Dover not relaxing despite first-round tournament bye

DOVER — Usually, by now, the only thing Dover High’s football players are doing is handing in their equipment. So to still be playing football this time of year is a pretty cool feeling for the Senators. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said third-year Dover coach Rudy Simonetti. “We’re just happy to be in […]

Dover earns bye, four Henlopen Conference teams make football tournaments

Four downstate teams made the DIAA football state tournament brackets that were announced on Sunday morning. Dover High (9-1) earned the second seed in Division I by the tourney point system and has a first-round bye. Henlopen North champion Sussex Central also made the six-team tournament as the third seed. The Golden Knights (9-1) will […]

Senators roll past rival Riders: Peace scores 5 TDs in 41-2 rout as 9-1 Dover earns tourney berth

DOVER — Dover High was playing well enough to lead Caesar Rodney by 12 points at halftime. But, especially after ending the first half by being stopped on back-to-back plays from the one, the Senators weren’t exactly dominating the Riders, either. With Vonnie Peace in the backfield, though, Dover is always just a play away […]

Pigskin Picks

The Henlopen Conference football regular season reaches the finishes line tonight. There’s rivalries, state tournament seeding and a division title all on the line. Here’s our predictions for the local high school as well as college games being played this weekend: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 83-24 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 84-23 Ben Heck, […]

CR vs. Dover: Senators eye 9-1 record in rivalry game Friday night

DOVER — The Dover High football team has a chance to clinch its best regular season record in the last 10 years tonight. All that’s standing in the Senators’ way is their biggest rival. Dover and Caesar Rodney will renew their football rivalry tonight with a 7 p.m. kickoff at Dover. It is also Senior […]

Senators roll past Cape 51-7: Peace rushes for 205 yards and 3 TDs as 8-1 Dover eyes rival CR next week

DOVER — Friday was another good night to be a Dover High football player. By halftime, they were up by 37. Before long, the Senators had dispatched Cape Henlopen, 51-7, in a rainy Henlopen North matchup. The one-sided victory leaves Dover (4-1 North) with an 8-1 overall record going into next Friday’s regular season-ending showdown […]

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It’s week nine of the high school football season and again weather could be an issue with a few schools moving up the starting  time of their games to try to avoid the forecast storm. Here’s our predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 73-22 Tim […]

Cape Henlopen tops Dover for school’s first volleyball state tournament victory

CAMDEN — The Cape Henlopen High volleyball program took a big leap forward on Thursday night. The Vikings won a DIAA state tournament game for the first time in school history. Sixteenth-seeded Cape Henlopen edged No. 17 Dover High 3-2 in a thrilling five-set contest to advance out of the first round at Caesar Rodney […]

Dover back in volleyball tourney for first time since 2006

DOVER — A year ago, they thought a state tournament berth was all but in their grasp. All Dover High’s volleyball players had to do was beat M.O.T. Charter in their final match and the program would be in the state tourney for the first time in over a decade. But it didn’t happen. The […]

Senator defense shines in 55-0 shutout over Polytech

WOODSIDE — Dover High’s defensive players were as happy as anyone with the Senators’ big win over Smyrna last week. Still, they were disappointed in themselves for giving up 38 points to the Eagles. So the Senators’ defenders took a lot of pride in posting a shutout in Dover’s 55-0 Henlopen North football victory over […]