Baseball continues to light up the bases

The Indian River baseball team refuses to let up, advancing to 6-0 on the season following a powering 11-1 triumph over league rivals Caesar Rodney last Friday, and a victory over Delmar the day before. The conference heavy-hitters of CR, who sat...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:58am

IR tennis advances to 6-0 on the season

After a 2-2 deadlock against Seaford last week, followed by a rain-delayed match between the team’s top hitters, Indian River boys tennis players knew they had to return to the courts with precision and focus. Brendan Young, leading IR at first-...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:45am

Education and coaching help guide IR senior to top of the class

Indian River High School senior Annmarie Brown has had her hands full, winding up the remaining months of her high school career. From academics and athletics to a variety of extra-curricular activities, she has managed to fight back the infamous...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:18am

Lady Indians douse Dover in season-opener

After a light rain passed through on Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Indians took to the soccer field for their season-opener under the lights against rival Dover. Despite the slick conditions and an early Senators’ goal, Indian River pulled out a...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:06am

Student trainers fuel to fire in today’s athletes

Let’s face it. High school would be virtually unbearable for many students if it weren’t for the sports. Whether participating, watching or coaching, a good number of students, or their friends and family, have had some involvement with high-...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:00am

Lady Indians drop season-opener on tennis courts

Soggy conditions made for difficult play for Indian River this past Tuesday as they narrowly gave up their first game of the season to Lake Forest, 3-2. Standing water to contend with on a few of the courts eventually progressed into periodic...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:54am

Indians baseball, softball, boys tennis return from the road

Baseball stays undefeated, shuts-out Smyrna, 12-0

Except for a late close call last Thursday against St. Mark’s, Indian River’s baseball team is standing out with a seemingly flawless, undefeated record as they head into their third week...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:26am

Indian River trounces Nandua

Indian River baseball head coach Howard Smack had confidence in his team’s pitching. He had confidence in the defense. The one thing on his mind going into Tuesday’s season-opener hosting Nandua (Va.) was hitting. But judging by the looks of the...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:59am

Jack of all trades

Throughout their high school careers, students often turn to a sport or two for any number of reasons: balance in their daily lives, exercise and staying fit, socializing and finding a like-minded circle of friends. Then there are athletes like...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:51am

Pre-season wins make for promising softball year

Head Coach Mark Browne is pleased with the way his softball team is coming together, and who can blame him? The Lady Indians started two-for-two in pre-season scrimmage wins over Easton and Mardela. They were set to face Milford at the Pyle...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:13am

IR basketball standout Purnell looks to his future

Even back in eighth grade, Jeremy Purnell towered over his teammates and opponents on the basketball court at Selbyville Middle School. It would be that year that he would record the first in-game slam dunk of his career — the first of many to...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:06am

Baseball uses scrimmages to prepare for opener on Tuesday

Spring break may be going into effect next week for Indian River schools, but the varsity baseball team will get anything but a vacation as they start their season on Tuesday, March 25, hosting Nandua, and then travel to St. Mark’s on Thursday...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:56am

Brenda A. Dunstan, 54

Brenda A. Dunstan, 54, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a graduate of the Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia, Pa.

Dunstan was...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:54am

Indian River softball gets back in action

Following tryouts in chilly weather, the Indian River High School softball team is shaping up to be a methodical, tight-knit group of girls. Head coach Mark Browne is pleased with his lineup as 10 returning players from last year’s 14-4 team make...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:36am

Indians baseball has their eye on the ball

For six years, Indian River head baseball coach Howard Smack has made his presence known, recently leading the team to its third consecutive conference title in the Henlopen South. This year, with his solid, talented group of 15 individuals, he’s...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:35am

Indians’ tennis looks to ace the season

Last year, only a small percentage of the athletes on the boys’ tennis team at Indian River High School had ever picked up a racquet before stepping on the courts with head coach Pat Cicala. This year, the Indians are back with more experience,...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:22am

Young Lady Indians take to the tennis courts

The Indian River girls’ tennis team took to the courts this week, following the conclusion of tryouts. With a pleasantly abundant sign-up result, head coach Karen Oliphant is setting the bar for the young athletes to make their presence known...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:20am

Registration open for 19th Annual Ocean-to-Bay Bike Tour

As spring finally warms and greens the Delmarva Peninsula, bicyclists from all over the mid-Atlantic region will shift into gear and head to Fenwick Island. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ocean-To-Bay Bike Tour is a favored...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:39am

Lady Indians look to rebuild defense on the soccer field

The Indian Rivers girls’ soccer team is looking to take to the pitch this year with a sound mentality. Losing seven seniors to graduation — especially when those players secured the backfield — is never an easy task to cope with, but head coach...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

SMS wrestler takes home state title

Hearing the term “scholastic wrestling” doesn’t traditionally conjure up the thought of a barely-100-pound sixth-grader sporting a uniform, but people might think twice before messing with 12-year-old Andrew Powell. The Selbyville Middle School...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

From the field to the fairway

This spring, assistant Indian River football coach Paris Mitchell Sr. is going to take a different swing at things — literally. He’s trading the loud, energetic chaos of the Friday-night lights for the tranquil, steadied eye on the links as the...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

IR wrestling pins another season

Indian River wrestling head coach Jeff Windish has a lot to be proud of with the conclusion of this year’s season. Wrapping up his fourth year for the Indians wasn’t easy, as, for the first time, he has to say goodbye to senior athletes that he...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

Sports Briefs

Public hearing on shark fishery management plan to be held March 11

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a joint public hearing to gather...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:47am

IR basketball falls just shy of state tournament, heads held high

Indian River finished off quite an impressive season under the watchful eye of first-year head coach Phil Mead. But a winning record and second-place finish in the Henlopen South Conference was not enough to carry the Indians into the state...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:45am

Lady Indians fight through the end of slow season

The final results for the Lady Indians’ basketball season were rather meager this year, as they finished out their season 4-16, but as fourth-year head coach Summer Chorman noted, you can’t always judge a book by its cover, or a team by their...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:44am

IR hoops finish season on high note, look to advance to state

The final regular-season game of the year inevitably brings with it a sentimental resolve for the senior class, but the seven Indian River seniors on the boys basketball roster this year weren’t the only ones who came to shine as they pulled off...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 9:53am

Selbyville Middle captures undefeated football and basketball records

Sub-.500 seasons were likely the last things that Selbyville Middle School athletes were expecting when their football team went 3-3-1 and their boys’ basketball team fell 3-9 on the season during the 2006-2007 school year. But, this year, they...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:29am

IR puts up impressive numbers on the mat, despite loss to SC

Only three teams other than Indian River have managed to keep the undefeated Golden Knights of Sussex Central under a score of 58 on the mat. Only one of those three teams — Milford — also resides in the Henlopen South conference. Thus, Monday’s...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:45am

Indians trounce Lake Forest and slip by Seaford, move to 7-2 in the South

Record-setting scoring and minor defensive adjustments helped propel Indian River hoops a little further this week. Phil Mead’s Indians turned up their performance, recovering from a six-game deficit through most of January. Indian River boys...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:39am

Lady Indians win one, lose one

The Lady Indians brought impressive play to the hardwood floor at Lake Forest last Friday, but they were unable keep up the pace in their second game of the week, falling to Seaford at home, 58-39, on Tuesday night.

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Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:36am

Indians slip against CR, heavy conference games ahead

Another consecutive loss was the last thing on the mind of Indian River head coach Phil Mead when his basketball team took to the court on Tuesday night to face Henlopen North powerhouse Caesar Rodney, but that’s just what the Indians came away...

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 4:47am

Prop bets: There's no such thing as a sure thing

In another week, millions of people will be tuning into the same broadcast across the nation; the crème de la crème of all Americanized sporting events, the head honcho of athletic confrontation, and, of course, every gambler’s fantasy. The Super...

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:24am

Lower Sussex to host state softball tournament games

With the Sports at the Beach complex closing its doors on softball, the Lower Sussex Little League and the Pyle Center in Roxana have agreed to pick up the slack and will host two national United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:12am

Indians find tough going against the North

Indian River High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team began the season hot, winning seven of eight but has since lost its last three games to Northern Henlopen Conference teams — including a 70-51 loss to Polytech on Jan. 15.

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:11am

Indian River pair cheer all the way to Miami

Cheering before a packed crowd had always been a rush for Indian River High School freshman Veronica Townsend and sophomore Alyssa Murray, but on Jan. 3, the two traveled to Miami for an experience of a lifetime.
Coastal Point • RYAN SAXTON...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:10am

Indians fall to revamped Milford team

After his team dropped their regular-season opener to the Indian River Indians’ varsity basketball team 63-62, Milford Buccaneers’ head coach B.J. Joseph knew his young team was going to have to make some adjustments if they were going to win...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:38am

Indians back on track after loss

Heading into the holiday break, the Indian River varsity basketball team (5-1, 4-1) rebounded from a disappointing conference loss to Woodbridge with consecutive wins over Nandua (VA) and most recently, Laurel, despite an inconsistent effort....

Friday, January 4, 2008 - 1:49am

Oliver leads Indians to victory over Milford

The Indian River Indians varsity boys’ basketball team has never been short of players who could score points in clutch situations, and this season is no different.

Tyree Oliver sets up the game-...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 7:00pm

Indians building fierce Battle at the Beach

Indian River’s third annual Battle at the Beach wrestling tournament came and went successfully this past weekend with Indian River placing 10th out of 20 teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia.

Coastal Point JESSE...

Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:44am

Lady Indians fall despite second-half comeback

In their attempt to surpass the .500 mark heading into the sixth game of the season, against Delmarva Christian, with a winning record, the Indian River varsity girls’ basketball team lost 52-51 to Nandua. It was a nail-biter despite the team...

Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:43am

Indians see first loss of season against Woodbridge

The highly anticipated Indian River-Woodbridge varsity basketball game was the game to see on Dec. 14. Both teams came into the game undefeated and featured some of the best talent not only in the Southern Division but the state. Coastal Point •...

Friday, December 21, 2007 - 4:41am

Lady Indians improving on past performance despite losing record

Despite her team beginning the 2007-2008 season with a 1-4 record, Indian River varsity girls basketball coach Summer Chorman is optimistic about their chances to improve as the season progresses.

She has a nucleus of four seniors with...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:28am

Indians’ ‘Three Musketeers’ give their all for the team

Through three games, Indian River High School’s varsity basketball team has dispatched both Lake Forest and Seaford — primarily because of the thriving inside-out game of Jeremy Purnell, Tyree Oliver and Keion Sturgis.

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Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:27am

Indian River wrestlers ready for Battle at the Beach

The month of December is a proving ground for area wrestlers, including the Indian River High School varsity team. And Indian River will compete in its third tournament in as many weeks when they host their third annual Battle at the Beach...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 9:16am

Sea Colony Fitness Center and programs keep members warm in the winter

For 10 years, Sea Colony has been providing the community with nearly endless possibilities for fitness and health, and this winter season, they look to do it again.

Coastal Point • RYAN SAXTON
The fitness center in Sea Colony...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:51am

Punishers ready for 2008 season

The Sussex County Punishers of the semi-pro Diamond Football League will open up their training camp for the 2008 season in Bridgeville tomorrow, Nov. 17.

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The Sussex County Punishers look to improve on...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:55am

Indians soccer edged in state championship

The Indian River Indians varsity soccer team’s bid for a state championship ended Nov. 10, following a 3-2 semi-final loss to Caravel.

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Peter Mais drives the ball upfield against Laurel on Oct. 23. Mais...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:53am

Budesheim ready for the next level

On Nov. 14, Millville resident and Sussex Central senior Brock Budesheim signed a letter-of-intent to accept a full scholarship to wrestle for Division II powerhouse Newberry College in South Carolina following his senior year.


Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:50am

IR football ready to tackle state tournament

With the regular season in the rear-view mirror, the Indian River Indians varsity football team turned their attention this week to their first-round opponent in this year’s DIAA state football tournament — a familiar foe: the Concord Raiders....

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:48am

Ahfeldt comes through for Indians baseball

Indian River senior outfielder Mark Ahfeldt has waited a long time to contribute. He had only 10 at-bats last season and has been used mostly as a pinch runner so far this season.

Reserve outfielder Mark Ahfeldt delivered a walk-off...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 11:21am