A Lower Sussex Little League All-Star player slides into third base during a game in 2018.

‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

Registration now open for LSLL 2020 season

The weather outside certainly is making it start to feel a lot like spring. That being said, it is time to start dusting off the gloves, bats and any other equipment needed for the diamond.

However, would-be baseball parents must first get...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:10pm

Players from the District 3 Challenger Division League were joined by the teams from U.S. Central and District 3 during the Little League Senior Softball World Series for their season finale contest. The players from Central and District 3 buddied with the Challenger players for the game, and made many wonderful memories for all involved.

District 3 Challenger Division wraps up season

Another successful year of baseball action is in the books for the District 3 Challenger Division, following their season-ending game on Saturday, Aug. 3.

The game, which was played at the Lower Sussex Little League Complex at the Pyle...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:50am

Lower Sussex opens registration for fall baseball

It’s been discussed in previous years, but never came to fruition — until now.

The Lower Sussex Little League will be offering fall baseball for the 2019 season, and registration is currently open for those interested. Parents with kids...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:59am

The LSLL Major Baseball team huddles during a game.

LSLL Major Baseball picks up walk-off win in state opener

The Lower Sussex Majors Baseball team started its quest for a state title with an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting walk-off win, thanks to a grand slam off the bat of Rosnell Lewis on Monday, July 22.

The blast gave the District 3 reps a 14-...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:16am

Lower Sussex’s Max Starkey takes a swing at a pitch during Tuesday night’s game against Milton in the Little League District 3 winner’s bracket contest. The LSLL squad fell short 6-5.

LSLL baseball edged by late Milton rally

The Lower Sussex Little League Minor baseball team was holding onto a narrow one-run lead heading into the fifth inning when an unfortunate slip in the field led to two Milton runs, which proved costly for LSLL in a 6-5 setback on Tuesday, July 9...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:43am

The 8-10 boys’ baseball team took home the Pat Knight title, winning five straight after a loss to Milton.

Pair of LSLL baseball teams wins Pat Knight titles

More teams begin play with postseason hopes

It was a perfect run through pool play and the championship game for the Lower Sussex Little League 10-12 boys’ baseball team during the Pat Knight tournament last week.

The squad went 3-0 in pool play, with easy wins over Millsboro (7-1...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:05am

Little League postseason throws first pitch

Like the weather this past week, the 2019 Little League postseason schedule has gotten off to a hot start for the Lower Sussex entries.

In the Pat Knight baseball division, the LSLL 8- to 10-year-old team is on a three-game win streak...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:59am

Indian River High School All-Conference selections


First Team

Abby O’Shields, At-Large

Second Team

Grace Snyder, Catcher

Brandi Mitchell, First Base

Taylor Lipkins, Outfield

Kayler Townsend, At-Large

Honorable Mention


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:26am

Indians baseball puts the wraps on season with pair of wins

The last two games of the season were more along the lines of what was expected the 2019 campaign to be for the Indian River baseball program.

With shutout wins over Laurel, 10-0, and First State Military, 11-0, the Indians closed out a...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:59am

DCHS senior athletes sign letters of intent

On Wednesday, May 15, seven Delmarva Christian High School senior athletes sign letters of intent during a daytime ceremony held in the school’s Arts & Athletic Center. Pictured, with family and friends in attendance, front, A.J. Kwiatkowski...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:42am

SMS Sports Report

Baseball caps championship season with wins, finishes 8-1

The Selbyville Middle School baseball team was completely focused on just one thing Monday afternoon: defeat visiting Beacon, and finish off a conference championship-winning season.

Mission accomplished.

The Indians utilized a...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:38am

IR Sports Report

Indian River Golf continues their hot run

It was the eighth straight win for the Indian River High School golf team following their 161-208 decision over Delmar at the Green Hill Yacht & Country Club.

Freshman Ben Brzozowski was the low-man medalist for the match with his two-...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:33am

Lower Sussex Little League lights up

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The weather has been a little inconsistent, but that hasn’t stopped our local kids from hitting the fields at Lower Sussex Little League.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:00am

An IR tennis player volleys during a previous match.

Indian boys’ tennis team sweeps Lake

Freshman Christopher Sichuan set the tone for the Indians in his first singles match with a 6-2, 6-4 win that would lead the way to IR’s 5-0 sweep of Lake Forest in a Henlopen Conference South Division contest on Tuesday, April 30.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:45am

An SMS softbal player connects with a pitch at a previous game.

Indians pummel Chipman in return from break

The Selbyville Middle School softball team wasted little time getting itself back into game mode following a 13-day layoff over the Spring Break. The Indians scored four runs in the first inning en route to a 23-1 thumping of visiting Chipman on...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:41am

An IR golfer takes a shot on Thursday, April 18, at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club.

IR Sports Report

Scoring early and often, the Indian River girls soccer team rebounded from their loss to Cape Henlopen with a convincing 9-0 win over Seaford right before the Spring Break on Thursday, April 18.

Mackenzie Gorey got things going 36-seconds...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:52am

IR Sports Report

Indian River golfers cruise to wins

When a team is as balanced as the Indian River High School golf team, they can go out confidently, knowing anyone of the players could turn in a winning performance.

That’s exactly how IR golf...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:26am

The Indian River baseball team won their third straight game with a 7-6 win over Smyrna on Tuesday, April 2.

Indians on a hot streak with three straight wins

After a disappointing 3-2 loss to Polytech to open the season, the Indian River High School baseball team has been locked in and on a bit of a roll over the past week.

Tuesday afternoon saw the Indians win their third straight, with a 7-6...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:01am

SMS Sports Report

Softball: Softball team dominates in win over Fifer


Jaya Shaub banged out four hits and was just a home run shy of the cycle in Selbyville Middle School’s 11-4 softball win over host Fifer on Monday, April 1.

Shaub had a...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:37am

Indian River’s Grant Argo throws to first back in the 2016 season.

Indians drop season-opener to PolyTech

Early in a baseball season, the pitchers are generally ahead of the hitters because of timing pitches and seeing live action.

Such was the case on Monday afternoon for the Indian River-Polytech high school season-opening Henlopen...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:51am

The IR baseball team looks out to the field during a 2018 game. This year, The team aims to repeat the victories of that year, and take the team even further.

New season, same goals for Indians on the diamond

They were the 2018 Henlopen Conference South Division champs, which helped them claim a berth in the DIAA State Baseball playoffs. That was due, in large part, to an impressive six wins over their final seven games.

This is a new season...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:54am

Lower Sussex Little League signups now under way

Football season is now officially over, with the Super Bowl having been played last weekend. (By the way, let’s not talk about that game at all.)

On to baseball — and softball — it’s time to lace up the cleats, throw on that helmet and...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:11am

Indian River senior J.J. Killen announced he would be signing with Division II baseball program Wilmington University to continue his academic and athletic careers. The pitcher/first baseman chose the Wildcats over Delaware State.

Killen heading to continue baseball career at WilmU

A high-school student-athlete often has a lot of variables to consider when deciding where to go to college — proximity to home, feel of the campus, success of the program… so on and so forth.

For Indian River High School senior J.J....

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:43am

Jacob Anderson, front center, is flanked by his mother, Jennifer Anderson, and father, Joe Anderson. From left in the back row are: football coach Phillip Townsend, brother Joey Anderson and travel baseball coach Marshall Betts.

IR’s Anderson signs to play baseball for WCU

It’s many a young kid’s dream to be able to play their favorite sport collegiately.

Indian River High School senior Jacob Anderson has made that dream a reality. Last Thursday, Nov. 15, supported by several members of his family and...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:41pm

Kinsley Hall and Laniaya Lewis try to catch a throw from the outfield during District 3’s win over Laurel/Nanticoke on Thursday, July 5.

Lower Sussex Major League softball takes District 3 championship

LSLL Senior League baseball also tops in district

After cruising through their first two opponents in the District 3 All-Star Major League Softball Tournament last week, the Lower Sussex Little League team fought tooth-and-nail against a very tough Laurel/Nanticoke squad in back-to-back contests...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:33pm

A batter swings at a pitch during the Lower Sussex League’s Pat Knight Tournament on Friday, June 29.

LSLL 8-10 baseball takes home Pat Knight championship

The Lower Sussex Little League’s 8- to 10-year-old baseball team took home the Pat Knight Tournament championship on Friday, June 29, with a 5-4 win over Millsboro.

The win for LSLL avenged a 14-6 setback in the pool-play round.


Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:07pm

A couple of Pat Knight players are prepared in the outfield.

Pat Knight tournament play heats up on the diamond

The annual Pat Knight baseball and softball tournaments began this past week, with action all over the southern part of the county.

On Saturday, June 23, it was the 8-10- and 10-12-year-old divisions’ baseball tournaments. On Monday, June...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:55pm

Indians ballplayers participate in Carpenter Cup

A couple of Indian River student-athletes have continued on with the all-star circuit well after their scholastic seasons have ended.

Baseball players J.J. Killen and Jacob Anderson were recently part of the Delaware South team that...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:49pm

Indian River pitcher J.J. Killen sends one to homeplate during IR’s 7-4 loss to the Dover Senators on Thursday, May 24.

Henlopen South champs knocked out of state championship tournament

The Indian River High School baseball squad had been rolling over the past two or three weeks, clinching the Henlopen Conference South Division championship and earning a berth in the DIAA state championship tournament.

In only their...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:52pm

Bailey Willey throws a pitch during Indian River’s 10-0 mercy-rule win over First State Military Academy on Tuesday, May 22.

Indians baseball turns around for mercy-rule shutout

There was a point a few weeks back when Indian River High School baseball skipper Derek “D.J.” Long was not happy with his team’s attitude, approach and interest level in a game against Delmarva Christian High School. However, a team meeting...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:38pm

Indian River’s Jacob Anderson hit two home runs in Tuesday’s game against Caesar Rodney.

Indians baseball takes South with 20-5 win over Caesar Rodney

The old adage in baseball is that hitting is contagious. Such was the case in Tuesday’s Henlopen Conference South Division contest between Indian River High School and visiting Caesar Rodney.

The hitting was so contagious, someone should...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:02pm

The Indians’ J.J. Killen takes a homerun swing in the second inning.

Indians’ baseball drops a loss to DCHS

Early on Tuesday, May 1, it looked as though the Indian River High School baseball team was going to right the ship of what had been plaguing them the past two games.

However, an inability to eliminate mistakes, walks and a lack of...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:02pm