Sports


IR girls’ basketball team keeps the ball bouncing

There are still a few more months before local schools get back to their daily routines, and even longer until the winter sports athletes suit up for their seasons, but the girls’ basketball team of Indian River High School hasn’t been sitting...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:16pm

All-in: WSOP lays the cards right for poker

Shuffle up and deal! This week kicked off the Main Event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, the largest Texas Hold’em poker game in the world. The series, a tournament comprising 57 events, draws in both veterans...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:15am

Worcester Prep lacrosse players aim for college

Alex Ternahan and Chris Fisher, two rising Worcester Prep lacrosse athletes, have taken their skill to the next level, advancing to the 2010 Free State Top 44 Team this summer – an elite group of lacrosse players with ambitions of moving up to...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 2:58am

Hogan’s journey continues, raising money and awareness

While the extent of many Fourth of July hardships reflect only the compromising choice between a hotdog or hamburger fresh off the grill, one Sussex County man is putting it all on the line this holiday weekend. On June 21, Jack Hogan set out on...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 4:21pm

Progress for Prostate swinging back into action

In two weeks, Cripple Creek Country Club will play host to one of the area’s most notable events in support of cancer prevention. The 7th Annual Progress for Prostate Golf Tournament will hit the links on July 15, raising money and awareness for...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:43am

Cosmos becomes first River team to nail state title

While many will be gathered with their families this Independence Day holiday, another family will be looking to set off some fireworks of their own. For the first time in River Soccer Club’s history, a team can boast that they are the best in...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:39am

Annual firecracker 5k sparking up parade support

This Sunday, June 27, in preparation for Independence Day, Bethany Beach will be the site of the Second Annual Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K Run & Walk – a fundraising event aimed at supplementing the popular Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade,...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 3:37am

Pigskin Motorcycle Ride to benefit IR football

Every fall, hundreds of people are bit by the football bug, and, for decades, the Indian River varsity team has been giving local fans something to cheer about. What many spectators don’t realize, however, is that the school’s program requires $...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:31am

Surf Sharkin’ Adventures lands some excitement on the beach

Most beachgoers have grown to accept the fact that the ocean is a foreign and unstable environment for humans – one that requires caution and awareness. Now, three friends have found a way to combine the unpredictable ocean with the exhilarating...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:46am

Football camp aims to develop tomorrow’s stars

The high school football season may still be a few months away, but if there’s one thing Indian River High School’s coaches know, it’s that preparation and development is key. For the first time, IR’s head football coach, Jim Bunting, is putting...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 7:41am

LSLL tallies another successful year

When it comes to youth sports, most will acknowledge that winning isn’t everything, but, as Lower Sussex Little League’s minor league Pirates can vouch, it sure feels good. The Pirates, with a 14-player roster of players ages 6, 7 and 8,...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 4:30am

All in: poker World Series hits the felt in Las Vegas

It’s summertime in Vegas, and for anyone who knows a thing or two about poker, that means one thing: the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is back! From late May through November, the game’s most acclaimed professionals and unlikely amateurs will put...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 4:08am

World Cup 101

By Ryan Saxton
Staff Reporter

Whether you call it “football” or “soccer,” there’s one thing that’s for certain. The countdown is on for one of the largest, most highlighted international competitions in the world: the FIFA (...

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:45am

Jack hits the road, from coast to coast

Some seek self-enlightenment through meditation and similar relaxation practices, while others prefer an alternative route. Jack Hogan opts for the latter. Some 3,800 miles rest between the ambitious Dagsboro man and the Pacific coastline and, on...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 4:23am

Mighty Marlins prepare for Special Olympics games

When Linda Bak was living in New Castle County, she started a Special Olympics sports program in 1987. More than two decades later, with the success of her program and having moved to Sussex County, she started a second program based in Ocean...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 4:20am

Lady Indians move to second round of state tourney

More than a week had gone by since the Lady Indians’ varsity soccer team closed out their regular spring season with a 5-2 win over Smyrna, but the team was fueled and back on the pitch this past Saturday, May 25, as they advanced through the...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 4:18am

Runners lace up for the season

As the temperatures rise with the approach of summer, hundreds of people are looking for activities to participate in outdoors. This season, the Seashore Striders and Seven Sisters & Two Brothers are bringing plenty of races, runs and walks...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 4:15am

River Soccer Club helps develop tomorrow’s stars

On any given Saturday morning, you can stroll out to the River Soccer Club in Roxana and catch devoted coaches, proud parents and a slew of energetic kids with an appreciation for the game. Unbeknownst to the children themselves, the club is not...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 4:41pm

IR boys’ tennis battles at conference, heads to states

A young Indian River’s boys’ varsity tennis rounded out an impressive 9-5 season this week – one of which first-year head coach Paris Mitchell Jr. can be proud. The team took to the courts at Sea Colony last Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15,...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 4:38pm

Golf tournament to benefit Spicer trust fund

On Thursday, June 17, Heritage Shores Golf Club and Providence Homes will host the inaugural Spicer Memorial Golf Tournament. A large portion of the proceeds from the tournament will go to the trust fund for Aubrey Spicer, the daughter of slain...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 4:35pm

All-in: Frankford Poker Room lays the right card for local charities

Over the past decade, the game of poker has spread like wildfire, with some of the largest television broadcasting companies across the map airing highly anticipated tournaments and competitions. The craze has spread throughout the First State,...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:00am

Half-marathoners take it in stride

Early mornings, snowy and icy conditions and foggy visibility. It’s hardly the atmosphere one looks forward to when training for a half-marathon, but it’s precisely the environment that a handful of runners and walkers found themselves in this...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 3:52am

Indian River golf drops last season match to Smyrna

The regular varsity golf season drew to a sub-par close this week for the Indian River Indians, as the team combined for a score of 188 at Cripple Creek this past Tuesday but succumbed to a well-versed Smyrna team, who edged them with a score of...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 3:48am

Indians work to fix swing and momentum

It’s been a rough few weeks for the Indian River mixed varsity golf team, who garnered their first win since April 19 this past Tuesday as they pushed past Polytech, 181-185, at Cripple Creek Country Club.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:23pm

Lady Indians rack up wins on soccer field

The month of May is already shaping up to be a successful one for the Lady Indians’ varsity soccer team, which has shut out conference opponents Delmar and Lake Forest, advancing their record this year to 8-2. Numbers were in the Lady Indians’...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:18pm

Lady Indians search for leadership as softball season closes

The Indian River High School varsity softball team will have some ground to make up in the next three weeks if the Lady Indians plan to see any chance at post-season life. The team has been hot and cold for the last month, and will hope to...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:14pm

Lady Indians' soccer recovers against Delmar

Out-of-conference challenger Tower Hill delivered a one-two punch in a 2-1 win that dished up the second loss of the season to the Lady Indians last Saturday, April 24. But Indian River got right back in stride, shutting out Delmar to improve...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 1:41pm

Wet weather fares well as IR softball tallies wins

Soggy weather has pushed games back-to-back-to back for the Lady Indians’ varsity softball team on the tail end of this week, but if results from recent innings are any indication, Indian River is poised to finish up the season on a positive note...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 1:37pm

IR baseball keeps bats hot with three more wins

The Indians began this spring season with four straight wins on the road. Then they followed up with three consecutive losses. Now, things seem to be kicking on all cylinders again, as Indian River picked up three more straight tallies for the...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 1:29pm

IR girls' soccer drops one, ecovers against Cape

Caesar Rodney continued their winning streak on the soccer field this season as they pushed past Indian River, 4-1, dishing them their first loss of the year, last Thursday, April 15. The Lady Indians had shaken off the loss by early this week,...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 4:22am

CR upends Indians at Wild Quail

Indian River High School’s mixed varsity golf team split matches earlier this week, as they powered past Delmar at Green Hill Yacht Country Club on Monday, April 19, but slipped, despite a strong showing against Caesar Rodney, at Wild Quail....

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 4:21am

IR track and field keeps pace with others

Dover High School’s varsity track-and-field team took the overall win this past Tuesday at a five-way meet at Sussex Tech, but the fresh Indian River team picked up plenty of experience. The Indians ran a steady meet against the Senators, as well...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 4:15am

Bats heat up to give Indians two more wins

The bases lit up and the bats went to work this past week as the Indian River High School varsity baseball team took down two more wins, thanks to steady hitting and timely plays. The Indians kept play consistent last Thursday, April 15, as they...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 4:14am

Ravens Roost #44 to hold scholarship golf tournament

Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club will host the annual Ravens Roost #44 Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 4, starting at 9 a.m. Funds from the event provide for the awarding of two scholarships each, to graduating seniors from Stephen Decatur...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 5:27am

Indian River gets back on track

Coastal Point • Ryan Saxton
Members of Indian River's track-and-field team take a warm-up lap at practice earlier this week. The team is preparing for an upcoming meet on Tuesday at Sussex Tech.Indian River took part in the Lake Forest...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 5:23am

Athlete’s Training Room gets bodies back in shape

As all athletes can attest, keeping a balance between mind and body is essential for peak physical performance. That is precisely what Roger “Doc” Hunt had in mind when he helped put together the Athlete’s Training Room in Georgetown. The program...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 5:13am

Lady Indians power past Tech behind Long’s return

Sussex Tech may have struck first in Tuesday’s game as they visited the hosting Lady Indians on the soccer pitch, but Indian River wasn’t going to go down easily – especially with the regular-season debut of goalie Sarah Long. They surged back in...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 4:56am

FlexWorld Fitness to hold inaugural spring festival

It’s that time of year in southern Delaware – temperatures are warming up and dreams of long, fun-filled days on the beach are beginning to inch into the collective consciousness of many Sussex Countians.

But, as clothing becomes more...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 4:55am

Annual run to benefit Cape school district set for April 18

The Second Annual Run for Health & Education is scheduled to take place Sunday, April 18, at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. The event, to include a 1-mile walk, a 5K run and a 10K run, will benefits the students and teachers in the Cape...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 4:54am

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour gearing up for record numbers this year

With the first hints of the spring season, hundreds of cyclists from all over the Mid-Atlantic states are heading to the Quiet Resorts area to participate in the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 4:54am

All-in: Cracking aces with suited connectors

In past columns, we’ve analyzed the strength of starting hands, or hole cards, in Texas Hold’em poker. As anyone who understands the game could tell you, a starting hand of pocket aces has the best odds of winning over any other two cards in the...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 5:19am

Seaford hands IR boys first loss on the courts

Indian River High School’s boys varsity tennis team got the season rolling with a strong start, winning their three opening matches 5-0, but the tables were turned last Thursday, when the defending conference champions from Seaford routed the...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:30am

Panthers upend Indians, 7-6

Indian River High School’s varsity baseball team fell one run short of securing their fifth straight win of the season on Thursday, April 1. Instead, the Panthers of Polytech delivered the Indians their first loss of the year, behind consistent...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:23am

Run to benefit Cape school district set for April 18

The Second Annual Run for Health & Education is scheduled to take place Sunday, April 18, at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. The event, to include a 1-mile walk, a 5K run and a 10K run, will benefits the students and teachers in the Cape...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:16am

Lady Indians basketball reflects an accomplished season

Two years ago, the Lady Indians’ basketball team was still in a long string of losing seasons. But second-year head coach John Frye has played a vital role in the team’s transformation. Last year, Indian River High School’s girls’ basketball team...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 2:01am

IR baseball up to bat for another successful year

As the warmer weather makes its way over the baseball field, the chilling burden of replacing the talent of last year’s seniors is also clearing up for head coach Howard Smack. With promising athletes hitting the dugout and fresh faces willing to...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:59am

IR girls' tennis stirs up some wins for start of season

The players on Indian River High School’s girls’ tennis team knew they had to step up this year, after losing a number of starters, and judging by the first matches of the season, they’ve had no problems doing so. Back-to-back wins last week over...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:58am

Indian River softball falls to Laurel, 0-2

A few timely hits from the Lady Bulldogs of Laurel were enough to put them in the lead in last Thursday’s softball match, hosting Indian River. Steady pitching from the Laurel mound kept the Lady Indians at bay and sealed the game, 0-2. Indian...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:57am

Indian River boys' tennis comes out swinging

Expectations were not set incredibly high for Indian River first-year boys’ tennis head coach Paris Mitchell Jr., but his players seem to know what they’re doing, taking down Appoquinimink and Lake Forest with ease in the opening games of the...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:56am

Lady Indians roll over Dover on the diamond in the opener

A shaky Dover team and a steady consistency from Indian River paved the way for a one-sided — but welcomed — win for the Lady Indians in the varsity softball opener this past Tuesday, March 23. Solid serves from the mound coming from Lara Carey...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:05am