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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.

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.

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.

Baseball team comes out swinging

The Southern Henlopen Conference heated up for varsity baseball as Indian River nabbed two victories from conference opponents (Woodbridge and Delmar) on April 15 and 20.

Lady Indians keep teams locked down

As quietly as proverbial church mice, the No. 10 Indian River varsity girl’s soccer team has become a contender in the state rankings. The Lady Indians served up three shutout victories in five days as they improved their record to 6-0-1.

Lady Indians follow up rout with tough win

After whomping Woodbridge 26-0 on April 15, the Indian River softball team maintained their focus to defeat division rival Delmar 3-1 four days later. The set of wins improves the No. 6 Lady Indians’ record to 8-2 on the season and 3-0 in the conference.

Just Short

Warhawks see playoff hopes fall short

Playoff hopes were dashed for the Sussex County Warhawks when the Kent County Fire squeezed by them, 9-6, on April 16.

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 themselves. And there is a single answer to all of them — and to the team’s quest to become truly competitive: “Almost.”

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.

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.

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.

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 season. Three shutouts in four games isn’t a bad way to start.

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.

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.

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 years, 4-1.

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.

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.

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 against Sussex Central, but we came out flat today. The guys were disappointed but are ready to take on Polytech,” said head coach Neil Beahan.

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, missing several key starters.

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.

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.

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 than ever under his oversight as Indian River makes a bid at becoming a perennial contender.

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 6-1, 6-2.

“Bobby played dominating tennis. This is what you want to see from your No. 1 player,” saidhead coach Sean Oates.

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. Letters of interest will be accepted until April 8.

If interested, send your letter to:

Jerry Kraft
24317 Canal Dr.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY

Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY

Junior Kathryn Riley slaps the ball in a comeback attempt against Cape Henlopen.

Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY

Coastal Point • JOHN DENNY

Freshman Brittany Steele pitches to a Polytech hitter.

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