Defending champ Eagles top Panthers 5-1 in softball tourney opener

SMYRNA — Julia Thuer saw the infield creeping in and thought she should aim for the area in between first and second base. Two runners were in scoring position, the game was tied and Thuer was trying to get at least one in. She plated both of them. Thuer’s go-ahead two-RBI single sparked a four-run […]

Richardson leaving Polytech

WOODSIDE — There’s a couple things Lynn Richardson really loves. One, of course, is her family. And the other is her players and students at Polytech High. But after 28 years as the Panthers’ successful coach in field hockey and then girls’ lacrosse, Richardson has decided it’s time to spend a little more time with […]

Local roundup: 7-run fourth lifts Panthers to 11-2 win over Milford

Polytech High erupted for seven runs in the fourth inning en route to an 11-2 win over Milford in Henlopen Conference softball on Wednesday afternoon. Kaite Burawski pitched a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts to earn the win for the Panthers. Madison Hazen and Haley Wich both had multiple hits for Polytech, which also scored four […]

Roundup: Polytech edges Cape Henlopen 8-7 in baseball

Polytech High rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and three more in the eighth to edge Cape Henlopen, 8-7, in Henlopen Conference baseball on Tuesday afternoon. The Vikings twice in the top of the seventh on Mason Fluharty’s two-run home run before adding two more runs in the eighth to […]

Cape Henlopen stays perfect with 15-3 win over Polytech

LEWES — The Cape Henlopen High girls’ lacrosse team moved one win closer to doing something it hasn’t done since 2012. A 15-3 win over Henlopen North opponent Polytech High Friday night moved the Vikings to 12-0 on the season. Coach Lindsey Underwood’s Vikings squad, winner of the last 10 girls’ lacrosse state titles, is […]

Eagles earn 7th softball shutout with 7-0 win over Polytech

WOODSIDE — Facing tough competition in the pitcher’s circle, Lexi Moore knew her team needed an early offensive spark. The Smyrna High junior shortstop provided just that, driving the third pitch of the game into the right-centerfield gap and using her wheels to turn the line drive into a leadoff inside-the-park home run. “I knew […]

Panthers win 4th straight, down St. Andrew’s 15-12 in girls lacrosse

WOODSIDE — When a team graduates seven seniors, there’s always going to be some uncertainty about how the following season will go. So the Polytech High girls lacrosse team wasn’t sure what to expect this year. What the Panthers have now is a four-game winning streak. Polytech downed St. Andrew’s 15-12 on Monday in a […]

Mason returns to Polytech as head football coach

WOODSIDE — When Robert Mason talked with Polytech High’s football players on Wednesday, it was a little bit more of a reunion than a first meeting. Mason had been an assistant with the Panthers from 2013-16, coaching this year’s juniors when they were freshmen. “They were excited to see me back,” he said, “and I’m […]

Barr hurls shutout as Eagles blank Panthers 7-0

WOODSIDE — The first win of the season was nice for the Smyrna High baseball team. But Hunter Barr wanted a little something extra. He was gunning for the shutout. Barr stayed under the 85-pitch count for the early part of the season to toss a complete game shutout for Smyrna as the Eagles won […]

Local roundup: Biddle leads Panthers to 5-2 baseball win over Lake Forest

Austin Biddle struck out six and collected three hits to lead the Polytech High baseball team to a 5-2 victory over Lake Forest on Tuesday afternoon. Chase Rebuck knocked in a pair of runs for the Panthers. Biddle added a double. Nathan McGray had two hits, including a triple, to lead Lake Forest. Dover 5, […]