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 […]

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 […]