Local products Fleetwood, Parker eye NCAA wrestling tournament

Two Henlopen Conference products will be ending their collegiate wrestling careers on the NCAA’s biggest stage. Brent Fleetwood, a Smyrna High graduate, and Zack Parker, a Caesar Rodney High grad, each qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Action begins today and goes through Saturday at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Fleetwood, […]

CR baseball team has something to prove

CAMDEN — The thing was, Ryan Rigby didn’t even hurt his right elbow throwing a baseball. The Caesar Rodney High athlete suffered the injury while he was wrestling. But surgery is surgery and the Riders’ junior just tried to take the setback in stride. “It was better now than later,” said Rigby, who underwent Tommy […]

CR product Johnson excited as he takes over as Rider boys lacrosse head coach

CAMDEN — Brooks Johnson wasn’t taken by surprise when Matt Faircloth decided to step down. Faircloth, the Caesar Rodney High boys’ lacrosse head coach, had talked about it with Johnson, one of his assistants. Still, the chance to be his alma mater’s head coach came a little bit sooner than the 26-year-old Johnson expected. “It […]

Caesar Rodney falls to Glasgow in first Unified basketball championship

NEWARK — The Caesar Rodney High Unified basketball team didn’t get to celebrate the state championship it was hoping for. But the Riders left the Bob Carpenter Center with their heads held high. “They did amazing,” said CR coach Nate Threatts. “They worked so hard. They did everything I coached them to do and it […]

CR’s boys tourney run ends with 58-41 quarterfinal loss

DOVER — Trailing by 13 points at the halftime break, the Caesar Rodney boys’ basketball team came out with plenty of energy and passion in the second half Saturday afternoon. The fourth-seeded Riders brought the score to within six points with just over three minutes to play in the third quarter, but eventually fifth-seeded St. […]

Late free throws key CR boys to 57-48 2nd round win

CAMDEN — Jaden Corbett knows the importance of making free throws. He and his Caesar Rodney High teammates practice shooting them every day. It paid off Thursday night as the fourth-seeded Riders went 12-for-12 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter of the team’s 57-48 win over Tower Hill in the second round […]

Eagles, Riders advance combined 14 wrestlers to DIAA semifinals

LEWES — Leading up to Friday’s DIAA individual state championships, Caesar Rodney High coach Dan Rigby wanted to be sure his wrestlers were relaxed and enjoying the moment. “I think a lot of our guys just do really well when there’s no pressure,” Rigby said. “This week we’ve kind of been relaxed and we told […]

College notebook: CR product Green receives 3rd straight MAC swimmer of year award at Widener

Three years ago, Aaron Green proved he was the top male swimmer in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Nobody was able to knock the Caesar Rodney High grad off that spot ever since. Now a senior at Widener University, Green was named the MAC Swimmer of the Year at the conference’s championship meet last weekend. Green […]

Dover boys earn No. 2 seed as basketball brackets are announced

DOVER – Unbeaten Dover High earned the No. 2 seed in the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament bracket that was announced this afternoon. No. 4 Caesar Rodney also earned a first-round bye when the 24-team tourney gets underway on Tuesday. A total of eight downstate schools made the bracket. Sanford is the No. 1 seed. […]

CR’s Jackson Dean looks to rebound for another state title

CAMDEN — Jackson Dean was on pace to do something no Caesar Rodney High wrestler had done before. Until he was thrown off course last year. But that setback has fueled Dean to a dominant junior season. Dean is seeded first in the 145-pound weight class at the DIAA individual wrestling state tournament which begins […]