Punishers' Sample gets break in Arena Football League

Sussex County Punishers offensive guard and recent Salisbury University graduate Jerrod Sample is a mountain of a man. He stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs in at 385 pounds but is incredibly agile for an offensive lineman his size.

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers set to kick off season

Peyton Manning and the Colts may have finally won the Super Bowl. But that doesn’t necessarily mark the end of the football season for local fans.

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Jonathan Meiklejohn and the Sussex County Warhawks let...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians push for strong finish

With only three games left in this basketball season, Indian River head coach Pat Kelly and the rest of the team want to finish out strong, following consecutive wins over Lake Forest and Seaford.

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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Boys fall short at end in two games

There were moments during the Jan. 30 game at Delmar and late in the fourth quarter against Caesar Rodney this week that the Indian River Indians boys’ varsity basketball team could have snatched victory from defeat.

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Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians face off against the best

Losing consecutive lopsided matches to No. 1 ranked Caesar Rodney and No. 2 Sussex Central dropped Indian River’s regular season record to 7-6. The losses hurt the Indians’ post-season chances, but there also is a silver lining – they never gave...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians take it to Delmar

The Lady Indians basketball team earned their fourth win of the season after defeating the Delmar Lady Wildcats convincingly 55-35 at a Jan. 29 home game. But sandwiched on either side of their big win were two blowout losses, to Henlopen North’s...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians storm back against Vikings

Despite their unimposing stature, Indian River’s bottom half of their varsity wrestling lineup — including Delphino Pascual, Antonio Gonzalez, Mike Magaha and Darjuan Pitts — proved to the be the strongest link on its team in a 42-31 comeback win...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians fall to Tech, 68-50

The Indian River Indians varsity basketball team capped a five-game losing streak and tallied their fourth straight defeat versus the Henlopen North with a 68-50 loss to the Sussex Tech Ravens on Jan. 23.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians hit rough skid

The Indian River Lady Indians basketball team hit a new low this week, losing consecutive games to Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech by an average of 32 points as their record sunk to 3-8.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Herring Point jetties to get restoration

It appears that, due to overwhelming support from the local community, the Herring Point jetties system will most likely get the restoration it so desperately needs.

Several local interest groups — including the Surfrider Foundation,...

Friday, January 19, 2007 - 8:03am

Indians set to take on Cape Henlopen

The road will only get tougher before it gets easier for the Indian River varsity boys basketball team, following two straight losses, to Milford and Polytech of the Henlopen North. The defeats drop their record to 5-7 overall.

In a...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:37pm

Grapplers battle to the end

Coming into the Polytech/Indian River varsity wrestling match on Jan. 17, both head coaches — Polytech’s Danny Boone and IR’s Jeff Windish — knew it would come down to the wire.
Call it a feeling or coach’s intuition. They knew that every...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:35pm

Lady Indians show fight against Polytech

Defensive hustle nearly earned the Indian River Lady Indians basketball team (3-6) a win against the Polytech Lady Panthers (10-2) on Jan. 16, despite their succumbing to a 14-point second-half deficit and trailing by 11 heading into the fourth...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:32pm

Oliver overcomes size, excels

In the year and half since he came to Indian River High School as a freshman, sophomore point guard Tyree Oliver has shown glimpses of brilliance, negotiating the hardwood to break full-court presses or making sizzling passes. But seldom has he...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:44am

Indians fall in battle of top teams

The defending Southern Henlopen Champion Smyrna Eagles (5-0) held off the Indian River Indians (5-2) 47-17 on Jan. 10 in what may have been a preview for the 2007 Division II dual meet tournament next month.

Dominique Morris (160...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:42am

Indians see streak come to an end

The 2006-2007 Indian River varsity basketball has seen its season ebb and flow many times. They won two straight games after dropping their season opener to Smyrna, then lost three straight, only to win three more in a row — including home wins...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:37am

Indian grapplers show their stuff

The Indian River Indians varsity wrestling team added another notch to their belt by earning a second-place finish at the Delone Catholic Tournament in Pennsylvania during the Christmas break, in their third tournament of the season.


Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:52am

Andrews makes his mark

When freshman forward Montre Andrews came to Indian River High School, he knew there was a very good chance that he’d have a limited role behind junior forward Jeremy Purnell on the Indians’ varsity basketball team.

Freshman forward...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:47am

Indians take out frustrations on Mardela

Three straight losses can wear on a team — especially one that is young and relatively inexperienced at the varsity level.

Preston Irving and the Indian River Indians punished Mardela from the free-throw line, hitting 26-36 in a 79-55...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:43am

Indians drop opener to Bennett

The Indian River Indians varsity basketball team can only go up, after losing their third straight game — including a 60-43 loss to James M. Bennett in the first-round of the Daily Times Mason-Dixon Cup at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury,...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mardela loses to Delmar, will play IR

After losing three of their last four to Southern Conference contenders — Seaford, Smyrna and Woodbridge — Delmar finally evened their record at 3-3 in a 62-60 win over Mardela High School (3-4) in the first round of the Daily Times Mason-Dixon...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians sweep Concord and Sanford

The Indian River Indians varsity wrestling team received an early Christmas present, sweeping Concord High and Sanford School in an up-state tri-meet on Dec. 20 to propel the Indians’ regular-season record to 3-0.

Indian River coasted past...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians hit scoring drought

The Indian River Lady Indians varsity basketball team blanked against the Milford Lady Buccaneers in a 56-32 defeat on Dec. 19, marking their fourth straight loss since opening the season with a win over the Smyrna Lady Eagles.
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Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians storm back, fall at end

After jumping out to a 2-1 record in the Henlopen South’s standings, the Indian River Indians varsity basketball team has cooled off. The team took a 75-62 pasting by the Nandua Warriors on Dec. 19.

The Warriors held a 12-point lead at...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Gibbons pours in 34, gets noticed

Until Dec. 7, Drew Gibbons was an unknown quantity on Indian River’s varsity basketball team. But after he dumped 34 points on 14-19 shooting in a 57-46 win over the Lake Forest Spartans — including two three pointers and 10 rebounds for his...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians storm back, outlast Seaford

Indian River’s varsity basketball team did to the Seaford Blue Jays on Dec. 12 what they couldn’t do against the Smyrna Eagles in their season opener — erase a double-digit deficit and hold on to the win.
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Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians overcome forfeits, show well

The Indian River Indians varsity wrestling team kicked off the 2006/2007 winter season with a ninth-place finish at Stephen Decatur’s two-day War on the Shore tournament, which started on Dec. 7, despite having two wrestlers not make weight....

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

New faces gel fast, but fall short

Anyone who knows Indian River’s head basketball coach, Pat Kelly, knows that he’s an intense guy — especially when his team takes the floor.

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Indian River defensemen, above, pile on a Sussex...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians start season with a bang

The Lady Indians basketball team won only one game last season.
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Charne Rayne drives towards the hoop in a game last season. IR coach Summer Chorman said that Rayne has stepped up and matured for the girls...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Grapplers hope to capitalize on depth

Indian River High School head wrestling Coach Jeff Windish has a luxury this season: depth.

He has a heap of able-bodied experienced wrestlers on this year’s team and the flexibility to move them up and down the lineup from match to match...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Turkey trot breaks record, raises funds

The Sea Colony’s fourth annual 5K Turkey Trot went off without a hitch this past Thanksgiving weekend and set a new record with nearly 100 people more than the previous highest participation — all to benefit local Special Olympic athletes.


Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Boys hoops look to new faces

There’s a new era of basketball at Indian River High School this season, stocked with fresh faces — two transfers and three freshmen.

Indian River saw its top three scorers — Curtis Chandler, Travis Irving and Brian Bell — respectively...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians positive about season

After suffering through a dismal 1-20 season, things are finally looking up for the Lady Indians varsity basketball program.

They still don’t have a junior varsity program, but the Lady Indians do head into the 2006/2007 season with...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Concord runs to victory over Indians

No matter whom the No. 5 seeded Concord Raiders drew as opponents heading into the 2006 Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament, one thing was for certain: they were going to run the ball for better or worse.


Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Delmar kncks off Hodgson

After winning only one game over a team with a winning record during their ascension atop the Southern Henlopen Conference ranks this season, the Delmar Wildcats proved that they’re a legitimate Division II contender after dispatching the Hodgson...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Rollin' in

The Indian River Indians varsity football team’s 45-13 regular season finale win over the Smyrna Eagles earned them a first-round home game in the Division II State football tournament against the Concord Raiders (8-2, 6-0 Blue Hen Conference) on...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Sophomore split ends step up

Losing second team all-conference split end Josh Dean to graduation meant that someone would have to fill the void.

And in that time Danny Bokinsky and Trevor Abbott have emerged as reliable targets.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Roenke gives the Indians an edge

Indian River was beating Smyrna 35-13 late in the third quarter when Bunting decided to test his kicker Pierson Roenke.

Roenke had been recently hampered by a deep-bone bruise and hadn’t attempted a field goal since the making 2-3 in a 31-...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Concord versus Indian River

The Concord Raiders have reached the Division II state championship game each of the last three years and in 2003 and 2004 beat Indian River in the semi-finals by a combined eight points on their way to winning back-to-back state championships....

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians fall to Tatnall in tourney

From the ninth minute to the 108th minute of the third golden-ball overtime on Wesley College’s rain-soaked field turf on Nov 7, No. 3 Indian River dominated its first-round state tournament game against No. 13 Tatnall.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians deliver Homecoming memories

After losing two of their last three games to county rivals Delmar and Sussex Central, the Indian River varsity football team kept their feet driving. The hard work paid off in the form of a 41-7 homecoming win over Seaford on Nov. 3.

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Warner retiring his voiceBy John Denny

After serving the last seven years as the voice of the Indian River Indians football team, game-announcer Brendan Warner has decided to step down.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

TOPSoccer rounds out a successful first season

The Outreach Program for Soccer, better known as TOPSoccer, will finish up this weekend as the fall soccer season comes to a close. The seven-week season was River Soccer Club’s first effort at hosting the program, which appeals to children with...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

IR field hockey slips in first round of state tourney

The ladies of the Indian River field hockey team were definitely the underdogs going into the state tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 8, against the undefeated Vikings of Cape Henlopen. And history seemed to repeat itself as the Indians fell 0-1,...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Central Middle School handles SMS

Following the Sussex Central Middle School football team’s convincing 26-0 win over Selbyville on Nov. 2, all of the Golden Knights players surrounded their respective coaching staffs — current and future — for an end-of-the-season talk.

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Selbyville Middle up to the challenge

Since middle-school athletic teams have strict parameters to which they must adhere concerning the number of games they are allowed to play and since new schools continue to join the Henlopen Conference, it has become increasingly difficult for...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Punishers shed name, look to future

The Sussex County Punishers — formerly known as the Warhawks — had their first practice of 2006 on Nov. 2, officially marking the start of 2006-07 Diamond Football League semi-pro football season.

The Warhawks made the DFL playoffs three...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

IR puts Central loss behind them

With a loss Friday against cross-conference rivals Sussex Central and a Woodbridge victory over Seaford, competition closed in around Indian River this week as the struggle for South Henlopen champion nears.
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Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians bounce back against Dickinson

Indian River’s varsity soccer team followed up a disappointing 4-2 loss to Milford last week with a 5-0 win over John Dickinson on Nov. 1, despite missing senior captain Pierson Roenke to a deep bone bruise.
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Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians look to not fall back with time

The wee morning hours of Oct. 29 marked Daylight Saving Time and that the days would progressively shorten each day throughout the winter until late March. But it also means that fall sports teams have less practice time as they head down the...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm