Dover baseball team eyes another state tournament run

DOVER — Chris Dabney received a picture before the first day of baseball practice this spring. Turns out, everyone else on the Dover High baseball team was sent the picture too. Dabney, a Dover senior, opened it and saw the scoreboard from Dover’s extra-inning defeat to Cape Henlopen High in the semifinals of last year’s […]

Dover stars Allen, Davis first team boys basketball All-Staters

DOVER — Dover High placed two players on the boys’ first team as the All-State basketball teams were announced by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association on Friday afternoon. A total of 18 downstate players were honored with 10 on the boys’ side and eight on the girls’ teams. Voting is done by the state’s […]

Blue-Gold notebook: Lassiter set to represent state runner-up Dover for last time

DOVER — The memory of Saturday will always sting for John Lassiter. Lassiter and the rest of the Dover High boys basketball team were so close to a state championship. But they had to watch Sanford celebrate after a last-second comeback. Dover was leading in the final minute before coming up three points short. The […]

Dover can’t close out tense title game in loss to Sanford

NEWARK — For just a moment, Dover High could see the promised land. The Senators weren’t up by much. But they were up on top-seeded Sanford in the closing minutes and had any number of chances to really put the Warriors on the ropes. Sanford never budged, though, scoring the go-ahead basket with only 29.9 […]

Senators aim to be back next year’s championship game

NEWARK — The Dover High boys’ basketball team hung around to watch the celebration. The Senators had just suffered a heartbreaking 48-45 loss to Sanford in the DIAA boys’ basketball state championship game Saturday afternoon at the Carpenter Center. Dover’s players remained on the court, heads buried in jerseys to help dry the tears. Each […]

Washington on hand to see Dover’s title shot

NEWARK — It’s been over four decades since Ukee Washington had his shot at winning a boys’ basketball state title for Dover High. But there’s nothing more the well-known Philadelphia broadcaster would like then to be there when the Senators finally do win the state crown. So just like with some of Dover’s other title-game […]

Dover, Sanford set for title game clash: Senators seek unbeaten season today

NEWARK — Delaware high school basketball teams have wanted to see the matchup all year. Dover High and Sanford School will give it to them on the biggest stage. The two teams will meet today at 1 p.m. in Newark at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center with a state championship on the line. […]

Perfect season a win away: Undefeated Dover ousts Caravel 68-52 in semifinal, eyes Sanford in title game

NEWARK — If Dover High was going to panic, this would was the time to do it. Midway through the first quarter of Thursday night’s DIAA boys’ basketball semifinal matchup with Caravel, the Senators owned an eight-point lead. Seven minutes later, the Senators still hadn’t scored again, the underdog Buccaneers had reeled off 17 straight […]

Transfers Spencer, Lassiter play key roles for Senators

NEWARK — John Lassiter had four fouls near the end of the third quarter. And yet, Dover High coach Stephen Wilson decided to leave him in the game. “He’s a senior captain,” Wilson said. “And we trust our seniors.” That trust paid off as Lassiter scored six unanswered points in the final 56 seconds of […]

Dover boys eye hoop semifinal tonight: 23-0 Senators focusing on Caravel, not beyond

DOVER — The Dover High boys’ basketball team heard all year people talking about the possibility of being undefeated at the end of the regular season. But coach Stephen Wilson said the Senators never focused on that until they had one more game left. Their attention was always on the next opponent. Dover is in […]