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Indians shake things up for 2007 season

The varsity football coaching staff at Indian River High School followed conventional wisdom in preparing for their 2007 season: Don’t try to jam a square peg into a round hole; and make the most of what you have, even if it means breaking the...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:11am

Post 28 Warriors hit their stride

After a slow start, the Sussex East Warriors, representing Post 28, have finally hit their stride. They’ve countered a four-game slide by winning their last three, including a June 30 doubleheader against R.C. DuPont to pull their record within...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Lower Sussex loses tourney but shows strength on the field

Two losses in All-Star Little League play equals double-elimination from the local tournament. And on June 29, Lower Sussex’s 9 and 10 year olds bowed out following a 3-0 loss to Millsboro. But, if it’s any consolation, Lower Sussex’s head coach...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Calling all ball players

As far as Legion baseball in Delaware is concerned, Sussex East’s Post 28 team perennially has been one of the elite teams in the state. Each summer they’re competitive, and recently they have been in contention for the league crown.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Cornell leaves her mark, and number, at Tech

Sussex Tech alumni and former Clarksville resident Harper Cornell has always had success picking her number for sports teams.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Boarders suit up for competition

Surfers and bodyboarders of all ages are slipping into their trunks and suits, and waxing down their boards once again, for another Delmarva District Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) event.

This Saturday, June 16, surfers and boarders...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Legion ball tries to pull together best of the best

As summer begins and schools close their doors, a new Legion baseball season embarks. And Sussex East’s Post 28 Legion baseball team, which is stacked with quality starting pitching and has a good mixture of experience and youth, is optimistic...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Sisters-in-law run marathon for a cure

This past weekend, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Carrie Subity and her sister-in-law, Nikki Basile, were two of 20,000 people to run a marathon in San Diego benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Subity said...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians slip against Caravel in softball semifinals

Though the Lady Indians toppled over Seaford last Saturday in the quarterfinals of the state softball tournament, their moment came to a dwindling end, inning by inning, this past Wednesday. Top-seeded Caravel flattened the Indian River team 15-2...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

IR golf scores impressive season despite no three-peat

When the names of the top 16 high school golf teams in Delaware were announced for the state tournament, Indian River head coach Neil Beahan was less than pleased that his team did not make the cut. Even more frustrating was the fact that they...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ocean View group to bike America

On June 18, Ocean View residents Brett and Jennifer Dieste-Buffington and Russell Littleton will embark on a journey few have ever taken: they’ll bicycle coast-to-coast, more than 3,600 miles across a northern trek of the United States of America...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:39am

Indian River wiped out in first round of states

There were some misty eyes in Dover on Tuesday, May 22, as seven local seniors played the final soccer game of their high school career. The ninth-seeded Indian River girls were stopped early, shut out by eighth seed Alexis I. duPont in the 2007...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:37am

Indians go nearly all the way

The Indian River Indians varsity baseball team was eliminated in the opening round of the Delaware State Tournament, in a 4-0 shutout by the fourth seeded Salesianum Sales on May 22.
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Friday, May 25, 2007 - 7:34am

Punishers come up short in first-ever semi-final game

The Sussex County Punishers of the Diamond Football League had their post-season hopes dashed by the three-time Northern Conference champions, the Gloucester County Generals, 50-14 in the semi-finals on May 12.

The Punishers held the lead...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:36pm

Indians baseball takes Southern Division

The Indian River varsity baseball team earned its third consecutive Southern Division title following a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Milford on May 9. Indians right-fielder Mark Ahfeldt came through again with his second walk-off RBI single in...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:36pm

Lady Indians lose focus heading into tournament time

After losing three of their last four games to Dover, Middletown and Tower Hill, Indian River head coach Steve Kilby said he hopes that his Lady Indians varsity soccer team will rebound in time for the state tournament, which begins May 22....

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:31pm

Indians tennis looks for upsets in weekend tourney

The season for Indian River varsity boys’ tennis team concluded with consecutive losses to Seaford and Smyrna (5-0 and 3-2, respectively) and ended with a 6-8 record. Despite that losing record, first-year Indians head coach Pat Cicala rated the...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:37pm

IR golf goes for South Championship yet again

The Indian River golf team continues to muster up solid play as they move forward in the season, scoring low numbers on Friday, May 3, against Laurel and Monday, May 7, at Milford. Smarter decisions and powerful play have been in evidence, as the...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:34pm

Tennis finishes a long, but improved season

The season may have come to a seemingly abrupt end for the girls of Indian River’s tennis team, but first-year head coach Karen Oliphant couldn’t be more proud of her players.

Jocelyn Hazzard will be a likely contender returning next...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:31pm

Lady Indians continue shutout trend

The Lady Indians varsity soccer team notched their third shutout victory in the team’s last four games, following a 4-0 win over PolyTech on May 3 and a 6-0 win over division foe Smyrna on May 8, as conference play comes to a close.

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Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:29pm

Lady Indians chop down Lake Forest

Indian River seemed to be doing everything right on the softball field as they scored two more for the win column this week, for a season record of 15-3. A 5-1 victory at Polytech last Thursday, May 3, wasn’t enough to satisfy the Indians, and...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:25pm

Spring surf-fishing tournament taking off this weekend

For those hoping to dust off their reels from the shed or for those who have been casting away all year long, the Bethany-Fenwick chamber of Commerce is once again hosting its Annual Spring Surf-fishing Tournament this Saturday, May 12, from 7 a....

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:22pm

Punishers win first playoff game - head to DFL semi-finals

There hasn’t been much celebration for Sussex County’s semi-pro Diamond Football League football team over the last seven years. They’ve made the playoffs only twice and had yet to win a post-season game as the Warhawks.

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Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:12pm

Lady Indians move to 9-1 season

The Indian River Lady Indians varsity soccer team improved their regular-season record to 9-1 following a pair of road wins over Caravel and, most recently, Lake Forest on May 2.

The Lady Indians squeaked past Lake Forest 3-2 behind a pair...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:26am

Indians beat Milford, dine out

For the members of the Indian River (4-5) varsity tennis team, this season is all about learning the game and developing their skills for future seasons. But, more importantly, it’s about having fun.

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Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:25am

Indians storm to four straight wins

The Indian River Indians varsity baseball team (8-5) won their fourth straight game in a row this week, with conference wins over Smyrna, Sussex Tech and Delmar in the chase for the Southern Division crown.

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Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:21am

Indians change momentum on the golf course

After a few disappointing matches to round out last month, the Indian River golf team jumped back on track this week. They pulled off a tri-match victory on Tuesday, May 1, when they squared off against Milford and Delmarva Christian. The Indians...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:09am

Softball moves to 13-3 on season

The Lady Indians bounced back and forth this week in softball, trying to snag consistency out of the air like a change-up pitch. A commanding, blowout win, a surprising defeat and a come-from-behind squeaker have made the Lady Indians one of the...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 8:06am

IR golf team losing focus at season's mid-point

As the middle of the season rolls over them, the Indian River High School golf team is struggling to find consistency in their matches. Despite a win on Monday at Lake Forest’s Shawnee Country Club, the Indians fell to hosts Caesar Rodney at...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:28am

Punishers win Central Division

The Sussex County Punishers of the Diamond Football League became the Central Division Champions of the Mid-Atlantic region and secured a home playoff game after beating the Calvert County Cobras 27-6 in their regular-season finale on April 21....

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:22am

Indians storm back to .500

As a freshman, Indian River pitcher Cory Showalter had only seen limited action in two relief appearances. He’d pitched 6 1/3 through eight games. But with Trevor Abbott sidelined until mid-May with a back injury, he and the rest of the pitching...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:22am

Indian River’s softball shaping up well on the season

Every year, Indian River softball coach Mark Browne sets his sights on the same goal: to improve performance and be a better team by the end of the season. Now, with his team sitting at a comfortable 6-1 conference record and an 11-2 record...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:19am

Girls’ tennis tallies win and losses, stays energetic

Coming off of the holiday break and into bitter April wind didn’t seem to faze the Indian River girls’ tennis team as they returned to the courts to chalk up a 4-1 win against Sussex Central last Wednesday.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 - 10:16am

Lady Indians knock off nemeses

The last two seasons, the Delmar Lady Wildcats’ varsity soccer team has had Indian River’s number. But on April 17, the Lady Indians returned the favor, beating Delmar 4-3 at the end of regulation.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians drop Central, 4-2

Following the Indian River varsity soccer team’s 4-2 win over Sussex Central on April 5, Lady Indians (4-1) head coach Steve Kilby decided to give his players the week off during the spring break holiday to mend up and vacation with their...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:13am

Newark pitcher quiets Indians' bats

The Indian River varsity baseball team (3-3) just couldn’t get a hit to drop against pitcher Brian Perkins and the rest of the red-hot Newark Yellow Jackets (6-0) in a 2-0 loss on April 10.

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Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:11am

Lady Indians tame Red Lion

It’s been a slow start for sophomore pitcher Sarah Tyre, who missed the first few games this season, but now that she’s back on the mound, she said she couldn’t be more pleased to be doing what she loves.

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Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:08am

Lady Indians bounce back, shut down Tech

Only one week after their first game of the season — a loss to perennial Henlopen championship contender Caesar Rodney, 4-0 — the Indian River Lady Indians varsity soccer team showed great resilience against one of the better teams in the...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:21am

IR golf suffers one-stroke loss to visiting Henlopen

For Indian River golf coach Neil Beahan, if there’s anything worse than sacrificing a loss at a home match, it’s falling short by one stroke. That nightmare became a reality on Tuesday as the Indians hosted Cape Henlopen, falling just shy, with a...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:20am

Indian River softball runs down Dover

For the most part, Indian River softball seems to be right on track, chalking up a 23-1 win this past Monday against visiting Dover to bring their season to 5-1, with recent wins over Woodbridge (12-3) and Newark (14-2).

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Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:17am

Punishers hope to finish strong

In the eight years since the Diamond Football League was formed, Sussex County has always had a team. The Sussex County Warhawks have reigned in purgatory for seven losing seasons, with only one winning season — in 2002, when former team owner...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:14am

Indians look to build skills, gain confidence

Indian River’s varsity tennis team is taking a different approach to the season this year, since they’re basically starting over from scratch. They’re building for the future with a slew of first-year players and have placed a strong emphasis on...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 10:12am

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