For five Delmarva runners preparing for the Marine Corps Marathon, age is just a number, especially compared to the 26.2 miles they’ll run with 30,000 other people on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Indian River High School’s football team toppled the Laurel Bulldogs, 42-6, on Oct. 19, placing them atop the Henlopen Conference rankings. With a record of 6-1, the Indians have earned a total of 269 points this season, the second-highest in Delaware, after non-conference Caravel’s 302 points.
Every Saturday in autumn, the crack of football helmets echoes in Selbyville. But this year, when the Lower Sussex Indians Pop Warner football teams suit up, they’re topping each uniform with a brand new, state-of-the-art helmet.
Indian River remains the top Delaware boys’ soccer team, undefeated with a 12-0 record, but Sussex Central broke records of their own at Indians stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Homecoming is a time for school pride and fierce football. And the ladies at Indian River High School threw down the gauntlet at the annual junior-senior Powder Puff football game on Oct 10 in the midst of homecoming week.
As Homecoming parade floats humorously encouraged the Indians to “poach the Polytech Panthers,” Indian River High School football team got to work on the gridiron on Oct. 12. While they didn’t “poison the Panthers” in real life, they earned a continuous clock while defeating Polytech 53-17.
Anglers are ready to jump on rockfish this fall, but while the fish are building in numbers, anglers can camp out on the beach.
Indian River High School’s volleyball team has faced a tough schedule in recent weeks, which has meant few W’s on the recent scorecard.
Crowds poured into the Delmar High School stadium Oct. 5 to cheer Indian River High School toward their fourth football win of the season.
Tough weather, crowds and tensions led to a long soccer game on Oct. 9 in which Indian River narrowly beat Caesar Rodney, 3-2, in a critical conference game where both teams began undefeated.
Indian River’s varsity football team beat Woodbridge pretty solidly on Sept. 28, and they could have done it all in a spectacular second quarter alone.
Indian River volleyball started the season slow, but the team has picked up momentum to bring themselves to a 3-4 record, most recently leaping over Milford at home on Oct. 2.
Fishing has been decent this week, but it’s small fish that are making the rounds. Be patient while they take time to mature. Mullet was on the menu as surf fishermen used the plentiful baitfish all week. However, when baiting the line, remember that fish at the beach aren’t huge right now. Only a nibble is needed to tempt the blues, kings and croaker. Otherwise, they grab a snack off the hook and continue merrily on their way.
Get ready to see some fancy footwork, Roxana. River Soccer Club will host 88 teams at the 10th annual Columbus Day Classic tournament this weekend.
Indian River High School’s boys’ cross-country team is currently 1-4, while the girls are 0-4, but they’re running with a good attitude. Head coach Frank Ryman said his goal is for at least one IR runner to break into other team’s top five runners. They didn’t quite make that goal in the Oct. 1 tri-meet against Cape Henlopen and Caesar Rodney, but they kept moving. Caesar Rodney’s boys and girls beat IR, 15-50, while the Cape boys won 15-48 and Cape girls won 15-50 (top runners earn a lower score).
Indian River High School football delighted fans at their first home game on Sept. 21 by defeating the Glasgow Dragons, 31-20.
After the Indian River High School field hockey team notched zero wins in 2011, it seemed they could only go up… and up they’ve gone.
A crowded stadium. Two undefeated rival teams. Only one winner.
Poor-man’s lobster will be back on the menu when Delaware reopens the tautog season Saturday, Sept. 29. Cooler water should entice the tog toward the rocks. Until then, rockfish, sheepshead and triggerfish are always scratching and biting at live sand fleas.
Indian River’s volleyball team may be new to the court, but they’re bringing everything they’ve got in terms of athleticism and attitude.
The score was 36-35 in the last, nail-biting moments on the Milford football field on Friday, Sept. 14, as Indian River threw a Hail Mary play. Far from the goal posts, with one last chance to make a play, quarterback Colby Dean pitched the ball far across green to the end zone, where wide receiver Marquel Knight waited — and leapt.
Though they scored 21 points in the final quarter of their Sept. 7 football game against Indian River High School, Stephen Decatur would still have needed two more touchdowns to beat the Indians that night.
Having won the 2011 state football championship with a 12-0 record, Indian River High School is the place to be. Head coach Ray Steele estimated that 92 players attended preseason, with a roster settling in the 80s.
G’day, Delaware! The Indian River fields and courts are finally seeing action again, as Little League season draws to a close and the fall sports kick into full-gear. But this August has been unlike any of the ones I’ve experienced over the past few years. The unmistakable 80-degree days of the tapering summer in the final weeks before the school bells start up across Sussex County have been replaced by Pacific sunrises, with kookaburras laughing as they fly from tree to tree, and more summer right around the corner.
The new school year won’t begin until Sept. 4, but the Indian River High School boys soccer team has already played three scrimmage and field days to test their skills and check out the competition. Head coach Steve Kilby said preseason is the time for players to get their heads in the game and prepare for the coming season. He aims to get the players amped up and ready to play after the distraction of summer life.
After narrowly losing last year’s championship to the District 3 host team from Laurel, Del., Latin America swung back to win the 2012 Senior League Softball World Series, 6-4, over this year’s District 3 representatives.
Adventure on the high seas begins with a mini-golf course in Bethany Beach. It’s impossible to miss the pirate ship on Pennsylvania Avenue, just north of Garfield Parkway, where Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf has entertained visitors for six years.
Croaker is the catch of the week at the inlet and in the surf. Fresh squid, clams and Gulp! have tempted croaker in the inlet and at Site 8 on the incoming tide. Meanwhile, early mornings at Site 10 have brought flounder in on Gulp! and live spot. Water temperatures had been too warm for rockfish, although some blues, tog and sheepshead have been seen.
Athletes from all over the world will converge on Sussex County this week for an event of major proportions. The Senior League Softball World Series brings 10 teams — more than 100 girls ages 13 to 16, their coaches and supporters — to Roxana to contend for the international championship.
Those days of science class and dissection may have ended for many people, but class is in session at the third annual Sea Colony Sports Science Day. Melissa Hunfalvay, PhD., will help tennis players dissect the game and improve their court skills on Saturday, Aug. 11.