Speak Out: ‘New era’ for Polytech

Polytech High’s football program was crippled by injuries early on, and the Panthers final two games were canceled for health and safety purposes. Tuesday night’s unanimous Board of Education vote to exit the Henlopen Conference in all sports after next school year nixed other options — stay in completely or try to relocate the football […]

School officials promote ‘new era’ for Polytech High athletic programs

WOODSIDE — Momentum toward leaving the Henlopen Conference steadily increased for at least two months. Polytech High’s football program was crippled by injuries early on, and the Panthers final two games were canceled for health and safety purposes. Tuesday night’s unanimous Board of Education vote to exit the Henlopen Conference in all sports after next […]

Cape edges Polytech 1-0 in semifinals, seeks D-I hockey three-peat

GEORGETOWN — Samantha Connors has played in big games before. It’s not a new concept for the Cape Henlopen High sophomore, but she certainly waited for the perfect opportunity to score her first DIAA state tournament goal. Connors’ first half score Thursday night sent the top-seeded Vikings past Polytech High, 1-0, in the Division I […]

Speak Out: Polytech leaving Henlopen Conference

Polytech High announced on Tuesday night that it will be leaving the Henlopen Conference in all sports following the 2020-21 school year. “While this was a difficult decision to make, the board believes that exiting the Henlopen North Athletic Conference and exploring a different approach is in the best interests of our students and families,” […]

Polytech to leave Henlopen Conference after 2020-21 school year

WOODSIDE — Polytech High announced on Tuesday night that it will be leaving the Henlopen Conference in all sports following the 2020-21 school year. The announcement comes after Polytech forfeited the final two games of its football season because of a dwindling number of players during the course of the year. It lost several players […]

Field hockey semifinals moved to Thursday

Both Division I field hockey state semifinals scheduled for Tuesday afternoon were postponed due to weather. The Cape Henlopen vs. Polytech and Dover vs. Padua matchups will each be played on Thursday at 4 p.m. Cape Henlopen and Polytech will still be played at Sussex Academy. The Dover-Padua contest, originally scheduled for at Delaware Military […]

Overtime goal lifts Polytech into Division I field hockey semifinals

WOODSIDE — It took some time and patience, but Polytech High knew it would eventually break through. After more than 20 penalty corner attempts, two disallowed goals, a missed penalty stroke and several shots that rolled just wide of the cage, it was only a matter of time before one of those shots went in. […]

Speak Out: Polytech forfeits final football games

After losing more than half its roster to injuries, Polytech High has decided to forfeit its two remaining varsity football games. The Panthers were slated to play at Milford Friday night before closing the season by hosting Smyrna on Nov. 8. • They don’t wanna be like they were 20 years ago when I went […]

Popp’s OT goal lifts Polytech by Smyrna 3-2 in field hockey finale

WOODSIDE — After a breakaway down the right side of the field, Megan Popp found herself with the ball all alone in front of the goal cage. She paused, for a brief moment, before sending the ball into the back of the cage for the game-winning goal in overtime. The score, her second of the […]

Gilpin’s goal gives Polytech 2OT victory

WOODSIDE – Dakota Gilpin wasn’t trying to score. The Polytech High senior midfielder just wanted to set up his teammate in front of the net. Instead, his crosser – intended for fellow senior Prosper-Julian Armah – ricocheted off a Sussex Tech High defender and into the back of the net for the game-winning goal in […]

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