From the sports editor: Simonetti’s biggest victory

DOVER — This was easily the biggest game of Rudy Simonetti’s Dover High football coaching career, And he wanted the Senators to beat Sussex Central in the semifinals of the DIAA Division I state tournament as much as anyone last November. But compared to the fact that his three-month daughter, Rhylee, had just been diagnosed […]

Local roundup: Laurel nips Camden-Wyoming 2-1 for Major League softball state title

SMYRNA — If Laurel’s players wanted to just pack it in, they could have done it after losing to Camden-Wyoming on Tuesday night. Instead, they dug in their heels, won three games in a row and left Smyrna on Saturday evening with a state championship banner. After forcing a second championship game on Friday, Laurel […]

Polytech hires former Sussex Tech standout Huk, 22, to replace Richardson as field hockey coach

WOODSIDE — Torrie Huk may be a Sussex Tech High grad. But the Ravens’ former field hockey and softball standout says she always respected rival Polytech’s teams. And now she’s excited to call herself a Panther after being officially hired as Polytech’s new head field hockey coach this week. The 22-year-old Huk, who just graduated […]

From the sports editor: Keister’s heart still in baseball

Tripp Keister knows that pro baseball is a business, of course. It’s just never felt that way to him. So you can talk about how many seasons and victories that the Delaware native has piled up in his eight seasons managing in the Washington Nationals minor league system. But Keister likes to think about it […]

Smyrna-Clayton Seniors battled to the end

WYOMING — All Smyrna-Clayton had to do was get two more outs before Camden-Wyoming scored three more runs. But that’s not always as easy as it sounds. An error followed by a walk loaded the bases for CW with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s Senior League baseball District […]

Smyrna-Clayton wins Senior League District I baseball title

WYOMING — Camden-Wyoming’s all-stars made Smyrna-Clayton work right to the final pitch. But, in the end, it was Smyrna-Clayton that got go home with the banner. Reliever Connor Bartlett got a bases-loaded strikeout to end the game before Smyrna-Clayton could final claim the District I Senior League baseball title with a hard-earned 6-3 victory over […]

Hens to visit Hornets twice as Route One rivalry is extended: Six more meetings slated from 2024-30

DOVER — Most local college football fans were happy when Delaware began playing Delaware State in 2007. But if Hornet fans had a gripe, it was that the Blue Hens never came to Dover for a game. That’s going to change, however. Delaware and Delaware State announced on Monday afternoon that the Route One Rivalry […]

Local college notebook: DSU women’s basketball star Pollard to join Swiss pro league

DOVER — NaJai Pollard rewrote the record books during her career at Delaware State University. And her career isn’t stopping there. Pollard has signed a contract with Helios VS Basket of the Switzerland Women’s Professional Basketball League. She will join the club in time for the 2019-2020 season, which begins in September. Pollard finished her […]

Dover basketball product Jordan Allen transferring to Lynn University

DOVER — Jordan Allen already had to sit out one season when he began his college basketball career. The former Dover High standout wasn’t interested in sitting out another one. That was one big reason that Allen has decided that he’s transferring to Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Since Lynn is an NCAA Division […]

Brown wins Delaware Amateur, Whitby seventh

DOVER — A decade ago, Jay Whitby was one of those young, college golfers. The 32-year-old from Wyoming can still appreciate the way the latest group of youngsters play the game. “All the young kids hit it far, and they hit driver everywhere,” said Whitby. “They’re super aggressive. And some days it works and some […]