Sports


Extra Points — July 1, 2016

SU national champs to lead boys’ lax camp at OCRP

Fresh off their national championship victory against Tufts, the Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team will make their way to Ocean City, Md., for Ocean City Recreation & Parks’ Lax’n at...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:55am

Shorebirds snap losing streak after All-Star break

While they had previously tallied back-to-back wins and sent four players to the South Atlantic League All-Star game on Tuesday, June 21, the Delmarva Shorebirds struggled after the mid-season break, dropping four games in a row to Kannapolis on...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:51am

Learn to fish and crab at Delaware Seashore State Park

Some of the most popular things to do in Delaware Seashore State Park are surf-fishing, crabbing and clamming, but many people who did not grow up along the coast are curious about these popular pastimes but just aren’t sure how to get started....

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:06am

Coast Guard to offer free boat safety checks June 25

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01, will conduct Vessel Safety Checks on Saturday, June 25, at Island Watersports, 36084 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trained and qualified Coast Guard Auxiliarists will on...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:37am

Tripple Overtime: How Darren McFadden saved me a fortune on my wireless bill

Not to be confused with “Tripple Overtime Takeover,” in which Indian River High School head soccer coach Steve Kilby often enjoys questioning Tripp’s abilities as an actor while at the same time masterfully clearing up weeks’ worth of...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:22am

Anderson, Twigg recognized at DRFC Blue-Gold All-Star game

Coastal Point • Submitted: Recent Indian River grad Joey Anderson and Layne Twigg before Saturday's Blue-Gold All-Star game.Many players selected for the DRFC Blue-Gold All-Star football game will say that it’s a special experience. Unlike...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:14am

McDowell, Neal cap careers at Blue-Gold All-Star game

Coastal Point • Submitted: IR grads Ky'Lesha Neal, left, and Callie McDowell, right, got a chance to play in one last game as Blue-Gold All-Stars on Thursday, June 16.Recent Indian River High School graduates Callie McDowell and Ky’Lesha Neal may...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:05am

Fargo brings home fourth USAT national championship

Coastal Point • Submitted: Lance Fargo shows off his 2016 USAT National Championship medal, the fourth of his triathlon career.It was a situation that Ocean View resident and triathlete Lance Fargo had been in before… pretty much.

Also a...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:59am

Bayside Tennis Club doing its part to support Special Olympics athletes

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Suzie Schaible practices her swing at Bayside Tennis Club in Bethany Beach on Tuesday, June 14.Although the Special Olympics Delaware Summer Games wrapped up earlier this month, Sussex County SODE athletes are...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:51am

Spreading the Jam

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Bethany Surf Shop owners Jim and Sheila McGrath gather with pros Bill Baxter and Colin Herlihy and local skimmers at the first Bethany Skim Jam of the year on Monday night. See more photos on page A47.It’s hard to...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:33am

Extra Points — June 24, 2016

Shorebirds earn back-to-back SAL Player of the Week honors

While Delmarva Shorebirds’ shortstop Ryan Mountcastle may have missed out on a South Atlantic League All-Star bid this year, the former first-round draft pick is still managing to make a...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 4:41am

Fish & Wildlife announces results of youth fishing tournament

Sunny summer weather greeted 173 young anglers and their families who gathered Saturday, June 4, at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All fish caught in...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 4:39am

Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race set

The 44th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held at the Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, June 21. Gates will open at 4 p.m., with racing action beginning at 7 p.m. The rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22. The...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:06pm

Pickle Overtime: So, uh, I guess I play pickleball now

I had been putting it off for, let’s say, like, exactly a year or so, give or take.


Ever since last August — when that Type-1 “Z-fracture” of my shoulder’s left clavicle left it slumped, hanging in several (non-attached) fragments...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:15am

Undefeated!

Coastal Point photo courtesy • MVZ Productions: Head coach Neal Barch and assistant coach Andrea Derocili gather with the undefeated 2016 Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team.It had only happened one other time in Selbyville Middle School...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:35am

Bethany Skim Jam getting summer started on Monday night

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Brendan Wick looks to maneuver through Luke Hahn going for a wave and Saige Mastrota skimming in during a Skim Jam last summer.The official start of the summer of 2016 is slated for Monday, June 20, at exactly 6:34...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:26am

Paddle Second Chance adds kayaks, cornhole for fourth year

Coastal Point • Submitted: SUP riders compete in the Supsquatch Team Relay during last year’s Paddle Second Chance at Holts Landing State Park near Millville.While the Paddle Second Chance standup-paddleboard (SUP) races will back by popular...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:38am

Delle Donne, USA National Team to make UD stop before Olympics

Coastal Point photo courtesy • USA Basketball Eight players from the USA Basketball Women’s National Team gather with kids from the U.S. Olympic Committee 100 Days Out celebration and First Lady Michelle Obama in Times Square after the team was...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:33am

Extra Points — June 17, 2016

Four Shorebirds named to SAL All-Star team

The Delmarva Shorebirds will be well-represented at the 57th South Atlantic League All-Star game, with catcher Yermin Mercedes, catcher Alex Murphy, pitcher Garrett Cleavinger and pitcher Ryan Meisinger...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:23am

American’s fastest-growing sport has made it to Delmarva

Have you heard about pickleball? It’s known as the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. today. The great thing about pickleball is that it’s enjoying fans in all age groups, and part of the reason for the popularity is that, regardless of your...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:33am

Tripple Overtime: For the Indians, revenge is a dish best served…

Revenge is a dish best served… Well, that’s it, really. Revenge is a dish best served, regardless of what I can only assume would be its metaphorical temperature (hot, cold, etc. — never really understood the idiom and its apparent ties to...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:52am

Caravel tops Indian River for state championship title

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior midfielder Brooke Beam tries to make something happen down 1-0 in the second half of Friday's state championship game against Caravel.Exactly one year and one day was how long it had been for the Indian...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:32am

RELYance, Get Well Gabby team up for June 18 Skim A Thon

Coastal Point • Submitted: Ryan McLaughlin won a new skimboard from Exile after raising the most funds at last year’s Skim A Thon.On Saturday, June 18, not only can local residents learn how to skimboard, they can help fight childhood cancer...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:22am

Bomhardt named to DSCA All-State team

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell Sophomore centerfielder Julia Bomhardt is the first IRHS softball player named to the All-State team since 2014.It’s no question that Julia Bomhardt has made a name for herself as one of the top outfielders in the...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:11am

Four Indians net All-State soccer honors

Coastal Point: Beam, Baine, Check-Guzman and Hogsten.While the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team may have fallen just short of their ultimate goal of winning a state championship this season, there’s been no shortage of individual...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:59am

Extra Points — June 10, 2016

Sussex Central 1989 baseball team to be inducted into HoF

The 1989 Sussex Central High School baseball team will be inducted into the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday, June 13, in honor of their undefeated state championship season.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:54am

Progress for Prostate golf tournament on par for best year ever

Coastal Point • Submitted: Drew Sunderlin, left, delivers a check for $44,600 to the Beebe Medical Foundation after last year’s Progress for Prostate golf tournament.Since getting its start 13 years ago, the Progress for Prostate golf tournament...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:46am

IRHS BPA, FFA to host color-run fundraiser June 11

The students of the Indian River High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) will walk, jog and run to raise funds for the school, which is introducing a program called My School Color Run (MSCR).

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:51am

South Side Shoot Out to launch summer skim season

Coastal Point • Submitted: Austin Keen of Laguna Beach, Calif. is just one of the world ranked pro's slated for Saturday's South Side Shoot Out.Some of the top skim talent from not only around the area — but from around the world — will be on...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:33am

Indians take down Tower Hill in PKs

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Lady Indians celebrate after taking the win against No. 8-ranked Tower Hill in Dover on Thursday, May 26.She didn’t even realize that the game was on the line.

But Indian River High School senior Aline...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:15am

Family Fun Night for River Soccer/SMS sports set for June 8

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant Players from River Soccer's TOPSoccer program, shown here with founder Howard Gerken and volunteers Emma-Lee Merrick and Paige Troublefield, will benefit from this year's Family Fun Night event.The River Soccer Club...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:04am

Extra Points — June 3, 2016

Notre Dame alum Ingelsby takes over UD hoops

After more than two months without a head coach, the search has ended for the University of Delaware men’s basketball program. In a press conference on Wednesday, May 25, the Blue Hens announced that...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:48am

Plantation Lakes to host Grand Opening Golf Scramble on June 4

Golfers are being invited to play in the free Grand Opening Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 4, at Plantation Lakes, Lennar’s golf resort community in Millsboro. The event celebrates the opening of the first nine holes of the community’s Arthur...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:45am

ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open returns to Sea Colony

Professional tennis will return to the Bethany Beach area with the sixth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, to be held June 5-12 on the clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center, located south of Bethany Beach on West Way Drive...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:39am

Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

Gov. Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small were joined by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Acting Assistant Director Paul Rauch, Delaware Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, other legislators and members of the community on May 25 to...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:35am

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 4

As part of its activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4-12, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Ingrams Pond in...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:31am

Delaware State Parks Day offers free admission on June 5

Gov. Jack Markell this week proclaimed June 5 as "Delaware State Parks Day" and along with his proclamation, offered the reminder that, through sponsorship from the Delaware Tourism Office’s “Visit Delaware,” admission is free that day to most...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:23am

Plantation Lakes to host Grand Opening Golf Scramble on June 4

Golfers are being invited to play in the free Grand Opening Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 4, at Plantation Lakes, Lennar’s golf resort community in Millsboro. The event celebrates the opening of the first nine holes of the community’s Arthur...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:13am

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 4

As part of their activities for National Fishing & Boating Week (June 4-12), Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold their 30th Annual Delaware Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:56am

Marine Corps League golf tourney set for June 9

On June 9, the First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League, Ocean View, will hold its 11th Annual Golf Tournament at the Ocean City Golf Club, Seaside Course, 11401 Country Club Drive, Berlin, Md. The fundraising event will help assist...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:34am

Coastal Delaware Running Festival raises funds for local groups

Dewey Beach and the surrounding beach communities recently hosted the weekend-long festivities of the 2nd Annual Coastal Delaware Running Festival.

Certified Race Directors Rick Hundley and Ernie Felici of Focus Multi-Sports — known also...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:16am

Skim a Thon for Childhood Cancer scheduled for June 18

The second Skim a Thon for Childhood Cancer will be held on Saturday, June 18, at Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road Beach, south of Dewey Beach. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.
Participants who would like to...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:08am

State tournament update: Indians advance after downing Tower Hill in PKs

It took 80 minutes, two golden-goal over times, and seven shots after the game went down to penalty kicks. But the Indian River girls’ soccer team finally took down Tower Hill, 4-1, to advance to the DIAA semi-finals.

Coming off a bye in...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 5:46am

Tribe Top Five: The best of IR spring sports in 2016 (pretty much)

Thanks to El Niño, even though it’s pretty much Memorial Day — which is pretty much the unofficial start to summer, more or less — it hasn’t felt like spring until pretty much right now.

But despite all the visibly separate condensed...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:58am

River Express takes down Kirkwood 2-0 in State Cup final

Coastal Point • Submitted: Head coach Duncan Smith, right, and assistant coach Adam Rhamses gather with the River Express U18 team after their 2-0 State Cup win over Kirkwood on Sunday.Headed into the State Cup final against Kirkwood, and after...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:46am

Indians fall to Riders in HAC championship rematch

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior forward Maddie Hogsten looks to get past a CR defender during last Friday’s title game.On paper, the Indian River and Caesar Rodney high school girls’ soccer teams don’t look much different.

The...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:41am

Kilby named Henlopen Coach of the Year

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River head coach Steve Kilby is congratulated by Caesar Rodney head coach Darrell Gravatt after being named Henlopen Conference Coach of the Year.Caesar Rodney may have edged the Indian River High School...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:32am

IRSD Volleyball Skills Academy serves up successful first sessions

Coastal Point • Submitted: Coach Bill Croal, right, and Jay Clark, left, gather with the players from the first IRSD Volleyball Academy on May 18.To quote Indian River High School head coach Jim Barnes, “It’s an exciting time for volleyball in...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:19am

IR’s Ziskay to continue career on the court at Wesley

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : IR senior Kaya Ziskay on May 19 announced plans to play volleyball at Wesley College.Headed into the senior All-Star volleyball game this past November, Kaya Ziskay had more on the line than just a win.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:02am

Extra Points — May 27, 2016

Sports at the Beach invites Pickelball’ers to new indoor facility grand-opening

A new indoor complex at Sports at the Beach in Georgetown is set to open its doors on Tuesday, May 31, and the First State Pickleball Club is inviting pickleball’ers...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:39am