High school notebook: Swim teams may be looking for new homes

The coronavirus pandemic has already brought plenty of changes to high school fall sports. But it’s also starting to have an impact on winter ones, too. Because of state restrictions on pool capacities right now, schools that practice and compete in YMCA pools may have to find new facilities for their programs. The loss of […]

Lake’s Thompson opts to stay near home with Hornets

DOVER — Kris Thompson remembers when the lightbulb first went on. It was during his sophomore football season at Lake Forest High and he switched from linebacker to the defensive line. Up until then, Thompson was just a big, athletic kid who played the sport because he could. “One of our linemen got hurt and […]

From the sports editor: 50 years later, Lake still thinks of Adams

The moment, silly as it was, is frozen in time. Mike Adams, his head thrown back, dangles a goldfish over his wide-open mouth. Harrington High classmate Phyllis Holson holds out a couple dollar bills as the incentive for Adams to swallow the fish. Dave Adams thinks of that yearbook photo when he thinks of his […]

Collins quickly grew into a big goal scorer for Lake Forest

FELTON — Kade Collins was a football player before he took up lacrosse. The way he saw it, the two sports had a lot in common. “It was very action-packed, fast-paced,” the Lake Forest High senior said about lacrosse. “And you got to run around with a stick and hit people.” Collins liked the new […]

Athlete of the Week: Lake’s Wood is good at reaching her goals

(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, Lake Forest High’s Elle Wood won our readers’ poll for girls’ soccer.) HARRINGTON — […]

Lake grad Glanden, Hens were on a roll

NEWARK — Having patience always seems to be a little tougher when you’re young. For former Lake Forest High softball standout Brooke Glanden, even having just one season of college under her belt seemed to make a big difference. The Delaware sophomore first baseman said she just felt more relaxed at the plate this spring. […]

Lake Forest four-sport athlete likes keeping busy

FELTON — Sitting still isn’t something that Hailey Moore is great at. So the current shutdown hasn’t been easy for the Lake Forest High senior. “I’ve been very antsy,” said the 17-year-old. The fact is, in the normal world, it’s difficult to find a time when Moore isn’t really busy. Not only is she a […]

Local roundup: Lake Forest girls advance with 57-44 tourney win over Appo

No. 12 Lake Forest High downed No. 21 Appoquinimink, 57-44, in the opening round of the DIAA girls’ basketball state tournament on Wednesday night. The victory sends the Spartans (16-5) to Wilmington on Friday for a second-round game at fifth-seeded St. Elizabeth (14-5). Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday’s win was the fourth in […]

Local roundup: Cape edges Lake Forest 50-49 in boys hoops

Cape Henlopen High held off Lake Forest High 50-49 in a boys’ basketball matchup on Thursday night. The Vikings moved to 2-2 overall with the win. The Spartans dropped to 1-3. Appoquinimink 80, Caesar Rodney 67: The Riders led 40-28 at halftime before Appoquinimink’s second half comeback dealt CR its first loss of the season. […]

Roundup: Lake Forest remains unbeaten with 63-26 win over Milford

Lake Forest High out-scored Milford by 25 points in the second half to close out a 63-26 victory over Milford in girls’ basketball on Tuesday evening. The Spartans led 29-17 at halftime before improving to 4-0. Lake Forest has won 20 of its last 24 regular-season games since last season. The Buccaneers are 0-5. Delmar […]