Blue-Gold game a tradition for Tkach family

NEWARK — When Mike Tkach took an assistant coaching job at Cape Henlopen High several years ago, Patrick Tkach had a choice to make. He could either stay at Caesar Rodney High for his last two years of high school, or he could follow his father down to Cape. He chose the latter. After spending […]

Cape Henlopen breaks Sals’ hold on state lacrosse crown

CAMDEN — State titles aren’t captured in one, single game, of course. Cape Henlopen High’s boys’ lacrosse players put in years of hard work and sacrifice to earn the right to lift a state championship trophy on Thursday night. The top-seeded Vikings’ crowning moment was a hard-earned 12-10 victory over No. 3 Salesianum in the […]

Cape seeks to end Sallies’ boys lacrosse state title streak

LEWES — Cape Henlopen High already ended one of Salesianum School’s streaks earlier this season. The top-seeded Vikings have set their sights on ending another one in tonight’s boys’ lacrosse state title game. When the Cape boys defeated Salesianum, 12-8, on April 12 at Wesley College, it ended the program’s 31-game in-state win streak (including […]

Appoquinimink nips Cape Henlopen 4-3 in state baseball semifinals

WILMINGTON — Cape Henlopen High held a lead for more than 24 hours. Appoquinimink High only led for two innings, but it was all the Jaguars needed. Appoquinimink, the top seed, scored twice in the bottom of the fifth for a 4-3 victory over Cape Henlopen in the DIAA baseball state tournament semifinals on Friday […]

Local roundup: Stormy weather wipes out tournament games

WILMINGTON — Severe weather has once again forced changes to the DIAA state tournament schedules. Both semifinal baseball games and the lone boys’ lacrosse contest that were scheduled for Thursday were postponed. The first baseball game at Wilmington’s Frawley Stadium Thursday between No. 12 seed Cape Henlopen High and top-seeded Appoquinimink was able to get […]

Lightning sparks Cape to 16-9 boys lacrosse semifinal win over Archmere

BEAR — Lightning forced the Cape Henlopen High boys’ lacrosse team off the field before the skies opened up and kept the Vikings in the locker room for another hour and a half. Truthfully, Cape Henlopen didn’t mind the break. The Vikings were only up a goal but then rallied for seven unanswered after the […]

Defending champion Cape Henlopen in baseball semifinals: No. 12 Vikings shock No. 4 Senators 3-1

DOVER — Last year was Cape Henlopen High’s year. With a nucleus of talented seniors, the Vikings captured the school’s first DIAA baseball state title. But somebody forgot to tell Cape’s current players that this is only supposed to be a rebuilding season. The 12th-seeded Vikings earned a return trip to the state semifinals after […]

Local roundup: Johnson homers, strike out 11 as Cape nips Milford 3-2 in baseball tournament

Luke Johnson struck out 11 and hit a home run to lead Cape Henlopen High to a 3-2 victory over Milford High in the second round of the DIAA state baseball tournament on Saturday. The No. 12 Vikings advanced to play fourth-seeded Dover in the second round on Tuesday. The same two teams met last […]

11 in a row for Vikings: Cape Henlopen tops Archmere 15-8 for latest girls lax title

DOVER — There are certainly a lot bigger numbers out there than 11. But if you’re talking about consecutive state championships, 11 is a pretty impressive number in anybody’s book. Top-seeded Cape Henlopen High extended the state’s longest-running success story with another commanding win, this one by a 15-8 score over No. 2 Archmere to […]

Cape Henlopen blanks CR 10-0 in baseball state tournament opener

LEWES — When Jackson Ostroski stepped into the batter’s box, he didn’t even realize the bases were loaded. He was too busy looking for his pitch to drive. It wasn’t until the Cape Henlopen High senior was standing on second base following his bases-clearing double that it dawned on him he just drove in three […]