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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 defeating the Vikings 6-4.

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.

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-opening loss to the Bulldogs.
The match was a first not only in achieving close wins but in new rankings for a few players.

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 all-day tournament.

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, while enacting the mercy rule twice.

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 offense and an overall lack of dedication, Warhawks owner Tina Dennis has some changes in mind for next year’s team.

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.

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 goal in all the time.

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