Bear Trap’s Godwin named 2015 USTA Pro of the Year

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Marty Godwin, 2015 USTA Pro of the Year, and his kids Miley and Miles at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View.He’s been backstage with Bruce Springsteen on the set of “Saturday Night Live.” Randy Newman threw him his 40th...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:33am

Indians lead Sussex Academy after suspended meet

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: Junior McKenna Burke takes the lead during the final stretch of the 100-meter butterfly.Both the Indian River High School and Sussex Academy swim teams were undefeated in the Henlopen South headed into their...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:30am

Indians take down DCA 55-37, get back to .500

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark Junior forward Isaiah Bratton goes for a lay up.After starting the season 2-0, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team had dropped three straight. But they got back on track and back to .500 just before...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:24am

Surfin’ Snowman 5-Miler to cap holiday season with ‘twilight run’

Coastal Point • Submitted: Blake Hundley leads the pack at the starting line of the 2013 Surfin’ Snowman 5K in downtown Bethany Beach.There may not be any vampires, but expect to see some Santas and snowmen when the Surfin’ Snowman 5-miler and...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:20am

Extra Points — December 25, 2015

Hair of the Dog, Exercise like the Eskimos set for New Year’s Day

The 5th Annual Hair of the Dog run and 20th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos ocean plunge are set for Friday, Jan. 1, at South Atlantic Avenue and Parkwood Street...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:16am

Indians look to snap streak at DCHS after loss to Woodbridge

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior forward DeAndre ‘D.D.’ Cooper looks to get the ball inside against Woodbridge on Tuesday night.Even after 17 fourth-quarter turnovers, they were still in the game. However, despite stringing together a few...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:41am

Down to the wire: Late free-throws send Wildcats past Indians, 32-36

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore guard Trayona Nock tries to get past a Delmar defender last Friday night.It was a two-point game until it was nearly through, but with less than 30 seconds left on the clock, the Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:28am

First State Pickleball offering indoor play this winter

Coastal Point • Submitted: The First State Pickleball Club holds a ribbon-cutting at their John M. Clayton School-based courts this past summer. This winter, the club will move indoors to the Dave Marshall Tennis & Fitness facilities at The...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:20am

Tripple Overtime: Can we get the Indians a pool, please?

It really is a wonder that the Indian River High School swim team is winning South titles year in and year out, considering that, really, they don’t even have a pool, and that, really, being a school near the ocean, you’d figure swimming would be...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:53pm

IR girls’ hoops edges Prep 23-20

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore forward Latayja Atkins posted a game high 13 points against Worcester Prep on Saturday, Dec. 5.While there wasn’t a lot of scoring, there was a lot of action when the Indians and Mallards faced off on...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:39pm

IR swimming starts 1-0 with conference win over Dover

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: Senior Lauren McCoy, above, leads the pack during the 100-meter Butterfly against Dover on Tuesday, Dec. 8.The Indian River High School swim team graduated a lot of talent from their Henlopen South...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:31pm

New-look Indians take down Mallards 56-45

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior forward Demetrius ‘L.T.’ Jenkins goes up for a basket against Worcester Prep on Saturday, Dec. 5.With a new head coach and revamped roster, the Indian River High School basketball team took to the courts...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:27pm

Extra Points — December 11, 2015

Shorebirds, Orioles extend player development contract

The Delmarva Shorebirds will officially remain a part of the Baltimore Orioles organization through at least 2018, after the two teams signed a two-year player development extension...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:25pm

Tripple Overtime: An apology to Kobe Bryant from a journalist (one that did not ridicule him into retirement)

We all know those journalist types, with all of their pushy questions and all of their twisting words and their Twitter accounts with all of their borderline funny comments. They’re really just the worst, right?

I mean, what kind of person...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:27am

IR among first in state to test Riddell Insite Impact Response System

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: One of the newer helmets on the left, was outfitted with Riddell’s new Insite Inpact Response System, designed to let a coach know exactly when a player takes a certain kind of hit that could impact the player’s...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:23am

Extra Points — December 4, 2015

Surfin’ Snowman 5-miler registration open

With the race less than a month away, registration for the Surfin’ Snowman 5-miler and Santa’s Helper 2-miler Family/Run Walk Challenge is officially open at


Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:18am

State Champs! Indians best Bucs to bring home state title

Every year, the Indian River High School soccer team makes a short list. First there’s the division title. Then the conference championship game. And, finally, the ultimate goal — a DIAA state championship.

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:10am

Tripple Overtime: The Tribe Top 10 — Fall 2015 Edition

The Indian River High School soccer team capped the 2015 fall sports season the right way on Saturday, with their 1-0 state championship win over Caravel and so much excitement that now it all just seems like one long (but awesome) blur of green...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5:53am

Slam Dunk to the Beach releases 2015 schedule

After taking more than a 10-year hiatus before making its return in 2014, the Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament is already gearing up for year two, with the success of last year’s resurgence in the books.

In all, 19 teams...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5:52am

Slam Dunk gears up for second year of its rebirth

Slam Dunk to the Beach had a triumphant return to the local sports scene last year and organizers are planning even more great basketball for this year’s event, slated for Dec. 27-29.

Delaware Sports Commission Chairman Matthew Robinson...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:14am

Tripple Overtime: Kardblock: Only the Redcoats can save us from the Kardashians this app development season

I was standing in the check-out line at Giant last week when I noticed a magazine cover with one of the most disconcerting tag lines that I had ever read: “My Own Story: Khloe Kardashian Breaks Her Silence.”

Now, you can believe me when I...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:30am

Fenwick Turkey Trot to support Lowe family, Neighbors in Need

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Fenwick Island’s Thanksgiving Day tradition always promises to feature the latest in festive fashion from runners, as shown here by the 2014 costume contest winners.Every year the Fenwick Island Turkey Trot adds a...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:26am

Morrow’s last second score sends MMS past SMS

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Millsboro’s Ansley Morrow celebrates after knocking in the game winning shot against rival Selbyville.After being held scoreless for 43 minutes and trailing 1-0, a game-tying goal seemed improbable. And a game-...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:44am

Indians miss playoffs, fall to Central in district rivalry

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: Top, Indian River LB/WR Gianni Gottachalk, left, RB/S George Martin, center, and FB/S Gunnar Moldrik (right) go for the tackle against Sussex Central RB KiAnte’ Sturgis on Friday. Below, IR sophomore WR/DB...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:31am

Indians to play no. 2 Caravel in DIAA State Championship after 2-0 win over Archmere

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River sophomore forward Oscar Cruz gets by an Archmere defender and moves the ball upfield during Wednesday night’s semi-final match up.Mikie Mochiam has made a name for himself scoring game-changing goals...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:23am

‘Lizard’ Bombardt headed to Hartford to play D1 softball

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Eliza 'Lizard' Bomhardt, her family, and Indian River softball coach Erika Brittingham after signing with the University of Hartford on Thursday, Nov. 12.They say that when a lizard loses its tail, it grows back....

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:49am

Engh signs with High Point to play D1 baseball

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Ryan Engh, his family and Indian River baseball coach Kevin Cordrey after signing with High Point University on Thursday, Nov. 12.It’s been his dream ever since he started playing baseball, and last week in front...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:46am

Indians headed to semi’s after Mochiams’ last-minute goal against DMA

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River junior forward Mikie Mochiam after scoring the game winning score against Cape Henlopen in the Henlopen Conference Championship. Mochiam netted another game winner against DMA on Saturday, Nov. 14, to...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:44am

Extra Points — November 20, 2015

Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5K set for Sunday, Nov. 29

The 13th Annual Turkey Trot 5K run by Seashore Striders will take place on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. at the Sea Colony Tennis Center.

Pre-registration costs $20 and is open now at...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:42am

Tripple Overtime: Lifedogs: Great idea … or terrible Cuba Gooding Jr. movie?

I found out about “Lifedogs” when I was waiting in line at the DMV last week, opting to stand up the whole time instead of sitting down in the hopes that a display of impatience would somehow move the line faster. Also, because the place is...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:58pm

IR soccer to take on No. 4 DMA after 6-0 win over Brandwine

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore forward Oscar Cruz fights for possession against a Brandywine defender on Tuesday night.Stay focused.

It’s been the mantra of the Indian River High School soccer team all season, and coming off...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:52pm

IR cross-country battles elements at HAC Championship

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark­­­­­: Garrett Driscoll and Blayne Gates battle runners from Milford and Tech during the final stretch at the Henlopen Conference Championship held at Killens Pond.Not only did the Indian River High School cross...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:47pm

‘Gang Green’ Undefeated! SMS football hangs on at MMS to cap 7-0 season

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Selbyville Middle School football celebrates after beating MIllsboro 14-8 on Thursday to finish the season a perfect 7-0.It only took the offense the first four-plays to jump out to an eight-point lead.


Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:39pm

Indians prep for Sturgis, Central after Lake clinches South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior wide receiver Barry Hooper on his way to the end zone for a 55-yard score after hauling in a pass from junior running back George Martin against Lake Forest on Friday night.It’s been their Achilles’ heel all...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:25pm

Cripple Creek, Indian River team up for fall golf clinic

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club and Indian River High School golf team wrapped up their fall clinic last week.For years, the Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club have been amping up their youth programs and...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:16pm

Delmarva Christian fails in volleyball playoffs

Delmarva Christian High School’s girls’ volleyball team may have lost their first-round match with the Sanford School, but coach Jim Berger said the young Royals look to come back next year even stronger.

Although Berger said the Royals...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:15pm

Tripple Overtime: Kickers are people too, just ask Justin Tucker or Andrew White

With time winding down and everything on the line, more often than not the game doesn’t come down to the star quarterback or the 1,000-yard rusher or even that gargantuan nose tackle that sometimes finds his way into goal-line packages like Mike...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:24am

South on the line: Division title could come down to Lake after comeback win vs. Delmar

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior quarterback Jake Hudson drops back to pass against Delmar on Friday, Oct. 31.It was a situation they’d been in before: down one score with time running out and a chance at a division title on the line.


Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:59am

10-0! Selbyville Middle School volleyball goes undefeated in first-ever season

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: Above, the Indians celebrate after capping a 10-0 season in their first year as a program. Below, Sierra Livingston with a dig against Delmar on Wednesday, Oct. 29.The Selbyville Middle School volleyball...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:56am

Conference Champs! Mochiam nets game winner in OT to send IR past Cape

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: The Indian River High School soccer team took down Cape Henlopen in the Henlopen Conference Championship game on Tuesday night. Senior goal keeper Ian Walls makes one of his 13 saves on the night.In a match...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:49am

IR, Central cross-country takes on Cape, Smyrna at UD Lewes campus

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River senior Mason Sanders is pumped up as Major Frank Ryman adresses runners before an IR home meet earlier this season.Local cross country teams capped the regular season at a quad-meet held at the...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:16am

Extra Points — November 6, 2015

Second Annual Gabby Gobble 5K set for Thanksgiving Day

After seeing 592 runners compete in the first annual event, the Gabby Gobble 5K is back for year this Thanksgiving Day to benefit the Get Well Gabby Foundation.

The race will...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:13am

IR hockey rebounds from Milford with 2-1 win over Hodgson

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Madi McGee tries to get through the Milford defense on Thursday, Oct. 30.It was an up and down week for the Indian River field hockey team, but after falling to Milford 5-0 on the road, the Indians bounced...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:11am

Tripple Overtime: Soccer’s more than just a sport in Sussex County

I wasn’t much of a soccer fan before I moved to Delaware… and for good reason.

The only things I knew about the most popular sport in the world was based off my one-game stint on the Red Team when I was 6, and the year I spent living with...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:28am

IR cross-country gears up for Henlopen championship after missing division title

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior Donald Hattier races toward the finish line on the final stretch of the Indians’ cross-country meet at Blairs Pond State Park on Wednesday, Oct. 21.The division was up for grabs when the Indian River cross-...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:26am

IR hockey edged by Lake on last-minute goal

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior defender Maggie Ford makes a stop against Lake Forest on Tuesday, Oct. 27.Coming off a performance in which they held the No. 1 ranked team in the state scoreless for 35 minutes, the Indian River field...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:23am

Late scores from Cruz, Izzo send IR soccer past Sussex Academy

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore Gardo Velasquez looks upfield during the Indians’ 3-1 win over Sussex Academy on Thursday, Oct. 22.It was anyone’s game until the 66th minute.

That’s when Indian River sophomore forward Oscar Cruz...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:20am

Second-half rally stuns Indians at Woodbridge

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior quarterback Jake Hudson lines up for the next play at Woodbridge last Friday night.It was a tale of two drastically different halves when the Indians (3-4, 3-1) traveled to Woodbridge (4-3, 2-1) for the Blue...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:02am

IR volleyball nets five straight after Senior Night

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior Shelby Cannatelli, left, celebrates with teammates Sami Mumford, right, and Tiffany Rybicki, far right, on the Indians' senior night on Thursday, Oct. 22.After a back-and-forth first game against Sussex...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:00am

Extra Points — October 30, 2015

Boys’ and girls’ basketball leagues registration open at OCRP

Sign-ups are under way for OCRP boys’ and girls’ basketball leagues held at the Northside Park Recreation Complex this November. Players from grades 3 through 12 are encouraged...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:57am