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 […]

Player of the Year Elijah Allen leaves his mark at Dover

DOVER — The voice bellowed out from the stands of the Boys & Girls club off Route 896. “That ain’t Jordan Allen,” the spectator yelled. “That kid ain’t even gonna score 20 today.” It was a summer league game for the Dover High boys’ basketball team in 2018. And Elijah Allen had heard the comparisons […]

Davis caps stellar career at Dover

DOVER — Coaches were in contact with Eden Davis, so many different people were in his ear, telling him what school to go to. This had nothing to with college though. This was about where the Dover native would go to high school. When Davis was in grade school, there were out of state schools […]

Athlete of the Week: Dover’s Velazquez has lived up to his potential

(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 Dominic Velazquez won our readers’ poll for baseball.) DOVER — Dom Velazquez […]

Local roundup: Senator star Allen named Gatorade Delaware Player of Year

Dover High standout Elijah Allen has added another honor to his already-impressive resume. On Thursday, the senior guard was announced as the Gatorade state Player of the Year in boys’ basketball. Allen is the third Senator to earn the honor in its 35-year history, joining Corey Crawford (2009-10) and older brother Jordan Allen (2015-16). A […]

Spring athletes can only wait, hope

Jeff Gravatt was driving somewhere on Monday morning when he started thinking about baseball. In a perfect world, his Caesar Rodney High baseball team would be getting ready to open the season with a showdown at Dover this afternoon. But, of course, it’s not a perfect world right now. “It really hit me this morning,” […]

2020 All-State basketball teams

DSBA BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAMS BOYS Player of the Year: Elijah Allen, Dover FIRST TEAM Elijah Allen, Dover Eden Davis, Dover Jyare Davis, Sanford Nnanna Njoku, Sanford Corey Perkins, Sanford SECOND TEAM Brandon Ash, William Penn Nasir Brown, St. Elizabeth Dwayne Earl, Appoquinimink Kareem Ewell, Dickinson Jy’Heim Spencer, Dover THIRD TEAM Jah-Keish Demby, Christiana Kevin Keister, […]

From the sports editor: Senators trying to cope with sudden end

DOVER — Stephen Wilson is frustrated. And he’s surrounded by lots of other frustrated people — his Dover High boys’ basketball team, his school, his community, his city. The Senators had something they’d worked years to get — a DIAA state championship — almost within their grasp and then had it snatched away by an […]

Coronavirus costs Senators big chance at title glory

DOVER — Elijah Allen’s tweet was simple yet poignant. The Dover High basketball standout simply posted five broken-heart emojis in a row on his social-media feed. The news that everyone in the high school basketball world expected but no one wanted to hear on Thursday finally came when the DIAA canceled the remaining two rounds […]