Sports


Girls fall short in tough match with Smyrna

Very close, almost and maybe next time, is the best way to describe the Indian River varsity girl’s tennis team’s match versus Smyrna on March 22. The win came down to the first doubles team, but the Lady Indians were unable to get over the hump...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Warhawks shut down Warriors, 21-0

Winning two games in a row is a bona fide streak, and the Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football team accomplished just that by shutting out the Talbot County Warriors 21-0, on March 19.
“Every week we’re getting better. I can’t ask any...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Golfers tee up Sussex Central

The late golf legend Ben Hogan is probably smiling down on the Indian River golf team after they trounced Sussex Central 178-236 at Bear Trap Dunes, on March 22.

Indian River shot so well that five of their golfers outscored Sussex Central...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls steamroll St. Mark's

The Indian River varsity softball team enacted the mercy rule as they steam-rolled St. Marks, 11-0, in five innings on March 22.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Indian RIver's Ravin Robinson swings away at a home game on Tuesday,...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Golfers look to go long and straight

In nine years as head coach of the golf at Indian River, Neil Beahan has never had a better team.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:
An Indian River golfer drives one towards the hole at Bear Trap.
“This is our deepest team since I’ve...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls look for net improvement

For the Indian River girls’ tennis team, it’s not about winning or losing — it is simply about improvement.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
An Indian River tennis player returns a volley during a recent practice.
The Indians...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys look to improve through sheer talent

They’re not quite ready for the Grand Slam or Wimbledon, but the Indian River varsity boy’s tennis team is almost ready for the southern Henlopen conference this year.
Head coach Sean Oates lost his best singles player — Connor McMullen —...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Warhawks taste victory

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football team notched their first victory of the season, defeating the Kent County Fire 27-14 on March 12.

The team is beginning to gel as the offense is beginning to match the defense’s intensity.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians look for offense to lift team

Indian River’s boys of summer return with a lot of talent and are looking to turn up the heat in the southern Henlopen conference this season.
Special to the Coastal Point • BRUCE WALLS:
Brian Lynch, an IR junior, works on his catching...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Mystery surrounds soccer team

Rather than make predictions, girls head soccer coach Howard Gerken is taking a wait-and-see approach to this upcoming season.
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Trainer Todd Fuhrmann uses Kelly Jurusik to demonstrate proper technique....

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls start year with hopes of title

The Indian River softball team is gearing up for a run at the title this year as they return nine players from last season’s roster.
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Brittany Steele, a freshman, pitches at a recent practice at Indian River...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Warhawks drop to 0-2 with tough loss

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro team drop to 0-2 after they lost a 12-8 heartbreaker to the Wilmington Raiders Feb 28.

“It was a real nail-bitter. It’s a shame, too, because we dominated the entire game until the last couple of minutes...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Russell White scholarship tourney to be played

The local service sorority Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Eta will be hosting the First Annual Russell White Scholarship Golf Tournament at Bear Trap Dunes on April 7. The tournament’s proceeds will benefit a deserving Indian River High School senior with...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

State Champs

Every 17 years the cicadas come out of their slumber to make a lot of racket, and every 15 years at Indian River High School the wrestling program makes some noise of their own, putting out a couple of state champions. Last weekend, D.J...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

IR instructor dressed for team's success

Major Frank Ryman has served tough duty as a United States Marine in Somalia, but nothing equaled the obligation he had to fulfill after the Indian River Junior ROTC air rifle team won the state tournament last week. Ryman agreed to doll up in...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys battle, but fall short

They could’ve quit.

They could have packed their bags and coasted into the spring and forgot they ever played the game — but they didn’t. The Indian River varsity boy’s basketball team fought back from a 15 point first-half deficit to cut...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Warhawks hard in opener

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football suffered a crushing 37-0 defeat to the defending Diamond Football League champion Saints on Feb. 25 in their season opener.

“Those boys out there were the best team we’ll see all season,” said...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians see season come to an end

The Indian River varsity girl’s basketball team lost their opening playoff game to Sussex Tech, 42-20, on Tuesday night, bringing an end to an up-and-down season.
“We didn’t shoot very well. We had some open looks, but we just couldn’t hit...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys rally after tough loss

The Indian River varsity basketball team rebounded to beat a dismal Delmar team 74-47 after suffering an excruciating 62-59 loss to Laurel, Feb. 18, on Senior Night.
Indian River reestablished a solid scoring balance against Delmar,...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Wrestlers grapple with the best

The Indian River varsity wrestling team earned their stripes this past week, finishing 8th in the Henlopen Conference tournament Feb 18-19, and losing to Hodgson 48-18 in their first Division II Dual Meet State tournament in school history.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians roll on Senior Night

The Lady Indians varsity basketball team improved their regular season record to 12-10 as they trounced the Delmar Wildcats 51-26 in their season finale on Senior Night, Feb. 22.
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Senior Ravin Robinson, shown...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Football is in the air … once again

Who’s ready for some football? The top-rated semi-pro league in the country is gearing up for their sixth season as the Sussex County Warhawks take on the defending champion New Castle Saints at Rehoboth Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 26.
The...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Hudson and Robinson to represent IRHS

Senior captains Ravin Robinson and Jessica Hudson will represent Indian River High School at Delaware’s 6th annual Blue/Gold basketball game. The game will host 60 of the best girls and boys basketball players in the state.

“I’m so excited...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Grapplers dig in to pull out win

The Indian River wrestling team made school history Feb. 9, defeating Southern Conference rival Seaford in a heart stopping 36-35 come-from-behind victory to gain admission for their first post-season dual-meet tournament.

Down 27-6...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys explode on offense

Junior forward Travis Irving tallied 21 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks as he led the Indian River boys’ basketball team past Dover High, 97-65, Feb. 15.

Irving seemed to be reading the ball’s mind as he disrupted...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians keep pace

The Lady Indians varsity basketball took one out of two games last week, crushing Woodbridge, 66-27, but getting out-muscled by Dover, 80-44, as they hover at an 11-8 overall record.

Injuries to sophomore guard Kiarra Graves and junior...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Robinson leads, plays with heart

Four years ago, Ravin Robinson came to Indian River High School as a freshman, and was instantly thrust into the big-time competition of varsity basketball. Rather than be intimidated, Robinson felt she was in a position to learn how to compete...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls look to close season in a rush

The Indian River varsity girls’ basketball team dropped two out of three games this past week, with tough losses to Sussex Tech and Seaford. The Indians record fell to 10-8, but they play three southern division teams in the next four games as...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Frozen surfers ride out tourney

Ocean City’s first Frozen Surf Open went off without a hitch Saturday, Feb. 5 as a couple hundred people came out to see the best surfers the Mid-Atlantic could muster wrangle the winter waves for Tsunami victims.
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Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Athlete exhibits determination and class

To be the best, one must be willing to dedicate themselves to whatever it is they choose to pursue. Senior standout football player and wrestler D.J. Singleterry has his eyes set on catching passes as the new tight end for the Davidson Wildcats...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys notch three wins in week

The Indian River varsity boys basketball team registered their third victory in seven days, as they defeated Seaford 63-53, Feb. 9 in a crucial push towards the playoffs.
Indian River sought to avenge a 61-51 defeat versus Seaford earlier...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Grapplers prepare for dual tourney

After edging out a close 39-32 victory over Lake Forest Feb. 4, the Indian River wrestling team is gearing up for the school’s first postseason trip to the dual meet tournament.
“To get into the dual meet tournament we have to beat Seaford...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls fall to Central and Caesar Rodney

The Indian River varsity girls’ basketball team went 0-2 last week versus two of the most dominate northern Henlopen conference teams, Sussex Central and Caesar Rodney.

Last Friday, Jan. 28, the Indians fell to 64-39 to a deep Sussex...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Wrestlers pin down second in tourney

Slowly but surely the winter weather will thaw out, and, likewise, so has the Indian River wrestling team as they posted second in the St. Michael’s Invitational Saturday, Jan. 29.
Special to the Coastal Point • BRUCE WALLS:
Eric...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys hoops up and down

You win some, you lose some. That seems to be the story for the Indian River’s varsity boy’s basketball team this past week.

On Friday, Jan. 28, Sussex Central, the Indians big rival, came to town only to leave disappointed as senior guard...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

All-Stars get bid at nationals

The members of the Southern Delaware All-Stars Cheerleading continue to make a splash in the sport during their first months in existence.

Still in their first handful of competitions, the group of girls ages 11 to 15 took home first place...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Surfing tourney to benefit tsunami aid

The Maryland District of the Eastern Surfing Association is calling all able-bodied surfers and water enthusiasts to join in Ocean City’s 1st Frozen Surf Open Tournament to help benefit Southeast Asia’s tsunami victims.

The fund-raiser is...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Coach enjoying successful return

Steve Persolio, once again head coach for the Lady Indians (after a one-year hiatus), has been in the game for a good long time.
This is his 12th year as either an assistant or a head coach.
Persolio
Himself an Indian River...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

Weather, Cape stifle wrestlers

While Cape Henlopen proved to be a tough opponent, defeating the Indians 52-18 last Friday on Senior Night, Jack Frost appears to be Indian River’s bitter ally.

The wintry weather has forced school cancellations this week, postponing an...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls look ahead to Central clash

David beat Goliath, the colonists won the revolution, the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, the 1980 U.S.A. Olympic hockey team defeated the Russians (we beat them to the moon too), the Marlins won the 2003 World Series...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys epitomize coach's personality

Defense, hustle, positive attitude, rebounding, and more defense equal the recipe for Indian River boys’ varsity basketball head coach Pat Kelly.

“My teams will always pressure,” said Kelly. “We like to force our opponents into our tempo...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians boys notch two wins

The Indians basketball team went two for two last week, defeating Milford 60-33 on Jan. 14 and holding off Polytech for the 61-58 win on Jan. 18.
Head coach Pat Kelly credited the Indians with another solid performance.
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Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians wrestle to 1-1 at tri-meet

Indian River hosted Henlopen North wrestlers on Jan. 18, coming away from the tri-meet with a 45-27 victory over Concord and a 46-21 loss to Polytech.
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Brad Tephabock won against Polytech, wrestling 135, and...

Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians on a six-win streak

The Indians girls basketball team is on a roll, with the winningest record in the Henlopen South after a pair of victories last week.

They defeated Milford 45-36 last week (Jan. 13) and topped Polytech 33-28 on Jan. 18.

“We just...

Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 7:00pm