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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

Field hockey winds down season on strong note

The Lady Indians’ field hockey season may have turned into a somber one this year, but they proved this week that they aren’t going down without a fight as they kept Sussex Central winless with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 5:58am

Lady Indians pick up second win in field hockey

It took the Lady Indians’ field hockey team from mid-September to Oct. 20 put another tally in the win column, but they may have found the momentum they’ve been searching for to close out the season. Indian River had only scored two goals in...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:43am

IR football punishes Panthers

With their second loss of the season weeks behind them, the Indian River Indians, though appreciative of last week’s 40-13 win over Polytech, is making sure to take each game on the gridiron as it comes, with conference contention still within...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:40am

Green, gold and pink

The Indian River High School athletic department has been showing their true colors... and a little more this month. Earlier in October, athletic director Todd Fuhrmann approached the Indian River School Board in attempt to help spread...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:31am

IR cross-country continues down steady path

Anytime a new athletic program is introduced at a school, there will be obstacles and hurdles to face. The Indian River cross-country team is facing them and rising above them. The squad, which started as a small handful of boys and girls, has...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:28am

Bunting searching for legendary Indians’ drive after team falls to Delmar

Indian River High School’s varsity football team has some ground to make up if they expect to contend for the conference title this year, and with half the season behind them, their window to do so is closing fast. Stepping out onto the gridiron...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:44am

Indians’ soccer drops Dover and Delmar

After adding wins over Woodbridge, Dover and Delmar this past week, the Indian River boys’ varsity soccer team is offering a strong showing as the season heads into the home stretch. With the exception of their season-opener, in which the Indians...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:34am

Shaky season winding down for IR hockey

In the past week, the Indian River High School field hockey team has been able to keep their games close but has nonetheless wound up on the unfavorable side of the score board. After opening the season with a win over Red Lion Christian Academy...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:30am

IR field hockey takes lumps, but keeps game close

The Lady Indians have faced a tough field hockey schedule of late, and although they are coming out on the bottom side of the games, they are still taking each game in stride and pulling the positives from each and every one.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:58pm

Two more wins move IR soccer closer to clinching conference

There is little standing in the way of the Indian River boys’ varsity soccer team clinching the conference title this season – except, perhaps, for Seaford. Fortunately for IR, the Indians have seemingly done everything right since their season-...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:55pm

IR climbs conference ladder with win over Woodbridge

After picking up two road wins on the gridiron in the last two weeks, the Indian River Indians’ varsity football team is ready to return to their home stadium in Dagsboro this Friday, where they will aim to prove themselves against Delmar after...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:54pm

IR volleyball puts up numbers, moves to 2-2 in Henlopen South

Last week’s win over Delmar and this past Tuesday’s vigorous fight against Delmarva Christian proved that the Indian River varsity volleyball team can still take the hardwood against anyone, despite a two-week stretch of losses last month.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:51pm

IR junior varsity proves crucial in program’s progress

Indian River’s varsity football team has evolved into the pulse of Friday nights in Dagsboro, but comparatively little attention is paid to the program that put those athletes out there on the gridiron: IR’s junior varsity football team. Chris...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:41am

Indians tell the Ravens, ‘Nevermore’

At the close of the regular season last year, on a cold, October evening in Georgetown, the Sussex Tech Ravens’ soccer team quieted the Indians with the lone game-winning goal as the clock ticked down its final minute. This year, the Indians...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:35am

Indians fend off Dover, improve to 2-1

The Indian River Indians football team improved their record with a convincing 32-27 road win last Friday against Dover, and head coach Jim Bunting is showing no signs of slowing down. After licking their wounds from a 19-49 loss to Caravel a...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:28am

Indians getting in the swim of things

The inaugural cross-country season is in full swing at Indian River, and thanks to athletic director Todd Fuhrmann, the school will welcome another new sport this year: swimming. Just last week, the Indian River School Board approved adding the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:26am

Softball clinic bringing best to young athletes

The weather may feel a little cool for bats to be warming up at Indian River, but that’s not stopping head softball coach Chris Megee from getting his program ready. On Saturday, Oct. 17, Megee and the coaches and players of the Swarthmore...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:23am

Cross-country capitalizes on week off

Members of the cross-country team at Indian River get a break from meets this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s time to slow down. The team, led by coach Maj. Frank Ryman, has been conditioning and training for their next meet on Oct. 7 at...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:21am

IR alumnus rocks field hockey at Lynchburg

When an Indian River athlete goes above and beyond in their sport, it is noteworthy. When they take that skill and excel at the collegiate level, it is extraordinary. And Jordan Warrington, now a sophomore at Lynchburg College, has done precisely...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:19am

Indians’ soccer team regains footing to grab shutouts

The Indian River boys’ varsity soccer team nabbed their second consecutive shutout on Tuesday night in their home debut, defeating the Smyrna Eagles, 4-0. After being shut out themselves by Salesianum in the season-opener two weeks ago, the...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:01am

Indians’ football searches for identity after loss to Caravel

For Indian River head football coach Jim Bunting, it was back to his age-old philosophy of seeking out the team’s identity after a 19-49 loss to the Buccaneers of Caravel Academy hushed the crowd in the Indians’ first home game of the 2009 season...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:35am

Indians’ cross-country shows strong debut

Indian River’s cross-country program is still a work in progress, and with every meet this year, coach Frank Ryman sees the team improving. Last Wednesday, Sept. 16, the team debuted at Dover, with an impressive showing and several athletes...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:24am

IR field hockey starts season on positive note

The Lady Indians’ field hockey team is already shaping up for an improved season this year, and by Tuesday afternoon’s practice, they had only played one game. Scoring and recovery were on second-year head coach Julene Williamson’s mind this year...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:49am

Indians punish Vikings in gridiron opener

It appeared that Cape Henlopen was going to make it a long night for Indian River last Friday, returning the opening kick-off for the first seven points of the game, but once IR sophomore quarterback Jamie Jarmon found his arm and his footing,...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:45am

IR laces up for team's first cross-country season

Earlier this week, Indian River High School made its debut in boys’ and girls’ cross-country, the school’s newest addition to its varsity sports lineup. On Wednesday, the team of five boys and six girls headed to Schutte Park in Dover for a tri-...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:40am

Annual triathlon bringing community together for weekend celebration

This Sunday, the 26th Annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Triathlon at Sea Colony will present not only one of the area’s most popular athletic events but will offer a fun-filled weekend that aims to bring the community in touch with people of all ages...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:37am

Indians look to rebound from season-opening shutout on the pitch

An unexpected cancelation against Dover this week bought the Indian River boys’ soccer team a little more time to compose themselves after they fell to Salesianum High School, 0-3, last Saturday.

Salesianum’s Don Ford knocked in two first-...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:28am