Local college notebook: Marrocco emerges as solid quarterback candidate for Wesley

DOVER — Around the Wesley College football program, comparing a quarterback to Joe Callahan is about as a big a compliment as there is. Wolverine coach Chip Knapp isn’t saying that David Marrocco is the second-coming of Callahan, who’s now with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Bucs. But Knapp said there is something about Marrocco’s demeanor […]

Eagles have luxury of drafting talent over need

PHILADELPHIA — Adding proven veterans in trades and free agency has allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to stick to their philosophy of selecting talent over need in the NFL draft. “We want to retool. We don’t want to rebuild when we have this amount of talent on our team,” said Howie Roseman, the team’s executive vice […]

Local roundup: Prillaman leads Caesar Rodney girls soccer team by Appoquinimink 3-1

Jessie Prillaman scored twice and assisted on another goal as the Caesar Rodney High girls’ soccer team defeated Appoquinimink High 3-1 in a nonconference game on Thursday. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime before the Riders went ahead on a goal by Gabrielle Davis two minutes into the second half. Appoquinimink out-shot CR 17-13 […]

Eagles earn 7th softball shutout with 7-0 win over Polytech

WOODSIDE — Facing tough competition in the pitcher’s circle, Lexi Moore knew her team needed an early offensive spark. The Smyrna High junior shortstop provided just that, driving the third pitch of the game into the right-centerfield gap and using her wheels to turn the line drive into a leadoff inside-the-park home run. “I knew […]

Indian River board opts for high school track resurfacings, with no expansion

GEORGETOWN — Resurfacing — but no expansion to eight lanes — is on the agenda this summer for all-weather tracks at Indian River School District’s two high schools. Following a presentation by IRSD Supervisor of Building and Grounds Joe Booth, Indian River’s board of education at its April 15 meeting chose the less expensive route […]

Cape Henlopen deals Smyrna first loss of season in boys lacrosse

LEWES – It took nearly six minutes to put the first goal on the scoreboard, but once the ball hit the back of the net halfway through the first quarter the goals just kept coming for Cape Henlopen High Wednesday night. Cape rolled to an 18-1 boys’ lacrosse win over Henlopen North opponent Smyrna High, […]

Local roundup: Polytech, CR, Cape girls all earn victories

Polytech High took a three-goal halftime lead before downing Dover, 10-8, in Henlopen Conference girls’ lacrosse on Wednesday afternoon. Jazmine Winfield netted four goals with Holly Rembold adding three for the Panthers (8-2), who won their fifth game in a row. Six of their wins this season have come by three goals or less. MacKenzie […]

Ashby’s OT goal sends Vikings past Indians for first time in six years

LEWES — When the ball left her foot, she didn’t even think it was going to go in. Cape Henlopen High freshman Lily Ashby scored the game-winning goal from 35 yards out in overtime to send the Vikings past Indian River High, 4-3, in a physical girls’ soccer match Tuesday night. “I was hoping it […]

Turner’s 2-run hit in 8th lifts Senators to 3-1 baseball victory over Newark Charter

WILMINGTON — Nate Turner wanted to reward his pitchers for a well-pitched game. And when the Dover High senior got the pitch he wanted, he didn’t miss it. Turner’s two-RBI single in the top of the eighth inning gave the Senators a 3-1 extra-inning victory over Newark Charter in a matchup of two of the […]

Local roundup: 4th-inning rally carries CR softball team by Woodbridge 8-4

Caesar Rodney High broke open a scoreless game with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to an 8-4 victory over Woodbridge in Henlopen Conference softball on Tuesday afternoon. The Riders added three more runs in the sixth after the Blue Raiders tallied four runs in the top of the inning. […]