Sports


Ryman named head professional for Sea Colony Tennis

Veteran teaching pro and accomplished junior and collegiate player Jeff Ryman has joined Sea Colony Tennis as the Bethany Beach-area program’s new head tennis professional.

“Jeff brings a diverse tennis experience to the Sea Colony,” said...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:52am

By a 'Shu-String!'

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Senior Emiley Shuey rushes toward her teammates after netting the game-winning goal in overtime against Salisbury School on Monday, April 19.Emiley Shuey matched a career high with eight goals on Monday, April 18...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:59am

IR lax scorches Salisbury School with 13-5 win

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior goalie Hayden McWilliams prepares to make one of 18 saves on the day against Salisbury School on Monday, April 19.Not only did the Indian River High School lacrosse team get a much-needed win against the...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:34am

IR soccer standouts Walls, Check-Guzman headed to next level

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River High School seniors Ian Walls and Aline Check-Guzman will both take their soccer talents to the next level next season, with Walls headed to Moravian College and Check-Guzman to Wesley College.Neither...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:11am

Future of IR soccer on display in 9-0 win over Seaford

Coastal Point photos • R.Chris Clark: From left to right, Isabella Keith, Grace Engel, Kayla McCarra and Skyler McClure all netted their first career goals on Thursday, April 21.Seven different players scored in Indian River High School’s 9-0 win...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:42am

IR softball gets back in swing with 6-2 win over Parkside

Coastal Point • R.Chris Clark: Sophomore DH Damya Williams waits for the call after sliding into second against Parkside on Monday, April 19.Falling to 1-3 after a loss to Sussex Tech on Friday, April 8, was a low point for the Indian River High...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:03am

Tripple Overtime: If the Mighty Ducks can beat Murphy’s Law, then the Indians can, too

Everything was going pretty good last Friday.

For once, there was only one home game to cover that night. For once, the sun was starting to show again. And for once, Point photographer Chris Clark was actually in Sussex County, instead of...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:03am

The win is in!: IR girls’ lax downs DMA in historic home opener

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior midfielder Lexi Haden gets past the DMA defense for one of her four goals last Thursday.First, it was No. 2 Polytech. Then, No. 1 Cape Henlopen. If starting the season against the state’s top two teams wasn’...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:43am

Tech wrecked!: Indians clip Ravens 6-2 in anticlimactic rivalry

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: IR senior midfielder Brooke Beam tries to avoid impact on tackle that would result in a Tech yellow card on Tuesday, April 12.It’s what Indian River High School head soccer coach Steve Kilby often refers to as “big...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:37am

Strike Out ALS 5K Run/Walk set for April 30

Coastal Point • File Photo: The second annual Strike Out ALS 5K starts off at Camp Barnes last May.The Strike Out ALS 5K Run/Walk is back for its third year and scheduled to get under way on Saturday, April 30.

As always, the event will...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:14am

Coach Woo takes over soccer-clad IR tennis squad

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior third singles player Patrick Mochiam returns a shot against Worcester Prep during the Indians’ first match of the season.Worcester Prep may have bested the Indians 4-1 on Wednesday, April 6, but it was Mac...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:51am

Extra Points — April 15, 2016

Fox’s Pizza in Millville to host dine-and-donate for IR girls’ lax

Fox’s Pizza of Millville will host a dine-and-donate for the Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. Proceeds from food...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:36am

IR lax tames Red Lion with second-half surge

Coming off a tough test against Berlin, Md.’s Worcester Prep, the Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse team was looking for redemption on the road at Red Lion on Monday, April 11, and that’s exactly what they got with a 16-7 win.

After...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:28am

Thunderstruck!: Indians douse Bucs 4-0 in rained out match

They only played one half, but that’s all the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team needed to clinch a 4-0 division victory over Milford on Thursday, April 7.

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert

Just minutes into...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 2:57pm

Triple Overtime: ­If missing out on sports moments and not knowing acronyms is cool, then call me Miles Davis

All the cool kids have been saying it for a while, which is why it’s so surprising that I’m just learning about it now.

If you’re like me, you don’t really keep up with slang and acronyms and LOL this and ROFLMAO that, and when people...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:32am

Indian River softball takes down St. Mark’s 6-0 for first win

Special to the Coastal Point • Jill Corrozi Collins: Junior 1B Sami Mumford goes to throw out a St. Mark’s runner during the Indians’ 6-0 win on Saturday.They could have gone to Florida. They could have gone to the Outer Banks. But for spring...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:29am

IR’s Anderson headed to DRFC Blue-Gold All-Star Game

Coastal Point • Submitted: Anderson and Blue-Gold buddy Layne Twigg of Roxana.There were a lot of names submitted for the DRFC Blue-Gold All-Star football game this year, by both coaches across the state and by Indian River High School head coach...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:26am

Indians drape Cape 6-1, start 2-0

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: IR freshman midfielder Grace Engel fights for possession against Cape sophomore midfielder Haley Schnupp on Tuesday.It was a bright, cold day in April, but the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team started...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:00am

IR baseball falls to top-ranked St. Mark’s, 7-3

The Indians may have faced their toughest test to date against St. Mark’s (4-0) on Saturday, April 2. And despite a 7-3 loss, they may still have played their best ball of the season thus far.

“We took a step forward. If we play like that...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:44am

Skippers learn rules of the water in safe-boating courses

Driving a boat isn’t just a matter of turning the key. So that boaters can get official training to safely and comfortably ride Delaware waters, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host one-day boating safety courses at locations throughout the...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:43am

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour gears up for April 16

The 27th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour presented by NVHomes/Ryan Homes will take place on April 16 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Bethany Beach. In the event hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, cyclists region-wide will...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:26am

Will the athlete in your house need Tommy John surgery?

Baseball fever is setting in for all of us who love the game. The pros are at spring training and school teams and clubs are ready to take to the field. There’s something about hearing the words, “play ball” that gives me a thrill. Spring...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:13am

Tripple Overtime: Is lowering the rim sexist or? Ask Elena Delle Donne

You play ball like a girl.

Aside from “You know, if my dog was as ugly as you, I’d shave his butt and tell him to walk backwards,” and “You’re killing me Smalls!,” it’s probably the most memorable line from the 1993 cinematic classic, “The...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:11am

IR soccer starts season with 7-0 shutout

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior forward Maddie Hogsten congratulates senior forward Madi Mercer after her first goal of the season.It turns out that the Indian River High School soccer team is playing for a whole lot more than a state...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:02am

IR baseball gearing up for St. Mark’s after tough start

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore pitcher Myles Clark takes the mound against Smyrna on Thursday, March 24.There aren’t many teams in the state with a tougher schedule than the Indians this season, but they wouldn’t have it any other way...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:00am

Indian River golf winded by Wildcats in home opener

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Sophomore Gavin Gates makes his way out of the sand trap during the Indians' match against Delmar.After battling some of the top golfers in the conference against Caesar Rodney, the Indian River High School golf...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:55am

Shaking it off: IR softball looks to bounce back from 0-2 start after break

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Freshman catcher Grace Snyder goes to throw out a Smyrna runner on Thursday, March 24.After starting the season with back to back losses, the Indian River High School softball team was looking to do their best...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:51am

IR girls’ lax falls to Polytech in first ever game

Special to the Coastal Point • Lincoln Davis: Head coach Kelsea Ayers and the Indian River girls’ lacrosse team are all smiles after their game against Polytech on Wednesday, March 23.The Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team made history...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:42am

Dewey Beach Color Run set for Sunday, June 5

The third Dewey Color Run, a 2.8-mile non-competitive run-walk, will be held Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. A Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Road Race Series event, it will include seven color stations on the route. (The...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:40am

Sea Colony does their part to support Special Olympics athletes

For years, Sea Colony has been working with area Special Olympics Delaware athletes. Not only does Sea Colony help raise money for the organization through its annual Turkey Trot 5K Run & Walk but also by allowing local athletes to train at...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:41am

IR golf in full swing, shooting for South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior John Evans gets out of the sand and on the green last Wednesday.It’s been four years since the Indian River High School golf team has clinched a Henlopen South championship. That’s a streak that this year’s...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:35pm

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K to hop off this Saturday

Coastal Point • File Photo: A group of costumed Bunny Palooza runners pose for a pre-run photo during the 2014 event.The Bunny Palooza 5K/10K is getting under way just in time for Easter, making its way to Bethany Beach this Saturday, March 26....

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:18pm

Tripple Overtime: Wintertime Rewind

While most non-cave-dwellers have already sprung forward, this week in “Tripple OT” we’re wintertime rewinding instead — which is definitely not because we forgot about the whole setting the clocks back thing until very early Sunday/very late...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:36am

The bus starts here

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Indians may have taken caravans up to their pre-season scrimmages in Dover, but the bus to the state championship is keeping the engine running.Eight months and 28 days. That’s how long the Indian River High...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:35am

Former Buckeye Ayers takes over as new leader of the Tribe

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Head coach Kelsea Ayers is fired up on the sidelines of last Thursday’s scrimmage against Decatur, and for the Indians’ first varsity lacrosse season.Just last May, Kelsea Ayers was leading the Ohio State...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:19am

Lizard-less Indians hold high hopes for wide-open South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: From left to right, senior softball players Eliza Bomhardt, Callie McDowell, Ky’lesha Neal and Casey Hitchens will look to lead the Indians back to the playoffs for a fourth straight year.Last season, the Indian...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:14am

New-identity Indians ready for break-out year

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River junior pitcher Ulises Barrientos welcomes senior catcher Joey Anderson back to the dugout after Anderson slides into home during Saturday’s scrimmage.After finishing 4-14 in 2014 and improving to 7-11...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:09am

Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis makes Delaware debut

Photo courtesy Delaware 87ers: Delaware 87er Baron Davis made his debut at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark on Friday, March 4.He’s a former All-NBA selection. He’s a two-time NBA All-Star, and the No. 3 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. But...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:11pm

Tripple Overtime: Better great than never: John Elway and Leonard DiCaprio have a lot in common

He missed out on one for “Gilbert Grape” in 1994, and it’s been eating at him ever since. But last Sunday night, some 22 years later, and at the revenant-ripe age of 41, Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won an Oscar for Best Actor.

Despite...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:01am

The Pioneers of Cheer

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indian River High School cheerleading team shows off some of their routine with a pyramid at practice. Pictured, center, are head coach Katelyn Donofrio and sidelined junior Jaycee Fitzpatrick.Two years ago,...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:57am

Henlopen Conference crowns 10 DIAA state wrestling champs

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert : IR junior Zeke Marcozzi and Smyrna senior Kalen Wilson tangle during the semi-finals at 160.Of the 14 weight classes competing at the DIAA Individual State Tournament at Cape Henlopen High School on Saturday,...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:45am

The most common women’s sports injuries you should know

Over the last 20 years, I’ve been really pleased to see so many women of every age getting increasingly active in sports. You all know I’m a fan of staying active because it adds so much to your quality of life and improves your health at any age...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:06am

Tour de Har rolling into ninth year

It ends at the finish line, but it starts at the bar.

While the Tour de Har Ride for Pulmonary Fibrosis will take off for a ninth year this summer, the fundraising efforts will get under way this Thursday, March 10, at the Cottage Café...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:05am

Tripple Overtime: The best black athletes to ever play ‘white sports’

After last week’s “Tripple Overtime Takeover,” where Coach Kilby laid into me like a comedian into Justin Bieber during a Comedy Central roast, I vowed to never again slander his beloved New England Patriots, a model NFL franchise, or his beloved...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:12pm

LSLL Challenger Division on deck for year two

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Matt Rogers gets a lift to first from a couple of Lower Sussex softball players last season.After knocking it out of the park, so to speak, in its inaugural yeat, the Lower Sussex Little League Challenger Division...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:10pm

IR hoops caps season with loss to St. Thomas More, ready to rebuild

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Head coach B.J. Joseph addresses his squad during a time out on Monday, Feb. 22.It wasn’t exactly a storybook ending. In fact, it wasn’t anything like how seniors DeAndre “D.D.” Cooper, Barry Hooper, and Jahylek...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:06pm

Bolton, Arlett, Marcozzi to rep Indians at states Friday

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior Mitchell Bolton scraps with a Sanford wrestler earlier this season. Bolton will rep the Indians at 120 at the state championships on Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 27.Three wrestlers and two...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:00pm

Indians to send eight-swimmers to DIAA preliminaries

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Lindsey Grow will compete in four events at the DIAA state championships.After making a serious splash at the Henlopen Conference Championships earlier this month, the Indian River High School swim team will...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:56pm

Trout stocking and opening for downstate ponds announced

Anglers encouraged to check requirements before fishing

The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife this week announced that its spring 2016 downstate trout season will begin Saturday, March 5, with the opening of two downstate ponds stocked...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:55pm

Sea Colony’s March Madness to benefit Boys & Girls Club

Sea Colony’s indoor courts will be rockin’ Saturday evening, March 19, for the center’s annual March Madness free tennis event and fundraiser.

Open to the public for all ages and skill levels, March Madness features music, food and games...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:55pm