‘Body Slam ALS’ set for Saturday at Frankford fire hall
The Frankford fire hall will be the site of a WWE-style “Royal Rumble” this Saturday, Jan. 21, when Tim Hill of Bethany Beach’s Wilgus Associates and array of pro wrestlers — including WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana — get set to put on a show to benefit the Ten Mile Miracle charity.
The event will be the charity’s main event of the year, as Hill, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in March of 2014, sets out to raise money for local families suffering from the debilitating disease while again personally defying the theoretical limitations of ALS patients.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Hill said of the event. “We just wanted to do something fun — the wrestlers have to go over the top rope, so you’re definitely going to see some crazy stuff. If people are looking just for a fun night, they’re definitely going to get their money’s worth.”
Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show getting under way at 7 p.m.
Tickets for general admission cost $20, or $5 for children younger than 10. While tickets can be purchased at the door, the event could sell out before Jan. 21. To purchase tickets online before the event, or to inquire about sponsorships, donate to the raffle or donate toward the cause, visit www.tenmilemiracle.com.
McCoy, Yellow Jackets back in action after break
Indian River High School graduate and current Randolph-Macon College freshman Lauren McCoy got back in the water after a winter break, on Friday, Jan. 13, with the team falling 131-73 in a meet against the Howard University women’s swim team.
McCoy placed in several events at that meet, taking third in 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:05.23, fourth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.69, and second in the 200-yard medley relay, along with teammates Laney Sanchez, Haylie Moore and Megan Granger.
The Yellow Jackets will look to bounce back on Saturday, Jan. 21, when they travel to Catholic University for a 1 p.m. meet.
IR girls’ swim team falls to Milford, boys stay unbeaten
While the Indian River High School girls’ swim team lost a tight 88-82 South battle against Milford on Thursday, Jan. 12, the boys stayed undefeated and rolled to 5-0 with a 103-67 victory.
The meet set for Tuesday, Jan. 17, against Caesar Rodney was postponed, but the Indians were set to take on Sussex Tech on Thursday, Jan. 19, (after Coastal Point press time) at the West Sussex Boys & Girls Club at 4 p.m.
The results from the Milford meet:
200 Medley Relay: R. Mackesey, S. Davis, N. Hall, B. Sobota (Mil) — 2:00
200 Freestyle: M. Kohr (IR) — 2:11
200 Individual Medley: M. Barnes (IR) — 2:29
50 Freestyle: S. Davis (Mil) — 24.89
100 Butterfly: J. Kohr (IR) — 1:06.73
100 Freestyle: B. Shuart (IR) — 55.59
500 Freestyle: M. McGee (IR)
200 Free Relay: L. Seeney, I. Burnshaw, J. Kohr, G. Bomhadt (IR) — 1:51.35
100 Backstroke: M. Barnes (IR) — 1:09.52
100 Breaststroke: S. Davis (Mil) — 1:12.70
400 Free Relay: M. McGee, B. Shuart, M. Barnes, G. Bomhardt (IR) — 4:00.97
200 Medley Relay: G. Furman, L.Grow, M.Burke, E. Haden (IR) — 2:11.41
200 Freestyle: S. Roehl (IR) — 2:28.92
200 Individual Medley: L. Grow (IR) — 2:33.93
50 Freestyle: E. Haden (IR) — 28.99
100 Butterfly: M.Burke (IR) — 1:08.70
100 Freestyle: E. Haden (IR) — 1:05.61
500 Freestyle: M. Burke (IR) — 6:31.36
200 Free Relay: E. Haden, S. Roehl, L. Grow, M. Burke (IR)
100 Backstroke: Brea Wells (Mil) — 1:10.23
100 Breaststroke: L. Grow (IR) — 1:21.34
400 Free Relay: M. Wolfe, B. Wells, S. Santiago, S. Millman (Mil) — 4:33.88
Indians 39, Woodbridge 36 (girls’ basketball)
The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team bounced back from a 32-27 loss at Laurel on Thursday, Jan. 12, with a 39-36 win over Woodbridge on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Junior forward Braydee Whitman led the Indians in scoring in that game, with 13 points; sophomore center Julia Jordan put up nine; senior forward Maggie Ford had eight; and senior guard Madi McGee finished with six.
The win put the Indians at 6-5 on the season, surpassing their 2015-2016 win total at just past the mid-season mark, under second-year head coach Donna Polk.
Up next, they’ll host Seaford on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m.
Woodbridge 76, Indians 31 (boys’ hoops)
After a 52-40 win over Laurel, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball took on undefeated Woodbridge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, falling 76-31.
Sophomore guard Jamier Felton led the Indians in scoring in that game, with 13 points, with junior guard Patrick Mumford and senior forward Isaiah Bratton each finishing with five.
At 5-4 overall and 2-4 in the Henlopen South, the Indians will head to Seaford on Tuesday, Jan. 24, before returning home to host Delmar on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5:15 p.m.