Indians soccer advances to state semis

The Indian River Indians varsity soccer team advanced to the semi-finals of this year’s DIAA state soccer tournament by gutting out 120 minutes of scoreless play on Nov. 6, including four sudden-death overtime periods, before finally outscoring...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:17am

Indians hold off pesky Laurel squad

The Indian River Indians varsity football team sure got a scare from the Laurel Bulldogs during their homecoming game — which was postponed to Oct. 29 due to a three-day downpour starting Oct. 25.

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Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:44am

Slow end to Indian's volleyball season

As all things come to an end, so was the case of Indian River’s 2007 volleyball season, as they closed out their year with a hard-fought loss at home to Caravel Academy on Saturday, Oct. 27. The 0-3 shutout didn’t do justice to the perormance the...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:42am

SMS and Central battle one last time

The Sussex Central and Selbyville Middle School football programs have enjoyed a competitive rivalry over the years and even decades since they began playing each other. Over the last seven years, each team has won twice and tied three times...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:39am

Killmer returns to planning chairmanship

After stepping down from the Bethany Beach Town Council during this year’s election season, Lew Killmer has now returned to his former spot at the head of the town’s planning commission. Praised for a great job and given a round of applause,...

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:31am

Indians clinch Southern Henlopen title

With only one game remaining on its regular-season schedule, the Indian River Indians varsity soccer team clinched the Southern Henlopen Division Title but was edged out for the overall conference title by Caesar Rodney, following a 5-0 win over...

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:06am

Indian River takes second in volleyball tournament

Last Saturday, Oct. 20, Indian River volleyball hosted the Indian River Challenge tournament, which saw competition from the likes of neighboring rivals Sussex Central, Cape Henlopen and Dover, as well as New Castle team William Penn.


Friday, October 26, 2007 - 8:03am

Indian River runs through Delmar

After a rough streak of five winless games, Indian River volleyball bounced back Tuesday, Oct. 16, to chalk up a victory against Delmar, following their two-week stint. The Indians were able to shut the Wildcats down in three games, though Delmar...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:55am

IRHS field hockey looks for strong finish on season

The Lady Indians varsity field hockey team continued their winning ways on Oct. 16 with a 2-0 shutout over rival Sussex Central.

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Erin Warner drives upfield toward the Sussex Central goal in IR’s shut-out...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:53am

Indians soccer aiming for division championship

A third tied game might be a concern for some teams. But a 1-1 tie with fifth-ranked Caravel Academy (10-1-1) on Oct. 13 has Indian River head soccer coach Steve Kilby feeling his team is in a good place heading into the final leg of the regular...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:50am

Win over Milford kindles Indians' hopes

On Oct. 12, one week after losing their first game of the season, the Indian River varsity football team rebounded to defeat Milford 27-20.

Indian River quarterback Nick Kmetz stiffs a Milford...

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:49am

Lady Indians tally third straight win

After a slow start to the 2007 field hockey season, the Lady Indians have picked up the pace by winning three straight games, including a 4-3 overtime win over Polytech on Oct. 9.

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Morgan Sheats scored...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:12am

Indians fall against defending champs Delmar

Last year, Delmar defeated Indian River’s varsity football team 28-21 and went on to win the Southern Division championship. The Indians had held the title three consecutive years, dating back to 2003. Even after last year’s turn of events,...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:10am

Indians soccer bests Caesar Rodney in overtime

In a game between two of the Henlopen Conference’s best varsity soccer teams, very little separated Indian River and Caesar Rodney. Both are very skilled, have proud traditions and are considered among the elite teams in Delaware.
Over the...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:05am

IR Volleyball slips against Cape and Central

The stint of a four-game winning streak didn’t last long, as Indian River’s volleyball team dropped two more games this past week to level their record out to 4-4. Reliable performance is difficult to come by, though, when halfway into the season...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:04am

Indians ready to go strong against Delmar

Aside from a state playoff game or an eventual state championship game, there might not be a more important Division II football game for the Indian River Indians than when they host Delmar tonight.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 - 11:02am

Indians run away with victory against Lake Forest

In the hours leading up to Indian River’s varsity football game on the road against Lake Forest on Oct. 19, there was a great deal of uncertainty as to how much of the game would be played, due to an approaching cold front.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 7:57am

Indians JV grinds through second week of play

After falling behind 13-0 to Sussex Central in the first half on Sept. 24, it would have been easy for the Indian River junior varsity football team to just pack it up and call it a day. They could have — but they didn’t. And they went on to pull...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:22am

Indian River slips past Sussex Central

In a bit of a surprise, Indian River’s varsity soccer team didn’t score five-plus goals in a blowout victory over Sussex Central on Sept. 25.

Indian River and Victor Cuenca outlast Sussex Central 2-...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:19am

River Soccer honors architects of its success

On a blissful, sunny Saturday morning last weekend, hundreds of children descended on the River Soccer Club in Roxana as they have before: cleats tightly tied, shin guards already on, ear-to-ear smiles and bolting to the playing fields for a day...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:17am

Indian volleyball running the courts

What began as a shaky start for the Lady Indians’ volleyball team has turned around within the past week, as the team tallied three consecutive wins — including two road victories.

Seniors Hayley...

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:08am

Volleyball marks first win of season

After seeing their second loss of the season last Thursday, in a hard-fought 2-3 battle against Caesar Rodney, the Indian River High School volleyball team seems to have found their niche, coming out victorious on Tuesday night with a shut-out...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:26am

IRHS field hockey aims to build on strengths

After three games, the Indian River Lady Indians varsity field hockey team is still searching for its first win.


Jenna McKone hustles to clear a loose ball near the Indians’ goal.


Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:26am

Indians potent against PolyTech

Perennially, Indian River’s varsity soccer team is one of the best in the Henlopen Conference. This year, it appears that they haven’t lost any of their potency, as they advanced to 3-0-1 to start the season, following a nil-nil tie against Dover...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:24am

Lewis back from injury with bang

After spending two injury-plagued seasons on the sidelines and in the dugout, Indian River senior Sean Lewis is finally healthy and looking to make the most of his final year of high school.


Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:22am

Indians' new defense dominates against Decatur

When the Indian River varsity football coaching staff made the decision to switch offensive philosophies during the off-season, there was some uncertainty as to how it would be received.

Nick Kmetz...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:19am

Lady Indians tie in season-opener

It isn’t too often that a coach is satisfied with not winning.

Indian River first-year head field hockey coach Caitlin Harker was on Sept. 11 – but not because she doesn’t expect her team to achieve. No, she expects them to be very...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:12am

Coaches dissatisfied with conference structure

This past year, the powers that be amended the structure of the middle school athletic programs. Instead of one big conference, they’ve split them into northern and southern — similar to the Henlopen Conference but with one stipulation: they can’...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:11am

IRHS volleyball falters in season opener

The Indian River volleyball team was unable to open up their season on a high note on Tuesday as they fell short, 0-3, against Delmarva Christian Academy. The Lady Indians came out strong, barely slipping in the first game, 22-25 — though things...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:10am

Indians take it to the wire against Cape

Fans who paid admission to see Indian River High School’s varsity football team host Cape Henlopen on Sept. 7 sure got their money’s worth.

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Senior quarterback Nick Kmetz makes a throw downfield in...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:09am

Indians soccer blanks Cape in home opener

The Indian River Indians varsity soccer team slipped past the weather and Cape Henlopen 3-0 in their home opener on Sept. 11.

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Cameron Travalini dribbles the ball upfield in Tuesday’s win over Cape...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:06am

Lady Indians set for new volleyball season

For the last two seasons, the Indian River High School varsity volleyball program has flourished in the newly formed Southern Division of the Henlopen Conference. They won the division in 2005, and placed second last season behind the Lake Forest...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 8:39am

Novice anglers take the big prize in Poor Girls

Susan Bryant of Fenwick Island, Adel Dukes-Melson of Dagsboro and two of their friends from the western shore of Maryland entered Ocean City’s 2007 Poor Girls’ Open catch-and-release fishing tournament with little or no fishing experience —...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 8:36am

USA Southwest takes World Series Championship

In five games of competition in the 2007 Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana, Del., USA Central (South Bend, Ind.) had given up only two runs. Through three innings of the championship game against USA Southwest (San Antonio, Texas), it...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:18am

Roxana pulls off another successful series

Another successful Senior League Softball World Series came and went this summer in Roxana.

“I thought it went pretty well,” Lower Sussex Little League President Bruce Layton said. “You always see things that you can improve, but overall...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:18am

IRHS cheerleaders passionate for new era

In an attempt to build a cheerleading program at Indian River High School, second-year head coach Christina Johnson and 13 of her cheerleaders recently attended a clinic at Salisbury University. It’s Johnson’s belief that the Indian River...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:21pm

Sharks going on swimmingly in fourth year

For the Sea Colony Sharks swimming team, their fourth year proved to be their best yet. They finished the season with a record of 6-2 — their first winning record since the team formed — and sent 33 swimmers to the championship round of state...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:20pm

Host team leads strongly in World Series play

As of Aug. 8, the Senior League Softball World Series, held at Roxana’s Pyle Center, was halfway through tournament play. And while the weather was heating up, so was the competition.

Alyssa Martin...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 1:19pm

IRHS ballplayer earns MVP honors

In a national tournament where teams streamed in from all over the country and the talent overflowed, only one player would receive the ultimate honor of being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player: five-year veteran of the 16-and-under...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:30pm

Fenwick lifeguards ready to reach for gold

The road to a consecutive United States Lifeguard Championship in the 4-by-100 men’s relay is one marked with a lot of hard work and competition for Ben Gichner, Matt Lewis, Randy Vanderhook and newcomer Andrew Cordell-Carey of the Fenwick Island...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:27pm

Sussex East goes out in style

In a game that would decide who would earn the eighth and final seed into the 2007 Delaware State Legion tournament, the Post 28 Sussex East Warriors proved to be the spoiler on July 31.

Georgetown and Milford, both 8-22, were in...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:24pm

Young Laurel team looks to represent District III with gusto

For the District III team representing the host region in the 2007 Senior Softball League World Series at the Pyle Center in Roxana on Aug. 5, hope and enthusiasm are at an all-time high. Laurel Little League is a young team — 9 of 14 members of...

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:23pm

FIBP takes honors in competition

The Fenwick Island Beach Patrol’s lifeguard competition team garnered top finishes in five events, in competition on July 11, and qualified for the national championships in those five events.

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A local...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 6:00pm

Post 28 tournament hopes hanging in the balance

In the month of July, Post 28’s Sussex East Warriors have been the best Legion baseball team in the state of Delaware. They’ve won 12 games, including eight doubleheader victories, and lost only one, improving their regular-season record to 13-7...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:56pm

Lower Sussex Juniors fight off Laurel rebound

Lower Sussex’s Junior League All-Stars thought they were heading home after only four innings in a slaughter-rule win. They led Laurel 11-1 heading into the bottom half of the fourth on July 16, and it appeared that Lower Sussex would coast to...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:15pm

Lower Sussex Major Leaguers go 2-2 in tournament

In every sport, there is an immeasurable quantity known as pressure. And all the repetitions and going over the specifics of what should be done in certain situations can help prepare an athlete for the situations they may encounter. But the...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:14pm

Warriors heat up and sweep upstate teams

Maybe the summer’s heat is rubbing off on the Sussex East Warriors Legion baseball team, because they’re on fire. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 games, to extend their record to 11-7 overall and 10-7 in the conference, after starting the season...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:11pm

IR soccer players ready for the hunt

For years now, the River Soccer Club has been a vital pipeline for the Indian River varsity soccer programs. Year in and year out, Indian River is a contender to win the Henlopen Conference, and this year’s freshman class may have put them in...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:16am

Harker takes the reins for IR field hockey

The last two seasons have been difficult for the Indian River varsity field hockey team. Each year they’ve had a new coach, and each year they’ve failed to make it past the first round of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association state...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:14am

Indians shake things up for 2007 season

The varsity football coaching staff at Indian River High School followed conventional wisdom in preparing for their 2007 season: Don’t try to jam a square peg into a round hole; and make the most of what you have, even if it means breaking the...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 7:11am