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 […]

CR was only place for Johnson

 CAMDEN — No Henlopen Conference volleyball team before or since has made it as far as that 2010 Caesar Rodney High squad. The Riders were the first downstate school to reach the DIAA state semifinals. They even got to play in the Carpenter Center before finishing fourth in the state. Just a junior on that […]

Niezgoda back at CR as field hockey coach

CAMDEN — Lauren Niezgoda wasn’t really interested in field hockey. Not when she was a kid, anyway. She was in fifth grade when her mom, Brandi, talked her into going to a one-day camp for the sport. “I was just kind of nervous about meeting new people,” Niezgoda recalled. “I didn’t really want to go. […]

CR product Williams joins Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame

Caesar Rodney High grad Dave Williams heads a group of seven inductees in this year’s class of honorees for the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame. The group will be honored on June 15 at Frawley Stadium before the Wilmington Blue Rocks’ game against the Lynchburg Hillcats. Others being inducted are player/coaches Joe and Rob Limmina […]

Riders fall to Appo 79-58 in boys tourney quarterfinals

MIDDLETOWN — Caesar Rodney High had hung around for one half of basketball. The Riders began to make their run early in the third quarter, closing within two points of Appoquinimink High. But the fifth-seeded Jaguars had a response. And their run lasted the rest of the game. Appoquinimink pulled away down the stretch to […]

Tatnall eliminates Rider girls 63-35 in state tourney second round

CAMDEN — If Caesar Rodney High’s two girls’ basketball seniors wanted to pack it in, last year was their chance. But Haley Hansen and Lillian Ayers hung in through the Riders’ tough 6-14 campaign a year ago. Their reward was helping CR get back on track and return to the DIAA state tournament this winter. […]

3-point spree lifts CR past Laurel 95-65 into boys quarterfinals

LAUREL — The green light is always on for the Caesar Rodney High boys’ basketball team. And the Riders aren’t shy about letting the ball fly. Caesar Rodney drained 12 three-pointers on its way to a 95-65 victory at fourth seed Laurel High in the second round of the DIAA state tournament on Thursday night. […]