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Padua Pandas needed all five sets to knock off Wilmington Friends

Padua took an early lead in the critical fifth set only to have Friends fight back to bring the score within two.

Appo soccer sloughs off St. Georges, 3-1; will face Salesianum (again) Saturday

Appoquinimink will move on to face No. 2 Salesianum at Dover High Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. for the DIAA Division I championship.

Delaware’s Teacher of the Year channels hurt into inspiring career

Abandoned as a child, Kimberly Strong has turned her struggle to embrace her past into a classroom that welcomes diversity of all kinds.

Sallies forced to look to Pennsylvania for football opponents

The Salesianum School is now looking out of state to fill out the remainder of its football schedule. That move came after the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association board of directors, in an 8-5 vote on Thursday, rejected a proposal to...

After a decade at Salesianum, president Brendan Kennealey is leaving

After leading Salesianum School through a highly successful decade, School President Brendan  Kennealey is stepping down at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The Harvard-educated Kennealey served as the fourth president of the prestigious private Catholic high school for...

History rediscovered by school door: George Washington camped here

A decade-long quest to properly mark the history that was made in 1777 on land where Delcastle Technical High School now stands ended Wednesday with the installation of an official marker. The marker, by the school’s main entrance on Newport...

DIAA reverses stand and says fall high school sports can go ahead

“Let them play,” one email petition began, and they will. The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association unanimously today voted to allow fall high school sports to start. No dates were specified in the association’s first vote, which occurred after almost three...

State: Fall sports can go ahead, but football, wrestling teams must wear masks

NOTE: This report has been updated throughout. The state has issued new guidelines on fall sports, saying they can go on, but those participating in a high-risk sports such as football or wrestling must wear face coverings to play, among...

State to add machines that will quickly test for COVID on site

The state has been testing machines that allow quick answers on Covid-19 tests at the testing sites themselves. A.J. Schall Jr., director of the Delaware Division of Emergency management, said the federally approved new technology offers point-of-care machines that require...

High school athletes, parents ask state to let fall sports play now

DOVER – Delaware Military Academy sophomore Ashley Hughes stood in front of Delaware Legislative Hall Saturday to send a clear message to Gov. John Carney and other state officials that she and her fellow student-athletes want their sports back...
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State expects shipment of one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, maybe by week’s end

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose, unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which need two doses.

Smyrna still unbeaten, takes Henlopen Conference title in win over Seaford

Seaford will be the first seed in the state tournament, and Smyrna is the 6th seed.

COVID cases decline; more than 200,0000 vaccines given; state continues testing

The state has created a way for people to report violations of the state's vaccine policy
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