Sports


Indians return to form, turn over Laurel

Creating defensive turnovers, in addition to taking care of the football offensively, is a key element in the formula for winning football games. Indian River’s varsity football team has held an 18:5 turnover ratio over their opponents through...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Field hockey stays optimistic as season winds down

The cold dry air and nipping winds couldn’t discourage the Indian River field hockey team in its commanding 5-0 win over Dover. The victory came as a welcome change after the three straight losses the team had suffered, including a conference...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

IR volleyball talleys two more wins

Indian River volleyball chalked up wins last Thursday at Delmar and home on Tuesday against Lake Forest, despite battling tough opposition at this year’s Indian River Challenge, held Saturday, Oct. 21.
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Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

IR keepers shut out Caesar Rodney and Laurel

With their only loss this season, to Seaford, still looming in their heads, Indian River boys soccer came out strong this week, shutting out Saturday’s game at Caesar Rodney and Tuesday’s battle at home against Laurel.
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Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

IR volleyball injury comes at a painful time

Indian River volleyball moved to 8-4 on their season this week. They earned a triumphant 3-0 win over Smyrna on Thursday, Oct. 12, but suffered a hard-fought loss Tuesday night against Sussex Central, attributed partly to a starter’s injury....

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians get nipped by Delmar

Both teams held 5-0 records coming into Oct. 13’s possible conference-deciding football game, but Delmar and Indian River seem worlds away.
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Indian River’s defensive line lines up against Delmar’s offense in...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians back to win column

As the Indian River varsity soccer team heads down the final stretch of the 2006 regular season, head coach Steve Kilby has a good feeling about his team’s chances of improving on last year’s semifinal loss to Tower Hill.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

SMS continues dominance

For years now, Selbyville Middle School’s soccer team has been the pinnacle of their respective conference. They’ve lost only two games over the last eight years and a 6-1 win over cross-town rival Sussex Central Middle School on Oct. 16 paved...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Christian surfers ride the wave

Some local surfers spend time together out of the water, attending a different type of “session” on Monday nights. A new wave of Christian Surfers, a non-denominational/non-profit group, meets weekly to fuse their love of the sport with ministry...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians keep rolling

Fresh off their fifth consecutive win, including a 2-1 victory over the Lake Forest Lady Spartans varsity field hockey team, Indian River head coach Colleen Groszer felt that her team was playing outstanding hockey.
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Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians pound Lake Forest

Indian River running backs Isaiah Phillips and Dominique Morris have added a dimension to this year’s varsity team. It’s one that they missed last season and since Therman Hagans played for the Indians in the fall 2004 season: speed.
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Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians drop first of season to Seaford

Seaford’s three second-half goals on Oct. 3 proved enough to hand Indian River’s varsity soccer team its first loss of the fall season, and since the second round of the 2005 state tournament — but it also showed them that they aren’t invincible...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Greyhounds reach the beach

Raincoats kept them dry and warm as they walked calmly, heads held high through the streets of Dewey Beach on Friday afternoon while their pictures were posted on the windows of nearly every Honda, Explorer and Saab in sight. There appeared to be...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Reel exciting stuff

Grab your pole, tackle box and your best luring techniques. Anglers of all ages are gearing up for the 27th Annual Fall Surf-Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8.
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Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians steamroll Woodbridge, 41-6

Indian River’s football team lost five all-conference defensive starters to graduation last year, including three defensive linemen and a pair of linebackers.
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Converted defensive end, Phillip Townsend,...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians drop first game of season

Despite holding only a first-half 1-0 advantage over Seaford’s youthful squad on Oct. 3, the Indian River varsity soccer team (7-1) appeared on its way to an eighth straight win after defeating state tournament contenders Delmar and Dover on a...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Volleyballers go 2-1 on week

With wins over Red Lion Christian Academy and St. Thomas More, Indian River volleyball moved up to 6-2. Hard-hitting kills from Renee Davidson and Haley Brennan and strong defensive blocks from Nyssa Altman, Hilary Hawkins, Davidson and Brennan...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians rule the pitch against foes

Indian River’s varsity soccer team took another couple of steps forward toward securing a second consecutive Henlopen championship by beating a pair of Henlopen North county foes — Sussex Tech, 2-1, and, most recently, Sussex Central, 4-0 on Sept...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians get ball rolling

After her team dropped its first three games, Indian River’s head field hockey coach Colleen Groszer had some decisions to make. She rearranged some of her players’ positions, and they’ve responded, winning three straight — including a last-...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Clausen chases down a dream

Lewes resident Tim Clausen is well known for being an affable guy, a strict but good teacher and coach at Selbyville Middle School — but also as overweight.

After practice, Dairy Queen milkshakes and Domino’s delivery became a staple of...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Alesi returns, Indians roll

For three weeks, Indian River High School senior football captain and offensive tackle Steve Alesi hasn’t played, after suffering a slight Type 2 tear of his medial collateral ligament in a pre-season scrimmage against Milford.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Junior varsity team part of the program

Very few underclassmen have had the repetitions or the ability necessary to contribute on the varsity level. But, recently, a good number of Indian River High School’s junior varsity players have seen playing time, particularly in their last two...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Field hockey team coming together

Despite earning their second loss in a 2-0 loss to Milford on Sept. 12, Indian River’s head field hockey coach felt confident that a week’s worth of preparation for their next match would be enough to get the team over the hump and into the...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River volleyball narrowly defeated at Caravel

Tuesday night’s volleyball match at Caravel Academy proved to be a vigorous one, ending Indian River’s 3-0 winning streak. “It was a tough three-hour match that was both physically and emotionally demanding,” said Indian River volleyball coach...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians dominate clock, Decatur

Football games are often said to be won and lost at the line of scrimmage. And if you think about it, it makes sense. Two teams with opposite objectives — one to score and the other to stop them — war over a small piece of territory about a foot...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians break out fast, top Milford 4-1

Indian River’s four goals in the first eight minutes of play against the Milford Buccaneers on Sept. 19 proved to be a nice start to a soccer game. Indian River scored their first two goals in a little over two minutes (37:47) and the next two...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Special teams playing special

In football, the offense scores the touchdowns and garners most of the glory. The defense’s job is to stop opposing offenses and, though it’s claimed to win championships, often times a defender’s only glory is tallied by the amount of scars that...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians pull together to beat Cape

With so many players in new positions or playing at a higher level than before on Indian River’s varsity football team, it would seem logical that there may be some growing pains. But, despite glitches, the Indians came through in clutch...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Volleyball team spikes opponents

Last season, Delmar and Smyrna high schools added volleyball to their dance card — something that was, in fact, crucial to the creation of the Southern Henlopen Conference. Indian River won the Southern crown with an 11-7 record last season. This...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Soccer team kicks into high start

Despite getting knocked off the state tournament trail last year in a second-round loss to Tower Hill, Indian River has picked up the scent by winning its first two games of the 2006 regular season.
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Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians go through rough patch

Two games into her Indian River varsity head-coaching debut, field hockey coach Colleen Groszer is at a loss — actually two losses. Indian River’s offense clumped together in a 2-0 season opening loss to Tatnall and then was unable to muster much...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians look to reload this season

Beneath the surface, there may be a shred of uncertainty about how good Indian River’s varsity football team will be this year, given that they lost 14 starters to graduation — including key offensive starters and contributors and nine defensive...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ernesto an invitation, lesson to surfers

For what seemed like ages, Delmarva’s coastline had been absent of surf-worthy waves — until Tropical Storm Ernesto wrangled her way up the coast over the Labor Day weekend, bringing swells ranging anywhere from 8 to 12 feet in height and...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians soccer set to open at home

Saturday, Sept. 9, marks the home season opener for the Indian River High School varsity soccer team, against the Newark Yellow Jackets.

Newark’s soccer program has been in decline over the past few years but new coach Bill Boyer has...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Volleyball team ready for action

Delmarva Christian’s volleyball program has only been up and running the past two seasons, and each of those seasons have been marred by losses to Indian River.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, Indian River will travel to Georgetown to face Delmarva...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Croll takes her skills on the road

Brittany Croll, an Indian River alumnus and recent graduate of Franklin and Marshall, has been honored numerous times in her life by her peers for both academic and athletic achievements. She served as her class valedictorian in 2002, and made...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

IRHS hosts injury treatment seminar

Protective equipment and constant repetitions of proper sports techniques prepare many of the area athletes for the sports they play. But no matter how much they prepare, sports injuries can and do happen.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Volleyball team aims to keep crown

Last fall season, the Indian River varsity volleyball team won the Southern Henlopen Conference in its inaugural year of existence, with an 11-7 record. This year’s team has done some shuffling around to make up for the losses of Sara Powell and...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Soccer team set to rule the pitch

The 2006 Indian River boy’s varsity soccer team is loaded — lock, stock and two smoking barrels — this season. They return 14 players from last season’s 16-1-1 team — including their leading scorer, Pierson Roenke — and have settled into a solid...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

'Whatever the public wants'

If a day of crabbing is what a customer wants, that can be accommodated. If they want to have a dozen crabs waiting on the boat to be eaten while they tour Delaware’s serene inland bays, that is also possible. Even if they want a trip to Seacrets...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians welcome new coach

Indian River’s new head field hockey coach, Colleen Groszner, couldn’t be happier. The fifth-year coach landed at the school after a four-year stint Severn School in Anne Arundel County, Md., and despite not having a whole lot of time to get to...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

East wins Series over local host

The superstitious often claim that “the third time is the charm,” and on Aug. 12 the Milton, Pa., Senior Softball team (USA East) proved them right by defeating the hosting District III Nanticoke Little League team 3-2 in a comeback victory...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dewey Beach locals shine at 25th

Two of Dewey Beach’s own favorite sons, Jason Wilson and Corey Mahoney, placed in top slots in last weekend’s 25th Annual East Coast Skimboarding Championships held in Dewey Beach.

Jason Wilson — son of Harry Wilson, a Dewey resident and...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Naturals showing their stuff … again

Last year, the Delaware Naturals 70-and-over AA slow-pitch softball team fell just one inning short of winning the Senior Softball World Championship and the Triple Crown (eastern championship, western championship and world championship). An 11-...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Marsh returns with a bang

After missing nearly the entire American Legion baseball season, Sussex East third-baseman Jay Marsh returned to the lineup and helped his team to a third-place finish in the Legion tournament.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

World Series heating up in Roxana

The Senior Softball League World Series semi-finals begin at 5:30 p.m. today at the Pyle Center in Roxana.

Semi-final Game One, between the second-place team in Pool B will play the USA East team from Pool A (Milton, Pa.) on Ebbets Field...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

District III bounces back

Following a disappointing 6-1 loss to USA East during the opening round of the Senior League World Series, Delaware District III manager Mike Riggleman went over every pitch of every play with his players — not to scold them or rake them over the...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Nanticoke looks forward to challenge

In 1997, Nanticoke’s Senior League softball team made it to the Little League World Series. But back then, Roxana didn’t host the event and Delaware District III didn’t have an automatic bid into the tournament. They had to hack their way through...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Post 28 falls out of tournament

Tournament baseball is all about pitching. And if you don’t have it, then you won’t win.

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Trevor Abbott splashes in on home plate to score the go-ahead run in Sussex East’s 13-8 win over Dover’s Post 2....

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Volunteers prepare fields for Series

On Friday and Saturday, volunteers who had been working all year, without pay, for Lower Sussex and other Little Leagues marched outside, in tremendous heat, carrying rakes, hoses, and edging tools.

They edged grass, lined bases, dragged...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm