High school notebook: Swim teams may be looking for new homes

The coronavirus pandemic has already brought plenty of changes to high school fall sports. But it’s also starting to have an impact on winter ones, too. Because of state restrictions on pool capacities right now, schools that practice and compete in YMCA pools may have to find new facilities for their programs. The loss of […]

Smith fulfills his goal of working at Cape

LEWES — If things had worked out a little differently, Kevin Smith would have been at Cape Henlopen High all along. In 2013, when Smith was first looking to move to Delaware, former Cape football coach Bill Collick offered Smith a job on his staff. But the former Towson quarterback ended up at Polytech as […]

Roundup: Cape Henlopen grad Gelof earns All-American

Cape Henlopen High grad Zack Gelof, a sophomore third baseman at Virginia, was named second-team All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday A total of 29 Cavalier players have collected All-America accolades under head coach Brian O’Connor. The 2020 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-America teams reflect all games played before the season was stopped in mid-March […]

Johnson usually delivered for Vikings

LEWES — Nobody expected Luke Johnson to make the catch. Indeed, the Caravel runner who was on third base at the time had already reached home plate. But Johnson, Cape Henlopen High’s second baseman that day, somehow made a sliding, over-the-shoulder catch in short right field. He then threw to third for a sixth inning-ending […]

Athlete of the Week: Cape’s Brozefsky wasn’t afraid to jump into new events

(EDITOR’S NOTE: With the high school spring sports season canceled, we’re going to continue our Athlete of the Week feature with a little different format. We’re going to recognize a downstate senior athlete by sport for their career accomplishments. This week, Cape Henlopen High’s Olivia Brozefsky our readers’ poll for girl’s track & field.) LEWES […]

Gelof’s baseball future looking brighter all the time

REHOBOTH BEACH — Was Zack Gelof nervous before his first college baseball game? Sure. The former Cape Henlopen High All-Stater just remembers sailing a throw past his first baseman in pre-game warmups. “I look over and all my teammates are laughing at me,” said Gelof. “I had a good laugh. I think after that, I […]

From the sports editor: ‘75 Vikings were best all time

Jerry Kobasa had really just started coaching boys’ basketball. In 1975, the future Hall of Famer was a 25-year-old junior varsity coach at Smyrna High. But Kobasa knew a good basketball team when he saw one. And, like most basketball fans in Delaware, he was blown away by Cape Henlopen High’s 1974-75 squad. “I just […]

Virus forces Dover boys, Cape girls to host semifinal tourney games tonight

Thanks to coronavirus concerns, the DIAA state basketball tournaments have a new schedule. Both the boys’ and girls’ semifinals are scheduled tonight. All will be home games for teams with the better seed, except the No. 1 Sanford vs. No. 5 Appoquinimink boys’ game which will be hosted at St. Mark’s School at 7 p.m. […]

Cape Henlopen girls headed to semifinals

LEWES — With a trip to the semifinals on the line, the Cape Henlopen High girls basketball game delivered its best defensive performance of the season. The Vikings held Tatnall to an 11 percent shooting performance from the field. The Hornets only hit four field goals the entire game. It added up to a 56-21 […]

Hearn scores 1,000th as Cape girls defeat Charter 61-40 to reach state quarterfinals

LEWES — Cape Henlopen High’s primary goal was already achieved. And as the second ticked away, the Vikings looked to accomplish their second goal for Friday night. They were able to leave the gym with both boxes checked. Abbey Hearn scored her 1,000th career point in the final 30 seconds to highlight Cape Henlopen’s 61-40 […]