From the sports editor: Legendary Seaford coach Dickerson was the real deal

The story goes that Ron Dickerson’s nickname was first uttered at a Seaford High football practice in about 1970. Dickerson was an assistant to head coach Ben Sirman at the time. It seems that the Blue Jays’ defense wasn’t making the offense work hard enough in practice. So Dickerson was sent over to get them […]

Local roundup: Seaford football coaching legend Ron Dickerson dies

Former Seaford High coaching legend Ron Dickerson passed away on Saturday, the school announced. Known as ‘Captain Dick,’ Dickerson led the Blue Jays to four state championships — two in football and two in baseball. In the early 1980s, Dickerson coached Seaford to three straight football state championship games. The Jays won the Division I […]

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The Henlopen Conference football regular season reaches the finishes line tonight. There’s rivalries, state tournament seeding and a division title all on the line. Here’s our predictions for the local high school as well as college games being played this weekend: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 83-24 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 84-23 Ben Heck, […]

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It’s week nine of the high school football season and again weather could be an issue with a few schools moving up the starting  time of their games to try to avoid the forecast storm. Here’s our predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 73-22 Tim […]

Lake Forest toasts homecoming with 45-8 win over Seaford

FELTON — Lake Forest High’s defense set the tempo and intensity from the opening whistle in a 45-8 homecoming victory over Seaford High Saturday afternoon. The Spartans (4-4) put up five first-quarter touchdowns and forced three turnovers en route to the 37-point blowout. Just 1:19 into the game, junior defensive lineman Kristopher Thompson recovered a […]

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While the weekend Northeaster has moved up many of the starting times for tonight’s high school football games, it still figures to be another critical weekend in local football. Here’s our predictions for the Henlopen Conference and local college games. Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 65-19 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 68-16 Ben Heck, Milford […]

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There’s a lot riding on Smyrna High’s big homecoming showdown with Dover tonight. Both teams are fighting for an at-large berth in the DIAA Division I state tournament. Here’s our picks for all the Henlopen Conference and local college football games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 60-14 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 62-12 Ben Heck, […]

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It’s been three-plus seasons since any team in the Henlopen Northern Division beat Smyrna High in football. But Sussex Central has probably played the Eagles as tough as anybody. Tonight, Smyrna heads to Georgetown to put its 20-game North winning streak on the line against the Golden Knights, who have registered three straight shutouts. Here’s […]

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As the Henlopen Conference football season reaches the halfway point, here are the State News’ predictions for this weekend’s local high school and college games. Andy Walter, Delaware Stare News: 44-9 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 45-8 Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 36-17 Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 41-12 Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 41-12 Today’s high school […]

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With Henlopen Conference teams opening their Northern and Southern Division schedules tonight, here’s our predictions for local high school and college games: Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 35-8 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 37-6 Ben Heck, Delaware State News: 28-15 Glenn Frazer, 105.9-FM: 33-10 Matt Pancek, WBOC-TV: 32-11 Today’s games High School Games start at […]