Boys’ Basketball

Le’Anya Garrison goes for two in Indian River’s win against Early College High School on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Indians continue growth on the hardwoods, despite losses

The main goal of a new coach each season is to help their team improve each day out, while helping them also get better as individual players, no matter what the sport. Unless a coach is fortunate enough to inherit a program that is flooded with...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:29pm

The Indian River boys basketball team dropped a 91-62 decision to Laurel on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Indians’ seniors were recognized during pre-game ceremonies for the annual Senior Night. Pictured is IR’s Carson Barnes during a game against Sussex Academy on Thursday, Feb. 6. The Indians defeated the Seahawks, 67-28, that night with Barnes scoring eight points. Junior Gage Spinks led all scorers in the game with 16.

Indians boys' basketball honors seniors

The Indian River boys' basketball team dropped a 91-62 decision to Laurel on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Indians’ seniors were recognized during pre-game ceremonies for the annual Senior Night. Pictured is IR’s Carson Barnes during a game against...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 3:01pm

IR's Lauren Meehan goes up for a layup against Sussex Academy's Rylee Pettyjohn.

Clean sweep on the hardwoods

Indians trio of hoops squads all pick up wins

It was a day and night of hoops on Tuesday, Jan. 28, for the three Indian River High School basketball teams. The squads each picked up a win in their games.

The Unified team got things going with a 32-30 win over Milford in the afternoon...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:43am

Indian River’s Jamie Burns looks to pass against Seaford during last week’s game.

IR Sports Report

Indian River girls pick up another victory

The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team picked up their third win of the season, and second in three games, with a 31-28 victory over visiting Laurel on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Junior Lauren Meehan led the Indians with 13 points,...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:47pm

First half-deficit spells fate for Indians

Since the opening tip of the first game of the year, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team has found itself playing from behind in most of their games. Such is often the case with a young, inexperienced team looking to find an...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:08pm

IR’s Mason Miccizhe goes up strong during a game last year.

Indians continue making progress on the hardwoods

It has been a learning experience on the fly for the young Indian River High School boys’ basketball team. A trial-by-fire, so to speak, but they are starting to make some great progress since the start of practices two months ago.


Friday, January 3, 2020 - 9:35am

Indian River’s Gabe Mouynivong and Clara Shepherd play some defense during a Unified hoops game last year.

IR’s Unified hoops team gearing up for new season

After an inaugural season that saw them reach the DIAA state playoffs semifinal round, the Indian River High School Unified basketball team is gearing up for their second season on the hardwoods with some new faces joining the squad.


Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:51am

Early-season struggles continue for Indians on the hardwood

The youth and inexperience have certainly taken their toll early on through the first five games of the season for the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team. Their most recent setback — let’s call it a learning experience — came on...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:08pm

Indians struggling early with finding identity, jam-packed schedule

The gauntlet of their early-season schedule has left the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team trying to find an identity, while also working to grow in new head coach Devin Mann’s program with virtually an entirely new roster of players...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:28pm

Indian River looks to find some of the talent lost from departing seniors like Jamier Felton, above. Here, Felton scores his 1,000th career point last season.

IR’s hardwood hopes rest with young, inexperienced roster

With a roster that features a slew of youth and inexperience, coupled with a first-time head coach, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team will need to learn to crawl before they can run during the early parts of their 2019-2020...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:32pm

Special Olympics basketball state tournament tips off March 30 at UD

Special Olympics Delaware’s annual State Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday, March 30 at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, with games scheduled throughout the day, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the main arena and both auxiliary gymnasiums...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:31am

IR freshman Gabe Mouynivong goes up for the opening jump ball during the Indians’ game against Cape Henlopen on Thursday, Jan. 24. IR won the game 19-14 for the program’s first win in just their second game.

Indians fall to unbeaten CR in Unified semifinals, 31-11

It was a magical ride in their inaugural season of competition for Indian River High School’s Unified basketball team — a ride that took them all the way to the DIAA state playoffs.

Unfortunately, that magic ran out against a very tough,...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:08pm

IRHS varsity boys’ basketball head coach B.J. Joseph is retiring after four years with the IR boys. Joseph has spent the last 27 years coaching basektball. Here, current and former students and players gather to wish him well in his retirement.

Joseph retires after four years with IR boys’ basketball

Sometimes people just know when it’s the right time to walk away.

That is how Indian River High School boys’ basketball coach B.J. Joseph felt after 27 years on the hardwoods, with the last 22 being the general of teams at Laurel, Milford...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:10am

Jamier Felton was named to play in the 2019 Blue-Gold All-Star Game on Saturday, March 16.

Felton, Jordan named to Blue-Gold teams

Indian River High School seniors Jamier Felton and Julia Jordan were recently named to play in the 2019 Blue-Gold All-Star Game, which will take place at the 76ers Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 16. Around 30 of the state’s top male and female...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:06am

Antonio Jones goes up high for two against a Milford defender on Tuesday, Feb. 12

IR boys end disappointing basketball season with pair of wins

Upset over Milford in finale shows what could’ve been

By Jason Feather

Staff Reporter


The 2018-2019 Indian River High School boys’ basketball season can by summarized with many words, but one of them would be “disappointing.”

In a season that started with so much...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:58am

Micayla Meehan grabs a pass during a game earlier this season.

Indians win second straight

Jordan scores team-high 11 to lead IR over Delmar

The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team has become quite the cohesive unit during the second half of the 2018-2019 campaign. Since the holiday break, the Indians are playing above .500.

That impressive play has them in prime...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:23am

IR boys split week on the hardwoods

Seniors Jamier Felton and Michael Meehan led the way for the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team in a 61-53 win over Laurel on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Felton scored a game-high 25 points, including a pair of three-pointers, while...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 9:09am

IR’s Knight picks up career win No. 100

Scoring 1,000 points in basketball. Pitching a no-hitter. Winning 100 career matches in wrestling.

Personal milestones in scholastic sports are often an indication of hard work and dedication to the athlete’s craft, and Indian River’s Ta’...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:39am

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

Indians cough up early lead in loss to Central

Basketball sometimes comes down to a game of runs and who can weather the storm when the emotions of the game rise like the flood waters.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team opened the first quarter of...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:21am

Indian River hosted a Unified Basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Milford traveled to IR for its first ever Unified Basketball game. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools uses sports as a way to build inclusion and tolerance in schools.

IR’s Unified Basketball program tips off

Unified Basketball program at Indian River High School took center court on Tuesday, Jan. 8, as the Indians hosted Milford in their first-ever Unified game on the hardwoods.

Unified Sports — and more specifically basketball — is an...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:25pm

MIchael Meehan goes for the easy lay in.

Indians struggle to find consistency, competitive drive

It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions the past couple of weeks for the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team.

Coming off the high of senior Jamier Felton’s 1,000th career-point accomplishment at the Governor’s Challenge, and then...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:16pm

Jamier Felton drives toward the basket in a game earlier this year. Felton hit 1,000 career points scored in a game on Dec. 27.

IR’s Felton scores 1,000th career point at Governor’s Challenge


It is an accomplishment many high school athletes on the hardwoods hope to one day achieve: scoring 1,000 career points. Indian River High School’s Jamier Felton did just that, and in a nationally-recognized tournament.


Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 10:55am

IRHS boys find themselves in a rut

The Indian River High School boys’ basketball team has been in a bit of a tailspin the past couple weeks, having lost three straight heading into the 38th Annual Governor’s Challenge, which is the largest holiday basketball tournament in the...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 1:15pm

IR wrestlers cruise to wins over Laurel, Hodgson

Anytime there’s a long bus ride north, making the return trip should be more enjoyable. The Indian River High School wrestling team clearly doesn’t view its northward treks as anything but business trips, and they are taking the ride to work....

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:17pm

The Indians struggle to reach the basket as the Blue Jays intercept. Indian River lost to Seaford in overtime, 50-46.

Indians fall in OT to Blue Jays

Through the first three games of the season, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team was cruising right along with relatively ease, picking up wins in all three games.

But on Tuesday night, Dec. 11, was something they had yet to...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:42am

Jamier Felton gets the ball in IR’s matchup vs. Worcester Prep in the Indians Tip-Off Classic last weekend.

Felton, Indians rolling out of the gates

Let’s play some “Jeopardy.” Here are your clues:

• He’s been a four-year basketball starter.

• He’s been named to the first-team Henlopen All-Conference.

• He was also named as an honorable-mention for the All-State Division...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:12pm