Lawson’s baseball career on hold for the moment

DOVER — When all this started back in March, Garrett Lawson remembers some of the optimism that was around. There was word that the coronavirus pandemic would postpone spring training only until April 11. Lawson, the former Dover High baseball standout, remembers talking with a former roommate at the time. “I looked at him and […]

For Hens, Hornets, football’s return is complicated

Chrissi Rawak, naturally, has been asked whether there will be a Delaware football season this fall. The easy answer for the UD athletic director is simply that she doesn’t know. Who can be sure of anything in a world still learning to cope with the coronavirus pandemic? Still, Rawak is trying to remain optimistic that […]

Local college sports notebook: Walker had a hand in DSU lax

DOVER — If it weren’t for Kimberly Walker, Delaware State might have a field hockey program right now instead of a women’s lacrosse one. The former DSU athlete recently told the story of how she helped push the school toward lacrosse. In 2010, Walker heard that DelState was trying to decide between adding field […]

From the sports editor: No timetable right now for college sports’ return

DOVER — They could just talk on an old-fashioned conference call, of course. But Tracey Short thinks it’s better when the Wesley College athletic department gets together on Zoom. That way they can see each other, too. “For the most part, we’re all team players,” said Short, Wesley’s athletic director and field hockey coach. “We’re […]

Local college notebook: Bossard happy to be back in football at DSU

DOVER — The last time Bryan Bossard wasn’t involved with football during the fall, he figures he was 10 years old. The Dover native was just getting ready to play flag football at Towne Point then. Considering that Bossard is now 52, it had been a while. “It was weird,” he said. “I missed it. […]

Local college notebook: For spring seniors, returning not always easy

Tommy Jordan can’t imagine his life without baseball. So having his playing career end a few months prematurely was a pretty devastating blow for the Milford High grad and Delaware State infielder. “Oh man, it was probably the saddest news of my life, just to be honest,” said the senior. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of […]

Being part of Nats’ title was special for Keister

Tripp Keister wasn’t going to ride in the parade. Not, at first anyway. He thought that moment should be left for the Washington Nationals’ players and coaches — the people directly involved with the franchise’s first World Series title last November. In the end, though, there was Keister, riding atop a double-decker bus through streets […]

Cape’s Cannon among 3 new DSU women’s hoops players

The Delaware State women’s basketball team recently added three players to its roster according to social-media posts. That group includes Cape Henlopen High guard Dania Cannon, who is joining the Hornets as a recruited walk-on. Also committing to Delaware State were Uchechi Ufochukwu, a 6-foot-4 grad transfer from Winthrop, and Kiana Coomber, who was a […]

Smyrna’s Gillis finds his passion in baseball

DOVER — When he was really little, Jared Gillis wanted to do anything his big sister, Jameria, did. And Jameria was a softball player. So one day, the whole family went to the batting cage. It might have been the first time five-year-old Jared ever swung a bat.“I hopped in the cage and it was […]

Skeeters thinks DSU men are on right track

DOVER — Eric Skeeters says he sees the light. There was a lot of darkness over the first two years of his rebuild of the Delaware State University men’s basketball program. And this past season was another year of building as the Hornets went 6-26. But it’s how they ended which has Skeeters optimistic. Delaware […]