Dover back in volleyball tourney for first time since 2006

DOVER — A year ago, they thought a state tournament berth was all but in their grasp. All Dover High’s volleyball players had to do was beat M.O.T. Charter in their final match and the program would be in the state tourney for the first time in over a decade. But it didn’t happen. The […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dover High School Marching Band is tops

During my time campaigning for the office of state representative for the 31st District, I have attended all sorts of community events. Everything from Dover Days to Super Senator Day gives all of us a taste of just how great our citizen volunteers are, and how fortunate we are to live in such a great […]

Court date set for ex-Dover tennis instructor accused of improper relationship in 1989

DOVER — The jury trial of a 73-year-old Dover man accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl he mentored in tennis nearly 30 years ago is set for Dec. 3 in Kent County Superior Court. Carl D. Fennell was indicted on 10 counts of first-degree unlawful sexual intercourse on Aug. 6 for alleged acts […]

Dover excited to have QB Magee healthy

DOVER — The Dover High football team’s 2017 season started off on the wrong foot and the Senators never really recovered. What a difference year makes — more precisely, what a difference a clean bill of health makes. After an injury-plagued 2-8 season, the Senators are healthy and are coming off a 42-14 victory in […]

From the Sports Editor: Dover’s King never stopped learning

  Mike King had been on his share of basketball sidelines. But sitting on the bench in Caesar Rodney High’s gym was a whole lot different than sitting on the bench at the 60,000-seat Hoosier Dome. Still, the prospect of being with the Delaware men’s basketball squad for an NCAA Tournament game there in 1993 […]

Constables bring extra level of safety to Dover High

  DOVER — In 2016, Capital School District decided to hire three armed constables to be posted at Dover High School. Delaware has had a program allowing student resource officers — sworn police officers posted in schools — for about the last 20 years. The addition of armed constables at the individual districts’ discretion was […]

Delaware students join National Walkout to protest gun violence

DOVER — Students streamed from Dover High School on Wednesday morning, enduring whipping winds and a 30-degree temperature without complaint. About 450 classmates gathered at Senator Stadium to join tens of thousands nationwide seeking stricter gun laws they believe will quell violence and demanding their voices be heard. Just before the event began at 10:11 […]

A taste of success: Dover High culinary team wins title

DOVER — They tasted success, literally, early this month. Five Dover High classmates created and cooked a menu to win the sixth annual Delaware ProStart Student Invitational on March 2. Combining their culinary skills in a focused effort for an hour, Riley Maldonado, Alicia Dennin, Charles Logan Gibson, Nicole Mitchell and Athena Wolff concocted the […]

Dover High senior lauded for leadership

DOVER — At 18 years old, Dion Baker likely has a busier schedule than most grown adults. A senior at Dover High School, Dion plays three sports (cross country, track and field and swimming), is a member of the marching and concert bands, serves as a peer mentor for younger students at his school, and […]

Peace scores 5 TDs as Dover tops Polytech

DOVER — Javon Peace couldn’t wait to get his hands on the ball Friday night. “I was saying the whole night, if we get it first, I’m going to run it back,” said the Dover High running back. Sure enough, the Senators’ sophomore took the opening kickoff and sprinted 94 yards for a touchdown. But […]