11 in a row for Vikings: Cape Henlopen tops Archmere 15-8 for latest girls lax title

DOVER — There are certainly a lot bigger numbers out there than 11. But if you’re talking about consecutive state championships, 11 is a pretty impressive number in anybody’s book. Top-seeded Cape Henlopen High extended the state’s longest-running success story with another commanding win, this one by a 15-8 score over No. 2 Archmere to […]

Zay’s double lifts Smyrna to softball finals

SMYRNA — As soon as Laiken Zay launched the ball toward the right-field fence, it had trouble written all over it. One of Smyrna High’s fastest runners, Zoe Wilcox, was on first base. And with the state semifinal game tied with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, there was no way third-base […]

Cape Henlopen girls make lacrosse finals for 11th straight season

DOVER — It’s not very often that any team stays close to Cape Henlopen High in girls’ lacrosse. So with the Vikings up by ‘only’ three goals on Ursuline at halftime on Tuesday night, coach Lindsey Underwood wanted to make sure her players stayed relaxed. “I think if we’re calm, they’re calm,” said Underwood. “Before […]

Seniors have helped grow Smyrna’s lacrosse reputation

SMYRNA — Even in just four years, a lot can change. Hayden Compton recalls when he was a freshman on the Smyrna High lacrosse team, even the basics of the sport were a challenge for some players. “I remember our JV year, there were literally three kids we could pass the ball to them,” said […]

Dixon pitches no-hitter as Smyrna edges St. Georges 1-0 to reach softball semifinals

SMYRNA — Payton Dixon wasn’t Smyrna High’s starting pitcher a year ago. But the freshman faced her share of pressure situations as a late-inning reliever for the softball state champion Eagles. All of which helped prepare her for moments like this. With No. 2 Smyrna locked in a pitcher’s dual with 10th-seeded St. Georges, Dixon […]

Local college notebook: Blue Hen discus star, Smyrna grad McFolling-Young eyes NCAA East meet

Only a couple years ago, Myrissa McFolling-Young was competing to be the best in the state of Delaware. Now the former Smyrna High standout is trying to earn a spot among the best women’s discus throwers in the country. A sophomore at the University of Delaware, McFolling-Young will be competing in the NCAA East Preliminary […]

Delmar tops Dover 13-6 in softball tournament opener

DOVER — For a few innings, Dover High’s softball team was living its state tournament dream. After spotting Delmar the first five runs of the game, the Senators stormed back to lead by one going into the fifth inning of their first-round DIAA state tournament game on Thursday afternoon. But the Wildcats have state tourney […]

Polytech holds off Charter 13-12 in girls lacrosse tourney opener

WOODSIDE — With about 30 seconds left Thursday night, Polytech High still hadn’t put away Wilmington Charter. Trailing by four with eight minutes remaining, the Force had now closed within a goal and just won a draw to set up another offensive possession. And when one of Charter’s players sent a shot whizzing in on […]

Smyrna High star Will Knight transferring to Delaware

NEWARK — There was a time when Will Knight planned on being a Blue Hen. Now it looks like the former Smyrna High football star is going to be one after all. Knight, who spent his freshman season at Old Dominion, announced on social media on Wednesday that he’s transferring to Delaware. While he played […]

Dover eyes first softball state tournament berth

DOVER — Sometimes Jayla Davis just has to see it to believe it. She’ll go to Dover High’s online softball page just to look at the Senators’ record for this season. “I’m like, does this really say 15-3?” Davis said with a laugh. “Is this some kind of joke or something?” Maybe the only thing […]