Young or not, Hens eye playoffs again

NEWARK — This is Danny Rocco’s team now. Three years of recruiting mean that much of Delaware’s football roster is made up of players that he and his staff brought in. So while the Blue Hens lost a talented senior class to graduation, the third-year UD head coach looks at this year’s squad and likes […]

From the sports editor: Glover opts to play one last season

DOVER — Nick Glover wishes he could remember the guy’s name. But he was a former Wesley College football player that Glover was talking to in June. Like Glover, the ex-Wolverine suffered a serious injury and had to decide whether to keep playing or not. “He was telling me, he didn’t play because he just […]

Walk-on to starter: Delmar grad Parker grabs Hornet linebacker job

DOVER — Brooks Parker found out the good news in the spring. He was going to school for free. The Delmar High grad took out his phone and called home. “The first thing I did was call my mother,” Parker said. “I was like, ‘Mom, I did it.’ It was a big relief.” When the […]

DSU Football 2019: Hornets eye improvement with 7 home games

DOVER — The Delaware State University football team took some steps forward in 2018. The Hornets are hoping more steps will come this year thanks to a favorable schedule. Delaware State has seven home games on its slate as the 2019 season will kick off Thursday. The Hornets open at the University of Delaware before […]

Wildcats eye fourth straight field hockey state title

DELMAR — It’s just business as usual. When one senior class of All-State field hockey talent graduates from Delmar High, another typically takes its place on the field the following season. Following last year’s second consecutive undefeated regular season, the Wildcats registered three straight DIAA Division II playoff shutouts, including a 5-0 state title victory […]

Smith shoulder injury clouds DSU’s quarterback situation as opener nears

DOVER — Just as head coach Rod Milstead thought the quarterback picture at Delaware State University was becoming clearer, he was thrown a curveball. Shayne Smith, the projected starter, sprained his shoulder earlier this week. That has opened the door for true freshman Tylik Bethea. Milstead said the coaching staff will take the weekend to […]

Sussex Central focused on new season after first state football title

GEORGETOWN – Last December is just a distant memory to John Wells. The longtime Sussex Central High coach led his Golden Knights to the first DIAA Division I football state title in school history last season, defeating Salesianum School, 33-7, in the championship game at University of Delaware. The state championship feat had eluded Wells […]

Wesley’s Scott grows into leading roll

DOVER — Nick Glover has known Will Scott long enough to remember the scrawny kid he used to be. Scott guesses that he might have had about 180 pounds on his 6-foot-1 frame as a junior defensive lineman on the Dover High football team. “The Will Scott I knew back then, he was real skinny […]

Rocco expects UD offense to be more dynamic

NEWARK — Danny Rocco has coached plenty of defense in his career. So nobody has to tell the Delaware football coach about the headaches that a fast-paced offense can give a defense. “We’ve played against it so many times with so many different schools,” said Rocco. “We see it so often. I do think that […]

A healthy Kane ready to lead Sussex Tech

GEORGETOWN — This time last year, Ricky Kane was preparing for what he hoped would be his breakout season as Sussex Tech High’s full-time starting quarterback. A few weeks later, in the Ravens’ Week 1 match-up against Milford High, Kane went down with a season-ending injury. While the Ravens won the season-opener, 30-13, over the […]