Lake Forest grad helps get all-star soccer game played

FELTON — Nobody was happy about their spring sports seasons being canceled, of course. But it was especially difficult for high school seniors. They left their athletic careers behind with no sense of completion — no senior night, no all-star game. Lake Forest High’s Alexa McCracken didn’t want to let that opportunity slip by without […]

Milstead thinks it’s time for ‘Skins to change

DOVER — When Rod Milstead signed with the Redskins in 1998, he couldn’t have imagined anything better. The former Delaware State offensive lineman was born in Washington, D.C. So actually getting to play for the NFL team he’d always loved was pretty cool. “It was a big dream of mine to be able to come […]

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

WASHINGTON — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football […]

Fan friendly? Dover awaits word from Carney if fans can attend August races

DOVER — There will be an unprecedented six NASCAR events run over the span of three days at Dover International Speedway from Aug. 21-23, with 1,347 total combined laps being contested among four different racing series on the high-banked, one-mile oval racetrack. Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway, said any way you […]

Youth volunteer: Greco helps keep Dover Little League running

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Delaware State News would like to feature some of the volunteers who keep youth sports going downstate.This week, Betty Greco of Dover Little League was nominated. If you would like to nominate someone, e-mail their name and some background information to sports@newszap.com. DOVER — Betty Greco has never coached a Little League […]

Local college notebook: Brunner helped sell Gannon on Hens

Rich Gannon was only in eighth grade the first time he saw a Delaware football game. His brother, John, was a freshman for the Blue Hens so Rich and his parents went to a game in Newark. Gannon just remembers how impressed he was with Delaware’s quarterback that day, Scott Brunner. “I was just blown […]

Drydene to sponsor four races in August at Dover

DOVER – Drydene Performance Products will sponsor two NASCAR Cup Series races and two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Dover International Speedway on Aug. 22-23 as part of the Monster Mile’s “Drydene Doubleheader Weekend.” Drydene will also be the primary sponsor for NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie during the entire race weekend. The announcement […]

Wesley plans to keep athletics

DOVER — Wesley College now knows that its future lies as part of Delaware State. And there’s a lot of details that need to be worked out in the coming school year as Wesley becomes part of DSU. But Wesley officials also said on Thursday that they expect athletics to remain a part of its […]

Monster weekend: 6 NASCAR races in 3 days in August at Dover

DOVER — Dover International Speedway sat silent when its spring NASCAR weekend in May was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That will hardly be the case in August, as officials from Dover International Speedway announced on Wednesday that the “Monster Mile” will host an unprecedented NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at the track on Aug. […]

Local Pop Warner league cancels fall season

DOVER — Dale Webb hasn’t been sleeping very well lately. As the president of the Henlopen Conference Pop Warner football league, he’s been weighing whether to go forward with the fall season or not. And he knew, whichever decision he made, some people were going to be unhappy with it. In the end, however, the […]