Tripple Overtime: ‘Banquet Crashers’: I got a new shirt last week

What do you like better, Christmas or wedding season? The correct answer would be: banquet season.

There’s nothing like a good misquoted Vince Vaughnism [sic] to send us into the most wonderful time of the year.

And, no, I’m...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 6:06am


Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Indian River High School swim team is hoping to earn their fourth straight Henlopen South and first-ever Henlopen Conference title this season.They graduated two of the top swimmers in Indian River High...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:54am

A football life

Coastal Point • Submitted: Dale Steele coaches for the Indians during the mid-1980s.Hanging up facing the desk of Athletic Director Todd Fuhrmann at Indian River High School is a photo. There isn’t much else on display.

The photo is in...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:48am

New year, new them

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore guard Jamier Felton sets up the offense against Seaford on Tuesday, Dec. 6.Change the culture.

That’s what head coach B.J. Joseph set out to do after taking over the Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:42am

Five Indians collect All-State soccer honors

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: From left, junior forward Oscar Cruz, senior goalkeeper Kevin Calles, senior forward Mikie Mochiam, senior defender Patrick Mochiam and senior forward Johan Cordoba.After seeing 12 players earn All...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:30am

Extra Points – December 9, 2016

IR girls’ hoops off to 2-1 start

The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team is off to a 2-1 start this season, most recently taking down Seaford on the road, 47-40, to start 1-0 in the Henlopen South.

The Indians also earned a 50-...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:25am

IR’s Cordoba named NSCAA Regional All-American

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior forward Johan Cordoba is met by teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against St. Georges in double overtime at the state semi-finals.Only five players from each region are selected by the...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:16am

Tripple Overtime: The Tribe Top Ten

What… a… season.

While the 2016 fall sports calendar may not have shaken out as planned for a few teams at Indian River High School, this one has certainly been one for the record books for the Tribe.

This year, we saw the...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:46am

‘Gone with the wind’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR senior goalkeeper Kevin Calles makes a save in the first half.It was very much like a scene out of “Twister.”

The clouds swept over ominously during the singing of the national anthem. The winds began...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:39am

‘Slam Dunk’ announces 2016 teams and schedule

The Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament is back for the third year after its resurrection, and it’s bringing the game’s brightest future stars from across the nation with it.

Last week, the Delaware Sports Commission (DSC)...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:34am

Gerken to be honored as DYSA TOPSoccer Coach of the Year

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Howard Gerken, right-center, gathers with volunteers and players from River’s TOPSoccer program last spring.The Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) announced this week that long-time Indian River High School...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:25am

Extra Points – November 25, 2016

IR’s Cordoba named NSCAA Regional All-American

Only three players from each region are selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as All-Americans, and this year, Indian River High School senior forward Johan Cordoba...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:13am

SPORTS UPDATE: Indians to face Tower Hill for DIAA title after win in 2OT

It was a Murphy’s Law kind of night for the Indian River High School soccer team, to say the least.

In facing No. 12 St Georges in the DIAA semi-finals on Wednesday, Nov. 16, everything that could go wrong seemed to do so during...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:18am

Tripple Overtime: The ‘Not Top Five’: The best worst sports blunders of fall 2016

While it may be a little early for our “Tribe Top Five” and all the best sports moments from fall 2016, with the Indian River High School soccer team still keeping IR fall sports alive and playing for a shot at the state title, it’s never too...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:32am

Cordoba’s goal in 40th minute sends IR soccer past Caravel, to semi-finals

Special to the Coastal Point • Melissa Timmons: IR senior forward Mikie Mochiam moves the ball upfield during the Indians 1-0 quarterfinal win over Caravel last Saturday.At Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Indian River High...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:26am

IR football caps season with loss to playoff-bound Golden Knights

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: IR freshman cornerback Kevin Custis breaks up a pass from Central senior quarterback Brady Bowden to senior wide out Mark Tolson.For two teams in the same school district, the Indian River and Sussex...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:21am

That’s 1,000!

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Indian River's George 'G-Mart' Martin dishes a stiff arm during IR's game against Sussex Central on Friday, Nov. 11.The last time an Indian River High School running back pulled it off, George Martin was a...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:10am

Fenwick Turkey Trot adds pet costume contest for ninth year

Coastal Point • File Photo: Winners of the Turkey Trot costume contest in 2014 show off their costumes.It started out as just a fun, family-friendly way to get out and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Fast-forward nine years, and upwards of...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:06am

Extra Points – November 18, 2016

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...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:43am

Ayers, Hess to hold girls’ lax clinics through IRSD

Coastal Point • File Photo: Ohio State grad Kelsea Ayers will join up with Virginia Tech grad Maddie Hess to lead the IRSD Adult and Community Education girls' youth lacrosse leagues this winter.With the “fastest game on two feet” making its way...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:57am

Tripple Overtime: Can the NFL stop bogarting Instant Replay now because we could kind of use some for field hockey

As a journalist, you’re not allowed to have a rooting interest, specific team-wise, when you’re covering games or writing features or enduring presidential elections, or whatever else.

It’s kind of like rule number 1 and basically...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:49am

Conference Champs … X3!

Head coach Steve Kilby’s “short list” keeps getting shorter.

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Junior midfielder Wilberth Gomez goes for a loose ball during the second half of Monday’s HAC Championship game.After checking off the first item...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:43am

Local cross-country squads square up at Henlopen Conference Championships

Coastal Point • Submitted: From left, IR runners Josephine Grimes, Lindsey Grow, Sydney Messick, Jewel Yanek, Sarah Roehl, and Olivia Garvey at the Henlopen Conference Championships held on Saturday, Nov. 5.The course at Killens Pond State Park...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:32am

Late call sends Cape past Indians in hockey playoff

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior forward Lexi Haden puts a move on a Cape defender.The back of the net bounced. The stadium erupted. The celebration ensued.

With just over five minutes left to go, Indian River High School senior...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:19am

IR football falls to Lake Forest 26-7 in final home game

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Freshman DT Jodiah Morris goes for a backfield tackle on a run by Lake’s Shyron Salandy.It was an all-too-familiar situation for the Indian River High School football team when Lake Forest came to town on...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:13am

IR football aiming to spoil Sussex Central senior night

Coming off a tough loss to Lake Forest on their own senior night, the Indian River High School football team will be looking for redemption when they set out to spoil senior night for rival Sussex Central on Friday, Nov. 11.

The 6-3 Golden...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:10am

Beam named to A-10 Rookie team at Richmond

BeamAfter cracking the starting lineup during the pre-season and going on to tally three goals and four assists for the Spiders during her freshman campaign, Indian River High School graduate Brooke Beam was voted by league head coaches last week...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:54am

SMS scores early, often to take down MMS in hockey rivalry

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Selbyville’s Morgan McGee and Millsboro’s Macy Layfield square up during Wednesday’s district rivalry game.It was the game they had marked on their schedules all season.

Ever since getting edged by Millsboro...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:44am

Extra Points – November 11, 2016

Moore goes for 22 yards in loss to Wesley

The Salisbury University football team lost their second game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 5, falling to Wesley College 44-27.

Indian River High School graduate and Salisbury senior Aaron Moore...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:46am

Tripple Overtime: There’s a ‘Back to the Future’ Cubs’ conspiracy even though now technically the future is kind of the past

Theoretical physics. Rubik’s cubes. Where exactly “the Cloud” is. Whether Cobb’s totem stopped spinning or no at the end of the movie “Inception” featuring Jason Gordon-Levitz (“Snowden,” “Third Rock from the Sun”) and Leonardo DiCaprio (“What’s...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:47am

Indians battle Tech, finish with first winning record since 2011

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Seniors Shelby Cannatelli, left, and Sami Mumford, right, after their final game for the Indians on Thursday, Oct. 27.Headed into the fifth and final set tied with Sussex Tech 2-2 on Thursday, Oct. 26, it finally...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:40am

Cordrey’s game-winner sends IR hockey past Dover, playoffs pending

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: Freshman forward Rylie Cordrey puts her signature move on a Dover defender.It was a play that they had been through before.

In fact, during practice the previous day, Indian River High School head...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:34am

G-Mart goes for 200 yards, four TDs in loss

Special to the Coastal Point • Karen McCormick: Senior running back George ‘G-Mart’ Martin cuts back before a halfback pass against Delmar on Friday. Martin rushed for 200 yards and four touchdowns against the Wildcats.Facing their third straight...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:11am

‘The Thin Green Line’

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: From left, junior RT Cortez Tull, senior RG Zion Howard, junior center Michael Corcoran, senior LG Michael Cedano, and senior LT Griffin McCormick have paved the way for more than 1,500 rushing yards this season....

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:07am

Extra Points – November 4, 2016

Beam caps freshman campaign, Spiders miss out on A-10 Tournament

The Richmond Spiders women’s soccer team wrapped up their 2016 season at 9-9-1 overall and 4-6 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, after a 3-1 win over St. Bonaventure on Thursday, Oct....

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:58am

‘The Baron’ to hold informational Pickleball Paddle Clinic Nov. 12

Local pickleball patriarch and “Ocean View Crew” frontman Vaughn “The Baron” Baker will lead a Pickleball Paddle Clinic at Sports at the Beach in Georgetown on Saturday, Nov. 12.

A session at 4 p.m. and another beginning at 6 p.m. will be...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:56am

Indians to take on Sussex Central for HAC Championship

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The IR soccer seniors were honored with their families during a ceremony before the Woodbridge game on Tuesday, Oct. 25.Trending upward.

It’s a phrase often used by Indian River High School head soccer coach...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:48am

That’s seven!

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Indian River High School junior midfielder Wilberth Gomez and Sussex Academy sophomore defender Matthew Berdini go for a header on Thursday, Oct. 20.The Indian River High School soccer team earned their...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:29am

IR hockey ready for playoffs after win over St. Thomas More

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior forward Madi McGee and senior forward Lexi Haden move the ball up field against St. Thomas More on Thursday, Oct. 20.The Indian River High School field hockey team is looking primed for their first...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:10am

Raider Burn

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Freshman quarterback Jalen Snead under pressure from a Blue Raider defender.Headed into Friday’s game against No. 1-ranked Woodbridge, Indian River High School head football coach Phil Townsend knew that his team...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:03am

IR football aiming to spoil Delmar’s Senior Night, title hopes

Coming off a Homecoming loss to Woodbridge, the Indian River High School football team will hit the road on Friday, Oct. 28, looking to take down Delmar on what will be the Wildcats’ Senior Night.

At 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the Henlopen...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:58am

SMS volleyball takes down Millsboro on Recognition Night

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: The Selbyville Middle School and Millsboro Middle School volleyball teams gather after their match on Monday, Oct. 24.It was — as Selbyville Middle School volleyball head coach Sally Craig and assistant coaches...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:51am

Extra Points – October 28, 2016

First State Pickleball Club to hold advanced clinic

The First State Pickleball Club announced this week that the club will hold a clinic geared toward advanced play on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The clinic will be held at the courts at the John M....

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:48am

Moore named ECAC Special Teams Player of the Week

Special to the Coastal Point • Paul Jacko: Indian River High School graduate and current Salisbury University senior Aaron Moore gets ready for a return against Rowan on Saturday, Oct. 8.Indian River High School graduate and current Salisbury...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:40am

IR volleyball still hoping for playoffs after fourth straight win

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Junior Mckenzie Johnson sets up a shot for sophomore Julia Jordan during the Indians’ 3-0 win at Sussex Academy on Thursday, Oct. 20.It’s been one of their goals all season: Finish with the first winning record...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:26am

IR cross-country gearing up for championship after last home meet

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: From left, senior Sydney Messick, sophomore Tony Velasquez, senior Lindsey Grow, junior Olivia Garvey and senior David Clark gather during Wednesday’s meet against Milford and Lake Forest.The Indian River...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:18am

Tripple Overtime: The ‘Redskins Rule' and Peyton Manning or Maggie Ford for POTUS

America: The land of the free. The home of the brave. The birthplace of the word “supersize” and adult-onset diabetes.

Unlike Hillary’s outbox and Trump’s history of sexual misconduct, it’s no attempted hidden secret that this year...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:48am

Indians bested by Bucs, South hopes still alive

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore fullback Jacob Anderson breaks to the outside after a handoff against Milford on Friday, Oct. 14.Jacob Anderson set the tone early, when he returned the opening kickoff 85 yards and all the way to the...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:42am

IR hockey falls to Cape, playoff hopes still bright

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior forward Lexi Haden moves past Cape defenders during a game on Tuesday, Oct. 18.Headed into the half tied at 0-0 under the lights at Cape Henlopen, the Indian River High School field hockey team was facing...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:28am

IR football to face No. 1-ranked Woodbridge for Homecoming

The Indian River High School football team will face one of their toughest tests since the start of the season this Friday night, when No. 1-ranked Woodbridge comes to town for what will be the Indians’ Homecoming game.

The 6-0 Blue...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:23am