Sallies controls second half, tops Dover 42-20

WILMINGTON — There’s one thing Salesianum has always done better than just about anybody. The Sals can hang onto the football for long stretches, eating precious time off the clock and killing off the opposition’s momentum. Sallies had one of those drives to start the second half against Dover on Saturday night and the Senators […]

Mistake-prone Senators drop opener 41-14 at Hodgson

GLASGOW — Rudy Simonetti said there’s definitely some kinks the Dover High football team needs to work out. The Senators have nine more weeks to see what they can do. Dover dropped its season opener 41-14 at Hodgson Vo-Tech early Saturday afternoon. The Senators picked up double-digit penalty flags and turned the ball over twice. […]

After coming close, Dover chasing title again

DOVER — For nine months, they’ve carried the belief that they were no more than a play or two away from playing for a state crown. Now Dover High’s football players finally get another chance to prove they’re worthy of a title. With 13 returning starters from a squad that fell just 21-20 to eventual […]

Dover’s Synoski has Division I aspirations

DOVER — Though the high school tennis season ended in May, the work hasn’t stopped for Dover High’s Erika Synoski. The rising junior has spent five days a week training at the High Performance Tennis Academy near Philadelphia this summer. When the new school year begins this week, it’ll go down to three days a […]

Senator seniors have grown with their coach

DOVER — Tkai Perry says his first meeting with his new coach, Rudy Simonetti, left him with one distinct thought in 2016. “Don’t make him mad,” the Dover High center said with a laugh. “Do whatever he says. “I was a little scared, a little intimidated,” Perry added. “He’s a pretty intense guy when you […]

7v7 summer league helps area football teams

Football season has started early for a few Kent County teams. Three teams participated in the New Castle County 7v7 football league this summer. Dover High, Smyrna High and Lake Forest all took part in the five-week, 20-team league. Each team played two games on Tuesdays throughout June and July for a total of 10 […]

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 […]