Local roundup: Panthers rally from 14 down to edge CR 49-45 in girls hoops

Polytech High rallied from an early 14-point deficit to top Caesar Rodney, 49-45, in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Friday evening. The Panthers, who trailed 15-2 after the first quarter, out-scored the Riders, 16-5, in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Yaa Yaa Afriyie netted a game-high 23 points for Polytech with Jazmin […]

Polytech still looking at football future

WOODSIDE — Polytech High has cleared one major obstacle in the immediate future of its football program. But the Kent County school still has some decisions to make as the program moves forward. Polytech announced last week that the Henlopen Conference has now given it permission to drop out of the league in football only […]

Roundup: Afriyie leads Polytech girls 45-41 over Sussex Central

Yaa Yaa Afriyie netted 20 points as Polytech High knocked off Sussex Central, 45-41, in Henlopen Northern Division girls’ basketball on Tuesday night. The win marked the Panthers’ second victory over the Golden Knights in the last three meetings. Kallie Hopkins added 10 points for Polytech, which held a 35-33 lead going into the fourth […]

Local roundup: Panthers outscore Bucs by 18 in 4th for 55-54 North win

Polytech High out-scored Milford by 18 points in the fourth quarter to shock the Buccaneers, 55-54, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ basketball on Friday night. Milford led 47-30 going into the final eight minutes only to have the Panthers finish the contest on a 25-7 run. The Bucs led, 15-4, after the first quarter. […]

College notebook: Change of scenery works for Polytech grad Gray

Things are definitely different for Juwan Gray these days. About 3,000 miles different. The last time the former Polytech High basketball standout played for real, he was in San Diego. Now, however, the 6-foot-8 junior forward is at Towson, just a couple-hours drive from his hometown of Dover. “It’s different,” Gray joked about the change […]

Polytech girls shake off slow start

WOODSIDE — On the court, Polytech High only came away with a couple losses. But, off the court, the Panthers built a new-found sense of togetherness. In that sense, the holiday-break trip Polytech took to a tournament in Wildwood, N.J. felt like a turning point for Polytech’s girls’ basketball players. “It definitely brought us together,” […]

Local roundup: Afriyie’s historic night leads Polytech

YaaYaa Afriyie achieved multiple milestones at Polytech on Friday. Afriyie netted a career-high 33 points to lift the Panthers over Sussex Tech 67-61 in overtime in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division contest. It was the third-straight win for the Panthers who improved to 5-5 overall. Afriyie also scored her 1,000th career point in the first […]

Commentary: Polytech decision sends the wrong message to kids

While I was a member of the Sussex Tech board in the 1980s, their football program was achieving the same results Polytech is experiencing, a depressed football program. Our administration wanted to do exactly what Polytech has agreed to do, pull out of the conference and pick and choose their own independent schedule. I argued […]

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 […]

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