Local roundup: Delaware Post 1 makes semifinals of American Legion World Series

SHELBY, N.C. — Delaware’s Post 1 had to survive a Massachusetts’ rally in the seventh inning. But the First State squad got what it needed, a 4-3 victory over Braintree, Mass. on Sunday afternoon to the advance to the semifinals of the American Legion Baseball World Series. Post 1 (2-1), which finished second in the […]

Hen’s Brown beats the odds

NEWARK — Malcolm Brown had simply jumped into the air. But when the Delaware cornerback landed, it felt like someone had kicked him in the back of his right leg. “Right then, I was terrified, to be honest,” Brown admits, “because I didn’t know what was wrong.” Later that day, an MRI test delivered the […]

Anyanwu set to pave way for Dover

DOVER — Bradly Anyanwu isn’t just a young kid anymore. The senior is a veteran lineman who’s played in a lot of games for the Dover High football team over the last three seasons. That means Anyanwu has to worry about more than just himself this fall. “I’m a captain now so I keep the […]

Hornets have plenty of offensive line expertise

DOVER — If a Delaware State offensive lineman ever needs some extra help, he’ll have plenty of people to ask. While the Hornets have only one person with the official title of offensive line coach, two more coaches on staff, including the head coach, have ample experience in the trenches. First-year coach Rod Milstead already […]

Wesley’s Ebron still playing both because of and for Drass

DOVER — Like he’d done thousands of times before, Vince Ebron looked to the sideline for the defensive signals. In that instant, during a Wesley College football scrimmage on Thursday, the senior defensive end expected to see coach Mike Drass looking back at him. Instead, it was the Wolverines’ new defensive coordinator, Joe Bottiglieri, signaling […]

Promising Hornet offensive line puts injuries in past

DOVER — There was a lot of optimism about Delaware State University’s offensive line headed into last season. Its young core was coming off a strong 2016 campaign. But thanks to injuries, the next step many envisioned for the unit never materialized in 2017. By year’s end, three of the starting five were sidelined. As […]

Burton joins new-look Blue Hen defensive line that’s determined to quiet doubters

NEWARK — Frank Burton doesn’t mind if people want to think Delaware’s defensive line might be the Blue Hens’ weak link. That’s all just more motivation for the former William Penn High standout. “Coach ‘V’ tells us all the time, we’re no-name guys,” said Burton, referring to UD defensive line coach Lavern Belin. “A lot […]

Local roundup: Delaware Post 1 defeats Iowa 3-0 in American Legion World Series opener

Chris Ludman pitched seven shutout innings and Delaware Post 1 downed Dubuque County, Iowa Post 137, 3-0, as the 92nd American Legion Baseball World Series got underway at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. on Thursday. Post 1 is the first Delaware team to reach the World Series since 1976. The Mid-Atlantic champions are also the […]

Well-rounded Whaley returns to running back for 3-time state champion Smyrna

SMYRNA — Stephen Whaley averaged a touchdown every four carries as a freshman in 2015. Normally a performance earns a football player more time at running back. But there were some extenuating circumstances at Smyrna High the last couple of years. Will Knight was only one year older than Whaley. So with the leading rusher […]

Former walk-on Gross now star wide receiver for Hornets

DOVER — There’s a drill practiced by every football team called the jump-ball drill. It’s pretty simple. A wide receiver goes against a defensive back and tries to catch a lobbed pass. Last October, though, it brought Delaware State’s practice to a screeching halt. Trey Gross, a freshman walk-on wide receiver, was catching everything. Different […]