Delmar wins 4th straight field hockey state title with 6-3 win over Indian River

GEORGETOWN — Mya Kemp and Morgan Fletcher served as seventh-grade ball girls for the Delmar High field hockey team. At the time, the two girls thought just going to the games was the greatest feeling ever. Now seniors, Kemp and Fletcher helped the top-seeded Wildcats earn a 6-3 win over Indian River High at Sussex […]

Cordrey’s overtime goal lifts Indian River to first field hockey state final

GEORGETOWN — As Rylie Cordrey was setting up for the shot, she didn’t have a single thing running through her mind. The Indian River High senior, using an assist from junior teammate Kayler Townsend, netted the game-winning goal in overtime to send the Indians past Lake Forest High, 2-1, in Wednesday night’s DIAA Division II […]

Local roundup: 3rd-seeded IR falls to 2-seed Friends 3-1 in D-II soccer semis

Third-seeded Indian River High fell behind early and could never catch up, eventually losing to No. 2 Wilmington Friends, 3-1, in the DIAA Division II boys’ soccer state semifinals on Wednesday night. Evan Arai’s goal in the first three minutes gave the Quakers the lead for good before Oryem Kilama’s goal put Friends up 2-0 […]

Local roundup: IR shuts out Brandywine 2-0 in D-II soccer quarterfinals

Third-seeded Indian River High scored a goal in each half before blanking No. 6 Brandywine, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the DIAA Division II boys’ soccer state tournament on Saturday evening. The victory sends the Henlopen South champs to the Wednesday’s state semifinals, where they will face No. 2 Wilmington Friends (14-0-2) at Smyrna at […]

Excited Indian River eyes 4th straight field hockey tournament appearance

DAGSBORO — It’s been quietly building up to this for a few years now. After earning the program’s first DIAA field hockey state tournament appearance in at least seven years back in 2016, Indian River High nabbed its fourth consecutive trip this season. The Indians (14-1) solidified the Division II tourney’s second seed, earning a […]

Local roundup: Indian River edges Sussex Tech 2-1 in overtime soccer game

Indian River High knocked off Sussex Tech 2-1 in overtime in a boys soccer contest on Wednesday night. It was the regular season finale for the Indians who improved to 12-2-1. They face Caesar Rodney High Saturday in the Henlopen Conference championship game Saturday at Sussex Academy (4:30 p.m.). Sussex Central 3, Concord 2: The […]

Local roundup: Indian River rallies for 3-1 soccer victory over Delcastle

Indian River High netted the final three goals of the game in posting a 3-1 victory over Delcastle in boys’ soccer on Monday afternoon. The Indians improved to 11-2-1 with one regular-season game remaining. Willem Lambertson (1 assist), Omar Baker and Jordan Illian all scored for IR with the last two goals coming in the […]

Roundup: Seven downstate teams to compete in volleyball state tourney

Seven downstate squads have made the 24-team field for the DIAA volleyball state tournament that was determined on Sunday. The tourney begins on Thursday evening with the top-eight squads receiving first-round byes. Henlopen Conference champion Indian River (13-2), the No. 6 seed, and No. 8 Cape Henlopen (9-6) won’t play until Saturday’s second round. On […]

Indian River snaps Smyrna’s 4-year streak, wins Henlopen volleyball title

GREENWOOD — Just a couple years ago, Indian River High was lucky to win a set against Smyrna High. When Jim Barnes first took over the IR volleyball program in 2015, the girls were just happy to reach double-digit point totals against the Eagles. Barnes, now the fifth-year coach, watched his team defeat the Eagles, […]

Ehlers sisters lead Indian River volleyball team to 3-1 upset over Smyrna

DAGSBORO — It’s been a long time coming, but the Indian River High volleyball program was finally been able to get the monkey off its back. Indian River defeated Smyrna High, 3-1, Tuesday night at home to move to 10-2. The victory avenges IR’s 2017 and ’18 Henlopen Conference championship losses to the Eagles. In […]