W.T. Chipman teacher charged with sex offenses

HARRINGTON — A 63-year-old Felton man was charged with sex offenses for alleged improper touching of students while teaching at W.T. Chipman Middle School, Harrington Police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. Richard C. Ford turned himself in to authorities on Friday and was charged with two counts each of unlawful sexual contact where the […]

Eight school board candidates vie for Kent seats

Editor’s Note: Questionnaires for Sussex County school board candidates will appear in Saturday’s Delaware State News. DOVER — Even though this school year might be winding down, there are several candidates interested in helping lead school districts throughout Kent County in the future with positions on board of educations up for grabs. School board voting […]

Ex-Chipman coach charged after allegedly menacing wrestler

HARRINGTON – A 36-year-old Frederica man was arrested  after investigation into a terroristic threatening complaint while he was head wrestling coach at W. T. Chipman Middle School, police said Friday. James N. McNeil turned himself in to Harrington Police Thursday and was charged with aggravated menacing, carrying a concealed deadly weapon (firearm) and third-degree assault […]

Sound Off Delaware: Wrestling coach fired

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. A part-time head wrestling coach at W. T. Chipman Middle School was terminated after a student claimed to see a firearm being displayed during practice on Wednesday, according the Lake Forest District. […]

Lake Forest School District fires part-time wrestling coach

HARRINGTON — A part-time head wrestling coach at W. T. Chipman Middle School was terminated after a student claimed to see a firearm being displayed during practice on Wednesday, according the Lake Forest District. Harrington Police confirmed an investigation and said no charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon. Authorities were consulting with the […]

Lake Forest’s Harden carries giving spirit

FELTON — From mentoring young students in the Lake Forest School District to volunteering with a local food bank in Felton, 17-year-old Elle Harden has made an impression on people of all ages throughout Kent County. One of those people is his world history teacher, Karen Williams, at Lake Forest High School. “He’s just one […]

Refurbished Killens Pond Water Park unveiled

FELTON — The bolts have been screwed into the tubing, the ceremonial ribbon has been cut by Gov. Jack Markell and other dignitaries, and everything appears to be just about downstream from here for the refurbished Killens Pond Water Park. Officials from Killens Pond State Park and the Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control […]

Class of 2016: Lake Forest High School

Lake Forest High School’s Class of 2016: Valedictorian: Stephanie Jayne Lynn Salutatorian: Clinton Cole Rumley * National Honor Society Hunter Paul Adams *Austin David Aguilar Ariel Autumn Allen Christopher Lewis Andrieux Lillian Rae Ayers Alyssa Marie Banks Ebony Renee Banks William Anthony Banks Victoria Ashley Marie Bartlett-Cunningham Caitlyn Elizabeth Bauer Lenisha Evet Benson Eric Matthew […]

Lake Forest stuns Delmar on bizarre final play

FELTON — Austin Aguilar stood in the end zone, raising the ball above his head for the whole stadium to see with one hand and motioning to the referees, or really anyone would listen, with his other.

Few people were paying any attention to Aguilar though. About 40 yards away from him, the Delmar High football team was in a dogpile, celebrating what it thought was its first victory of the season.

Finally the referees confirmed what Aguilar thought. He had scored a touchdown with no time remaining to give Lake Forest High a 19-14 win on homecoming Saturday afternoon in a Henlopen Conference Southern Division clash.

Aguilar, Lake’s senior kicker, was attempting a potential game-winning 18-yard field goal with a second left on the final play. But the kick was blocked and the Wildcats stormed upfield as their bench ran to mob the defense.

The ball never crossed the line of scrimmage which Aguilar realized meant the play was still live. He ran back to scoop it up around the 11-yard line and carried it for his first ever touchdown.

“I was standing there (in the end zone) waiting for someone to react to me,” Aguilar said. “Even my own teammates had no idea I was back there.”

(See WBOC’s video.)

Three Delaware schools earn national blue ribbons

DOVER — Three Delaware schools are among 335 schools that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized Tuesday as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement. Caesar Rodney district’s W. B. Simpson Elementary School, Lake Forest East Elementary School and Cape Henlopen High […]