Wolverines notebook: Vessels set to shoulder starting role for Wesley

DOVER — Shymere Vessels was talented enough to start as a freshman on the Woodbridge High football team. But that doesn’t mean he was ready for it right from the start. Vessels can still remember getting knocked on his butt by one of the seniors, Dajon Emory, on the first day of practice. “At that […]

Hornet notebook: DSU defense aims to rebound vs. S.C. State

DOVER — Just when it looked like the Delaware State University football team took a step forward defensively, it ran into the Howard University buzzsaw. The Hornets were coming off of their best defensive performance of the season, then let up 55 points to Howard last Saturday. It’s a mark they’d like to improve on […]

Local roundup: Blue Hen men’s basketball team picked to finish 7th in CAA

Delaware was predicted to finish seventh as the Colonial Athletic Association held its Media Day for men’s basketball on Wednesday. Also for the Blue Hens, sophomore guard Ryan Allen and senior forward Eric Carter were named CAA Preseason Honorable Mention. Allen, last year’s CAA Rookie of the Year, ranked second on the Hens with a […]

Coutilien leads CR boys’ soccer over Cape

CAMDEN — It was a career day for Caesar Rodney High’s Lyod Coutilien. Coutilien scored a personal-high three goals in the Riders’ 5-1 boys’ soccer win over Cape Henlopen Tuesday night as CR took control of the Henlopen North. “It was a breakout game for Lyod. It’s going to be hard for him to hide […]

Hens’ Colby Reeder excited to be healthy again

NEWARK — Colby Reeder wasn’t even sure what to call it. Was it a fumble or an interception? All the Delaware linebacker knows is that when teammate Tenny Adewusi knocked the ball free from a Richmond receiver — just as he was pulling in a pass — he was there to snatch it away. Thirty-four […]

Blue Hens shock No. 5 Elon 28-16: First win over top 5 team in eight years puts UD back on FCS D-I football map

NEWARK — The football seemed to hang in the air for an eternity. In that moment, the only question was whether Vinny Papale would be able to run under it or not. And when the senior receiver finally pulled in the long, arcing 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Pat Kehoe, Delaware finally had something it […]

Delmar toasts Homecoming with 35-0 romp over Lake Forest

DELMAR — Senior defensive tackle Masyn Lilly set the tone early in Delmar High’s 35-0 shutout victory over Lake Forest High Saturday afternoon before a festive Homecoming crowd. Lilly abruptly ended Lake’s opening drive by scooping up a fumble and returning it 53 yards the other way before being brought down at the goal line. […]

Lee leads Wolverines to 54-6 NJAC road romp over Kean

UNION, N.J. — Wesley College couldn’t do anything to change the result of last weekend’s tough one-point loss to Frostburg State. So the Wolverines did the only they could do. No. 7 Wesley got back on the winning track by dumping Kean, 54-6, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference football game on Saturday afternoon. Junior […]

Howard dominates early en route to 55-13 rout of Hornets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Any dreams Delaware State had of picking up its first win on Saturday were quickly dashed. Howard reeled off 23 first-quarter points and led by 35 at halftime en route to a 55-13 victory over the Hornets in MEAC football at Greene Stadium. Already leading 7-0, the Bison helped break open the […]

Local roundup: Sussex Tech edges St. Mark’s 2-1 in nonconference soccer

Sussex Tech High netted a pair of first-half goals before holding off St. Mark’s for a 2-1 victory over the Spartans in boys’ soccer on Saturday. Trevor Daisey tallied both goals on assists from Cody Coleman for the Ravens, who finished with advantages of 9-8 in shots and 3-2 in corner kicks. Goalie Jodi Johnson […]