At least 10 Indian River High School seniors are preparing to continue sports in college, and some are getting scholarships in return.
Indian River’s 10-5 girls’ soccer team hit the road Wednesday night, after Coastal Point’s press deadline, to face Caravel Academy in the first round of state tournament.
The Indian River High School girls’ soccer team enjoyed a 6-0 win over Sussex Central on May 14, thanks to an early lead.
Indian River High School’s baseball team ended their season May 14 with the most storied situation: bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
Indian River High School’s lacrosse team lost their early foothold against Delmar on May 7, but their 15-6 loss was an improvement on their 16-2 loss earlier this season.
Indian River High School this week became only the second school to defeat Polytech in girls’ soccer, on a score of 3-2, and the first to do it on the Panthers’ home turf.
Despite Tuesday’s blustery weather, on May 7 the Indian River High School track-and-field team saw many familiar faces at Sussex Tech’s hyper-local tri-meet, also featuring IR and Sussex Central.
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.
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 High School’s baseball team beat Delmar, 2-0, with scores in just the first inning at Dagsboro on April 23.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For their final home meet, the Indian River High School track-and-field team enjoyed pleasant weather and another win on April 16.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
After months of planning, the only thing left for Saturday’s Bunnypalooza! is to enjoy it.