Senators take first lead with 40 seconds left, rally to top Eagles 76-69

SMYRNA — The deficit hovered around seven points for most of the night. It was high as 14 points one time, and low as a point another. But as long as there’s time left on the clock, the Dover High basketball team does not go away. “I never count our team out.” said Dover coach […]

Local roundup: Panthers rally from 14 down to edge CR 49-45 in girls hoops

Polytech High rallied from an early 14-point deficit to top Caesar Rodney, 49-45, in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Friday evening. The Panthers, who trailed 15-2 after the first quarter, out-scored the Riders, 16-5, in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Yaa Yaa Afriyie netted a game-high 23 points for Polytech with Jazmin […]

Local college notebook: Wesley, Cameron looking for strong finish to hoop season

DOVER — Brian Cameron knew what people were saying. “Don’t take it for granted,” they told him when he started his Wesley College basketball career. Cameron just doesn’t know if he took those words to heart. Now that Cameron is a senior, though, that idea really hits home for the Wolverines’ high-scoring guard. “Now that […]

Cape-Tech fight being investigated

Officials from both Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech High are investigating an altercation that led to several boys’ basketball players being ejected from a game on Thursday night. Two players from each team were involved in the fight, which broke out midway through the third quarter of the Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest being played […]

Anderson’s late shot gives UD men win over Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Delaware’s men’s basketball team knows how to make things interesting. And even better for the Blue Hens, the nail-biters have been going their way. Junior guard Kevin Anderson drove to the basket for a layup just before the final buzzer to give Delaware a dramatic 73-71 victory over Hofstra in a CAA […]

Local roundup: Cape-Tech boys’ game marred by ejections

The Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen High boys’ basketball teams played a game on Thursday night that will be remembered more for the number of players on the court than for the numbers on the scoreboard. According to social-media posts from the Cape Gazette, a third-quarter fight led to all but three players on each […]

Wrestling notebook: Milford’s Thode, Grant win at Shore girls’ tourney

The War on the Shore wrestling tournament celebrated another year this past weekend, hosted by Stephen Decatur High in Maryland. And for the first time ever, the event held its first ever girls’ tournament. Two Milford High girls earned championships at the event. Freshman Emily Thode won the 101-107-pound title while sophomore Brooklyn Grant was […]

Polytech still looking at football future

WOODSIDE — Polytech High has cleared one major obstacle in the immediate future of its football program. But the Kent County school still has some decisions to make as the program moves forward. Polytech announced last week that the Henlopen Conference has now given it permission to drop out of the league in football only […]

Eagles notch 8th straight victory with win over Caesar Rodney

SMYRNA — Brandon Smith took the outlet pass, checked on the defender and dribbled hard to the rim. Smith knew this layup was going to go down. “I feel like if I get an outlet and it’s one-on-one, I’m going to make it every time,” Smith said. “I just went hard.” Smith’s layup with four […]

Roundup: Afriyie leads Polytech girls 45-41 over Sussex Central

Yaa Yaa Afriyie netted 20 points as Polytech High knocked off Sussex Central, 45-41, in Henlopen Northern Division girls’ basketball on Tuesday night. The win marked the Panthers’ second victory over the Golden Knights in the last three meetings. Kallie Hopkins added 10 points for Polytech, which held a 35-33 lead going into the fourth […]