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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

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.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
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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

Indian River splits for the week

The Indian River varsity softball team went one for two in the last week, defeating Seaford 7-4 on April 7 but losing a hard-fought game to rival Sussex Central, 3-1, on April 12.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:
First baseman, freshman...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians fall short

One week after defeating St. Thomas More, 4-1, the Indian River varsity girls’ tennis team had the script flipped, as Caesar Rodney easily defeated the Indians, 4-1, on April 8.
Special to the Coastal Point • BRUCE WALLS:
One of the...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Boys Fall to Caesar Rodney

Caesar Rodney isn’t ranked No. 2 in the state for nothing, and the Indian River varsity boys’ tennis team found out just how good they really are in play April 13.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:
Indian River's #1 singles, senior Bobby...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Warhawks battle toward playoffs

The Sussex County Warhawks hurdled an obstacle by defeating the Wilmington Raiders 9-0 on April 9, continuing their convoluted playoff push.

Having handily defeated the Raiders, the Warhawks now have a clearer picture of what must happen...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians take it to St. Thomas More

It was a John Denver kind of day, and the sunshine was definitely shining on the Lady Indians varsity tennis team as they breezed through St. Thomas More, 4-1, on April 5 for their first victory of the season. That improved their record to 1-2....

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Beahan leading golf resurgence

Golfing hasn’t been this fun since finding your dad’s golf clubs and hitting his new Titleists into the woods.
The golf program at Indian River High School has seen resurgence over the past year, and head coach Neil Beahan has more talent...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Indian River golfers hang with Central, but fall

The Indian River varsity golf team may have lost their April 5 match to Sussex Tech, 180-163, but the loss will serve a purpose: to see where they stand within the Henlopen conference.

“This was a good wakeup call for us. We shot well...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Boys break through with win

The Indian River boys’ varsity tennis team won their first match of the season, moving to 1-2 for the season as they whipped up on St. Thomas More, 4-1, on April 5.

First-ranked singles player, senior Bobby Boyce, started it off, winning 6...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Warhawks fall to Saints

arhawks Head Coach Butch Yocum has been eagerly anticipating the re-match from the team’s season-opening 37-0 landslide loss to the Saints and hoped to take a much needed victory from the titans of the league. But the Warhawks came up short, 21-6...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lady Indians getting their kicks

Slowly, but surely, the Indian River varsity girl’s soccer team is scoring goals and getting victories in the 2005 season.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Indian River Junior Ali Ambrose runs foir posession of the ball during the win...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bats heat up with the weather

“This was a great way to get a win. Playing out in the warm weather must have warmed our bats,” said senior first baseman Matt Lewis as Indian River trounced Milford, 17-4, on April 5.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Brian Lynch...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Softbal team still rolling

The Indian River varsity softball team shut out their third opponent this season on April 5, again enacting the mercy rule and defeating Milford 10-0 in the sixth inning.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Indian River's Kayla Warrington...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Singleterry collects cash, accolades

Indian River senior D.J. Singleterry continues to accumulate accolades, reeling in a $10,000 scholarship at the 41st annual Delaware Wrestling Awards Banquet on March 24. The DWOA scholarship can be used at any college in the country. Singleterry...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Pop Warner football and cheerleading squads need help this season

Lower Sussex Pop Warner football teams and cheerleading squads are now accepting letters of interest for coaching positions for the 2005 season. The positions are open for Midgets, PeeWees and, the newest addition to the organization, Mitey Mites...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians hot off the bat

Most Delaware students had a lengthy Easter break, but the Indian River softball team put in some hard work on the field — winning three of four games and increasing their record to 4-1.
Going into their March 30 non-conference game versus...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians drop Polytech

The Indian River varsity baseball team bounced back from their loss last week to state champions St. Mark’s by defeating Polytech, 9-1, on March 24.
Coastal Point • SUSAN LYONS:
Junior pitcher Colin Warner sends one home.
The...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians drop tough one to Seaford

The Indian River varsity boy’s tennis team lost a tough 3-2 match versus top-ranked Seaford on March 24.

“Overall, I’m pleased with our progress, even though we lost our first two matches. We’ll get to play them again later in the season...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians shut down by Seaford

The Indian River girls’ tennis team dropped to 0-2 this season after a 0-5 shutout by the Seaford Blue Jays on March 24.

First-ranked singles player senior Jessica Powers lost to Seaford’s Laura Riddle, 6-0, 6-0, in consecutive sets,...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls steamroll St. Mark's

The Indian River varsity softball team enacted the mercy rule as they steam-rolled St. Marks, 11-0, in five innings on March 22.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Indian RIver's Ravin Robinson swings away at a home game on Tuesday,...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians shut down Smyrna in opener

The Lady Indians varsity soccer team jumped out to a 1-0 record after shutting out Smyrna, 2-0, in their season opener, March 22.

“For the first game, I’m very pleased. It’s good anytime you can shut out an opponent,” said head coach...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys battle, but fall just short at end

The Indian River varsity boy’s tennis team lost a close 3-2 match to Smyrna March 22.
“It was a real heart-breaker,” said head coach Sean Oates. “We didn’t start out very well, and we let them get ahead of us in the match. We played better...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indian River drops one to defending champs

The Indian River varsity baseball team dropped a tough 9-2 loss to last year’s state champion, St. Mark’s, on March 22.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
Indian River's DJ Clark watches the path of his ball as he swings for the fences....

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls fall short in tough match with Smyrna

Very close, almost and maybe next time, is the best way to describe the Indian River varsity girl’s tennis team’s match versus Smyrna on March 22. The win came down to the first doubles team, but the Lady Indians were unable to get over the hump...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Warhawks shut down Warriors, 21-0

Winning two games in a row is a bona fide streak, and the Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football team accomplished just that by shutting out the Talbot County Warriors 21-0, on March 19.
“Every week we’re getting better. I can’t ask any...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Golfers tee up Sussex Central

The late golf legend Ben Hogan is probably smiling down on the Indian River golf team after they trounced Sussex Central 178-236 at Bear Trap Dunes, on March 22.

Indian River shot so well that five of their golfers outscored Sussex Central...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Golfers look to go long and straight

In nine years as head coach of the golf at Indian River, Neil Beahan has never had a better team.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:
An Indian River golfer drives one towards the hole at Bear Trap.
“This is our deepest team since I’ve...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls look for net improvement

For the Indian River girls’ tennis team, it’s not about winning or losing — it is simply about improvement.
Coastal Point • RUSLANA LAMBERT:
An Indian River tennis player returns a volley during a recent practice.
The Indians...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys look to improve through sheer talent

They’re not quite ready for the Grand Slam or Wimbledon, but the Indian River varsity boy’s tennis team is almost ready for the southern Henlopen conference this year.
Head coach Sean Oates lost his best singles player — Connor McMullen —...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Warhawks taste victory

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football team notched their first victory of the season, defeating the Kent County Fire 27-14 on March 12.

The team is beginning to gel as the offense is beginning to match the defense’s intensity.

...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Indians look for offense to lift team

Indian River’s boys of summer return with a lot of talent and are looking to turn up the heat in the southern Henlopen conference this season.
Special to the Coastal Point • BRUCE WALLS:
Brian Lynch, an IR junior, works on his catching...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Mystery surrounds soccer team

Rather than make predictions, girls head soccer coach Howard Gerken is taking a wait-and-see approach to this upcoming season.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:
Trainer Todd Fuhrmann uses Kelly Jurusik to demonstrate proper technique....

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Girls start year with hopes of title

The Indian River softball team is gearing up for a run at the title this year as they return nine players from last season’s roster.
Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY:
Brittany Steele, a freshman, pitches at a recent practice at Indian River...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Warhawks drop to 0-2 with tough loss

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro team drop to 0-2 after they lost a 12-8 heartbreaker to the Wilmington Raiders Feb 28.

“It was a real nail-bitter. It’s a shame, too, because we dominated the entire game until the last couple of minutes...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Russell White scholarship tourney to be played

The local service sorority Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Eta will be hosting the First Annual Russell White Scholarship Golf Tournament at Bear Trap Dunes on April 7. The tournament’s proceeds will benefit a deserving Indian River High School senior with...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians see season come to an end

The Indian River varsity girl’s basketball team lost their opening playoff game to Sussex Tech, 42-20, on Tuesday night, bringing an end to an up-and-down season.
“We didn’t shoot very well. We had some open looks, but we just couldn’t hit...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

State Champs

Every 17 years the cicadas come out of their slumber to make a lot of racket, and every 15 years at Indian River High School the wrestling program makes some noise of their own, putting out a couple of state champions. Last weekend, D.J...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

IR instructor dressed for team's success

Major Frank Ryman has served tough duty as a United States Marine in Somalia, but nothing equaled the obligation he had to fulfill after the Indian River Junior ROTC air rifle team won the state tournament last week. Ryman agreed to doll up in...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys battle, but fall short

They could’ve quit.

They could have packed their bags and coasted into the spring and forgot they ever played the game — but they didn’t. The Indian River varsity boy’s basketball team fought back from a 15 point first-half deficit to cut...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Warhawks hard in opener

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football suffered a crushing 37-0 defeat to the defending Diamond Football League champion Saints on Feb. 25 in their season opener.

“Those boys out there were the best team we’ll see all season,” said...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Lady Indians roll on Senior Night

The Lady Indians varsity basketball team improved their regular season record to 12-10 as they trounced the Delmar Wildcats 51-26 in their season finale on Senior Night, Feb. 22.
Coastal Point • FILE PHOTO:
Senior Ravin Robinson, shown...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Football is in the air … once again

Who’s ready for some football? The top-rated semi-pro league in the country is gearing up for their sixth season as the Sussex County Warhawks take on the defending champion New Castle Saints at Rehoboth Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 26.
The...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Hudson and Robinson to represent IRHS

Senior captains Ravin Robinson and Jessica Hudson will represent Indian River High School at Delaware’s 6th annual Blue/Gold basketball game. The game will host 60 of the best girls and boys basketball players in the state.

“I’m so excited...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys rally after tough loss

The Indian River varsity basketball team rebounded to beat a dismal Delmar team 74-47 after suffering an excruciating 62-59 loss to Laurel, Feb. 18, on Senior Night.
Indian River reestablished a solid scoring balance against Delmar,...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Wrestlers grapple with the best

The Indian River varsity wrestling team earned their stripes this past week, finishing 8th in the Henlopen Conference tournament Feb 18-19, and losing to Hodgson 48-18 in their first Division II Dual Meet State tournament in school history.
...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Grapplers dig in to pull out win

The Indian River wrestling team made school history Feb. 9, defeating Southern Conference rival Seaford in a heart stopping 36-35 come-from-behind victory to gain admission for their first post-season dual-meet tournament.

Down 27-6...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Boys explode on offense

Junior forward Travis Irving tallied 21 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks as he led the Indian River boys’ basketball team past Dover High, 97-65, Feb. 15.

Irving seemed to be reading the ball’s mind as he disrupted...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm