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Lady Indians improving on past performance despite losing record

Despite her team beginning the 2007-2008 season with a 1-4 record, Indian River varsity girls basketball coach Summer Chorman is optimistic about their chances to improve as the season progresses.

She has a nucleus of four seniors with...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:28am

Indians’ ‘Three Musketeers’ give their all for the team

Through three games, Indian River High School’s varsity basketball team has dispatched both Lake Forest and Seaford — primarily because of the thriving inside-out game of Jeremy Purnell, Tyree Oliver and Keion Sturgis.

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Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:27am

Indian River wrestlers ready for Battle at the Beach

The month of December is a proving ground for area wrestlers, including the Indian River High School varsity team. And Indian River will compete in its third tournament in as many weeks when they host their third annual Battle at the Beach...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:16am

Sea Colony Fitness Center and programs keep members warm in the winter

For 10 years, Sea Colony has been providing the community with nearly endless possibilities for fitness and health, and this winter season, they look to do it again.

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The fitness center in Sea Colony...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:51am

Punishers ready for 2008 season

The Sussex County Punishers of the semi-pro Diamond Football League will open up their training camp for the 2008 season in Bridgeville tomorrow, Nov. 17.

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The Sussex County Punishers look to improve on...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:55am

Indians soccer edged in state championship

The Indian River Indians varsity soccer team’s bid for a state championship ended Nov. 10, following a 3-2 semi-final loss to Caravel.

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Peter Mais drives the ball upfield against Laurel on Oct. 23. Mais...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:53am

Budesheim ready for the next level

On Nov. 14, Millville resident and Sussex Central senior Brock Budesheim signed a letter-of-intent to accept a full scholarship to wrestle for Division II powerhouse Newberry College in South Carolina following his senior year.

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Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:50am

IR football ready to tackle state tournament

With the regular season in the rear-view mirror, the Indian River Indians varsity football team turned their attention this week to their first-round opponent in this year’s DIAA state football tournament — a familiar foe: the Concord Raiders....

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:48am

Ahfeldt comes through for Indians baseball

Indian River senior outfielder Mark Ahfeldt has waited a long time to contribute. He had only 10 at-bats last season and has been used mostly as a pinch runner so far this season.

Reserve outfielder Mark Ahfeldt delivered a walk-off...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 11:21am

IR football ready to face Golden Nights this Friday

With one regular-season game remaining before the DIAA state tournament begins, the Indian River Indians (8-1, 5-1) will be tested on how well they stack up against playoff-caliber teams when they host Northern Henlopen Conference stalwarts the...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:21am

Indians soccer advances to state semis

The Indian River Indians varsity soccer team advanced to the semi-finals of this year’s DIAA state soccer tournament by gutting out 120 minutes of scoreless play on Nov. 6, including four sudden-death overtime periods, before finally outscoring...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:17am

Indians hold off pesky Laurel squad

The Indian River Indians varsity football team sure got a scare from the Laurel Bulldogs during their homecoming game — which was postponed to Oct. 29 due to a three-day downpour starting Oct. 25.

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Indian...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:44am

Slow end to Indian's volleyball season

As all things come to an end, so was the case of Indian River’s 2007 volleyball season, as they closed out their year with a hard-fought loss at home to Caravel Academy on Saturday, Oct. 27. The 0-3 shutout didn’t do justice to the perormance the...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:42am

SMS and Central battle one last time

The Sussex Central and Selbyville Middle School football programs have enjoyed a competitive rivalry over the years and even decades since they began playing each other. Over the last seven years, each team has won twice and tied three times...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:39am

Killmer returns to planning chairmanship

After stepping down from the Bethany Beach Town Council during this year’s election season, Lew Killmer has now returned to his former spot at the head of the town’s planning commission. Praised for a great job and given a round of applause,...

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:31am

Indians clinch Southern Henlopen title

With only one game remaining on its regular-season schedule, the Indian River Indians varsity soccer team clinched the Southern Henlopen Division Title but was edged out for the overall conference title by Caesar Rodney, following a 5-0 win over...

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:06am

Indian River takes second in volleyball tournament

Last Saturday, Oct. 20, Indian River volleyball hosted the Indian River Challenge tournament, which saw competition from the likes of neighboring rivals Sussex Central, Cape Henlopen and Dover, as well as New Castle team William Penn.

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Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:03am

Indian River runs through Delmar

After a rough streak of five winless games, Indian River volleyball bounced back Tuesday, Oct. 16, to chalk up a victory against Delmar, following their two-week stint. The Indians were able to shut the Wildcats down in three games, though Delmar...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:55am

IRHS field hockey looks for strong finish on season

The Lady Indians varsity field hockey team continued their winning ways on Oct. 16 with a 2-0 shutout over rival Sussex Central.

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Erin Warner drives upfield toward the Sussex Central goal in IR’s shut-out...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:53am

Indians soccer aiming for division championship

A third tied game might be a concern for some teams. But a 1-1 tie with fifth-ranked Caravel Academy (10-1-1) on Oct. 13 has Indian River head soccer coach Steve Kilby feeling his team is in a good place heading into the final leg of the regular...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:50am

Win over Milford kindles Indians' hopes

On Oct. 12, one week after losing their first game of the season, the Indian River varsity football team rebounded to defeat Milford 27-20.

Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT
Indian River quarterback Nick Kmetz stiffs a Milford...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:49am

Lady Indians tally third straight win

After a slow start to the 2007 field hockey season, the Lady Indians have picked up the pace by winning three straight games, including a 4-3 overtime win over Polytech on Oct. 9.

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Morgan Sheats scored...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:12am

Indians fall against defending champs Delmar

Last year, Delmar defeated Indian River’s varsity football team 28-21 and went on to win the Southern Division championship. The Indians had held the title three consecutive years, dating back to 2003. Even after last year’s turn of events,...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:10am

Indians soccer bests Caesar Rodney in overtime

In a game between two of the Henlopen Conference’s best varsity soccer teams, very little separated Indian River and Caesar Rodney. Both are very skilled, have proud traditions and are considered among the elite teams in Delaware.
Over the...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:05am

IR Volleyball slips against Cape and Central

The stint of a four-game winning streak didn’t last long, as Indian River’s volleyball team dropped two more games this past week to level their record out to 4-4. Reliable performance is difficult to come by, though, when halfway into the season...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:04am

Indians ready to go strong against Delmar

Aside from a state playoff game or an eventual state championship game, there might not be a more important Division II football game for the Indian River Indians than when they host Delmar tonight.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:02am

Indians run away with victory against Lake Forest

In the hours leading up to Indian River’s varsity football game on the road against Lake Forest on Oct. 19, there was a great deal of uncertainty as to how much of the game would be played, due to an approaching cold front.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 7:57am

Indians JV grinds through second week of play

After falling behind 13-0 to Sussex Central in the first half on Sept. 24, it would have been easy for the Indian River junior varsity football team to just pack it up and call it a day. They could have — but they didn’t. And they went on to pull...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:22am

Indian River slips past Sussex Central

In a bit of a surprise, Indian River’s varsity soccer team didn’t score five-plus goals in a blowout victory over Sussex Central on Sept. 25.

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Indian River and Victor Cuenca outlast Sussex Central 2-...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:19am

River Soccer honors architects of its success

On a blissful, sunny Saturday morning last weekend, hundreds of children descended on the River Soccer Club in Roxana as they have before: cleats tightly tied, shin guards already on, ear-to-ear smiles and bolting to the playing fields for a day...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:17am

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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Seniors Hayley...

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.

Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT

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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Sean...

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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Nick Kmetz...

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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Alyssa Martin...

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