Harrington Raceway’s 74th season opens Monday with no spectators

HARRINGTON — Although a lot will be different when Harrington Raceway opens without spectators for its 74th season of live harness racing Monday, some things will remain familiar. Most notably perhaps is the return of 2019 Delaware Valley USHWA Harrington Raceway horse of the meet Slick Tony (7/2, Russell Foster), who is slated to make […]

From the sports editor: After 65 years, Blue-Gold streak temporarily interrupted

Canceling the game was inevitable, really. But that doesn’t mean officially calling off this year’s Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game was any less painful. Even on a teleconference, DFRC executive director Tony Glenn said it was an emotional moment for the game’s board of trustees. “There were a lot of tears, there were people just breaking […]

Local college notebook: Middletown marches have personal meaning for DSU’s Caputo

DOVER — Plenty of college coaches have been on social media lately, lending their support to the call for social justice. But Delaware State women’s basketball coach Dave Caputo thinks actions speak louder. That’s why he took part in a pair of marches held recently in Middletown, where he lives. One of the demonstrations attracted […]

Guidelines announced for return of youth sports

DOVER — Youth sports will be coming back as Delaware begins the second phase of its reopening from the shutdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. But Gov. John Carney warned there are some changes that will take some getting used to. “The new normal is just different,” Gov. Carney said during his […]

Dover officials support NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban

DOVER — The Civil War ended 155 years ago. Some of the battles it left behind, though, are still being fought. NASCAR took a widely-debated step on Wednesday by banning the display of the Confederate battle flag at its events. The ripples from that contentious debate reached to Dover International Speedway, which is slated to […]

Lake’s Thompson opts to stay near home with Hornets

DOVER — Kris Thompson remembers when the lightbulb first went on. It was during his sophomore football season at Lake Forest High and he switched from linebacker to the defensive line. Up until then, Thompson was just a big, athletic kid who played the sport because he could. “One of our linemen got hurt and […]

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races and properties

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and properties on Wednesday, formally distancing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism that had been a familiar sight at stock car events for more than 70 years. The move comes amid social unrest around the globe following the death in police […]

Despite injury, Dover’s Hutchins an ironman for Hens

DOVER — Jordan Hutchins knew something was going on with his right shoulder. But he had no idea how bad it was until he tried to throw the day after injuring it. “I couldn’t throw a baseball 10 feet,” said the former Dover High standout. “My shoulder wouldn’t let me. It hurt too bad. “I […]

Dover grad Floyd happy to finally be healthy again

DOVER — Dmitri Floyd’s body had already taken a beating. In his last year at Dover High, the standout catcher broke the same bone in his left wrist three times. Then, after his freshman season at UMBC, Floyd had to undergo surgery on his right shoulder. But an off-the-field incident that happened to him that […]

Racing back on track at Delmar

DELMAR — The energy and excitement was palpable as dirt track racing resumed at Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night. The races were held under state-mandated guidelines and restrictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic at Charlie Cathell’s half-mile oval. Joseph Watson and Donald Lingo, Jr. were the headline winners in their divisions as they […]