Sports


From the field to the fairway

This spring, assistant Indian River football coach Paris Mitchell Sr. is going to take a different swing at things — literally. He’s trading the loud, energetic chaos of the Friday-night lights for the tranquil, steadied eye on the links as the...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

IR wrestling pins another season

Indian River wrestling head coach Jeff Windish has a lot to be proud of with the conclusion of this year’s season. Wrapping up his fourth year for the Indians wasn’t easy, as, for the first time, he has to say goodbye to senior athletes that he...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

Sports Briefs

Public hearing on shark fishery management plan to be held March 11

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a joint public hearing to gather...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:47am

IR basketball falls just shy of state tournament, heads held high

Indian River finished off quite an impressive season under the watchful eye of first-year head coach Phil Mead. But a winning record and second-place finish in the Henlopen South Conference was not enough to carry the Indians into the state...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:45am

Lady Indians fight through the end of slow season

The final results for the Lady Indians’ basketball season were rather meager this year, as they finished out their season 4-16, but as fourth-year head coach Summer Chorman noted, you can’t always judge a book by its cover, or a team by their...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:44am

IR hoops finish season on high note, look to advance to state

The final regular-season game of the year inevitably brings with it a sentimental resolve for the senior class, but the seven Indian River seniors on the boys basketball roster this year weren’t the only ones who came to shine as they pulled off...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 9:53am

Selbyville Middle captures undefeated football and basketball records

Sub-.500 seasons were likely the last things that Selbyville Middle School athletes were expecting when their football team went 3-3-1 and their boys’ basketball team fell 3-9 on the season during the 2006-2007 school year. But, this year, they...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:29am

IR puts up impressive numbers on the mat, despite loss to SC

Only three teams other than Indian River have managed to keep the undefeated Golden Knights of Sussex Central under a score of 58 on the mat. Only one of those three teams — Milford — also resides in the Henlopen South conference. Thus, Monday’s...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:45am

Indians trounce Lake Forest and slip by Seaford, move to 7-2 in the South

Record-setting scoring and minor defensive adjustments helped propel Indian River hoops a little further this week. Phil Mead’s Indians turned up their performance, recovering from a six-game deficit through most of January. Indian River boys...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:39am

Lady Indians win one, lose one

The Lady Indians brought impressive play to the hardwood floor at Lake Forest last Friday, but they were unable keep up the pace in their second game of the week, falling to Seaford at home, 58-39, on Tuesday night.

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Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:36am

Indians slip against CR, heavy conference games ahead

Another consecutive loss was the last thing on the mind of Indian River head coach Phil Mead when his basketball team took to the court on Tuesday night to face Henlopen North powerhouse Caesar Rodney, but that’s just what the Indians came away...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 4:47am

Prop bets: There's no such thing as a sure thing

In another week, millions of people will be tuning into the same broadcast across the nation; the crème de la crème of all Americanized sporting events, the head honcho of athletic confrontation, and, of course, every gambler’s fantasy. The Super...

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:24am

Lower Sussex to host state softball tournament games

With the Sports at the Beach complex closing its doors on softball, the Lower Sussex Little League and the Pyle Center in Roxana have agreed to pick up the slack and will host two national United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:12am

Indians find tough going against the North

Indian River High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team began the season hot, winning seven of eight but has since lost its last three games to Northern Henlopen Conference teams — including a 70-51 loss to Polytech on Jan. 15.
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Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:11am

Indian River pair cheer all the way to Miami

Cheering before a packed crowd had always been a rush for Indian River High School freshman Veronica Townsend and sophomore Alyssa Murray, but on Jan. 3, the two traveled to Miami for an experience of a lifetime.
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Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:10am

Indians fall to revamped Milford team

After his team dropped their regular-season opener to the Indian River Indians’ varsity basketball team 63-62, Milford Buccaneers’ head coach B.J. Joseph knew his young team was going to have to make some adjustments if they were going to win...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:38am

Indians back on track after loss

Heading into the holiday break, the Indian River varsity basketball team (5-1, 4-1) rebounded from a disappointing conference loss to Woodbridge with consecutive wins over Nandua (VA) and most recently, Laurel, despite an inconsistent effort....

Friday, January 4, 2008 - 1:49am

Oliver leads Indians to victory over Milford

The Indian River Indians varsity boys’ basketball team has never been short of players who could score points in clutch situations, and this season is no different.

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Tyree Oliver sets up the game-...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians building fierce Battle at the Beach

Indian River’s third annual Battle at the Beach wrestling tournament came and went successfully this past weekend with Indian River placing 10th out of 20 teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia.

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Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:44am

Lady Indians fall despite second-half comeback

In their attempt to surpass the .500 mark heading into the sixth game of the season, against Delmarva Christian, with a winning record, the Indian River varsity girls’ basketball team lost 52-51 to Nandua. It was a nail-biter despite the team...

Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:43am

Indians see first loss of season against Woodbridge

The highly anticipated Indian River-Woodbridge varsity basketball game was the game to see on Dec. 14. Both teams came into the game undefeated and featured some of the best talent not only in the Southern Division but the state. Coastal Point •...

Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:41am

Lady Indians improving on past performance despite losing record

Despite her team beginning the 2007-2008 season with a 1-4 record, Indian River varsity girls basketball coach Summer Chorman is optimistic about their chances to improve as the season progresses.

She has a nucleus of four seniors with...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:28am

Indians’ ‘Three Musketeers’ give their all for the team

Through three games, Indian River High School’s varsity basketball team has dispatched both Lake Forest and Seaford — primarily because of the thriving inside-out game of Jeremy Purnell, Tyree Oliver and Keion Sturgis.

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Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:27am

Indian River wrestlers ready for Battle at the Beach

The month of December is a proving ground for area wrestlers, including the Indian River High School varsity team. And Indian River will compete in its third tournament in as many weeks when they host their third annual Battle at the Beach...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:16am

Sea Colony Fitness Center and programs keep members warm in the winter

For 10 years, Sea Colony has been providing the community with nearly endless possibilities for fitness and health, and this winter season, they look to do it again.

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The fitness center in Sea Colony...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:51am

Punishers ready for 2008 season

The Sussex County Punishers of the semi-pro Diamond Football League will open up their training camp for the 2008 season in Bridgeville tomorrow, Nov. 17.

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The Sussex County Punishers look to improve on...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:55am

Indians soccer edged in state championship

The Indian River Indians varsity soccer team’s bid for a state championship ended Nov. 10, following a 3-2 semi-final loss to Caravel.

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Peter Mais drives the ball upfield against Laurel on Oct. 23. Mais...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:53am

Budesheim ready for the next level

On Nov. 14, Millville resident and Sussex Central senior Brock Budesheim signed a letter-of-intent to accept a full scholarship to wrestle for Division II powerhouse Newberry College in South Carolina following his senior year.

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Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:50am

IR football ready to tackle state tournament

With the regular season in the rear-view mirror, the Indian River Indians varsity football team turned their attention this week to their first-round opponent in this year’s DIAA state football tournament — a familiar foe: the Concord Raiders....

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:48am

Ahfeldt comes through for Indians baseball

Indian River senior outfielder Mark Ahfeldt has waited a long time to contribute. He had only 10 at-bats last season and has been used mostly as a pinch runner so far this season.

Reserve outfielder Mark Ahfeldt delivered a walk-off...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 11:21am

IR football ready to face Golden Nights this Friday

With one regular-season game remaining before the DIAA state tournament begins, the Indian River Indians (8-1, 5-1) will be tested on how well they stack up against playoff-caliber teams when they host Northern Henlopen Conference stalwarts the...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:21am

Indians soccer advances to state semis

The Indian River Indians varsity soccer team advanced to the semi-finals of this year’s DIAA state soccer tournament by gutting out 120 minutes of scoreless play on Nov. 6, including four sudden-death overtime periods, before finally outscoring...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:17am

Indians hold off pesky Laurel squad

The Indian River Indians varsity football team sure got a scare from the Laurel Bulldogs during their homecoming game — which was postponed to Oct. 29 due to a three-day downpour starting Oct. 25.

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Indian...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:44am

Slow end to Indian's volleyball season

As all things come to an end, so was the case of Indian River’s 2007 volleyball season, as they closed out their year with a hard-fought loss at home to Caravel Academy on Saturday, Oct. 27. The 0-3 shutout didn’t do justice to the perormance the...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:42am

SMS and Central battle one last time

The Sussex Central and Selbyville Middle School football programs have enjoyed a competitive rivalry over the years and even decades since they began playing each other. Over the last seven years, each team has won twice and tied three times...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:39am

Killmer returns to planning chairmanship

After stepping down from the Bethany Beach Town Council during this year’s election season, Lew Killmer has now returned to his former spot at the head of the town’s planning commission. Praised for a great job and given a round of applause,...

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:31am

Indians clinch Southern Henlopen title

With only one game remaining on its regular-season schedule, the Indian River Indians varsity soccer team clinched the Southern Henlopen Division Title but was edged out for the overall conference title by Caesar Rodney, following a 5-0 win over...

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:06am

Indian River takes second in volleyball tournament

Last Saturday, Oct. 20, Indian River volleyball hosted the Indian River Challenge tournament, which saw competition from the likes of neighboring rivals Sussex Central, Cape Henlopen and Dover, as well as New Castle team William Penn.

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Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:03am

Indian River runs through Delmar

After a rough streak of five winless games, Indian River volleyball bounced back Tuesday, Oct. 16, to chalk up a victory against Delmar, following their two-week stint. The Indians were able to shut the Wildcats down in three games, though Delmar...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:55am

IRHS field hockey looks for strong finish on season

The Lady Indians varsity field hockey team continued their winning ways on Oct. 16 with a 2-0 shutout over rival Sussex Central.

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Erin Warner drives upfield toward the Sussex Central goal in IR’s shut-out...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:53am

Indians soccer aiming for division championship

A third tied game might be a concern for some teams. But a 1-1 tie with fifth-ranked Caravel Academy (10-1-1) on Oct. 13 has Indian River head soccer coach Steve Kilby feeling his team is in a good place heading into the final leg of the regular...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:50am

Win over Milford kindles Indians' hopes

On Oct. 12, one week after losing their first game of the season, the Indian River varsity football team rebounded to defeat Milford 27-20.

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Indian River quarterback Nick Kmetz stiffs a Milford...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:49am

Lady Indians tally third straight win

After a slow start to the 2007 field hockey season, the Lady Indians have picked up the pace by winning three straight games, including a 4-3 overtime win over Polytech on Oct. 9.

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Morgan Sheats scored...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:12am

Indians fall against defending champs Delmar

Last year, Delmar defeated Indian River’s varsity football team 28-21 and went on to win the Southern Division championship. The Indians had held the title three consecutive years, dating back to 2003. Even after last year’s turn of events,...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:10am

Indians soccer bests Caesar Rodney in overtime

In a game between two of the Henlopen Conference’s best varsity soccer teams, very little separated Indian River and Caesar Rodney. Both are very skilled, have proud traditions and are considered among the elite teams in Delaware.
Over the...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:05am

IR Volleyball slips against Cape and Central

The stint of a four-game winning streak didn’t last long, as Indian River’s volleyball team dropped two more games this past week to level their record out to 4-4. Reliable performance is difficult to come by, though, when halfway into the season...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:04am

Indians ready to go strong against Delmar

Aside from a state playoff game or an eventual state championship game, there might not be a more important Division II football game for the Indian River Indians than when they host Delmar tonight.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:02am

Indians run away with victory against Lake Forest

In the hours leading up to Indian River’s varsity football game on the road against Lake Forest on Oct. 19, there was a great deal of uncertainty as to how much of the game would be played, due to an approaching cold front.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 7:57am

Indians JV grinds through second week of play

After falling behind 13-0 to Sussex Central in the first half on Sept. 24, it would have been easy for the Indian River junior varsity football team to just pack it up and call it a day. They could have — but they didn’t. And they went on to pull...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:22am

Indian River slips past Sussex Central

In a bit of a surprise, Indian River’s varsity soccer team didn’t score five-plus goals in a blowout victory over Sussex Central on Sept. 25.

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Indian River and Victor Cuenca outlast Sussex Central 2-...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:19am