Fall athletes happy to be back where they belong

DOVER — With the temperature in the mid-80s and the sun beating down, Monday definitely could have passed for a day in August. But here it was, almost the end of September, and Delaware’s high school student-athletes were just starting pre-season camp on Monday. As far as Caleb Dyer is concerned, though, later is still […]

Dover hockey seniors hope to learn from tough loss

DOVER — Last season wasn’t an easy one to walk away from for the Senators. Losing to Padua just 1-0 in overtime in the DIAA Division I field hockey state semifinals would leave any team with regrets. And Dover High’s players got on the bus back home believing that things could have been different. “Oh, […]

From the sports editor: Floriani was a good guy until the end

Rick McCall got a call from Bernie Floriani the other day. He was calling his old golf coach to say goodbye. After seven years of valiantly battling ALS, the time had to come for Floriani’s suffering to end. “We said things to each other,” said McCall, the former Maple Dale pro. “I’ve never known anybody […]

From the sports editor: Ginsburg was part of special era at Dover

There’s a certain irony that the last time Jim Oxford saw Larry Ginsburg, it was at Bob Andrus’ funeral. The three of them are all former Dover High football head coaches. It was also as assistant coaches under Andrus in the late 1960s that the two men first got to know each other. “We were […]

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 […]

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