CR explodes early, defeats Polytech 32-6 for first win

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney High’s football team couldn’t really have come any closer to its first win a week ago. But this time, the Riders didn’t leave anything to chance. CR tallied 26-first half points en route to a 32-6 victory over Polytech in its Henlopen Conference Northern Division opener on Friday night. Five different […]

Wesley notebook: Daniel finds his place in the middle

DOVER — In a perfect world, Dante Daniel wouldn’t be a middle linebacker. Relatively speaking, at 6-foot and under 200 pounds, the Wesley College junior is just too small. But Wolverines’ coach Chip Knapp feels like he could play Daniel just about anywhere on the field and he’d find a way to get the job […]

Victory gets chance to be head coach

CAMDEN — It’s only a few inches from the first spot on a basketball team’s bench to the second seat. But Frank Victory knows as well as anyone that there’s a world of difference between the two spots. And after 23 seasons as an assistant basketball coach, Victory is ready to slide over and be […]

UD notebook: Hens’ Amachi starting to catch on

NEWARK — Chichi Amachi had done the hard part. The Delaware receiver dove to catch the pass, dragged his foot inbounds, rolled over when he hit the ground and held on to the football. But now it was up to the referee whether all that constituted a touchdown for Amachi. Finally the official’s hands went […]

Sallies controls second half, tops Dover 42-20

WILMINGTON — There’s one thing Salesianum has always done better than just about anybody. The Sals can hang onto the football for long stretches, eating precious time off the clock and killing off the opposition’s momentum. Sallies had one of those drives to start the second half against Dover on Saturday night and the Senators […]

No. 1 N.D. State dominates Blue Hens 47-22; Smyrna products Henderson, Knight shine for UD

NEWARK — Unlike last year, Delaware made a couple good plays early against North Dakota State. But, just like last year, any good plays the Blue Hens made were way too few and far between to matter against the mighty Bison. Looking like the No. 1-ranked FCS team it is, North Dakota State shook off […]

Wesley notebook: Long after his career started, Peele excited for second chance

DOVER — A couple weeks ago, some of Ruhann Peele’s Wesley College football teammates were asking him how old he was. They were a little surprised when the big receiver answered, ‘26.’ “It was pretty funny,” said Peele. “They’re like, ‘Man, are you really that old?’’ There are reasons that Peele is still playing college […]

From the sports editor: Hens excited about date with Bison

NEWARK — If there was such a thing as an FCS football elevator, Delaware and North Dakota State might have bumped into each other nine years ago. Only the Blue Hens would have been going down and the Bison heading up. The fact is, since falling to Eastern Washington in the 2010 national championship game, […]

UD notebook: Perseverance pays off for Hens’ Robinson

NEWARK — There were a lot of people celebrating after Delaware’s epic overtime win at Rhode Island on Saturday night. But there was only one person that mattered the most to Andre Robinson. The Blue Hens’ senior running back said his favorite moment was seeing his mom, Jennifer, following the contest. “I haven’t seen her […]

Knight’s TD catch lifts Hens to wild 3-overtime 44-36 win over URI

KINGSTON, R.I. — Will Knight probably won’t forget his first Delaware touchdown any time soon. The former Smyrna High star running back scored the winning TD on a 24-yard pass from quarterback Pat Kehoe as the Blue Hens found a way to get past Rhode Island, 44-36, in three overtimes in an epic CAA football […]

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