Sports


Lady Indians aim for another successful season

Rebuilding the past few years has been one of Steve Kilby’s biggest responsibilities as head coach of the Lady Indians’ varsity soccer team, but he hasn’t disappointed, netting conference title after conference title. In 2007, seven seniors...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:27pm

Bokinsky takes talent on the turf to SVU

For Danny Bokinsky, playing football at the collegiate level was always an aspiration. Earlier this week, it became a reality for the Indian River senior, as he signed his letter of intent with Southern Virginia University.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:24pm

IR hoops close out strong season with Phillips

Even though the season looked grim entering its final week and their record wouldn’t grant them a bid to the state tournament, the Indian River boys’ basketball team finished up strong, rounding out February with wins over Laurel and Delmar. The...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:15pm

IR hoops close out strong season with Phillips

Even though the season looked grim entering its final week and their record wouldn’t grant them a bid to the state tournament, the Indian River boys’ basketball team finished up strong, rounding out February with wins over Laurel and Delmar. The...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:13pm

Junior ROTC program providing equal opportunities

Since establishing the Marine Corps’ Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Indian River High School 11 years ago, Maj. Frank Ryman has helped institute a successful and rewarding system for hundreds of students. Now, more and...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:07pm

Experienced coach turns to Indian River softball in hopes of continuing a legacy

Although he’s fighting off the last of a case of nerves, stepping onto the field as Indian River’s softball coach this year, Chris Megee is anything but discouraged. Despite it being his first time coaching the sport, he said this week that he...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:54pm

USTA and local pro push for youth involvement

This Monday, March 2, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will be promoting Tennis Night in America, a nationwide campaign aimed at getting youth involved with the sport. It will mark the largest registration event ever held by the USTA,...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:46pm

Conference tourney prepares five IR wrestlers for states this weekend

Despite a struggle this season on the mat, the Indian River wrestling team finished out the year with an impressive showing at the Henlopen Athletic Conference championship this past weekend at Caesar Rodney, securing second place as a team and...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:45pm

Dover caps Indian River by six

The Indians River High School varsity basketball team may have come up short Tuesday night as they hosted the Dover Senators, but their performance left no doubt that they could play with the best in the state. Dover came to Indian River...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:22am

IR soccer stars take talent to collegiate level

Indian River High School senior Peter Mais has always shown impressive poise on the soccer field, ever since he donned a River Soccer Club jersey at a considerably young age, and now he has the opportunity to better his skills, committing to West...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:20am

IR season sinks to a close on the mat

The regularly season dwindled to a close for the Indian River wrestling team this past weekend, and although they finished the year 4-11, head coach Jeff Windish was still able to learn a lot. While the road for some on the team has reached an...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:18am

Frye reflects on successful year and potential playoff berth

The Lady Indians padded a three game winning streak on the hardwood last Thursday with a convincing 42-29 win over Woodbridge. A week-long break before their next game gave them all the time and preparation they need to close out their season the...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:17am

Mitchell goes Blue and Gold for Lady Indians

The Lady Indians have bounced back from their four-game losing streak, capturing vital wins this past week over conference contenders Lake Forest and Seaford. The victories last Friday and this past Tuesday brought Indian River back above the ....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:16pm

Jays swoop over Indians in conference bout

As the Indian River High School boys’ basketball season approaches their final stretch, every game is proving to be a crucial one. But Indian River’s matchup on Tuesday against Seaford held considerable significance for Indians first-year head...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:13pm

IR wrestling stomps Dover as season winds to close

The Indian River wrestling team managed to snap their two-week dry spell this past Monday when they defeated Dover 46-28. On the team’s senior night, the win was even more meaningful to the handful of upperclassmen.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:11pm

Indian River boys struggle to bounce back

The Indian River boys’ varsity basketball team was able to break up their four-game losing streak with a win last Wednesday, hosting Sussex Tech, but failed to finish this past week, dropping games to Sussex Central and Caesar Rodney.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:18pm

Marathon 'liberating' for one local woman

For Brigit Taylor, life is all about testing the limits and reaching new goals. She can classify herself as a loving wife and mother, a successful sales manager with Millville by the Sea, even a valued member of the U.S. ski team, but a year ago...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:16pm

Lady Indians fall by six to Cape

The Indian River High School sports schedule was cut short this week, due to inclement weather, and the Lady Indians are banking on their cold streak to melt away with the ice and snow. The girls dropped two games last week, including an...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:17am

IR wrestlers bring heart at all levels

Junior-varsity wrestling is not always easy to come by. In fact, Indian River is one of a handful of schools within their conference that sports a team, and this weekend they took to the mat, putting on a strong performance.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:15am

Tennis professionals put families first

Since originating in upper-class England during the late 19th century, the game of tennis has always held a sense of prestige and respect. For that reason, today, the game is still most popular near the top of the social ladder. But, thanks to at...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:08am

Lady Indians try to bounce back on court

With a week since their overtime victory against Milford, the Lady Indians returned to the basketball court this past Tuesday, but were unable to withstand the northern powerhouse from Polytech. From the start, Indian River found themselves...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:07am

Lady Indians trample the Buccaneers in overtime

This past week, the Lady Indians collected a couple more conference wins on the court, including a heated rematch against Milford that went into overtime on Tuesday night. Determination and relentless teamwork lifted Indian River to victory,...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:24am

IR hardwood heats up, splitting conference games in past week

As Indian River approaches the midpoint of the regular basketball season, the team, under new coaching direction, is shaping up well. But the true test lies ahead, with Henlopen North match-ups that will help determine the Indians’ spot in the...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:22am

Young dancer proves she’s a ‘Pro’

For Indian River junior Alyssa Murray, dance has always been more than a hobby. It’s been her infatuation and passion. After making a segue into cheerleading only several years ago, she now has the opportunity to showcase her talent on a national...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:18am

IR wrestling nabs Delmar, struggles in quad meet

Though the final results in last weekend’s quad-meet weren’t what Indian River wrestling coach Jeff Windish was hoping for, there have been some impressive performances from the Indians on the mat, from milestone accomplishments to promising...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:14am

Lady Indians waver under undefeated Laurel, but show moxy

Over the Christmas break, the Lady Indians showcased some of their handiwork on the hardwood, participating in the Lake Forest Invitational tournament, one of the first tournaments the girls’ basketball team has seen in several seasons. After...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:02am

Indians net win over Laurel as Mitchell aims for 1,000

Jumping onto a new athletic team can be tough, but Indian River senior Jacob Mitchell isn’t losing any momentum each time he suits up with the basketball team. The 6-foot, 5-inch tall transfer is finding his niche with the “Green and Gold” after...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 7:58am

IR wrestlers to hit the mat in upcoming meets

The start of Indian River High School’s season on the wrestling mat may have been a shaky one but, for head coach Jeff Windish and his lineup, it’s been a learning experience. From heated conference duels to competitive tournaments boasting all-...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 7:52am

The cold truth

Canoeing, kayaking and boating in general have always provided a leisurely pastime around the coastal waterways of the Assawoman Bay, local canal systems and even in the Atlantic. For many who brave the dropping temperatures, the arrival of the...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 11:04am

Battle at the Beach Wrestling Tournament

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Indian River grapplers at this past weekend’s ‘Battle at the Beach,’ a regional tournament with teams from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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Friday, December 26, 2008 - 3:19am

A look back at Indian River sports in 2008

The past year has been quite an exciting one for Indian River High School’s athletic department, from new faces on the coaching staff to saying goodbye to the greats. Teams pushed through seasons, demonstrating excellence and poise. From...

Friday, December 26, 2008 - 3:11am

Basketball tourney showcases national talent

This coming weekend and carrying into next week, the Indian River boys’ varsity basketball team will take to the courts in Salisbury, Md. – along with 38 other teams from high schools spanning five states and the District of Columbia – for one of...

Friday, December 26, 2008 - 2:56am

Woodbridge stuns Indians in final seconds

The Indians knew that facing Woodbridge, last year’s Henlopen South Conference champions, would be no walk in the park, but they had no idea just how close it’d be. With 11 seconds left in regulation, a deadlocked score and possession at mid-...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:38am

Lady Indians move to 3-1 in conference

Looking at the Indian River girls’ basketball team’s 4-3 record alone simply doesn’t do them justice. In their three losses, combined, the Lady Indians slipped by seven points total, including a heartbreaking 58-59 final to Nandua this past...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:37am

'War’ prepares IR wrestlers for tough season ahead

Though the Indian River High School Indians’ wrestling team put on a slightly below-average performance at the annual War on the Shore tournament last weekend, head coach Jeff Windish saw it as a teaching tool on a much larger scale.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:23am

Undefeated Lady Indians prove attitude is everything

“Heart and desire.” That’s the chant the Lady Indians shout after each huddle before reclaiming their places on the hardwood, and both are shining through as the season tips off. For the first time in at least five years, the girls’ varsity...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:14am

Girls' hoops working on mental composure

The Lady Indians split their preseason scrimmages 2-2 this week, as they prepared for their new season, which tips off this weekend. While the ladies struggled this past Tuesday at James M. Bennett, they presented poise and teamwork last Saturday...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:16pm

Soccer banquet acknowledges milestone accomplishments

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Selbyville Middle School and Indian River High School once again took the time to honor the coaches, athletes and parents of their boys’ soccer programs at the annual Soccer Banquet. Indian River School Board members Donna M....

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:13pm

IR wrestling looks to start strong

Last year, Mike Magaha made history when he became the first athlete to come out of Indian River High School and sign with a nationally ranked Division II school solely for wrestling, as he signed with Limestone College. This season, the Indians...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:09pm

Indians ready for strong season on the hardwood

Indian River High School’s boys’ varsity basketball coach, Marvin Phillips, will have plenty of time to analyze what he saw in the team’s opening scrimmages this past week. The Indians hosted James M. Bennett High and Parkside High last Thursday...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 3:47pm

Experienced coach looks to improve Lady Indians' record

The Lady Indians varsity basketball team had to let go of some aggressive talent last year in graduating seniors like Rayce Rayne and Michelle Givans. But with a new coach at the helm, they’re hoping to rebound into a season with a winning record...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 3:46pm

IRHS basketball: New coach, new styles, same drive

Last year, Indian River High School’s varsity basketball season was cut short of the state tourney, despite a 12-9 record. With the start of the new season on the horizon and an Indians alum heading the new coaching staff, the “green and gold”...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:47pm

IR football abruptly wraps up 2008 season

The stage is set this weekend for the semifinal games of the Delaware state football tournament, as Wilmington Friends travel to Milford on Friday, and Caravel Acedemy squares off at Laurel on Saturday. For the Indian River Indians, however, the...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:44pm

Indian River soccer crew ends an era

For four seniors, a high school soccer career came to an unfortunate end last Wednesday in the second round of the state tournament. Indian River was unable to establish their ground when they slipped 0-4 against Salesianum School at Apoquinimink...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:41pm

Bethany woman cuts a fine figure

What is it that inspires people to do great things? Are they driven by a social stigma to be better than the rest, or is it a more personal drive which propels them? For one local mom, it’s simply the desire to do – the human aspiration to tackle...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:27pm

Indian River busts a move in state tourney

After slipping to Sussex Tech in their last regular season game, 1-0, Indian River’s soccer team was determined to follow up in the state tournament with gusto. A nail-biter down to the final whistle ensued last Saturday, as IR knocked off Dover...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:11am

River enters state tournament at Caravel

If there was one good thing that came out of Indian River’s matchup against one of the state’s most dominant forces on the gridiron, it was preparation.

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Cody Cooke rolls past Central. He picked up 30...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:08am

IR enters soccer tourney in No. 4 seed

As the remaining minutes ticked down in regulation play last Thursday, the Indian River High School soccer team found themselves at the unfavorable side of a 1-0 score in easily the coldest game of the year. While it may not have been how the...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:09pm

IR hopes to close strong against Central

The final week of the regular high-school football season has arrived, but despite last week’s overpowering 48-14 win hosting Seaford, Indian River’s ride toward the tournament is anything but smooth sailing.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:06pm

Field hockey wraps up tough year

The field hockey season came to a chilly end for the Lady Indians at Sussex Tech last week as they fell to the Ravens, 2-1, closing out their year.

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Janel Cubbage scoots the ball downfield last Thursday in...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:01pm