Hens’ comeback falls painfully short

NEWARK — Ebby Asamoah knew there couldn’t have been much time left when he caught the ball. But the Delaware sophomore guard was stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Asamoah put up the shot right away, it probably would have been blocked by the Hofstra player rushing out to him in the […]

From the sports editor: Something changed for Knight

The first time he committed to Delaware, Will Knight said he liked the idea of playing football in his home state. “It’s real special because I’ll have all the support from home,” the former Smyrna High All-State running back said in August 2017. “Everyone can come support me and see what I do best right […]

CR boys end two-season skid against Senators

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney High has bigger goals than simply winning one basketball game. But the Riders also know that, to get to some of those bigger goals, they’d have to get past rival Dover. CR took care of that on Friday night, downing the young Senators, 63-51, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ basketball […]

Hens bounce back to dump Pride

NEWARK — It was after the last time they played that Joe Mihalich made his prediction. The Hofstra coach, whose team had just beaten Delaware in the CAA semifinals last March, declared that the Blue Hens would be the league’s team to beat this winter. Considering Delaware expected to have all five starters returning, a […]

Smyrna wrestlers still hoping, working

SMYRNA — Joseph Natarcola loves wrestling. But that doesn’t mean the Smyrna High senior loves everything about the sport. “There’s nothing fun about it,” Natarcola said before practice on Wednesday. “You come in, you sweat, you bust your butt. I just fell in love with ‘the nit and the grit’ of it and how tough […]

Williams paces Caesar Rodney to high-scoring opening win

Like most coaches, Frank Victory wasn’t sure what to expect from his players on opening night. There was an especially-long pre-season this winter and his Caesar Rodney High boys’ basketball team had several players manning new roles. But the Riders hit the ground running, rolling to a 95-67 victory over Polytech in a Henlopen North […]

After late start, Smyrna hopes for fast finish

SMYRNA — By mid-December, most of the high school basketball teams in the state had started pre-season practice. Smyrna High’s players, though, were waiting for clearance from their school district to get in the gym. The Eagles admit they were feeling a little left behind. “It definitely was frustrating to think about — that we […]

Hurting Hens still hoping to play this weekend

NEWARK — When Martin Ingelsby glanced over at Andrew Carr on Saturday, it didn’t look good. The 6-foot-9 freshman had just injured his left knee in Delaware’s CAA men’s basketball game at William & Mary. The Blue Hens’ training staff was still evaluating the youngster “He was out of it on the sideline,” said Ingelsby, […]

Smyrna’s Knight leaving UD football team

NEWARK — Just a few days ago, the Delaware football team had three former Smyrna High standouts ready to make a big impact for the Blue Hens. Suddenly, now it has just one. Running back Will Knight announced on social media Sunday evening that he plans to transfer from Delaware after a season and a […]

From the sports editor: CR’s Page not giving up hope

Brian Page used to dream of doing big things as an ice hockey player. The Caesar Rodney High student-athlete still has big goals. Only now, ever since Nov. 15, those dreams are about doing things like walking again. Paralyzed from the waist down after taking a hard hit in a hockey game in Philadelphia, Page […]

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