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Sammi Whelen smiles while running up the field during Indian River’s 0-4 loss to Delaware Military Academy on Thursday, May 30.

Indians’ soccer knocked out of playoffs by champs DMA

The Indian River High School girls’ soccer team certainly earned everything they got this season.

They earned their Henlopen Conference South Division title. They earned their spot in the Henlopen Conference championship game against...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:54pm

Indian River freshman Izzy Binko (center) drives up the field during a game earlier this season against Sussex Academy. Binko scored the game-winning goal for the Indians in their 2-1 quarterfinal win over Caravel Academy in the DIAA state playoffs last week.

Indians advance in DIAA state playoffs

Girls’ soccer takes down Mt. Pleasant, Caravel

The Indian River High School girls’ soccer team had little time to dwell on their disappointing Henlopen Conference Championship loss to Caesar Rodney on May 17. That was because 48 hours later they were back on the field, opening their DIAA...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:56pm

Indian River pitcher J.J. Killen sends one to homeplate during IR’s 7-4 loss to the Dover Senators on Thursday, May 24.

Henlopen South champs knocked out of state championship tournament

The Indian River High School baseball squad had been rolling over the past two or three weeks, clinching the Henlopen Conference South Division championship and earning a berth in the DIAA state championship tournament.

In only their...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:52pm

Abigail O’Shields sends a pitch to homeplate in IR’s 4-1 loss to Lake Forest on Monday, May 21.

Indians softball stymied by Spartans

Timely hitting. It’s the key to a team potentially winning or losing a game. Unfortunately for the Indian River High School softball team, their guests were able to get the timely hits this week, and they were not.

Stymied all game by Lake...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:40pm

Bailey Willey throws a pitch during Indian River’s 10-0 mercy-rule win over First State Military Academy on Tuesday, May 22.

Indians baseball turns around for mercy-rule shutout

There was a point a few weeks back when Indian River High School baseball skipper Derek “D.J.” Long was not happy with his team’s attitude, approach and interest level in a game against Delmarva Christian High School. However, a team meeting...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:38pm

Indian River Senior Sammi Whelen takes control of the ball during IR’s game against Sussex Academy last week.

Indians top Mt. Pleasant in state playoff game

High school girls’ soccer
Indian River 2, Mt. Pleasant 0

Izzy Binko scored both goals for the Indians in their DIAA Division II state playoffs opener last Saturday against the Green Knights.

Binko was able to find the back of...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:36pm

Indian River’s Jacob Anderson hit two home runs in Tuesday’s game against Caesar Rodney.

Indians baseball takes South with 20-5 win over Caesar Rodney

The old adage in baseball is that hitting is contagious. Such was the case in Tuesday’s Henlopen Conference South Division contest between Indian River High School and visiting Caesar Rodney.

The hitting was so contagious, someone should...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:02pm

Indian River’s softball squad joins hands before the game, knowing the South Division title was on the line.

Indians softball locks up Henlopen South with win over Riders

If you did the math beforehand, you kind of had a feeling about the significance of Tuesday’s Henlopen Conference South Division contest between the softball teams of Caesar Rodney and Indian River high schools.

Coming into the game, the...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Selbyville Middle School Indians’ girls’ soccer team gathers in front the net.

SMS soccer team marks third undefeated season

In middle-school sports, players and teams are often just trying to learn the game and prepare themselves for their future days at the high-school level.

The Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team is certainly the exception to that...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:57am

The Selbyville Middle School track team poses for a photo.

SMS track teams pull together for district championship

Selfless. Motivated. Successful.

Three words that can often describe the student-athletes at Selbyville Middle School, which, coincidentally, is known as SMS.

The school’s boys’ and girls’ track teams each recently won their...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:56am

Junior pitcher Abby O’Shields gets ready to fire the ball during Tuesday’s game against Milford.

O'Shields, Indians dominate defending state champs

When a pitcher can get early run support, it makes life so much easier in the circle.

Such was the case on Tuesday afternoon, May 8, for Indian River High School junior Abby O’Shields. The southpaw tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:54pm

Above: An Indian fights for possession of the ball against Christiana defenders.

Sports Report — May 11, 2018

High school girls’ lacrosse
Indian River 18, Christiana 0

It was a total team effort for the Indians as 15 different players scored in Monday’s non-conference meeting with Christiana en route to an 18-0 win.

Kealey Allison,...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:49pm

Patrick Gogerty helped improve IRHS Golf Team’s record to 7–4 with a win over Delmar.

Indians see victory over Wildcats on the links

Indian River High School’s golf team improved to 7-4 on the season with Tuesday’s 191-215 win over visiting Delmar at Cripple Creek Country Club.

Fighting chilly winds off of the bay, senior Mikaela Brosnahan led the Indians on May 8 with...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:28pm

The Indians’ J.J. Killen takes a homerun swing in the second inning.

Indians’ baseball drops a loss to DCHS

Early on Tuesday, May 1, it looked as though the Indian River High School baseball team was going to right the ship of what had been plaguing them the past two games.

However, an inability to eliminate mistakes, walks and a lack of...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:02pm

Sammi Whelen drives the ball up the field in Indian River’s win over Sussex Tech on Tuesday, May 1.

Indians top Tech in girls’ soccer

Well, when you’re hot, you’re hot!

Such is the case for the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team right now, as on Tuesday night the squad posted their fifth straight win with a convincing 3-0 decision against rival Sussex Tech at...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

One of the Indians prepares to send a volley back over the net in IR’s win over Lake Forest on Monday, April 30.

Indians tennis teams cruise by Lake Forest

Each of Indian River High School’s tennis teams, both boys and girls, earned 4-1 wins Monday, April 30, over Lake Forest in a home match.

It was the IR boys’ third straight win, but that leaves them with a 3-8 overall record with two-...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:53pm

IR’s Isabella Keith drives the ball upfield during a game last year vs. Caesar Rodney.

Indians look to reverse bad-luck loss streak

It was a cold, windy evening Tuesday, April 17, at Caesar Rodney High School — almost as cold as the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team’s offense the past two games.

The Riders, who defeated the Indians twice last year — including...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:58pm