Dover grad Floyd happy to finally be healthy again

DOVER — Dmitri Floyd’s body had already taken a beating. In his last year at Dover High, the standout catcher broke the same bone in his left wrist three times. Then, after his freshman season at UMBC, Floyd had to undergo surgery on his right shoulder. But an off-the-field incident that happened to him that […]

Lawson’s baseball career on hold for the moment

DOVER — When all this started back in March, Garrett Lawson remembers some of the optimism that was around. There was word that the coronavirus pandemic would postpone spring training only until April 11. Lawson, the former Dover High baseball standout, remembers talking with a former roommate at the time. “I looked at him and […]

Local college notebook: Dover’s Magee excited about switch to defense with Owls

DOVER — Jordan Magee just remembers the noise on the first play of his college football career. The former Dover High standout was lining up for a kickoff return for Temple in a game at East Carolina last fall. “ECU is probably one of the loudest stadiums I’ve been in because of the way it’s […]

Athlete of the Week: Dover’s Anyanwu quietly netted a great tennis career

(EDITOR’S NOTE: With the high school spring sports season canceled, we’re going to continue our Athlete of the Week feature with a little different format. We’re going to recognize a downstate senior athlete by sport for their career accomplishments. This week, Dover High’s Victoria Anyanwu won our readers’ poll for girls’ tennis.) DOVER — For […]

Local college notebook: Dover grad Allen set to take his shot at the pros

It may have only been an exhibition game. But pouring in 35 points against Florida kind of put Jordan Allen on the map. The former Dover High basketball standout sank 9-of-17 three-pointers in the contest, leading one writer to post that Allen looked like a player who belonged on an SEC team. “Everywhere I go, […]

Dover’s Hickox got a lot out of Padua career

LEWES — So much was riding on that one play. Dover High and Padua were deadlocked in a scoreless tie in the DIAA Division I field hockey semifinals last November. The Pandas’ Riley Hickox just remembers something her teammate, Anna Getty, said before they attempted a penalty corner in overtime.“She said, ‘I’m going to pass […]

Senators’ senior Guy running in parents’ footsteps

DOVER — Tramaine Grippon was just one of those runners, said Dover High coach Jim Solomon. He could put her in almost any event and she’d deliver. Grippon won the DIAA Division I state title in the 800 meters three times between 1994-96 while also capturing a 1,600 crown. “She would run anything that we […]

Athlete of the Week: Dover’s Dill still can’t finish long journey back

(EDITOR’S NOTE: With the high school sports world on hold, we’re going to continue our Athlete of the Week feature with a little different format. We’re going to recognize a downstate senior athlete by sport for their career accomplishments. This week, Dover High’s Amanda Dill won our readers’ poll for girls’ lacrosse.) DOVER — The […]

Dover basketball standout Allen chooses Wagner

DOVER — Elijah Allen is headed to the Big Apple. Dover High’s Allen announced his commitment to Wagner College in Staten Island, one of the five boroughs which make up New York City. Wagner is a Division I school in the Northeast Conference. Allen recently won the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association’s Player of the […]

Dover’s Allen signs with Wagner

Elijah Allen announced his commitment to Wagner College on Wednesday night. The Dover High senior recently won the boys’ basketball Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association’s Player of the Year award as well as the Gatorade Player of the Year. Allen is the second player from Dover’s basketball team this year to sign with a Division […]

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