Bomhardt homers send Hawks soaring over Saint Peter’s

Coastal Point • Submitted by Gabe Rhodes: IRHS grad Eliza ‘The Lizard’ Bomhardt hit her first and second career home runs for the University of Hartford softball team on Monday, March 20.After recording her first NCAA career hit earlier this...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:58am

Tripple Overtime: ‘The Return of Captain Blood’ and other R. Chris Clark-less spring stories

It’s a phrase I never imagined I’d be able to use with a straight face: “Man — I could really use the help of R. Chris Clark right about now.”

As you may know, the whereabouts of the formerly famous Coastal Point focus-puller and...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:09am

‘A Few Great Men’

Coastal Point • File Photo: From left, former IR head coach Howard Gerken, IR graduate Josh Mercer, current IR head coach Steve Kilby and IR graduate Chris Conover take part in the Indian River High School Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:04am

Central grad Long trades in blue for green to lead IR baseball squad

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sussex Central grad D.J. Long takes over as coach for the Indian River High School baseball team this season.On his first day of practice after taking over the Indian River High School baseball team, first-year...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:51am

Ocean View’s Lydic headed to Augusta

Coastal Point • Submitted by Mike McGown: Ocean View’s Sarah Lydic is headed to Augusta, Ga., for the Drive, Chip & Putt national finals on Sunday, April 2.Ocean View’s very own Sarah Lydic will soon be headed to Augusta for the national...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:43am

New attitude, new expectations for IR girls’ lax in second year

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team has high hopes for their second varsity season.Last year, there was a new team. This year, there’s a new attitude.

Relying heavily on seasoned vets, such...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:35am

Extra Points — March 17, 2017

Bomhardt back on the diamond, tallies first career NCAA hit, run

Getting back out on the field has been a battle for Indian River High School graduate Eliza Bomhardt, after an injury forced her to sit out her senior season for the Indians in 2016...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:31am

Tripple Overtime: How Emilio Estevez may or may not have inspired female hockey players from the Middle East and/or everywhere

Emilio Estevez. You either love him, hate him, are completely indifferent to him, are somewhat indifferent to him, have another unspecified opinion of varying nature about him, or have no idea who he is. He’s just one of those classic ’80s movies...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:59am

State champs!

Coastal Point • Submitted: Senior Sam Nitz, left, and senior Rachel Burke, right, hoist the championship trophy with the rest of the Indian River High School competitive cheer team at Smyrna High School on Sunday, March 5.The Indian River High...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:47am

‘A resurgence on the mats’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior Jared Arlett is one of nine seniors set to graduate for the Indians.It’s been, without a doubt, a history-making season for the Indian River High School wrestling team.

Not only did the Indians post...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:40am

Coastal Delaware Running Festival on pace for biggest turnout yet

Coastal Point • Submitted : Runners at the starting line of the 2015 Coastal Delaware Running Festival.Delaware’s biggest road-race weekend is about to get even bigger.

After seeing nearly 2,400 racers turn out last spring, Coastal...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:31am

Extra Points – March 10, 2017

River Soccer sign ups still under way until March 15

There’s still a chance to sign up for the outdoor spring recreational season at the River Soccer Club, with registration remaining open through Wednesday, March 15.

While registration is...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:27am

IR boys’ hoops on the upswing after return to playoffs

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior guard Colby Chandler goes for a lay up against Milford on Feb. 7. Chandler is one of three seniors set to graduate for the Indians.Having been sent off with a pep rally in their honor as they headed into...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:07am

Tripple Overtime: The Tribe Top Five (Winter sports 2017 edition)

With the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team set to make their first state tournament appearance since 2014, winter sports certainly aren’t over yet.

But headed toward the finish line of one of the most successful...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:45am

Grow, McIntire break IR school records at states

Coastal Point • Submitted : IR swimming head coach Colin Crandell, left, and senior Lindsey Grow, right, celebrate after the DIAA state finals held at the University of Delaware on Saturday, Feb. 25.The goal for head coach Colin Crandell and his...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:36am

IR, Central wrestlers see top finishes at DIAA individual championships

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: A collective six wrestlers from Indian River High School and Sussex Central made it to the DIAA state finals this past weekend, including, from left, Brandon Bautista, Lucas Hudson, Will Rayne and Blake...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:08am

IRSD to launch Tribe Lacrosse rec league this spring

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River High School coaches Jim Dietsch, left, and Dave Spencer, right, instruct players during last summer’s Sharp Shooter Lax Shooting Camp.
First there was a team at district high schools, then a...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:58am

Extra Points – March 3, 2017

Coastal Delaware Running Festival registration open

“Delaware’s Coolest Marathon” is set to make its return to Dewey Beach this April 21-23, with online registration already open for the Coastal Delaware Running Festival.

The Boston...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:55am

Tripple Overtime: Voting ‘yes’ on IRSD referendum kind of important

Calling all tennis players. Calling all golfers ready for shotgun starts. Calling all shuffle-board players, 5K runners, jazzercise jazzers, yoga’ed-out yogis, grayed-out barrel-riders, cast-out fish-finders, and even calling all 65-year-old...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:33am

Joseph earns 200th career win on the courts

Coastal Point • File Photo: From left, freshmen K.J. Custis, ORyin Morris, sophomore Jamier Felton, head coach B.J. Joseph, sophomore Antonio Jones and senior Thomas DiBuo, after Joseph’s 200th career win.They call him “The Fixer.” Mostly because...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:21am

IR freshman Rayne wins Henlopen Conference 106 title

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR freshman Will Rayne and Caesar Rodney sophomore Mike Primo square up in the 106 finals.He may be just a freshman, but that doesn’t mean that Indian River High School 106-pounder Will Rayne wrestles like one....

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:11am

Central’s Hudson edges IR’s Marcozzi for HAC title at 182

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Central’s Luke Hudson goes for a shot against Indian River’s Zeke Marcozzi during the 182 Henlopen Conference finals.It was, without question, one of the main events. If not the main event, even.


Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:04am

Extra Points – February 24, 2017

IR boys' hoops finishes 12-8, ready for playoffs

After capping the regular season with a 12-8 record, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team is looking primed to return to the DIAA state tournament for the first time since the 2013-...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:57am

IR girls’ hoops misses playoffs, earns best finish since 2013

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Seniors Madi McGee, left, and Maggie Ford, right, were honored during a Senior Night ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 17. Headed into the season, the goal for second-year head coach Donna Polk and the Indian River High...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:45am

Tripple Overtime: Indians, Golden Knights unified by Unified (The definitive Josh Timmons interview Pt. II)

For basketball fans, or even for fans of just, like, general humanity, it was very exciting. It was very, very exciting.

To put it in perspective, it was the only time I’ve ever seen Point photographer/infamous Inuit/burrito...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:25am

IR girls’ hoops aiming for playoffs after 10th win

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR sophomore center Julia Jordan looks for an open player against Sussex Central on Feb. 7The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team is hoping to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:19am

Indians take second at state duals

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior Jessie O’Neal goes up against a Milford wrestler during the DIAA state finals on Tuesday. O’Neal went on to earn the decision in overtime.The Indian River High School wrestling team was ready to bring...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:11am

Indians knock off Knights, could return to playoffs

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR senior Isaiah ‘Izzy’ Bratton pulls down a rebound against Sussex Central on Thursday. Bratton was recently selected as a Blue-Gold All-Star.In front of a packed house last Thursday, Feb. 9, the Indian River...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:05am

IR swim team racks up PRs, podiums at conference championships

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Landon Seeney competes in the 100-yard breaststroke during Saturday’s Henlopen Conference swimming championships at Sussex Academy.Going up against some of the state’s stop talent at the Henlopen Conference...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:53am

Hundley, White to take over SMS track-and-field

The Selbyville Middle School track-and-field team is about to get a whole lot of experience. More than 40 years of experience, to be almost exact.

Taking over the Indians as head coach this spring will be Focus Multi Sports director Rick...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:47am

Indians send seniors out with win, headed for state duals

It’s been a historic season so far for the Indian River High School wrestling team.

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indian River High School wrestling team celebrated senior night with a win over Woodbridge on Friday.And while the...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:05am

Tripple Overtime: An apology that Tom Brady will never get, for things he never knew I said in the first place

I guess I don’t really have to offer an apology to Tom Brady. That’s not to say he doesn’t deserve one. I just don’t think he needs it.

The guy just won his fifth Super Bowl after orchestrating the greatest comeback since 30 AD,...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:57am

IR seniors ink letters of intent on National Signing Day

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: From top left to right, Arturo Salas, Mac Smith, Zion Howard, Jordi Rodriguez, Johan Cordoba, Lindsey Grow, Sammi Mumford, and Maddie Hogsten all signed NCAA letters of intent on Thursday.The Indian River High...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:44am

SMS wrestling takes fifth at conferences despite ‘rebuilding year’

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: SMS eighth-grader Michael Taylor goes for the win against a GMS wrestler. Taylor finished with a 9-0 regular-season record.It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Selbyville Middle School wrestling team....

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:36am

IR swimming celebrates senior night with wins over Polytech

Coastal Point photo • Shaun M. Lambert: McKenna Burke on her way to a first-place finish in a butterfly event against Polytech.It was all about the seniors for the Indian River High School swim team last Thursday, Feb. 2.

After getting the...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:21am

IR hoops surging with wins over Sussex Academy, Milford

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert Sophomore Jamier Felton goes up for a basket against Milford on Tuesday.The Indian River High School boys’ basketball team is on a roll, racking up back-to-back division wins over Sussex Academy on Friday, Feb. 3...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:12am

Extra Points – February 10, 2017

Delle Donne traded to Mystics, headed to D.C.

WNBA superstar and University of Delaware graduate Elena Delle Donne will make her way back to the East Coast after being traded by the Chicago Sky to the Washington Mystics last week.


Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:55am

Sea Colony gearing up to ‘Ride for Delaware Hospice’

After a one-year hiatus during renovations of its fitness center, Sea Colony will grease up their wheels once again when “Ride for Delaware Hospice” makes its return to the newly revamped facility near Bethany Beach later this month.


Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:49am

Tripple OT: The rigging of the ‘greatest quarterback of all time’ conversation by the Soviet-apologist Vladimir Putin

Disclaimer: The following transcript has been derived from a secret-impromptu-Ocean’s 11-conspiracy-type meeting called by four-time respective Super Bowl champions Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw that involves several other former NFL signal-...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:49am

Tech fall!

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR freshman Ta’Jon Knight wrestles his way to a tech fall during the Indians’ win over Sussex Tech on Friday, Jan. 27.The last time they pulled it off was 2011.

That didn’t stop the Indian River High...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:43am

Felton’s 21 helps Indians get division win over Wildcats in OT

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior forward Isaiah ‘Izzy’ Bratton goes up for a basket.It was what Indian River High School head boys’ basketball coach B.J. Joseph referred to as “a trap game.”

The last day of winter exams. No school...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:34am

Lower Sussex Little League sign-ups under way

While online registration for the 2017 Lower Sussex Little League season is already open, the league will begin walk-up registration at the ballpark starting on Wednesday, Feb. 9, spanning through Saturday, Feb. 18.

Participants will have...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:29am

IR to host double-header, Unified basketball game and more

It won’t be your average rivalry game when the Indian River High School and Sussex Central High School basketball teams tip off on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Not only will the night feature a double-header, with both the boys’ and girls’ varsity...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:25am

Extra Points – February 2, 2017

Tickets still available for IR soccer alumni mixer

The Indian River High School Soccer Boosters will host an alumni mixer for both the boys’ and girls’ soccer programs at the Frankford fire hall on Friday, Feb. 11.

The first annual “The...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:14am

Bucs best Indians in potential state-title preview

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR freshman Ta'Jon Knight goes for the fall at 120 on Wednesday.It was a battle of the unbeaten when the Indian River High School wrestling team took on Milford on Wednesday, Jan. 25, with the defending state...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:19am

Tripple Overtime: No contest for old men? TB12 and the best oldest quarterbacks in Super Bowl history

There’s no question that Tom Brady is one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time. First-ballot Hall of Fame? You bet.

Heading into his seventh career Super Bowl appearance, Brady even has the opportunity to surpass Joe...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:13am

IR swimming sweeps tri-meet, boys stay undefeated

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR junior Brian Meadows competes in a backstroke event at Sussex Academy on Tuesday.The Indian River High School swim team came out on top after a tri-meet held at Sussex Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 24, with the...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:07am

Indians romp over Blue Jays 54-32 in division win

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR senior forward Maggie Ford goes up for a layup during Tuesday's win over Seaford.The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team made it back-to-back division wins on Tuesday, Jan. 24, taking down Seaford...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:59am

IR hoops to honor troops at Military Appreciation Night

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Indian River’s Marine JROTC Color Guard will present the colors before the boys’ game at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, for ‘Military Appreciation Night.’It may not be a federal holiday, but that won’t stop the...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:53am

Extra Points – January 27, 2016

Lower Sussex Little League signups under way

Sign-ups for the 2017 baseball and softball seasons are under way at Lower Sussex Little League, with online registration currently open at

There will also be...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:37am