After 23 years, Bollman still going strong at Holy Cross

EDITOR”S NOTE: The Delaware State News would like to feature some of the volunteers who keep youth sports going downstate.This week, John Bollman of Holy Cross volleyball was nominated. If you would like to nominate someone, e-mail their name and some background information to sports@newszap.com. DOVER — Nobody ever sets out to volunteer with a […]

DelState staying in MEAC

DOVER — After losing three member schools since February, the MEAC is clearly in a tough situation right now. But Delaware State has apparently decided to remain with the 50-year-old sports league. Amidst rumors that DSU has been considering a move to the Northeast Conference, school president Dr. Tony Allen said on Tuesday that DelState […]

DOE allows summer athletic practices

DOVER — The state’s high school student-athletes haven’t gotten much good news lately. But, while the return of their fall sports seasons is still up in the air, they at least know they can start working out again. Delaware’s Board of Education officially approved a DIAA motion on Tuesday evening that allows high school student-athletes […]

Wolverines lose one grid game

DOVER — It’s still too early to tell whether there will be a local college football season this fall. But decisions are starting to be made that will impact whether or not games are played. Wesley College opponent the College of New Jersey just announced that it is canceling its upcoming football season because of […]

Camden duo roping some attention in rodeo

CAMDEN — It’s not like people around here don’t see their share of horses and cows. Still, telling their classmates about rodeo usually takes a little bit of explaining for Caesar Rodney High’s Wyatt Long and Dawson Mitchell. They are the only high school rodeo competitors in Delaware after all. “Really, they just think it’s […]

Roundup: Watson gets back on track at Delmar

Defending Big Block Modified champion Jordan Watson finally found his way into victory lane on Saturday night at Delaware International Speedway. Watson had suffered a variety of misfortunes to start the dirt-track season. “We have had a long few weeks in the shop trying to repair our cars and get them race ready,” he said. […]

DE Turf returns to action: Sports complex set to host summer tourneys

FREDERICA — Sports resumed at the DE Turf Sports Complex the week of June 8. In a few weeks, the complex will host its first tournament of the summer. Slowly but surely, DE Turf has been getting back to normal after a near three-month hiatus due to the statewide shutdown in order to help limit […]

Girls’ wrestling finding foothold in state

CAMDEN — Makenna Dolt is a pretty competitive kid. The Caesar Rodney High freshman had to be to make the Riders’ starting lineup in wrestling. But when she took the mat against rival Smyrna last January, somehow the result seemed secondary. “I didn’t really care if I was going to win or lose,” said Dolt, […]

From the sports editor: Football this fall tough to imagine

They’re working out like there’s a season waiting for them this fall. What else can Delaware’s football players do? Unless ­­— until? — somebody tells them differently, the Blue Hens are going to keep preparing like their season is going to start on Sept. 5 at at James Madison. “That’s one thing we’ve been trying […]

Hens learn to work out with new protocols

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson says he’s a pretty curious person by nature. So the Delaware quarterback has done his share of reading about how college football programs across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean the Smyrna High grad thinks he’s completely on top of it — not in a […]