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Tiffany pleased with tennis team

Of all of Indian River’s tennis teams, only the freshman second-doubles team of Taylor Rosenblit and Julia Jaquette advanced to the second round of the conference tournament at Sea Colony on May 12. But the team saw so much competition in singles...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians take down Caravel on the diamond

Indian River’s head baseball coach Howard Smack looked like a kid on Christmas morning following the team’s 5-2 win over No.3-ranked Caravel on May 15. He couldn’t contain his smile. But why should he? His team had won their last six games and...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians rolling as season winds down

Indian River varsity baseball head coach Howard Smack couldn’t have drawn it up any better, following a three-game slide to conference foes midway through the season. But his team has since won four of their past five games, including a 11-4 win...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians take Southern title

Indian River’s softball team was too good to stay down following a disappointing 5-4 loss to Delmar in the bottom of the seventh inning on May 2 and they have since annihilated Polytech and Lake Forest by a combined score of 31-3 (10-0 and 21-3,...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians soccer maintains strong play

As summer approaches and the school year winds down, it isn’t uncommon for students to do the same. Thoughts of warm weather, sandy beaches or new freedoms on the horizon dance through their heads. But that can’t be said of the Indian River girls...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

IR tennis steadies ship heading into Henlopen Conference tournament

The Indian River boys tennis team’s regular season ended like it started: with a .500 record (2-2 then to 6-6 now). They again had losses to Seaford and Smyrna but capped the season with their second win over Lake Forest in a 3-2 decision on May...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River golf in the hunt for Southern crown

Two weeks and change ago, Indian River head golf coach Neal Beahan’s gave his players a “get down or lay down” speech, following the team’s worst performance of the year in a match against perennial conference champion contender Dover.

He...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dougherty goes double low on 18th

Cripple Creek resident Doc Dougherty retired two years ago and now plays regularly at his local course, but even he can tell you that some shots are tough to duplicate.

Two weeks ago, he scored his first-ever double-eagle on Cripple Creek’...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians top Tech, drop first

The Lady Indians had only three days to celebrate their 9-8, extra-innings win over Sussex Tech on April 28 before getting back to the grind.

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

New lineup helps golf team

One week after they shot their worst mark of the season (181) against Dover, Indian River head golf coach Neal Beahan decided to jostle his starting lineup for the Lake Forest match, in an attempt to ignite his squad going down the stretch.

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Arms, bats turn around Indians

Indian River’s varsity baseball team ended its three-game slide by picking up two of three games behind the strong arms of starting pitchers Colin Warner and Trevor Abbott, and a lineup of hot bats.

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians score six first half goals

It’s hard to succeed when you’re given so many shots, and the same can be said for the Lady Indians varsity soccer team.
Indian River assaulted Lake Forest with a barrage of shots on goal (30) in a 6-0 win on May 2 and extended its winning...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians avenge loss to Delmar

The Delmar Lady Wildcats handed Indian River its only regular-season girls soccer loss in an overtime decision late last season (May 17), which derailed an impressive 12-0-1 record heading into the state tournament.

Indian River played...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River softball stays undefeated

A perfect 13-0.

Indian River’s softball team tossed another log on the fire by beating Cape Henlopen in its second come-from-behind victory of the season on April 25 and easily downing out-of-town travelers Poland and Wantagh High School...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River shoots blanks against Dover

Two weeks ago, Indian River’s golf team wasted Milford and Delmar by a combined 58 strokes, heading into a lengthy Easter holiday break. Head Coach Neal Beahan handed his players the responsibility of staying on top of their game over the 13-day...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians drop one to Cape Henlopen

In each of the past two seasons, Cape Henlopen’s varsity baseball team has lost to Indian River. Last year Indian River, Cape Henlopen and Caesar Rodney were in a three-way heat for the conference championship, but it was the Indians who pulled...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Tennis teams fall to Caesar Rodney

The Indian River boys and girls tennis programs both lost to Caesar Rodney on April 25, with neither team was able to muster a competitive victory in either match. Indian River’s girls second-doubles team, Julia Jaquette and Taylor Rosenblit,...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

If you build it, they will come

The Indian River Lady Indians softball team wanted to play ball during the Easter break last year, so they loaded up the bus and headed to southern Maryland for a tournament at Calvert High School. They won all three games – including a 2-0 win...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Little League Opening Day set for Saturday

Nearly 1,500 Sussex Countians will converge on Roxanna’s Pyle Center just after day-break on Saturday, April 22, for Sussex County’s Little League Opening Day.
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Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dean excels as Indians’ leadoff hitter

A good leadoff hitter does all of the following: get on base, swing at good pitches and run the bases well. Typically, a leadoff hitter bats in that position at the beginning of the game unless the inning ends on the ninth batter. But the good...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Warner announces plans for his future

Indian River standout pitcher Colin Warner has always wanted to play college baseball. Ever since he was knee-high to a waterbug, Colin has had this particular dream. But now it’s become reality. Next season, Warner is taking his pitching talent...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

YMCA hosts drug-education program

Almost everyone has seen the results of drug abuse or addiction, according to Suzanne Whittaker. Sometimes it’s a family member who abuses alcohol. Or maybe it’s a friend who is addicted to marijuana.

Sometimes people know the peril of...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ocean View resident finishes Boston Marathon

It was a moment John Turssline won’t soon forget. On Monday, the Ocean View resident lined up next to 10,000 people on the streets of Boston to compete, running in the first heat of the Boston Marathon. More than 20,000 ran in the 110th annual...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians can't climb all the way back

Last season, the Delmar Lady Wildcats served Indian River’s varsity soccer team its only regular-season loss (2-1, in overtime). Indian River made the playoffs and beat Dover in the playoffs but lost to A.I. DuPont in the following game, leaving...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians softball steamrolling opponents

The No. 2 Lady Indians continued their hot streak and easily downed Smyrna, Nandua and Caesar Rodney to improve to a 9-0 start. Despite losing 7-4 on April 6, Smyrna was the only team on the Lady Indians’ three-game bend to play the entire game....

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indians hope to get better starts

If you ask any Indian River baseball player, they’d probably tell you that they shouldn’t have lost a game this year. They beat the defending state champs St. Mark’s in the season opener and avenged last season’s state tournament loss to Newark...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Tennis teams ace Central

The boys and girls varsity tennis programs at Indian River High School both beat Sussex Central on April 6 and surpassed last season’s production at this point in play. The boys varsity team has a winning record at 4-2 (rather than 1-5) and the...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River sets Nutter’s Crossing course record

Indian River reclaimed its conference-championship swagger by setting a course record in a 155-176 win over Delmar at Nutter’s Crossing in Salisbury, Md., on April 11. Usually, they’d play Delmar at the Shawnee Country Club — where just the day...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Familiar foe ahead

Last season Indian River’s Lady Indians soccer team bested Dover twice in overtime — once in the regular season and then in the first round of the state tournament, under contentious circumstances. As the top seed of last year’s state tournament...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Cripple Creek's back nine: Indian River's home away from home

Last week’s 162-174 loss to Henlopen Conference Champions Sussex Tech told Indian River golf’s Head Coach Neal Beahan one thing — his guys play too tight in big matches.
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Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River teams compete on the court

The Indian River boys’ tennis team emerged from a jammed-packed four-match season-opening week and emerged with a 2-2 overall record. They played four matches in seven days but were given a six day reprieve before playing and beating Milford 4-1...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River ball teams aim for respect

Indian River’s varsity baseball and softball teams are out to make a statement this year and may have done so already, with big wins upstate and within the Henlopen Conference. The baseball team is out to prove that last year wasn’t a fluke —...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Warhawks beat Knights, lose playoff bid

Four straight Sussex County Warhawks losses greatly diminished the team’s playoff chances, but with proper execution in their regular-season finale against the New Castle Knights and a little bit of luck, that dream might have become reality....

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians storm back from slow start

After a rough 1-2 start against state tournament playoff teams, the Indian River Lady Indians varsity soccer team rattled off back-to-back shutout victories over Milford and Sussex Tech to put themselves back in the winners’ column.
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Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians come out hot

Indian River’s softball team, like many others in the conference, fought hard toward the state championshi p last year only to fall short. Only two teams make it to the big game, so it’s only natural that a few teams go home disappointed. But the...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Warhawks playoff window shrinks

Generally, Sussex County Warhawks Head Coach John Boyer is a hands-off coach. He lets his coordinators call the plays and he doesn’t waste too much time hassling with the referees over calls. But the team losing their fourth straight game, 22-18...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tennis team hopes to reverse close scores

The Indian River varsity tennis season began with a lot of hype and promise, following on a 7-7 record last year. They returned seven players and each of them spent the time to improve their game for the upcoming season. The one glaring blemish...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Abbott wows them on the field, at 15

Last year was a learning experience for Trevor Abbott, as a freshman. He was a wide-eyed, talented, young pitcher on a conference championship varsity team, and he was just waiting for an opportunity to play and contribute. He took a few cuts...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians look ahead to long season

Last year, Indian River’s varsity girls’ soccer team finished with a 14-2-1 record and won the Southern Henlopen championship. They beat Dover 4-3 in the opening round of the state tournament but couldn’t keep up with A.I. DuPont’s speed, losing...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Baseball squad knows they're the hunted

Mistakes decrease a team’s chance at winning any game. A false start can turn a third-and-two into a third-and-seven situation, which in turn limits a coach’s play-calling. They would’ve liked to run and have a possibility at two-down territory...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians win season opener

Indian River varsity girls’ tennis Head Coach Elizabeth Tiffany knew that this season would be an uphill climb with a gaggle of new players on the team. But win, lose or draw, her players will improve and continue to make strides.
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Golfers hope work turns into wins

Last season, the Indian River varsity golf team could do no wrong. They rattled off a 12-5 record while winning 10 of their final 11 regular-season matches. (They lost to Dover by just three strokes.) And they nearly toppled Sussex Tech in the...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Girls hope to improve on court

Indian River’s girls head tennis coach Elizabeth Tiffany was working with the bare essentials last season. She had a tough time fielding a team to compete from week to week last season, and their home court had seen better days. They only won one...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians hope to join elite

Henlopen Conference tennis is traditionally dominated by just a few schools: Caesar Rodney, Dover and Seaford. But the balance may have shifted in Indian River’s favor this year.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians test out new field

Some things in sports never change — like the intense rivalry between Seaford and Indian River varsity baseball teams. But one thing has changed since the last time they played — a new Indian River ballpark.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Warhawks drop third straight

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football team’s season is nearly over. A light is visible at the end of the tunnel, but no one knows just how long their road may go and despite losing three straight games, it is possible to still make the...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

New Indians hope to make a splash

The start of a new sports season is a place to start from the ground up. Few have starting positions. No one has a losing record, and everyone is a contender. Graduation gobbles up the a majority of the experience and leadership on any team, so...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Softball team looks to build on success

Last year, eight of the 14 Henlopen Conference softball teams were ranked in Delaware, and every indication points to a similar circumstance coming this season. The Indians made the state tournament last season but couldn’t get past Sussex Tech...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians optimistic about season

The Indian River Girl’s soccer program received an early indication of how strong a season they may have after going 4-1-1 against some of the top teams in the state at Woodbridge’s play-day on March 11.
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Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lions fall short to Chiefs

Destiny is often mentioned in reference to athletic competition, but it almost never plays any clear part in the end result. Down three games and on the verge of elimination from the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm