Sports


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

Coastal Delaware Running Festival set for April 22-24

Race Directors Rick Hundley and Ernie Felici of Focus Multi-Sports will present the 2nd Annual Coastal Delaware Running Festival on April 22-24. Dubbed “Delaware’s Coolest Marathon”; and designated by VacationRentalHomes.com, a Trip Advisor...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:52pm

April 23 races to benefit Sussex Consortium, Tunnell Cancer Center

Inaugural Tommy Ten Miler and Fifth Annual Daffodil Dash 5K to benefit Sussex Consortium

On Saturday, April 23, two races will be held at Irish Eyes Restaurant at 213 Anglers Road in Lewes. Both races will kick off at 8:30 a.m. A free...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:51pm

Tripple Overtime Takeover: A Patriots fan strikes back

[Disclaimer: The following “Tripple Overtime Takeover” was written by Indian River High School soccer coach Steve Kilby, in response the continued ridicule of his beloved Patriots’ Tom Brady and Bill Bellichick in “Tripple Overtime.” Aside from...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:54am

Indians collect seven medals at Henlopen Conference swim championships

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior Sarah King takes the lead in front of a Tech swimmer at Saturday’s Henlopen Conference championships.After being named co-Southern Division champions, along with also-undefeated Milford last week, the Indian...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:44am

Henlopen Conference Championships results (swimming)

The Lake Forest Aquatics Center played host the Henlopen Conference Championships for both boys and girls swimming on Saturday, Feb. 12, with ten teams showing up to compete. North Division Champion Cape Henlopen took the conference titles for...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:41am

IR wrestling wraps duals with win at Woodbridge, loss to Sanford

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Junior Zeke Marcozzi earns the pin over Sanford’s Evan Carswell during last Friday’s meet.The Indian River High School wrestling team capped regular-season dual meets last week, putting together a 36-33 comeback...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:36am

McCoy to continue swimming career at Randolph-Macon

During Lauren McCoy’s first swimming lesson, when she was being taught the breaststroke, she started swimming backwards. Needless to say, in terms of her swimming career, there was nowhere else to go but up — or, for that matter, forward.

...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:25am

Sanders named Henlopen Conference Outstanding Swimmer of the Year

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Mason Sanders takes off on his way to a first-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle on Saturday.Mason Sanders was expecting to break the Indian River High School 50-freestyle record at the Henlopen Conference...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:18am

Decatur downs Indian River behind Godwin’s 31

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River’s Trayona Nock drives against Stephen Decatur’s Chloe Sass on Friday, Feb. 12.It was a special day for Indian River High School interim girls’ basketball head coach Paul Weisengoff when the Indians...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:09am

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K set for March 26 in Bethany Beach

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) announced this week that the fifth annual Bunny Palooza! 5K/10K run/walk will take place on Saturday, March 26, the Saturday morning before Easter. The Bunny Palooza home base is at the Bethany...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:05am

Anglers reminded to purchase 2016 fishing licenses

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police reminded anglers this week that it’s time to purchase their 2016 Delaware fishing licenses, as their 2015 licenses expired on Dec. 31. A valid fishing license is required for...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:06am

Tripple Overtime: U.S. presidents who you didn’t even know were into sports (It’s Presidents Day)

There’s a lot we know about the past presidents of the United States (of America). Abraham Lincoln could never tell a lie. George Washington had wooden teeth and, from far away, he kind of looked like an old lady in that powdered wig he was...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:57am

Indians fall to top-ranked Central squad on the mats

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River senior Mitchell Bolton puts the finalizing move on Central’s Andres Montes before his pin in 1:10 on Wednesday, Feb. 3Going into the matchup against undefeated Sussex Central High School on Wednesday,...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:40am

Gulbronson headed to Randolph, continues to help pioneer lax program

Headed into high school at Indian River, playing collegiate lacrosse wasn’t much of a thought for Erik Gulbronson.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Surrounded by family at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 4, Indian River senior Erik...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:38am

IR soccer standout Beam signs with DI Richmond

There’ve been a lot of goals throughout Brooke Beam’s soccer career. In fact, at Indian River High School alone, there’ve been around 79 of them, even before the start of her senior season.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior Brooke...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:36am

Lower Sussex Little League walk-in registration open through Saturday

Registration for Lower Sussex Little League baseball and softball, and the Little League Challenger Division, are currently under way at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana.

The final walk-in registrations will be held above...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:35am

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 11, 2016 - 8:34am

Tripple Overtime: If beaver trapping is a sport (and/or cool), then Leonardo DiCaprio is Miles Davis (‘The Revenant’ review)

If you’re being rational, then you can agree that I am just as good an actor as Leonardo DiCaprio. Not only because we’re both renowned for our boyish good looks, and certainly not only because we both always shout “I’m the king of the world!”...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:50am

Central edges Indian River in district hoops rivalry

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IRHS freshman Antonio Jones throws a block against Central senior and former Indian KiAnté Sturgis on Tuesday, Feb. 2.A packed house at Sussex Central High School certainly got their money’s worth on Tuesday, Feb...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:47am

IR girls’ hoops rolls Seaford, falls to Central

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Freshman center Julia Jordan battles under the net against a tough Central defense on Tuesday, Feb. 2.There was nothing familiar about Groundhog Day for the Indian River High School girls’ basketball team this year...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:43am

SMS girls’ hoops caps season with win over rival MMS

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: SMS 8th grader Kaylah Briddell dribbles down court against Millsboro on Monday.There have been plenty of storylines for the Selbyville Middle School girls’ basketball squad this season. Two of the team’s losses...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:37am

Second-half rally sends ‘Gang Green’ past MMS, 47-41

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: SMS 8th grader OrRyin Morris takes on the MMS defense on Monday.Down 24-23 at halftime, the Selbyville Middle School boys’ basketball team rallied behind eighth-grade leaders to jump back out to the lead after the...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:30am

Registration set to open for Bike to Bay Tour 2016

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce this week announced NV Homes/Ryan Homes as the presenting sponsor for the 27th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour. To be held on Saturday, April 16, in downtown Bethany Beach, cyclists have the choice of a...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:24am

Tripple Overtime: You don’t hafta get all Jack Torrance about waiting for Super Bowl Sunday

If you’re like me, you spent this past weekend stuck snowed in watching “The Shining” in Baltimore, worried about who was gonna snap first should the beer run out before the roads got plowed.

But even though I ended up making it back to...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:41am

IR soccer taking over Buffalo Wild Wings this Monday

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The 2015 DIAA State Champs are inviting the community out to Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday night to celebrate their victory.The Indian River High School soccer team made history this past November, when they...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:33am

Cripple Creek’s Sunderlin inducted to USPTA Middle States Hall of Fame

It’s not surprising that Drew Sunderlin already had plans when he got the call telling him to mark his calendar for Nov. 20.

Coastal Point • Submitted: Drew Sunderlin enjoys the honors at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Princeton, N...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 5:45am

Herlihy honored by Puerto Rico Surfing Hall of Fame

When Danny Herlihy made his way down to Rincon to be honored by the Puerto Rico Surfing Hall of Fame and participate in the Legends Surf Classic last week, he made the trip with family and friends. He got up to speak in front of an array of other...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 5:38am

Fish & Wildlife launches ‘Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler’

Delaware residents, as well as anglers visiting the First State, can now use the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s new responsive website, Delaware Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler, at http://fishspecies.dnrec.delaware.gov/ to access...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 5:36am

Tripple Overtime: The mystery of the green-and-gold flannel pajama pants: A classic whodunit

It was just before Christmas, and I remember it exactly, because it was very strange. I had just completed the week’s “Tripple Overtime,” expressing my recently renewed holiday spirit (even though it was still somewhat lacking), and was leaving...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:26am

Indians roll Seaford on Senior Night in divisional dual

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior Arturo Salas congratulates junior Jared Arlett after his 42-second pin against Seaford on Wednesday, Jan. 13.There may have only been five matches on tap when the Indian River High School wrestling squad...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:24am

IR swim wins one, ties one at Milford meet

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior Lindsey Grow competes in a meet against Sussex Central earlier this season. Grow was part of the 400-meter relay team that set a new school record against Milford.January is traditionally a month that Indian...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:15am

Indians put Blue Raiders, All-State center Anderson to the test

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Freshman center Julia Jordan posted her first career double-double against Woodbridge on Tuesday, with 12 points and 10 rebounds.The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team had their work cut out for them...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:56am

Extra Points — January 22, 2016

O’s announce Shorebirds field staff for 2016

With spring training set to get under way next month, the Baltimore Orioles are getting ready for the season, recently announcing the 2016 field staff for its Class A affiliate, the Delmarva Shorebirds...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:23am

Sea Colony Tennis juniors finish year with state rankings

After a year of local and regional tournaments, six Sea Colony Junior Tennis Academy players ended 2015 with USTA Delaware state rankings, including seven Top 10 finishes.

A pair of Sea Colony girls secured Delaware No. 2 spots, as...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:22am

Tripple Overtime: Did you know that January is National Ray Lewis Prevention Awareness Month?

OK, so technically January is actually “National Stalking Awareness Month,” but I refuse to acknowledge it2. It turns out that there is no nationally recognized month for Ray Lewis awareness prevention yet3, but I think we can all agree that...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:41am

Spartans best Indians in double-OT thriller

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Junior guard Gerald Foreman draws a foul while going up for a layup.It was déjà vu all over again, all over again.

After witnessing former Delmar guard Larry “The Menace” Ennis drain a buzzer-beating three...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:32am

Purnell’s pin at heavyweight sends Indians past Laurel, 40-34

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior Montez Purnell greets some fired-up teammates after his pin in the final match of the Jan. 6 duel against Laurel.If the match at heavyweight was a full count with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, then...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:28am

Tripple Overtime: More monkey business: A look at local sports in 2016

If you’re reading this column, it’s probably too late. Also, you might want to get a CAT scan.

I’m, of course, talking about New Year’s resolutions. The ones we make. The ones we say we’ll make. And the ones that, considering it’s Jan. 7...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:41am

Indians bested by Bucs in reunion for Joseph

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior forward DeAndre ‘D.D.’ Cooper looks to set up a fast break against Milford on Tuesday, Jan. 5.It must have been bittersweet for head coach B.J. Joseph.

One on side of the court was a reunion of sorts...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:37am

‘Tail’ of Redemption

Coastal Point • Submitted: Lance Fargo and Sargent von Reiteralm pose for the camera after taking home first place at the Weimaraner Club of America’s National Amateur Field Championship in Ardmore, Okla., in December.For Lance Fargo and his...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:32am

Anglers need to buy fishing licenses for 2016

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded anglers that it’s time to purchase their 2016 Delaware fishing licenses, as 2015 licenses expired Dec. 31. A valid fishing license is required for fishing,...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:32am

Tripple Overtime: 2015 Year in Review: Bring on the Monkeys

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Indian River fans celebrate IR soccer’s state championship win in style with baby powder and hugs for all. IR won the game against Caravel 1-0.It’s almost as hard to believe as Tom Brady in a statement issued by...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:33am

Polk returns home to take over young IR squad

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Donna Polk has returned to Sussex County after being away since 1988, and has taken over as the head coach at Indian River.She’s been away since 1988, but after returning home to Delaware this past May, former...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:28am

Joseph brings Henlopen experience as player, coach to IR

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Head coach B.J. Joseph is in his first year at Indian River, and has plenty of experience taking struggling teams and turning them into winners.He may be in his first season as the head coach of the Indians, but B....

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:22am

Tripple Overtime: A politcally correct Christmas carol (and other Christmas wishes)

Even with all the lights and the Bill Murray Netflix specials and Bethany’s new “Tree of Warmth,” I’ve been Ebenezer Scrooge’ing pretty hard so far this Christmas season. Not really so much to the point where I’m hoarding wealth created by...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:42am