Indian River freshman Jordan Illian earned first team All-Conference honors.

IR Sports Report

Indians’ fall athletes garner state, conference recognition

For the first time in Henlopen Conference girls’ volleyball history, a player was recognized with First-Team All-State honors. That first-timer is none other than Indian River High School junior Raychel Ehlers.

Ehlers helped guide the...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:36pm

Indians pick up first football win of the year

The elusive win finally came last Friday night for the Indian River High School football team, in a 31-12 decision over visiting Seaford, thanks to a defense that was determined not to let a first-half lead go to waste.

Senior linebacker R...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:29am

Indian River’s Reece Stone drags some defenders during IR’s loss to Milford on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Indians drop a close one to Polytech

The Indian River High School football team made the trek north to Dover to take on Polytech last Friday, Sept. 13, only to find themselves on the short end of a 14-13 final score.

With the full moon beaming over the field, the Indians...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:23am

SMS teams ready to get their seasons going

They get a little later of a start since they aren’t permitted to practice in the summer, but the Selbyville Middle School fall sports teams are ready to get things going for their 2019 seasons following two weeks of preparation.



Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:17am

Indian River quarterback Reece Stone drags some defenders on a quarterback keeper in IR’s loss to Milford on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Turnovers spell fate for Indians on the gridiron

Milford capitalizes on several IR miscues for win

The Achilles heel for any football team is generally their ability to take care of the football. Turnovers can give opponents short fields and shift the momentum in games very quickly.

Such was the case in the 2019 season-opener for the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:54am

Reese Stone under center during offensive drills as assistant coach Joe Donnelly looks on.


IR season-opener against Milford moved up by Dorian

All the two-a-days and scrimmages are over. All the days and nights of preparation have led to this weekend. And, just to throw some extra drama into the picture, a looming hurricane named Dorian has pushed up the schedule by a full day.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:19am

The Indian River football team has been working hard to get themselves ready for their 2019 season-opener against Milford on Friday, Sept. 6, at home starting at 7 p.m. The team will host Cape Henlopen on Friday, Aug. 30, in their final tune-up scrimmage, starting at 6 p.m.

IR football program has high hopes for season

Injuries turned what could have been the picture of a very promising 2018 season for the Indian River High School football team into something of a jigsaw puzzle that was missing several pieces.

Head coach Phillip Townsend and his staff...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:18am

Indian River’s football team was among the teams gearing up for the fall season. Chief among its concerns is replacing their starting quarterback, who suffered an injury during the baseball season.

As new season begins, Indians focused on long grind ahead

The sounds of whistles echoed throughout the air on the ground of the Indian River High School athletic fields this week as coaches welcomed their student-athletes to the fields and gym for the start of the 2019 fall sports season.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:43am

Kaylee Hall, T.J. Moore and Grant Argo pose for a photo with Beau Smith during the Blue-Gold game.

More than a football game

IR students take part in 64th annual Blue-Gold game

Like the first one held 64 years ago, this year’s annual Blue-Gold football game, played Friday, June 21, at the University of Delaware’s Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium, was more than a football game.

The Delaware Foundation...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:11am

Indian River is being well represented when it comes to the annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game this year. During a recent event leading up to the game, IR’s Patrick Spencer, left, Kaylee Hall, center-left, and Grant Argo, right, participated in a dance with their ‘buddy’ Beau Smith, center-right.

Blue-Gold game about more than football

The 64th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game is an annual showcase for high school seniors that allows them to don their respective schools’ football helmets for one last time.

However, the game is not just about the play on the...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:52am

Some of the Ball 4 All kids pose for a photo during a fundraising event last year.

Ball 4 All Foundation to host 1st Annual Game Day June 1

All proceeds to benefit Russell White Scholarship and Lower Sussex Indians Pop Warner

The Russell White Scholarship Cornhole Tournament is back.

Thanks to The Ball 4 All Foundation, the tournament that was previously hosted by the Xi Upsilon sorority will continue as part of the 1st Annual Game Day at the Dagsboro fire hall...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:14am

A high school picture of Russell White in his IR football uniform. Ball 4 All Foundation’s 1st Annual Game Day will benefit the Russell White Scholarship as well as Lower Sussex Indians Pop Warner.

Ball 4 All Foundation to host 1st Annual Game Day June 1

All proceeds to benefit Russell White Scholarship and Lower Sussex Indians Pop Warner

The Russell White Scholarship Cornhole Tournament is back.

Thanks to The Ball 4 All Foundation, the tournament that was previously hosted by the Xi Upsilon sorority will continue as part of the 1st Annual Game Day at the Dagsboro fire hall...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:52am

Pop Warner team pushes for big return

The Lower Sussex Indians Pop Warner football team has their game plan in place for the 2019 season. All they need now are some players and cheerleaders to put that plan in motion.

The Indians will be hosting an early registration event at...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:38am

Participants from 2018’s DRFC Blue-Gold game stop for a picture on the field. This year, IR’s Zach Schultz will be joining their number to represent the Indians.

Schultz selected to participate in DFRC Blue-Gold Game

It is an annual event of note throughout the state, and only select seniors are tapped each year to participate in the all-star showcase known as the DFRC Blue-Gold football game.

This year, Indian River’s Zach Schultz will represent the...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:45am

‘It’s about commitment’

After winning their first Division I state championship, the Sussex Central High School football team was honored at the Dec. 17 Indian River School District school board meeting. ‘They’re pretty special,’ head coach John Wells said of his...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 1:00pm

A Selbyville Middle School player fights a tackle during a game earlier this season.

SMS football, field hockey finish with winning records

With a chance to finish their 2018 campaign with an undefeated record, the Selbyville Middle School football squad came up just short, with a 6-0 loss to Millsboro in the final game of the season, on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The team battled for...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:41am

IR quarterback Tyler Bowen looks for room to run during last Friday’s game against Polytech.

Indians’ football season end in rout

By the end of the 2018 season for the Green-and-Gold football team, the IR no longer stood for Indian River. No, it was more fitting, according to senior J.J. Killen, that the IR perfectly described the team as “injured reserve.”

Of the 43...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:28am

Kashid Waples tries to juke a Woodbridge defender in IR’s loss to the Raiders on Friday, Nov. 2.

Indians fall behind big early in loss to Raiders

Growing pains come in all forms during the course of a football season.

Unfortunately, for this year’s Indian River High School team, those growing pains have been just as tough physically — if not more so — as they have been in other...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:41am

An Indian River runner tries to break a tackle in IR’s 44-28 win over Laurel during the Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 19.

Indians thump Laurel on Homecoming

When it comes to successful Homecoming football games, last Friday night, Oct. 19, the Indian River football team put on quite a show.

Recording a season-high 569 yards of total offense, the Indians’ beat down of the Bulldogs was...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:49am

SMS Report

Indians girls’ volleyball remains perfect

They have yet to be scored upon this season, cruising to six straight shutout wins, including their most recent 2-0 whitewash of Mariner last Wednesday, Oct. 17.

They would be the Selbyville Middle...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:21am

Indian River’s defense picks up a sack in the Indians’ win over Seaford on Friday, Oct. 12.

Indians football comes back to beat Seaford

It was a long four weeks for the Indian River High School football team. Throughout their four-game losing streak, the Indians continued to hold their heads high and worked extra-hard in practice, knowing that they were just a break or two away...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:18am

 Indian River defensive player Nicholas Angelo, helps to make a play on Glasgow’s running back Daryn Bacon.

IR football kicks off season with win

Much like in life, one has to deal with adversity in sports as well, and how people respond to that adversity can go a long way toward determining success or failure.

With their opening game against Glasgow postponed last Friday night,...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:55am

 Indian River graduate George Martin powers through the defensive line, losing his helmet in the process, during a game two years ago.

Optimism surrounds IR football team for ’18 campaign

While it was only a year ago, the 2017 season is a million miles in the rearview mirror for the Indian River High School football team and head coach Phillip Townsend.

After struggling through a 1-9 season last year, in which they lost...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:43pm

Todd Fuhrmann talks to the football team about safety during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Indians hit the practice fields for fall sports

As with the start of any new season, optimism and excitement were in the air all around the campus at Indian River High School on Wednesday morning as the fall sports programs all officially began their 2018 campaigns.

The football, boys’...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:58pm

Donaway to represent IR in Blue-Gold game

Recent Indian River High School graduate Collin Donaway will be participating in this weekend’s Blue-Gold Game at the University of Delaware. The game benefits the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens (DFRC).

The Blue-Gold High School...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:43pm