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.

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor
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.

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor...

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.

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor
Janel Cubbage scoots the ball downfield last Thursday in...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:01pm

High school football frenzy reaching a peak

Amidst the chaos and suspenseful NFL season, fans are realizing the sporadic ups and downs many teams are facing as they try to make a viable run toward the perpetual divisional playoffs. No different is the race toward the Delaware high-school...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:52pm

IR puts second loss behind them, ready for Seaford

The Indian River High School football team took a devastating blow last week against an overpowering Laurel lineup, falling six points shy in a game that will ultimately affect their playoff standings.

The Indians slipped 37-43 in the...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 7:07am


As most Delawareans know, baking and carving are mere child’s play when you examine the diversity of October’s most notorious produce. And, for more than two decades now, there’s been nothing quite as down-home and Sussex Countian than launching...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:59am

Pee Wee cheerleaders make a strong run in Trenton

Despite their young ages, Jessica Lucich’s Lower Sussex Pop Warner Pee Wee and Junior Pee Wee cheerleading squads already know what it is to give their all. As a first year coach, Lucich has had a lot on her plate as well – but, as she explained...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:59am

Indians shut out Lake Forest

An effective ground game allowed Indian River’s varsity football squad to add a few more experiments to the playbook as they shut out Lake Forest last Friday, 42-0.

So far, the Indians have had to overcome something that no other...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:06am

Trainer teaches students the importance of being active

Getting kids motivated to stay active and healthy can be a losing battle. But Indian River High School’s Wellness Center is teaming up with World Gym of Ocean View to prove that it’s not impossible. Aerobic kickboxing instructor and mixed martial...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:04am

River lights up the night against Laurel

Tuesday night, the Indians left nothing on the soccer field, closing out their home season against Laurel 7-0. The shutout brought Indian River’s record up to 11-1-2, as they inch closer to the post-season tournament. On top of the win, the game...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:40am

IR volleyball wraps up disheartening season

It’s been a tough and trying road this season for the five seniors of Indian River’s varsity volleyball team, who gave up their final high school match to Polytech in four games on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The season-ender brought the Lady Indians’...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:38am

Milford quiets Indians in three-way race to conference title

The annual match-up between Delmar and Indian River varsity football has been a division decider for years, but after Indian River’s 16-24 demise last Friday to Milford, the Southern Henlopen Conference is still up for grabs for all three teams....

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:41am

IR field hockey sticks it to Central, earns first two wins of season

It’s taken Indian River’s varsity field hockey team nearly half the year to capture their first win of the season, but now that they’ve found their footing, the team is rolling through, set on finishing strong and perhaps yielding themselves a...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:35am

River wins one of the state’s most notorious rivalries

For the better part of this decade, the seasonal match-up between Indian River High School and Delmar has decided which of the two teams would clench the Henlopen Southern Division championship.

Coastal Point • Ruslana Lambert

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:24am

IR soccer dominates the field, moves to 8-1-2

With their eyes fixed on the state title, the Indian River varsity soccer team is proving they are quite capable of reaching it — though they still have a few more tests before the tournament.

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:17am

IR volleyball continues shaky season

As the high-school volleyball season closes in on the final four match-ups, the Lady Indians are doing what they can to regain their footing and finish strong. In their past four matches, Indian River has failed to capture a single game, slipping...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:08am

IR drops first season loss to CR in OT

Emotions ran high as a physical duel between Caesar Rodney and Indian River ensued on the pitch this past Tuesday night. But as the final whistle blew, after nearly an hour and a half of soccer, a relieved Caesar Rodney team walked away...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:56am

Conference title on the line in early heated matchup

It’s been three years since the Indian River football program has recorded a season win over southern rivals Delmar. For the past two years, the Wildcats captured the Henlopen Southern division championship thanks to victories over the Indians....

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:52am

Indians trample Golden Knights behind Mais

Four goals are all the Indians have managed to let up in the first seven games of the season, averaging over three goals each game. Not surprisingly, Indian River is dominating the conference with their undefeated record as they approach the...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:21am

Friday win showcases consistent talent through IR’s roster

They may only be approaching the fourth week of the season, but the Indian River football team is presenting themselves as a force to be reckoned with, and one that may have the best shot at not only the conference title, but states, as well....

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:16am

IR volleyball slips against Panthers in first home game

The Lady Indians’ volleyball team dropped their its first home game of the 2008 season on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as the Panthers of Polytech worked the ball across the net. Following the five consecutive road games that opened the schedule and netted...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:11am

IR soccer improves to 3-0-1 following Polytech shutout

Early ferocity on the pitch is the name of the game for the Indian River soccer team this year. Last Thursday, the Indians managed only a tie against a strengthened Dover team, backed by goalkeeper Cameron Lucas. But, since then, they’ve...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:19am

Indian River rolls through Decatur

Indian River football has managed to outscore their Washington High opponents 99-6 in the past two years, though, head coach Jim Bunting is determined not to let the comforting scores get the best of his players this Friday, Sept. 19, as the...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:16am

IR field hockey takes another blow

Progressively improving teamwork and utilizing that teamwork don’t seem to be paying off yet for the Indian River field hockey team. After falling to Dover in their season-opener a week ago in the last two minutes of the game and letting a second...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:10am

IR soccer starts the season right, 3-0 over Cape

Dreary weather couldn’t hold off the Indians on the pitch as they rallied a 3-0 win under the lights this past Tuesday against Cape Henlopen to start the 2008 soccer season. Then again, when you outshoot your opponent 24 to 3, good things are...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:29am

Indians get past Cape in season-opener, 24-21

If there’s one thing Indian River’s football team knows, it’s the importance of starting the season off right. Over the past two years, their victories in the schedule opener against Cape Henlopen have proven vital, awarding them bids into the...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:27am

Selbyville Middle soccer team has the bar set

Stepping in as a new coach in a sport you haven’t exactly mastered is never a simple thing to do, but in his fifth year as head soccer coach at Selbyville Middle, Neal Barch is once again making the position look like second nature.


Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:14am

SMS football sets sights on another flawless season

For Jesse Bare and Tim Clauson, two teachers at Selbyville Middle School, it’s all about the students. In the classroom, they help students excel in learning, but what they accomplish outside the classroom is even more impressive.

As head...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:37am

IR field hockey coming together as a team

If this past Wednesday’s scrimmage was a foreshadowing of what’s to come for Indian River’s field hockey team, coach Julene Williamson shouldn’t have much concern. The Lady Indians shut out Stephen Decatur 8-0 in the pre-season face-off, showing...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:34am

Volleyball looks to ace competition with new start

Regrouping each year is never something a high-school coach looks forward to as his team returns following the summer months, but for Indian River’s head volleyball coach, Jess Dodd, it’s a part of reality. With the departure of last year’s...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:18am

Jarmon to lead IR football in opener at Cape

In the past five years, the football program at Indian River High School has only given up four conference losses. While the game will be one of head coach Jim Bunting’s most anticipated games this year, that record won’t be tested until later...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:14am

Indians soccer rebuilds defense

Just over a week lies between the Indian River soccer team and a new season, where head coach Steve Kilby and his squad will look to make the most of their year, and, hopefully, advance past the second round of the state tournament.


Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 6:05am

Indian River football comes together under new leaders

As the days and evenings grow a little cooler and students prepare for their return to the classrooms, there are others readying themselves for change. Indian River head football coach Jim Bunting knows that returning to the field isn’t going to...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 6:02am

Quiet Storm Maryland State Championships breaks flat spell

After a three week flat spell, the ocean finally came to life again last weekend, just in time for the 2008 Quiet Storm Maryland State Championships, which had already been postponed once due to no surf. With the arrival of the swell, more than...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:11am

All-In: Knowing your cards, and when to play them

After a reassuring trip to the Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J., two weeks ago, I was convinced that while I’m not the top dog in the poker circuit, I like to think I have potential. Satisfied with a few hundred dollars won in a couple of cash...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:05am

IR field hockey aims for improved season with new coach

For Jolene Williamson, field hockey has become much more than a game. It has become a passion and a lifestyle. Now, stepping onto Indian River High School’s field for the first time as the head coach, she’s hoping to make a difference in the...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:01am

Latin America takes the title

In 2007, the ASOFEM Junior Little League Softball team from Maunabo, Puerto Rico, headed by manager Carlos Garcia, made history when it captured the international title in Seattle, Wash. Garcia did it again last Saturday, as he led the Senior...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:41am

Two 81-pound whites take top honors, one worth $756K more

It was only the second time in the 35-year history of the White Marlin Open that there was a first-place tie in the coveted white marlin division.

Ocean City Today • Lisa Capitelli
Robert Lockwood stands next to his prize 935.5-...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:13am