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Indian River boys struggle to bounce back

The Indian River boys’ varsity basketball team was able to break up their four-game losing streak with a win last Wednesday, hosting Sussex Tech, but failed to finish this past week, dropping games to Sussex Central and Caesar Rodney.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:18pm

Marathon 'liberating' for one local woman

For Brigit Taylor, life is all about testing the limits and reaching new goals. She can classify herself as a loving wife and mother, a successful sales manager with Millville by the Sea, even a valued member of the U.S. ski team, but a year ago...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:16pm

Lady Indians fall by six to Cape

The Indian River High School sports schedule was cut short this week, due to inclement weather, and the Lady Indians are banking on their cold streak to melt away with the ice and snow. The girls dropped two games last week, including an...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:17am

IR wrestlers bring heart at all levels

Junior-varsity wrestling is not always easy to come by. In fact, Indian River is one of a handful of schools within their conference that sports a team, and this weekend they took to the mat, putting on a strong performance.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:15am

Tennis professionals put families first

Since originating in upper-class England during the late 19th century, the game of tennis has always held a sense of prestige and respect. For that reason, today, the game is still most popular near the top of the social ladder. But, thanks to at...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:08am

Lady Indians try to bounce back on court

With a week since their overtime victory against Milford, the Lady Indians returned to the basketball court this past Tuesday, but were unable to withstand the northern powerhouse from Polytech. From the start, Indian River found themselves...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:07am

Lady Indians trample the Buccaneers in overtime

This past week, the Lady Indians collected a couple more conference wins on the court, including a heated rematch against Milford that went into overtime on Tuesday night. Determination and relentless teamwork lifted Indian River to victory,...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:24am

IR hardwood heats up, splitting conference games in past week

As Indian River approaches the midpoint of the regular basketball season, the team, under new coaching direction, is shaping up well. But the true test lies ahead, with Henlopen North match-ups that will help determine the Indians’ spot in the...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:22am

Young dancer proves she’s a ‘Pro’

For Indian River junior Alyssa Murray, dance has always been more than a hobby. It’s been her infatuation and passion. After making a segue into cheerleading only several years ago, she now has the opportunity to showcase her talent on a national...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:18am

IR wrestling nabs Delmar, struggles in quad meet

Though the final results in last weekend’s quad-meet weren’t what Indian River wrestling coach Jeff Windish was hoping for, there have been some impressive performances from the Indians on the mat, from milestone accomplishments to promising...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:14am

Lady Indians waver under undefeated Laurel, but show moxy

Over the Christmas break, the Lady Indians showcased some of their handiwork on the hardwood, participating in the Lake Forest Invitational tournament, one of the first tournaments the girls’ basketball team has seen in several seasons. After...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:02am

Indians net win over Laurel as Mitchell aims for 1,000

Jumping onto a new athletic team can be tough, but Indian River senior Jacob Mitchell isn’t losing any momentum each time he suits up with the basketball team. The 6-foot, 5-inch tall transfer is finding his niche with the “Green and Gold” after...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 7:58am

IR wrestlers to hit the mat in upcoming meets

The start of Indian River High School’s season on the wrestling mat may have been a shaky one but, for head coach Jeff Windish and his lineup, it’s been a learning experience. From heated conference duels to competitive tournaments boasting all-...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 7:52am

The cold truth

Canoeing, kayaking and boating in general have always provided a leisurely pastime around the coastal waterways of the Assawoman Bay, local canal systems and even in the Atlantic. For many who brave the dropping temperatures, the arrival of the...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 11:04am

Battle at the Beach Wrestling Tournament

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Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor
Indian River grapplers at this past weekend’s ‘Battle at the Beach,’ a regional tournament with teams from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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Friday, December 26, 2008 - 3:19am

A look back at Indian River sports in 2008

The past year has been quite an exciting one for Indian River High School’s athletic department, from new faces on the coaching staff to saying goodbye to the greats. Teams pushed through seasons, demonstrating excellence and poise. From...

Friday, December 26, 2008 - 3:11am

Basketball tourney showcases national talent

This coming weekend and carrying into next week, the Indian River boys’ varsity basketball team will take to the courts in Salisbury, Md. – along with 38 other teams from high schools spanning five states and the District of Columbia – for one of...

Friday, December 26, 2008 - 2:56am

Woodbridge stuns Indians in final seconds

The Indians knew that facing Woodbridge, last year’s Henlopen South Conference champions, would be no walk in the park, but they had no idea just how close it’d be. With 11 seconds left in regulation, a deadlocked score and possession at mid-...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:38am

Lady Indians move to 3-1 in conference

Looking at the Indian River girls’ basketball team’s 4-3 record alone simply doesn’t do them justice. In their three losses, combined, the Lady Indians slipped by seven points total, including a heartbreaking 58-59 final to Nandua this past...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:37am

'War’ prepares IR wrestlers for tough season ahead

Though the Indian River High School Indians’ wrestling team put on a slightly below-average performance at the annual War on the Shore tournament last weekend, head coach Jeff Windish saw it as a teaching tool on a much larger scale.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:23am

Undefeated Lady Indians prove attitude is everything

“Heart and desire.” That’s the chant the Lady Indians shout after each huddle before reclaiming their places on the hardwood, and both are shining through as the season tips off. For the first time in at least five years, the girls’ varsity...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:14am

Girls' hoops working on mental composure

The Lady Indians split their preseason scrimmages 2-2 this week, as they prepared for their new season, which tips off this weekend. While the ladies struggled this past Tuesday at James M. Bennett, they presented poise and teamwork last Saturday...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:16pm

Soccer banquet acknowledges milestone accomplishments

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Selbyville Middle School and Indian River High School once again took the time to honor the coaches, athletes and parents of their boys’ soccer programs at the annual Soccer Banquet. Indian River School Board members Donna M....

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:13pm

IR wrestling looks to start strong

Last year, Mike Magaha made history when he became the first athlete to come out of Indian River High School and sign with a nationally ranked Division II school solely for wrestling, as he signed with Limestone College. This season, the Indians...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:09pm

Indians ready for strong season on the hardwood

Indian River High School’s boys’ varsity basketball coach, Marvin Phillips, will have plenty of time to analyze what he saw in the team’s opening scrimmages this past week. The Indians hosted James M. Bennett High and Parkside High last Thursday...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 3:47pm

Experienced coach looks to improve Lady Indians' record

The Lady Indians varsity basketball team had to let go of some aggressive talent last year in graduating seniors like Rayce Rayne and Michelle Givans. But with a new coach at the helm, they’re hoping to rebound into a season with a winning record...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 3:46pm

IRHS basketball: New coach, new styles, same drive

Last year, Indian River High School’s varsity basketball season was cut short of the state tourney, despite a 12-9 record. With the start of the new season on the horizon and an Indians alum heading the new coaching staff, the “green and gold”...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:47pm

IR football abruptly wraps up 2008 season

The stage is set this weekend for the semifinal games of the Delaware state football tournament, as Wilmington Friends travel to Milford on Friday, and Caravel Acedemy squares off at Laurel on Saturday. For the Indian River Indians, however, the...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:44pm

Indian River soccer crew ends an era

For four seniors, a high school soccer career came to an unfortunate end last Wednesday in the second round of the state tournament. Indian River was unable to establish their ground when they slipped 0-4 against Salesianum School at Apoquinimink...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:41pm

Bethany woman cuts a fine figure

What is it that inspires people to do great things? Are they driven by a social stigma to be better than the rest, or is it a more personal drive which propels them? For one local mom, it’s simply the desire to do – the human aspiration to tackle...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:27pm

Indian River busts a move in state tourney

After slipping to Sussex Tech in their last regular season game, 1-0, Indian River’s soccer team was determined to follow up in the state tournament with gusto. A nail-biter down to the final whistle ensued last Saturday, as IR knocked off Dover...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:11am

River enters state tournament at Caravel

If there was one good thing that came out of Indian River’s matchup against one of the state’s most dominant forces on the gridiron, it was preparation.

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Cody Cooke rolls past Central. He picked up 30...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:08am

IR enters soccer tourney in No. 4 seed

As the remaining minutes ticked down in regulation play last Thursday, the Indian River High School soccer team found themselves at the unfavorable side of a 1-0 score in easily the coldest game of the year. While it may not have been how the...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:09pm

IR hopes to close strong against Central

The final week of the regular high-school football season has arrived, but despite last week’s overpowering 48-14 win hosting Seaford, Indian River’s ride toward the tournament is anything but smooth sailing.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:06pm

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.

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Janel Cubbage scoots the ball downfield last Thursday in...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:01pm

High school football frenzy reaching a peak

Amidst the chaos and suspenseful NFL season, fans are realizing the sporadic ups and downs many teams are facing as they try to make a viable run toward the perpetual divisional playoffs. No different is the race toward the Delaware high-school...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:52pm

IR puts second loss behind them, ready for Seaford

The Indian River High School football team took a devastating blow last week against an overpowering Laurel lineup, falling six points shy in a game that will ultimately affect their playoff standings.

The Indians slipped 37-43 in the...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 7:07am

Ready...aim...chunk!

As most Delawareans know, baking and carving are mere child’s play when you examine the diversity of October’s most notorious produce. And, for more than two decades now, there’s been nothing quite as down-home and Sussex Countian than launching...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:59am

Pee Wee cheerleaders make a strong run in Trenton

Despite their young ages, Jessica Lucich’s Lower Sussex Pop Warner Pee Wee and Junior Pee Wee cheerleading squads already know what it is to give their all. As a first year coach, Lucich has had a lot on her plate as well – but, as she explained...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:59am

Indians shut out Lake Forest

An effective ground game allowed Indian River’s varsity football squad to add a few more experiments to the playbook as they shut out Lake Forest last Friday, 42-0.

So far, the Indians have had to overcome something that no other...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:06am

Trainer teaches students the importance of being active

Getting kids motivated to stay active and healthy can be a losing battle. But Indian River High School’s Wellness Center is teaming up with World Gym of Ocean View to prove that it’s not impossible. Aerobic kickboxing instructor and mixed martial...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:04am

River lights up the night against Laurel

Tuesday night, the Indians left nothing on the soccer field, closing out their home season against Laurel 7-0. The shutout brought Indian River’s record up to 11-1-2, as they inch closer to the post-season tournament. On top of the win, the game...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:40am

IR volleyball wraps up disheartening season

It’s been a tough and trying road this season for the five seniors of Indian River’s varsity volleyball team, who gave up their final high school match to Polytech in four games on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The season-ender brought the Lady Indians’...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:38am

Milford quiets Indians in three-way race to conference title

The annual match-up between Delmar and Indian River varsity football has been a division decider for years, but after Indian River’s 16-24 demise last Friday to Milford, the Southern Henlopen Conference is still up for grabs for all three teams....

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:41am

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

River wins one of the state’s most notorious rivalries

For the better part of this decade, the seasonal match-up between Indian River High School and Delmar has decided which of the two teams would clench the Henlopen Southern Division championship.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:24am

IR soccer dominates the field, moves to 8-1-2

With their eyes fixed on the state title, the Indian River varsity soccer team is proving they are quite capable of reaching it — though they still have a few more tests before the tournament.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:17am

IR volleyball continues shaky season

As the high-school volleyball season closes in on the final four match-ups, the Lady Indians are doing what they can to regain their footing and finish strong. In their past four matches, Indian River has failed to capture a single game, slipping...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:08am

IR drops first season loss to CR in OT

Emotions ran high as a physical duel between Caesar Rodney and Indian River ensued on the pitch this past Tuesday night. But as the final whistle blew, after nearly an hour and a half of soccer, a relieved Caesar Rodney team walked away...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:56am

Conference title on the line in early heated matchup

It’s been three years since the Indian River football program has recorded a season win over southern rivals Delmar. For the past two years, the Wildcats captured the Henlopen Southern division championship thanks to victories over the Indians....

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:52am