From the Sports editor: Smith never set out to be a hoop star

Tyresa Smith had always been a Delaware kid. She grew up in Dover and played basketball at Polytech High and then the University of Delaware. So heading to Russia to play professionally after college was an eye-opening experience. “It was kind of a big culture shock,” said Smith. “It was the longest plane ride I’d […]

New coach has Polytech going in right direction

WOODSIDE — For three days, Kyle Taylor felt sick to his stomach. His Polytech High girls’ basketball team had gotten the season off to such a great start. In Taylor’s first game as head coach, the Panthers knocked off Caesar Rodney, 56-42 — the program’s first win over the Riders in at least a decade. […]

Patterson’s 20 leads Ravens past Panthers in Pat Borowski Classic

FELTON — Senior Aniah Patterson led all scorers with 20 points in St. Thomas More Academy’s 46-40 win over Polytech High in Day 1 action of the Pat Borowski Classic at Lake Forest High Thursday afternoon. The win sets the Ravens (5-0) up with a Bracket B championship showdown against Dover High (4-2) tonight. Tip-off […]

Local roundup: Senator girls pull away for 56-44 win over Panthers

Dover High pulled away in the second half in posting a 56-44 victory over Polytech in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Friday night. The Senators trailed by a point at halftime before out-scoring the Panthers, 41-28, in the second half. Kerianne Smith scored 15 points with Ally Manifold adding 12 for Dover (3-2 North, 3-2 […]

Cape’s Marshall, Delmar’s Carr top all-state field hockey team

Cape Henlopen High’s Alia Marshall (Division I) and Delmar’s Ashlyn Carr (Division II) were named the state’s Players of the Year as the All-State Field Hockey team was announced on Wednesday. State champion Cape Henlopen had four players named to the first team in Division I while state champion Delmar had six players selected to […]

Smith’s two-goal game leads Cape Henlopen to Division I field hockey final

NEWARK — Every time the Cape Henlopen High field hockey team takes the field, the Vikings’ offensive unit’s primary objective is to score a goal within the first five minutes. The Vikings were unable to put one on the scoreboard within the first five minutes of Tuesday night’s Division I field hockey state semifinal showdown […]

Pigskin Picks

The Henlopen Conference football regular season reaches the finishes line tonight. There’s rivalries, state tournament seeding and a division title all on the line. Here’s our predictions for the local high school as well as college games being played this weekend: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 83-24 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 84-23 Ben Heck, […]

Bayley’s OT goal lifts Panthers by Sussex Tech 2-1 in D-I hockey tourney opener

WOODSIDE — Lacy Bayley saw the ball break free and pounced. The Polytech High senior managed to tip it before it even hit the ground. Bayley’s overtime goal gave the fourth-seeded Polytech field hockey team a 2-1 victory over fifth seed Sussex Tech on Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Division I DIAA […]

Cape, Delmar earn top seeds in field hockey state tourneys

Cape Henlopen and Delmar High were both named the top seeds as the fields for the DIAA Division I and II field hockey tournaments were announced on Friday. A total of seven Henlopen Conference teams made the two brackets – four in Division I and three in Division II. With all four downstate squads on […]

Pigskin Picks

It’s week nine of the high school football season and again weather could be an issue with a few schools moving up the starting  time of their games to try to avoid the forecast storm. Here’s our predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 73-22 Tim […]