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.
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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

District 3 makes good showing

Winning a World Series Championship is the ultimate goal of thousands of kids in the United States. But to win in your hometown — that would be special. The Senior League Softball World Series was held at Roxana, and this year’s host team, Laurel...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Florida takes world championship

Florida brought the Senior Softball Little League World Series Championship back to the good ol’ U.S. of A. on Aug. 13 by defeating Puerto Rico 1-0.
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Florida poses for a photo with the championship...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Skimboarders hit Dewey Beach for East Coast championship

Tropical storm Irene served up a heaping plate of great surf for the pro and amateur skimboarders at the East Coast Championships in Dewey Beach, held Aug. 13-14.
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Jason Wilson gets some hang time during...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Naturals take championship title

Long car rides can be exhausting, and a 13-hour journey to Lansing, Mich., can test even the most veteran of road warriors, but the Delaware Naturals over-55 softball team made the trip worth their while and won the Eastern United States softball...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Series not all games

A lot goes on to make sure that 150 to 160 girls and coaches have the best time they can in Delaware. But not everything can always go as planned.

A group of 29 organizers has been meeting since the Senior League World Series ended in...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

District 3 has ups, downs, in tourney

District 3 lost a game they had a chance to win. Last Sunday, Aug. 7 and day one of the Senior League Softball World Series, they lost to USA East (Punxsutawney, Penn.) 3-2.
District 3 held a 2-0 lead into the fifth inning, and that’s when...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Legion team runs into hot Steevers squad

Post 28 appeared primed and ready to challenge for the Delaware American Legion State Tournament title following consecutive slaughter victories over Delvets and Sussex West, but heavy rainfall and a top-ranked Steevers team would eventually...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indian River makes move in volleyball

Volleyball has had a slow start in Sussex County, but Indian River High School has moved the sport in the right direction by hosting its very first camp from Aug. 8-12.

The camp is designed to develop individual volleyball skills, as well...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Junior baseball team has good ride

As long as one goes forward instead of backwards, an accomplishment is achieved — and though the Lower Sussex Junior Baseball League team didn’t get to the World Series, they did improve on last year’s standing.

Lower Sussex’s...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lower Sussex takes state

“Coach [Conover] asked me if I wanted to bunt or drive it, and I told him I could hit it to the outfield,” said Lower Sussex Junior League third baseman Cory Showalter following the team’s dramatic 3-2 win over M.O.T. (Middletown-Odessa-Townsend...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local Legion stars shine

With so many players to shuffle in and out in an all-star game playing time can be scarce, so a player must make the best of their limited opportunity, and that’s precisely what Post 28’s representatives did when they traveled up to New Castle on...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

VFW comes back for 10-9 win

One would think that playing softball at 10 a.m. would be cooler than in the afternoon, but on Aug. 2, the Wells Fargo squad squared up against the Veterans of Foreign Wars 55-and-over team in steamy 90 degree and rising temperatures for an Old...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fencing comes to Bethany Beach

En Garde!
In English, that translates to “On guard” — a popular term heard in sword fights and duels in the movies. In the sport of fencing, however, it is the position that the fencers are to be in when they are ready to begin fencing....

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Sharks attacks opponents in second year

In only two years of existence, the Sea Colony Sharks swim team placed 11th overall and first in their division in the Delmarva Swimming Championship, at the Mid-Shore YMCA in Salisbury, Md. on July 30.

Last year they finished in 17th...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

A player of all seasons

Whether it is summer, fall, winter or spring one thing is for sure. Colin Warner will be playing baseball.
“I could always play baseball,” Warner said.
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Colin Warner.
Warner went to the Pyle...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

More Old Tymers take to field

On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act and on Aug. 1, 2005, many local retirees born in 1935 or before will participate in a 70-or-older softball league at the Dagsoboro Church of God on Route 113 in...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Warriors hot as regular season comes to close

Legion ball is heating up going down the stretch in Sussex County, and Post 28 and their legion of hot bats are the cause of it. The Warriors won three more games in two days, to improve their record to 19-8 and win their last five outings.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Competing teams, final details for World Series being finalized

Most of the logistics of Senior League Softball World Series have been figured out. All that is left is to determine which teams will be playing at the championship event.

“Right now it looks like we know Puerto Rico and Poland are coming...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Junior League All-Stars win district

Lower Sussex did it again and repeated to win the District III Junior League All-Star championship for the second straight year by defeating Laurel 9-4 on July 17.
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The hands have to be perfect, just ask...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local skimboarder to star in TV series

Professional skimboarder Bill Baxter of Bethany Surf Shop will begin a new weekly skimboarding series on July 22, airing on local access television channels. It will be seen every Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Warriors wallop opponents heading into playoffs

The East Sussex Warriors rounded third so many times against RC Dupont on July 16 that apparently it sparked the Post 28 team to turn the corner going into the playoffs.
After falling to first-place Steevers 11-5 on July 14, Post 28...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Softball All-Stars strike out

Building anything takes time. Houses, financial portfolios, classic hotrods and even sports teams take time to build — and in the case of Lower Sussex’s Senior League Softball All-Stars, they have a pretty good start for the future.


Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lower Sussex blanks Millsboro in run to finals

Lower Sussex’s Junior League Baseball All-Stars shut out cross-town rival Millsboro 8-0 on July 11, kicking off their quest to repeat as District III champions.

Head Coach Craig Conover’s Lower Sussex All-Star team hails mostly from...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Warriors hitters struggle, eke out victory

The Post 28 Warriors gained three much-needed victories this week, in the wake of a loss to Post 8 Steevers 3-0 on July 7.
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Kevin Van Vorst slides into second base.
Two of those...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lower Sussex slips past Lewes

Little League is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to learn and enjoy the game they love to play. And at the Pat Knight Invitational All-Star tournament, that’s precisely the environment that they experience.

Lower Sussex’s 11- and...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Warriors draw out week with 2-2 record

The Post 28 Warriors won two of four games this past Independence Day week, keeping them four games above .500, with a 10-6 record, at the halfway mark of the season.
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Colin Warner earns his...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

All-Stars pull out tourney-opening win

Up and down, back and forth went the Lower Sussex Major League “Monkeys” All-Stars against Woodbridge in a 9-7 winning effort on July 5.
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Chelsea Rogers motors home to score one of two runs...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRHS athletes put in some summer sweat

A little blood, sweat and tears never hurt anybody. Add some cold steel to the equation, and you have a prepared and able athlete ready to compete in the fall.

Indian River’s two-a-day summer conditioning program for its football team...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Post 28 goes to 6-4 after splitting with Delvets

The Post 28 Legion Warriors cut down Dover Post 2 on June 23, and Delvets in one of two games of a June 25 doubleheader, to improve their record to 6-4 on the season.

Pitcher James Davis secured his second victory of the season by pitching...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Camp kicks off summer soccer

Lower Sussex County’s River Soccer Club kicked off its summer activity with Kindergarten Camp (ages 5-7) and Youth Camp (8-14) on June 27. The camps were set to run until July 1.
The youth group meets daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Sussex makes good showing

Seaford’s Big League all-star team down-right stole the first game of a double-header June 26, defeating Lower Sussex 9-7. But Sussex’s Big League finest made sure that they sealed the deal to win the second game 6-4. Lower Sussex leads the...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Girls looking good for future championship

The Little League Lower Sussex 9-10 softball All-Stars proved when they played on June 28 they will be serious contenders for the championship in the future.

The Lower Sussex softball All-Stars won four out of five games to earn their way...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Women's sufing rides into local break

In 1977, very few women were surfing, according to Eastern Surfing Association competitor and local surf artist Bonnie Preziosi. But today there are enough women to warrant women-only contests.
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Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Post 28 rallies back from losses

Sometimes when you’re down, it’s easy to stay down. But in the case of the Post 28 Warriors baseball team, they fought right through a couple of tough losses and gained a couple of big wins.
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D.J. Clark...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Kiteboarding takes off

There are some days when the surfing conditions are less than ideal, such as when a nor’easter hits Delmarva’s shores and the waves are too rough to ride.

But a sport called kiteboarding has evolved from windsurfing, wakeboarding and...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Veterans aim for Oymplic triumph

Delaware’s war veterans aren’t getting older, they’re getting better — especially the group of 70- to 74-year-old veterans who competed in the National Senior Olympic Championship Games at the University of Pittsburg from June 3 to June 18.


Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Umpire shortage leaves players waiting on deck

Despite the rise in the popularity of other sports, such as soccer and lacrosse, more than 500 enthusiastic young baseball and softball players continue to come from around southern Sussex County to play for the 43 teams in the Lower Sussex...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Surfers compete in Ocean City tourney

The Surfrider Foundation sponsored the fifth annual Surfrider Longboard Team Challenge at the Castle in the Sand in Ocean City on June 11.
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Team Ashton celebrates their win at the Surfrider Longboard Team...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRHS student-athletes reaching heights

Indian River High School students have proved that they can and will continue to be successful in athletics, but it’s their achievements and dedication to academics that sets them apart from other Delaware schools.

Last year, Indian River...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Trout lands at Cripple Creek

Like all the business people in the area, Brian Trout is preparing for the busy season. Trout is the head pro at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club and has been on the job a little more than two months.

He officially started April 1,...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Book shines light on landmarks

Bob Trapani Jr., the executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation and former resident of Lewes, had a book released recently, called “Lighthouses of New Jersey and Delaware — History, Mystery, Legends & Lore,” containing pictures...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians look to ride Riley's arm

Good pitching almost always beats good hitting. And that boded well for the Indian River varsity softball team as they headed into their first playoff game of the season, against Concord on May 25.
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians show progress on courts

A second-round knockout is usually bad, but for Indian River’s varsity tennis team — it’s a good thing.

Three of the four teams the Indians sent to the state tournament on May 21 played well enough to make it into the second round, which...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Golf team opens eyes

When the season started, no one expected them to succeed, except perhaps the players themselves.

Nonetheless, as the season drew to a close, the Indian River golf team proved good enough to almost upset the No. 2 team in the state when...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local golfers help Tech

Sussex Tech’s undefeated golf team has a trio of captains to lead them. All three are from the Frankford/Ocean View area.
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Jesse Kitchen, Willie Thomas and Jason Rickards head the Sussex Tech golf team....

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians battle weather and opponents

It’s hard to say who is going to be the Indian River varsity baseball team’s first opponent going into the playoffs: Newark or the rain.

The Indians had the wool pulled over their eyes when the playoff brackets were made. The powers-that-...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm