Drive-by celebration replaces prom for Appoquinimink seniors

MIDDLETOWN — Saturday night would have marked prom for the upperclassmen at Appoquinimink High School, but seniors will have a different memory than the cohorts who came before them: their neighborhoods and school community coming together in creative ways — like a parade of cars — to celebrate them. “I think that most of them […]

Senior year, interrupted

Senior year is supposed to be the exciting endcap of “lasts”: last prom, last game as a high school athlete, last day of traditional school. For the class of 2020, some of those “lasts” came upon them a lot faster than expected. “I expected two weeks and then we’d be back to season and then […]

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 […]

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 […]