Sports

One of Col. D. Lyle Hohnstine’s daughters and a tournament organizer Ashley Reimer appears here with her children Mackenzie and Axel Reimer during the 10th Annual Salute to Heroes golf tournament held at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course last Friday.

Golf tournament offers support, Salute to Heroes

The 10th Annual Salute to Heroes Open Golf Tournament was held last Friday, June 8, at the Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course in Ocean View.

The tournament, which was originally started to honor Col. D. Lyle Hohnstine of the U.S. Army, had a name...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:10pm

The Red Sox Little League team poses for a photo with William Reber, who is fighting cancer.

Little League teams offer ‘best day of my life’ to young cancer patient

Cancer is rough. Plain and simple.

It doesn’t matter what type it is, and everyone knows someone who has fought the disease. Some have lost their fight, others continue to fight every day, and then there are those that have beaten it....

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:08pm

Sammi Whelen smiles while running up the field during Indian River’s 0-4 loss to Delaware Military Academy on Thursday, May 30.

Indians’ soccer knocked out of playoffs by champs DMA

The Indian River High School girls’ soccer team certainly earned everything they got this season.

They earned their Henlopen Conference South Division title. They earned their spot in the Henlopen Conference championship game against...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:54pm

Zoe Howard (USA) watches as her two-hand return shot heads back toward her opponent  their opening qualifying match in the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Tennis Open at Sea Colony on Monday morning.

International pro tennis in the spotlight at Sea Colony

Wet weather forced the postponement of the opening day of action in the 8th Annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony Tennis. The tournament is a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit clay-court event.

Thanks to the yeoman efforts of the Sea...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:51pm

Scott Hitchens drives the Matt Smith-owned No. 97 car during races held at the Georgetown Speedway on Friday, June 1.

Pennsylvania drivers dominate Georgetown Speedway races

A near-capacity crowd at Georgetown Speedway last Friday night saw what they came for: a great night of racing under the lights at the historic high-banked half-mile clay oval in Georgetown.

Six classes competed that night, with Oley, Pa.’...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:49pm

IRSD volleyball coaches aim to build through summer camp

Passion is defined as a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object or concept.

The Indian River School District — and, more specifically, Selbyville Middle School — has two people that have an unrivaled passion for...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:45pm

Indian River freshman Izzy Binko (center) drives up the field during a game earlier this season against Sussex Academy. Binko scored the game-winning goal for the Indians in their 2-1 quarterfinal win over Caravel Academy in the DIAA state playoffs last week.

Indians advance in DIAA state playoffs

Girls’ soccer takes down Mt. Pleasant, Caravel

The Indian River High School girls’ soccer team had little time to dwell on their disappointing Henlopen Conference Championship loss to Caesar Rodney on May 17. That was because 48 hours later they were back on the field, opening their DIAA...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:56pm

Indian River pitcher J.J. Killen sends one to homeplate during IR’s 7-4 loss to the Dover Senators on Thursday, May 24.

Henlopen South champs knocked out of state championship tournament

The Indian River High School baseball squad had been rolling over the past two or three weeks, clinching the Henlopen Conference South Division championship and earning a berth in the DIAA state championship tournament.

In only their...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:52pm

Pickleball Points: It’s all about the racket sports

Late in the 1950s, a tennis program was started in Salisbury, Md., and it was led by the black sheep of tennis, Bill Riordan.

I say “black sheep” because the traditional tennis world later looked down on him for his various non-traditional...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:50pm

ESA Delmarva announces winners in first of Summer Surf Series

The Delmarva District of the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) held the first contest of its 2018 Summer Surf Series on Sunday, May 27, on 30th Street in Ocean City, Md. More than 40 competitors ages 8 to 58 braved the Memorial Day weekend crowds...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:49pm

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament set for June 23-24

The 4th Annual Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament is right around the corner — scheduled to take place the weekend of June 23-24.

Hosted by the Indian River Marina and Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva Inc., the annual event is one...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:40pm

June 8 golf tournament to benefit military families group

It’s time to tee it up, and take that best shot — all while helping a good cause.

The 2018 Salute to Heroes Open Golf Tournament will be held next Friday, June 8, at Bear Trap Dunes golf course in Ocean View. The event will benefit...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:59pm

Sea Colony set to welcome pro women tennis players

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means the unofficial start to the summer season. With the warmer weather, more outdoor activities are beginning to take place — especially if Mother Nature could possibly keep the rain under control. One of the...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:04pm

Abigail O’Shields sends a pitch to homeplate in IR’s 4-1 loss to Lake Forest on Monday, May 21.

Indians softball stymied by Spartans

Timely hitting. It’s the key to a team potentially winning or losing a game. Unfortunately for the Indian River High School softball team, their guests were able to get the timely hits this week, and they were not.

Stymied all game by Lake...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:40pm

Bailey Willey throws a pitch during Indian River’s 10-0 mercy-rule win over First State Military Academy on Tuesday, May 22.

Indians baseball turns around for mercy-rule shutout

There was a point a few weeks back when Indian River High School baseball skipper Derek “D.J.” Long was not happy with his team’s attitude, approach and interest level in a game against Delmarva Christian High School. However, a team meeting...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:38pm

Indian River Senior Sammi Whelen takes control of the ball during IR’s game against Sussex Academy last week.

Indians top Mt. Pleasant in state playoff game

High school girls’ soccer
Indian River 2, Mt. Pleasant 0

Izzy Binko scored both goals for the Indians in their DIAA Division II state playoffs opener last Saturday against the Green Knights.

Binko was able to find the back of...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:36pm

Summer surf season kicking off this weekend

The Delmarva District of the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) has announced the dates for its 2018 Summer Surf Series, with their first contest being held this Saturday, May 26, on 30th Street in Ocean City, Md. The contest will start at 8 a.m...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:33pm

Pickleball Points: The talented Mr. and Mrs. Pickleball

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and I, for one, salute every current and past service member, and express devout appreciation to those who gave their lives. I thank them for allowing us to live in a society where we can freely follow our dreams and...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:32pm

JMC PTO to host My School Color Run

The John M. Clayton Elementary School PTO will host their first-ever My School Color Run 5K Trail Run & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 5, at the Indian River High School cross-country trail on Armory Road in Dagsboro from 8 to 11 a.m. The...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:57pm

Indian River’s Jacob Anderson hit two home runs in Tuesday’s game against Caesar Rodney.

Indians baseball takes South with 20-5 win over Caesar Rodney

The old adage in baseball is that hitting is contagious. Such was the case in Tuesday’s Henlopen Conference South Division contest between Indian River High School and visiting Caesar Rodney.

The hitting was so contagious, someone should...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:02pm

Indian River’s softball squad joins hands before the game, knowing the South Division title was on the line.

Indians softball locks up Henlopen South with win over Riders

If you did the math beforehand, you kind of had a feeling about the significance of Tuesday’s Henlopen Conference South Division contest between the softball teams of Caesar Rodney and Indian River high schools.

Coming into the game, the...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Selbyville Middle School Indians’ girls’ soccer team gathers in front the net.

SMS soccer team marks third undefeated season

In middle-school sports, players and teams are often just trying to learn the game and prepare themselves for their future days at the high-school level.

The Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team is certainly the exception to that...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:57am

The Selbyville Middle School track team poses for a photo.

SMS track teams pull together for district championship

Selfless. Motivated. Successful.

Three words that can often describe the student-athletes at Selbyville Middle School, which, coincidentally, is known as SMS.

The school’s boys’ and girls’ track teams each recently won their...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:56am

Indian River’s Isabella Binko scores a goal in the second half of Tuesday’s 5-1 girls’ soccer win over Sussex Academy.

Sports Report — May 18, 2018

The Indian River High School golf team has had a successful season when it is taken in its entirety.

Tuesday afternoon at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club, the Indians added to their winning ways with a 191-273 decision over Seaford...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:52am

Lasaundra Dorsey of Hagerstown, Md., was among the participants in the Spring Pickleball Tournament at Northside Park in Ocean City, Md.

Pickleball Points: Delaware pickleball and the Delaware Brigade of Long Island

Gen. George Washington and his army — yes, this is the pickleball article — were almost captured in New York by the British, then the strongest army in the world. It was August 1776 at the Battle of Long Island, and Washington’s army was saved by...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:47am

Annual 5K, 2-miler to benefit Justin’s Beach House

The 2018 Justin’s Beach House Memorial Day Weekend 5K Run & 2-Mile Walk is right around the corner. Scheduled for Saturday, May 26, beginning at 7:15 a.m. in Bethany Beach, the event is held annually to help provide families with cancer a...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:46am

Junior pitcher Abby O’Shields gets ready to fire the ball during Tuesday’s game against Milford.

O'Shields, Indians dominate defending state champs

When a pitcher can get early run support, it makes life so much easier in the circle.

Such was the case on Tuesday afternoon, May 8, for Indian River High School junior Abby O’Shields. The southpaw tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:54pm

Above: An Indian fights for possession of the ball against Christiana defenders.

Sports Report — May 11, 2018

High school girls’ lacrosse
Indian River 18, Christiana 0

It was a total team effort for the Indians as 15 different players scored in Monday’s non-conference meeting with Christiana en route to an 18-0 win.

Kealey Allison,...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:49pm

The IRHS Hall of Fame recently inducted four new members — Michelle Giorgilli, Colleen Carrol Davis, Morgan Warrington and Nick Slonin..

Giorgilli, Davis, Warrington and Slonin added to Soccer Hall of Fame

The Indian River High School Soccer Hall of Fame was established in February of 2017. The idea came about as a way to recognize the many contributors to IRHS soccer, which includes players, coaches and other contributors to the program’s success...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:43pm

Local surfers compete in regional surfing championships

More than 20 area surfers competed in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships over the weekend, at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C. They were joined by competitors from Virginia Beach, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:41pm

Patrick Gogerty helped improve IRHS Golf Team’s record to 7–4 with a win over Delmar.

Indians see victory over Wildcats on the links

Indian River High School’s golf team improved to 7-4 on the season with Tuesday’s 191-215 win over visiting Delmar at Cripple Creek Country Club.

Fighting chilly winds off of the bay, senior Mikaela Brosnahan led the Indians on May 8 with...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:28pm

Indian River High School seniors Michael Corcoran and Helen Davis made their choices official last Thursday for where they will be moving on to in the fall.

Davis, Corcoran make their college choices

Signing day for student-athletes is always a special time, and last Thursday, May 3, was no different for a pair of Indian River High School seniors, Helen Davis and Michael Corcoran. Surrounded by family, friends and coaches, the duo each made...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 2:03pm

The Indians’ J.J. Killen takes a homerun swing in the second inning.

Indians’ baseball drops a loss to DCHS

Early on Tuesday, May 1, it looked as though the Indian River High School baseball team was going to right the ship of what had been plaguing them the past two games.

However, an inability to eliminate mistakes, walks and a lack of...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:02pm

Sammi Whelen drives the ball up the field in Indian River’s win over Sussex Tech on Tuesday, May 1.

Indians top Tech in girls’ soccer

Well, when you’re hot, you’re hot!

Such is the case for the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team right now, as on Tuesday night the squad posted their fifth straight win with a convincing 3-0 decision against rival Sussex Tech at...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Former Indian River High School baseball coach Howard Smack leads the boys during an indoor practice in 2010.

Former IRHS teacher, coach receives kidney donation

There are more than 200,000 cases of kidney disease each year in the United States, according to medical professionals. Many times, those affected can live their lives with treatments and a change in lifestyle. However, there are those that have...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:55pm

One of the Indians prepares to send a volley back over the net in IR’s win over Lake Forest on Monday, April 30.

Indians tennis teams cruise by Lake Forest

Each of Indian River High School’s tennis teams, both boys and girls, earned 4-1 wins Monday, April 30, over Lake Forest in a home match.

It was the IR boys’ third straight win, but that leaves them with a 3-8 overall record with two-...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:53pm

Sports Report — May 04, 2018

High school golf
Polytech 175, Indian River 189

The Indian River High School Indians dropped their second straight golf match Monday afternoon — this time against the Panthers. It was Polytech’s seventh straight win.

Patrick...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:50pm

Steve Costa addresses about 30 pickleballers at Fairway Village.

Pickleball Points: Spring and Coastal Delaware Pickleball

The Ocean View Crew pickleball team recently competed in the first match of the Delmarva Team Pickleball League 2018 season, losing only by one game to a strong team from Georgetown, and the Crew edged out the Ocean Pines team from Maryland....

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:45pm

Little League seeking some volunteer help

Every good organization needs its fair share of volunteers to make everything work like a well-oiled machine. Lower Sussex Little League is certainly no exception, and right now they are hoping for a few good souls to step up and help out.

...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:42pm

SUPers paddle during a past Paddle Second Chance.

Paddle Second Chance to raise funds June 23 to support veterans

A day of fun-raising is planned at the annual Paddle Second Chance (PSC) on June 23 at Holt’s Landing State Park near Millville. Now in its seventh year, PSC is the largest stand-up paddle (SUP) and kayak race in the Delmarva region.

In...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:34pm

Isabella Binko, above, drives past a Cape defender in IR’s come-from-behind win on Tuesday, April 24.

Indians come from behind to top Cape in girls’ soccer

 

This season has seen its fair share of ups and downs for the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team. Tuesday afternoon’s contest with visiting Cape Henlopen was a case in point.

The Indians came from behind to score four...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:55pm

Bicyclists cross the Little Assawoman causeway in Fenwick Island back in 2013.

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour to pedal through area this weekend

The 29th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour will take place this Saturday, April 28, and motorists are being advised to plan for road closures and delays for their commutes.

Sponsored by NV/Ryan Homes and organized by the Bethany-Fenwick Area...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:33pm

Pickleball Points: RIP Harvey Hastings, and stay in touch

I periodically try to share the pickleball experiences of my friends, as well as my own.

Over the last three years, I have been active in every aspect of pickleball. But one responsibility I shirked was to make sure I stayed abreast of...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:25pm

Jacki and Stephanie Fowler, one month after a kidney transplant.

Local families prepare for annual Kidney Walks in Lewes and Salisbury

As the ninth leading cause of death in the United States, kidney disease affects thousands of people in Delaware and their families, with roughly 2,175 currently on dialysis and more than 400 on the organ transplant waiting list. About 9,300...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:18pm

IR’s Isabella Keith drives the ball upfield during a game last year vs. Caesar Rodney.

Indians look to reverse bad-luck loss streak

It was a cold, windy evening Tuesday, April 17, at Caesar Rodney High School — almost as cold as the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team’s offense the past two games.

The Riders, who defeated the Indians twice last year — including...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:58pm

Pickleball Points: Paddle weight versus paddle swing weight

After every hundredth person or so asks me what weight pickleball paddle they should use, my head spins on my shoulders, and I once again am reminded to point out that paddle weight is nonsensical — so 1960s.

Your concern should not be...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:52pm

Members of the Saltwater Lacrosse 2023 boys’ team include, from left: front row, Julien March, Goalie; Griffin Jones, Brody Smith and C.J. Fritchman; second row, William Alther and Connor McCracken; third row, Ryan Pickard, Mack Leonhartt, Gannon Burris, Brady Lamb, Luke Burton, Brexton Carter, Cody Trivits and Joe Coveleski; fourth row, coach Tom Pickard, Greg March, Trevor March, Tanner Haley, Kijana Lloyd, Jordan Wingert, Jack Schell, Kai Ross, Jahden Cannon, coach Pete Covelesk

Saltwater Lacrosse 2023 boys’ team qualifies for World Series

After a weekend of intense lacrosse competition in Bel Air, Md., the local Saltwater Lacrosse 2023 boys’ team, composed of youth players primarily from the Delaware beach area and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, qualified to participate in the...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:51pm

Indian River’s Ryan Stone tees off at Cripple Creek last year.

Sports Report: IR softball tops Red Lion, drops one to Caravel

After a slow start in which they fell behind 4-1 after 2 ½ innings, the Indian River High School softball team stormed back with an offensive explosion of seven third-inning runs, en route to a 12-4 win over visiting Red Lion Christian Academy...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:49pm

Turkey hunters reminded no bait is allowed

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded turkey hunters that while in pursuit of wild turkeys it is unlawful to use bait as an attractant. Some common bait that is illegally used includes wheat, corn, sunflower...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:25pm

New online interactive pond maps offered to anglers

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife this week announced the release of newly-interactive online maps that allow anglers and other users to easily locate Delaware’s public freshwater ponds throughout the state.

The public ponds, most of...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:40pm