Cape edges Polytech 1-0 in semifinals, seeks D-I hockey three-peat

GEORGETOWN — Samantha Connors has played in big games before. It’s not a new concept for the Cape Henlopen High sophomore, but she certainly waited for the perfect opportunity to score her first DIAA state tournament goal. Connors’ first half score Thursday night sent the top-seeded Vikings past Polytech High, 1-0, in the Division I […]

Smyrna QB has put scary hit behind him

SMYRNA — Just a few minutes earlier, Aidan Sanchez was laying flat on his back in the middle of a football field. But, as he was being transported by an ambulance to the hospital, there was only one thing the Smyrna High quarterback wanted to know. “I kept asking for game updates,” said Sanchez. “The […]

Athlete of the Week: Eric Samuels, Dover High School

Dover High’s Eric Samuels was voted by readers as the Week 10 Delaware State News Athlete of the Week for his performance on the field. In a 54-22 football win over rival Caesar Rodney High last Friday, Samuels was a key component for the Senators’ defensive unit. The Dover senior recorded 9.5 tackles, 2.5 sacks, […]

Cordrey’s overtime goal lifts Indian River to first field hockey state final

GEORGETOWN — As Rylie Cordrey was setting up for the shot, she didn’t have a single thing running through her mind. The Indian River High senior, using an assist from junior teammate Kayler Townsend, netted the game-winning goal in overtime to send the Indians past Lake Forest High, 2-1, in Wednesday night’s DIAA Division II […]

CR survives man-down, edges Appo 2-1 to make D-I soccer final

DOVER — The game was following the exact same script as a year ago. For the second season in a row, the Caesar Rodney boys’ soccer team found itself playing a man-down against Appoquinimink High in the Division I state semifinals. Only this time, the Riders ensured it would end differently. Lyod Coutilien’s second-half goal […]

Delmar tops Tatnall 5-1 in D-II semifinals, eyes 4th straight hockey title

DOVER — The Delmar High field hockey team is no stranger to the thrill of a state title game. And the Wildcats are headed back there. “It’s the kind of feeling that you can’t get anywhere else,” said junior midfielder Olivia Twilley. “It’s kind of once in a lifetime. It’s just amazing.” Twilley scored a […]

Local roundup: 3rd-seeded IR falls to 2-seed Friends 3-1 in D-II soccer semis

Third-seeded Indian River High fell behind early and could never catch up, eventually losing to No. 2 Wilmington Friends, 3-1, in the DIAA Division II boys’ soccer state semifinals on Wednesday night. Evan Arai’s goal in the first three minutes gave the Quakers the lead for good before Oryem Kilama’s goal put Friends up 2-0 […]

Wesley notebook: Williams, Wolverines not ready for season to end

DOVER — Sure, Coray Williams can remember when he was a freshman. Back then, the Wesley College senior strong safety thought his college career would last forever. “I just remember, my freshman year, listening to the seniors give their senior speech,” said Williams. “I was like, ‘I’ve got years until this comes.’ But now it’s […]

Polytech to leave Henlopen Conference after 2020-21 school year

WOODSIDE — Polytech High announced on Tuesday night that it will be leaving the Henlopen Conference in all sports following the 2020-21 school year. The announcement comes after Polytech forfeited the final two games of its football season because of a dwindling number of players during the course of the year. It lost several players […]

DSU women top UD for first time 67-64

NEWARK — Lyric Turner sank a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left as Delaware State held off Delaware, 67-64, in women’s basketball at the Carpenter Center on Tuesday night at the Carpenter Center. It was the Hornets’ first victory over the Blue Hens in 12 all-time meetings between the state’s only two NCAA […]