Sports


Laurel team readies for the Softball World Series

One week from this Sunday, the opening day of the Little League Senior Softball World Series will kick off in Roxana. Teams from all over the world will make their way to Sussex County to compete for the title. The tournament, hosted each year by...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:23am

Third time a charm for Delmarva ESA District

The Malibu’s Classic ESA surf contest sponsored by Malibu’s Surf Shop on 8th Street in Ocean City, Md., ran for it’s 14th year this past Saturday, July 12, in great waves, compliments of Hurricane Bertha, situated just below Bermuda.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 7:10am

Warriors try to find their footing after 2-4 week

The Warriors of American Legion Post 28 had an up-and-down battle this week, as they failed to clench a consistent streak. Come-from-behind wins on the part of Delaware Post 1 posed problems for the Warriors as they slipped in Saturday’s...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:59am

Bethany 16-year-old is top JPGA golfer

At 16, Bethany Beach resident Christina Vosters is already defying odds and demonstrating athletic excellence. She has registered her performance in an array of contact sports at Worchester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md., and tallied...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:15am

SUP boards give riders a surfing alternative

Beaches worldwide have coaxed new breeds of athletes and thrill-seekers, from surfers and skimmers to body- and wake-boarders. Now there’s another sensation that’s hitting the water, catching curious eyes and ambitious beachgoers. Welcome to the...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Warriors turn up Legion play at year’s midpoint

Though their season started off shakier than expected, the American Legion Post 28 Warriors seem to have grounded themselves in a comfortable stance as the team approaches its season midpoint. Coming off back-to-back wins against the Milford Red...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Green, gold and Browne: A coach bids farewell to the field

“You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.” All his life, Mark Browne has lived by that motto, from his youthful days playing a variety of sports to his leadership as head coach of the Indian River softball program. And now,...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 8:31am

River Soccer kicking off this weekend

School may be out, but the soccer season is just gearing up for the River Soccer Club in Roxana. Tryouts will be held this weekend for a wide range of teams, for both boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, as young athletes strap on their cleats, slip on...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 8:31am

Teacher balances class with coaching

An accomplished baseball all-star and local high school teacher has found a comfortable fusion of instructional leadership and athletic knowledge to fuel summer camps that will undoubtedly stick with children for years to come. Todd Brock, a...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:23am

Hip AHA offers beach-based boot camp

HipAHA, Fenwick Island Boot Camp, is gearing up for its second season, with a June retreat fast approaching.

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Megan Bren, Kim Flynn, Janet Twining and HipAHA owner Lori Martin during the boot camp...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 7:18am

Group of former Little Leaguers reach end of time together on the diamond

A slip against Dickinson brought a close to the Indian River High School’s 2008 varsity baseball season last week. But, for six of the team’s athletes, it meant the end of an era. The talent and experience that gelled together for them at IRHS...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 6:51am

IRHS baseball ends season in second round of states

The 2008 Indian River High School baseball season came to a disheartening end after they fell two runs shy in the second game of the Delaware state tournament, to third-ranked Dickinson (21-1) at Wesley College on Tuesday.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 7:36am

Roxana's Softball World Series hits the big time

ESPN has been dubbed “the worldwide leader in sports,” airing anything and everything under the sun that has to do with athletic activity. This August, they’ll be returning to none other than Sussex County for live coverage — yes, live coverage...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 7:32am

IR squad gives school something to cheer about

It’s hard to believe that Kristine Johnson has only just wrapped up her third year as Indian River’s head cheerleading coach when recounting the accomplishments her athletes have achieved. This past year, the squad managed to capture a collection...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 6:56am

Golf readies for shot at conference

The majority of the starters for Caesar Rodney’s and Sussex Tech’s golf teams were lined up as contenders for the Henlopen Conference title on Thursday, May 22, but Indian River planned to give them a run for their money, with an impressive...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:29am

Lady Indians fall short on post-season pitch

In an unfortunate repetition of last year’s ill-fated post-season, the Indian River’s girls’ soccer team ended their year in the state tournament’s opening round. Last year, A.I. DuPont proved too much for the girls, while this year, despite a 14...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:25am

Weather swamps the diamonds and schedule as season winds down

Businesses and homeowners weren’t the only ones who caught the brunt of the nor’easter early this week. High school sports were heavily affected, as Indian River softball was forced to drop their match against Newark from the schedule. Both...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 5:57am

Sea Colony Tennis named 16th in the world

For years, the Sea Colony Tennis Club has been recognized for its excellence and superiority, including everything from lessons and programs to the immaculate courts themselves. With each year, their honors seem to climb higher, boundless with...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 5:09am

Local beach patrols nearly ready for summer

Area beach patrols are right on track for lifeguard staffing at coastal Delaware beaches this summer. Despite beach patrols in other areas citing struggles to find adequate recruits, local lifeguard captains say their seasonal employment efforts...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:59am

IR golf finishes satisfying year, looks for showing at states

As Indian River’s golf team rounds out the season, first-year head coach Paris Mitchell is pleased with the way the team has come along. Three consecutive wins last week, against Cape Henlopen, Milford and Seaford, helped bring the Indians to an...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:57am

Old Inlet takes over as host for this weekend’s big spring fishing tourney

This year’s Spring Fishing Tournament is set Saturday, May 10, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will be hosted for the first time by Old Inlet Bait and Tackle.

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Alex Lawson, above, checks his pole during a...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:43am

Baseball moves to 14-1, steals one from Forest

Indian River baseball refuses to let up, taking recent wins against Woodbridge and Caravel Academy. Their hot streak barely survived this past Tuesday, though, when they squeaked one by Lake Forest with a final score of 3-2. With the end of the...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:42am

IR tennis readies for Henlopen Championship

The season schedule may be winding down for Indian River High School’s boys’ and girls’ tennis team, but their racquets are all but retired. There will be no time for relaxing this weekend as the teams head to the Sea Colony tennis club on Friday...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:41am

Trimming the field of dreams

Each afternoon and evening, athletes, fans and family take to the fields, courts and diamonds to indulge in a number of sporting events. Much praise is given to the players, coaches and managers, but little acknowledgement is given to the few who...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 6:57am

Indians school Delmar on the soccer field

Indian River High School girls’ varsity soccer coach Steve Kilby has his team right where they need to be this year. In a month’s time, the Lady Indians have worked together, combining young, fresh talent with established, reputable experience to...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 6:57am

IR baseball at No. 4 in state

Indian River High School’s baseball team will be tested with upcoming back-to-back games, but judging from their driving record, it shouldn’t hinder the squad all too much. The 10-1 Indians continued their hot streak this week, proving triumphant...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 6:52am

Indian River wrestler makes history, signs with Limestone

The Indian River wrestling program has been a dominant force over the years with overpowering performances and notable state finishes, but now they have another feather in their cap, and a student athlete brimming with pride. Following his...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:03am

Lady Indians advance to 8-1 under the lights

Seven days, five games. It’s not an easy task for any soccer club, but the Lady Indians proved triumphant, even under pressure, tallying four wins — including three shutouts — in the last week to tighten their grip on the conference. From the...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:57am

Windish named Delaware wrestling coach of the year

The Delaware Wrestling Alliance took time at an awards banquet earlier this month to recognize Indian River head wrestling coach Jeff Windish, who was honored as the Division II State Coach of the year for his leadership with the program. This...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:41am

Sussex Tech alum keeps hits coming at Shippensburg

Sussex County has been known to produce some of the most talented athletes in the Mid-Atlantic region, and such holds true for 2007 Sussex Tech graduate Hope Cornell. Cornell made a name for herself as she helped her softball team capture the...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 4:00am

Baseball continues to light up the bases

The Indian River baseball team refuses to let up, advancing to 6-0 on the season following a powering 11-1 triumph over league rivals Caesar Rodney last Friday, and a victory over Delmar the day before. The conference heavy-hitters of CR, who sat...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:58am

IR tennis advances to 6-0 on the season

After a 2-2 deadlock against Seaford last week, followed by a rain-delayed match between the team’s top hitters, Indian River boys tennis players knew they had to return to the courts with precision and focus. Brendan Young, leading IR at first-...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:45am

Education and coaching help guide IR senior to top of the class

Indian River High School senior Annmarie Brown has had her hands full, winding up the remaining months of her high school career. From academics and athletics to a variety of extra-curricular activities, she has managed to fight back the infamous...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:18am

Lady Indians douse Dover in season-opener

After a light rain passed through on Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Indians took to the soccer field for their season-opener under the lights against rival Dover. Despite the slick conditions and an early Senators’ goal, Indian River pulled out a...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:06am

Student trainers fuel to fire in today’s athletes

Let’s face it. High school would be virtually unbearable for many students if it weren’t for the sports. Whether participating, watching or coaching, a good number of students, or their friends and family, have had some involvement with high-...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:00am

Lady Indians drop season-opener on tennis courts

Soggy conditions made for difficult play for Indian River this past Tuesday as they narrowly gave up their first game of the season to Lake Forest, 3-2. Standing water to contend with on a few of the courts eventually progressed into periodic...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:54am

Indians baseball, softball, boys tennis return from the road

Baseball stays undefeated, shuts-out Smyrna, 12-0

Except for a late close call last Thursday against St. Mark’s, Indian River’s baseball team is standing out with a seemingly flawless, undefeated record as they head into their third week...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:26am

Indian River trounces Nandua

Indian River baseball head coach Howard Smack had confidence in his team’s pitching. He had confidence in the defense. The one thing on his mind going into Tuesday’s season-opener hosting Nandua (Va.) was hitting. But judging by the looks of the...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:59am

Jack of all trades

Throughout their high school careers, students often turn to a sport or two for any number of reasons: balance in their daily lives, exercise and staying fit, socializing and finding a like-minded circle of friends. Then there are athletes like...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:51am

Pre-season wins make for promising softball year

Head Coach Mark Browne is pleased with the way his softball team is coming together, and who can blame him? The Lady Indians started two-for-two in pre-season scrimmage wins over Easton and Mardela. They were set to face Milford at the Pyle...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:13am

IR basketball standout Purnell looks to his future

Even back in eighth grade, Jeremy Purnell towered over his teammates and opponents on the basketball court at Selbyville Middle School. It would be that year that he would record the first in-game slam dunk of his career — the first of many to...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:06am

Baseball uses scrimmages to prepare for opener on Tuesday

Spring break may be going into effect next week for Indian River schools, but the varsity baseball team will get anything but a vacation as they start their season on Tuesday, March 25, hosting Nandua, and then travel to St. Mark’s on Thursday...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:56am

Brenda A. Dunstan, 54

Brenda A. Dunstan, 54, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a graduate of the Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia, Pa.

Dunstan was...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:54am

Indian River softball gets back in action

Following tryouts in chilly weather, the Indian River High School softball team is shaping up to be a methodical, tight-knit group of girls. Head coach Mark Browne is pleased with his lineup as 10 returning players from last year’s 14-4 team make...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:36am

Indians baseball has their eye on the ball

For six years, Indian River head baseball coach Howard Smack has made his presence known, recently leading the team to its third consecutive conference title in the Henlopen South. This year, with his solid, talented group of 15 individuals, he’s...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:35am

Indians’ tennis looks to ace the season

Last year, only a small percentage of the athletes on the boys’ tennis team at Indian River High School had ever picked up a racquet before stepping on the courts with head coach Pat Cicala. This year, the Indians are back with more experience,...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:22am

Young Lady Indians take to the tennis courts

The Indian River girls’ tennis team took to the courts this week, following the conclusion of tryouts. With a pleasantly abundant sign-up result, head coach Karen Oliphant is setting the bar for the young athletes to make their presence known...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:20am

Registration open for 19th Annual Ocean-to-Bay Bike Tour

As spring finally warms and greens the Delmarva Peninsula, bicyclists from all over the mid-Atlantic region will shift into gear and head to Fenwick Island. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ocean-To-Bay Bike Tour is a favored...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:39am

Lady Indians look to rebuild defense on the soccer field

The Indian Rivers girls’ soccer team is looking to take to the pitch this year with a sound mentality. Losing seven seniors to graduation — especially when those players secured the backfield — is never an easy task to cope with, but head coach...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

SMS wrestler takes home state title

Hearing the term “scholastic wrestling” doesn’t traditionally conjure up the thought of a barely-100-pound sixth-grader sporting a uniform, but people might think twice before messing with 12-year-old Andrew Powell. The Selbyville Middle School...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm