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 […]

Virus forces Dover boys, Cape girls to host semifinal tourney games tonight

Thanks to coronavirus concerns, the DIAA state basketball tournaments have a new schedule. Both the boys’ and girls’ semifinals are scheduled tonight. All will be home games for teams with the better seed, except the No. 1 Sanford vs. No. 5 Appoquinimink boys’ game which will be hosted at St. Mark’s School at 7 p.m. […]

Senators return to boys semifinals: Dover overcomes slow start, tops Sals 60-50

DOVER — Twelve minutes into Saturday night’s state quarterfinals, Dover High’s boys’ basketball team had scored a mere four points. Senators’ coach Stephen Wilson knew how it looked. “I knew people were going to doubt us and say, ‘There he goes again, Wilson’s blowing it again,’” the veteran coach admitted. “But I didn’t doubt my […]

Dover ousts Seaford 63-47, returns to boys quarterfinals

DOVER — Until two years ago, most of these guys were Jy’Heim Spencer’s teammates. So the Dover High center was excited to see Seaford make it to the second round of the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament. But, considering that the Blue Jays were lined up across from the Senators on Thursday night, Spencer had […]