CR, Dover seniors help bring sounds to First Friday

DOVER — Wesley Melvin and Grady O’Connor, a couple of high school senior musicians, have been “bringing saxy back” when it comes to shopping in downtown Dover. Mr. Melvin and Mr. O’Connor have been providing the soulful sounds of their saxophones to Dover’s First Friday events over the last few months and often perform right […]

Dover High goes under the sea with ‘Little Mermaid’

DOVER — Bella Shade grew up watching Disney films and, donning the red wig and the iconic outfits, she felt she was making the character of Ariel come to life. “This was always one of my favorites,” she said. Bella, a junior at Dover High School, takes on the lead role Friday night, during the […]

Dover High School student finalist in statewide playwright competition

By Brooke Schultz Delaware State News DOVER — A Dover High student will see the play he wrote come to life this spring, after he placed as a finalist in an annual statewide playwriting competition. Nikolas Mandalas, a junior, is one of five students to be selected as finalists this year for the Young Delaware […]

Dover softball earns historic victory at Sussex Central

GEORGETOWN – Freshman starting pitcher Alexis Dowdy has the Dover High softball program in a position it’s never been before. Following Saturday afternoon’s 25-4 win over Henlopen North opponent Sussex Central High, the Senators are off to its first 3-0 start in program history. The win is extra special for Senators’ coach Gerald Jester, a […]

Commentary: Dover High boys basketball coach gives thanks to community

Dear Senator Nation, Thank for the support you have provided us on this magical ride. We are forever grateful. The donations that were provided to us, sponsorships and the amount of time that was put forth in order to celebrate and acknowledge our boys all played a significant part in our success. To Mayor Christiansen […]

Dover High — Almost perfect

NEWARK — An ever-elusive championship trophy was so close the Dover High School boys’ basketball team and its blue-and-white clad legion of supporters who traveled to the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center could reach out and touch it on Saturday afternoon. Then, at the last-possible moment, top-seeded Sanford School ruined those championship-party plans. Sanford […]

Sanford defeats Dover 48-45 for boys’ basketball state championship

The Dover High boys’ basketball team came up just short in its quest for its first state championship. Sanford scored the final four points of the game to win 48-45 over the Senators on Saturday at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark. Elijah Allen had given the Senators the lead with a layup and a […]

Boys’ basketball semifinals are sold out

NEWARK – Tonight’s semifinals of the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament have been declared a sellout. Second-seeded Dover High faces No. 3 Caravel at 6:30 p.m. with top-seeded Sanford taking on No. 5 St. Georges in the second game of the semis, which are being played at the 5,000-seat Carpenter Center in Newark. The games […]

From the sports editor: Dover’s Scott happy to return to Super Bowl

Reggie Scott likes to call it ‘jumbotron medicine.’ It’s just a part of life for an NFL athletic trainer on game day. They’re well aware that any time they run out on the field to work on a player, cameras might be focused in on their work. “You’re doing that in front of millions of […]

Dover preps for another shot at Golden Knights, first playoff game since 2013

DOVER — Only one team was able to stop the Dover High offense this season. The Senators have their chance for a rematch tonight. And this time, there is a berth in the state championship game on the line. Dover hosts Sussex Central at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinals of the DIAA Division I football […]