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Warriors wallop opponents heading into playoffs

The East Sussex Warriors rounded third so many times against RC Dupont on July 16 that apparently it sparked the Post 28 team to turn the corner going into the playoffs.
After falling to first-place Steevers 11-5 on July 14, Post 28 rebounded to win their next two games against RC Dupont and Post 2 Dover.

Competing teams, final details for World Series being finalized

Most of the logistics of Senior League Softball World Series have been figured out. All that is left is to determine which teams will be playing at the championship event.

“Right now it looks like we know Puerto Rico and Poland are coming,” organizer Bruce Layton said.

Local skimboarder to star in TV series

Professional skimboarder Bill Baxter of Bethany Surf Shop will begin a new weekly skimboarding series on July 22, airing on local access television channels. It will be seen every Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Softball All-Stars strike out

Building anything takes time. Houses, financial portfolios, classic hotrods and even sports teams take time to build — and in the case of Lower Sussex’s Senior League Softball All-Stars, they have a pretty good start for the future.

Junior League All-Stars win district

Lower Sussex did it again and repeated to win the District III Junior League All-Star championship for the second straight year by defeating Laurel 9-4 on July 17.

Lower Sussex blanks Millsboro in run to finals

Lower Sussex’s Junior League Baseball All-Stars shut out cross-town rival Millsboro 8-0 on July 11, kicking off their quest to repeat as District III champions.

Lower Sussex slips past Lewes

Little League is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to learn and enjoy the game they love to play. And at the Pat Knight Invitational All-Star tournament, that’s precisely the environment that they experience.

Warriors hitters struggle, eke out victory

The Post 28 Warriors gained three much-needed victories this week, in the wake of a loss to Post 8 Steevers 3-0 on July 7.

IRHS athletes put in some summer sweat

A little blood, sweat and tears never hurt anybody. Add some cold steel to the equation, and you have a prepared and able athlete ready to compete in the fall.

Indian River’s two-a-day summer conditioning program for its football team began July 5 in an attempt to recapture and improve on last season’s success.

All-Stars pull out tourney-opening win

Up and down, back and forth went the Lower Sussex Major League “Monkeys” All-Stars against Woodbridge in a 9-7 winning effort on July 5.

Warriors draw out week with 2-2 record

The Post 28 Warriors won two of four games this past Independence Day week, keeping them four games above .500, with a 10-6 record, at the halfway mark of the season.

Sussex makes good showing

Seaford’s Big League all-star team down-right stole the first game of a double-header June 26, defeating Lower Sussex 9-7. But Sussex’s Big League finest made sure that they sealed the deal to win the second game 6-4. Lower Sussex leads the season series 3-2 over Seaford.

Post 28 goes to 6-4 after splitting with Delvets

The Post 28 Legion Warriors cut down Dover Post 2 on June 23, and Delvets in one of two games of a June 25 doubleheader, to improve their record to 6-4 on the season.

Camp kicks off summer soccer

Lower Sussex County’s River Soccer Club kicked off its summer activity with Kindergarten Camp (ages 5-7) and Youth Camp (8-14) on June 27. The camps were set to run until July 1.
The youth group meets daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while the little folk play for a little less — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Girls looking good for future championship

The Little League Lower Sussex 9-10 softball All-Stars proved when they played on June 28 they will be serious contenders for the championship in the future.

The Lower Sussex softball All-Stars won four out of five games to earn their way into their first championship game against the defending champion, Laurel.

Post 28 rallies back from losses

Sometimes when you’re down, it’s easy to stay down. But in the case of the Post 28 Warriors baseball team, they fought right through a couple of tough losses and gained a couple of big wins.

Veterans aim for Oymplic triumph

Delaware’s war veterans aren’t getting older, they’re getting better — especially the group of 70- to 74-year-old veterans who competed in the National Senior Olympic Championship Games at the University of Pittsburg from June 3 to June 18.

Women's sufing rides into local break

In 1977, very few women were surfing, according to Eastern Surfing Association competitor and local surf artist Bonnie Preziosi. But today there are enough women to warrant women-only contests.

Kiteboarding takes off

There are some days when the surfing conditions are less than ideal, such as when a nor’easter hits Delmarva’s shores and the waves are too rough to ride.

But a sport called kiteboarding has evolved from windsurfing, wakeboarding and snowboarding and taken hold of water-sports fans the area. It only requires wind — and any direction will do.

Umpire shortage leaves players waiting on deck

Despite the rise in the popularity of other sports, such as soccer and lacrosse, more than 500 enthusiastic young baseball and softball players continue to come from around southern Sussex County to play for the 43 teams in the Lower Sussex Little League.

IRHS student-athletes reaching heights

Indian River High School students have proved that they can and will continue to be successful in athletics, but it’s their achievements and dedication to academics that sets them apart from other Delaware schools.

Surfers compete in Ocean City tourney

The Surfrider Foundation sponsored the fifth annual Surfrider Longboard Team Challenge at the Castle in the Sand in Ocean City on June 11.

Book shines light on landmarks

Bob Trapani Jr., the executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation and former resident of Lewes, had a book released recently, called “Lighthouses of New Jersey and Delaware — History, Mystery, Legends & Lore,” containing pictures of lighthouses from Sandy Hook, N.J., to Fenwick Island, and also the Delaware Bay.

Trout lands at Cripple Creek

Like all the business people in the area, Brian Trout is preparing for the busy season. Trout is the head pro at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club and has been on the job a little more than two months.

He officially started April 1, after about 13 years at other clubs, most recently at the Wilmington Country Club as the senior assistant.

Golf team opens eyes

When the season started, no one expected them to succeed, except perhaps the players themselves.

Nonetheless, as the season drew to a close, the Indian River golf team proved good enough to almost upset the No. 2 team in the state when they played Sussex Tech for the Founders Cup on May 19.

Indians battle weather and opponents

It’s hard to say who is going to be the Indian River varsity baseball team’s first opponent going into the playoffs: Newark or the rain.

The Indians had the wool pulled over their eyes when the playoff brackets were made. The powers-that-be had Indian River playing Dickinson, but the seeding was done improperly and the brackets had to be rearranged.

Indians show progress on courts

A second-round knockout is usually bad, but for Indian River’s varsity tennis team — it’s a good thing.

Three of the four teams the Indians sent to the state tournament on May 21 played well enough to make it into the second round, which isn’t bad considering their competition.

Local golfers help Tech

Sussex Tech’s undefeated golf team has a trio of captains to lead them. All three are from the Frankford/Ocean View area.

Girls head to playoffs with grit

The Indian River varsity girl’s soccer team must love it on the edge, because they won their third of four overtime games this season May 19, by defeating Cape Henlopen 2-0.

A lack of scoring has been an issue for the Lady Indians, but as Head Coach Howard Gerken said, “All you have to do is score more than the other team.”

Lady Indians look to ride Riley's arm

Good pitching almost always beats good hitting. And that boded well for the Indian River varsity softball team as they headed into their first playoff game of the season, against Concord on May 25.

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