Local college notebook: Leatherbury keeping his NFL hopes alive

If Shane Leatherbury was a quitter, he had his chances to give up on football way before now. The former Delmar High standout went to a pair of junior colleges before finally walking on at Towson. So the fact that the coronavirus epidemic has thrown a major obstacle in front of him isn’t going to […]

Howard nabs spot in D-II finals with 50-29 win over Delmar

DELMAR — It was a familiar position for Delmar High. After falling into an early 22-0 hole in the opening quarter, the Wildcats started clicking on both sides of the ball. Trailing by three scores, the second-seeded Wildcats responded with three touchdowns over the next 12 minutes to cut into the lead. Although they pulled […]

Plenty of rematches on tap in football semifinals

Every team wants to be playing better by the end of the season than it was at the beginning. Smyrna High’s football team just seems to be especially good at it lately. In both 2015 and ‘17, the Eagles avenged early-season losses with wins in the state tournament. That will be Smyrna’s goal again today […]

Delmar wins 4th straight field hockey state title with 6-3 win over Indian River

GEORGETOWN — Mya Kemp and Morgan Fletcher served as seventh-grade ball girls for the Delmar High field hockey team. At the time, the two girls thought just going to the games was the greatest feeling ever. Now seniors, Kemp and Fletcher helped the top-seeded Wildcats earn a 6-3 win over Indian River High at Sussex […]

Wildcats top Lake Forest 32-19, advance to D-II semifinals

DELMAR — Behind a bruising performance from Hunter VonArx, Delmar High erased an early 12-point deficit to punch its ticket to next weekend’s semifinal round of the Division II state football tournament Friday night, as the second-seeded Wildcats knocked off Lake Forest High, 32-19. VonArx, the senior running back, totaled 226 yards from scrimmage (194 […]

Delmar tops Tatnall 5-1 in D-II semifinals, eyes 4th straight hockey title

DOVER — The Delmar High field hockey team is no stranger to the thrill of a state title game. And the Wildcats are headed back there. “It’s the kind of feeling that you can’t get anywhere else,” said junior midfielder Olivia Twilley. “It’s kind of once in a lifetime. It’s just amazing.” Twilley scored a […]

Delmar nabs Henlopen South title with 21-14 double-OT thriller over Woodbridge

DELMAR — Jacob VonArx scored the go-ahead touchdown to put his team in perfect position. Then, a couple plays later, the Delmar High senior picked off a pass to clinch the 21-14 double overtime victory over rival Woodbridge High in front of the home crowd Friday night. Delmar’s thrilling upset handed the Blue Raiders their […]

Hollamon’s game-winner gives Wildcats 2-1 conference title win over Cape

GEORGETOWN — The first two tries just barely missed. When Josie Hollamon got a third chance, she made sure to capitalize. As soon as her teammate Morgan Bradford inbounded the penalty corner attempt, the Delmar High freshman wasted no time driving it into the back of the goal cage for the game-winning score in the […]

Local roundup: Cape Henlopen, Delmar earn top seeds in hockey tourneys

Cape Henlopen and Delmar High will both begin their roads toward state titles as the No. 1 seeds in the brackets for the DIAA Division I and II field hockey state tournaments that were determined on Friday. Seven Henlopen Conference teams are among the 20 squads who made the two state tourney fields. The Division […]

Turf Bowl: Delmar field hockey team defeats Indians, improves to 11-0

NEWARK — It was the toughest challenge Delmar High had faced all season. Indian River High, enjoying one of its best starts to a season in program history, controlled the game for much of the second half, putting pressure on the Wildcats’ backline and creating scoring opportunities inside the circle. In the end, Delmar pulled […]