Ex-Dover star lineman eyes UD career: Anyanwu set for sneak peek at Blue-Gold

NEWARK — For some players in Friday’s Blue-Gold senior all-star football game, this will be their first time playing at the University of Delaware’s Delaware Stadium. For most of them, it will be their last chance to do so. But for Bradly Anyanwu, he’s just getting started. Friday’s game will be sort of a sneak […]

Spartans’ Salandy excited for Blue-Gold opportunity

NEWARK — After walking off the field in early November, Shyron Salandy thought he had played the final down of his high school football career. The senior quarterback had just led his Lake Forest High football team on a game-winning drive, which resulted in a 32-yard field goal that lifted the Spartans to a 31-28 […]

Golden Knight champions Barnes, Moorer set to represent Gold in all-star football game

NEWARK — When Isaiah Barnes and Elijah Moorer last strapped on a football helmet, the duo helped Sussex Central High win a state championship. The two recent Central graduates were members of a defense that posted seven shutouts en route to a 12-1 season that ended with the school’s first-ever football state title. Nearly seven […]

Delaware South edged by Lehigh Valley 7-6 in 8 innings 7-6 in Carpenter Cup semifinals

PHILADELPHIA — For one day, the Delaware South players got to live like Major Leaguers. They were so close to living like that for another day. Two runs in the top of the eighth by Lehigh Valley dealt Delaware South a 7-6 loss in the semifinals of the 34th annual Carpenter Cup on Monday afternoon. […]

Woodbridge’s Haynes on minds of Blue-Gold participants

NEWARK — Brock Keeler has always worn No. 44. That number has never had more significance to him than it does right now. Keeler and the rest of the Woodbridge High football program will be decked out in fours this weekend. Keeler is one of four Woodbridge players participating in the 64th annual DFRC Blue-Gold […]

Delaware South headed to Citizens Bank Park, Carpenter Cup semifinals

PHILADELPHIA — For the second time in the last three years, Delaware South will be able to cross the street at the Carpenter Cup. Delaware South downed Inter-AC/Independent of Pennsylvania 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the annual high school baseball showcase on Saturday at FDR Park in Philadelphia. Up next is a trip to Citizens […]

From the sports editor: All Peace wants is recruiters to give him a chance

DOVER — Football may be a game but Vonnie Peace is smart enough to realize it can be a business, too. And, right now, there’s a number of college coaches giving the Dover High standout running back their best sales pitch. “They all say the same thing,” said Peace. “But, at the same time, you […]

Local college notebook: After adding Knight, Rocco excited about Hens’ running backs

NEWARK — As far as Danny Rocco is concerned, Delaware’s football coaches started a relationship with Will Knight a couple years ago. That relationship didn’t end just because the Smyrna High standout chose Old Dominion over the Blue Hens. “There was a lot of time invested on both sides — both with Will and his […]

Local roundup: Dover native Brengle in 100K Manchester Trophy semifinals

Madison Brengle reached the semifinals of the 100K Manchester Trophy event on Friday as the tennis circuit tunes up before Wimbledon. Brengle, a Dover native, defeated Katherine Sebov in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 in her quarterfinal victory Friday. The match took just 36 minutes. Brengle defeated Timea Babos in the second round (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) […]

Delaware South commitment to Carpenter Cup on the rise

PHILADELPHIA — After Delaware South’s opening win in the Carpenter Cup, general manager Nick Brannan gathered the team behind the dugout and asked anyone who could not make the next game to raise their hand. Not a single arm went up into the air. “That’s what I’m talking about,” said Brannan, the head baseball coach […]