Milford’s Wilson hasn’t let illnesses stop him

SALISBURY, Md. — Octavion Wilson knows his life could have very easily ended by now. The two serious illnesses that the former Milford High football player suffered were bad enough. But there was also a time, when he was dealing with the stress the diseases brought, that he considered taking his own life. Now a […]

Hodgson’s Moffett, CR grad, named Div. I football coach of the year

DOVER — After a lifetime spent in football, Frank Moffett has crossed paths with his share of great coaches. People like Jim Brooks, John Coveleski, Larry Cylc, Bill Mulheisen and Pete Grandell all taught the Caesar Rodney High grad about the game. “There’s a lot that you take in, that you remember,” Moffett said Monday […]

Resurgent Lake Forest boys’ basketball going for seventh win in a row

FELTON — If you’re a high school basketball player, there are a lot of things that can throw you off track. But, for his Lake Forest High boys’ basketball players, coach Ridge Betts is trying to make sure that frustration isn’t one of them. “Those 10 guys (on varsity), they care about winning more than […]

From the sports editor: Dover’s Allen is in rare territory

Elijah Allen and his Dover High boys’ basketball teammates are having themselves a pretty good winter. Allen has put up some big-time scoring numbers and the Senators are 13-1. After the senior guard put up 44 points in Dover’s comeback win over Cardinal O’Hara last Saturday, you had to wonder what the single-game scoring record […]

Cape-Tech fight being investigated

Officials from both Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech High are investigating an altercation that led to several boys’ basketball players being ejected from a game on Thursday night. Two players from each team were involved in the fight, which broke out midway through the third quarter of the Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest being played […]

Polytech still looking at football future

WOODSIDE — Polytech High has cleared one major obstacle in the immediate future of its football program. But the Kent County school still has some decisions to make as the program moves forward. Polytech announced last week that the Henlopen Conference has now given it permission to drop out of the league in football only […]

Smyrna boys fine with underdog status

SMYRNA — Maybe it was inevitable that the Smyrna High boys’ basketball team took a step back last season. After losing most of their star players, it was really difficult for the Eagles to stay at a level that took them to the program’s first two appearances in the DIAA state finals. And sure enough, […]

Senators, Allen rally to shock Pa.’s O’Hara

WILMINGTON — For three quarters, it looked like Dover High’s boys’ basketball team was just going to have to chalk this one up to experience. It’s not that the Senators were playing poorly. Philadelphia’s Cardinal O’Hara, though, is considered one of the top teams in Pennsylvania this year. And the Lions did hold a 16-point […]

Cushing’s clutch shot lifts Delaware over Elon

NEWARK — The long pass did seem to hang in the air forever, said Jacob Cushing. But after that, it was all just reflex. Catch, Square up. Release. Swish. This particular three-pointer, though, was the biggest shot of Cushing’s basketball career. The 6-foot-8 reserve senior’s dramatic shot with just 5.2 seconds left gave Delaware something […]

Gravatt retires as CR coach

CAMDEN — Darrell Gravatt said you can think of his long coaching career as a rollercoaster ride. “It’s been like a thrill ride at an amusement park,” he said. “Mostly, my rollercoaster went up.” So it wasn’t easy for Gravatt to step down as Caesar Rodney High’s boys’ and girls’ soccer coaches this week. He’s […]