Senators remain unbeaten in win over Concord

MIDDLETOWN — The Dover High boys’ basketball team remained undefeated. But that doesn’t mean the Senators are content. Dover held off Concord High for a 66-63 victory at the Rumble by the River boys’ basketball event hosted by St. Georges Tech. The Senators improved to 5-0 on the season. Dover was in control for most […]

FROM THE SPORTS EDITOR: Purzycki tells his DSU story in book

The whole experiment almost blew up as soon as it started. Joe Purzycki knew he was wasn’t a popular choice to be Delaware State’s head football coach in 1980. But it wasn’t until he got to campus that it really sank in. Seventeen scholarship players quit the team in Purzycki’s first two days in Dover. […]

ROUNDUP: Wesley women earn 53-50 win against Bryn Athyn

DOVER — The Wesley College women’s basketball team pulled out a 53-50 non-conference win over Bryn Athyn on Saturday. The game was tied at 48-48 with three minutes left when Monshea Newsome-Murray found Shelby Johnson underneath the basket to put Wesley (3-6) up by two. A Sydney Pedersen driving layup gave the Wolverines a 52-48 […]

Local roundup: Senator girls pull away for 56-44 win over Panthers

Dover High pulled away in the second half in posting a 56-44 victory over Polytech in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Friday night. The Senators trailed by a point at halftime before out-scoring the Panthers, 41-28, in the second half. Kerianne Smith scored 15 points with Ally Manifold adding 12 for Dover (3-2 North, 3-2 […]

Smyrna suffers 56-52 road loss to Caravel

BEAR — The ball seemingly bounced all over the court in the final 30 seconds. It just didn’t bounce for Smyrna High to get a good shot off. The Eagles suffered a 56-52 setback on the road at Caravel in a boys’ basketball contest Friday night. It was the first nonconference matchup of the year […]

Clark leads Caesar Rodney boys past Vikings 57-38

LEWES — Led by senior forward Shaft Clark, the Caesar Rodney High boys’ basketball program cruised to a 57-38 Henlopen North road win at Cape Henlopen High Friday night. Clark put up a game-high 18 points and the Riders (2-1) defense limited the Vikings (2-1) to their lowest point total so far this season. “Any […]

Blue-Gold Football Game moving to Friday night in 2019; Riders’ Candeloro to coach Gold

NEWARK — The DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game is moving to Friday night. Next year’s contest will be played on Friday, June 21 at Delaware Stadium, the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABILITIES announced on Friday. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m. and opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m. The two squad’s coaching staffs […]

Local college notebook: Road warriors — Wesley copes with hoop schedule

It’s a hardly a perfect situation. No college basketball coach wants to play 18 road games and only eight at home. But Wesley College’s Dean Burrows tries to make the best of it for his players. Already this season the Wolverines have practiced at West Virginia’s and Tennessee’s facilities. “You’re staying in a hotel,” said […]

Blue-Gold All-Star football game to be held on a Friday, CR’s Candeloro to coach Gold

The DFRC Blue-Gold senior All-Star football game is moving to Friday night. The game will be played on Friday, June 21, 2019, the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABILITIES announced. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m. and opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m. Dan Candeloro of Caesar Rodney High will be the head coach […]

Wrestling notebook: Dover coaching job a natural fit for Meade

DOVER — When the Dover High head wrestling coach job opened up over the summer, Alex Meade Sr. had one thought. “Why not me?” he recalled. Meade deliberated with himself but kept coming back to that same question — why not him? Months later, here Meade is with his first high school head coaching job. […]