Sports

Girls look for net improvement

For the Indian River girls’ tennis team, it’s not about winning or losing — it is simply about improvement.

Warhawks taste victory

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football team notched their first victory of the season, defeating the Kent County Fire 27-14 on March 12.

The team is beginning to gel as the offense is beginning to match the defense’s intensity.

Golfers look to go long and straight

In nine years as head coach of the golf at Indian River, Neil Beahan has never had a better team.

Indians look for offense to lift team

Indian River’s boys of summer return with a lot of talent and are looking to turn up the heat in the southern Henlopen conference this season.

Girls start year with hopes of title

The Indian River softball team is gearing up for a run at the title this year as they return nine players from last season’s roster.

Russell White scholarship tourney to be played

The local service sorority Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Eta will be hosting the First Annual Russell White Scholarship Golf Tournament at Bear Trap Dunes on April 7. The tournament’s proceeds will benefit a deserving Indian River High School senior with a college scholarship.

Mystery surrounds soccer team

Rather than make predictions, girls head soccer coach Howard Gerken is taking a wait-and-see approach to this upcoming season.

Warhawks drop to 0-2 with tough loss

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro team drop to 0-2 after they lost a 12-8 heartbreaker to the Wilmington Raiders Feb 28.

“It was a real nail-bitter. It’s a shame, too, because we dominated the entire game until the last couple of minutes,” said team owner Tina Dennis.

IR instructor dressed for team's success

Major Frank Ryman has served tough duty as a United States Marine in Somalia, but nothing equaled the obligation he had to fulfill after the Indian River Junior ROTC air rifle team won the state tournament last week. Ryman agreed to doll up in his prettiest dress if his air rifle team won the state trophy.
They did.

Boys battle, but fall short

They could’ve quit.

They could have packed their bags and coasted into the spring and forgot they ever played the game — but they didn’t. The Indian River varsity boy’s basketball team fought back from a 15 point first-half deficit to cut it to two with only 1:30 left in the game, only to lose in the end 72-65, ending their playoff hopes.

State Champs

Every 17 years the cicadas come out of their slumber to make a lot of racket, and every 15 years at Indian River High School the wrestling program makes some noise of their own, putting out a couple of state champions. Last weekend, D.J Singleterry (215) and Andy Bokinsky (160) ran the table — winning all of their matches on their way to earn their first state championships.

Warhawks hard in opener

The Sussex County Warhawks semi-pro football suffered a crushing 37-0 defeat to the defending Diamond Football League champion Saints on Feb. 25 in their season opener.

“Those boys out there were the best team we’ll see all season,” said Warhawks head coach Butch Yocum.

Lady Indians see season come to an end

The Indian River varsity girl’s basketball team lost their opening playoff game to Sussex Tech, 42-20, on Tuesday night, bringing an end to an up-and-down season.
“We didn’t shoot very well. We had some open looks, but we just couldn’t hit those open shots,” said head coach Steve Persolio.

Football is in the air … once again

Who’s ready for some football? The top-rated semi-pro league in the country is gearing up for their sixth season as the Sussex County Warhawks take on the defending champion New Castle Saints at Rehoboth Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Boys rally after tough loss

The Indian River varsity basketball team rebounded to beat a dismal Delmar team 74-47 after suffering an excruciating 62-59 loss to Laurel, Feb. 18, on Senior Night.