From the Sports editor: Snell’s life is in a better place now

WILMINGTON — Every pitcher’s first Major League win is a dream come true. But, even by those standards, Ian Snell’s first Big League victory was pretty cool. On Sept. 19, 2005, the Caesar Rodney High grad allowed just three singles in eight innings in blanking the Astros, 7-0. Houston ended up going to the World […]

Snell joins Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame: CR grad pitched 7 seasons in major leagues

WILMINGTON — Getting drafted by a major league baseball team could have been a pretty cool moment for Ian Snell. But the former Caesar Rodney High pitcher just remembers that the Pittsburgh Pirates took him in “only” the 26th round. “I was like, I should have been a top 10 pick,” said Snell. “I just […]

From the sports editor: Robinson still knows how to lead

DOVER — Dave Robinson had been Bill Collick’s sixth-grade football coach. So when Robinson asked Collick to come meet with him in 2010, the former Delaware State coach knew he needed to be there. At the time, Robinson was the interim superintendent at Cape Henlopen and Collick was retired from coaching. Robinson wanted Collick to […]

DIAA honors Dave Robinson with Lifetime Achievement Award: Former Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen superintendent has played major sports role

DOVER — In a lot of ways, Dave Robinson could be the poster boy for the DIAA. A standout football lineman for Lewes High, he went on to become a coach and then a high school administrator. But Robinson always stayed involved in athletics, serving on the board of directors and the football state tournament […]

Salesianum pulls away from CR for fourth straight boys lacrosse title 14-9

BEAR — Caesar Rodney High didn’t show up Monday night looking for a moral victory. The Riders wanted a genuine one. So knowing they gave favored Salesianum all it could handle in the DIAA boys’ lacrosse state championship game wasn’t much consolation for CR’s players. The top-seeded Sals still used a big five-goal run late […]

Riders score early but fall to Padua 5-1 in Division I girls soccer final

BEAR — For over 35 minutes, Caesar Rodney High’s girls’ soccer team was living the dream. The Riders surprised top-seeded Padua with a goal in the first three minutes and then rode that lead for most of the half. But the Pandas changed everything just before halftime. Padua erupted for two quick goals in the […]

CR boys lacrosse, girls soccer teams facing big challenge in state finals

DOVER — For both of these Caesar Rodney High teams, the storylines never seem to change. Again, the Riders’ girls’ soccer team will try to claim the program’s first DIAA state crown. And, for the sixth time in their seven championship-game appearances, it’s mighty Padua standing in CR’s path. It’s a little bit different for […]

Riders in 7th girls soccer title game: CR nips Force 3-2 in D-I semifinal soccer shootout

DOVER — That’s the thing about soccer shootouts. Once each team gets past their fifth shots, the contests can end in a heartbeat or they can go on seemingly forever. So when Wilmington Charter standout Sheyenne Allen chipped a shot just to the left of the post, Caesar Rodney High goalie Morgan Desaulniers was as […]

Riders defeat Wilmington Friends 12-5 to reach boys lacrosse title game

BEAR — For the first time in five years, Caesar Rodney High will have a chance to play for a boys’ lacrosse state championship. The second-seeded Riders downed Wilmington Friends 12-5 in the semifinals on Wednesday night at Caravel Academy. CR advanced to play Salesianum on either Friday or Saturday night at a time and […]

Roundup: Caesar Rodney boys advance to lacrosse semifinals

Josh Cosden scored seven goals to lead Caesar Rodney High to a 14-7 victory over Appoquinimink High in the quarterfinals of the DIAA boys’ lacrosse state tournament on Saturday. The Riders, the tournament’s second seed, advanced to play sixth-seeded Wilmington Friends on Wednesday. The contest will be played at Caravel Academy (8 p.m.). Noah Longest […]