Longtime Senator adds another title: Turner new Dover High athletic director

DOVER — Kevin Turner has spent much of his life around Dover High. He’s been a student, coach, paraprofessional, teacher and administrator. As of Monday night, the 47-year-old added another job to that list — athletic director. The Capital School District board officially accepted the search committee’s recommendation to hire Turner as its new AD […]

Harris named wrestling coach at Smyrna: Dover coach, AD replaces Kurt Howell

SMYRNA — Jobs like the Smyrna high wrestling head coaching job don’t open up that often. Aaron Harris knew that. And Harris also knew what a career change would mean for him at this point in his life. But this was the perfect storm. Harris was officially named the new wrestling coach at Smyrna High […]

Player of Year Gelof heads All-State baseball team

Cape Henlopen High shortstop Zack Gelof doesn’t just want to get on base when he leads off the game. He wants to score. “If I get on first I’ll try to steal second and maybe third so they can hit me in,” Gelof said. “In the end I’m just trying to get on base for […]

Semifinal thriller: Cape nips Dover in 10 — down to last strike, Vikings rally for 6-5 win

WILMINGTON — As the sun set with the Wilmington skyline in the background, Dover High and Cape Henlopen High were close to entering the fourth hour in their battle to make the state championship. Finally in the 10th inning, the Senators forged ahead. But true to form of this game, the Vikings had one more […]

Dover hopes to keep baseball tourney run going vs. Cape

Unlike the rest of the Dover High starting lineup, this is Noah Lanouette’s last shot. The catcher is the lone senior who starts for the Senators. So when he led off the ninth inning of Dover’s quarterfinal contest at Salesianum, Lanouette knew it might be his final at-bat of his high school career. He made […]

Steal of home lifts Dover by Sallies 4-3 in 9 to reach state baseball semifinals

WILMINGTON — Joe Gray eyed the Salesianum School pitcher from third base and was watching the pitcher’s mouth. Once Gray saw the pitcher inhale, he sprinted right to the plate. Halfway down the line, the Dover High senior thought of the nightmare scenario — what if the batter swung? “I was like, ‘Please don’t swing,’” […]

Dover’s Quirk sparks rally to beat top seed William Penn in baseball

NEW CASTLE — On the bus ride up to William Penn High, Dover High coach Dave Gordon grabbed senior Sean Quirk. “I said, ‘Sean I’m going to call your number, I know it’s going to happen. You’ve got to be ready,” Gordon said. In the fifth inning, Gordon found Quirk again in the dugout and […]

Riders sweep boys, girls state tennis titles: CR’s Gundakaram, Dover’s Anyanwu win first singles crowns

MIDDLETOWN — Rishi Gundakaram said he never is nervous before his tennis matches. Well, almost. He admitted he felt some nerves on Friday afternoon, playing for the boys’ first singles championship. “There was a lot riding on it,” Gundakaram said. “I wasn’t just playing for myself, I was playing for my team. At the beginning, […]

5-run first inning carries Dover by Indian River 7-4 in baseball tourney opener

DAGSBORO — Before Dover High junior Hiram Davis even took the mound on Thursday, the Senators’ right-handed starting pitcher already had a five-run cushion. The No. 17 Senators used their five-run first inning to cruise to a 7-4 win over No. 16 Indian River in the first round of the DIAA baseball state tournament on […]

Dover boys win Div. I track state title

DOVER — They had to sit through two rain delays and didn’t receive their trophy until 11 p.m. But nothing was going to quell the Dover High boys’ celebration. The Senators earned the Division I track and field boys’ state championship late Tuesday night as the second day of the state meet wrapped up at […]