Sports


Lady Indians start soccer season on right foot

This past Tuesday, the Lady Indians got to work on the pitch, displaying poise and control as they toppled Dover in the opening varsity soccer game of the season. Tempers flared and bodies collided, but thanks to a front line headed by Marisa...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:02am

Golfers display strength in narrow season opener against Lake Forest

Indian River’s mixed varsity golf team started off their spring season this past Tuesday, March 23, on a rather positive note, despite a five-stroke slip to Lake Forest. The Indians were edged by the defending Henlopen South conference champions...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:59am

IR wrestling coaches recognized statewide

For the second time in three years, Indian River’s head wrestling coach Jeff Windish was recognized as the Division II State Coach of the Year. Following this past season, in which the Indians went 11-4, he can also add Henlopen South Conference...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:57am

IR Baseball sneaks past Dover in season premier behind Showalter

The Indians persevered on the diamond against Dover as they battled back on Tuesday evening to knock down the Senators, 3-2, in the opening game of the spring season.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:54am

Focus at the plate as Indians’ baseball preps up

Stepping back onto the diamond for a new season without the help of an integral core of infield talent isn’t necessarily something that Indian River’s baseball coach Howard Smack would call ideal. Couple that with uncooperative, wet weather that...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 2:59pm

New lineup set to make a racquet for Lady Indians

A narrow race for the conference was snagged from Indian River’s girls tennis team by Seaford last year, but this season will be different, according to IR head coach Karen Oliphant. Dedication and a willingness to improve should piece together a...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 2:53pm

New lineup, coach for Indians' boys tennis

This spring season is targeted to be a new start for Indian River’s boys tennis team, with five of last year’s starters graduating and a new head coach at the helm. But Paris Mitchell, Jr. isn’t discouraged for the young team of Indians. As first...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 2:49pm

IR boasts first track and field team in nearly two decades

The third of three additional varsity sports this year is set to take flight next week at Indian River High School. Evelyn Morris heads the coaching staff of the Indians’ new track and field team, which gets underway next Thursday, March 25 at...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 2:44pm

Plunge raises $500,000 for Special Olympics DE

Weather has been an discouraging factor in this year’s Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, as snowstorms delayed the February event to this past weekend, and heavy rains forced the annual 5K Run to the Plunge to take a back seat on Saturday, March 13. But...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 2:36pm

All-in: Squaring off heads-up

Understanding the game of poker on a full table can be quite a daunting task – reading your opponents, playing in and out of position, calculating pot odds. But what if you find yourself heads-up, facing only one opponent. Once you’ve made it to...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 3:15am

Returning Lady Indians fill out the soccer field

In less than two weeks, the Lady Indians’ soccer team will pick up where they left off last season, with hopes of advancing past the second round of the state championship, where Ursuline awaited in 2009 to vanquish the Indians’ post-season...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 3:04am

IR softball readies for the season

Indian River softball coach Chris Megee will have his hands full this season as he looks to fill the cleats left empty last year by the graduation of shortstop Lindsay McCabe. As the season quickly approaches, young talent and new faces are...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 3:00am

Toboggan team brings back silver

Forget those cheap plastic sleds. Throw away those saucers. For the true adrenaline junkie looking to get down a hill in the most exhilarating way possible, there’s no comparison to the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, held each February in...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 2:06pm

Lady Indians rout Padua in post-season opener

The DIAA Girl’s Basketball Tournament hit the hardwood earlier this week, and the Lady Indians were prepared to put on a show. After clinching the Henlopen Southern Division championship last week, Indian River followed up Tuesday night with an...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 1:59pm

Hot rods to celebrate 30 years in Ocean City

Shimmering chrome, bold paint jobs and purring engines... Next weekend, some of the most spectacular hot rods and unique automobiles on the Eastern seaboard will be rolling into Ocean City, Md., for the 30th Annual Hot Rod and Custom Car Show....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 1:55pm

IR Chili Cook-off spices up sports program

Despite wintery temperatures lingering outside, things got heated last Saturday at Indian River High School’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off, which garnered more than a dozen entries and helped raise hundreds of dollars for the school’s athletic...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:51pm

Lady Indians crowned Henlopen South champs

Two conference powerhouses collided on the hardwood Monday evening as Indian River hosted the Lady Bulldogs of Laurel to settle the score in the Henlopen South. Lady Indians’ Keeonya Shelton turned on a dominant offensive attack, leading the...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:47pm

IR cheerleaders put some pep in Indians' step

This winter, Indian River fans have had a little more to cheer about, thanks to cheerleading coach Tori Abell, who has stepped in this year as the winter sports’ cheerleading and competitive cheerleading coach.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:44pm

Caravel sticks IR to close dual season

Indian River’s wrestling team might have come up short against Milford in their last regular season match. They might have erred against their opponents from Caravel this past Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the state duals at Delaware State University. But...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:41pm

Five swimmers represent IR at state championship

What began as a fun winter alternative has grown into a golden opportunity for five Indian River athletes, who posted qualifying times to the boys’ state preliminary swimming championships this past Wednesday, in the school’s first year offering...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:38pm

IR soccer standout commits to Lock Haven

Soccer has been a passion for Indian River High School senior Jake Buchler as long as he can remember. He’s assumed every role on the pitch, and his experience has allowed him to excel with comparative ease. The four-year varsity letterman even...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 3:34pm

Winter weather gives sports a time-out

Winter weather over the last month has undoubtedly caused a number of setbacks, from power outages and road closures to limited business hours throughout the community, but one of the most notable impacts has been at local schools – specifically...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 5:50am

All in: Knowing what it takes to turn pro

Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen, Allen Cunningham, Erik Seidel. To most people, these names mean nothing. But to poker players who frequent the felt, these names are synonymous with success. These poker professionals are among the most profitable in...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 5:16am

Conference road wins keep Lady Indians in the lead

A five-point win over Laurel last week and a 56-43 triumph at Lake Forest this past Tuesday kept the Lady Indians’ basketball team at the top of the conference, after a back-and-forth struggle in non-conference play through January.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 4:56am

Conference road wins keep Lady Indians in the lead

A five-point win over Laurel last week and a 56-43 triumph at Lake Forest this past Tuesday kept the Lady Indians’ basketball team at the top of the conference, after a back-and-forth struggle in non-conference play through January.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 4:03am

Lower Sussex Little League sign-up open for spring season

As the snow begins to melt and the temperatures slowly start to rise, it’s only a matter of time before Lower Sussex Little League (LSLL) springs back to life. In the next few weeks, Lower Sussex Little League will be opening registration...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:52am

Indians wrestle the best, lead the South

The Indians have grounded themselves on the wrestling mat this season, and after collecting another conference win against Lake Forest at last Saturday’s quad-meet, on Jan. 30, they’re aiming to control the division. The Indians faced off against...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:50am

New device helps firefighters get quick help for CO victims

The volunteer fire companies of Bethany Beach, Selbyville and Roxana are now even better equipped to serve the community, with the addition of two RAD57 Carbon Monoxide Oximeters for each of the three stations. The hand-held meters are among the...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:31am

Lady Indians misstep but still lead Henlopen South

The Lady Indians were defeated by an unrelenting Sussex Central team this past Tuesday, Jan. 26, on the hardwood, their fourth loss in their last five games. An even-keeled matchup remained fairly level through the first half, but the Lady...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 4:42pm

River wrestling builds off tough competition

Indian River’s wrestling season is wrapping up in a matter of weeks, but the team is far from done for the year. Guided by head coach Jeff Windish, the Indians have their eyes on the conference and picked up valuable experience against out-of-...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 4:36pm

Indians track down another new sport

This school year, it’s been full steam ahead for Indian River High School athletic director Todd Fuhrmann. In the fall season, he welcomed a cross-country team to the list of varsity sports available to students. Then, this winter, Indian River...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 4:35pm

Lady Indians drop back-to-back games at St. E's and Cape

The Indian River girls’ varsity basketball team will have their work cut out for them as they return to practice this week after dropping two consecutive losses for the first time since February of 2009. The Lady Indians finished off a series of...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:39am

Elling becomes Indian River’s first state-qualifying swimmer

The Indian River swim team’s first meet of the new decade came this past Tuesday, Jan. 19, as they traveled to the Milford Boys and Girls Club. While the Indians were able to seal a resounding number of first-place finishes, despite their small...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:36am

Spin for a Cure at Sea Colony

Once again this year, the Freeman Fitness Center will be transformed into an epicenter of fun, energy and hope as teams and individuals spin for a cure. The third annual Le Tour de Cure, on Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning at 8 a.m., uses Sea Colony’...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:33am

IR athletics fundraiser heating up again

Few things can spice up a cold winter afternoon like a good bowl of chili, and members of the Indian River High School athletic department are well aware of that. That’s why, on Saturday, Feb. 20, the Second Annual Indian River Chili Cookoff will...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:29am

Attitude and focus help turn IR hoops around

The Indian River High School varsity boys’ basketball team has had a discouraging first half of their season, as players have struggled to find the cooperation and leadership necessary to come out on top. But their seven-point loss to Delmar last...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 3:50am

Basketball basics help Lady Indians bounce over Polytech

More often than not, a team’s success can be traced back to the fundamentals of the game. That is exactly what John Frye’s Lady Indians’ basketball team has done, as they picked up their sixth season win and fifth win in the conference with a 45-...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 3:44am

Lady Indians make short work of Delmar, improve to 5-2

The second go-around proved to be the charm for Indian River High School’s girls’ basketball team this Tuesday, as the Lady Indians exacted their revenge on the Wildcats of Delmar, who, less than a week ago, snuck past them by a handful of points...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:55am

Sea Colony continues legacy with new tennis director

This season, Sea Colony’s tennis program will pick up where they left off following the departure of tennis director Dave Marshall, who announced last year that he will be pursuing a tennis academy at the Plantation in Lewes. ResortQuest Delaware...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:51am

Downtime gives IR swimmers chance to improve

For the first time since the sport was introduced to the Indian River athletic program in early December, the Indians’ swimming team can come up for air. The schedule had put a meet on the swimmers’ schedule each week until this week. Paired with...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:44am

Indians' wrestling jumps to 6-1 after Snacktown Duals

The Indian River Indians closed out the decade on a strong note atop the wrestling mat, as the squad put up a fight against strong teams from Pennsylvania and Maryland in the Snacktown Duals in Hanover, Pa., on Dec. 30. Consecutive dual victories...

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:39am

Football players step up their game from high school to college

High-school football has developed into a modern day marvel: the roar of the crowd pulling for the home team, the fervent opposition staring back from behind their facemasks, and the heated suspense with each ensuing drive as the clock ticks down...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 12:34pm

IR swimming shows strength despite small numbers against Decatur

Indian River High School’s swim team continued to push on last week against Stephen Decatur, despite a number of athletes being absent. The team is showing great progress, with times continuing to drop, as the end of the team’s first season comes...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 12:32pm

All in: Getting your money with a flopped draw

As nearly all players seated at the felt will tell you, Texas Hold’em poker is a game of odds, mixed with strategy and a bit of chance. In order to guarantee that you come out with some winnings, you’ll have to catch some luck – but you’re also...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 12:30pm

IR sports close out a successful 2009

For Indian River High School’s athletic programs, 2009 was a landmark year. The sport’s departments saw some new faces stepping into the scene of the coaching staffs, and others welcomed back coaches who have helped establish and root the sports...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:26am

IR wrestlers push for conference following ‘Battle’

Indian River’s wrestling team got out to a strong start last week as they opened up their regular season with a conference win over Seaford. A strong showing from veterans and newcomers on the team combined for a positive result this past weekend...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:20am

IR wrestling welcoming Seaford before weekends 'Battle'

With the “War on the Shore” behind them, the Indian River wrestling team is fine-tuning their skills and turning their focus on the task-at-hand. This coming Tuesday, the squad will open up their regular season with a match against Seaford, a...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 3:32am

Local trainer helping others tackle half-marathon

When it comes to health and fitness, preparation is key. Just ask Lisa Velasco, who, for more than a decade and a half, has been helping others improve their lives, mentally and physically. Now, Velasco – a certified personal trainer, fitness...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 3:31am

Swimming Indians improve as season continues

As the Indian River swim team continues its inaugural season, athletes are still turning heads and impressing the coaches. In its first year, the Indians are showing progress as they hit the pools at more meets. This past Tuesday, Dec. 15, the...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 3:29am

Conference wins put IR girls' hoops second in Henlopen South

A late come-from-behind surge from Lake Forest in the final minutes of their game gave the Lady Indians’ varsity basketball team a bit of a shock last week, but that didn’t stop IR from taking down two more Henlopen South teams in their most...

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 3:28am