Ex-NFL player helping UD student-athletes make own transition

NEWARK — Technically, Gino Gradkowski isn’t an athlete any more. But this is a guy who says he started playing football when he was 4 years old. The 31-year-old former Delaware and NFL offensive lineman says sports will always be some part of his life. “I continue to work out,” said Gradkowski. “I’ve already dropped […]

Roundup: Leatherbury picked up by Arizona Cardinals

Shane Leatherbury didn’t get to hear his name called in the NFL Draft. But the Delmar High grad did get the call he was hoping for shortly after the draft ended on Saturday. The Arizona Cardinals signed Leatherbury to a free-agent contract, continuing what has already been a memorable football journey for the wide receiver. […]

Newman steps down as coach at First State Military Academy

CLAYTON — Blair Newman can admit it now. The idea of being a high school head football coach was a little daunting to the former Caesar Rodney High standout four years ago. Newman wasn’t even 30 yet. And he was going to be building a program at a new school, First State Military. “I told […]

Fall sports teams get early start

Losing three days of summer break isn’t a big deal for Mike Judy. Especially if it means he’ll be on the football field for those three days. His Smyrna High football squad returned to the field Monday morning as fall sports teams across the state of Delaware hit the practice fields for the first time […]

Blue-Gold game officially moves to Friday night

NEWARK — For the first time in its 64-year history, the Blue-Gold senior all-star football game was played under Friday Night Lights. And that’s when it will continue to be played. The Blue-Gold game is officially moving to Friday night from now on after years of being contested on Saturdays. The first time was this […]

Woodbridge’s Haynes on minds of Blue-Gold participants

NEWARK — Brock Keeler has always worn No. 44. That number has never had more significance to him than it does right now. Keeler and the rest of the Woodbridge High football program will be decked out in fours this weekend. Keeler is one of four Woodbridge players participating in the 64th annual DFRC Blue-Gold […]