Polytech football team, community rallying behind injured player

WOODSIDE — Even after suffering a serious injury and undergoing emergency surgery, Collin Jaksch couldn’t help but think about his teammates. He didn’t lose his sense of humor, either. “One of the first things he said to me was, ‘I guess I’m done for the rest of the season, huh coach?’ He still has a […]

Blue Hen notebook: Hens get new attitude up front

NEWARK — Nobody had to tell Delaware’s offensive linemen that they’d been underachieving this season. The Blue Hens were giving up too many sacks and not picking up enough rushing yards. But they tried to take a new attitude into last Saturday’s home game with New Hampshire. “For the first six games, we just haven’t […]

Local roundup: Polytech tops Sussex Tech 3-1 in Henlopen North volleyball

Polytech High captured the final two sets to post a 3-1 victory over Sussex Tech in Henlopen North volleyball on Monday evening. The Panthers won by scores of 27-25, 13-25, 25-16, 25-16. Jenna Fox (13 digs) collected 10 kills with Madison Mitchell and Katherine Rivera adding nine apiece. Kimberly Seeney (3 kills, 1 ace, 11 […]

Local roundup: 11th-ranked Blue Hens edge Penn 1-0 in field hockey

An early goal from freshman Morgan Rigual proved to be the difference Sunday afternoon as No. 11 Delaware topped Penn, 1-0, in field hockey at rainy Ellen Vagelos Field. Rigual connected with sophomore Bo van Hunnik in the eighth minute and shot it in from the left side for her first career goal. The shutout […]

Week 7 Athlete of the Week nominations

The Delaware State News is featuring a high school Athlete of the Week each week during the 2019-2020 school year. The Athlete of the Week is nominated and chosen by our readers. A nominating period starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Monday. A voting period follows from 5 p.m. Monday […]

Blue Hens rebound by stopping UNH

NEWARK — The last two minutes were a heart-pounding race. On one side was New Hampshire’s offense, moving steadily but deliberately down the Delaware Stadium turf. And on the other side was the game clock, clicking away the seconds. Which would happen first — would the Wildcats reach the end zone or would the clock […]

Merrimack deals Hornets fifth straight loss 30-21

DOVER — Bryant Dallas held up his index finger and thumb just inches apart — the universal sign for “so close.” “We’re right there,” Dallas said. “The little things are killing us like penalties and personal fouls. We’re this close but we’re so far, we really got to dig deep and really want this.” The […]

No. 18 Wesley rebounds to pound William Paterson 45-7

WAYNE, N.J. — Wesley College’s football players didn’t want to waste any time looking back at last week’s loss to Salisbury. They didn’t. Tight end Jason Rigby caught a 15-yard touchdown pass less than three minutes into the game and the No. 18 Wolverines cruised to a 45-7 victory over William Paterson in NJAC football […]

Local roundup: Smyrna products lead Wesley to field hockey win

A pair of Smyrna High products scored to help the Wesley College field hockey team to a 2-0 victory at Cabrini on Saturday. Kristen Fuhr scored off a penalty corner from Jessica Behornar in the first half. Julie Snow then extended the lead with a goal in the third quarter. The Wolverines now stand 10-5 […]

Senators snap skid, pound Polytech 61-6

DOVER — Dover High’s football season certainly hasn’t gone according to plan. But the Senators say they’re not giving up on it, either. After back-to-back losses left them in a must-win situation, Dover came out and thumped Polytech, 61-6, on a festive homecoming Friday night. The Senators (2-2 Henlopen North, 3-4 overall), who have scored […]