Sports


Indians to stay at home

It was originally thought that to host a playoff game and gain a first-round bye in the Delaware State Football Tournament, Indian River would have to go undefeated.
Coastal Point • ERNIE TURPIN:
Matt Williamson carries the ball...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lower Sussex avenges loss

Regular-season wins are necessary to get a team into the playoffs, but once there — all bets are off. It doesn’t matter if one team beat another 63-0 in the regular season, because in the playoffs, anything can happen and it most likely will....

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians fall in second round

Indian River’s boys’ varsity soccer team was primed for running deep in the Delaware State Soccer Tournament after defeating Delmar 3-0 in the opening round. But they fell short of their goal, losing to Tower Hill 2-0 on Nov. 12.
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Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians shut down Delmar to advance

Indian River’s varsity soccer team sputtered then accelerated past Delmar on Nov. 8 to earn their first state tournament win of the 2005 season.

As the No. 2 seed, Indian River was a clear-cut favorite to win the game and 22 shots on goal...

Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians bounce back from loss

In a dash toward the finish line, the Lady Indians field hockey team lost a pivotal 6-3 game to Southern Division rival Seaford on Oct. 27 but rebounded to win their next two. That extended their record to 9-5-1 going into their season finale...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Continuity breeds success

Achieving continuity on the football field isn’t an easy task — 11 players start on each side of the ball, and coordinating their movements into a cohesive unit takes time.
Coastal Point • Ernie Turpin:
Brandon Marvel slips between two...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Love of sport helps middle school squad

The Selbyville Middle School soccer team loves the sport so much that most of head coach Neal Barch’s team play year-round through the River Soccer program or school ball. The skills developed over the years equate into an 8-0-1 record, a 4-1 win...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians win conference

The Indian River High School soccer team is the new Henlopen champions, after defeating Milford 2-1 on Nov. 1.
Coastal Point • Ernie Turpin:
Eddie Smith tries to keep posession of the ball during a game against Caesar Rodney on Oct....

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians drop first of season to rival

Better lose now than later, said Indian River offensive/defensive interior lineman Phillip Townsend. Indeed, the football team lost their first game of the season, 21-9, against county rival Sussex Central on Oct. 28. The closely contested game...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Volleyball team wins south, falls to CR

Indian River’s head volleyball coach, Jess Dodd, set high goals for his team this year, and they’ve achieved. They won the Southern Division in its first year of existence and improved upon last year’s losing season to notch a 11-7 record.
...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians take Laurel's shot, roll

Just 20 seconds into the game, Laurel’s Jeramy Bagwell took an Armand Brodeur’s pass 91-yards for a first-play touchdown against Indian River on Oct. 21. But the Indians would combine grind-it-out football with big plays to earn their seventh win...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local team wins national title

Delaware’s Old Tymers Naturals softball team came up just short of winning the Triple Crown of Senior Softball last week, falling to Seattle 11-10 in the gold-medal round despite owning a six-run lead going into the sixth inning.
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Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians aim to play enough, win

The strong, driving weather associated with Hurricane Wilma and a rampaging nor’easter couldn’t edge out Indian River’s varsity field hockey team in their 2-1 victory against Milford on Oct. 25, but it sure did put them in a tight spot coming...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volleyball team looks to make states

Indian River’s varsity volleyball has achieved two of their three goals for the year: win more games than they did last year and win the Southern Division. But making the state tournament is on hold – for the moment.

Back-to-back 3-0...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians creep up on division title

The Indian River varsity volleyball team set some goals at the beginning of the season but the main thing was to win the Southern Division and to regain respectability. The Lady Indians have won three of their last five matches, putting them in...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

JV girls battle against Central

Junior varsity is a chance for players to learn how to play competitively and polish their skills so when they finally get to varsity, they are ready.

Indian River’s JV volleyball team hung tough with Sussex Central (8-3) on Oct. 18. But,...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians storm back to remain perfect

Trailing Delmar 13-7 in going into halftime, Indian River’s head coach presented his players with a challenge: play your position at the highest level. Head Coach Jim Bunting assured his players that they would win the ballgame if they played...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Soccer team still smoking

Howard Gerken’s Indian River High School varsity soccer team is boiling hot this season. They beat their last two opponents (Lake Forest and Poly Tech) by a combined score of 11-0, which improved their regular-season record to 11-0-1 as they...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians don't let score keep them down

Caesar Rodney’s field hockey team hadn’t given up a goal all season until they met Indian River on Oct. 19. Caesar Rodney jumped out to a 3-0 first-half lead but the Lady Indians fought back to tarnish the Lady Riders shutout record and popped...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians continue turnaround

After dropping their first two games, Indian River’s varsity field hockey team is headed in the right direction with their 5-1 victory over Lake Forest on Oct. 6. The win marked their fourth conference win of the season and fourth win in the past...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians roll over Lake Forest, lose Gott

“Five yards and a cloud of dust,” combined with a solid defense.
That is the way Indian River’s football team is going to win football games this year, according to Head Coach Jim Bunting.
Coastal Point • ERNIE TURPIN:
Josh...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volleyball stands tall, falls short

Conference wins count for the state tournament. Losing to top-tier teams’ counts for something altogether different — but equally important. St. Thomas More is the cream of the crop in volleyball, and though Indian River lost in three straight...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

Soccer team keeps rolling forward

Earning respect from one’s peers can be the ultimate satisfaction. The Indian River varsity soccer team may have done just that by tying their northern counterpart, Cape Henlopen, 1-1 on Oct. 6 and downing Dover 2-0 on Oct. 11 as they pushed...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

Gott powers Indians past Woodbridge

“They were hitting at first but I kept lowering my shoulder and as the game went on I could see that they didn’t want to hit anymore,” said Indian River running back Josh Gott.
Coastal Point • ERNIE TURPIN:
Josh Gott, above, punished...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians get back to even

Bump-set-spike was a great combination for the Indian River varsity volleyball team against Lake Forest on Oct. 4 but it was more like game-set-match. The Lady Indians downed the Lady Spartans in three straight games, to even their record at 4-4...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians stay perfect with win

Overtime games are always exciting to watch and be a part of, but Indian River might want to skip the kind of excitement they had to endure when they faced off with fellow Southern Conference contender Seaford on Oct. 4. After jumping out to a...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

Annual fall surf-fishing tourney nears

Anglers have just a few more days to register for the Annual Fall Surf-fishing Tournament sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce at early-bird rates.

The 26th edition of the popular fishing tourney is set for Saturday...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fall golf tourney nearly sold out

Local golfers are already taking a swing at the rare opportunity to play the only tournament set at the brand new Bayside Resort Golf Club in its inaugural year.

With more than two weeks left before the Oct. 14 Annual Fall Golf Outing...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians throttle Washington, 37-0

The Indian River varsity football team massacred Washington High School’s team 37-0 on Sept. 23 in a mercy-rule effort. The Indians scored early and often, and dominated both sides of the lines of scrimmage. The team was even able to make...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Central takes junior varsity battle

Sussex Central’s junior varsity football team earned the cross-town bragging rights after beating Indian River 32-6 on Sept. 19.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Trevor Abbott completed five of 14 passes for 61 yards and one touchdown...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians rally for win, lose coach and player

Anything can happen when a full moon is showing, and on the eve of the full moon on Sept. 16 Indian River scored 19 unanswered points to defeat Stephen Decatur in their home opener. Big plays, a prepared defense and a punishing ground attack...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Soccer team off to a hot start

The Indian River soccer program continues to excel as they sprinted past Worcester Prep 4-1 on Sept. 15 and shut out Milford 4-0 on Sept. 20 to increase their record to 4-0.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Ben Gichner puts the jets on...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volleyball team spiking opponents

The Lady Indians varsity volleyball team has jumped out to a hot 3-0 record as the fall season begins now in earnest. In their third match of the season, Indian River hosted Delmarva Christian on Sept. 20 and started off slowly. They lost the...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Field hockey team off to a rough start

Field Hockey at Indian River has had a slow start this year. They’ve had field concerns that postponed a match against Milford on Sept 13 and have since dropped two games in a row, to Tatnall and Cape Henlopen.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Triatholon ready to help terminally ill children

Nearly a thousand triathletes will converge on Sea Colony on Sept. 24 to compete in the 22nd Make-A-Wish triathlon to benefit terminally ill children.

Individuals and teams of various genders and age groups — totaling 980 athletes — will...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

The judge of the field

Those who serve as officials for various sports have a thankless job. Making a good call for one team often means a bad call for the other, so throughout the game everyone is guaranteed to disagree on an official’s decision. Fans, coaches and...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRHS soccer kicks off season with wins

The Indian River boys’ varsity soccer team won its first two games to put the team in prime position to make a strong run at the Henlopen Conference.
Two wins and having the opportunity to play all your players is an early season victory,...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRHS game scrapped over field condition

Field hockey at Indian River High School took a brief hiatus on Sept. 13 due to what was considered unsafe field conditions by the Milford coach.

Indian River was scheduled to play Milford at 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 but their field was not...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Not just a man's sport anymore

Football, like all other sports, is a great barometer by which to gauge a person’s physical abilities, endurance, toughness, fortitude and desire.
Not just a man's sport anymore:
Lauren Parramore, 13, blocks a Milford player during a...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Running game stars at Indian River High School

Rushing offense of 319 yards means a few things: control of the line of scrimmage, tough running, and that one team has the ball and the other doesn’t — all of which makes Indian River Head Football Coach Jim Bunting happy.
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Old Tymer's league offers more A game

Summer has come, and gone as quickly as she came. The air feels cooler and the leaves have a hint of fall color to them. Yes, autumn is here — signaling the end of the summer sports season and the start of school athletics and after-school...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

New Indians quarterback on a mission

Selflessness in athletics is pretty uncommon. Great athletes want the ball in their hands when the game is on the line, or have visions or desire to be in the statistical hierarchy for their respective sport, but Indian River’s starting...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lattanzi a softball immortal

Millville resident Bob Lattanzi isn’t an average Joe. He’s competed and placed in a number of Senior Olympic Games since retiring, built his own home with the help of his eldest son, Robert Jr., laced Yankee great Whitey Ford for two hits in an...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Pop Warner teams ready for action

Who’s ready for some Pop Warner football? There are about 30 7-to-9-year-olds that have been waiting their entire lives to play organized football, and Sept. 3 will be their first chance as the Lower Sussex Pop Warner League kicks into high gear...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

For the love of the game

On a warm Aug. 29 morning, 18 guys met on the old Indian River High School softball field for a little competitive play. Their intentions were to play seven full innings, but they cut the game short to five due to the heat as the Cherrystones...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians look to throw ... a little

Indian River Head Football Coach Jim Bunting is adding a little spice to this year’s offense and will break out of their traditional run, run, run ground game — a little bit.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:
Matt Williamson, running back,...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Field hockey looks to get over the hump

Last year’s .500 season was a bit of a disappointment according to Indian River’s Head Field Hockey Coach Pativa McKean, but with so much senior leadership on the field, the Lady Indians should thrive in 2006.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Boys soccer hopes to strike a balance

Balance is a wonderful thing and the Indian River varsity boy’s soccer team has that very luxury. Offense, defense, depth, experience and athleticism are the ingredients to a competitive team, according to Head Coach Howard Gerken, and his team...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Volleyball team looks to jump forward

Indian River’s Head Volleyball Coach Jess Dodd has his team going back to the basics and, with that emphasis, the Lady Indians look to rebound from a sub-par 8-11 season and return to respectability in the conference.
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Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local girls rolling through series

Look out, Kalamazoo, the District III Big League Softball team has won their first three games of the World Series Tournament and are two games away from the world championship.

Head Coach Donna Ward has all the confidence in the world in...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm