Local roundup: Panthers pick up first football win 42-13 over Indian River

Polytech High rolled to a 42-13 victory over Indian River as the Panthers picked up their first football win of the season on Friday night. It was the second year in a row that Polytech (1-1) topped the Indians (1-1). The contest was played at Kent County’s Turf Field just outside Dover. Franklin, Md. 28, […]

Local roundup: Bayley leads Polytech field hockey team by Milford 4-1 in opener

Lacy Bayley netted a pair of goals to pace Polytech High to a season-opening 4-1 field hockey victory over Milford High on Wednesday afternoon. Nadja Postell and Jennah Morris also scored for Polytech. Olivia Cromer provided the lone goal for Milford. Polytech out-shot the Buccaneers 27-1 but Isabella Keesler-Evans recorded 23 saves. The game was […]

Local roundup: Panthers fall to A.I. du Pont in football season opener

A.I. du Pont High scored 49 first-half points en route to a 56-14 victory over Polytech in the football season opener for both teams on Monday evening. The contest was played on Appoquinimink’s artificial turf field after being rained out on Friday night. The Panthers tied the contest at 7-7 on Donald Rawley’s 96-yard kickoff […]

Young Panthers growing into new roles

WOODSIDE — There’s nothing Kevin Smith can do to bring back the 19 seniors he graduated from last year’s Polytech High football team. But the Panthers’ coach does hope that some of the confidence those seniors helped instill in their younger teammates still remains. After going 6-4 last year — the program’s first winning season […]

Polytech products aiming for Gold success

NEWARK — Polytech High’s Tucker Reed and Doug Reed like to talk some good-natured trash when they’re out on the football field. But the cousins don’t do it to the other team, it’s directed toward each other. “We always try to one-up each other,” Tucker Reed said. “When we’re on the field we’ll be talking […]

Polytech falls to Salesianum in baseball tournament

WILMINGTON — Polytech High gave Salesianum School a scare, but another tournament upset wasn’t in the cards. Salesianum defeated the Panthers 8-3 in the second round of the DIAA state tournament on Saturday. The eighth-seeded Sals advanced to face No. 17 seed Dover on Wednesday afternoon. Polytech, the tournament’s 24th seed, ended its season at […]

Polytech edges Wilmington Friends 3-1 in 8-inning baseball tourney opener

WILMINGTON — Two days ago, it looked like the Polytech High baseball team would not make the 24-team state tournament field. Some results went the Panthers way on the last day of the season and they found themselves as the last team in. And they didn’t waste the opportunity. Senior T.J. Mitchell’s triple in the […]

Panthers stop Caesar Rodney streak in golf tourney

  DOVER — Probably not many people were surprised that Kyle Strassle won the Henlopen Conference Tournament individual golf title on Tuesday. The Milford High senior was the defending champion after all. But Polytech capturing the Henlopen tourney team trophy was another story. It may have been the first time the Panthers have won the […]

Anderson goes 6 hitless innings as Smyrna tops Polytech 4-1 in softball tournament opener

SMYRNA — Senior Jessica Anderson pitched six hitless innings to start and Smyrna High needed all of them in a 4-1 state tournament softball win over Polytech Monday afternoon. It wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth that the second-seeded Eagles broke open a scoreless tie with four runs to establish control in the first […]

Panthers rally but fall to Auks in girls lacrosse tournament

CLAYMONT — Down by six at halftime, the Polytech High girls’ lacrosse team wanted to chip away in the second half. The Panthers won the second half, but came up just short in the game. Polytech closed within three goals late but ran out of time, falling 12-9 to host Archmere Academy in the quarterfinals […]