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Sussex makes good showing

Seaford’s Big League all-star team down-right stole the first game of a double-header June 26, defeating Lower Sussex 9-7. But Sussex’s Big League finest made sure that they sealed the deal to win the second game 6-4. Lower Sussex leads the...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Girls looking good for future championship

The Little League Lower Sussex 9-10 softball All-Stars proved when they played on June 28 they will be serious contenders for the championship in the future.

The Lower Sussex softball All-Stars won four out of five games to earn their way...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Post 28 goes to 6-4 after splitting with Delvets

The Post 28 Legion Warriors cut down Dover Post 2 on June 23, and Delvets in one of two games of a June 25 doubleheader, to improve their record to 6-4 on the season.

Pitcher James Davis secured his second victory of the season by pitching...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Women's sufing rides into local break

In 1977, very few women were surfing, according to Eastern Surfing Association competitor and local surf artist Bonnie Preziosi. But today there are enough women to warrant women-only contests.
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Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Post 28 rallies back from losses

Sometimes when you’re down, it’s easy to stay down. But in the case of the Post 28 Warriors baseball team, they fought right through a couple of tough losses and gained a couple of big wins.
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Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Kiteboarding takes off

There are some days when the surfing conditions are less than ideal, such as when a nor’easter hits Delmarva’s shores and the waves are too rough to ride.

But a sport called kiteboarding has evolved from windsurfing, wakeboarding and...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Veterans aim for Oymplic triumph

Delaware’s war veterans aren’t getting older, they’re getting better — especially the group of 70- to 74-year-old veterans who competed in the National Senior Olympic Championship Games at the University of Pittsburg from June 3 to June 18.

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Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:00pm

Umpire shortage leaves players waiting on deck

Despite the rise in the popularity of other sports, such as soccer and lacrosse, more than 500 enthusiastic young baseball and softball players continue to come from around southern Sussex County to play for the 43 teams in the Lower Sussex...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Surfers compete in Ocean City tourney

The Surfrider Foundation sponsored the fifth annual Surfrider Longboard Team Challenge at the Castle in the Sand in Ocean City on June 11.
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Team Ashton celebrates their win at the Surfrider Longboard Team...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

IRHS student-athletes reaching heights

Indian River High School students have proved that they can and will continue to be successful in athletics, but it’s their achievements and dedication to academics that sets them apart from other Delaware schools.

Last year, Indian River...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

Trout lands at Cripple Creek

Like all the business people in the area, Brian Trout is preparing for the busy season. Trout is the head pro at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club and has been on the job a little more than two months.

He officially started April 1,...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Book shines light on landmarks

Bob Trapani Jr., the executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation and former resident of Lewes, had a book released recently, called “Lighthouses of New Jersey and Delaware — History, Mystery, Legends & Lore,” containing pictures...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians look to ride Riley's arm

Good pitching almost always beats good hitting. And that boded well for the Indian River varsity softball team as they headed into their first playoff game of the season, against Concord on May 25.
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Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians show progress on courts

A second-round knockout is usually bad, but for Indian River’s varsity tennis team — it’s a good thing.

Three of the four teams the Indians sent to the state tournament on May 21 played well enough to make it into the second round, which...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Golf team opens eyes

When the season started, no one expected them to succeed, except perhaps the players themselves.

Nonetheless, as the season drew to a close, the Indian River golf team proved good enough to almost upset the No. 2 team in the state when...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local golfers help Tech

Sussex Tech’s undefeated golf team has a trio of captains to lead them. All three are from the Frankford/Ocean View area.
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Jesse Kitchen, Willie Thomas and Jason Rickards head the Sussex Tech golf team....

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians battle weather and opponents

It’s hard to say who is going to be the Indian River varsity baseball team’s first opponent going into the playoffs: Newark or the rain.

The Indians had the wool pulled over their eyes when the playoff brackets were made. The powers-that-...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Girls head to playoffs with grit

The Indian River varsity girl’s soccer team must love it on the edge, because they won their third of four overtime games this season May 19, by defeating Cape Henlopen 2-0.

A lack of scoring has been an issue for the Lady Indians, but as...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians drop first game

This week hasn’t been too kind to Indian River’s varsity girl’s soccer team. They dropped from the state rankings and lost their first game of the season to Delmar (9-5) in 2-1 overtime on May 17.
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Golf tournament to benefit Wellness Community

The 1st Annual Jake’s Seafood House Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 20, at the Marsh Island Golf Club to benefit The Wellness Community-Delaware. Enjoy fabulous prizes, a buffet luncheon and drinks afterward at Jakes’ Seafood House...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Baseball team crushes Central

The best chance any team has to win a game is in playing hard, maintaining their concentration and never, ever quitting. Indian River did just that as they beat their chief rival, Sussex Central, 12-6 on May 16.
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Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Junior varisty drops finale

The Indian River junior varsity baseball team ended a great season on a sour note, falling to Caesar Rodney 4-1 on May 12.
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Mike Casale prepares to swing at a pitch by a Caesar Rodney pitcher.
The loss...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Softball team reclaims winning ways

The No. 6 Indian River varsity softball team jumped back on the right track — winning games against Caesar Rodney and Laurel this week after losing two straight to Sussex Tech and Smyrna in the previous week.

The wins improved the Lady...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indian River takes golf title

The Indian River varsity golf team floated past Smyrna and Seaford early this week, winning the Southern Henlopen Conference and earning a place in the Founders Cup against No. 3 Sussex Tech on May 18.

Head Coach Neil Beahan’s squad of...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Boys split two on court

Indian River’s varsity boy’s tennis continues to improve as they split two — winning one of two matches.
The Indians defeated Lake Forest 4-1 on May 5 but lost another close 3-2 match against Milford.
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Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Softball team drop a pair

What was a seven-game winning streak for the No. 5 Indian River varsity softball team has been replaced with a two-game losing streak.
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Sara Powell, from left, Kathryn Riley and Jordan Warrington cheer...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Golfers attack pins

Where there’s smoke there’s fire. And in the case of the Indian River varsity golf team, they are a blazing inferno.
The team has won six straight matches — eight of their last nine — and has improved their record to 10-4 on the season....

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Fishermen defy weather, catch fish

Neither nor’easter surf nor rising tides could keep 325 area fishermen from competing in the 12th Annual Spring Surf-fishing Tournament sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce on May 7.
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Tom...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Girls keep chugging along

Put two more notches in their belts. Indian River’s varsity girl’s soccer team defeated Caravel 3-2 on May 9 and shut out Polytech 6-0 on May 10, to improve their regular-season record to 11-0-1.
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Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Young rivals do battle

The Indian River and Sussex Central High School baseball teams have an intense rivalry that goes back years, even decades. Where does the rivalry start? At the middle school level.
And on May 9, the Indians-to-be of Selbyville Middle School...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians bring out big bats

Indian River’s varsity boy’s baseball team laid the lumber to Sussex Tech and Smyrna, pitching in two monster victories this week.
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Jerry Meiklejohn blooped a single over the second baseman in the game...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians get dramatic against Cape

Four games in six days isn’t a tough task for the newly No. 10 ranked Indian River varsity baseball team. The team pulled together to round out a five-game win streak, beating Cape Henlopen 5-4 in a dramatic seventh inning comeback.
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians pay back Cape in softball

The No. 3 Lady Indian’s varsity softball team has kept the ball rolling, winning their last seven and improving their record to 13-2 and 9-1 in the conference.
They paid back Cape Henlopen for an earlier non-conference loss on May 3 by...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Boys put it together on courts against Cape

The Indian River varsity tennis team split two games to pull their record to 3-6 on the season. Every player got in the mix in the 4-1 victory against Cape Henlopen on April 27.
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Chad Brasure follows...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Golfers heating up with season

The Indian River varsity golf team picked up steam this week, winning two more matches to move to 7-4 on the season and boost themselves to sixth place in the Henlopen Conference, just behind the golfing elite.
Head Coach Neil Beahan and...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Girls still kicking, but not moving up

The No. 10 Indian River girls’ varsity soccer team hasn’t budged from the state rankings since their arrival some weeks ago, despite dominant play, game-in and game-out.

The Lady Indians eked out two victories since April 28 – beating St....

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Meiklejohn leads offensive attack for Indians

When one player isn’t hitting, another usually is. And in the case of Indian River, senior right fielder Jerry Meiklejohn provided enough ammunition to put the Indians overDover 10-0 on April 26.
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Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Surf good in ESA tourney

The surf couldn’t have been any better as morning broke for the Eastern Surfing Association’s first contest of the season April 24, as 65 surfers converged on 37th Street in Ocean City. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and a great day for the...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians still defensive

They remain undefeated, and yet another shutout was pitched by the No. 10 Indian River girl’s varsity soccer team, in a 2-0 defeat of Seaford on April 26.
The shutout marks their sixth such win this season, while they have only allowed one...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians soar to 11-2

The Lady Indians varsity softball team notched three more wins this week, to improve their season record to 11-2. They did so by dumping a massive amount of runs on their opponents.
Coach Mark Browne’s squad unloaded 31 runs in three games...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indians turn the tables on foes

The monkey is finally off the backs of the Indian River varsity tennis team. The Indian had lost four matches by the score of 3-2 this season, but no more. Turning the tables, Indian River (2-5) defeated Smyrna 3-2 in a rematch of their season-...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Warhawks end season on skid

The Sussex County Warhawks finished the 2005 season on a sour note, losing their last two games in a late season playoff push, to the cellar dweller Kent County Fire and the Talbot County Warriors.

With her team plagued by inconsistency on...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Baseball team comes out swinging

The Southern Henlopen Conference heated up for varsity baseball as Indian River nabbed two victories from conference opponents (Woodbridge and Delmar) on April 15 and 20.
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Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Just Short

Playoff hopes were dashed for the Sussex County Warhawks when the Kent County Fire squeezed by them, 9-6, on April 16.
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Warhawks running back Darnell Strand fights for a few of his 50 yards.
The...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

IR Tennis drops third 3-2 match of season

Losing stinks and just barely losing stinks even more.
Where do you begin… “Did I try hard enough?” “Were they better than me?” “Can I win?”

Those are all questions the members of the Indian River varsity tennis team have been asking...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians keep teams locked down

As quietly as proverbial church mice, the No. 10 Indian River varsity girl’s soccer team has become a contender in the state rankings. The Lady Indians served up three shutout victories in five days as they improved their record to 6-0-1.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians follow up rout with tough win

After whomping Woodbridge 26-0 on April 15, the Indian River softball team maintained their focus to defeat division rival Delmar 3-1 four days later. The set of wins improves the No. 6 Lady Indians’ record to 8-2 on the season and 3-0 in the...

Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Tournament brings in scholarship funds

The Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Alpha Eta chapter, has raised enough money at their first-ever golf tournament to fund not one, but two, $5,000 scholarships for graduating Indian River High School seniors.
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Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Baseball team grinds out win

What small ball couldn’t accomplish against Seaford on Thursday, April 7 worked just fine when the Indian River varsity baseball team traveled to rival Sussex Central on Tuesday, April 12. They defeated the Knights for the first time in five...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians continue to roll

The Indian River varsity girl’s soccer team is off to a hot start, tying No. 4 Caesar Rodney, 1-1, last week and shutting out Milford, 3-0, on April 12. With exception of the game versus Caesar Rodney, the Lady Indians haven’t yielded a goal this...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm