IR hockey hangs on to edge Eagles, starts 4-0

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Freshman Rylie Cordrey puts a move on a Smyrna defender during the second half of last Thursday’s 1-0 win.It was what Indian River High School assistant field hockey coach Molly Chamberlin would later describe as “...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:06am

Sussex Academy cross-country results

Cape Henlopen 17, Sussex Academy 45 (boys’ cross-country)

The Cape Henlopen boys’ cross-country team started the season 1-0 with a 17-45 win over Sussex Academy on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Sophomore Greg Boyce, sophomore Sam Nye and senior...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:00am

IR volleyball sweeps Worcester Prep to move to 3-2

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : IR freshman OH Siera Johnson and senior/MH Sami Mumford go up for a block against Worcester Prep on Friday, Sept. 22.It seems to be a trend at Indian River High School this year: up-and-coming programs proving...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:36am

Extra Points — September 30, 2016

Moore rushes for 55, Salisbury shuts out Southern Va.

The Salisbury University football team moved to 3-0 on Saturday, Sept. 24, with a 35-0 conference win over Southern Virginia.

Indian River High School graduate Aaron Moore, running back...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:26am

Tripple Overtime: Sammi Whelen’s cornrows not the weirdest sports superstition

To quote the famous and fictitious Michael Scott, “I’m not superstitious, but I am, a little stiticious.”

I think the same can be said for a lot of famous and non-fictitious sports stars, including, but not limited to, Indian River...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:20am

Second-half surge sends Ravens past Indians

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior running back George Martin makes his way through Tech defenders for a first down after losing his helmet.It was anyone’s game at the break.

A back-and-forth first-half battle had left a highly...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:14am

IR volleyball nets first win, squashes Sussex Academy in three sets

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior outside hitter Shelby Cannatelli, goes up for a hit against Sussex Academy last Friday.It was exactly what the Indian River High School volleyball team needed when down 11-10 in the first set: four...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:07am

Lydic headed to Augusta after win at regionals

Coastal Point • Submitted Ocean View’s Sarah Lydic was on top of the leaderboard, and the world, after her first-place finish at the Drive, Chip & Putt regional final held in Oakmont, Pa.

Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. Jack Nicklaus....

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:53am

IR football to face Cape Henlopen looking for first win

While they may be 0-2 so far, the Indian River High School football teamed is looking primed and ready for their first win of the season when Cape Henlopen comes to town on Friday, Sept. 23, after a strong showing against top-ranked Sussex Tech (...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:49am

IR field hockey off to 3-0 start with wins over Laurel, Woodbridge

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior forward Erin Haden goes up against a Woodbridge defender during a 3-0 win on Saturday, Sept. 17.With three games in the same week, the Indian River High School field hockey team was put to the test to start...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:35am

Indians down Delmar, gear up for "Kilby Clash'

The Indian River High School soccer team is off to their first 2-0 start since the 2012 season, after taking down Delmar 9-0 in a division matchup on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Senior forward Mikie Mochiam got the Indians on the board first,...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:12am

Extra Points — September 23, 2016

IR Soccer Boosters to hold dine-and-donate at Mio Fratello

The Indian River High School Soccer Boosters are sponsoring a dine-and-donate at Mio Fratello Italian Steakhouse in West Fenwick Island on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m.


Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:03am

Indians knock off Riders in season-opener

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Oscar Cruz goes for a header against a Caesar Rodney player in Indian River’s 3-1 win over the Riders on Tuesday, Sept. 13.It hadn’t been done since 2013.

That’s the year that the Indian River High...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:19am

Indians drop opener to Maryland powerhouse Linganore

Coastal Point photo• Shaun M. Lambert: George "G-Mart" Martin evades a tackler.The good news is the Indian River High School football team has likely already faced their toughest test this season.

The bad news is 2015 Maryland Class 3A...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:55am

Megee, White inducted into DSU Athletic Hall of Fame

Coastal Point • Submitted: Chris White, far left, and Chris Megee, front right, were inducted with teammates from their ’89 MEAC championship team to the DSU Athletic Hall of Fame last Friday, Sept. 9.It still stands as the single greatest season...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:44am

IR football to take on Tech Friday

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior linebacker Zion Howard and senior wide out Jared Arlett get ready to lead the Indians out of the tunnel.After stumbling to Maryland’s Linagnore High School to start the season, the Indian River High School...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:37am

IR field hockey starts season with Tech takedown

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR junior defender Sammi Whelen shows off some stick skills going up against Tech's Baylee Ketterman on Tuesday.Headed into their opening matchup against highly touted Sussex Tech last season, the Indian River High...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:29am

Extra Points — September 16, 2016

Beam tallies assist in 2OT draw with Elon

Fresh off her first goal of the season, against Sacred Heart on Sunday, Sept. 4, former Indian River Indian and current Richmond freshman forward Brooke Beam recorded her second assist of the season...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:10am

Tripple Overtime: Charles Dickens-type expectations and Joe Namath-type guarantees

It seems to be kind of a trend this year. I’m getting sort of Belichick’ed, in a way.

In fact, just last week, after the Indian River-Stephen Decatur volleyball scrimmage, IR head coach Jim Barnes even said something along the...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:15am

‘Jump high, hit hard’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Indian River High School volleyball squad is ready to rack up some wins this season.Last season was all about evaluation.

After taking over the head coaching duties of the Indian River High School...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:06am

Henlopen South football preview

While they were in it until the end, the Henlopen South title slipped out of reach for the Indian River High School football team with a late-season loss to Lake Forest in 2015.

With a new season of high school football set to get under...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:57am

IR hockey hoping hard work pays off behind seasoned senior class

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The upperclassmen, including seniors Madi McGee (8), Erin Haden (3), Lexi Haden (22) and Maggie Ford (21), are leading the way on and off the field this season.There wasn’t supposed to be practice last Friday, the...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:48am

Extra Points — September 9, 2016

Beam nets first career NCAA goal in 3-1 win over Scared Heart

She scored more than 100 of them during her career at Indian River High School alone, but just last Sunday, former Indian and current Richmond freshman Brooke Beam scored her first-...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:36am

Local fitness trainer inducted into Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Trevor Hurd will be inducted to Washington College’s Athletic Hall of Fame this autumn.As a lifelong athlete and fitness trainer, Trevor C. Hurd is now passing his knowledge on to others. But that love of...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:20am

Selbyville VFC to hold annual fundraiser golf tourney

The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company announced this week that it will be holding its 9th Annual Golf Tournament at the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro on Friday, Oct. 14, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The tournament is a...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:18am

Tripple Overtime: Fantasy ‘sports’ I’d rather do than fantasy football

I don’t really get it, how my friends don’t really get it, how I most definitely do not want to get in on their fantasy football draft.

Despite all my not-so-subtly-advertised indifference on the subject, year in and year out, I...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:02am

Sussex County takes fifth in nation at lifeguard championships

Coastal Point • Submitted: From left, Bryant Wheatley, Chris Javens, Sean O'Donnell, Matt Farlow, Daniel Tarbrake, Garrett Diehl and Marshall Saunders of the Bethany Beach Patrol were among the area lifeguards to compete in the national...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:48am

Beam named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week at Richmond

Photos courtesy • Richmond Athletics: Indian River High School and River Soccer alum Brooke Beam has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week. Above, Beam goes up against a Longwood defender during her first regular-season...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:40am

Little League International does away with Big League division

Coastal Point Photo • Tyler Valliant: This year’s softball team from Millsboro-Georgetown will be the last local team to represent District 3 in the Big League division, after Little League International recently announced that it will...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:40am

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


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