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A Selbyville Middle School player fights a tackle during a game earlier this season.

SMS football, field hockey finish with winning records

With a chance to finish their 2018 campaign with an undefeated record, the Selbyville Middle School football squad came up just short, with a 6-0 loss to Millsboro in the final game of the season, on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The team battled for...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:41am

IR field hockey takes a turn in ‘the dance’

The 2018 campaign for the Indian River High School field hockey team was more than coach Jodi Stone could have expected when camp started way back in August.

With no senior leaders, Stone and the Indians were going to rely heavily on a...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:32am

 Indian River field hockey player Sammi Whelen advances the balls upfield during IR’s 10-3 win over Worcester Prep during a game last year.

Young Indians field hockey players eager to get started

With a roster that features no seniors, the Indian River High School field hockey team will certainly have its work cut out for it this season. However, what they lack in seniors they more than make up for in desire, fight and determination....

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:20pm

IR field hockey ends week with wins

Special to the Coastal Point photos • Bruce Walls: Sammi Whelen advances the balls upfield during IR’s 10-3 win over Worcester Prep on Friday, Sept. 29.After defeating Caesar Rodney High School’s varsity field hockey team 3-0 last Tuesday, Sept....

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:18am

IR blanks Caesar Rodney 3-0 in field hockey

Special to the Coastal Point photos • Bruce Walls: The Indian River girls’ lacrosse team took down Caesar Rodney 3-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 26.Indian River High School’s varsity field hockey team defeated Caesar Rodney’s Riders 3-0 on Tuesday, on the...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:03am

IRSD Field Hockey Camp continues to score in year No. 4

Coastal Point • Submitted: The IRSD Field Hockey Camp celebrated their most successful summer yet at Millsboro Middle School on Thursday, June 22.The Indian River School District Field Hockey Camp saw more than 80 youth players come out to...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:03am

Tripple Overtime: Can the NFL stop bogarting Instant Replay now because we could kind of use some for field hockey

As a journalist, you’re not allowed to have a rooting interest, specific team-wise, when you’re covering games or writing features or enduring presidential elections, or whatever else.


It’s kind of like rule number 1 and basically...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:49am

IR field hockey off to 3-0 start with wins over Laurel, Woodbridge

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior forward Erin Haden goes up against a Woodbridge defender during a 3-0 win on Saturday, Sept. 17.With three games in the same week, the Indian River High School field hockey team was put to the test to start...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:35am

IR field hockey starts season with Tech takedown

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR junior defender Sammi Whelen shows off some stick skills going up against Tech's Baylee Ketterman on Tuesday.Headed into their opening matchup against highly touted Sussex Tech last season, the Indian River High...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:29am

Raising the bar: IR field hockey sets sights on South

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Top row, seniors Emiley Shuey and Emma-Lee Merrick, and bottom row, seniors Madison Thune, Madison Mercer, Callie McDowell, Paiton Murray, junior Lexi Haden, and senior Emma Engel are ready to help the Indians add...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:58am

Sticking with it: IRSD Field Hockey Camp sparking sport’s turnaround in Lower Sussex

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indian River School District Field Hockey Camp capped its second successful summer on Thursday.Field hockey in lower Sussex County was as good as dead.

Indian River High School had gone through winless...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:22am

‘The Quiet Storm’: IR field hockey caps most successful season in over a decade

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : From left to right: Senior captain Sarah Buchler, senior captain Maggie Allison, head coach Jodi Stone, junior Callie McDowell, and junior Paiton Murray were all key factors in the Indian River Field Hockey...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:33pm

Millsboro edges Selbyville in rising field hockey rivalry

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Millsboro’s Avery Congleton and Selbyville’s Kaylee Hall square up in last week’s district rivalry game.Both the Millsboro Middle School and Selbyville Middle School field hockey programs capped successful seasons...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:29pm

IR field hockey looking to build on last season

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Freshman Keeley Allison moves the ball downfield in a scrimmage against Stephen Decatur last Tuesday.Last season, first-year head coach Jodi Stone took over the Indian River field hockey program with the...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:12am

IRSD field hockey camp caps off successful first year

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Girls pose for a photo at the IRSD Field Hockey Camp on Thursday, June 26. Field hockey coaches Jodi Stone, Pattiva Cathell and Molly Chamberlin organized the event to generate more interest in the sport.When...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 7:00am

IRSD field hockey camp caps off successful first year

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Girls pose for a photo at the IRSD Field Hockey Camp on Thursday, June 26. Field hockey coaches Jodi Stone, Pattiva Cathell and Molly Chamberlin organized the event to generate more interest in the sport.When...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 7:00am

Registration open for first IRSD field hockey camp

Once a prominent sport in lower Sussex County, field hockey has fallen off within the past decade at both the middle school and high school levels within the Indian River School District.

One of the main reasons for the schools’ struggles...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:48pm

Registration open for first IRSD field hockey camp

Once a prominent sport in lower Sussex County, field hockey has fallen off within the past decade at both the middle school and high school levels within the Indian River School District.

One of the main reasons for the schools’ struggles...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:48pm

IR field hockey captains expect coach to turn program around

Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, successful athletic programs aren’t built in one season. Indian River High School seniors Isabelle Huovinen and Sarah Hickman, captains of the IRHS field hockey team, understand that.

Despite ending...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:00am

Cape conquers Indian River field hockey in shutout

It might have been “Think Pink Day” for players and fans, but the Cape Henlopen girls’ field hockey team was thinking about scoring goals. The 11-0-1 Lady Vikings dominated the Tuesday, Oct. 14, matchup at Indian River High School in a 12-0...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:24am

Indian River field hockey improving upon last year

The Indian River High School girls’ field hockey team may not have a winning record this year so far, but their improvement in play from last year is obvious. Currently sitting at 1-7 on the season, the Lady Indians have been able to remain...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:06am

IR field hockey challenges Polytech, shows improvement

Last year, Indian River High School’s field hockey team was embarrassed by Polytech High School in a 9-0 blowout. That wasn’t going to happen again under first-year head coach Jodi Stone, and this year’s squad proved that, battling the Lady...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 6:16am

Indians field hockey putting the pieces together

Coming off a 2-13 season in the 2012-2013 school year, newly appointed Indian River Field Hockey head coach Jodi Stone is determined to turn the program around.

Coastal Point • File Photo: An Indian River field hockey player dribbles the...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:10pm

Field hockey ends on a high note, much improved

Indian River field hockey ended the season in high spirits, adrenaline pumping to the last minute in their last game at Lake Forest Oct. 25. Lake had scored twice in the first half, and IR was eager to respond, eventually closing with a 2-1 score...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:38am

IR field hockeys wins first, eliminates landslides

After the Indian River High School field hockey team notched zero wins in 2011, it seemed they could only go up… and up they’ve gone.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Indians Veronica Culver (9) drives towards the net against the...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 6:55am

IR field hockeys wins first, eliminates landslides

After the Indian River High School field hockey team notched zero wins in 2011, it seemed they could only go up… and up they’ve gone.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Indians Veronica Culver (9) drives towards the net against the...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 6:55am

Ambitious JV brings hope to Lady Indians' field hockey future

Indian River’s varsity field hockey team has seen its share of struggles over the past few seasons, but first-year head coach Katie Holloway and assistant coach Whitney McMillon aren’t discouraged. The attitude of the varsity team has remained at...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:49am

IR field hockey closes on tough season, but keeps heads high

Stepping in as a first-year head coach is a daunting task. Doing so for a program that has gone through five head coaches in five years could be downright frustrating. But Katie Holloway, head coach for the Lady Indians’ varsity field hockey team...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:21am

Lady Indians’ field hockey gives up loss to Cape, keeps heads high

The varsity field hockey season has been a long one for the Lady Indians and first-year head coach Katie Holloway. They have struggled to record a single win as they move past the schedule’s midpoint, but a positive outlook and easygoing...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 2:55am

Lady Indians field hockey hopes to bounce back from rocky start

Despite a promising preseason with strong camaraderie and developing skill, it’s been a slow start to the Indian River High School varsity field hockey season. An 8-0 loss to Red Lion Christian Academy earlier this week kept the Lady Indians...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 3:06am

IR field hockey brings positive attitude and discipline to revamped roster

The Indian River High School varsity field hockey team has plenty of room for improvement this season, after wrapping up a less-than-desirable 1-11-3 season last year, but with experienced and well-versed coaching at the helm this fall and a go-...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 1:36pm

Indian River field hockey aims to improve with new coach

It has been a tough couple of seasons for Indian River’s varsity field hockey team, but with a new face on the sidelines and a transformation in the team’s attitude, the Lady Indians this season just might have what it takes to turn things around...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:09pm

Sussex Central edges Lady indians' field hockey

It has been a long, drawn-out season for the Indian River varsity field hockey team, who earlier this week managed a close match against Sussex Central but failed to pick up their first win of the season. They fell to the Golden Knights, 1-0, on...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 3:12am

IR field hockey wavers under Caravel

Both Indian River and Caravel Academy’s varsity field hockey teams, in an effort to establish their young, up-and-coming programs, have been seeking this season to turn the corner. Caravel, which picked up two early victories this season, on...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 3:06am

Milford field hockey touts IR, 6-0

A young Indian River High School varsity field hockey team is still trying to find their identity under first-year head coach Cheryl Carey. The winless Lady Indians came out strong on Tuesday afternoon against Milford but slowly began to fall...

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 6:40am

Field hockey season starts in 2-2 tie for IR

The Lady Indians kicked off their varsity field hockey season with an eventful week, starting this past Monday, as they played host to Red Lion Christian Academy to begin the fall season. Still a young team with room for improvement, Indian River...

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 3:25am

Field hockey using preseason for preparation

Indian River’s varsity field hockey team still has more than a week before their regular opens up, but first-year head coach Cheryl Carey is taking full advantage of the team’s preseason to ensure that the girls are where they need to be.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 2:55am

IR field hockey fans has new coach, same passion

Indian River’s second-year field hockey head coach, Julene Williamson, took off for personal issues this season, but so far, new head coach Cheryl Carey hasn’t missed a beat. A former field hockey coach with knowledge and love for the game, Carey...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:23am

Field hockey winds down season on strong note

The Lady Indians’ field hockey season may have turned into a somber one this year, but they proved this week that they aren’t going down without a fight as they kept Sussex Central winless with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 5:58am

Lady Indians pick up second win in field hockey

It took the Lady Indians’ field hockey team from mid-September to Oct. 20 put another tally in the win column, but they may have found the momentum they’ve been searching for to close out the season. Indian River had only scored two goals in...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:43am

IR field hockey takes lumps, but keeps game close

The Lady Indians have faced a tough field hockey schedule of late, and although they are coming out on the bottom side of the games, they are still taking each game in stride and pulling the positives from each and every one.

Coastal...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:58pm

IR alumnus rocks field hockey at Lynchburg

When an Indian River athlete goes above and beyond in their sport, it is noteworthy. When they take that skill and excel at the collegiate level, it is extraordinary. And Jordan Warrington, now a sophomore at Lynchburg College, has done precisely...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:19am

IR field hockey starts season on positive note

The Lady Indians’ field hockey team is already shaping up for an improved season this year, and by Tuesday afternoon’s practice, they had only played one game. Scoring and recovery were on second-year head coach Julene Williamson’s mind this year...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:49am

Field hockey season coming together for IR

Lady Indians’ field hockey will get off to a busy start next week, as they prepare for three games in five days, just a week after their last scrimmage. The tightly knit team has been hard at work, and seniors Bridget Wilgus and Taylor Wharton...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:39am

IR field hockey readies for season with scrimmages and play days

The field hockey team at Indian River High School is already showing ambition and strength through play days and scrimmages. With plenty of fresh faces and some returning athletes, head coach Julene Williamson is gearing up for what she hopes...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:27am

Field hockey wraps up tough year

The field hockey season came to a chilly end for the Lady Indians at Sussex Tech last week as they fell to the Ravens, 2-1, closing out their year.

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor
Janel Cubbage scoots the ball downfield last Thursday in...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:01pm

IR field hockey sticks it to Central, earns first two wins of season

It’s taken Indian River’s varsity field hockey team nearly half the year to capture their first win of the season, but now that they’ve found their footing, the team is rolling through, set on finishing strong and perhaps yielding themselves a...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:35am

IR field hockey takes another blow

Progressively improving teamwork and utilizing that teamwork don’t seem to be paying off yet for the Indian River field hockey team. After falling to Dover in their season-opener a week ago in the last two minutes of the game and letting a second...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:10am

IR field hockey coming together as a team

If this past Wednesday’s scrimmage was a foreshadowing of what’s to come for Indian River’s field hockey team, coach Julene Williamson shouldn’t have much concern. The Lady Indians shut out Stephen Decatur 8-0 in the pre-season face-off, showing...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:34am

IR field hockey aims for improved season with new coach

For Jolene Williamson, field hockey has become much more than a game. It has become a passion and a lifestyle. Now, stepping onto Indian River High School’s field for the first time as the head coach, she’s hoping to make a difference in the...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:01am