Wrestling


Indians place six wrestlers at Henlopen Conference tourney

Indian River High School will be sending six wrestlers to the DIAA state tournament, thanks to their efforts in last weekend’s Henlopen Conference Wrestling Championships, hosted at Sussex Central High School.

IR juniors Will Rayne, Ta’Jon...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:57am

Indian River’s Matt Zimmerman controls his opponent with a half nelson during a meet earlier this season.

IR grapplers bow out of DIAA Team Duals tourney

They’d been fighting and scrapping for the past two weeks, while battling injuries, illnesses and very good wrestling programs.

The Indian River High School wrestlers used those experiences to prepare and focus themselves on the challenge...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:45am

Ta’Jon Knight works his opponent to his back during a match earlier this season.

Knights pin down Indians in dual meet

IR loses early 21-0 advantage in rival contest

The Indian River-Sussex Central high school rivalry continued on Saturday, Feb. 2, in a matinee contest inside the Golden Knights’ gymnasium.

An injury-depleted IR had jumped out to an initial 21-0 lead, but Central recovered through the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:38am

Indian River’s Emma Barthelmeis competes against Sussex Academy earlier this season.

IR Sports Report

Boys’ Swimming  IR swimmers cruise to wins

The Indian River High School boys’ swimming team has had one impressive season so far, and this past week continued those efforts with another two wins in a sweep of a tri-meet at the Howard Ennis School...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 9:48am

IR junior Will Rayne works a takedown on his opponent from Centennial High School during their quarterfinal match at 120 pounds. Rayne would go on to win the match 14-8 to pick up his 100th career win.

Indians take fourth at Franklin tourney

Junior Will Rayne claims 100th career win, individual title

Another weekend past and another Indian River High School wrestler accomplishing an individual milestone while also bringing home a weight-class title in the process.

For IR junior Will Rayne, it was another stellar week on the mats, and...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 9:14am

Rayne named Outstanding Lightweight

The Indian River High School wrestling program turned in quite the impressive performance last weekend, Jan. 12-13, in the Dundalk “King of the Mat” Duals.

IR took the team title out of 19 teams in the tournament, posting a 41-32 win over...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:36am

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

SMS Sports Report: Selbyville wrestlers improve to 5-1 on the season

After a disappointing season-opening 58-24 loss to Postlethwait, the Selbyville Middle School wrestling team has been on fire — posting six straight wins.

Over that successful stretch, the Indians cruised to wins over Seaford (57-36),...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:24am

IR grapplers take third at Delcastle tourney

It was an impressive showing for the Indian River High School wrestling squad last weekend at the Delcastle Invitational, Jan. 4-5.

The Indians placed third out of the 21 teams in attendance, with senior Zach Schultz the lone individual...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:20am

IR’s Matt Zimmerman gets his Lake Forest opponent into a half nelson during this season’s Battle at the Beach on Thursday, Dec. 27.

Knight takes gold for IR in Battle at the Beach

Ta’Jon Knight finished off the 2018 portion his senior campaign with a strong showing at Indian River High School’s Battle at the Beach.

The 126-pounder won a gold medal for his efforts with a 3-2 decision against Middletown’s Sidney Ndi...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 11:16am

Indians battle at Beast of the East

It was the 26th annual edition of a nationally recognized wrestling showcase on the campus of the University of Delaware.

Locally, the Indian River wrestling contingent was one of 116 teams — covering 15 states — that descended upon the...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 1:08pm

Reshawn Turner went 4-1 at 152 pounds.

IR wrestling finishes third overall at Delmar Invitational

Three Indians take home individual titles

Last weekend, Indian River High School’s wrestling team competed in the Delmar Wrestling Invitational, coming third out of 11 teams. Sussex Tech won the overall team honors, with 260 points. Woodbridge...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:45am

Brock Wingate puts his opponent in a hold during a match back in January.

Indians wrestling looks to build off success of last year

Quality, experienced depth is something that the Indian River High School wrestling program and its head coach, Jeff Windish, will be relying on this upcoming season.

The Indians return seven state qualifiers from a year ago — of which...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:18am