Commentary: Show the right kind of support from the stands

Families and supporters of high school athletes here in Delaware, this message is for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your student athlete, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. These are great behaviors to model for our children. However, how you interact […]

Poetry Out Loud semis set for tonight

DOVER — Poetry Out Loud, the free recitation contest, will start with a semifinal competition at Modern Maturity Center in Dover today ast 7 p.m. This year’s semi-finals judges are: • Jamie Brunson, executive director, First Person Arts, Philadelphia • Sherry Gage Chappelle, 2016 Individual Artist Fellow: Poetry • Russell Endo, 2011 Individual Artist Fellow: […]

This weekend’s local football predictions

As the Henlopen Conference football season enters its second week, here’s our predictions for the downstate and local college games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News 11-3 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News 13-1 Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle 7-7 Glenn Frazer, 105.9-FM radio 11-3 Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV 9-5 High School Today’s games Games start at 7 p.m. […]

This weekend’s local football predictions

With the local football schedule swinging into full action this weekend, here’s our predictions for the Henlopen Conference and local college games. Andy Walter, Delaware State News Tim Mastro, Delaware State News Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle Glenn Frazer, 105.9-FM Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV Tonight’s games Games start at 7 p.m. unless noted. Middle Township, N.J. at […]

Beebe unveils robotic surgical system

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare welcomed the newest member of its team this month — the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. And, behind the advanced surgical robot is a team of highly trained and dedicated health professionals with Beebe Healthcare’s Center for Robotic Surgery. “The creation of the surgical robotics program at Beebe and the acquisition […]

COMMENTARY: The inherent risks of sport specialization

One of the responsibilities that parents and guardians take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. Families also can help their older children protect themselves from sports injuries simply by encouraging them to play multiple sports rather […]

COMMENTARY: The truth about sports scholarships

Many parents dream of their children landing college athletic scholarships by specializing in a sport year-round outside of their schools. While not every child will earn an athletic scholarship, there are many benefits to high school athletics that students can realize. In education-based high school sports, student-athletes are taught, as the term implies, that grades […]

CR’s Candeloro, Delmar’s Hearn receive Coach of Year honors

CR football coach Dan Candeloro by .

  DOVER — Dan Candeloro’s first two seasons as the head football coach weren’t easy. The longtime assistant only had a pair of wins in his first year before a 1-9 season in 2016. But it all turned around this season for the Riders. Candeloro helped CR re-establish its strong football tradition, leading the Riders […]

COMMENTARY: Become an official – Stay connected to high school sports

They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials. These individuals are so important that, in fact, there would be no organized competitive sports at the high school level without […]

Local college notebook: Is Middletown product Wade headed to Hens? QB would fit in

Darius Wade’s four-year football career at Boston College was full of peaks and valleys. The former Middletown High quarterback played in 25 games for the Eagles, making three starts for the Eagles when he was only a sophomore. But Wade also broke his left ankle that season and had his playing time was limited over […]