Haden headed for Blue-Gold All Star game
Indian River High School senior Lexi Haden has been selected to represent the Indians in this year’s Blue-Gold All Star field hockey game.
Haden — a forward and captain for the Indians this season — helped lead the squad to their first winning season and playoff appearance since 2006 while earning First-Team All Henlopen South honors in the process.
The annual All-Star game will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Dover High School at noon and feature some of the best high school field hockey players in the state.
McCoy takes first in 50-free in win over Sweet Briar
It hasn’t taken Indian River High School graduate and swim team standout Lauren McCoy very long to make a splash in the NCAA, with the current Randolph-Macon freshman helping the Yellow Jackets to three first-place finishes in a 133-39 win over Sweet Briar on Friday, Nov. 11.
McCoy — who set a new school record for the Indians in the 50-freestyle as a senior — earned a first-place finish for the Yellow Jackets on Friday, with a time of 29.61.
She wasn’t finished there, helping her squad to a first-place finish in the 200-medley relay, along with Antonia Douglas, Zoe Campbell and Laney Sanchez, and going on to take first in the 200-free relay, along with Douglas, Haylie Moore and Lindsei Hamilton, with a time of 1:35.39.
Up next, McCoy and the Yellow Jackets will hit the water on Saturday, Nov. 19, when they take on Marymount University. That meet is set for 2 p.m.
Moore hauls in 84-yard TD in loss to Frostburg State
While the Salisbury University football team finished out the regular season with a 21-17 loss to Frostburg State for the Regents Cup on Saturday, Nov. 12, Indian River High School graduate Aaron Moore left his mark in what may have been his final NCAA game.
Trailing 7-0, Moore tied it up for the Sea Gulls in the second quarter when he hauled in a catch from QB Ryan Morris and took it 84 yards to the house for a touchdown.
The Sea Gulls would go on to take a 17-14 lead before the Bobcats managed a 14-yard touchdown with just over a minute left to play, with the win earning Frostburg a share of the New Jersey Athletic Conference title, along with Wesley College.
Moore would go on to end the day with seven carries for 35 yards and two receptions for 93 yards and the touchdown. He’d end the regular season with 24 carries for 210 yards, four receptions for 134 yards and four total touchdowns.
After to falling to 7-3 overall with back-to-back losses to finish the season, the Sea Gulls were still in contention for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and possible bowl game in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) postseason bowl series.
Jarmon posts career-high yardage in UD football loss to Richmond
The University of Delaware football team may have had a two-game win streak snapped with a 31-17 loss to Richmond on Saturday, Nov. 12, but Indian River High School graduate and former Gatorade State Player of the Year Jamie Jarmon finished with a career game at the collegiate level.
Jarmon — who switched to wide receiver this fall after trying his luck at quarterback, safety and running back — hauled in three passes for the Blue Hens in the game, going for a team-high 84 yards and a long of 43.
The loss dropped UD to 4-6 on the season, with one game left to go, against Villanova (7-2) on Saturday, Nov. 19. That game will be played at Delaware Stadium in Newark and is set to get under way at 3:30 p.m.
First State Pickleball Club to collect winter coats with Pickleball Challenge
The First State Pickleball Club announced last week their plans to help collect winter clothing for needy community members, with their Coats, Hats, Mittens & Pickles: A Pickleball Challenge!
The event is set for Thursday, Nov. 18, at Dave Marshall’s Tennis & Fitness Center at The Plantations in Lewes. Those interested in playing are being asked to bring new or gently used winter coats, hats, gloves or mittens for local youths in need. The tournament will be held from 2 to 7 p.m.
Those interested in signing up or donating winter clothing to the cause should contact the First State Pickleball Club through their website at www.firststatepickleball.org.
Gabby Gobble 5K pre-registration still open through Monday
Set to return for the third straight year this Thanksgiving is the Gabby Gobble 5K in Lewes.
The annual charity run to benefit the Get Well Gabby Foundation will aim to raise funds for childhood cancer research in the memory of Gabby Vogel, who passed away after a battle with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in 2011.
The race will begin at Irish Eyes in Lewes at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, with post-race refreshments provided by Irish Eyes.
Pre-registration is set at $25, with race-day registration set at $30.
Checks can be mailed to Gabby Gobble 5K at P.O. Box 555 in Ocean View, Del. 19970. Online registration is open at www.getwellgabby.kintera.org/gabbygobble2016 and available until Monday, Nov. 21, at noon. For more information, visit www.getwellgabby.org or visit the Get Well Gabby Facebook page.