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Indians face No. 1 Caravel in semis

Championship shot dependent on Wednesday victory

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : The Indian River soccer team was set to face No. 1 Caravel at Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, Nov. 12. A win in that game would earn them their second consecutive state championship appearance.Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : The Indian River soccer team was set to face No. 1 Caravel at Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, Nov. 12. A win in that game would earn them their second consecutive state championship appearance.After falling short in the Henlopen Conference championship, the Indian River High School soccer team rebounded with a 6-1 win against No. 12 McKean last Saturday night to advance to the DIAA semi-finals.

Freshman midfielder Oscar Cruz got the Indians on the board early, finding the net from nearly 20 yards out for the go-ahead goal.

Senior midfielder Danny Garza would score back-to-back goals to make it 3-0, one of them off an assist from sophomore Johan Cordoba. Senior forward Luis Cruz would set up Garza for his second goal and would make it 4-0 with a goal of his own on a free kick just before the half.

The No. 4 Indians continued to tack on scores in the second half, with Oscar Cruz netting his second goal of the game, to make it 5-0.

After the 6-1 quarterfinal victory, the defending state champs earned a spot in the semi-finals against No. 1-ranked Caravel last Wednesday, Nov. 10, (after Coastal Point press time).

Central passes Indian River in fourth-quarter rally

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Indian River junior running back KiAnté Sturgis tries to shake a tackle in the Indians’ 42-28 loss at Sussex Central last Friday night. Sturgis finished the game with 22 carries for 198 yards and three touchdowns.Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Indian River junior running back KiAnté Sturgis tries to shake a tackle in the Indians’ 42-28 loss at Sussex Central last Friday night. Sturgis finished the game with 22 carries for 198 yards and three touchdowns.After being eliminated from playoff contention, the only thing that the Indian River and Sussex Central high school football teams had left to play for last Friday night was pride.

Considering the circumstances, neither team disappointed in their final games of the season, in a shootout and back-and-forth matchup through three quarters that Golden Knights eventually capped off with a 42-28 victory.

“I thought the effort was super,” said Indian River head coach Ray Steele after the game. “We played great. I think we got wore down a little second half, but I have no complaints about the way they played. I thought they left everything on the field.”

“We slowed down a little bit, then that fourth quarter — that’s what got us. Other than that, we all played great,” added senior OL/DL Spencer Sturla. “I left everything on the field. That’s all you can do.”

Indian River volleyball looks to rebuild for next season

After starting the season with a surprising seven losses, the Indian River High School volleyball team finished the 2014 season a disappointing 3-12, despite high expectations.

“I think it was disappointing,” said senior co-captain Taylor Bunting. “We had talent, but we couldn’t work it all together.”

Indian River girls’ hoops holds playoff hopes

After somewhat of a rebuilding year in 2013-2014, the Indian River High School girls’ basketball team will take the court this season returning multiple starters and with higher expectations.

Ten Mile Miracle for ALS set for Nov. 22

Wilgus Associates will host the Ten Mile Miracle for ALS on Saturday, Nov. 22, in Bethany Beach.

The run was established to help raise money for the Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s ALS Clinic, after Wilgus Associates Vice President Tim Hill was diagnosed with the disease. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the clinic.

Statewide shotgun deer hunting season to open Nov. 14

For thousands of Delaware deer hunters, their favorite and unrivaled time of year afield is fast approaching: With prognostications pointing to a bountiful harvest, the state’s shotgun deer season — which runs from Friday, Nov. 14, though Saturday, Nov. 22, before resuming Jan. 17, 2015 — is squarely in many hunters’ sights this week.

Arlett and Cole win county seats, Collins tops Atkins

Tuesday night was an interesting one for Delaware politics, as there were a few upsets in the state and county elections this week.

Frankford defers pension vote, moves citizens’ privilege

The Frankford Town Council met earlier this week and agreed to do more homework before voting on whether or not the Town should have an employee pension plan.

The Town has previously heard presentations from resident Marty Presley, who has 30 years of experience in the financial field, and Trena Giddings, a human resource specialist from the State of Delaware’s Office of Pensions.

Surprise South Bethany vote returns mandatory freeboard to table

Barely three months after South Bethany gave people the option to build taller homes with flood-resistant freeboard, Town Council is considering mandatory freeboard.

Not all councilmembers are happy about it.

Korea vet recalls service, and thanks others for theirs

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Rudy Viguie shares some of his experiences during the Korean war, as well as his recollections of life during World War II.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Rudy Viguie shares some of his experiences during the Korean war, as well as his recollections of life during World War II.“I’m one of the lucky ones,” said veteran Rudy Viguie. “Nobody shot at me. Nobody dropped bombs on me... For me, it probably saved my life. Growing up on the streets of New York, it’s a tough life.”

Viguie volunteered for the Air Force once he turned 17 years old in 1952. Instead of those who were drafted for the war, he served four years as opposed to two.

“I didn’t have to go into the military, I wanted to go into the military. I joined the Air Force because I had this love of aviation.

“Going into the military,” he said, snapping his fingers, “it whipped me right into shape. They gave me purpose, they gave me direction, they gave me discipline. I owe them more than they owe me. I find most veterans feel the same way.”

Fenwick Island officials begin beach planning for 2015

After a close look at advertising, Fenwick Island Town Council agreed to adjust the terms of Lifeguard Stand Sponsorship in October.

By allowing businesses to advertise on lifeguard stands, the Town first made $13,000 in 2013. That dropped to $7,000 this summer.

Kammerer discusses the power of selling at annual conference

For the past 21 years, Sussex County community leaders, business people and citizens have been coming together at the Today and Tomorrow Conference to promote economics, partnership and collaboration in the county.

The conference, which was held last week at Delaware Tech in Georgetown, was a “SELLebration.”

Clean your fish, and eat it, too, at Gilled to Grilled events

Life-Saving Station offers new workshop

Eight whole rockfish laid on cutting boards as a roomful of people nervously picked up their knives. They had never fileted a fish before, but were ready to try at the “Gilled to Grilled” workshop at Indian River Life-Saving Station.

Cocktails Curing Cancer comes to 14 Global, Nov. 13

Happy hour is on a mission at the first Cocktails Curing Cancer event in Bethany Beach.

Started in Burlington, Vt., Cocktails Curing Cancer is a non-profit helping in the fight against cancer, one cocktail at a time. The Nov. 13 event comes to 14 Global from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

PRMC’s Delmarva Health Pavilion opens in Millsboro

‘We know we need to provide services for you to walk into close to home’

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) officially cut the ribbon on its new Delmarva Health Pavilion in Millsboro on Oct. 22.

“What a privilege it is to stand here during this grand opening of our magnificent grand opening,” said Dr. Peggy Naleppa, president and CEO.

Interesting results abound from local elections

So another election season has come and gone, the voters have had their say and life will go forth for those of us in Sussex County, with a few new faces in new places.

Veterans Day a chance to show our true support

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, bands will play, speeches will be read out loud and veterans of most ages, genders, faiths and ethnicities will be celebrated for the one thing they all have very much in common — at some point in their respective lives, they put on a uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and they made a pledge to defend this nation and her allies.

Post office explains history of ‘Forever Stamps’

On the evening of Dec. 6, 1964, families sat down to watch a new TV show for the first time: an animated special called “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” It featured the voice of Burl Ives as Sam, a singing snowman, who narrates the tale of a misfit reindeer who finds his own special way to shine.

Fenwick may loosen building restrictions for businesses

Despite a seeming lack of building now, Fenwick Island’s Charter and Code Committee is brainstorming new business footprints for the future.

After Town Council recently rejected changes to commercial setbacks, it was back to the drawing board on Nov 3, with the concept of placing businesses right next to the road, with parking in the rear.

Vietnam Mailbag brings old stories to Frankford library

Lynch to share letters from her popular column

Where would a journalist be without her source? During the Vietnam War, American troops sent Nancy E. Lynch nearly 1,000 letters and hundreds of photos from overseas, which she published in her popular column, Nancy’s Vietnam Mailbag.

Civil War Profiles: The general’s wife: Mary Currey Torbert

Alfred T.A. Torbert resigned from the United States army in 1866 after serving with distinction, including the four years of the Civil War. He held the rank of brevet major general of volunteers until the end of the war in 1865. The citizen of Delaware, born and bred in Georgetown, soon married Mary Elizabeth Currey of Milford.

Delmarva Brits seek new members

Calling all local Brits — Delmarva Brits wants you! An online group has formed on the Internet site Meetup that, according to its website, helps “groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world.”

Ovation Dinner Theatre now showing Mafia Murder Mystery

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Lenne Sirasky portrays Don Clamato in Ovation Dinner Theatre's production of Mafia Murders Mystery.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Lenne Sirasky portrays Don Clamato in Ovation Dinner Theatre's production of Mafia Murders Mystery.Ovation Dinner Theatre is spicing up local restaurants with “Mafia Murder Mystery,” offering patrons dinner and a show with their interactive “whodunit” production.

“It’s a lot more energy than your typical production,” said co-owner Lenne Sirasky. “The entire audience is involved to some degree. They are incorporated in the play, and the audience is intrigued by their character. It all leads to the audience patrons trying to guess who did it.”

With live performance dinners at local area restaurants that can seat more than 100 people, Sirasky said that it’s usually around 10 to 12 patrons who get to participate in more substantial roles, along with the cast of about six to eight actors. “They get a short script, costume and props,” Sirasky explained.

Clear Space announces auditions for ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach has announced auditions for their first production of 2015, “Steel Magnolias.”

Sussex County kicks off annual food drive for Caroling

Warm up the vocal chords and grab a canned good or two — it’s almost time for carols in the air and hope in the hearts across Sussex County.

‘Images Captured’ exhibit by Coastal Camera Club opening

Dr. Jonathan Patterson and Kristin Patterson are hosting a reception and photography art exhibit featuring works by members of the Coastal Camera Club in their gallery at Ocean Medical Imaging, located in the Milton Medical Park, 611 Federal Street, Suite 4, Milton.

Caribbean Christmas fundraiser set for December 6

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) announced this week that the 10th annual Caribbean Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mango’s, located at Garfield Parkway and the boardwalk in downtown Bethany Beach.

Lions offer vision screening and more to the community

The Fenwick Lions Club provided vision screenings to over 300 children at Georgetown Elementary School last month.

Ryan offers talk focusing on female spymasters during the Civil War

“Let’s go back in history,” is a phrase Tom Ryan often says at the beginning of his presentations about the Civil War.

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