Wrestling


Indian River’s Will Keller works a takedown on Delaware Military Academy’s Dominic Sama during their 182-pound match last week in the DIAA Division II Dual Meet State Championships. Keller came up short in the 11-7 setback to Sama as the Indians lost to DMA, 42-17.

Indians qualify six for DIAA state wrestling championship tourney

When it comes to wrestling, the postseason is a grind — not only physically, but perhaps more so mentally.

The Indian River High School wrestling team sent a full contingent to the Henlopen Athletic Conference individual wrestling...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:33pm

Indian River’s Ta’Jon Knight works for control and a takedown during his match at 132 pounds against Delaware Military Academy’s Ryan McKelvey. Knight would eventually win the match by a 3-2 decision.

IR bows out of DIAA state duals

Turn their attention to individual postseason grind

They had greater expectations than a one-and-done effort in the DIAA Division II State Team Duals, but such was the case for the Indian River High School wrestling program following a 42-17 defeat last Wednesday, Feb. 12, against Delaware...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:43pm

Indian River senior Ramond Turner works for control on top against Sussex Central’s Tyler Karr in their match on Friday, Feb. 7. Turner edged Karr, 2-1, in overtime for the decision.

Indian cough up early lead in season finale to Golden Knights

It has been a solid dual-meet season for the Indian River High School wrestling program as they wrapped things up, splitting a pair of dates with Wilmington Charter School and Sussex Central last week. IR hammered Charter, 64-8, then found...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:57pm

Indian River’s Ian Shaubach tries to get a pin on an opponent.

Indians have impressive week on the mats

With just a couple of weeks left in the season, the Indian River High School wrestling team has been locked in and focused, with their eye on the postseason prizes that await them. Last week, the local grapplers rolled up four non-conference wins...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:18pm

The Indian River senior wrestlers line up to be recognized on Senior Night on Wednesday, Jan. 22

Indians recover with tri-meet sweep

The Indian River High School wrestling program had its first taste of dual-meet defeat last Wednesday, Jan. 22, when they dropped a 43-31 decision to Laurel in a Henlopen Conference South Division matchup.

They shook off the ill-effects of...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:48am

T.J. Burke tries to pin his opponent during his championship round match at 220 pounds during the Hammond Invitational.

Indians stay perfect on the season

The Indian River High School wrestling team has been flexing their talented roster’s muscles during the course of their dual meets thus far this season. They did it again on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and Friday, Jan. 17, when they overpowered host...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:57pm

IR’s Ta’Jon Knight competed in the 132-pound bracket, and finished third this past weekend at the Delcastle Invitational tournament. The Indians finished 7th out of 26 teams overall in the tournament.

IR turns in solid performance at Delcastle Invitational

It was another jam-packed weekend of wrestling action last week for the Indian River High School squad as they made the two-hour trek north to Wilmington for the Delcastle Invitational tournament.

Solid performances from several wrestlers...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 12:59pm

Ramond Turner attempts to pin his opponent in a match during the Battle at the Beach on Saturday, Dec. 28. Turner won all three of his matches to take home first place in the 285-pound bracket.

Turner takes first at Battle at the Beach tourney

A total of 18 high school wrestling programs made their way to Indian River High School last weekend to participate in the 15th Annual Battle at the Beach individual wrestling tournament.

The Indians’ Ramond Turner was the lone champion...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 9:40am

Indian River’s Ramond Turner, right, takes on an opponent during a match last year at Cape Henlopen.

IR wrestlers struggle at the Beast

The annual showcase of high school wrestling talent from across the country descended upon the University of Delaware’s Fieldhouse last weekend, Dec. 21-22, and the action was certainly up to standard for those watching in attendance.

For...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:55am

Indian River’s Ta’Jon Knight wrestles against a Milford opponent back in 2017. Knight was a runner-up at 138 lbs. at the Delmar Invitational.

Indians open with fifth-place finish at Delmar Invitational

It has been a relatively successful start to the 2019-2020 campaign for the Indian River High School wrestling team. After a win in their season-opening dual against Lake Forest last week, the Indians turned their sights onto the first tournament...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:20pm

Indian River’s Ta’Jon Knight works his Sussex Tech opponent in a match two years ago.

Strong returning presence has IR wrestling expectations very high

Following a season in which they worked their way into the DIAA Division II state semifinals as a team, the Indian River High School wrestling program has its sights set on getting back there once again, and possibly taking it one step further....

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:41pm

Camp Barnes wrestling tournament held in Dagsboro

The 7th Annual Camp Barnes Wrestling Classic was held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Indian River High School in Dagsboro. Families from Delaware and several surrounding states came for the opportunity to compete.

The Delaware State Police...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:18am