Caesar Rodney’s Arndt makes the grade on and off the track

CAMDEN — Keely Arndt can study just about anywhere. Whether it was going over vocabulary on a 5 a.m. bus ride to a track meet or studying calculus while sitting in the middle of an indoor competition at Kutztown University, the Caesar Rodney High senior can always find time to get in some schoolwork. “It’s […]

Determination has taken Caesar Rodney’s Hansen a long way

MAGNOLIA — Playing sports didn’t always come easily for Haley Hansen. She was never the tallest or fastest. Still, as a kid, playing basketball was her “heart and soul.” But Hansen was cut from the Postlethwait Middle School squad as a sixth-grader. She made the team in seventh grade but ended up quitting for a […]

Local college notebook: Bossard happy to be back in football at DSU

DOVER — The last time Bryan Bossard wasn’t involved with football during the fall, he figures he was 10 years old. The Dover native was just getting ready to play flag football at Towne Point then. Considering that Bossard is now 52, it had been a while. “It was weird,” he said. “I missed it. […]

CR lax duo just coming into their own as seniors

CAMDEN — Sean Wooleyhand has known for a while that the game wouldn’t be played. But the Caesar Rodney High senior midfielder still knew the Riders were supposed to play Cape Henlopen on Wednesday night. The showdown with the Vikings is always one of CR’s biggest games of the year. And the fact that Cape […]

CR grad Stevenson set for fresh start with Hens

DOVER — Demetrius Stevenson was torn between the two. The Caesar Rodney High lacrosse standout had verbally committed to Rutgers. But he was intrigued by Delaware, which had just hired a new head coach in Ben DeLuca. “It was a big decision, kind of going back and forth between sticking with my commitment to Rutgers […]

Wrestling is opening doors for Caesar Rodney’s Dean

CAMDEN — It’s not like Philadelphia is right around the corner from Hartly. Jackson Dean quickly realized that he was spending more time driving than he was on the wrestling mat. “Three hours of driving for about an hour and a half of practice,” said the Caesar Rodney High senior. “A couple nights a week.” […]

From the sports editor: Candeloro will miss Blue-Gold this year

Dan Candeloro has always had a certain fondness for the Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game. It started when he represented Dickinson High in the 1982 contest. “For me, playing in it 30-some years ago, it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me,” said Candeloro, now the Caesar Rodney head coach. So it was […]

CR grad Aloe was able to mix lacrosse with academics

NEWARK — As a long-time athlete, Thomas Aloe has celebrated a lot of big moments in his life. But this one was as exciting as any of them. In January, the Delaware lacrosse player and Caesar Rodney High grad found out he’d been accepted into Rutgers’ dental school. “When I had my interview there, I […]

Spring athletes can only wait, hope

Jeff Gravatt was driving somewhere on Monday morning when he started thinking about baseball. In a perfect world, his Caesar Rodney High baseball team would be getting ready to open the season with a showdown at Dover this afternoon. But, of course, it’s not a perfect world right now. “It really hit me this morning,” […]

Former Rider Harmon traded by Patriots to Lions

After seven seasons, Duron Harmon’s time with the New England Patriots has come to a close. Harmon, a 2009 Caesar Rodney High graduate, was traded by the Patriots to the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. The 29-year-old defensive back had spent his entire NFL career with New England after being drafted in the third round in […]