Sports

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 looked to avenge their only loss of the season, which happened to be against Sussex Central Middle School and its future SCHS baseball players.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 his crew of golfers pushed past Lake Forest on April 28 by a score of 168-181 and shot their best score of the year against Milford, beating them 154-175.

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.

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.

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. Thomas More 1-0 with only a few minutes remaining in regulation and edging out Dover in overtime 2-1 on May 3.

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