Sports

Indian River takes golf title

The Indian River varsity golf team floated past Smyrna and Seaford early this week, winning the Southern Henlopen Conference and earning a place in the Founders Cup against No. 3 Sussex Tech on May 18.

Head Coach Neil Beahan’s squad of interchangeable golfers shot a team score of 172 in both matches, compared to Smyrna’s 184 and Seaford’s 192.

Boys split two on court

Indian River’s varsity boy’s tennis continues to improve as they split two — winning one of two matches.
The Indians defeated Lake Forest 4-1 on May 5 but lost another close 3-2 match against Milford.

Golfers attack pins

Where there’s smoke there’s fire. And in the case of the Indian River varsity golf team, they are a blazing inferno.
The team has won six straight matches — eight of their last nine — and has improved their record to 10-4 on the season.

Girls keep chugging along

Put two more notches in their belts. Indian River’s varsity girl’s soccer team defeated Caravel 3-2 on May 9 and shut out Polytech 6-0 on May 10, to improve their regular-season record to 11-0-1.

Indians bring out big bats

Indian River’s varsity boy’s baseball team laid the lumber to Sussex Tech and Smyrna, pitching in two monster victories this week.

Softball team drop a pair

What was a seven-game winning streak for the No. 5 Indian River varsity softball team has been replaced with a two-game losing streak.

Fishermen defy weather, catch fish

Neither nor’easter surf nor rising tides could keep 325 area fishermen from competing in the 12th Annual Spring Surf-fishing Tournament sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce on May 7.

Young rivals do battle

The Indian River and Sussex Central High School baseball teams have an intense rivalry that goes back years, even decades. Where does the rivalry start? At the middle school level.
And on May 9, the Indians-to-be of Selbyville Middle School looked to avenge their only loss of the season, which happened to be against Sussex Central Middle School and its future SCHS baseball players.

Golfers heating up with season

The Indian River varsity golf team picked up steam this week, winning two more matches to move to 7-4 on the season and boost themselves to sixth place in the Henlopen Conference, just behind the golfing elite.
Head Coach Neil Beahan and his crew of golfers pushed past Lake Forest on April 28 by a score of 168-181 and shot their best score of the year against Milford, beating them 154-175.

Indians get dramatic against Cape

Four games in six days isn’t a tough task for the newly No. 10 ranked Indian River varsity baseball team. The team pulled together to round out a five-game win streak, beating Cape Henlopen 5-4 in a dramatic seventh inning comeback.

Boys put it together on courts against Cape

The Indian River varsity tennis team split two games to pull their record to 3-6 on the season. Every player got in the mix in the 4-1 victory against Cape Henlopen on April 27.

Girls still kicking, but not moving up

The No. 10 Indian River girls’ varsity soccer team hasn’t budged from the state rankings since their arrival some weeks ago, despite dominant play, game-in and game-out.

The Lady Indians eked out two victories since April 28 – beating St. Thomas More 1-0 with only a few minutes remaining in regulation and edging out Dover in overtime 2-1 on May 3.

Lady Indians pay back Cape in softball

The No. 3 Lady Indian’s varsity softball team has kept the ball rolling, winning their last seven and improving their record to 13-2 and 9-1 in the conference.
They paid back Cape Henlopen for an earlier non-conference loss on May 3 by defeating the Vikings 6-4.

Meiklejohn leads offensive attack for Indians

When one player isn’t hitting, another usually is. And in the case of Indian River, senior right fielder Jerry Meiklejohn provided enough ammunition to put the Indians overDover 10-0 on April 26.

Lady Indians still defensive

They remain undefeated, and yet another shutout was pitched by the No. 10 Indian River girl’s varsity soccer team, in a 2-0 defeat of Seaford on April 26.
The shutout marks their sixth such win this season, while they have only allowed one goal in all the time.

Indians turn the tables on foes

The monkey is finally off the backs of the Indian River varsity tennis team. The Indian had lost four matches by the score of 3-2 this season, but no more. Turning the tables, Indian River (2-5) defeated Smyrna 3-2 in a rematch of their season-opening loss to the Bulldogs.
The match was a first not only in achieving close wins but in new rankings for a few players.

Surf good in ESA tourney

The surf couldn’t have been any better as morning broke for the Eastern Surfing Association’s first contest of the season April 24, as 65 surfers converged on 37th Street in Ocean City. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and a great day for the all-day tournament.

Lady Indians soar to 11-2

The Lady Indians varsity softball team notched three more wins this week, to improve their season record to 11-2. They did so by dumping a massive amount of runs on their opponents.
Coach Mark Browne’s squad unloaded 31 runs in three games, while enacting the mercy rule twice.

Warhawks end season on skid

The Sussex County Warhawks finished the 2005 season on a sour note, losing their last two games in a late season playoff push, to the cellar dweller Kent County Fire and the Talbot County Warriors.

With her team plagued by inconsistency on offense and an overall lack of dedication, Warhawks owner Tina Dennis has some changes in mind for next year’s team.

Baseball team comes out swinging

The Southern Henlopen Conference heated up for varsity baseball as Indian River nabbed two victories from conference opponents (Woodbridge and Delmar) on April 15 and 20.

Lady Indians keep teams locked down

As quietly as proverbial church mice, the No. 10 Indian River varsity girl’s soccer team has become a contender in the state rankings. The Lady Indians served up three shutout victories in five days as they improved their record to 6-0-1.

Lady Indians follow up rout with tough win

After whomping Woodbridge 26-0 on April 15, the Indian River softball team maintained their focus to defeat division rival Delmar 3-1 four days later. The set of wins improves the No. 6 Lady Indians’ record to 8-2 on the season and 3-0 in the conference.

Just Short

Warhawks see playoff hopes fall short

Playoff hopes were dashed for the Sussex County Warhawks when the Kent County Fire squeezed by them, 9-6, on April 16.

IR Tennis drops third 3-2 match of season

Losing stinks and just barely losing stinks even more.
Where do you begin… “Did I try hard enough?” “Were they better than me?” “Can I win?”

Those are all questions the members of the Indian River varsity tennis team have been asking themselves. And there is a single answer to all of them — and to the team’s quest to become truly competitive: “Almost.”

Indian River splits for the week

The Indian River varsity softball team went one for two in the last week, defeating Seaford 7-4 on April 7 but losing a hard-fought game to rival Sussex Central, 3-1, on April 12.

Boys Fall to Caesar Rodney

Caesar Rodney isn’t ranked No. 2 in the state for nothing, and the Indian River varsity boys’ tennis team found out just how good they really are in play April 13.

Tournament brings in scholarship funds

The Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Alpha Eta chapter, has raised enough money at their first-ever golf tournament to fund not one, but two, $5,000 scholarships for graduating Indian River High School seniors.

Lady Indians continue to roll

The Indian River varsity girl’s soccer team is off to a hot start, tying No. 4 Caesar Rodney, 1-1, last week and shutting out Milford, 3-0, on April 12. With exception of the game versus Caesar Rodney, the Lady Indians haven’t yielded a goal this season. Three shutouts in four games isn’t a bad way to start.

Lady Indians fall short

One week after defeating St. Thomas More, 4-1, the Indian River varsity girls’ tennis team had the script flipped, as Caesar Rodney easily defeated the Indians, 4-1, on April 8.

Warhawks battle toward playoffs

The Sussex County Warhawks hurdled an obstacle by defeating the Wilmington Raiders 9-0 on April 9, continuing their convoluted playoff push.

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