Senator hoop star Davis showcases skills, eyes college offers

DOVER — At first, Eden Davis thought Stephen Wilson was joking. The Dover High boys’ basketball team was up at a summer showcase tournament in Philadelphia and coach Wilson was telling his rising senior guard about all the college coaches who would be in attendance. Then the Senators walked into an elevator and Wilson shook […]

From the sports editor: Simonetti’s biggest victory

DOVER — This was easily the biggest game of Rudy Simonetti’s Dover High football coaching career, And he wanted the Senators to beat Sussex Central in the semifinals of the DIAA Division I state tournament as much as anyone last November. But compared to the fact that his three-month daughter, Rhylee, had just been diagnosed […]

Ex-Dover star lineman eyes UD career: Anyanwu set for sneak peek at Blue-Gold

NEWARK — For some players in Friday’s Blue-Gold senior all-star football game, this will be their first time playing at the University of Delaware’s Delaware Stadium. For most of them, it will be their last chance to do so. But for Bradly Anyanwu, he’s just getting started. Friday’s game will be sort of a sneak […]

From the sports editor: All Peace wants is recruiters to give him a chance

DOVER — Football may be a game but Vonnie Peace is smart enough to realize it can be a business, too. And, right now, there’s a number of college coaches giving the Dover High standout running back their best sales pitch. “They all say the same thing,” said Peace. “But, at the same time, you […]

Lawson drafted by Angels: L.A. picks ex-DSU, Dover High left-hander in 19th round

DOVER — Garrett Lawson had been waiting for three days, watching MLB Draft coverage when his agent contacted him during the 15th round. Lawson was told the New York Yankees wanted to pick him. But the Yankees were going to wait until the 20th round. So Lawson had to wait some more, he kept checking […]

Blue downs Gold 11-2 in all-star baseball game; Dover’s Carrington honored

WILMINGTON — The Blue team continued its winning streak over the Gold team in the annual Blue-Gold senior all-star baseball game. But Dover High’s Mike Carrington earned a new trophy representing the Gold. The Blue squad downed the Gold 11-2 on Monday night at Frawley Stadium. The Gold team was made up of the Henlopen […]

Dover’s Davis has come a long way in four years

DOVER — Hiram Davis didn’t want to play on Dover High’s varsity baseball team. Not at first, when he was only a freshman. “I just wanted to play with my friends,” said Davis. But Senators’ coach Dave Gordon not only put the youngster on varsity, he put him in as the starting pitcher for Dover’s […]

Defending champion Cape Henlopen in baseball semifinals: No. 12 Vikings shock No. 4 Senators 3-1

DOVER — Last year was Cape Henlopen High’s year. With a nucleus of talented seniors, the Vikings captured the school’s first DIAA baseball state title. But somebody forgot to tell Cape’s current players that this is only supposed to be a rebuilding season. The 12th-seeded Vikings earned a return trip to the state semifinals after […]

Dover and Cape Henlopen set for baseball tourney rematch

DOVER — Nathan Turner was standing in right field on the play. So he had a great view of the baseball soaring over the head of Dover High’s centerfielder. It was heartbreaking. “When that ball went over the centerfielder’s head, it was like one of the worst feelings I’ve ever felt,” said Turner. “As soon […]

Velazquez, Senators advance in baseball tournament with 5-2 win over St. Mark’s

DOVER — St. Mark’s had just sliced Dover High’s lead in half with a two-run double. And the Spartans still had a runner on second base in the sixth inning. That was all the motivation that Dom Velazquez needed. The Senators’ right hander reached back and fired three pitches past St. Mark’s next batter — […]