Both boys and girls swam for Indian River High School, at state championships held Feb. 27 to March 2, capping the winter season.
The Harlem Globetrotters are swinging into Salisbury, Md., this week, and the details of their game will depend on the fans. Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Md., will host the 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
With only nine players and no JV team, Indian River High School’s girls’ basketball team may have seemed the very definition of underdog. But for the fourth year in a row, the Indians are going to the state playoffs.
Writers generally use words to make a point. But, for once, the numbers alone can tell the tale of what kind of season the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team had. This year, the Indians finished with a 10-10 record — an even record, but winning more than they have in the past three years.
The mats are being rolled away as the Indian River High School wrestling season comes to a close. Their 5-9 team record doesn’t include the footnote that IR sent the entire team, plus several individuals, to the state tournament.
Twin siblings often have a special bond, but sisters Keeonya and Keiosha Shelton did something truly magical when both scored their 1,000th career-point at the girls’ basketball game on Feb. 15. They made athletic history — just like their mother, Sabrina Shelton, did many years ago at Indian River High School.
Indian River High School was meant to smash records this week. The IR boys’ basketball team hit the road Feb. 19 to avenge their two-point loss to Seaford earlier this season. They came back with a vengeance and a mission, eventually winning 101-86.
River Soccer Club is hosting a night of dinner, dancing and fun on Saturday, Feb. 23, to benefit its youth soccer programs.
The first annual River Soccer Club Social is open to guests 21 or older because adult beverages will be served, including beer and wine. Mio Fratello restaurant will cater dinner, with a menu including ziti, meatballs, bruschetta and vegetables.
The auxiliary gym at Indian River High School has been a little bit quieter than usual this week, with only the school’s top wrestlers preparing for the state individual championships Feb. 22 and 23.
Kids with a little cabin fever can start planning for spring as River Soccer Club begins registration for outdoor soccer this week. Boys and girls ages 4 to 15 can join recreational co-ed teams, which play on Saturdays for an eight-week season, beginning April 13.
Selbyville Middle School’s boys’ basketball team got to play in the big league for a day, joining Indian River High School for a Sussex Central showdown on Jan. 31. In a display of present and future IR talent, IR varsity and JV hosted Central, while SMS faced Georgetown Middle School.
Just days away from the end of their regular season, Indian River High School wrestlers may get a chance to catch their breath, at least until conference tournaments begin. And they’ll need it. In one busy week, they’ll have wrestled six teams, including three in one day.
Marquel Knight has officially closed his football career at Indian River High School by opening a new chapter, at Delaware State University. Surrounded by family, coaches and teammates in the IR library Feb. 13, Knight signed a letter of intent to join the DSU Hornets in the fall of 2013.
When the Indian River girls’ basketball team hit the road to Delmar on Jan. 29, they faced serious competition. Not only was Delmar preparing for a grudge match — having lost three weeks earlier at IR, 70-44 — but their star player was aiming to break a 1,000-career-point record.
The Indians weren’t upset because they lost to Delmar on Jan. 29. They were upset because they didn’t feel they really got to play, eventually falling on their own turf, 62-74.
The Indian River boys’ soccer team won second place in the 2012 state tournament — an all-time high for the team — and now head coach Steve Kilby has earned official recognition from his peers, being named Coach of the Year by Delaware High School Boys Soccer Coaches Association.
The Indian River High School boys’ basketball team is all about going faster this year — faster than the other team, faster even than the ball they’re carrying.
In the new year, swim teams have set their sights on state finals, but the flu is slowing their strokes. The Indian River High School girls and boys felt the side-effects when they lost to Cape Henlopen on Jan. 14 and put up only half a team against Stephen Decatur on Jan. 8. Seaford suffered more, barely filling the lanes when IR won against them Jan. 10.
The Indian River High School girls’ team kept their heads up on the basketball court on Jan. 15. They had to: the Polytech Panthers were a head taller than most of the Indians.
This weekend, improving those golf skills could help someone improve their life. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is hosting the Winter Golf Clinic for men, women and juniors on Saturday, Jan. 12. Several PGA professionals from local golf courses will provide small-group instruction, with focus on full-swing shots, chipping, putting and how to improve at home.
If high-school athletes fantasize about playing in a pro stadium, then Marquel Knight is living the dream. After dominating on the Indian River High School football field, the senior will play at Raymond James Stadium, home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Todd Smallwood has always pushed himself physically, but now he’s running the distance — 100 miles, to be precise — for a friend. When he learned that Mark Habicht had been diagnosed with the fatal ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Smallwood’s view changed from the finish line to the lifeline.
Just ask the fans: Indian River High School boys’ basketball has rebounded from several tough years on the court. Defeating Delmar on Jan. 8, they improved to a record of 5-3, now boasting more wins in this season than in each of the last three years.
Golfers must have 25 years of experience to be nominated for the Eastern Shore Golf Hall of Fame, so it’s no surprise that two local inductees lead such varied lives. One thing is certain: Sandra “Sandy” Bunting and Arthur “Art” Whaley have a deep connection with the sport on the Eastern Shore.
The Indian River High School boys’ basketball team ended 2012 on a high note: two wins, a 4-3 record and a week of winter vacation.
Indian River High School’s wrestlers got a satisfying start to the season when they topped Delmar, 51-28, on Dec. 19, especially after losing by two points last year. Beating a division team in their first dual meet was a highlight to Teacher Appreciation and Alumni Night.
The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team sauntered into winter break with a fine win over Dover on Dec. 20.
The Indian River High School boys’ basketball team might have lost, 70-42, to the tall Wilmington Friends School team on Dec. 20, but their classmates were behind them all the way.
The Executive Committee of the Little League International Board of Directors this week approved relocating the Big League Softball World Series tournament to Sussex County.
Last weekend, 27 teams brought everything to the mat at Indian River’s annual wrestling tournament, the Battle at the Beach. With 44 overall points, IR and Milford tied, ranking18th of 27 teams, equaling IR’s percentage rank of 10th place of 15 teams at the Milford Invitational the prior weekend.