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 […]

Panthers douse Wilmington Charter 13-5 in girls lacrosse tourney opener

By Tim Mastro FREDERICA — The Polytech High girls’ lacrosse team practiced outside in the pouring rain one day before its opening round state tournament game. It wasn’t fun, but it helped the Panthers get ready for the conditions on Thursday. Mackenzie Estrada and Madi McKay each scored four goals as the Panthers downed Wilmington […]

Polytech softball happy to be back in state tournament

WOODSIDE — Struggling last year was one thing. The Polytech High softball team was only one season removed from winning its first state title. Still, the Panthers were young and had a new coaching staff last spring. So it wasn’t a complete surprise when they finished just 5-13. But when Polytech started off only 1-4 […]

Local roundup: Panthers rally for softball win over Knights

Polytech High put up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a 5-3 victory over Sussex Central in Henlopen Conference softball on Tuesday afternoon. The win was the fourth in a row for the Panthers, who finish the regular season with a record of 11-7. Kylie Nagle homered and doubled […]

Local college notebook: Former Polytech hoop star Gray transfers from San Diego to Towson

Juwan Gray will be playing college basketball a little closer to home in the next few years. About 3,000 miles closer. The former Polytech All-Stater recently announced that he’s transferring from San Diego to Towson for the final two seasons of his career. The 6-foot-8 forward, who will have to sit out next year, helped […]