Sports


Sussex County man captains winning catch in Alaskan Halibut Derby

Frankford native Ron Hurley has always had a passion for fishing, and ever since moving to Alaska 11 years ago, he has pursued that passion, heading a charter boat company in the nation’s last frontier. His love for the sport just earned him more...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:27am

Annual studio tour a hit with artists, seasoned and fresh

Life in front of a canvas may seem like an unlikely outcome for a South Jersey farm boy, but John Donato has fit in quite comfortably with the local artists in eastern Sussex County. Vibrant acrylics, giclées and murals display Donato’s talent,...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:56am

Football wraps up last regular week before state tourney

A commanding 36-6 win over Seaford last Friday brought up the morale of the Indian River football team, but with their season winding to a close following this week’s game hosting Sussex Central, the Indians’ fight to see a shot in the playoffs...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:54am

Indian River Soccer braces for aggressive tourney matchups

Two late season losses, including one in the Henlopen South Championship game against Seaford, dropped the Indian River boys’ soccer team to 12-3 as the Delaware State Tournament got underway this week. But judging by last year’s performance and...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:52am

Indians look for strong finish to shine light over dim playoff chances

A 7-35 loss riddled with turnovers and stalled drives was the last thing Indian River football fans wanted to see this past Saturday as the Laurel Bulldogs arrived for the Indians’ homecoming football game, but with a couple of weeks left in the...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 2:50am

Indians stunned by Seaford, push into state tourney

From the start of the year, both Indian River and Seaford high schools knew their late-season matchup on the soccer field was going to be a climactic one. The Indians had managed to clench the conference outright for the past four years, despite...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 2:47am

Loss to Lake puts Indians in uphill battle for playoffs

So far, the Indian River Indians’ football season has been a discouraging one, after they dropped two of their three home games earlier this month. Although they managed a notable win over Polytech two weeks ago, they failed to follow up as they...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:19am

SMS walk event to raise health awareness on Halloween

Just because Halloween is this weekend doesn’t mean it has to be an unhealthy holiday. This Saturday, Selbyville Middle School (SMS) students will have the opportunity to take on an active lifestyle before the candy starts filling their bags. SMS...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:18am

Cross-country finishes debut season in stride

Indian River’s cross-country team wound down a very successful debut this fall with a final, regular season quad-meet this past Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Lake Forest’s Killen’s Pond. In the first year for the program at Indian River, head coach...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:17am

IR soccer pushes closer to playoffs with 11th straight win

The Indian River High School boys soccer team picked up a little extra time this week to rest their legs before what will undoubtedly be the most important game of their season. After a 6-3 win over Laurel last Thursday, the Indians’ scheduled...

Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 6:10am

Field hockey winds down season on strong note

The Lady Indians’ field hockey season may have turned into a somber one this year, but they proved this week that they aren’t going down without a fight as they kept Sussex Central winless with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 5:58am

Lady Indians pick up second win in field hockey

It took the Lady Indians’ field hockey team from mid-September to Oct. 20 put another tally in the win column, but they may have found the momentum they’ve been searching for to close out the season. Indian River had only scored two goals in...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:43am

IR football punishes Panthers

With their second loss of the season weeks behind them, the Indian River Indians, though appreciative of last week’s 40-13 win over Polytech, is making sure to take each game on the gridiron as it comes, with conference contention still within...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:40am

Green, gold and pink

The Indian River High School athletic department has been showing their true colors... and a little more this month. Earlier in October, athletic director Todd Fuhrmann approached the Indian River School Board in attempt to help spread...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:31am

IR cross-country continues down steady path

Anytime a new athletic program is introduced at a school, there will be obstacles and hurdles to face. The Indian River cross-country team is facing them and rising above them. The squad, which started as a small handful of boys and girls, has...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:28am

Bunting searching for legendary Indians’ drive after team falls to Delmar

Indian River High School’s varsity football team has some ground to make up if they expect to contend for the conference title this year, and with half the season behind them, their window to do so is closing fast. Stepping out onto the gridiron...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:44am

Indians’ soccer drops Dover and Delmar

After adding wins over Woodbridge, Dover and Delmar this past week, the Indian River boys’ varsity soccer team is offering a strong showing as the season heads into the home stretch. With the exception of their season-opener, in which the Indians...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:34am

Shaky season winding down for IR hockey

In the past week, the Indian River High School field hockey team has been able to keep their games close but has nonetheless wound up on the unfavorable side of the score board. After opening the season with a win over Red Lion Christian Academy...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 6:30am

IR field hockey takes lumps, but keeps game close

The Lady Indians have faced a tough field hockey schedule of late, and although they are coming out on the bottom side of the games, they are still taking each game in stride and pulling the positives from each and every one.

Coastal...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:58pm

Two more wins move IR soccer closer to clinching conference

There is little standing in the way of the Indian River boys’ varsity soccer team clinching the conference title this season – except, perhaps, for Seaford. Fortunately for IR, the Indians have seemingly done everything right since their season-...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:55pm

IR climbs conference ladder with win over Woodbridge

After picking up two road wins on the gridiron in the last two weeks, the Indian River Indians’ varsity football team is ready to return to their home stadium in Dagsboro this Friday, where they will aim to prove themselves against Delmar after...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:54pm

IR volleyball puts up numbers, moves to 2-2 in Henlopen South

Last week’s win over Delmar and this past Tuesday’s vigorous fight against Delmarva Christian proved that the Indian River varsity volleyball team can still take the hardwood against anyone, despite a two-week stretch of losses last month.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 2:51pm

IR junior varsity proves crucial in program’s progress

Indian River’s varsity football team has evolved into the pulse of Friday nights in Dagsboro, but comparatively little attention is paid to the program that put those athletes out there on the gridiron: IR’s junior varsity football team. Chris...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:41am

Indians tell the Ravens, ‘Nevermore’

At the close of the regular season last year, on a cold, October evening in Georgetown, the Sussex Tech Ravens’ soccer team quieted the Indians with the lone game-winning goal as the clock ticked down its final minute. This year, the Indians...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:35am

Indians fend off Dover, improve to 2-1

The Indian River Indians football team improved their record with a convincing 32-27 road win last Friday against Dover, and head coach Jim Bunting is showing no signs of slowing down. After licking their wounds from a 19-49 loss to Caravel a...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:28am

Indians getting in the swim of things

The inaugural cross-country season is in full swing at Indian River, and thanks to athletic director Todd Fuhrmann, the school will welcome another new sport this year: swimming. Just last week, the Indian River School Board approved adding the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:26am

Softball clinic bringing best to young athletes

The weather may feel a little cool for bats to be warming up at Indian River, but that’s not stopping head softball coach Chris Megee from getting his program ready. On Saturday, Oct. 17, Megee and the coaches and players of the Swarthmore...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:23am

Cross-country capitalizes on week off

Members of the cross-country team at Indian River get a break from meets this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s time to slow down. The team, led by coach Maj. Frank Ryman, has been conditioning and training for their next meet on Oct. 7 at...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:21am

IR alumnus rocks field hockey at Lynchburg

When an Indian River athlete goes above and beyond in their sport, it is noteworthy. When they take that skill and excel at the collegiate level, it is extraordinary. And Jordan Warrington, now a sophomore at Lynchburg College, has done precisely...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:19am

Indians’ soccer team regains footing to grab shutouts

The Indian River boys’ varsity soccer team nabbed their second consecutive shutout on Tuesday night in their home debut, defeating the Smyrna Eagles, 4-0. After being shut out themselves by Salesianum in the season-opener two weeks ago, the...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 7:01am

Indians’ football searches for identity after loss to Caravel

For Indian River head football coach Jim Bunting, it was back to his age-old philosophy of seeking out the team’s identity after a 19-49 loss to the Buccaneers of Caravel Academy hushed the crowd in the Indians’ first home game of the 2009 season...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:35am

Indians’ cross-country shows strong debut

Indian River’s cross-country program is still a work in progress, and with every meet this year, coach Frank Ryman sees the team improving. Last Wednesday, Sept. 16, the team debuted at Dover, with an impressive showing and several athletes...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:24am

IR field hockey starts season on positive note

The Lady Indians’ field hockey team is already shaping up for an improved season this year, and by Tuesday afternoon’s practice, they had only played one game. Scoring and recovery were on second-year head coach Julene Williamson’s mind this year...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:49am

Indians punish Vikings in gridiron opener

It appeared that Cape Henlopen was going to make it a long night for Indian River last Friday, returning the opening kick-off for the first seven points of the game, but once IR sophomore quarterback Jamie Jarmon found his arm and his footing,...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:45am

IR laces up for team's first cross-country season

Earlier this week, Indian River High School made its debut in boys’ and girls’ cross-country, the school’s newest addition to its varsity sports lineup. On Wednesday, the team of five boys and six girls headed to Schutte Park in Dover for a tri-...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:40am

Annual triathlon bringing community together for weekend celebration

This Sunday, the 26th Annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Triathlon at Sea Colony will present not only one of the area’s most popular athletic events but will offer a fun-filled weekend that aims to bring the community in touch with people of all ages...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:37am

Indians look to rebound from season-opening shutout on the pitch

An unexpected cancelation against Dover this week bought the Indian River boys’ soccer team a little more time to compose themselves after they fell to Salesianum High School, 0-3, last Saturday.

Salesianum’s Don Ford knocked in two first-...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:28am

IR’s volleyball season starts with come-from-behind win over Central

The Lady Indians have wasted no time showing what they’re bringing to the hardwood this year. The varsity volleyball team battled back against Lady Knights of Sussex Central, overcoming a 2-1 game deficit in Tuesday night’s match to win 3-2....

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:26am

Indians ready to take 2009 season by storm

Squaring off against last year’s Division II state champs on the gridiron may have been exactly what Indian River head football coach Jim Bunting needed a week before the 2009 season got under way. The scrimmage last Friday, Sept. 4, gave Bunting...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:45am

Field hockey season coming together for IR

Lady Indians’ field hockey will get off to a busy start next week, as they prepare for three games in five days, just a week after their last scrimmage. The tightly knit team has been hard at work, and seniors Bridget Wilgus and Taylor Wharton...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:39am

IRHS Football Boosters head to the links again

To supplement the Indian River High School football team, the boosters are gearing up for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, at the Bay Club Golf Course in Berlin, Md. The tournament, sponsored by the Indian River High School Class of 1973 Alumni...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:35am

IR cheerleaders get ambitious under new coach

Indian River sports are aiming to get into the spirit this year under new cheerleading direction from coach Tabatha Roberts. In all, 20 girls have come out for the high school’s cheerleading squad, and practices for the upcoming fall season are...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:33am

Indians test football team in last scrimmage

The varsity football season is only a week away and, by that time, Indian River head coach Jim Bunting will be as ready as ever. In the meantime, he’s assembling a group of young men to put the program back at the top of the conference and, he...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:38am

New leaders take role in IR boys’ soccer

Four outstanding varsity soccer players stepped off of the Indian River field for the last time back in November 2008, but this year’s roster is picking up where they left off. Center back Jake Buchler and junior goalkeeper Kevin Rowe will carry...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:33am

IR field hockey readies for season with scrimmages and play days

The field hockey team at Indian River High School is already showing ambition and strength through play days and scrimmages. With plenty of fresh faces and some returning athletes, head coach Julene Williamson is gearing up for what she hopes...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:27am

IR's young QB and experienced captains hold team together

The transition from the middle-school football field to the Friday-night lights of a high school varsity game is not always an easy one, but Jamie Jarmon showed Indian River he was ready last year, stepping up as the starting freshman at the snap...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:21pm

Local golfers represent state in women's nationwide championship

Next week, the United States Golf Association (USGA) will host the Women’s State Team Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. Teams of three from each state and Puerto Rico will participate to claim the title in the...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:19pm

Tailgating plans to bring football atmosphere to IR

Indian River football has become a tradition in Dagsboro, but IR’s athletic director, Todd Fuhrmann, is ready to take it to another level. This season, he’s introducing a drive-up tailgating section at the end of the football field to encompass...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:14pm

IR football prepares for 2009 season under new coaching staff

After last year’s state playoffs dreams were extinguished for Indian River High’s varsity football team, head coach Jim Bunting had some decisions to make – including whether or not he’d return to the field for another year. Luckily for the...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:39am

Free run aims to perfect new cross-country course at IR

The Indian River cross-country team is making leaps and bounds this year as the newest organized varsity sport at the school, and although they won’t be hosting any home meets in the 2009 fall season, they are doing everything to prepare...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:25am