Sports


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

IR’s volleyball season starts with come-from-behind win over Central

The Lady Indians have wasted no time showing what they’re bringing to the hardwood this year. The varsity volleyball team battled back against Lady Knights of Sussex Central, overcoming a 2-1 game deficit in Tuesday night’s match to win 3-2....

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:26am

Indians ready to take 2009 season by storm

Squaring off against last year’s Division II state champs on the gridiron may have been exactly what Indian River head football coach Jim Bunting needed a week before the 2009 season got under way. The scrimmage last Friday, Sept. 4, gave Bunting...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:45am

Field hockey season coming together for IR

Lady Indians’ field hockey will get off to a busy start next week, as they prepare for three games in five days, just a week after their last scrimmage. The tightly knit team has been hard at work, and seniors Bridget Wilgus and Taylor Wharton...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:39am

IRHS Football Boosters head to the links again

To supplement the Indian River High School football team, the boosters are gearing up for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, at the Bay Club Golf Course in Berlin, Md. The tournament, sponsored by the Indian River High School Class of 1973 Alumni...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:35am

IR cheerleaders get ambitious under new coach

Indian River sports are aiming to get into the spirit this year under new cheerleading direction from coach Tabatha Roberts. In all, 20 girls have come out for the high school’s cheerleading squad, and practices for the upcoming fall season are...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:33am

Indians test football team in last scrimmage

The varsity football season is only a week away and, by that time, Indian River head coach Jim Bunting will be as ready as ever. In the meantime, he’s assembling a group of young men to put the program back at the top of the conference and, he...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:38am

New leaders take role in IR boys’ soccer

Four outstanding varsity soccer players stepped off of the Indian River field for the last time back in November 2008, but this year’s roster is picking up where they left off. Center back Jake Buchler and junior goalkeeper Kevin Rowe will carry...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:33am

IR field hockey readies for season with scrimmages and play days

The field hockey team at Indian River High School is already showing ambition and strength through play days and scrimmages. With plenty of fresh faces and some returning athletes, head coach Julene Williamson is gearing up for what she hopes...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:27am

IR's young QB and experienced captains hold team together

The transition from the middle-school football field to the Friday-night lights of a high school varsity game is not always an easy one, but Jamie Jarmon showed Indian River he was ready last year, stepping up as the starting freshman at the snap...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:21pm

Local golfers represent state in women's nationwide championship

Next week, the United States Golf Association (USGA) will host the Women’s State Team Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. Teams of three from each state and Puerto Rico will participate to claim the title in the...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:19pm

Tailgating plans to bring football atmosphere to IR

Indian River football has become a tradition in Dagsboro, but IR’s athletic director, Todd Fuhrmann, is ready to take it to another level. This season, he’s introducing a drive-up tailgating section at the end of the football field to encompass...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:14pm

IR football prepares for 2009 season under new coaching staff

After last year’s state playoffs dreams were extinguished for Indian River High’s varsity football team, head coach Jim Bunting had some decisions to make – including whether or not he’d return to the field for another year. Luckily for the...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:39am

Free run aims to perfect new cross-country course at IR

The Indian River cross-country team is making leaps and bounds this year as the newest organized varsity sport at the school, and although they won’t be hosting any home meets in the 2009 fall season, they are doing everything to prepare...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Southwest takes Senior League Softball World Championship

The USA Southwest team from Louisiana defeated host team District III from Laurel, Del., 3-2, on Saturday, Aug. 15, in a back-and-forth match-up where scoring came off both stolen bases and an out-of-the-park homerun. After dramatically taking a...

Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 7:58am

Defending champs aiming to have fun, and win

For many of the girls who come from around the country and across the globe to play in the Senior League Softball World Series at Roxana, it’s the sport and the competition that’s exciting. As an added bonus, many make new friends, and some get...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:08am

White Marlin Open lands big fish in O.C.

The White Marlin Open, the world’s largest billfish tournament, brings anglers and spectators from all across the eastern seaboard to Ocean City, Md., and this past week’s 36th annual White Marlin Open was one for the record books.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 7:04am

Senior League World Series steps up to the plate

This weekend, softball teams from across the country and around the globe will make their way to Sussex County, Delaware, where the players will compete all week long in the 2009 Senior Softball World Series at the Lower Sussex fields in Roxana....

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:25am

Laurel returning to World Series as District III champs

Laurel’s Senior League softball team knew what they had to get done last week for their chance at the world championship. Despite an early run brought in by the Georgetown/Millsboro team last Wednesday, July 22, Laurel battled back behind clutch...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:05pm

Tour de Har raising funds, awareness in honor of local man

This weekend, plenty of people will be gearing up their bikes for a cause. The Tour de Har Ride for Pulmonary Fibrosis is set for Saturday, Aug. 1. The bicycle ride, which will leave Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View at 9 a.m. sharp...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:58am

Cross-country hits the ground running at IR

Football, boys’ soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cheerleading have all been staples for Indian River High School’s fall sports agenda, but now, thanks to the persistence of the school’s athletic director, Todd Fuhrmann, student athletes will...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:56am

Sea Colony Tennis teaches talent, pays respects

Last weekend, Sea Colony presented a one-of-a-kind tennis event for the whole family. On Saturday, July 18, Sea Colony tennis pro Dave Marshall teamed up with former Australian doubles specialist Dave Macpherson – the current coach of doubles...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:31am

Special Olympics summer camp a success at Camp Barnes

This week, 40 Special Olympics Delaware athletes and 25 volunteers teamed up for the ninth annual Special Olympics Delaware summer camp at Camp Barnes, just outside of Bethany Beach. The camp is one of the most highly anticipated events for the...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:27am

Softball World Series set to get swinging again in Roxana

In a matter of weeks, eyes across the world will be staring at television broadcasts, sent live from Roxana, Del. The Senior League Softball World Series will bring the best of the best from around the globe to Lower Delaware, where young ladies...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:09am

IR cheerleading tryouts flip into action

This weekend, the Indian River High School cheerleading program will get a leg up as it teams up with Mid-Coast Gymnastics and Dance Studio for tryouts and the 2009 season. On Saturday, July 25, tryouts will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., for...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:06am

Legion Warriors walk away with strong wins over weekend

Rescheduled games and warm summer air did not faze the American Legion Post 28 Sussex East Warriors as they demolished VFW Post 3420 in Christiana last Sunday, July 12, to climb the ranks in the Southern Division. The Warriors still have a few...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:44am

Running down a dream

I’d like to say I’m fairly in-shape for my age. Now a quarter-century old, I have picked up a regular running routine and attend the gym most days of the week. But I came to find out this past weekend that a 5K can quickly debunk any speculations...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:41am

Lower Sussex team runners-up in Pat Knight Tourney

Last week, the Lower Sussex Minor League Pat Knight team finished off an impressive season, reaching the final championship game, against the Nanticoke, who are based in Seaford. The Lower Sussex team went 5-1 in the post-season tournament,...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:37am

IR cheerleading teams up with Mid-Coast Gymnastics

The 2009 high-school sports season is nearly here, and Indian River High School teams are looking to have a strong support system this year behind a revamped cheerleading program. This year, the team will hold tryouts and practices at Selbyville’...

Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:28am

Personal trainer takes fitness to another level

Casey Vosburg understands the true meaning of dedication, commitment and persistence. Only weeks ago, the Philadelphia native earned her national card, taking top honors in her class at the 2009 National Physique Committee (NPC) Garden State...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:55am

Beginning skimmers, surfers and paddlers take to the waves

For most, summertime means heading to the beach, and, for many, that is anything but a deterrent from staying active with sports. Bethany Surf Shop has become a staple for young and old as center for ways to stay active along the coast. And, once...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:51am

Sussex East Warriors look for strong hold on Legion season

With the season over the hump for coach Mike Casale’s American Legion baseball team, the Sussex East Warriors of Post 28, his guys can’t afford to slow down. The season got off to a great start to the collective squad hailing from Indian River,...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:36am

Golf tournament yields Progress for Prostate

This coming Thursday, July 16, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club will host the 6th Annual Beebe Medical Foundation Progress for Prostate Charity Golf Tournament, which aims to be the most successful edition of the charity benefit yet....

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:32am

FIBP gets into shape at World Gym

Topping last year’s award-winning performance at the United States Lifeguarding Association’s Nationals competition in Manhattan Beach, Calif., is a challenge for the Fenwick Island squad, headed by 20-year captain Tim Ferry, but that’s not...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:56am

Delaware Amateur Golf Championship comes to Cripple Creek

The Delaware State Golf Association (DSGA) Amateur Championships came to Cripple Creek Country Club in Dagsboro these past two weeks, and with them, they brought a plethora of talent.

Coastal Point Jesse Pryor
Greg Wolfe of Cavaliers...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:50am

All In: Poker tournaments vs. cash games

Much of the fascination with poker, and any gambling, for that matter, is paralleled by the possibility of winning big – striking it rich with a little chance and luck. But, as I’ve stated before, with poker, there’s often a little more to it. As...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:15am

Junior Golf tourney brings youth to Sussex County courses

The Philadelphia Junior Professional Golf Association (PGA) spans parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the entire state of Delaware, and in that area is a wide array of well-known courses. But it was the links of Sussex County that were the...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 5:52am

Little League icon steps down, Hudson named president

The Lower Sussex Little League (LSLL) at Roxana’s Pyle Center has become a staple throughout the region, playing host to young athletes and rising stars. And recently Bruce Layton stepped down from his position as president of the league for...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:53am

Local skimboarder at helm of new magazine

Bill Baxter’s life is a unique one. He’s seen the world and made great friends, all while doing what he loves. Now, with the launch of a new photo magazine, he’s doing wonders for world of skimboarding.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:37am

Charity golf tourney to honor Hohnstine’s legacy

For Col. D. Lyle Hohnstine, honoring his country and caring for his family were his first true loves. Close behind was his passion for the game of golf. The decorated soldier was a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army, and although originally from...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:26am

Robinson takes Sea Colony tennis to new heights

Hollywood couldn’t have scripted a better ending to Jessi Robinson’s final tennis season with Duke University. The senior helped carry the team over California to its first-ever NCAA title and the 10th overall national trophy in the school’s...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:30pm

IR student athletes take skills to next level

At least 12 Indian River seniors will go on next year to pursue a athletic careers at the collegiate level. A dozen graduates from Indian River High, representing five sports, have announced they will be stepping up and pushing themselves on the...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:28pm

River Soccer Club offers summertime fun for youth

For the better part of two decades, the River Soccer Club has been helping local youth get out, have fun and stay active. And, as summer nears, a new season is starting up, with plenty of opportunities for children of all ages. This coming week,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:19pm

IR softball ousted in state quarterfinals by No. 1 Caravel

Though the Lady Indians were able to push past a tight first-round matchup against Wilmington Charter last week, the softball team’s season ended after their second confrontation with the Caravel Academy Buccaneers this Tuesday. Eighth-seeded...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:05am

Lady Indians’ soccer short-lived on the post-season pitch

The Lady Indians’ soccer team sat atop the Henlopen South Conference entering the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) tournament, and they were able to seize a 3-2 win over Smyrna last Wednesday in the opening round. And, fueled...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:00am

New law seeks to legalize table games

Delaware has rolled the dice, betting a new law will allow sports wagering and table games in the First State. However, pending and threatened legal action will likely determine when, and if, the state hits the jackpot.

Gov. Jack Markell...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 10:34am

IR alum carries Messiah to first national softball title

Signing with a Division III college your first year out of high school and starting on the varsity roster is a blessing. Helping your team capture its first-ever national title during your freshman year is nothing short of a godsend. For Abi...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:33am

IR softball captures division title, focused on state tourney

The Lady Indians’ softball team closed out their regular season with a couple of wins this last week, pulling off a win in a night game last Thursday under the Pyle Center lights against St. Georges Tech, 8-1, and shutting out Dover this past...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:29am