Local roundup: Dover native Brengle in 100K Manchester Trophy semifinals

Madison Brengle reached the semifinals of the 100K Manchester Trophy event on Friday as the tennis circuit tunes up before Wimbledon. Brengle, a Dover native, defeated Katherine Sebov in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 in her quarterfinal victory Friday. The match took just 36 minutes. Brengle defeated Timea Babos in the second round (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) […]

Delaware South commitment to Carpenter Cup on the rise

PHILADELPHIA — After Delaware South’s opening win in the Carpenter Cup, general manager Nick Brannan gathered the team behind the dugout and asked anyone who could not make the next game to raise their hand. Not a single arm went up into the air. “That’s what I’m talking about,” said Brannan, the head baseball coach […]

Delaware South tops North 7-3 in Carpenter Cup opener

PHILADELPHIA — The last time this state split into two teams for a baseball game, it did not go so well for the Southern portion. What a difference a week makes. Delaware South opened up the 34th annual Carpenter Cup with a 7-3 victory over Delaware North on Wednesday at FDR Park in Philadelphia. Delaware […]

Hudson’s homer leads Gold softball all-stars by Blue 4-3

DOVER — She didn’t think it cleared the fence. It wasn’t until she saw the reaction from her teammates in the dugout and heard the fans roar that Devan Hudson realized her hit had cleared the centerfield wall, just beneath the scoreboard. Her solo home run helped lead the Gold squad past the Blue squad, […]

Blue sweeps White in lacrosse senior all-star games

DOVER — The teams were comprised differently, but that did not stop the Blue squad from sweeping the Blue-White senior all-star lacrosse games. The Blue girls won 19-11 while the boys used a last-minute goal for a 14-13 victory on Tuesday night. Both games took place simultaneously at the two lacrosse fields at Dover High. […]

Local roundup: Hen men’s hoop team adds transfer Gardner, high school signee Asamoah

The University of Delaware men’s basketball program has added a pair of players — one transfer and one high school signee — to its roster. Reggie Gardner, a 6-foot-3 guard, recently finished his sophomore season at North Carolina Central. He will sit out the 2019-20 season and then have two years of eligibility with the […]

Burawski overcame freshman injury to become Panther softball ace

WOODSIDE — Before it even started, Kaite Burawski’s softball career at Polytech High hit a bump in the road. Prior to varsity tryouts in the spring of 2016, the incoming freshman suffered an injury to her throwing shoulder. The left-handed pitcher battled through the injury to make the team anyway. “My shoulder was hurting (during […]

Smyrna’s Porter has grown to love being a goalie

DOVER — Katie Porter admits it. Running wasn’t one of her favorite things. So, in seventh grade, when her field hockey coach asked for volunteers to play goalie, Porter saw her chance. Her hand went up — and it was the only one. But, six years later, Porter doesn’t regret volunteering to have hard, rubber […]

From the sports editor: Burrows gets a second shot at life

Dean Burrows drops to his knees and starts pounding the sofa with his fist. That’s how much pain he was in — that’s what he was doing — as he waited in a Christiana Hospital waiting room last May 16. Just a short while earlier, his mom was racing the Wesley College men’s basketball coach […]

Riders’ Prillaman honored: Earns Soccer Top XI with Ravens’ Short, IR’s Binko

Jessie Prillaman started knocking goals in during her freshman year at Caesar Rodney High and never stopped. Prillaman leaves the Riders having scored 104 career goals. And she was once again honored statewide. Prillaman was one of three downstate players to make the state’s Top XI, named by the Delaware High School Girls Soccer Coaches […]