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Indian volleyball running the courts

What began as a shaky start for the Lady Indians’ volleyball team has turned around within the past week, as the team tallied three consecutive wins — including two road victories.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:08am

Volleyball marks first win of season

After seeing their second loss of the season last Thursday, in a hard-fought 2-3 battle against Caesar Rodney, the Indian River High School volleyball team seems to have found their niche, coming out victorious on Tuesday night with a shut-out...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:26am

IRHS field hockey aims to build on strengths

After three games, the Indian River Lady Indians varsity field hockey team is still searching for its first win.

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Jenna McKone hustles to clear a loose ball near the Indians’ goal.

They...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:26am

Indians potent against PolyTech

Perennially, Indian River’s varsity soccer team is one of the best in the Henlopen Conference. This year, it appears that they haven’t lost any of their potency, as they advanced to 3-0-1 to start the season, following a nil-nil tie against Dover...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:24am

Lewis back from injury with bang

After spending two injury-plagued seasons on the sidelines and in the dugout, Indian River senior Sean Lewis is finally healthy and looking to make the most of his final year of high school.

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Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:22am

Indians' new defense dominates against Decatur

When the Indian River varsity football coaching staff made the decision to switch offensive philosophies during the off-season, there was some uncertainty as to how it would be received.

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Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:19am

Lady Indians tie in season-opener

It isn’t too often that a coach is satisfied with not winning.

Indian River first-year head field hockey coach Caitlin Harker was on Sept. 11 – but not because she doesn’t expect her team to achieve. No, she expects them to be very...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:12am

Coaches dissatisfied with conference structure

This past year, the powers that be amended the structure of the middle school athletic programs. Instead of one big conference, they’ve split them into northern and southern — similar to the Henlopen Conference but with one stipulation: they can’...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:11am

IRHS volleyball falters in season opener

The Indian River volleyball team was unable to open up their season on a high note on Tuesday as they fell short, 0-3, against Delmarva Christian Academy. The Lady Indians came out strong, barely slipping in the first game, 22-25 — though things...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:10am

Indians take it to the wire against Cape

Fans who paid admission to see Indian River High School’s varsity football team host Cape Henlopen on Sept. 7 sure got their money’s worth.

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Senior quarterback Nick Kmetz makes a throw downfield in...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:09am

Indians soccer blanks Cape in home opener

The Indian River Indians varsity soccer team slipped past the weather and Cape Henlopen 3-0 in their home opener on Sept. 11.

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Cameron Travalini dribbles the ball upfield in Tuesday’s win over Cape...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:06am

Lady Indians set for new volleyball season

For the last two seasons, the Indian River High School varsity volleyball program has flourished in the newly formed Southern Division of the Henlopen Conference. They won the division in 2005, and placed second last season behind the Lake Forest...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 8:39am

Novice anglers take the big prize in Poor Girls

Susan Bryant of Fenwick Island, Adel Dukes-Melson of Dagsboro and two of their friends from the western shore of Maryland entered Ocean City’s 2007 Poor Girls’ Open catch-and-release fishing tournament with little or no fishing experience —...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 8:36am

USA Southwest takes World Series Championship

In five games of competition in the 2007 Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana, Del., USA Central (South Bend, Ind.) had given up only two runs. Through three innings of the championship game against USA Southwest (San Antonio, Texas), it...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:18am

Roxana pulls off another successful series

Another successful Senior League Softball World Series came and went this summer in Roxana.

“I thought it went pretty well,” Lower Sussex Little League President Bruce Layton said. “You always see things that you can improve, but overall...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:18am

IRHS cheerleaders passionate for new era

In an attempt to build a cheerleading program at Indian River High School, second-year head coach Christina Johnson and 13 of her cheerleaders recently attended a clinic at Salisbury University. It’s Johnson’s belief that the Indian River...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:21pm

Sharks going on swimmingly in fourth year

For the Sea Colony Sharks swimming team, their fourth year proved to be their best yet. They finished the season with a record of 6-2 — their first winning record since the team formed — and sent 33 swimmers to the championship round of state...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:20pm

Host team leads strongly in World Series play

As of Aug. 8, the Senior League Softball World Series, held at Roxana’s Pyle Center, was halfway through tournament play. And while the weather was heating up, so was the competition.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:19pm

IRHS ballplayer earns MVP honors

In a national tournament where teams streamed in from all over the country and the talent overflowed, only one player would receive the ultimate honor of being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player: five-year veteran of the 16-and-under...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:30pm

Fenwick lifeguards ready to reach for gold

The road to a consecutive United States Lifeguard Championship in the 4-by-100 men’s relay is one marked with a lot of hard work and competition for Ben Gichner, Matt Lewis, Randy Vanderhook and newcomer Andrew Cordell-Carey of the Fenwick Island...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:27pm

Sussex East goes out in style

In a game that would decide who would earn the eighth and final seed into the 2007 Delaware State Legion tournament, the Post 28 Sussex East Warriors proved to be the spoiler on July 31.

Georgetown and Milford, both 8-22, were in...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:24pm

Young Laurel team looks to represent District III with gusto

For the District III team representing the host region in the 2007 Senior Softball League World Series at the Pyle Center in Roxana on Aug. 5, hope and enthusiasm are at an all-time high. Laurel Little League is a young team — 9 of 14 members of...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:23pm

FIBP takes honors in competition

The Fenwick Island Beach Patrol’s lifeguard competition team garnered top finishes in five events, in competition on July 11, and qualified for the national championships in those five events.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 6:00pm

Post 28 tournament hopes hanging in the balance

In the month of July, Post 28’s Sussex East Warriors have been the best Legion baseball team in the state of Delaware. They’ve won 12 games, including eight doubleheader victories, and lost only one, improving their regular-season record to 13-7...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:56pm

Lower Sussex Juniors fight off Laurel rebound

Lower Sussex’s Junior League All-Stars thought they were heading home after only four innings in a slaughter-rule win. They led Laurel 11-1 heading into the bottom half of the fourth on July 16, and it appeared that Lower Sussex would coast to...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:15pm

Lower Sussex Major Leaguers go 2-2 in tournament

In every sport, there is an immeasurable quantity known as pressure. And all the repetitions and going over the specifics of what should be done in certain situations can help prepare an athlete for the situations they may encounter. But the...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:14pm

Warriors heat up and sweep upstate teams

Maybe the summer’s heat is rubbing off on the Sussex East Warriors Legion baseball team, because they’re on fire. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 games, to extend their record to 11-7 overall and 10-7 in the conference, after starting the season...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:11pm

IR soccer players ready for the hunt

For years now, the River Soccer Club has been a vital pipeline for the Indian River varsity soccer programs. Year in and year out, Indian River is a contender to win the Henlopen Conference, and this year’s freshman class may have put them in...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:16am

Harker takes the reins for IR field hockey

The last two seasons have been difficult for the Indian River varsity field hockey team. Each year they’ve had a new coach, and each year they’ve failed to make it past the first round of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association state...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:14am

Indians shake things up for 2007 season

The varsity football coaching staff at Indian River High School followed conventional wisdom in preparing for their 2007 season: Don’t try to jam a square peg into a round hole; and make the most of what you have, even if it means breaking the...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:11am

Post 28 Warriors hit their stride

After a slow start, the Sussex East Warriors, representing Post 28, have finally hit their stride. They’ve countered a four-game slide by winning their last three, including a June 30 doubleheader against R.C. DuPont to pull their record within...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Lower Sussex loses tourney but shows strength on the field

Two losses in All-Star Little League play equals double-elimination from the local tournament. And on June 29, Lower Sussex’s 9 and 10 year olds bowed out following a 3-0 loss to Millsboro. But, if it’s any consolation, Lower Sussex’s head coach...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Calling all ball players

As far as Legion baseball in Delaware is concerned, Sussex East’s Post 28 team perennially has been one of the elite teams in the state. Each summer they’re competitive, and recently they have been in contention for the league crown.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Cornell leaves her mark, and number, at Tech

Sussex Tech alumni and former Clarksville resident Harper Cornell has always had success picking her number for sports teams.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Boarders suit up for competition

Surfers and bodyboarders of all ages are slipping into their trunks and suits, and waxing down their boards once again, for another Delmarva District Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) event.

This Saturday, June 16, surfers and boarders...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legion ball tries to pull together best of the best

As summer begins and schools close their doors, a new Legion baseball season embarks. And Sussex East’s Post 28 Legion baseball team, which is stacked with quality starting pitching and has a good mixture of experience and youth, is optimistic...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Sisters-in-law run marathon for a cure

This past weekend, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Carrie Subity and her sister-in-law, Nikki Basile, were two of 20,000 people to run a marathon in San Diego benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Subity said...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians slip against Caravel in softball semifinals

Though the Lady Indians toppled over Seaford last Saturday in the quarterfinals of the state softball tournament, their moment came to a dwindling end, inning by inning, this past Wednesday. Top-seeded Caravel flattened the Indian River team 15-2...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

IR golf scores impressive season despite no three-peat

When the names of the top 16 high school golf teams in Delaware were announced for the state tournament, Indian River head coach Neil Beahan was less than pleased that his team did not make the cut. Even more frustrating was the fact that they...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ocean View group to bike America

On June 18, Ocean View residents Brett and Jennifer Dieste-Buffington and Russell Littleton will embark on a journey few have ever taken: they’ll bicycle coast-to-coast, more than 3,600 miles across a northern trek of the United States of America...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:39am

Indian River wiped out in first round of states

There were some misty eyes in Dover on Tuesday, May 22, as seven local seniors played the final soccer game of their high school career. The ninth-seeded Indian River girls were stopped early, shut out by eighth seed Alexis I. duPont in the 2007...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:37am

Indians go nearly all the way

The Indian River Indians varsity baseball team was eliminated in the opening round of the Delaware State Tournament, in a 4-0 shutout by the fourth seeded Salesianum Sales on May 22.
Indians pitcher Trevor Abbott looked like his old self...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:34am

Punishers come up short in first-ever semi-final game

The Sussex County Punishers of the Diamond Football League had their post-season hopes dashed by the three-time Northern Conference champions, the Gloucester County Generals, 50-14 in the semi-finals on May 12.

The Punishers held the lead...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:36pm

Indians baseball takes Southern Division

The Indian River varsity baseball team earned its third consecutive Southern Division title following a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Milford on May 9. Indians right-fielder Mark Ahfeldt came through again with his second walk-off RBI single in...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:36pm

Lady Indians lose focus heading into tournament time

After losing three of their last four games to Dover, Middletown and Tower Hill, Indian River head coach Steve Kilby said he hopes that his Lady Indians varsity soccer team will rebound in time for the state tournament, which begins May 22....

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:31pm

Indians tennis looks for upsets in weekend tourney

The season for Indian River varsity boys’ tennis team concluded with consecutive losses to Seaford and Smyrna (5-0 and 3-2, respectively) and ended with a 6-8 record. Despite that losing record, first-year Indians head coach Pat Cicala rated the...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:37pm

IR golf goes for South Championship yet again

The Indian River golf team continues to muster up solid play as they move forward in the season, scoring low numbers on Friday, May 3, against Laurel and Monday, May 7, at Milford. Smarter decisions and powerful play have been in evidence, as the...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:34pm

Tennis finishes a long, but improved season

The season may have come to a seemingly abrupt end for the girls of Indian River’s tennis team, but first-year head coach Karen Oliphant couldn’t be more proud of her players.

Jocelyn Hazzard will be a likely contender returning next...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:31pm

Lady Indians continue shutout trend

The Lady Indians varsity soccer team notched their third shutout victory in the team’s last four games, following a 4-0 win over PolyTech on May 3 and a 6-0 win over division foe Smyrna on May 8, as conference play comes to a close.

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Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:29pm

Lady Indians chop down Lake Forest

Indian River seemed to be doing everything right on the softball field as they scored two more for the win column this week, for a season record of 15-3. A 5-1 victory at Polytech last Thursday, May 3, wasn’t enough to satisfy the Indians, and...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:25pm