Wolverines lose one grid game

DOVER — It’s still too early to tell whether there will be a local college football season this fall. But decisions are starting to be made that will impact whether or not games are played. Wesley College opponent the College of New Jersey just announced that it is canceling its upcoming football season because of […]

Local college notebook: Bottiglieri retiring as Wesley defensive coordinator

DOVER — Originally, the plan was for him to coach one more season. That would have put Joe Bottiglieri at an even 50 seasons on the sidelines. But, of course, nobody planned on the world having to deal with a conronavirus pandemic, either. So with the sports world up in the air right now, Bottiglieri […]

From the sports editor: No timetable right now for college sports’ return

DOVER — They could just talk on an old-fashioned conference call, of course. But Tracey Short thinks it’s better when the Wesley College athletic department gets together on Zoom. That way they can see each other, too. “For the most part, we’re all team players,” said Short, Wesley’s athletic director and field hockey coach. “We’re […]

Being part of Nats’ title was special for Keister

Tripp Keister wasn’t going to ride in the parade. Not, at first anyway. He thought that moment should be left for the Washington Nationals’ players and coaches — the people directly involved with the franchise’s first World Series title last November. In the end, though, there was Keister, riding atop a double-decker bus through streets […]

Wesley’s Williams on the radar of NFL teams

DOVER — The closest Coray Williams had ever gotten to some of these guys was watching them on TV. But, here he was, a safety from tiny Wesley College, lining up with players from Division I FBS schools. Williams had earned the spot, though, being moved up from the small-school all-stars to practice against the […]

Wesley’s Dalious at peace with career’s end

DOVER — Brandi Dalious remembers thinking something wasn’t right. She and her Wesley College softball teammates were having a normal practice last Thursday afternoon. “But there was just this weird vibe going on,” said Dalious. “The three seniors, we were like, ‘What’s going on? Nobody’s really telling us anything and they’re acting really strange with […]

From the sports editor: Azzanesi excited for new chapter

Two decades ago, Steve Azzanesi didn’t think he had a future in football. He thought his future was in talking about it. As a Wesley College grad, the former Wolverine quarterback spent over two years working for local TV station WBOC as a sports reporter/cameraman. “I would anchor whenever somebody wanted off for the holidays,” […]

Knapp looking to keep Wolverines focused

DOVER — Chip Knapp liked a lot of what he was seeing. It may have only been spring football practice for his Wesley College football players. But the Wolverines had a lot of energy when they took the field for their first two sessions. “We started our preparing for business as usual,” said Knapp, Wesley’s […]

Local roundup: Wesley’s Cameron makes All-Regional team

Wesley College basketball player Brian Cameron has added another honor to his impressive collection. The Wolverines’ senior guard was named to the D3hoops All-Atlantic Region first team earlier this week. Cameron broke his own school record for points in a season with 815 this winter. He finished third nationally in Division III at 29.1 points […]

Plenty of positives in Wesley’s hoop finale

DOVER — The Wesley College men’s basketball team had just lost its biggest game of the season. The Wolverines’ season was over. But coach Dean Burrows said he and his players still celebrated after their 81-69 loss to Randolph-Macon in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament on March 6. Not only did […]