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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

Spring surf-fishing tournament taking off this weekend

For those hoping to dust off their reels from the shed or for those who have been casting away all year long, the Bethany-Fenwick chamber of Commerce is once again hosting its Annual Spring Surf-fishing Tournament this Saturday, May 12, from 7 a....

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:22pm

Punishers win first playoff game - head to DFL semi-finals

There hasn’t been much celebration for Sussex County’s semi-pro Diamond Football League football team over the last seven years. They’ve made the playoffs only twice and had yet to win a post-season game as the Warhawks.

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Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:12pm

Lady Indians move to 9-1 season

The Indian River Lady Indians varsity soccer team improved their regular-season record to 9-1 following a pair of road wins over Caravel and, most recently, Lake Forest on May 2.

The Lady Indians squeaked past Lake Forest 3-2 behind a pair...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:26am

Indians beat Milford, dine out

For the members of the Indian River (4-5) varsity tennis team, this season is all about learning the game and developing their skills for future seasons. But, more importantly, it’s about having fun.

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Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:25am

Indians storm to four straight wins

The Indian River Indians varsity baseball team (8-5) won their fourth straight game in a row this week, with conference wins over Smyrna, Sussex Tech and Delmar in the chase for the Southern Division crown.

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Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:21am

Indians change momentum on the golf course

After a few disappointing matches to round out last month, the Indian River golf team jumped back on track this week. They pulled off a tri-match victory on Tuesday, May 1, when they squared off against Milford and Delmarva Christian. The Indians...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:09am

Softball moves to 13-3 on season

The Lady Indians bounced back and forth this week in softball, trying to snag consistency out of the air like a change-up pitch. A commanding, blowout win, a surprising defeat and a come-from-behind squeaker have made the Lady Indians one of the...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:06am

IR golf team losing focus at season's mid-point

As the middle of the season rolls over them, the Indian River High School golf team is struggling to find consistency in their matches. Despite a win on Monday at Lake Forest’s Shawnee Country Club, the Indians fell to hosts Caesar Rodney at...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:28am

Punishers win Central Division

The Sussex County Punishers of the Diamond Football League became the Central Division Champions of the Mid-Atlantic region and secured a home playoff game after beating the Calvert County Cobras 27-6 in their regular-season finale on April 21....

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:22am

Indians storm back to .500

As a freshman, Indian River pitcher Cory Showalter had only seen limited action in two relief appearances. He’d pitched 6 1/3 through eight games. But with Trevor Abbott sidelined until mid-May with a back injury, he and the rest of the pitching...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:22am

Indian River’s softball shaping up well on the season

Every year, Indian River softball coach Mark Browne sets his sights on the same goal: to improve performance and be a better team by the end of the season. Now, with his team sitting at a comfortable 6-1 conference record and an 11-2 record...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:19am

Girls’ tennis tallies win and losses, stays energetic

Coming off of the holiday break and into bitter April wind didn’t seem to faze the Indian River girls’ tennis team as they returned to the courts to chalk up a 4-1 win against Sussex Central last Wednesday.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:16am

Lady Indians knock off nemeses

The last two seasons, the Delmar Lady Wildcats’ varsity soccer team has had Indian River’s number. But on April 17, the Lady Indians returned the favor, beating Delmar 4-3 at the end of regulation.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians drop Central, 4-2

Following the Indian River varsity soccer team’s 4-2 win over Sussex Central on April 5, Lady Indians (4-1) head coach Steve Kilby decided to give his players the week off during the spring break holiday to mend up and vacation with their...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:13am

Newark pitcher quiets Indians' bats

The Indian River varsity baseball team (3-3) just couldn’t get a hit to drop against pitcher Brian Perkins and the rest of the red-hot Newark Yellow Jackets (6-0) in a 2-0 loss on April 10.

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Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:11am

Lady Indians tame Red Lion

It’s been a slow start for sophomore pitcher Sarah Tyre, who missed the first few games this season, but now that she’s back on the mound, she said she couldn’t be more pleased to be doing what she loves.

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Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:08am

Lady Indians bounce back, shut down Tech

Only one week after their first game of the season — a loss to perennial Henlopen championship contender Caesar Rodney, 4-0 — the Indian River Lady Indians varsity soccer team showed great resilience against one of the better teams in the...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:21am

IR golf suffers one-stroke loss to visiting Henlopen

For Indian River golf coach Neil Beahan, if there’s anything worse than sacrificing a loss at a home match, it’s falling short by one stroke. That nightmare became a reality on Tuesday as the Indians hosted Cape Henlopen, falling just shy, with a...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:20am

Indian River softball runs down Dover

For the most part, Indian River softball seems to be right on track, chalking up a 23-1 win this past Monday against visiting Dover to bring their season to 5-1, with recent wins over Woodbridge (12-3) and Newark (14-2).

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Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:17am

Punishers hope to finish strong

In the eight years since the Diamond Football League was formed, Sussex County has always had a team. The Sussex County Warhawks have reigned in purgatory for seven losing seasons, with only one winning season — in 2002, when former team owner...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:14am

Indians look to build skills, gain confidence

Indian River’s varsity tennis team is taking a different approach to the season this year, since they’re basically starting over from scratch. They’re building for the future with a slew of first-year players and have placed a strong emphasis on...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:12am

Indians soar to move above .500

The Indian River Indians’ 10-2 win over the previously undefeated Dover Senators on April 3 not only extended the team’s three-game win streak but also heaved them over the .500 mark, where they hope to stay for the rest of the season.
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Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:12am

New coach, young team, high hopes

Stepping up as assistant coach for Indian River’s girls’ tennis team was no tough decision last year for Karen Oliphant. This year, she’s replacing Elizabeth Tiffany as head coach, and Oliphant said she is as ready as ever.

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Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:06am

Punishers drop to tie for first

The Sussex County Punishers’ one-touchdown, shutout loss to the Calvert County (Md.) Cobras on St. Patty’s Day was not just their first loss of the 2007 Diamond Football League season. It also allowed the Prince George’s County (Md.) Headhunters...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:04am

Indians bring-A-game to the golf course

Despite a tight loss to a hosting Sussex Tech at The Rookery, Indian River golf coach Neil Beahan said he’s very pleased with the way the team has been handling the opening of the season.

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Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:04am

Young IR softball team starts strong, then hit hard

Indian River began their softball season 2-0 with a commanding 21-1 in their opener against St. Mark’s last Thursday. Indian River catcher Lizzy Handy sent her first pitch of the game past the fence, bringing in three runs for a lead that set the...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:00am

Indians hope to win the arms race

As the 2007 spring baseball season begins to take shape in the first weeks of practice and scrimmages, the Indian River coaching staff has a lot to assess before they open up at home against St. Mark’s on March 22.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Veith returns from injury, looks to shine

On Thursday, March 15, Indian River senior and baseball player Thomas Veith received the best news he’s had in a long while. He was finally cleared to play the game he loves so much — baseball — after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Cleats to fill out in the field

Indian River softball coach Mark Browne has been pressed to establish coordination and cooperation with his team this year as the season gears up. But having lost five starters to graduation and several others to injuries, it’s no walk in the...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians set to take on the conference

Since the Indian River Lady Indians varsity soccer team has stayed relatively intact from last year, the expectations for the team haven’t changed. Head coach Steve Kilby and the Lady Indians have set their sights on not only winning the Southern...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Beahan looks to take another swing at Henlopen South title

Indian River golf coach Neil Beahan hopes to defend the team’s Henlopen South title this year but doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Punishers pound Thunder

The Sussex County Punishers of the Diamond Football League continued roll this weekl, winning their third game in a row with a 34-6 win over the Queen Anne County Thunder on March 10.
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Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Mustangs blank Chiefs, make playoffs

The Sussex County Mustangs of the Junior Diamond Football League were faced with a do-or-die situation in their regular-season finale, as to whether they’d secure a playoff slot this season. They had to beat the Norfolk Chiefs, a team that had...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Punishers punish the Bulls

The Sussex County Punishers (2-0) of the Diamond Football League, with their 33-7 win over the Baltimore County Bulls on March 3, earned sole possession of first place in the Central Division of the Mid-Atlantic Conference.
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Mustangs drop one to Cecil County

For the Sussex County Mustangs of the Junior Diamond Football League it’s now or never if they’re going to make the playoffs this year.

Their 21-6 Week 5 loss to the Cecil County Saints on March 3 left the Mustangs with few outs heading...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Mustangs improve to .500 with forfeit

The Sussex County Mustangs of the Junior Diamond Football League were gifted their second win of the season, and it wasn’t because of anything that transpired on the field. The Baltimore County Buckeyes forfeited the game to the Mustangs because...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians shine in state tournament

The Indian River wrestling team’s season ended following the 2007 Delaware State Tournament held at Sussex Central High School on Feb 23-24.
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Perry Townsend’s state championship appearance in the 215-pound...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers set to take on Bulls

Though the Diamond Football League is only in the third week of their season, the Sussex County Punishers upcoming game against the Baltimore County Bulls tomorrow, March 3, has serious implications in who will claim first place in the league’s...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians rout Laurel to wrap up season

The Indian River Indians’ varsity basketball season is over. They ended the season on a high note by beating the Laurel Bulldogs 71-48 on Feb. 16 and finished with an 8-13 record.
The Indians’ win totals decreased from 15 down to 12 in the...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians to send off eight to states

Indian River head wrestling coach Jeff Windish indicated last week that he felt that all of his varsity wrestlers could make the state tournament by placing in the top six slots at the conference tournament.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers take it to Headhunters

Sporting their new duds, the Sussex County Punishers (formerly known as the Warhawks) of the Diamond Football League won their 2007 season-opener over the Prince George’s County Headhunters 20-12 on Feb. 18.

New Punishers quarterback Kurt...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Mustangs fall to Cobras at end

Just when the Mustangs thought they had the Kent County Cobras of the Junior Diamond Football League on the ropes late in the fourth quarter on Feb. 17, quarterback Darren Warren bobbed and weaved his all — all the way for an 87-yard touchdown...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Mustangs close the door on Kent County

The Sussex County Mustangs of the Junior Diamond Football League earned their first win in Week Two of the season, over the Kent County 49er’s on Feb. 10, behind four, shutout quarters of staunch defensive play and their ball-control offense....

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Townsend signs with Holy Cross

On Feb. 8, 2007, Indian River High School senior Perry Townsend decided which school he plans to play collegiate football. Townsend, along with his family, has signed a letter-of-intent and accepted an athletic scholarship to play college...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

SMS wrestlers win big in Cape Henlopen Conference tournament

The Selbyville Middle School wrestling team placed third among a field of 14 teams on Saturday in the Henlopen Middle School Wrestling Invitational Tournament 2007, at Seaford High School. Winning the tournament were Upstate perennial powerhouses...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians set to take their show to Dover

Inclement weather up north on Feb. 13 postponed the (10-6) Indian River Indians varsity wrestling team’s State Dual Championships against the (13-3) Smyrna Eagles to Feb. 20. And, heading into this weekend’s conference tournament at Sussex...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indian River alumni to run for a cause

Valentine’s Day is all about love. And this Valentine’s Day, Indian River alumnus Catie Cummings embodied the ultimate love by raising money in one of many fundraisers for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and recovering IRHS student, cancer...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers' Sample gets break in Arena Football League

Sussex County Punishers offensive guard and recent Salisbury University graduate Jerrod Sample is a mountain of a man. He stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs in at 385 pounds but is incredibly agile for an offensive lineman his size.
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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers set to kick off season

Peyton Manning and the Colts may have finally won the Super Bowl. But that doesn’t necessarily mark the end of the football season for local fans.

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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm