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High school football frenzy reaching a peak

Amidst the chaos and suspenseful NFL season, fans are realizing the sporadic ups and downs many teams are facing as they try to make a viable run toward the perpetual divisional playoffs. No different is the race toward the Delaware high-school...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:52pm

IR puts second loss behind them, ready for Seaford

The Indian River High School football team took a devastating blow last week against an overpowering Laurel lineup, falling six points shy in a game that will ultimately affect their playoff standings.

The Indians slipped 37-43 in the...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 7:07am

Ready...aim...chunk!

As most Delawareans know, baking and carving are mere child’s play when you examine the diversity of October’s most notorious produce. And, for more than two decades now, there’s been nothing quite as down-home and Sussex Countian than launching...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:59am

Pee Wee cheerleaders make a strong run in Trenton

Despite their young ages, Jessica Lucich’s Lower Sussex Pop Warner Pee Wee and Junior Pee Wee cheerleading squads already know what it is to give their all. As a first year coach, Lucich has had a lot on her plate as well – but, as she explained...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:59am

Indians shut out Lake Forest

An effective ground game allowed Indian River’s varsity football squad to add a few more experiments to the playbook as they shut out Lake Forest last Friday, 42-0.

So far, the Indians have had to overcome something that no other...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:06am

Trainer teaches students the importance of being active

Getting kids motivated to stay active and healthy can be a losing battle. But Indian River High School’s Wellness Center is teaming up with World Gym of Ocean View to prove that it’s not impossible. Aerobic kickboxing instructor and mixed martial...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:04am

River lights up the night against Laurel

Tuesday night, the Indians left nothing on the soccer field, closing out their home season against Laurel 7-0. The shutout brought Indian River’s record up to 11-1-2, as they inch closer to the post-season tournament. On top of the win, the game...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:40am

IR volleyball wraps up disheartening season

It’s been a tough and trying road this season for the five seniors of Indian River’s varsity volleyball team, who gave up their final high school match to Polytech in four games on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The season-ender brought the Lady Indians’...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:38am

Milford quiets Indians in three-way race to conference title

The annual match-up between Delmar and Indian River varsity football has been a division decider for years, but after Indian River’s 16-24 demise last Friday to Milford, the Southern Henlopen Conference is still up for grabs for all three teams....

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:41am

IR field hockey sticks it to Central, earns first two wins of season

It’s taken Indian River’s varsity field hockey team nearly half the year to capture their first win of the season, but now that they’ve found their footing, the team is rolling through, set on finishing strong and perhaps yielding themselves a...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:35am

River wins one of the state’s most notorious rivalries

For the better part of this decade, the seasonal match-up between Indian River High School and Delmar has decided which of the two teams would clench the Henlopen Southern Division championship.

Coastal Point • Ruslana Lambert
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Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:24am

IR soccer dominates the field, moves to 8-1-2

With their eyes fixed on the state title, the Indian River varsity soccer team is proving they are quite capable of reaching it — though they still have a few more tests before the tournament.

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor
Junior...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:17am

IR volleyball continues shaky season

As the high-school volleyball season closes in on the final four match-ups, the Lady Indians are doing what they can to regain their footing and finish strong. In their past four matches, Indian River has failed to capture a single game, slipping...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:08am

IR drops first season loss to CR in OT

Emotions ran high as a physical duel between Caesar Rodney and Indian River ensued on the pitch this past Tuesday night. But as the final whistle blew, after nearly an hour and a half of soccer, a relieved Caesar Rodney team walked away...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:56am

Conference title on the line in early heated matchup

It’s been three years since the Indian River football program has recorded a season win over southern rivals Delmar. For the past two years, the Wildcats captured the Henlopen Southern division championship thanks to victories over the Indians....

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:52am

Indians trample Golden Knights behind Mais

Four goals are all the Indians have managed to let up in the first seven games of the season, averaging over three goals each game. Not surprisingly, Indian River is dominating the conference with their undefeated record as they approach the...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:21am

Friday win showcases consistent talent through IR’s roster

They may only be approaching the fourth week of the season, but the Indian River football team is presenting themselves as a force to be reckoned with, and one that may have the best shot at not only the conference title, but states, as well....

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:16am

IR volleyball slips against Panthers in first home game

The Lady Indians’ volleyball team dropped their its first home game of the 2008 season on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as the Panthers of Polytech worked the ball across the net. Following the five consecutive road games that opened the schedule and netted...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:11am

IR soccer improves to 3-0-1 following Polytech shutout

Early ferocity on the pitch is the name of the game for the Indian River soccer team this year. Last Thursday, the Indians managed only a tie against a strengthened Dover team, backed by goalkeeper Cameron Lucas. But, since then, they’ve...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:19am

Indian River rolls through Decatur

Indian River football has managed to outscore their Washington High opponents 99-6 in the past two years, though, head coach Jim Bunting is determined not to let the comforting scores get the best of his players this Friday, Sept. 19, as the...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:16am

IR field hockey takes another blow

Progressively improving teamwork and utilizing that teamwork don’t seem to be paying off yet for the Indian River field hockey team. After falling to Dover in their season-opener a week ago in the last two minutes of the game and letting a second...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:10am

IR soccer starts the season right, 3-0 over Cape

Dreary weather couldn’t hold off the Indians on the pitch as they rallied a 3-0 win under the lights this past Tuesday against Cape Henlopen to start the 2008 soccer season. Then again, when you outshoot your opponent 24 to 3, good things are...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:29am

Indians get past Cape in season-opener, 24-21

If there’s one thing Indian River’s football team knows, it’s the importance of starting the season off right. Over the past two years, their victories in the schedule opener against Cape Henlopen have proven vital, awarding them bids into the...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:27am

Selbyville Middle soccer team has the bar set

Stepping in as a new coach in a sport you haven’t exactly mastered is never a simple thing to do, but in his fifth year as head soccer coach at Selbyville Middle, Neal Barch is once again making the position look like second nature.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:14am

SMS football sets sights on another flawless season

For Jesse Bare and Tim Clauson, two teachers at Selbyville Middle School, it’s all about the students. In the classroom, they help students excel in learning, but what they accomplish outside the classroom is even more impressive.

As head...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:37am

IR field hockey coming together as a team

If this past Wednesday’s scrimmage was a foreshadowing of what’s to come for Indian River’s field hockey team, coach Julene Williamson shouldn’t have much concern. The Lady Indians shut out Stephen Decatur 8-0 in the pre-season face-off, showing...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:34am

Volleyball looks to ace competition with new start

Regrouping each year is never something a high-school coach looks forward to as his team returns following the summer months, but for Indian River’s head volleyball coach, Jess Dodd, it’s a part of reality. With the departure of last year’s...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:18am

Jarmon to lead IR football in opener at Cape

In the past five years, the football program at Indian River High School has only given up four conference losses. While the game will be one of head coach Jim Bunting’s most anticipated games this year, that record won’t be tested until later...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:14am

Indians soccer rebuilds defense

Just over a week lies between the Indian River soccer team and a new season, where head coach Steve Kilby and his squad will look to make the most of their year, and, hopefully, advance past the second round of the state tournament.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 6:05am

Indian River football comes together under new leaders

As the days and evenings grow a little cooler and students prepare for their return to the classrooms, there are others readying themselves for change. Indian River head football coach Jim Bunting knows that returning to the field isn’t going to...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 6:02am

Quiet Storm Maryland State Championships breaks flat spell

After a three week flat spell, the ocean finally came to life again last weekend, just in time for the 2008 Quiet Storm Maryland State Championships, which had already been postponed once due to no surf. With the arrival of the swell, more than...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:11am

All-In: Knowing your cards, and when to play them

After a reassuring trip to the Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J., two weeks ago, I was convinced that while I’m not the top dog in the poker circuit, I like to think I have potential. Satisfied with a few hundred dollars won in a couple of cash...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:05am

IR field hockey aims for improved season with new coach

For Jolene Williamson, field hockey has become much more than a game. It has become a passion and a lifestyle. Now, stepping onto Indian River High School’s field for the first time as the head coach, she’s hoping to make a difference in the...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:01am

Latin America takes the title

In 2007, the ASOFEM Junior Little League Softball team from Maunabo, Puerto Rico, headed by manager Carlos Garcia, made history when it captured the international title in Seattle, Wash. Garcia did it again last Saturday, as he led the Senior...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:41am

Two 81-pound whites take top honors, one worth $756K more

It was only the second time in the 35-year history of the White Marlin Open that there was a first-place tie in the coveted white marlin division.

Ocean City Today • Lisa Capitelli
Robert Lockwood stands next to his prize 935.5-...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:13am

Indian River cheerleaders get new coach

In the past four years, the Indian River cheerleading squad has come a long way under head coach Kristine Johnson. Now, though, a new leader is stepping in, hoping to continue the tradition. IRHS employee Anne Divine, mother of one of the...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:09am

PHOTO GALLERY: Senior League World Series 2008

The Senior League Softball World Series, being held at the Pyle Center in Roxana for the fifth year started off its week of championship games this past Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with its opening ceremonies, amidst blue skies and oppressive August heat...

Friday, August 8, 2008 - 8:04am

Tough competition keeps up through Day 3 of series

With the Little League Senior Softball World Series under way in Roxana, the fans are definitely witnessing plenty of exciting action on the field. Ten teams are aggressively swinging for the title, including the hosting District III team from...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 9:50am

A secret tennis oasis in the middle of it all

When you live here, it’s easy to ride by a place day after day and never really notice it. If it’s off the beaten track a bit and there’s no reason to turn in or check it out, the hustle and bustle of life at the beach can make it easy for some...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 5:43am

Calling the shots

While the girls are on the field, stealing bases and the spotlight, it’s easy to forget all of the donations, time and effort that goes into the World Series. The tournament would not be possible if it weren’t for the volunteers, medical and...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 5:22am

Delaware a new world for Philippines team

It’s hard to imagine doing anything other than sleeping after a 21-hour flight that encompasses four cities and two continents. Well, maybe showering or eating…

Coastal Point • Monica Fleming
The Asia-Pacific team from Balacod...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 4:01am

World Series returns to Roxana

Four out of the past five years, the Laurel Little League Senior Softball team has advanced as the District III champs to host the Senior League Softball World Series. They return this year, hoping to improve on their record when they finished...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:14am

Sea Colony swimmers hope for strong showing

The Sea Colony pools are infested with sharks… the youth swim team, that is. The Sea Colony Sharks, boasting 105 members between the ages of five to 18, are preparing to send their top performers, 44 of whom qualified, to the annual Delmarva Swim...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:11am

Laurel team readies for the Softball World Series

One week from this Sunday, the opening day of the Little League Senior Softball World Series will kick off in Roxana. Teams from all over the world will make their way to Sussex County to compete for the title. The tournament, hosted each year by...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:23am

Third time a charm for Delmarva ESA District

The Malibu’s Classic ESA surf contest sponsored by Malibu’s Surf Shop on 8th Street in Ocean City, Md., ran for it’s 14th year this past Saturday, July 12, in great waves, compliments of Hurricane Bertha, situated just below Bermuda.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 7:10am

Warriors try to find their footing after 2-4 week

The Warriors of American Legion Post 28 had an up-and-down battle this week, as they failed to clench a consistent streak. Come-from-behind wins on the part of Delaware Post 1 posed problems for the Warriors as they slipped in Saturday’s...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:59am

Bethany 16-year-old is top JPGA golfer

At 16, Bethany Beach resident Christina Vosters is already defying odds and demonstrating athletic excellence. She has registered her performance in an array of contact sports at Worchester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md., and tallied...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:15am

SUP boards give riders a surfing alternative

Beaches worldwide have coaxed new breeds of athletes and thrill-seekers, from surfers and skimmers to body- and wake-boarders. Now there’s another sensation that’s hitting the water, catching curious eyes and ambitious beachgoers. Welcome to the...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Warriors turn up Legion play at year’s midpoint

Though their season started off shakier than expected, the American Legion Post 28 Warriors seem to have grounded themselves in a comfortable stance as the team approaches its season midpoint. Coming off back-to-back wins against the Milford Red...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:45pm

Green, gold and Browne: A coach bids farewell to the field

“You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.” All his life, Mark Browne has lived by that motto, from his youthful days playing a variety of sports to his leadership as head coach of the Indian River softball program. And now,...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 8:31am