From the Sports editor: Smyrna stars happy to re-align with Hens

NEWARK — It’s pretty basic stuff really. Quarterback Nolan Henderson takes the shotgun snap and sticks the football in the gut of running back Will Knight at a Delaware practice on Friday morning. Just like they’ve done a thousand times before. But that’s what makes it so cool. Knight and Henderson have been lining up […]

Penn State transfer Robinson finally settles in, eyes big year as Blue Hen RB

NEWARK — A year ago, Andre Robinson’s football life was something of a mess. The Penn State transfer didn’t know Delaware’s offense, he didn’t know more than a couple of his new teammates and the NCAA seemed to be in no hurry to sign off on his eligibility. So ask the Blue Hens’ senior running […]

Kitchen set to be anchor for Blue Hens

NEWARK — Missing a season with an injury is never fun, of course. But being sidelined in 2017 is also the reason that Cam Kitchen is still a Delaware football player. That makes this redshirt senior year kind of a silver-lining season for the 23-year-old defensive lineman. “It was tough,” said Kitchen, who played in […]

Ex-Delmar star Leatherbury turns into standout WR at Towson

BALTIMORE — Rob Ambrose likes to think of some of his players as coming from ‘The Land of Misfit Toys.’ The Towson football coach says he’s taken his share of high school kids that other college programs didn’t want. “We see something in them that maybe some other people couldn’t see,” said Ambrose. “When you […]

Cimaglia new DIAA head, 5-year board member also led Unified Sports Committee

DOVER — When Gary Cimaglia was a kid, life wasn’t always easy. His mother died when he was young. That’s why middle school and high school sports were important for the Rhode Island teenager. “It really helped me direct my life,” said Cimaglia. “It was a big part of who I am and I just […]

From the sports editor: From birdies to books, Floriani finds new passion in life

Brian Floriani had it made. He may not have been a pro golfer but he was a golfing pro. Working as an instructor for Golf Digest Schools, the Dover High grad split his time between Lake Tahoe and West Palm Beach. And then one day he gave it all up. Floriani started working as a […]

Hens’ Kehoe healthy and ready to go

BALTIMORE — Pat Kehoe just shrugs off all the questions about injuries. They’re part of football, right? So what if the Delaware quarterback had to lug around a heavy brace on his injured right knee for the last several games of the season? And it wasn’t that big a deal when a possible concussion limited […]

Hens picked to finish fifth in CAA

BALTIMORE, Md. – A year after returning to the NCAA FBS Division I playoffs for the first time since 2010, the Delaware football team was picked to finish fifth in the 12-team CAA this season. James Madison was the favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Association this fall followed by Towson, Maine, Elon and Delaware […]

From the sports editor: Milford fans won’t forget Legrand

Mike Tkach can still picture it. When Brandon Legrand scored a touchdown — and he scored a lot of them for Milford High — he would always run to the back of the end zone and simply hand the football to the official. “Then he’d jog down the sidelines and he’d look at me,” said […]

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 […]