Local college notebook: Hornets struggled but showed positive signs late in hoop season

Eric Skeeters’ first year as Delaware State’s men’s basketball coach is officially in the books. As expected, the Hornets took their lumps. But there were signs of progress near the end of the season. The season came to an end on Thursday with a loss to North Carolina Central in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern […]

Local roundup: Hornets rally but fall to La Salle 7-4 in baseball

Delaware State rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning before falling short to La Salle, 7-4, in baseball on Wednesday afternoon. The Hornets (5-7) were trailing 6-0 when they put together their four-run outburst. DelState sent eight batters to the plate in the inning, getting RBI from Jared Gillis (Smyrna), Todd […]

Local roundup: Hornet women’s hoop team eliminated at MEAC tournament

The Delaware State women’s basketball team was eliminated in the first round of the MEAC Tournament after falling to North Carolina Central, 80-64, at the Scope Arena on Tuesday afternoon. After falling behind, 36-29, at halftime, the Hornets quickly found themselves down by 17 when the Eagles started the second half on a 12-2 run. […]

Delaware State upsets Savannah State in MEAC first round

NORFOLK, Va. — Delaware State played like anything but the lowest seed in the MEAC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Monday evening. Turning in perhaps its grittiest performance of the season, the No. 11 Hornets downed No. 6 Savannah State, 71-67, in an opening-round tourney game at the Scope Arena. The Hornets snapped a four-game MEAC […]

Roundup: Hornets earn 6-5 victory over UMBC in baseball

Todd Henry doubled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the seventh inning to lift Delaware State to a 6-5 victory over UMBC in the finale of a three-game baseball series at Blandair Park on Sunday. The Retrievers (4-6) loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but DSU freshman […]

Hornet women on 3-game streak with 59-56 win over Norfolk St

  DOVER — For the first time this year, the Delaware State University women’s basketball team has a winning streak. And the Hornets are starting to make their home floor a fortress. Delaware State edged Norfolk State University 59-56 on Monday night for its second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in a row. The Hornets moved to […]

Local roundup: DSU sweeps baseball doubleheader over Marist

Delaware State’s baseball team took advantage of solid pitching in a doubleheader sweep of Marist at Soldier Field on Sunday. The Hornets won the first game 6-1 and completed the sweep with a rain-shortened 3-1 victory in the nightcap. DSU (4-4) took two of the three games in the weekend series. In the opener, Darnell […]

Local roundup; Pollard leads Hornet women past Morgan State 62-57

NaJai Pollard led the Delaware State women’s basketball team to a 62-57 win over Morgan State with a game-high 28 points and eight rebounds on Saturday. The Hornets went on an 8-0 run to open the final quarter, the flurry was capped off by a jumper from Pollard with 5:39 left in the game. Morgan […]

Local roundup: Hornets snap 3-game slide, top MEAC foe Coppin 70-60

Delaware State pulled away in the second half to post a 70-60 win over Coppin State and snap a three-game losing streak in MEAC men’s basketball on Monday night. The Hornets (2-11 MEAC, 5-21 overall) only led by two at intermission before out-scoring the Eagles (6-8 MEAC, 7-22 overall) by a 42-34 margin after intermission. […]

Roundup: Hornets split double-header against North Carolina Central

Delaware State used a four-run sixth inning to top North Carolina Central, 4-3, and earn a split of a non-conference baseball doubleheader on Sunday evening. The Hornets (2-3) lost the opener, 4-1. The second game was scoreless until DelState scored four runs in the sixth. John Weglarz had an RBI single in an inning in […]