0 for Division I title and 9th field hockey crown

NEWARK — Cape Henlopen High’s field hockey team had just blanked Padua two weeks ago. But that didn’t mean the Vikings were going to take the Pandas lightly in the rematch — not with a state title on the line. Top-seeded Cape picked right up where it left off, downing No. 2 Padua, 5-0, to […]

Three-peat: Delmar blanks Caravel 5-0 for Division II field hockey championship

NEWARK — Delmar High’s field hockey team wasn’t perfect this fall. The Wildcats did allow one goal, after all. Other than that, however, top-seeded Delmar didn’t do much wrong all season as it made it three state championships in a row with a commanding 5-0 victory over No. 2 Caravel in the DIAA Division II […]

Wesley wants to make the most of ECAC bowl game

DOVER — It’s been three decades since Chip Knapp played his last football game. His Cornell squad lost to Penn for the Ivy League title. It was a tough day for the senior quarterback. “Growing up, there’s always another season,” said Knapp. “It hit me like a ton of bricks. It felt like a chapter […]

Dover not relaxing despite first-round tournament bye

DOVER — Usually, by now, the only thing Dover High’s football players are doing is handing in their equipment. So to still be playing football this time of year is a pretty cool feeling for the Senators. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said third-year Dover coach Rudy Simonetti. “We’re just happy to be in […]

Villanova stands in Hens’ playoff path

NEWARK — There’s a fine line between trying to play your best and trying to do too much. Delaware, of course, would love to be at its best when it hosts Villanova in its regular-season finale on Saturday. But the Blue Hens also know that trying to do more than just their job can get […]

Blue Hen offense goes cold as 5-game win streak is snapped at Stony Brook 17-3

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — It felt almost like a playoff game. The temperature was in the 40s, the wind was howling and for almost 30 minutes the defenses of nationally-ranked Delaware and Stony Brook dominated the other. But the No. 11 Blue Hens’ offense never did come to life and the No. 12 Seawolves found […]

Senators roll past rival Riders: Peace scores 5 TDs in 41-2 rout as 9-1 Dover earns tourney berth

DOVER — Dover High was playing well enough to lead Caesar Rodney by 12 points at halftime. But, especially after ending the first half by being stopped on back-to-back plays from the one, the Senators weren’t exactly dominating the Riders, either. With Vonnie Peace in the backfield, though, Dover is always just a play away […]

Hens nearly erase 22-point deficit but fall to Terps 73-67 in opener; Carter scores 29

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — For much of the night, everything was the way it was supposed to be. Delaware hung with mighty Maryland early, but then the Terrapins pulled away to as much as a 22-point lead on Tuesday night. But that’s when the Blue Hens decided to flip the script just a little bit. […]

Blue Hen notebook: Senior tight end Scarff emerges as major threat

NEWARK — At 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, Charles Scarff is a tough guy not to notice. But, as a pass catcher, the Delaware tight end didn’t exactly stand out the last couple years. Suddenly, as a senior, the former Rutgers transfer has more than doubled the combined stats he put up in his first two seasons […]