CR survives man-down, edges Appo 2-1 to make D-I soccer final

DOVER — The game was following the exact same script as a year ago. For the second season in a row, the Caesar Rodney boys’ soccer team found itself playing a man-down against Appoquinimink High in the Division I state semifinals. Only this time, the Riders ensured it would end differently. Lyod Coutilien’s second-half goal […]

CR boys, Smyrna girls place top three at state cross country championships

FELTON — After taking a fall during the race, Josephine Ledford recovered and made up for her lost time. The Lake Forest High sophomore was still able to place 11th in the Division II girls’ race during Saturday afternoon’s DIAA cross country state championship meet at Killens Pond State Park. “I was OK,” said Ledford. […]

Riders blank Middletown 4-0 in D-I soccer quarterfinals

MILFORD — Monroe Hite headed the ball down across the face of the goal and there was Spencer Ott rushing to meet it. Ott made no mistake, banging it into the back of the net with his head. “We’ve worked on that a million times,” Ott said. “Monroe delivered right to where I was. Right […]

Dover routs rival CR 54-22, hopes for D-I tournament bid

CAMDEN — With their state tournament lives on the line, Dover High’s football players knew all they could do was win the game in front of them. So that’s what they did. The Senators reeled off 27 first-quarter points and never looked back, cruising to a 54-22 victory over Caesar Rodney on Friday night in […]

Senators in tourney hunt but rival CR aims to spoil their chances

DOVER — A month ago, Dover High’s state tournament dreams were all but dead. But three straight victories have brought them back to life. Now, perhaps the only thing that stands in the Senators’ football playoff path is rival Caesar Rodney. The Senators (4-2 Henlopen North, 5-4 overall) and Riders (3-3 North, 3-6 overall) square […]

Underclassmen rule at Henlopen Conference cross country championship

FELTON — Underclassmen ruled the day at the Henlopen Conference cross country championships. Caesar Rodney High junior Blaise Moyer won the boys’ race while Lake Forest High sophomore Josephine Ledford took home the girls’ crown at the conference championship meet hosted at Killens Pond State Park on Saturday afternoon. Cape Henlopen won the boys’ team […]

Riders notch Henlopen Conference three-peat with 2-0 boys’ soccer win

GEORGETOWN — It was only a matter of time for Lyod Coutilien. The Caesar Rodney High senior forward aggressively applied pressure in front of the net for most of the game. It finally paid off in the 53rd minute as he slipped past the goalkeeper and hit the back of the net for the go-ahead […]

Local roundup: Riders advance in volleyball tourney

Caesar Rodney High knocked off Dickinson High in straight sets, 3-0, in the first round of the DIAA state volleyball tournament on Thursday night. The Riders, seeded 10th, advanced to play No. 7 Conrad on Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s. Conrad was one of eight teams to have a first-round bye in the […]

Sanchez hurls 4 touchdown passes as Smyrna rips CR 44-23

CAMDEN — When Smyrna High gets its spread offense cranked up, sometimes it feels like touchdowns can come from anywhere on the field. It was like that at times on Friday night. Quarterback Aiden Sanchez threw four scoring passes and five of the Eagles’ TD came from 21 yards out or farther as the Eagles […]

Caesar Rodney erases early deficit, nips Cape Henlopen 31-28

LEWES — It took a few adjustments, but once the Caesar Rodney High ground game got going, it was difficult to slow down. The Riders used a strong second-half performance to erase an early double-digit deficit and come away with a 31-28 road victory over Cape Henlopen High Friday night. It marks CR’s second consecutive […]