Panthers’ Obidike aims to shine for Gold in all-star hoop game

DOVER — Brandin Obidike might have thought his game was under the radar this year. Polytech High had a down year his senior season and finished 3-16. The Panthers were young, with Obidike one of the few seniors on the squad. Still, people took notice of him. Obidike was named to the All-Henlopen Conference Northern […]

Local roundup: Dover girls top Polytech 54-46 in Henlopen North finale

Dover High jumped out a 12-point first-quarter lead before downing Polytech, 54-46, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division girls’ basketball on Thursday evening. The Senators, who led 30-17 at halftime, finish the regular season at 10-10 after beating the Panthers for the second time this year. Polytech finishes its schedule with a record of 11-9. The […]

Smith steps down as Polytech head football coach

WOODSIDE — Kevin Smith and coaching have parted ways before, of course. And the Polytech High football coach admits it wasn’t easy in 2015 when he was away from the sport. But the fifth-year coach is going to try it again, deciding over the Christmas break to step down as the Panthers’ football head coach. […]

Local roundup: Polytech girls defeat nonconference hoop foe St. Mark’s 54-42

Three players scored in double figures to pace Polytech High to a 54-42 victory over St. Mark’s in non-conference girls’ basketball on Saturday afternoon. YaaYaa Afriyie (19 points), Jazmin Kellam (14) and Courtney Turner (14) all led the Panthers, who out-scored the Spartans, 15-8, in the fourth quarter to close out the win. Polytech (8-5) […]

From the sports editor: Polytech title still special and other notes

With the weather outside all over the place this winter weekend, here’s a collection of random notes from the local sports world: • Sixteen years after helping Polytech High win the DIAA state championship in girls’ basketball, that 2003 title remains a special moment in Tyresa Smith’s life. “It’s one of those moments in my […]

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 […]