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Lots of offensive firepower has been on display for the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team over the past four games, especially in their most recent two games, where they’ve been able to put up 15 goals in a pair of wins over Delmar and Woodbridge.

It was a ground-and-pound game plan for the Indian River High School football team on Friday, Nov. 20, as six different players scored touchdowns en route to a 43-13 beatdown of First State Military Academy Bulldogs.

With the reason winding down, and the Indian River High School field hockey team looking to improve its postseason playoff seeding, the remaining two games of the regular season are extremely important.

Fresh off just their second loss of the season and having just two matches left in their 2020 campaign, the Indian River High School girls’ volleyball team was able to brush off the ill-effects of their 3-2 setback to Cape Henlopen back on Nov. 12 with an impressive and dominating 3-0 whitew…

The annual Seaside Boat Show has become the latest major area event to fall victim of COVID-19, as its sponsor, the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club, announced Sunday, Nov. 15, that the February event will not be held in 2021.

Early on last Friday, Nov. 13, it looked as though the Indian River High School football team was poised to pull off what would have been an astonishing upset.

Following a tough three-game stretch against three perennially tough opponents — two of which are multi-time state champions — the Indian River High School field hockey team was able to get themselves back in the win column with a 1-0 victory over Laurel on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

It was a battle between two unbeaten teams, and a potential preview of the Henlopen Athletic Conference championship game — should there be one — when the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team hosted Milford last Saturday, Nov. 14.

I have written about the third shot drop multiple times. It’s like our old tennis “chip-and-charge” tactic, where we painted the sideline or opponent’s shoelaces with a spinning ball as we charged the net and then set up for a volley.

It was a new week with renewed focus, and the Indian River High School football team traveled to Polytech High School for another Friday Night Lights spectacle. The offensive production was spread all around, and the Indians defense put the clamps on the Panthers, to the tune of a 33-7 victory.

The goal-scoring barrage that the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team has been capable of since the start of the season finally came to fruition in their two most recent games, with monstrous wins over Seaford and Lake Forest.

Last week, I promised you the third shot. But this week I must salute my fellow veterans — particularly during these trying times.

It’s been a very consistent start to the 2020 season for the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team. Four games in, the Indians have four wins, and all four of those wins have come via 2-0 decisions on the pitch, including their most recent, over Caesar Rodney on Monday, Nov. 2.

Communication is key to the success of a team in any sport, but especially in a sport like volleyball, with six players on each side of the court. At times this year, the Indian River High School girls’ volleyball team has struggled with their communication, which has led to several unforced…

Juniors Emma Ruley and Brynn McCabe, along with sophomore Kinsley Hall, have led the offensive effort so far this season for the Indian River High School field hockey team as starters on the front line.

Offensively speaking, the Indian River High School football team could not have played a worse game last Friday, Oct. 30, against visiting Laurel.

OK, pickleballers — now let’s all come together and put “us” ahead of “me” or “them.”

The final score of 2-0 seems to be the way things are going for the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team this season, as all three of their games thus far have ended with that exact score.

In October of 2018, I wrote about a milestone: how this area below the Indian River in Delaware had quickly grown to offering a hundred pickleball courts. Now, two years later, it is a rarity to see tennis courts without pickleball lines. Dedicated courts are becoming more abundant.

Fresh off their first loss of the season just one day prior, the Indian River High School field hockey team had little time to dwell on that setback, as they were right back out on the field for their first home game of the season, hosting Smyrna on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

It was a long-awaited date — though an uncertain one, with all of the back-and-forth due to COVID-19 — on the calendar for the Indian River High School football team. However, Friday, Oct. 23, came for the Indians, and they made the most of their first opportunity to finally play football, t…

By all accounts, no matter who you talk to in soccer circles, the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team is loaded top to bottom this season — speed, talent and veteran leadership across the board.

With just a handful of returning starters from last year’s Henlopen Athletic Conference championship team, the Indian River High School girls’ volleyball team has its work cut out for themselves if they want to get back to the top of the conference ladder.

With just a few weeks of practice to prepare, the Indian River High School field hockey team — and many other teams across the state — got their season under way on Tuesday, Oct. 20. For the Indians, it meant a visit to Polytech High School.

With too much COVID-19 time on my hands, I started observing a spider that started its web each night, anchoring onto the nightlight just outside the door. It would build that web so that curious flying insects, like moths attracted to the light, would become ensnared in the web. Admittedly,…

Following the school record-setting season of 2019 — one in which the Indian River High School field hockey team posted a collective overall mark of 16-2 while earning a berth in the DIAA Division II state championship game — the Indians know that there is a bullseye squarely on their backs …

The new Outdoor Delaware online magazine, launched this week, is designed to be the go-to guide to enjoy and learn about animals, nature, science, adventure, conservation and many other topics. It is produced by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control.

After battling through a 2-8 campaign during the 2019 season — one in which there were injuries too numerous to list — the Indian River High School football team enters this year with a positive mindset, thanks to a strong core of talented individuals.

With a strong nucleus of running talent, the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team is geared up to make a run at yet another Henlopen Athletic Conference South Division title.

This week, I want to write about balance. You need to balance your life, because only playing pickleball can make Jack and Jill sour pickles. But that’s not this week’s tip. I’m also not going to talk about pickleball paddle balance this week, but it is very important.

The Mispillion Art League (MAL) and the Seashore Striders will hold the 3rd Annual Run for the Arts 5K/1M Run/Walk later this month, with a twist. To make sure that everyone is safe, they will be holding it as a virtual event. Participants can run/walk on the beach, on a track, on their favo…

The Indian River High School Soccer Hall of Fame committee narrowed down all the nominee submissions, and recently voted to make three individuals its inductees for the year 2020: veteran coach Neal Barch, and former players Peter Mais and Caitlin Forte.

Sometimes people ask me to write about the bigger and heavier-duty tips that they believe the top national players must pass to one another.

With practically everything being postponed, canceled, or taking place virtually this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sisters of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi knew exactly how they were going to continue their yearly tradition of participating in the Dewey Goes Pink eve…

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of the SoDel Concepts restaurant group, announced this week plans to offer a hybrid format for the 2nd Annual SoDel Cares 5K Run/Walk, now set for Nov. 7 in Rehoboth Beach. This year’s event will include both a live road race and a virtual option.

A veteran coach with 25 years of experience should help the transition for an Indian River High School girls’ volleyball team during the rebuilding of a team that won its first-ever Henlopen Athletic Conference championship a year ago.

Additional Delaware hunting seasons are open in October, including snow goose, duck, other migratory birds and deer firearm seasons. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2021, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer-hunting seasons. More …

It’s been a seesaw of emotions for student-athletes and their parents as it pertains to their fall sports seasons. A month ago, it looked as though there would be no fall sports until February or March of 2021. Then, a couple weeks later, the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DI…

With the passing of summer into fall on Tuesday, Sept. 22, it only seems right that we wrap up our Summer 2020 Lifeguard Series this week as we feature local Bethany Beach resident and 2019 Indian River High School graduate Maximus “Max” Kohr.

The beach volleyball tour continues for Dagsboro residents and sisters Raychel and Camryn Ehlers. The duo recently took third place at the USAV national qualifier event held in Ocean City, Md.

I am like a water-dowser. My Paddletek becomes a divining rod when sniffing out pickleball courts. I drove past the new public park in Millville earlier this week, and my paddle started to bend. I drove over and noticed they had broken ground and were installing the base for three dedicated …