Sports


Indians wrestle the best, lead the South

The Indians have grounded themselves on the wrestling mat this season, and after collecting another conference win against Lake Forest at last Saturday’s quad-meet, on Jan. 30, they’re aiming to control the division. The Indians faced off against...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:50am

New device helps firefighters get quick help for CO victims

The volunteer fire companies of Bethany Beach, Selbyville and Roxana are now even better equipped to serve the community, with the addition of two RAD57 Carbon Monoxide Oximeters for each of the three stations. The hand-held meters are among the...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:31am

Lady Indians misstep but still lead Henlopen South

The Lady Indians were defeated by an unrelenting Sussex Central team this past Tuesday, Jan. 26, on the hardwood, their fourth loss in their last five games. An even-keeled matchup remained fairly level through the first half, but the Lady...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 4:42pm

River wrestling builds off tough competition

Indian River’s wrestling season is wrapping up in a matter of weeks, but the team is far from done for the year. Guided by head coach Jeff Windish, the Indians have their eyes on the conference and picked up valuable experience against out-of-...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 4:36pm

Indians track down another new sport

This school year, it’s been full steam ahead for Indian River High School athletic director Todd Fuhrmann. In the fall season, he welcomed a cross-country team to the list of varsity sports available to students. Then, this winter, Indian River...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 4:35pm

Lady Indians drop back-to-back games at St. E's and Cape

The Indian River girls’ varsity basketball team will have their work cut out for them as they return to practice this week after dropping two consecutive losses for the first time since February of 2009. The Lady Indians finished off a series of...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:39am

Elling becomes Indian River’s first state-qualifying swimmer

The Indian River swim team’s first meet of the new decade came this past Tuesday, Jan. 19, as they traveled to the Milford Boys and Girls Club. While the Indians were able to seal a resounding number of first-place finishes, despite their small...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:36am

Spin for a Cure at Sea Colony

Once again this year, the Freeman Fitness Center will be transformed into an epicenter of fun, energy and hope as teams and individuals spin for a cure. The third annual Le Tour de Cure, on Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning at 8 a.m., uses Sea Colony’...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:33am

IR athletics fundraiser heating up again

Few things can spice up a cold winter afternoon like a good bowl of chili, and members of the Indian River High School athletic department are well aware of that. That’s why, on Saturday, Feb. 20, the Second Annual Indian River Chili Cookoff will...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:29am

Attitude and focus help turn IR hoops around

The Indian River High School varsity boys’ basketball team has had a discouraging first half of their season, as players have struggled to find the cooperation and leadership necessary to come out on top. But their seven-point loss to Delmar last...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 3:50am

Basketball basics help Lady Indians bounce over Polytech

More often than not, a team’s success can be traced back to the fundamentals of the game. That is exactly what John Frye’s Lady Indians’ basketball team has done, as they picked up their sixth season win and fifth win in the conference with a 45-...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 3:44am

Lady Indians make short work of Delmar, improve to 5-2

The second go-around proved to be the charm for Indian River High School’s girls’ basketball team this Tuesday, as the Lady Indians exacted their revenge on the Wildcats of Delmar, who, less than a week ago, snuck past them by a handful of points...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:55am

Sea Colony continues legacy with new tennis director

This season, Sea Colony’s tennis program will pick up where they left off following the departure of tennis director Dave Marshall, who announced last year that he will be pursuing a tennis academy at the Plantation in Lewes. ResortQuest Delaware...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:51am

Downtime gives IR swimmers chance to improve

For the first time since the sport was introduced to the Indian River athletic program in early December, the Indians’ swimming team can come up for air. The schedule had put a meet on the swimmers’ schedule each week until this week. Paired with...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:44am

Indians' wrestling jumps to 6-1 after Snacktown Duals

The Indian River Indians closed out the decade on a strong note atop the wrestling mat, as the squad put up a fight against strong teams from Pennsylvania and Maryland in the Snacktown Duals in Hanover, Pa., on Dec. 30. Consecutive dual victories...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:39am

Football players step up their game from high school to college

High-school football has developed into a modern day marvel: the roar of the crowd pulling for the home team, the fervent opposition staring back from behind their facemasks, and the heated suspense with each ensuing drive as the clock ticks down...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 12:34pm

IR swimming shows strength despite small numbers against Decatur

Indian River High School’s swim team continued to push on last week against Stephen Decatur, despite a number of athletes being absent. The team is showing great progress, with times continuing to drop, as the end of the team’s first season comes...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 12:32pm

All in: Getting your money with a flopped draw

As nearly all players seated at the felt will tell you, Texas Hold’em poker is a game of odds, mixed with strategy and a bit of chance. In order to guarantee that you come out with some winnings, you’ll have to catch some luck – but you’re also...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 12:30pm

IR sports close out a successful 2009

For Indian River High School’s athletic programs, 2009 was a landmark year. The sport’s departments saw some new faces stepping into the scene of the coaching staffs, and others welcomed back coaches who have helped establish and root the sports...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:26am

IR wrestlers push for conference following ‘Battle’

Indian River’s wrestling team got out to a strong start last week as they opened up their regular season with a conference win over Seaford. A strong showing from veterans and newcomers on the team combined for a positive result this past weekend...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:20am

IR wrestling welcoming Seaford before weekends 'Battle'

With the “War on the Shore” behind them, the Indian River wrestling team is fine-tuning their skills and turning their focus on the task-at-hand. This coming Tuesday, the squad will open up their regular season with a match against Seaford, a...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 3:32am

Local trainer helping others tackle half-marathon

When it comes to health and fitness, preparation is key. Just ask Lisa Velasco, who, for more than a decade and a half, has been helping others improve their lives, mentally and physically. Now, Velasco – a certified personal trainer, fitness...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 3:31am

Swimming Indians improve as season continues

As the Indian River swim team continues its inaugural season, athletes are still turning heads and impressing the coaches. In its first year, the Indians are showing progress as they hit the pools at more meets. This past Tuesday, Dec. 15, the...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 3:29am

Conference wins put IR girls' hoops second in Henlopen South

A late come-from-behind surge from Lake Forest in the final minutes of their game gave the Lady Indians’ varsity basketball team a bit of a shock last week, but that didn’t stop IR from taking down two more Henlopen South teams in their most...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 3:28am

IR swim team takes the plunge

All Donna Smith really wanted from her new team was for her swimmers to go out and have fun in their first meet. The fact that they came back with experience, confidence and first-, second- and third-place finishes were simply added bonuses in...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 1:31pm

Indian River wrestling picks up the pieces to ready for the season

Last weekend’s War on the Shore competition at the Ocean City (Md.) Convention Center welcomed high school wrestlers from all across the state and region. While Indian River’s squad was able to match themselves up against some of the strongest...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 1:28pm

IR hopes to bounce back from opening losses on the hardwood

It was a rocky opening week for the Indian River boys’ varsity basketball team. Dropping two early-season losses to conference rivals Polytech and Lake Forest was not exactly what the Indians had in mind, and with plenty of competition on the...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 1:27pm

Yankee great backs Georgetown church

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera is considered by many baseball experts to be the greatest closing pitcher in the history of the sport. The 10-time All-Star, five-time American League (AL) Rolaids Relief Man Award winner and three-time...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 1:19pm

Lady Indians split first two games against conference rivals

The Lady Indians’ varsity basketball team started the season off on the right foot last week, securing a 67-45 win in the first game of the season as they took care of Henlopen South newcomers the Polytech Lady Panthers. But the competition would...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 1:17pm

IR athletes recognized at All-State Soccer banquet

The best of the best high school soccer players and coaches from across the state were recognized this past Sunday, Dec. 6, in Dover, as the Delaware High School Soccer Coaches Association presented the 2009 All-State Soccer Banquet. Among those...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 1:10pm

All in: Making the jump from the screen to the table

The game of poker holds a sense of mystery and obscurity. While online poker is a great way to learn the game, it varies greatly from its live counterpart as is found in casinos, fire halls and homes across the world. Online, players can pick up...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 11:58am

Fish out of water ... and in

Indian River High School’s swimming team is preparing for their debut next week and the swimmers are getting ready any way they can. The fact that the school does not have its own pool might seem as though it would put the team at a disadvantage...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 11:53am

Indian River prepares for 'war' on the mat

Hosting this past weekend’s wrestling scrimmage gave the Indians’ squad a preview of what’s in store this season, and with strong resolve, a mindful coach and veteran leadership, Indian River High School’s team is gearing up for whatever comes...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 11:47am

Speed and pressure main components of IR basketball season

Indian River High School’s boys’ basketball team rounded out their third and final scrimmage this past week, all of which put the Indians up against Maryland teams. The competition against Parkside, James M. Bennett and Stephen Decatur high...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 11:41am

Lady Indians hit the hardwood for season-opener this Friday

Last year, the Indian River High School girls’ basketball team stepped onto the court with youth and small numbers, but that didn’t stop them from capturing a winning season and a victory over Laurel for the Henlopen South Division Championship....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 11:40am

IR boys’ basketball rebuilds on the court

Indian River’s second-year boys’ basketball coach, Marvin Phillips, has got his hands full as the winter season prepares to get under way.

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The Indian River boys' basketball team runs suicide laps during a...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 6:57am

Indians take the plunge

The Indian River athletic program saw a strong season debut this fall from its new cross-country team, and they’re looking to do it again as they bring a swimming team to the school for the first time.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 6:46am

IR wrestling stands out with strong athletes and strong-minded coach

For years, the wrestling program at Indian River High School has been commendable one. The school broke new ground last year when Mike Magaha became the first IR athlete to sign with a college or university solely for wrestling. Head coach Jeff...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 6:04am

Lady Indians return to hardwood with ambition and youth

As fall sports round out their seasons, winter sports are getting underway. One of the most highly anticipated seasons this year is that of Indian River’s girl’s basketball, a program that was able to pull a 180 last year as first-year head coach...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:38am

Indians’ soccer team stopped short in quaterfinals of state tourney

The Indian River boys’ varsity soccer team powered past Delaware Christian Academy in the first round of the state tournament last week, but were unable to topple third-ranked Caravel, who brought the Indians’ postseason to a close on Monday, Nov...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:29am

Sussex County man captains winning catch in Alaskan Halibut Derby

Frankford native Ron Hurley has always had a passion for fishing, and ever since moving to Alaska 11 years ago, he has pursued that passion, heading a charter boat company in the nation’s last frontier. His love for the sport just earned him more...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:27am

Annual studio tour a hit with artists, seasoned and fresh

Life in front of a canvas may seem like an unlikely outcome for a South Jersey farm boy, but John Donato has fit in quite comfortably with the local artists in eastern Sussex County. Vibrant acrylics, giclées and murals display Donato’s talent,...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:56am

Football wraps up last regular week before state tourney

A commanding 36-6 win over Seaford last Friday brought up the morale of the Indian River football team, but with their season winding to a close following this week’s game hosting Sussex Central, the Indians’ fight to see a shot in the playoffs...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:54am

Indian River Soccer braces for aggressive tourney matchups

Two late season losses, including one in the Henlopen South Championship game against Seaford, dropped the Indian River boys’ soccer team to 12-3 as the Delaware State Tournament got underway this week. But judging by last year’s performance and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:52am

Indians look for strong finish to shine light over dim playoff chances

A 7-35 loss riddled with turnovers and stalled drives was the last thing Indian River football fans wanted to see this past Saturday as the Laurel Bulldogs arrived for the Indians’ homecoming football game, but with a couple of weeks left in the...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 2:50am

Indians stunned by Seaford, push into state tourney

From the start of the year, both Indian River and Seaford high schools knew their late-season matchup on the soccer field was going to be a climactic one. The Indians had managed to clench the conference outright for the past four years, despite...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 2:47am

Loss to Lake puts Indians in uphill battle for playoffs

So far, the Indian River Indians’ football season has been a discouraging one, after they dropped two of their three home games earlier this month. Although they managed a notable win over Polytech two weeks ago, they failed to follow up as they...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:19am

SMS walk event to raise health awareness on Halloween

Just because Halloween is this weekend doesn’t mean it has to be an unhealthy holiday. This Saturday, Selbyville Middle School (SMS) students will have the opportunity to take on an active lifestyle before the candy starts filling their bags. SMS...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:18am

Cross-country finishes debut season in stride

Indian River’s cross-country team wound down a very successful debut this fall with a final, regular season quad-meet this past Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Lake Forest’s Killen’s Pond. In the first year for the program at Indian River, head coach...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:17am

IR soccer pushes closer to playoffs with 11th straight win

The Indian River High School boys soccer team picked up a little extra time this week to rest their legs before what will undoubtedly be the most important game of their season. After a 6-3 win over Laurel last Thursday, the Indians’ scheduled...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:10am