Sports

Local youth plans 5k for Boston this Friday night

Like most people, 11-year-old Blake Hundley was upset by the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, which killed three people and injured at least 260 people, according to recent reports. But Hundley did not feel powerless to help.

IR lacrosse gets revenge on Worcester, improves to 9-2

In the rain and mud of Tuesday afternoon, Indian River High School’s lacrosse team defeated Worcester Preparatory School, 10-8, in a satisfying rematch at their home field.

Indian RIver baseball shuts out Delmar

Indian River High School’s baseball team beat Delmar, 2-0, with scores in just the first inning at Dagsboro on April 23.

Indian River golf falls to former champions

Indian River High School’s golf team knew they had a tough match ahead when the 2012 state champions, Caesar Rodney, came to town. Dreary weather didn’t help with the April 23 match, either. CR won, 164-200, as all their golfers swung under 50 strokes, and CR medalist Jerome Mangubat hit 37 on the 9-hole, par-36 course.

Delmar bests IR softball, 8-5

Indian River High School’s softball team still has a stellar 6-3 record, despite falling to the Delmar Wildcats, 8-3, on April 23.

Cape gives IR girls' soccer a close match

Working from a tied score on the Indian River High School girls’ soccer field this week, Cape Henlopen won the 3-2 game with two swift kicks in the final four minutes. In a battle for possession, IR goalie Alexandra Myers was kicked in the head. After she went down, Cape worked the ball back a few feet before shooting into the empty goal.

IR girl’s tennis breaks CR comfort zone

Indian River High School’s girls’ tennis team couldn’t quite win, but they knocked the undefeated Caesar Rodney team down a notch in the 4-1 match on April 11.

Track-and-field sails over Seaford, loses to Lake

For their final home meet, the Indian River High School track-and-field team enjoyed pleasant weather and another win on April 16.

Softball falls to Laurel, 6-2, stays confident

Hitting a ball off Laurel pitchers is easier said than done. The town that regularly sends Little League teams to the Senior League Softball World Series — the international championship for girls 16 or younger — tested Indian River High School’s team this week with some fast-pitch softball.

Dover breaks boys' tennis' winning streak

Before the Indian River High School boys’ tennis team hit the courts April 9, head coach Paris Mitchell Jr. knew the Dover match would be close. And on an 80-degree Dagsboro afternoon, he was right. The game ended in Dover’s favor, 3-2.

Indian River golf ready for action after sloppy spring weather

The Indian River High School golf team has waited with baited breath for the perfect playing conditions. Weeks of cold, rainy weather has jostled matches and practice to the point that IR was finally looking forward to their first competition on April 11 at Lake Forest, just after Coastal Point’s press deadline this week.

Victorious IR baseball send Laurel home

Indian River High School’s baseball team enjoyed a home win against Laurel this week, invoking the slaughter rule in an 11-1 win April 9. Improving their record to 2-3, every batter connected at some point in the game.

IR lacrosse ‘happy, not satisfied’ in first win

Indian River High School’s lacrosse team got a satisfying start to their varsity career with a 16-6 win over Gunston Day School from Maryland on March 27.

“Be happy — don’t be satisfied,” head coach Jim Dietsch told his players afterward. There’s still much work to put into a full four quarters.

Softball starts season on a double slaughter

Behind a freshman pitcher, Indian River High School’s softball team steamrolled the competition this week in their first two games, finishing Smyrna, 16-6, and Parkside (Md.), 23-3.

IR faced Smyrna March 27, just before spring break, and left the Eagles in the dust. With four points in the first inning, IR was ahead 9-2 by the second. They ended the game on the fifth-inning slaughter rule.

Undefeated girls’ tennis slashes the competition

Facing opponents on the tennis court, Indian River High School girls have lined ’em up and knocked ’em down. The girls’ tennis team has a comfortable start to the season, with a 3-0 record — all division wins. After trouncing Lake Forest, 4-1, and Polytech, 5-0, they slid into spring break by defeating Seaford, 5-0, on March 27.

Running for a reason: Justin’s Beach House plans 5K Run/3K Walk

Registration has begun for the annual Justin’s Beach House Memorial Day Weekend 5K Run/3K Walk. This year’s event will see a few changes, ending the race with a grand finale where the finish line will be on the Bethany Beach boardwalk.

The race takes off Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 a.m.

Flag football league returns to Ocean City

Football fans don’t have to wait for the autumn season, as the Town of Ocean City, Md., is preparing a spring flag football league for adults. The 4-versus-4 game is played Monday nights from April 15 to June 17.

“Our goal in sports is just to get people involved, get them active, get them healthy,” said Ron Strickler of Ocean City Recreation & Parks.

Dew Tour to return to Ocean City for 2013

Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, this week announced the dates and locations for the 2013 Dew Tour, including the tour’s return to Ocean City, Md. Following a successful 2012 season, they said, the Dew Tour will continue with three large-scale events.

Southern Delaware Kidney Walk set for April 14 at state park

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will hold its fifth annual Southern Delaware Kidney Walk on Sunday, April 14, at Cape Henlopen State Park (15099 Cape Henlopen Drive) in Lewes.

Sea Colony to host series of tennis tournaments this spring

Sea Colony Tennis Center, located just south of Bethany Beach, has announced it will host a trio of United States Tennis Association- (USTA-) sponsored tournaments in April and May.

Annual Beach Ride & Walk set for April 6 at Cape Henlopen park

Southern Delaware Therapeutic and Recreational Horseback Riding (SDTRHR) is preparing for its 16th Annual Beach Ride & Walk, to be held Saturday, April 6, rain or shine at Cape Henlopen State Park. The event is SDTRHR’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and is a chance to come out and enjoy a ride or walk on the beach while supporting the program.

Track-and-field off to a speedy start with six wins

Despite icy winds, the Indian River High School track-and-field team slid through the most recent bout of winter weather to defeat three of four teams at two meets.

BunnyPalooza! race and festival to run Saturday

After months of planning, the only thing left for Saturday’s Bunnypalooza! is to enjoy it.

Three local charities benefit from Sea Colony events

In the span of a week, Sea Colony hosted two annual charitable events to support three local charities: the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Delaware Chapter, Special Olympics Delaware and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.

Alumni softball game pitches good times and good memories

Indian River High School’s softball team is inviting past players to take a swing at the alumni softball game. The recreational games are open to all graduates of IRHS and are scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at the Dagsboro school.

Indian River lacrosse takes the big step to varsity

Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse players have begun their second official year as a team, and this time, it counts. After playing as a JV team in 2012, IR will send its first varsity team into the fray.

IR grad to bike cross-country to fight cancer

Though she’s only in her early 20s, Heather Whippie knows cancer can hit anyone, and it can affect everyone. So she’s trying something new to fight back. Whippie will bicycle across the U.S. in the 4K for Cancer, from Baltimore, Md., to San Francisco, Calif.

After winter of work, girls' tennis ready to play

Several days of rain pushed Indian River athletes indoors last week, but on a sunny Tuesday, the girls’ tennis team was back on the courts, playing for the final slots on this year’s roster.

IR boys' tennis shapes athleticism into tennis skills

Although they’re adjusting to the loss of several starting players, the Indian River boys’ tennis team is looking to repeat some of their many victories from 2012.

Flexibility is key for IR track-and-field

Indian River High School athletes are stretching their muscles and abilities for track-and-field, as the reincarnated team enters its fourth season in existence and second as a varsity sport.

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