Last year’s Indian River High School girls’ basketball team finished a respectable 12-8 on the season. Having graduated all the starters from that team, however, the Lady Indians find themselves young and inexperienced headed into the 2013 regular season.
Since 2008, Epworth United Methodist Church in Lewes has been offering local skaters a safe, free place to skateboard. This winter, however, the skate park at Epworth is taking it to the next level, demolishing the old ramps and equipment in the church parking lot and pouring concrete.
Sussex County surfers score over Thanksgiving holiday
A northeast swell had Sussex County surf lineups looking like Southern California on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving — minus the sunshine and balmy temperatures.
Just two years ago, the Indian River High School basketball team went 0-19. Last season, under then-first-year head coach Mike Fabber, they went 10-10. This season, with a new confidence and more experience for key players, the Indians have their sights set on a state championship.
Surfers, bodyboarders and skimmers are always looking to charge bigger waves, throw bigger airs and push the limits in their respective sports, in any way possible. So when local pro skimboarder Bill Baxter introduced pro surfer Colin Herlihy and pro bodyboarder Brian Stoehr to winching — a new form of towing into waves — they took off with it.
Seven points was the difference between the end of the 2013 Indian River High School football season and the team advancing to the next round of the DIAA playoffs, in their 42-35 loss against St. Georges Tech two weeks ago.
Less than 24 hours after converting a successful onside kick for the Indian River High School football team in the final minutes of their first-round playoff game, Sam Izzo racked up two goals for the Indians’ “futbol” team to propel them to a 3-0 victory against No. 1 St. Elizabeth’s and clinch the first-ever DIAA Division II state championship in soccer last Saturday night.
“Ever since I was a little kid, watching soccer, this has always been the goal,” an elated Izzo stated after the game. “Win a state championship. Do it for our high school. Do it for our boys. Do it for everybody back down south. It’s just amazing.”
Izzo got the Indians on the board first in the 16th minute by knocking in a header after junior midfielder Danny Garza’s free kick was deflected his way. Junior midfielder Luis Cruz tried to add to the lead after senior midfielder Greg Ray set him up for a bicycle kick in front of the net, but his shot ricocheted off the top crossbar.
Early in the second half, Cruz drove multiple defenders down to the end line and set up Garza with a perfectly placed pass in front of the net that he easily finished, giving IR a 2-0 lead.
Just two weeks after celebrating a third straight Henlopen South conference championship, the Indian River High School football team saw their season end sooner than they would have liked — falling to No. 1 St. Georges Tech 42-35 last Friday night.
In less than a week, Fenwick Island will host its annual Turkey Trot, offering a chance to preemptively work off that afternoon feast on the morning of Thanksgiving Day.
As temperatures in the Atlantic continue to drop, local fishermen are taking advantage of snapping stripers making their way south to their spring spawning grounds in the Delaware and Chesapeake bays.
Area skateboarders are stoked, thanks to plans to bring another skate park to the area, in Rehoboth. For parents and the increasing number of skateboarders of all ages, that’s good news.
The Indian River High School soccer team will advance to the semi-finals of the DIAA state tournament after dismantling No. 10-ranked Mt. Pleasant 8-0 last Saturday, Nov. 9.
Football is a game of inches. That has probably never been more apparent to the Indian River High School football team after they stumbled 29-27 against Sussex Central in last Friday night’s senior-night showdown.
Two Indian River High School softball players signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level last Wednesday, Nov. 13. Senior shortstop Karlie Smith signed on to play with Division I East Carolina University, and pitcher/first baseman Rachel Hudson will play at Division II Flagler College in the spring of 2015.
Hunting season is officially in full swing across Sussex County and the entire state of Delaware, and local hunters are taking full advantage.