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 rebound for key divisional win over Royals

After dropping the first game in their match with Delmarva Christian High School (25-20) on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Indian River High School girls’ volleyball team responded in a big way as they recovered from their early deficit for a 3-1 win over...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:27am

Indian River’s Siera Johnson spikes the ball in IR’s win over Cape Henlopen last week.

IR girls’ volleyball, boys’ soccer post wins

Add two more sweeps to the ledger for the Indian River High School girls’ volleyball team as it cruised to wins over Sussex Academy and Red Lion over the past week. The Indians have one more home date, against Delmar on Thursday, Sept. 19, before...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:30am

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

Raychel Ehlers launches for a spike against Cape Henlopen on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Indian River swept Cape, winning three straight sets.

Indians sweep Cape for win in home opener

With a team loaded with talent — balanced across the board — the Indian River High School girls’ volleyball team has high hopes for their season.

Following a loss to perennial power Ursuline Academy last Saturday, Sept. 7, the Indians...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:58am

The Indian River girl’s volleyball team huddles at a game during last season.

Exciting potential for IR’s upcoming girls’ volleyball season

The popularity of volleyball has been growing by leaps and bounds, and that popularity has generated some impressive talent that is set to take the court this season for the Indian River High School girls’ volleyball program.

Head coach...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:53am

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

Above, the IR boys’ volleyball team won the state championbship this year, contributing to the overall placement for the win of this year’s Founders Cup. Right, the Founders Cup is displayed in the office at the school.

IR wins second straight Founders Cup

Indians are top South program for 10th time overall

The Indian River High School Athletic Department, its coaches and student-athletes collectively are walking around with a little pep in their step after it was recently announced that, for the second straight year, they have won the Henlopen...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:02am

The boys volleyball team draws up strategy during the state championships finals vs. Salesianum on Wednesday, May 22.

One Team, One Dream

Remarkable run to state title for Indians

They followed a simple phrase from Day 1 this season: “One Team, One Dream.” Every huddle broke with it. Every match ended with it. They were words the Green-and-Gold lived by, through every boys’ volleyball practice and every game.


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:23am

The Perfect Storm

Quick success for IR boys’ volleyball following state title

Just think — only two years ago, the Indian River High School boys’ volleyball team had just been created. There’s really no need to hit the fast-forward button, because during those two years, the Indians have created a program that has put the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:20am

Sports Report

Indians finish unbeaten; claim top seed for state tournament

Goal No. 1 complete — and the Indian River High School boys’ volleyball team made it look very easy.

Following their final regular-season match last Wednesday, May 8, the Indians’ 3-0 sweep over visiting St. Marks capped a perfect 10-0...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:01am

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

Pyle Center is home of a new outdoor, grass volleyball court to promote the sport.

New volleyball court at Pyle Center helps promote initiative

Volleyball has become quite popular locally over the course of the past couple years, thanks in large part to the likes of Bill Croal, Sally Craig, Jim Barnes and a host of others that have a passion and desire to offer opportunities for local...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:55am

Indians boys spike Sallies to stay unbeaten in volleyball

Tuesday, April 9. It was the date that head coach Jim Barnes had circled on his calendar since practice started this season for his Indian River High School boys’ volleyball team.

It was the date when Barnes would get a chance to see just...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:24pm

Indians sweep Conrad in season opener

They have some lofty goals and aspirations this season, but in order to attain those levels, the Indian River High School boys’ volleyball team has to take things one match at a time.

Their first step in that direction came on Monday,...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:32am

Girls’ lacrosse coach Cat Roselli gives a pep talk to her players last season.

Indian River spring sports get under way

While the first official day of spring is still a couple weeks away, Old Man Winter apparently wants to make sure the Indian River High School spring sports teams know that he isn’t quite ready to move out of the area.

As many of the IR...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:04pm

IR volleyball brings home win in first round of playoffs

No matter how one looks at it, the 2018 Indian River girls’ volleyball team had another successful season. The Indians further put the rest of the state on notice that the sport is alive and well in the south.

According to several sources...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:46am

The SMS volleyball team went undefeated on the year and earned the state championship title.

The perfect season

They finished the season 9-0 in their regular-season matches.

They went 3-0 at the DAAD Middle School Volleyball State Invitational Tournament.

They never dropped a set. Not one. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Their closest set...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:28am

IR’s Marianni Chavez Rodriquez sets the ball for her teammates during IR’s win over Sussex Academy on Thursday, Oct. 18.

IR volleyball sweeps week; eyes conference title match

With the final stretch of regular season matches winding down, the Indian River girls’ volleyball team has focused its sights on finishing strong, and a return date with Smyrna for the Henlopen Conference Championship.

The Indians —...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:38am

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

Skylar Kneller spikes the ball as a Milford player defends the play.

Indians volleyball gets back to winning ways

Indian River High School’s girls’ volleyball team played two of its toughest games of the year last week, in losses to the Delaware Military Academy and to Smyrna, which has become a proverbial thorn in the Indians’ side.

However, those...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:22am

Indian River volleyball players huddle up during their matchup vs. Worcester Prep on Friday, Sept. 7.

Indians volleyball splits first two matches of the season

With a team that consists of only juniors and sophomores, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that there was the off-chance there could be some concern going into a sports season — especially a year after going 14-1 in the regular season.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:49am

IR’s inaugural IR Summer Volleyball Camp attendees gather for a photo during the camp on Thursday, June 21.

Inaugural IR Summer Volleyball Camp sets players up for success

It was a week filled with learning and fun with the game of volleyball for campers at the inaugural Indian River Summer Volleyball Camp, held at Selbyville Middle School.

Coaches Bill Croal, Sally Craig, Ashley Revel and Lisa Stetler...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:58pm

IRSD volleyball coaches aim to build through summer camp

Passion is defined as a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object or concept.

The Indian River School District — and, more specifically, Selbyville Middle School — has two people that have an unrivaled passion for...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:45pm