Sports


Extra Points — September 2, 2016

Ansboury to appear at Sports at the Beach for pickle ball clinic

As part of the 25th Anniversary of the Delaware Senior Olympics, current national women’s pickleball champion Sarah Ansboury will be making her way to Sussex County for...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:34am

Tribe lacrosse ready to launch youth development league

Coastal Point Photo • Tyler Valliant: Co-owner of Turtle Beach Café and Indian River High School alumnus Tristan Smyth, center, with IRHS lacrosse coaches Dave Spencer, left, and Jim Dietsch, right. Turtle Beach made a donation to help fund the...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:28am

A one-of-a-kind club

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Back row: Cripple Creek President Frank Vallese, Golf Pro Brian Trout and Drew Sunderlin. Front row: Don Antonucci, Judie Davis and Glenn Hudson.Tucked away near Holts Landing, next to the Indian River Bay, is...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:08am

Tripple Overtime: Ryan Lochte isn’t the only lying U.S. athlete

Throughout American history, the sports world and world in general have seen their fair share of lies and liars.


In fact, the whole country’s start is kind of based on a lie, considering that we celebrate independence every July 4...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:58am

IR Football Boosters to honor alumni at home games this season

Starting with the Indians’ season-opener against Maryland’s Linganore High School on Friday, Sept. 9, the Indian River High School Football Boosters will be honoring past alumni with halftime ceremonies at home games throughout the 2016-2017...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:58am

Indian River football family taking aim at South title

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: This year's seniors are ready to try and return the Henlopen South title to Indian River.It’s been two long years since the Henlopen South title belonged to the Indians. In a few short weeks, that’s a streak that...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:49am

Three-peat?

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior forward Oscar Cruz moves the ball upfield in a scrimmage against Severn (Md.) on Monday, Aug. 22.They earned their first state championship ring as freshmen, after helping the Indian River High School soccer...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:42am

Bethany lifeguard scholarship race to start at former Harris Teeter

In its eighth year, the Ed Dean Memorial Scholarship 4-Mile Race and 1-Mile Walk will be held closer to Bethany and the lifeguards it supports, on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 8 a.m.

Thanks to former lifeguard, current business owner and state...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:38am

Shorebirds gearing up for series vs. Lexington

After dropping their sixth straight games with a loss against Hagerstown on Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Delmarva Shorebirds this week prepared for one of their final homestands of the season, when the Lexington Legends come to town on Friday, Aug. 26...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:30am

Tripple Overtime: That time I sort of ate sushi with Michael Phelps

For as much time as he spends in the water, it seems somewhat strange that Michael Phelps does not like fish.


I mean, take Aquaman, for example. I very much doubt that Jason Mamoa is 20,000 or so leagues under and elbows up on a...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 7:41am

‘The Queen Mother’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Marion Lisehora, right, is introduced to the crowd at Sea Colony last month by Bill Smallbrook, left.Marion Lisehora is not the average card-carrying AARP member. Then again, there wasn’t really anything average...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 7:35am

White Marlin Open scales close in Ocean City

Coastal Point • Submitted: The crew of the Rock Doc shows off some of their haul at the White Marlin Open. Pictured are Matthew, Tyler and Tim Tribbitt, Jerry Mieklejohn, Cory Lednum, Ryan Savage and Captain Bob Wiggins.The 43rd Annual White...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 7:29am

River Soccer Club signups still open for fall season

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The River Soccer Club will get their 20th fall season under way next month.While the fields at the River Soccer Complex in Frankford may be empty now, in a few short weeks they’ll be brimming with plenty of soccer...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 7:24am

Extra Points — August 19, 2016

Eagle’s Landing to host Glo-Golf Tournament

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course in Berlin, Md., will host its Glo-Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16.

The two-player scramble event will feature a 6:45 p.m. shotgun start, and nine holes after a 5:...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 7:01am

Tripple Overtime: If surfing again after a broken collarbone is cool, then I’m probably a far cry from Miles Davis

There are, as a general law of the universe, only a handful of chances that life allows us to look really unequivocally cool.


Not just everyday-cool, where you’re, like, stopped at a red light or something, and you’ve got your...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:41am

Challenger Division returns to World Series

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The ‘O’s’ and the ‘Birds’ all gather for a cheer after their Little League World Series matchup on Wednesday, Aug. 3.After a successful World Series debut last summer, the Lower Sussex Little League Challenger...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:34am

Late rally sends Latin America past U.S. Southwest

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Team Latin America celebrates after their 10-7 Big League Softball World Series win over U.S. Southwest on Sunday, Aug. 7.Facing the 2015 Big League Softball World Series champions from West Monroe, La., the Latin...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:12am

Southeast bests Canada for Senior League Series title

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Players from U.S. Southeast swarm pitcher Nicole Rodriguez after the final out of the Senior League Softball World Series on Sunday, Aug. 7.It was the furthest that a softball team from Canada had made it in the...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:01am

Extra Points — August 12, 2016

Skim, skate and SUP under way at Summer Vibes fest

Rehoboth and Dewey Beach are the site of the third annual Summer Vibes Fest, which again brings together skimboarding, skateboarding, standup paddleboarding, art and music in the area, with the...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 5:57am

Rally for a Cure marks two decades of effort

For 20 years, a group of women at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club have been doing their part to raise money for breast cancer outreach, education and research, and on Aug. 9 and Aug. 10, a ladies-only event and a co-ed golf tournament will...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:48am

Tripple Overtime: Guanyú xiao liánméng shìjiè xìliè sài de zuì hao de shìqíng zhìjin

This week’s “Tripple Overtime” column title translates loosely to “Only the one who does not fear the dragon’s breathe will walk the trail of fire,” or something else like that that you’re probably very likely hear Matt Damon say in “The Great...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:56am

The other side of the net

Coastal Point • Submitted: Raychel Ehlers returns a shot while attending the High Performance Beach Championship in Hermosa Beach, Calif.If there’s no question that volleyball is on the rise in Sussex County, then there’s no question that rising...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:48am

Big League, Senior League World Series under way in Roxana

Softball teams from all over the world made their way to Roxana this week, for the Big League and Senior League Softball World Series.

Opening ceremonies got under way on Sunday, July 31, with teams from as far away as China, the...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:38am

Sharp Shooter Lax Camp scores successful first year

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Coach Dave Spencer, left, and Garrett Bomhardt, right, look on while a player goes to the goal during a drill.The Sharp Shooter Lax Shooting Camp this past week wrapped up its first summer as one of the area’s only...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:26am

Sharks cut times, mark personal bests in end-of-season meet

The Sea Colony Sharks finished their season this past weekend with a strong showing at the Delmarva Swim Association Championships meet in Dover.

The team, represented by 39 swimmers who met qualifying time cuts to compete at the league-...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:18am

Extra Points — August 5, 2016

Flounder Pounder Open set for Aug. 19-21 in Long Neck

More than $100,000 in prize money will be available when the Ultimate Flounder Pounder Open gets under way in Long Neck on Aug. 19-21.

The tournament, set up by Paradise Marina and...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:15am

Tripple Overtime: While often slow and dangerous behind the wheel, old people can still serve a purpose sometimes

As a general disclaimer, this headline, or at least some form of it, was suggested to me by my good friend Jim Brannon at barbecue last Friday night.


He had come up with it during a game of cornhole, which is totally a sport, and...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:02am

Athletes to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk back for second year

Coastal Point • Submitted: Team Salon 26 shows off their uniforms before last year's Athletes to End Alzheimer's 5K Run/Walk.After seeing 700 participants show up last August, the Athlete’s to End Alzheimer’s 5K Walk/Run is back for year two and...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:51am

Bike to the Beach headed from D.C. to Dewey

Coastal Point • Submitted: Riders make their way through Maryland on their way to Dewey Beach during last year's Bike to the Beach.It started as a mission: Two friends determined to make it from Washington, D.C., to the Delaware shore by way of...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:43am

Sharks finish regular season, look forward to championship meet

Special to the Coastal Point • Kevin Moore: Sea Colony Sharks swimmers Sydney Schweiger, Bella Scharp, Sanne Elling and Emily Trout take a break from cheering on their teammates at the team's dual meet against the Riptide Swim Team in Middletown....

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:35am

Tripple Overtime: So, uh, I guess I play pickle ball now Pt. II

Before you read, make sure you check out Part 1 of the Pickleball saga: http://www.coastalpoint.com/content/pickle-overtime-so-uh-i-guess-i-play...

The assignment was to take the court. There were four of us. Five, if you count The Baron,...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:46am

LSLL Junior League All-Stars bring home District 3 baseball title

Coastal Point • Submitted: The Lower Sussex Junior League All-Stars will head to the state tournament after winning their second straight District 3 baseball title.With back-to-back wins over Millsboro on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16,...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:38am

LSLL 9-10 All-Stars edged by Laurel for District title

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: LSLL pitcher Camryn Ehlers sends a pitch toward a Cape batter on Thursday, July 14.After falling short to Woodbridge in the title game last season, the Lower Sussex Little League 9-10 All-Stars were ready for...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:19am

China to appear at 14th Little League World Series in Roxana

Coastal Point • File Photo: The District 3 Host team celebrates after a Shelby Wilkins home run during last year’s Big League Softball World Series.For the past 13 years, softball teams from across the world have made their way to the Pyle Center...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:02am

What’s the Womper?

Coastal Point • Submitted: Pro surfer Kalani Robb gets deep in the barrel on the Womper in California.The crew from Catch Surf will ride just about anything. Since launching the “Womper,” however, they’ve been dropping in on the summer shorebreak...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:50am

Extra Points — July 22, 2016

Former Shorebirds’ pitcher called up to the majors

It was only one year ago that Donnie Hart took the mound at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.

The LHP and 2013 Baltimore Orioles draft pick (Round 27) out of Texas State had gotten...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:01am

Tripple Overtime: Someone should tell Blake Lively about Sharkbanz®

After watching Blake Lively get just absolutely Amity-Island-style terrorized by a Gigantic White Shark (GWS) in the movie “The Shallows” for roughly 1 hour, 27 minutes, one of two things can be assumed:


• One — America’s...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:08am

Spencer, Dietsch to launch Sharp Shooter Lax Shooting Camp

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Dave Spencer, left, and Jim Dietsch, right, coach their squad during a timeout this past spring.There are lacrosse camps to the north, up in the Cape region. And there are camps to the south, down in Ocean City and...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:00am

Local 12-year-old set to bowl for gold

Coastal Point • Kelsey Magill: Clifton Toomey, 12, will be heading to the Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 16-23.At just 12 years old, Clifton Toomey III is gearing up to head to the Junior Gold Championships in...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:25am

Shorebird’s Alvarado named O’s Minor League Pitcher of the Month

The news just keeps getting better for Delmarva Shorebirds’ RHP Cristian Alvarado.

Just days after being named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week, the Venezuela native was named the Baltimore Orioles’ Minor League Pitcher of the...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:19am

Extra Points — July 15, 2016

Peralta named SAL Pitcher of the Week

Just a week after RHP Cristian Alvarado collected the honor, the Delmarva Shorebirds saw RHP Ofelky Peralta named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the week.

Peralta earned the award for the week of...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:08am

Tripple Overtime: Hollywood Jack and the lost pair of shades

The Beginning of the not-so-existential The End came when my friend The Mantis sent me an SMS text message last Thursday.


At the time, I had been trying to catch a little R&R after a particularly demanding Fourth of July press...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:53am

River Express leaves legacy after final trip to regionals

Coastal Point • Submitted: The U18 River Soccer Express gather at the opening ceremonies of the Region 1 championship in West Virginia.In their inaugural season, the River Soccer Club Express won only one game.

That was then.

Fast-...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:46am

First State Pickleball, Sea Colony Tennis team up for exhibition/clinic

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Vaughn Baker of the First State Pickle Club serves up a shot during a lesson at Fairway Village earlier this spring.One of the nation’s top-ranked tennis facilities will soon get introduced to one of its fastest...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:36am

Shorebirds spark fireworks in win over Lakewood

The fireworks began long before the scheduled show time on Tuesday, July 5, with the Delmarva Shorebirds racking up a season-high 14 runs on 18 hits, to roll the Lakewood BlueClaws 14-2.

Trailing 1-0 headed into the bottom of the second...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:30am

Extra Points — July 7, 2016

Race for the Ribbon 5K Run/Walk set for July 16

The Race for the Ribbon 5K Run/Walk will return to Rehoboth Beach for the ninth year on Saturday, July 16, benefitting Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware.

The race begins at 7:30 a.m. and...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:24am

Ternahan earns All-American honors, national championship title

Coastal Point • Submitted: Bethany native Andrew Ternahan goes up against Tufts midfielder A.J. Enchill in the DIII national championship game on Sunday, May 29.It’s almost funny now that, when his father asked him if he wanted to play lacrosse...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:28am

Tripple Overtime: Is Brexit to blame for England’s Euro loss to Iceland?

It’s fairly hanging low fruit… or figs… or whatever it is that they eat over in England (not sure… basing all knowledge of the U.K. off Austin Powers), to say that London Bridge is falling down.


Just days after whatever Brexit is (...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:18am

Sea Colony Sharks training generations of swim stars

Special to the Coastal Point • Kevin Moore: Emily Trout, 12, loves being a Shark. She enjoys being around her teammates and coaches.The Sea Colony Sharks swim team is kicking off their 13th season with a splash as they looked to sweep their home...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:09am

Beach Blast crowns pickleball champs

The First State Pickleball Club’s second annual Beach Blast wrapped up on Sunday, June 12, with 88 players from Delaware and surrounding states competing in 16 categories.

For the second straight year, the tournament was held on the courts...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:02am