Mason returns to Polytech as head football coach

WOODSIDE — When Robert Mason talked with Polytech High’s football players on Wednesday, it was a little bit more of a reunion than a first meeting. Mason had been an assistant with the Panthers from 2013-16, coaching this year’s juniors when they were freshmen. “They were excited to see me back,” he said, “and I’m […]

Local roundup: Dover edges Polytech in boys’ lacrosse

Raeshawn Alexander scored the game-winning goal as Dover High edged Polytech, 9-8, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ lacrosse on Friday evening. The contest was part of the annual Dave Reynolds Lacrosse Festival, which continues today at Wesley College’s Miller Stadium. The Senators improved to 2-2 in the North, 6-2 overall while the Panthers fell […]

Local college notes: Dover High grad Allen announces transfer from Rider

Dover High product Jordan Allen is transferring from Rider University, he announced on his Instagram this week. Allen had just finished his sophomore year with the Rider men’s basketball team. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Allen started 11 of 31 games this season for Rider and averaged 10.1 points per game. “Thank […]

Velazquez, Dover grab 5-4 baseball win over rival Caesar Rodney

DOVER — The ball went screaming off of Brandon Hatch’s bat, right in the direction of Dom Velazquez’ head. Luckily for Velazquez, his reflexes were a little faster than the line drive. Ducking his head to the side, the Dover High pitched snared the ball and then tossed it to first base for a game-ending […]

Sussex Tech’s Warrington hurls 3-hitter, strikes out 11 in 4-0 shutout over Milford

GEORGETOWN — With two outs and a pair of runners in scoring position in the top of the sixth inning, Sussex Tech High’s Matt Warrington used just three pitches to earn an inning-ending strikeout. The three-pitch at bat ended the Milford High scoring threat and preserved a 4-0 shutout win at home for the Ravens. […]

Local roundup: Neubauer announces retirement from DIAA executive position

Tommie Neubauer will retire this August from his position as Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) executive director. Neubauer announced his retirement on Thursday afternoon during the DIAA Board of Directors monthly meeting. He had been the DIAA’s executive director for the last three years. He took the position after his predecessor Kevin Charles retired. Neubauer […]

Local roundup: Smyrna girls defeat Dover 10-7 in Henlopen girls lacrosse

Six different players scored goals for Smyrna High as the Eagles topped Dover, 10-7, in Henlopen Conference girls’ lacrosse on Wednesday evening. Julie Snow netted three goals and an assist for Smyrna (5-2), which led 3-1 at halftime. Emma Mayhew and Madison Simpson both netted two goals while Madison Fillo, Madison Graham (1 assist) and […]

Miller gets 21 saves, Smyrna defeats Dover 6-4 in boys lacrosse

SMYRNA — There were so many shots for Matt Miller to save, the Smyrna High senior goalie gave up on trying to keep track. “I stopped counting,” Miller said with a chuckle. Very few of those shots found the net, though. It all added up to a career-high save total for Miller. Miller made 21 […]

Unbeaten Dover girls tennis team sweeps Vikings

DOVER — Erika Synoski was facing an opponent she had yet to play against. It didn’t change her approach, or the end result, Wednesday afternoon. The Dover High sophomore earned a 6-0, 6-0 sweep in the first singles position to help lead the unbeaten Senators to a 5-0 team win over previously unbeaten Cape Henlopen […]

Defending state softball champion Eagles win 25th straight, blank Dover 10-0

It’s been a little more than a calendar year since the Smyrna High softball team last lost a game. The Eagles haven’t shown any signs of slowing down. Smyrna defeated Dover High 10-0 in five innings in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division matchup on Tuesday afternoon. Both teams entered the contest unbeaten at 6-0. But […]