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Lower Sussex slips past Lewes

Little League is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to learn and enjoy the game they love to play. And at the Pat Knight Invitational All-Star tournament, that’s precisely the environment that they experience.

Warriors hitters struggle, eke out victory

The Post 28 Warriors gained three much-needed victories this week, in the wake of a loss to Post 8 Steevers 3-0 on July 7.

All-Stars pull out tourney-opening win

Up and down, back and forth went the Lower Sussex Major League “Monkeys” All-Stars against Woodbridge in a 9-7 winning effort on July 5.

Warriors draw out week with 2-2 record

The Post 28 Warriors won two of four games this past Independence Day week, keeping them four games above .500, with a 10-6 record, at the halfway mark of the season.

IRHS athletes put in some summer sweat

A little blood, sweat and tears never hurt anybody. Add some cold steel to the equation, and you have a prepared and able athlete ready to compete in the fall.

Indian River’s two-a-day summer conditioning program for its football team began July 5 in an attempt to recapture and improve on last season’s success.

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 season series 3-2 over Seaford.

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.

Camp kicks off summer soccer

Lower Sussex County’s River Soccer Club kicked off its summer activity with Kindergarten Camp (ages 5-7) and Youth Camp (8-14) on June 27. The camps were set to run until July 1.
The youth group meets daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while the little folk play for a little less — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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 into their first championship game against the defending champion, Laurel.

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.

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.

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.

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 snowboarding and taken hold of water-sports fans the area. It only requires wind — and any direction will do.

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 Little League.

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.

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.

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 of lighthouses from Sandy Hook, N.J., to Fenwick Island, and also the Delaware Bay.

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, after about 13 years at other clubs, most recently at the Wilmington Country Club as the senior assistant.

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-be had Indian River playing Dickinson, but the seeding was done improperly and the brackets had to be rearranged.

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 isn’t bad considering their competition.

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.

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 Head Coach Howard Gerken said, “All you have to do is score more than the other team.”

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.

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 they played Sussex Tech for the Founders Cup on May 19.

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 interchangeable golfers shot a team score of 172 in both matches, compared to Smyrna’s 184 and Seaford’s 192.

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 on Route 1, Rehoboth Beach. Golfers may register to play for $60 per person, including green’s fees and cart. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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.

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 Indians record to 14-4, with an outside shot to win the conference — but that possibility is too convoluted to even think about.

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.

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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