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Indians soar to move above .500

The Indian River Indians’ 10-2 win over the previously undefeated Dover Senators on April 3 not only extended the team’s three-game win streak but also heaved them over the .500 mark, where they hope to stay for the rest of the season.
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Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:12am

New coach, young team, high hopes

Stepping up as assistant coach for Indian River’s girls’ tennis team was no tough decision last year for Karen Oliphant. This year, she’s replacing Elizabeth Tiffany as head coach, and Oliphant said she is as ready as ever.

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Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:06am

Punishers drop to tie for first

The Sussex County Punishers’ one-touchdown, shutout loss to the Calvert County (Md.) Cobras on St. Patty’s Day was not just their first loss of the 2007 Diamond Football League season. It also allowed the Prince George’s County (Md.) Headhunters...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:04am

Indians bring-A-game to the golf course

Despite a tight loss to a hosting Sussex Tech at The Rookery, Indian River golf coach Neil Beahan said he’s very pleased with the way the team has been handling the opening of the season.

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Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:04am

Young IR softball team starts strong, then hit hard

Indian River began their softball season 2-0 with a commanding 21-1 in their opener against St. Mark’s last Thursday. Indian River catcher Lizzy Handy sent her first pitch of the game past the fence, bringing in three runs for a lead that set the...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:00am

Indians hope to win the arms race

As the 2007 spring baseball season begins to take shape in the first weeks of practice and scrimmages, the Indian River coaching staff has a lot to assess before they open up at home against St. Mark’s on March 22.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Veith returns from injury, looks to shine

On Thursday, March 15, Indian River senior and baseball player Thomas Veith received the best news he’s had in a long while. He was finally cleared to play the game he loves so much — baseball — after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Cleats to fill out in the field

Indian River softball coach Mark Browne has been pressed to establish coordination and cooperation with his team this year as the season gears up. But having lost five starters to graduation and several others to injuries, it’s no walk in the...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians set to take on the conference

Since the Indian River Lady Indians varsity soccer team has stayed relatively intact from last year, the expectations for the team haven’t changed. Head coach Steve Kilby and the Lady Indians have set their sights on not only winning the Southern...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Beahan looks to take another swing at Henlopen South title

Indian River golf coach Neil Beahan hopes to defend the team’s Henlopen South title this year but doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.
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Willie Mulliken practices driving the ball.
“It’s all about...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

Punishers pound Thunder

The Sussex County Punishers of the Diamond Football League continued roll this weekl, winning their third game in a row with a 34-6 win over the Queen Anne County Thunder on March 10.
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Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Mustangs blank Chiefs, make playoffs

The Sussex County Mustangs of the Junior Diamond Football League were faced with a do-or-die situation in their regular-season finale, as to whether they’d secure a playoff slot this season. They had to beat the Norfolk Chiefs, a team that had...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

Mustangs drop one to Cecil County

For the Sussex County Mustangs of the Junior Diamond Football League it’s now or never if they’re going to make the playoffs this year.

Their 21-6 Week 5 loss to the Cecil County Saints on March 3 left the Mustangs with few outs heading...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers punish the Bulls

The Sussex County Punishers (2-0) of the Diamond Football League, with their 33-7 win over the Baltimore County Bulls on March 3, earned sole possession of first place in the Central Division of the Mid-Atlantic Conference.
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians shine in state tournament

The Indian River wrestling team’s season ended following the 2007 Delaware State Tournament held at Sussex Central High School on Feb 23-24.
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Perry Townsend’s state championship appearance in the 215-pound...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers set to take on Bulls

Though the Diamond Football League is only in the third week of their season, the Sussex County Punishers upcoming game against the Baltimore County Bulls tomorrow, March 3, has serious implications in who will claim first place in the league’s...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Mustangs improve to .500 with forfeit

The Sussex County Mustangs of the Junior Diamond Football League were gifted their second win of the season, and it wasn’t because of anything that transpired on the field. The Baltimore County Buckeyes forfeited the game to the Mustangs because...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians rout Laurel to wrap up season

The Indian River Indians’ varsity basketball season is over. They ended the season on a high note by beating the Laurel Bulldogs 71-48 on Feb. 16 and finished with an 8-13 record.
The Indians’ win totals decreased from 15 down to 12 in the...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians to send off eight to states

Indian River head wrestling coach Jeff Windish indicated last week that he felt that all of his varsity wrestlers could make the state tournament by placing in the top six slots at the conference tournament.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers take it to Headhunters

Sporting their new duds, the Sussex County Punishers (formerly known as the Warhawks) of the Diamond Football League won their 2007 season-opener over the Prince George’s County Headhunters 20-12 on Feb. 18.

New Punishers quarterback Kurt...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Mustangs fall to Cobras at end

Just when the Mustangs thought they had the Kent County Cobras of the Junior Diamond Football League on the ropes late in the fourth quarter on Feb. 17, quarterback Darren Warren bobbed and weaved his all — all the way for an 87-yard touchdown...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Mustangs close the door on Kent County

The Sussex County Mustangs of the Junior Diamond Football League earned their first win in Week Two of the season, over the Kent County 49er’s on Feb. 10, behind four, shutout quarters of staunch defensive play and their ball-control offense....

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Townsend signs with Holy Cross

On Feb. 8, 2007, Indian River High School senior Perry Townsend decided which school he plans to play collegiate football. Townsend, along with his family, has signed a letter-of-intent and accepted an athletic scholarship to play college...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

SMS wrestlers win big in Cape Henlopen Conference tournament

The Selbyville Middle School wrestling team placed third among a field of 14 teams on Saturday in the Henlopen Middle School Wrestling Invitational Tournament 2007, at Seaford High School. Winning the tournament were Upstate perennial powerhouses...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians set to take their show to Dover

Inclement weather up north on Feb. 13 postponed the (10-6) Indian River Indians varsity wrestling team’s State Dual Championships against the (13-3) Smyrna Eagles to Feb. 20. And, heading into this weekend’s conference tournament at Sussex...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indian River alumni to run for a cause

Valentine’s Day is all about love. And this Valentine’s Day, Indian River alumnus Catie Cummings embodied the ultimate love by raising money in one of many fundraisers for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and recovering IRHS student, cancer...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers' Sample gets break in Arena Football League

Sussex County Punishers offensive guard and recent Salisbury University graduate Jerrod Sample is a mountain of a man. He stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs in at 385 pounds but is incredibly agile for an offensive lineman his size.
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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Punishers set to kick off season

Peyton Manning and the Colts may have finally won the Super Bowl. But that doesn’t necessarily mark the end of the football season for local fans.

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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians push for strong finish

With only three games left in this basketball season, Indian River head coach Pat Kelly and the rest of the team want to finish out strong, following consecutive wins over Lake Forest and Seaford.

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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians take it to Delmar

The Lady Indians basketball team earned their fourth win of the season after defeating the Delmar Lady Wildcats convincingly 55-35 at a Jan. 29 home game. But sandwiched on either side of their big win were two blowout losses, to Henlopen North’s...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Boys fall short at end in two games

There were moments during the Jan. 30 game at Delmar and late in the fourth quarter against Caesar Rodney this week that the Indian River Indians boys’ varsity basketball team could have snatched victory from defeat.

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Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians face off against the best

Losing consecutive lopsided matches to No. 1 ranked Caesar Rodney and No. 2 Sussex Central dropped Indian River’s regular season record to 7-6. The losses hurt the Indians’ post-season chances, but there also is a silver lining – they never gave...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians storm back against Vikings

Despite their unimposing stature, Indian River’s bottom half of their varsity wrestling lineup — including Delphino Pascual, Antonio Gonzalez, Mike Magaha and Darjuan Pitts — proved to the be the strongest link on its team in a 42-31 comeback win...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians fall to Tech, 68-50

The Indian River Indians varsity basketball team capped a five-game losing streak and tallied their fourth straight defeat versus the Henlopen North with a 68-50 loss to the Sussex Tech Ravens on Jan. 23.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians hit rough skid

The Indian River Lady Indians basketball team hit a new low this week, losing consecutive games to Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech by an average of 32 points as their record sunk to 3-8.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Herring Point jetties to get restoration

It appears that, due to overwhelming support from the local community, the Herring Point jetties system will most likely get the restoration it so desperately needs.

Several local interest groups — including the Surfrider Foundation,...

Friday, January 19, 2007 - 8:03am

Indians set to take on Cape Henlopen

The road will only get tougher before it gets easier for the Indian River varsity boys basketball team, following two straight losses, to Milford and Polytech of the Henlopen North. The defeats drop their record to 5-7 overall.

In a...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:37pm

Grapplers battle to the end

Coming into the Polytech/Indian River varsity wrestling match on Jan. 17, both head coaches — Polytech’s Danny Boone and IR’s Jeff Windish — knew it would come down to the wire.
Call it a feeling or coach’s intuition. They knew that every...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:35pm

Lady Indians show fight against Polytech

Defensive hustle nearly earned the Indian River Lady Indians basketball team (3-6) a win against the Polytech Lady Panthers (10-2) on Jan. 16, despite their succumbing to a 14-point second-half deficit and trailing by 11 heading into the fourth...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 12:32pm

Oliver overcomes size, excels

In the year and half since he came to Indian River High School as a freshman, sophomore point guard Tyree Oliver has shown glimpses of brilliance, negotiating the hardwood to break full-court presses or making sizzling passes. But seldom has he...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:44am

Indians fall in battle of top teams

The defending Southern Henlopen Champion Smyrna Eagles (5-0) held off the Indian River Indians (5-2) 47-17 on Jan. 10 in what may have been a preview for the 2007 Division II dual meet tournament next month.

Dominique Morris (160...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:42am

Indians see streak come to an end

The 2006-2007 Indian River varsity basketball has seen its season ebb and flow many times. They won two straight games after dropping their season opener to Smyrna, then lost three straight, only to win three more in a row — including home wins...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:37am

Indian grapplers show their stuff

The Indian River Indians varsity wrestling team added another notch to their belt by earning a second-place finish at the Delone Catholic Tournament in Pennsylvania during the Christmas break, in their third tournament of the season.

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Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:52am

Andrews makes his mark

When freshman forward Montre Andrews came to Indian River High School, he knew there was a very good chance that he’d have a limited role behind junior forward Jeremy Purnell on the Indians’ varsity basketball team.

Freshman forward...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:47am

Indians take out frustrations on Mardela

Three straight losses can wear on a team — especially one that is young and relatively inexperienced at the varsity level.

Preston Irving and the Indian River Indians punished Mardela from the free-throw line, hitting 26-36 in a 79-55...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:43am

Indians sweep Concord and Sanford

The Indian River Indians varsity wrestling team received an early Christmas present, sweeping Concord High and Sanford School in an up-state tri-meet on Dec. 20 to propel the Indians’ regular-season record to 3-0.

Indian River coasted past...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians drop opener to Bennett

The Indian River Indians varsity basketball team can only go up, after losing their third straight game — including a 60-43 loss to James M. Bennett in the first-round of the Daily Times Mason-Dixon Cup at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury,...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mardela loses to Delmar, will play IR

After losing three of their last four to Southern Conference contenders — Seaford, Smyrna and Woodbridge — Delmar finally evened their record at 3-3 in a 62-60 win over Mardela High School (3-4) in the first round of the Daily Times Mason-Dixon...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians hit scoring drought

The Indian River Lady Indians varsity basketball team blanked against the Milford Lady Buccaneers in a 56-32 defeat on Dec. 19, marking their fourth straight loss since opening the season with a win over the Smyrna Lady Eagles.
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Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Indians storm back, fall at end

After jumping out to a 2-1 record in the Henlopen South’s standings, the Indian River Indians varsity basketball team has cooled off. The team took a 75-62 pasting by the Nandua Warriors on Dec. 19.

The Warriors held a 12-point lead at...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm