Spartans seek to pick up where they left off

DOVER — Fred Johnson knew there would be some growing pains following Lake Forest High’s 2015 season. After all, they had just lost more than 20 seniors to graduation from that eight-win season. The Spartans football team went just 2-8 the following season, following it up with a four-win campaign in 2017. “We knew it […]

7v7 summer league helps area football teams

Football season has started early for a few Kent County teams. Three teams participated in the New Castle County 7v7 football league this summer. Dover High, Smyrna High and Lake Forest all took part in the five-week, 20-team league. Each team played two games on Tuesdays throughout June and July for a total of 10 […]

Spartans’ Salandy excited for Blue-Gold opportunity

NEWARK — After walking off the field in early November, Shyron Salandy thought he had played the final down of his high school football career. The senior quarterback had just led his Lake Forest High football team on a game-winning drive, which resulted in a 32-yard field goal that lifted the Spartans to a 31-28 […]

Dover boys, Lake Forest girls shine at state track championships

DOVER — Thanks to a strong performance in field events, the Dover High boys track and field team sits in first place in Division I after the first day of the DIAA state track championships. The champions will be crowned today when the meet resumes at 11 a.m. Dover leads the Division I boys’ standings […]

Hajek’s OT goal lifts Bucs past Spartans 14-13 in boys lacrosse

FELTON — Landan Hajek wanted to send his team home with a road win, so when the Milford High sophomore saw the opportunity to do so he made sure to take advantage. Hajek’s game-winning goal with 1:45 remaining in overtime lifted his Bucs past rival Lake Forest High, 14-13, Wednesday night. “I saw an open […]

Lake Forest coach Hovington remembered as selfless on and off the field

FELTON — Wherever you found Andreas Conquest, it’s more than likely you would find Ronnie Hovington. The two cousins, who grew up playing football together, were nearly inseparable through high school and college. “Back then, if people saw Ronnie, they probably saw me. If you saw me, you probably saw him,” said Conquest. It was […]

Petty’s HR clinches Bucs’ 11-10 Battle of the Bat victory over Lake in 8 innings

FELTON — Morgan Petty was struggling to see the ball for much of the game. The Milford High centerfielder still managed to lay down a couple of hits through the game’s first seven innings Friday night. When she came to the plate in the top of the eighth inning, she cranked the second pitch of […]

Milford edges Lake Forest 14-13 in boys lacrosse

FREDERICA — When Lake Forest High netted four consecutive goals to erase a four-goal deficit to tie the game with 4:38 remaining, the Milford High boys’ lacrosse team remained calm. Junior Alex Herka scored the game-winning goal at the 2:21 mark of the quarter to lead Milford to a 14-13 victory over the division rival […]

Senators hang on, edge Spartans 6-5 in baseball opener

DOVER — Dave Gordon needed to find someone who could record three more outs. The Dover High baseball coach picked Andrew Carney. Carney came in with the bases loaded and no outs to set down three straight Lake Forest High batters as the Senators earned a 6-5 victory on Tuesday afternoon in the season opener […]

Local roundup: Lake Forest edged by Ursuline 4-3 in girls soccer opener

Juniors Elle Wood and Alexa McCracken each recorded a goal and an assist in Lake Forest High’s 4-3 season-opening loss to Ursuline in girls’ soccer on Monday afternoon. Lake Forest out-shot the Raiders, 15-12, while senior goalkeeper Riley Wood made seven saves for the Spartans. Trailing 2-0 early, Wood put the Spartans on the board […]