Caesar Rodney erases early deficit, nips Cape Henlopen 31-28

LEWES — It took a few adjustments, but once the Caesar Rodney High ground game got going, it was difficult to slow down. The Riders used a strong second-half performance to erase an early double-digit deficit and come away with a 31-28 road victory over Cape Henlopen High Friday night. It marks CR’s second consecutive […]

Local roundup: Sussex Central wins battle of Georgetown over Sussex Tech 30-16

Sussex Central High downed Sussex Tech, 30-16, in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division football matchup on Friday night. The victory was the fourth in a row for the Golden Knights (4-1 North, 6-1 overall). Central has also won 16 straight home games. The Ravens are 2-2 in the North, 3-4 overall. Lake Forest 44, Seaford […]

Week 7 Pigskin Picks

Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 50-26 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 50-26 Ben Heck, Delaware State News: 52-24 Glenn Frazer, Radio 105.9-FM: 54-22 Zach Parnes, WBOC-TV: 51-25 Friday’s high school games High school games start at 7 p.m. Polytech (0-3, 1-5) at Dover (1-2, 2-4) It’s been a couple tough weeks for the Senators, who […]

Clark scores overtime winner as Dover nips Polytech 1-0 in field hockey

DOVER — It’s not like Polytech High wasn’t applying pressure inside the circle. The Panthers’ offensive attack drew 16 penalty corners and peppered Dover High’s defensive unit with 19 shots. But Dover’s back line held strong and Richana Brown fended off each shot that came in the junior goalkeeper’s general direction. After 60 minutes of […]

Quarterback Woodlin emerging as Riders star

CAMDEN — Tremere Woodlin felt the pocket forming around him and kept his eyes downfield. The Caesar Rodney High quarterback took a couple of steps forward and heaved the ball over everyone. That is, everyone except the on-rushing receiver Corey Handy. “I just trusted in my line that I would be able to step up […]

Athlete of the Week: Chelsea Johnson, Dover High School

Dover High field hockey’s Chelsea Johnson was voted by readers as the Week 6 Delaware State News Athlete of the Week for her performance on the field. Johnson, a junior attack, scored one of the Senators’ two goals in a 2-1 win over Woodbridge High Oct. 8. She followed it up with a two-goal performance […]

Local roundup: Eagles win final two sets to edge Riders 3-2 in volleyball

Smyrna High won the final two sets to rally for a 3-2 victory over Caesar Rodney High on Thursday night in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division volleyball matchup. The Eagles trailed 2-1 before forcing a fifth set with a 25-17 result in the fourth. They then won the decisive set 15-7. Smyrna took the first […]

Simpson, Wesley set to rebound from loss

DOVER — It’s been four years since Chuck Simpson’s first Wesley College football camp. It only feels like it was yesterday. Simpson quickly learned he wasn’t in high school any more. “I just remember Coach (Mike) Drass just out there yelling and on everybody,” the senior receiver said with a smile. “I was like, ‘Whoa.’ […]

Delaware Thunder wrapping up training camp, excited for inaugural season

HARRINGTON – The road to the National Hockey League (NHL) can be long and treacherous, with many stops in between. For 23 players, the road to the pinnacle of professional ice hockey is set to continue Oct. 25, when the Delaware Thunder take the ice at the Centre Ice Arena at the Delaware State Fairgrounds […]

Ehlers sisters lead Indian River volleyball team to 3-1 upset over Smyrna

DAGSBORO — It’s been a long time coming, but the Indian River High volleyball program was finally been able to get the monkey off its back. Indian River defeated Smyrna High, 3-1, Tuesday night at home to move to 10-2. The victory avenges IR’s 2017 and ’18 Henlopen Conference championship losses to the Eagles. In […]