Cape Henlopen deals Smyrna first loss of season in boys lacrosse

LEWES – It took nearly six minutes to put the first goal on the scoreboard, but once the ball hit the back of the net halfway through the first quarter the goals just kept coming for Cape Henlopen High Wednesday night. Cape rolled to an 18-1 boys’ lacrosse win over Henlopen North opponent Smyrna High, […]

Ashby’s OT goal sends Vikings past Indians for first time in six years

LEWES — When the ball left her foot, she didn’t even think it was going to go in. Cape Henlopen High freshman Lily Ashby scored the game-winning goal from 35 yards out in overtime to send the Vikings past Indian River High, 4-3, in a physical girls’ soccer match Tuesday night. “I was hoping it […]

Unbeaten Dover girls tennis team sweeps Vikings

DOVER — Erika Synoski was facing an opponent she had yet to play against. It didn’t change her approach, or the end result, Wednesday afternoon. The Dover High sophomore earned a 6-0, 6-0 sweep in the first singles position to help lead the unbeaten Senators to a 5-0 team win over previously unbeaten Cape Henlopen […]

Local high school roundup: Johnson’s 2nd homer of game lifts Cape past Middletown 4-3

Luke Johnson smacked a pair of homeruns, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Cape Henlopen High edged Middletown, 4-3, in non-conference baseball on Saturday. Johnson went 2-for-4 with three RBI for the Vikings (4-2) while Robbie Baxley also had a pair of hits and scored a run. Starting pitcher Mason […]

Cape Henlopen girls seeking 11th straight state lacrosse title

LEWES — Entering her third season, Lindsey Underwood may be facing her toughest challenge yet as head coach of the Cape Henlopen High girls’ lacrosse program. After losing 10 seniors from last year’s state championship team, Underwood’s Vikings hope to see a wave of youth help lead the team to the program’s 11th consecutive state […]

Vikings set to defend baseball state title

LEWES — Last season’s historic state championship run had been a few years in the making for the Cape Henlopen High baseball program. After falling 10-2 to Appoquinimink High in the 2015 DIAA title game, the Vikings made consecutive quarterfinal appearances in 2016 and 2017. The Vikings finally got over the hump and captured the […]

St. Elizabeth dominates Cape Henlopen in quarterfinals

DOVER — Pat Woods believed his Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball team had gotten better since the last time it faced St. Elizabeth. The only problem was, St. E’s had gotten better, too. Top-seeded St. Elizabeth and its talented junior guard, Ber’Nyah Ward-Mayo, turned up the pressure early and ran away to a 57-33 score […]

Cape girls cruise to 55-17 2nd round win over St. Georges Tech

LEWES — Defense has been a point of emphasis for Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball coach Pat Woods this season. But even he appeared a bit surprised when his eighth-seeded Cape squad held the ninth-seeded St. Georges Tech High offense to under 20 points in Friday night’s 55-17 victory in the second round of the […]

Cape Henlopen defeats Woodbridge 56-42 for Henlopen Conference girls basketball title

DOVER — A year ago, Cape Henlopen High finished only 10-10 and missed making the DIAA state tournament. But that doesn’t mean the Vikings couldn’t set their sights pretty high this season. On Friday night, Cape added a Henlopen Conference title to its already-impressive resume after beating previously-undefeated Woodbridge, 56-42, in the league girls’ basketball […]

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. […]