Dover boys capture DIAA indoor track & field championship

DOVER — Jim Solomon had plenty of confidence in his 1,600-meter relay team. But that doesn’t mean the veteran Dover High boys’ indoor track & field coach wasn’t a little nervous. Solomon remembered a few times in past years when mistakes cost the Senators in the meet-ending event. “I was trying to stay positive, thinking-wise,” […]

From the sports editor: Dover’s Scott happy to return to Super Bowl

Reggie Scott likes to call it ‘jumbotron medicine.’ It’s just a part of life for an NFL athletic trainer on game day. They’re well aware that any time they run out on the field to work on a player, cameras might be focused in on their work. “You’re doing that in front of millions of […]

Local college notebook: Anderson making his mark for Wolverines

DOVER — Evan Anderson knew he was having a pretty good day. But even the Wesley College senior guard didn’t realize he’d put up as many as 31 points until it was over. The fact that Anderson’s performance came against NCAA Division I Towson made the accomplishment even more memorable. “I had no clue, I […]

Local basketball notebook: Senior-laden Milford boys sit at 10-3 overall

MILFORD — Lamarr Shorts wasn’t sure what do with his roster when the season started. On one hand, if he put too many seniors on Milford High’s varsity boys’ basketball team, it was going to make it more difficult to develop the underclassmen. But Shorts also remembered that, in his last season playing for Milford, […]

From the sports editor: For CR swimming, three Mays better than one

DOVER — Before the season started, coach Bill Wells asked the May sisters what they wanted to put on their swimming gear. The Caesar Rodney High coach figured they’d probably get their first initials, along with their last name, on their swim caps, for instance. No, they answered, just ‘May’ is fine. The result, said […]

Up by 15, Hens barely hang on to edge CAA foe Dragons 76-75

NEWARK — They almost did it again. Almost. The last time Delaware played Drexel, the Blue Hens blew a 34-point lead. And the last time the Hens played anybody, they squandered an 18-point advantage against Towson last weekend. On Saturday afternoon against Drexel, a 15-point cushion almost wasn’t big enough for Delaware. This time, however, […]

Local college notebook: Pollard nears 3rd place on Hornet women’s all-time scoring list

DOVER — Everyone around the Delaware State women’s basketball team is keeping track of NaJai Pollard’s point totals. The senior has been moving up the DelState all-time scoring list. She currently sits just 31 points away from third-place all-time. Perhaps the only person on the team who isn’t keeping track is Pollard herself. “I just […]

Lake Forest boys winning while they grow

FELTON — There’s only about a month left on most teams’ basketball schedules now. For some of them, the end of the season is starting to look pretty good. At Lake Forest High, on the other hand, boys’ coach Mike Starkey feels like the Spartans are still anxious to get better. “We left practice today […]

Hens blow 18-point lead, fall to Towson 64-63

NEWARK — They’ve done this kind of thing before, of course. It was only last February that Delaware set an NCAA record by squandering a 34-point lead at Drexel. Compared to that collapse, what the Blue Hens did against Towson on Saturday night wasn’t nearly as bad — it only felt like it. After breezing […]

From the sports editor: Polytech title still special and other notes

With the weather outside all over the place this winter weekend, here’s a collection of random notes from the local sports world: • Sixteen years after helping Polytech High win the DIAA state championship in girls’ basketball, that 2003 title remains a special moment in Tyresa Smith’s life. “It’s one of those moments in my […]