Dowdy opens season with a gem

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Dover Softball team posing after defeating Cape Henlopen photo by Dover Lady Senators Facebook page Dover senior Alexis Dowdy was nearly “unhittable” Tuesday as she struck out 12 and allowed just 2 singles in a 5-inning shut-out win at Cape Henlopen 11-0 in the season opening softball game for both schools. A sparse crowd braved the blustery conditions as wind …

Sals head back to the BOB after surviving in OT

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Salesianum boys basketball team celebrates after defeating Dover in the DIAA Quarterfinals photo by Nick Halliday It was a shame that this matchup had to take place so early in the DIAA Boys’ Basketball State Tournament.  These two programs were in Delaware Live’s top 10 all year and were in the top 5 most of the year.  Dover came into …

Dover defense stifles Cavaliers

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Dovers Elijah Sessoms goes up to contest a shop by Middletowns Jaden Rogers photo by Nick Halliday The DIAA boys basketball second round matchup between No. 9 seed Dover and No.  Middletown promised to be an exciting game in front of a boisterous sellout crowd, and it was … for two quarters. The Dover defense held host Middletown to just …

Dover rides Tolson’s 3rd quarter barrage to beat CR

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Tyrone Tolson Dover Boys Basketball flexs during the game photo by Nick Halliday The 2nd ranked Dover Senators held a 21-16 lead at halftime over cross-town rival Caesar Rodney when “mild-mannered Clark Kent transformed into Superman ” in the person of Tyrone Tolson. Just like Superman changed in a phone booth, Tolson (who had not scored in the 1st half) …

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Fourth quarter run propels Dover to victory

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Dover Boys Basketball team celebrating photo by Nick Halliday The 2nd ranked Dover Senators used a 12-0 run to start the final quarter and never looked back in a 76-52 win in boys basketball at Smyrna Tuesday night. The Senators’ Jaheim Harrell was red-hot beyond the arc as he drained 7 three-pointers on his way to a game-high 27 points. …

Dover defensive effort keys comeback

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Dover’s Lance Rainford blocks a shot against Middletown Dover –  An early season matchup of two top 5 teams did not disappoint as 4th ranked Dover outlasted #2 Middletown 58-53 in boys basketball Thursday night. The Cavaliers dominated the opening 8:00 minutes, shooting at a torrid pace to take a 24-5 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. Junior …

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Late game heroics send Dover to DIAA Semifinals

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Middletown-The DIAA quarterfinal playoff game between the 4th seed St. George’s and 5th seed Dover was expected to be close, and the two teams did not disappoint. A “bundled up” boisterous crowd witnessed a scoreless first half dominated by penalties and stellar defensive play as the Hawks and Senators held each  other “at bay” until the third quarter. Dover had …

King Knight has a homecoming to remember

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Wayne Knight scored four touchdowns and was crowned homecoming king as Smyrna clinched the inaugural class AAA – district 2 title with a 34-13 win over Dover Friday night. The Eagles are 3-0 in district play (5-2 overall) with one district game remaining against Cape Henlopen November 12th.  Smyrna unveiled its brand new inflatable Eagle during pregame before a capacity …