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Indian River sophomore Gabe ‘Big Shot’ Mouynivong shoots over the Dover defense for one of his two three-point baskets in the Indians’ 24-18 win over Dover last week. Mouynivong led all scorers, with 14 points in the victory.

IR’s Unified hoops team impressive on the hardwoods

In just their second season of existence, the Indian River High School Unified basketball team has certainly made a very good name for itself in the state, especially in the eyes of their DIAA peers.

The Indians wrapped up the regular-...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:30pm

IR senior Yonya Wise shoots a free throw that she would make on the way to nine points in the Indians’ 46-32 loss to Sussex Central last Thursday, Feb. 20.

Indians boys, girls wrap up season

It was a season of growing pains for both the Indian River High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Certainly, their records may not be something they will want to hold onto, but the experience and growth for the future is something that is...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:23pm

Indian River’s Will Keller works a takedown on Delaware Military Academy’s Dominic Sama during their 182-pound match last week in the DIAA Division II Dual Meet State Championships. Keller came up short in the 11-7 setback to Sama as the Indians lost to DMA, 42-17.

Indians qualify six for DIAA state wrestling championship tourney

When it comes to wrestling, the postseason is a grind — not only physically, but perhaps more so mentally.

The Indian River High School wrestling team sent a full contingent to the Henlopen Athletic Conference individual wrestling...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:33pm

The Starboard’s 2020 Team includes, from left: standing, Keith Purdy, Ed Givens, Chuck Corrigan, Jamie Alzin, Russ Lederman, Dave Grimshaw, Dave Boyajian and Chuck Emerson; and, kneeling, Joe Oswald, Mike McClatchey, Mark Potter, John Smart and Boog Laird.

Starboard Old Tymers team wins world championship

The Starboard in Dewey Beach this week announced that, for the second consecutive year, their official team, Sussex County’s own Starboard over-60 softball tournament team, has won a world championship.

The team is composed of members from...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:24pm

Three Sussex Tech senior softball players recently signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers. From left to right, Tori Henry of Laurel will be going to Delaware Technical Community College, Kelsey Kormanik of Millsboro will be going to Wilmington University, and Sierra Livingston of Dagsboro will be going to Randolph-Macon College.

Sussex Tech softball players sign letters of intent

Three Sussex Tech senior softball players recently signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers. From left to right, Tori Henry of Laurel will be going to Delaware Technical Community College, Kelsey...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:19pm

Pickleball Points: Four pickleball peeves

Since we have so many new pickleballers, let’s review a few of my favorite pickle peeves.

 

Is it in or out?

 

The ball is in if it hits any part of the line. Any! Any and all! Think of it this way: the line defines...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:13pm

Sussex Riptide’s Joshua Timmons celebrates his gold medal-winning performance at the recent Special Olympics of Delaware state bowling championships at the Brunswick Doverama Bowling Lanes in Dover. Timmons bowled a 204 to win the the A-404 Division of the Traditional Singles bracket.

Sussex Riptide bowlers have strong showing at state tourney

More than 60 residents from Sussex County participated in the recent Special Olympics of Delaware state bowling championships at the Brunswick Doverama in Dover. The event saw a couple hundred Special Olympics athletes, and in some instances...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:47pm

Indian River’s Ta’Jon Knight works for control and a takedown during his match at 132 pounds against Delaware Military Academy’s Ryan McKelvey. Knight would eventually win the match by a 3-2 decision.

IR bows out of DIAA state duals

Turn their attention to individual postseason grind

They had greater expectations than a one-and-done effort in the DIAA Division II State Team Duals, but such was the case for the Indian River High School wrestling program following a 42-17 defeat last Wednesday, Feb. 12, against Delaware...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:43pm

Sussex Riptide representatives present a plaque to Sea Colony representatives, in appreciation of their support of the Special Olympics team. Pictured are: Jen Neal, Cathy Arancio, Mike Pitts, Suzie Schaible and Sean Lewis.

Special Olympics team presents Sea Colony with plaque of appreciation

Last December, the 17th Annual Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk was another success as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Delaware, thanks to the efforts of many within the Sea Colony community.

Members of the Special Olympics...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:39pm

Emma Barthelmess gets a win earlier this season in the 200m freestyle.

Indians gearing up for DIAA swimming championships

With less than a week to finish preparing for the 2020 DIAA swimming championships, the Indian River High School water warriors are gearing up to shatter times and bring home some hardware from the University of Delaware’s Rawstrom Natatorium....

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:36pm

Le’Anya Garrison goes for two in Indian River’s win against Early College High School on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Indians continue growth on the hardwoods, despite losses

The main goal of a new coach each season is to help their team improve each day out, while helping them also get better as individual players, no matter what the sport. Unless a coach is fortunate enough to inherit a program that is flooded with...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:29pm

Enhanced online recreational fishing license sales system goes live

Anglers who have purchased recreational fishing licenses and freshwater trout stamps in the past, and exempt anglers who obtained free Fisherman Information Network (FIN) numbers directly from DNREC’s website in the past, can now use an updated...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 3:04pm

The Indian River girls basketball team hit the road on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and lost a tough one to the Laurel Bulldogs, 43-23. Pictured below is sophomore Le’Anya Garrison goes up for a jump shot in a game against Sussex Academy on Thursday, Jan. 28. Garrison and the Indians defeated the Seahawks last week on Thursday, Feb. 6, 36-22. In that game, Garrison scored game-high 14 points to lead the Indians to the win.

Indians defeat Seahawks, fall to Bulldogs

The Indian River girls basketball team hit the road on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and lost a tough one to the Laurel Bulldogs, 43-23. Pictured below is sophomore Le’Anya Garrison goes up for a jump shot in a game against Sussex Academy on Thursday, Jan....

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 3:03pm

The Indian River boys basketball team dropped a 91-62 decision to Laurel on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Indians’ seniors were recognized during pre-game ceremonies for the annual Senior Night. Pictured is IR’s Carson Barnes during a game against Sussex Academy on Thursday, Feb. 6. The Indians defeated the Seahawks, 67-28, that night with Barnes scoring eight points. Junior Gage Spinks led all scorers in the game with 16.

Indians boys' basketball honors seniors

The Indian River boys' basketball team dropped a 91-62 decision to Laurel on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Indians’ seniors were recognized during pre-game ceremonies for the annual Senior Night. Pictured is IR’s Carson Barnes during a game against...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 3:01pm

Indian River senior Ramond Turner works for control on top against Sussex Central’s Tyler Karr in their match on Friday, Feb. 7. Turner edged Karr, 2-1, in overtime for the decision.

Indian cough up early lead in season finale to Golden Knights

It has been a solid dual-meet season for the Indian River High School wrestling program as they wrapped things up, splitting a pair of dates with Wilmington Charter School and Sussex Central last week. IR hammered Charter, 64-8, then found...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:57pm

IR boys turn in stellar effort at conference swim championship

They’ve been turning in an impressive performance day in and day out all season long, en route to a 10-2 overall dual-meet record. Last Saturday, Feb. 1, it was just another day at the office for the Indian River High School boys’ swimming team...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:55pm

NWTF to host banquet Feb. 22

The National Wildlife Turkey Federation’s Lower Delaware Chapter will be hosting its 24th annual Hunting Heritage banquet on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the CHEER Community Center, located at 20520 Sand Hill Road in Georgetown.

The annual event...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:50pm

Pickleball Points

Rally scoring for pickleball

Although I’m fine with pickleball scoring, I thought I should explain rally scoring. Now that professional pickleball has started to get some traction, rally scoring might become more popular.

I can almost hear my readers say, “Honey, bad...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:49pm

Indian River’s Ian Shaubach tries to get a pin on an opponent.

Indians have impressive week on the mats

With just a couple of weeks left in the season, the Indian River High School wrestling team has been locked in and focused, with their eye on the postseason prizes that await them. Last week, the local grapplers rolled up four non-conference wins...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:18pm

Will Douds takes off from the starting block during his winning 50 freestyle event on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

IR boys’ swimming wraps up season with wins

One could try to find a more impressive team in the state of Delaware than the Indian River High School boys’ swim team, but they would be wrong with whoever they picked — even if they had a better record. Even that would be tough, since their...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:16pm

Donna Polk

Sussex Central grad Polk named new DIAA executive director

History has been made on several fronts for the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) as the Board of Directors and Secretary of Education Susan Bunting recently announced the selection of Donna Polk as the organization’s new...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:14pm

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K run/walk set for April 11

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) this week announced that the seventh annual Bunny Palooza will take place on Saturday, April 11, the Saturday morning before Easter Sunday, presented by Mango’s.

Bunny Palooza offers three...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:12pm

A Lower Sussex Little League All-Star player slides into third base during a game in 2018.

‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

Registration now open for LSLL 2020 season

The weather outside certainly is making it start to feel a lot like spring. That being said, it is time to start dusting off the gloves, bats and any other equipment needed for the diamond.

However, would-be baseball parents must first get...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:10pm

A man in a white T-shirt grasps his elbow, as if in pain. The elbow area is colored red.

Golfer's elbow is no picnic

Guest Column

Time is flying by, and it’s getting close: Spring will be here before you know it, and any golfer will tell you it doesn’t take much of a temperature hike to get them back on the course. If you or a family member is a fan, it’s a good time to...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:08pm

Indian River’s Emma Barthelmess won in the 200-meter freestyle event at Sussex Academy on Senior Recognition Night.

IR boys swimmers outlast Vikings for win

Team honors members during Senior Night festivities

It was Senior Recognition Night for the Indian River High School swimming program on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and they were “hosting” Cape Henlopen at Sussex Academy for the affair pitting two teams that are winding down their regular seasons with their...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:51am

The Indian River senior wrestlers line up to be recognized on Senior Night on Wednesday, Jan. 22

Indians recover with tri-meet sweep

The Indian River High School wrestling program had its first taste of dual-meet defeat last Wednesday, Jan. 22, when they dropped a 43-31 decision to Laurel in a Henlopen Conference South Division matchup.

They shook off the ill-effects of...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:48am

IR's Lauren Meehan goes up for a layup against Sussex Academy's Rylee Pettyjohn.

Clean sweep on the hardwoods

Indians trio of hoops squads all pick up wins

It was a day and night of hoops on Tuesday, Jan. 28, for the three Indian River High School basketball teams. The squads each picked up a win in their games.

The Unified team got things going with a 32-30 win over Milford in the afternoon...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:43am

Pickleball Points: What is the score? 10-10-2 is 22. Right?

In clinics, kids seem to understand the scoring of pickleball in five minutes or less, but many otherwise bright adults seem to get confused. I think their brains might be like my garage, which is filled with a lifetime of wonderful memories....

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:36am

Additional hunting opportunities available in February

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is promoting additional hunting opportunities in February with a second special youth waterfowl hunting day on Feb. 8, the one-day reopening of the regular snow goose hunting season Feb. 8, and the opening...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:34am

Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend announced for 2020

The annual Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend will take place on Sept. 19 and 20. This year’s event will consist of a half-marathon and half-marathon relay on Sunday and a 10K and 5K on Saturday.

Challenge runs will also be...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:33am

T.J. Burke tries to pin his opponent during his championship round match at 220 pounds during the Hammond Invitational.

Indians stay perfect on the season

The Indian River High School wrestling team has been flexing their talented roster’s muscles during the course of their dual meets thus far this season. They did it again on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and Friday, Jan. 17, when they overpowered host...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:57pm

An Indian River swimmer does the butterfly stroke during IR’s meet against Sussex Tech last week.

Indians swimmers continue to fight hard

The Indian River High School swimming team has continued to impress each time out this season, and with every dual meet they are battling to the very last event, whether ahead on the scoreboard or behind.

That’s the mark of a quality...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:55pm

CustomFit 360’s Eric Schreiber poses for a photo with some of his clients.

Get ‘CustomFit’ for 2020

Not everyone gets started on their New Year’s resolutions on Jan. 1. For those who are strolling through the start of the new year, waiting to get things rolling, CustomFit 360 and Rev360 have got just the thing to jumpstart those fitness...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:53pm

Christina and Jillian Calanna, both of Ocean View, participated in a Sussex County Area tournament at Millsboro Lanes on Saturday, Jan. 11. The pair have qualified for the 2020 Delaware Special Olympics state bowling championships on Saturday, Jan. 25, in Dover.

Special Olympics bowlers set to hit the lanes for state meet

The 2020 Delaware Special Olympics state bowling championships will take place this Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Brunswick Doverama, located inside the Rodney Village Shopping Center in Dover.

Action is set to get under way at 8:30 a.m., with...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:51pm

Indian River’s Jamie Burns looks to pass against Seaford during last week’s game.

IR Sports Report

Indian River girls pick up another victory

The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team picked up their third win of the season, and second in three games, with a 31-28 victory over visiting Laurel on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Junior Lauren Meehan led the Indians with 13 points,...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:47pm

Indian River’s Carson Barnes, above, makes a pass underneath a defender’s outstretched arms during IR’s loss to Seaford on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

IR Sports Report: Indian River Unified team tips off with win

After taking such a huge step in just their first year of existence, the Indian River High School Unified basketball team tipped off Year 2 with a bang, with a 34-19 win over visiting Seaford on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Following up their DIAA...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:15pm

Jalen Holland-Halloway tries to pin his opponent in Indian River’s final tournament of the year at Hammond High School in Maryland for the Hammond Team Invitational last weekend.

IR wraps up tournament run with solid showing

In their final tournament appearance of the regular season, the Indian River High School wrestling team ventured over to Maryland’s Hammond High School to take part in the Hammond Team Invitational last weekend.

T.J. Burke and Ramond...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:06pm

Indian River’s Yonya Wise drives towards the paint in the girls’ close loss to Seaford on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Indians drop hard-fought contest to Seaford

They are getting better each and every time they take the floor.

Not bad for a team that struggled at the beginning of the year just to get enough players to form an Indian River High School girls’ basketball team.

Veteran head...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:02pm

Pickleball Points: Winterize your tennis and pickleball nets

I was surprised to see so many permanent outdoor tennis and pickleball nets still standing in communities this winter. I am sure some folks made the decision to let the nets remain outside because they are weatherproof.

If that’s the case...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:01pm

Amanda Whaley (No. 4) tries to take second from Austin Hubbard (No. 11) in a 2019 race.

Georgetown Speedway announces 2020 schedule

Georgetown Speedway promoter Brett Dyno of BD Motorsports Media recently announced the 2020 schedule of events for the half-mile progressively high-banked clay oval. Plans for BD Motorsports’ fifth season at Georgetown Speedway include a mixture...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:00pm

Organizers Steve ‘Monty’ Montgomery, owner of The Starboard, center-left, and Adam Howard, owner of the Body Shop, center-right, present funds raised from the 2019 Dewey Goes Pink event to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition representatives, holding the check, Survivorship Specialist Meridith Rothstein, and, from left, Deputy Executive Director Francesca Vogel, Sussex County Program Director Connie Holdridge, Operations Director Sue Murray and Outreach Coordinator Sue Ryan.

Dewey Goes Pink 2019 total reaches $166,000

Dewey Goes Pink 2019 total reaches $166,000
The annual October event Dewey Goes Pink consists of a 5K run, walk and “pink party” with live entertainment. The annual fall event is held in Dewey Beach, yet draws in thousands of participants...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:53am

Massey’s Ditch dredging begins

Massey’s Ditch in Long Neck, a navigation channel in the Inland Bays, will be dredged during a $3.6 million project starting this month.

Dredging was scheduled to begin the week of Monday, Jan. 6, and take 31 days.

The channel runs...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:49pm

Indian River’s Yonya Wise prepares to drive against a Padua defender in the team's loss on Friday, Jan. 3.

Indians pick up second win of year

The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team has been at a decided disadvantage from Day 1 this season, with very few players back from last year, while trying to learn a system under new head coach Pat McCrea.

But the Indians have...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:15pm

First half-deficit spells fate for Indians

Since the opening tip of the first game of the year, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team has found itself playing from behind in most of their games. Such is often the case with a young, inexperienced team looking to find an...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:08pm

Millville fire hall will play host the 2nd Annual Outdoorsman Marketplace on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Millville fire hall set to host Outdoorsman Show

Although it may be winter according to the calendar, the Delaware Surf Fishing group is ready to help the outdoorsman prepare for the upcoming season with the 2nd Annual Outdoorsman Marketplace show on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:03pm

IR’s Ta’Jon Knight competed in the 132-pound bracket, and finished third this past weekend at the Delcastle Invitational tournament. The Indians finished 7th out of 26 teams overall in the tournament.

IR turns in solid performance at Delcastle Invitational

It was another jam-packed weekend of wrestling action last week for the Indian River High School squad as they made the two-hour trek north to Wilmington for the Delcastle Invitational tournament.

Solid performances from several wrestlers...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 12:59pm

Pickleball Points

Does the decade ahead include new joints?

As we collectively go hurtling into another decade of pickleball, I felt it might be helpful to discuss a subject that might impact a fair number of my readers in the new decade: Joints!

I normally like to write about things with a light-...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 12:56pm

Pets and humans invited to state park hikes

Those whose pets are feeling the urge to get outside this winter can take them on a hike. Delaware Seashore State Park is inviting pet owners to a naturalist-guided hike in January and February. Humans and their pets can socialize while they all...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 10:16am

Ramond Turner attempts to pin his opponent in a match during the Battle at the Beach on Saturday, Dec. 28. Turner won all three of his matches to take home first place in the 285-pound bracket.

Turner takes first at Battle at the Beach tourney

A total of 18 high school wrestling programs made their way to Indian River High School last weekend to participate in the 15th Annual Battle at the Beach individual wrestling tournament.

The Indians’ Ramond Turner was the lone champion...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 9:40am

IR’s Mason Miccizhe goes up strong during a game last year.

Indians continue making progress on the hardwoods

It has been a learning experience on the fly for the young Indian River High School boys’ basketball team. A trial-by-fire, so to speak, but they are starting to make some great progress since the start of practices two months ago.

Head...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 9:35am