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The other side of the net

Coastal Point • Submitted: Raychel Ehlers returns a shot while attending the High Performance Beach Championship in Hermosa Beach, Calif.If there’s no question that volleyball is on the rise in Sussex County, then there’s no question that rising...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:48am

Big League, Senior League World Series under way in Roxana

Softball teams from all over the world made their way to Roxana this week, for the Big League and Senior League Softball World Series.

Opening ceremonies got under way on Sunday, July 31, with teams from as far away as China, the...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:38am

Sharp Shooter Lax Camp scores successful first year

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Coach Dave Spencer, left, and Garrett Bomhardt, right, look on while a player goes to the goal during a drill.The Sharp Shooter Lax Shooting Camp this past week wrapped up its first summer as one of the area’s only...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:26am

Sharks cut times, mark personal bests in end-of-season meet

The Sea Colony Sharks finished their season this past weekend with a strong showing at the Delmarva Swim Association Championships meet in Dover.

The team, represented by 39 swimmers who met qualifying time cuts to compete at the league-...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:18am

Extra Points — August 5, 2016

Flounder Pounder Open set for Aug. 19-21 in Long Neck

More than $100,000 in prize money will be available when the Ultimate Flounder Pounder Open gets under way in Long Neck on Aug. 19-21.

The tournament, set up by Paradise Marina and...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:15am

Tripple Overtime: While often slow and dangerous behind the wheel, old people can still serve a purpose sometimes

As a general disclaimer, this headline, or at least some form of it, was suggested to me by my good friend Jim Brannon at barbecue last Friday night.


He had come up with it during a game of cornhole, which is totally a sport, and...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:02am

Athletes to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk back for second year

Coastal Point • Submitted: Team Salon 26 shows off their uniforms before last year's Athletes to End Alzheimer's 5K Run/Walk.After seeing 700 participants show up last August, the Athlete’s to End Alzheimer’s 5K Walk/Run is back for year two and...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:51am

Bike to the Beach headed from D.C. to Dewey

Coastal Point • Submitted: Riders make their way through Maryland on their way to Dewey Beach during last year's Bike to the Beach.It started as a mission: Two friends determined to make it from Washington, D.C., to the Delaware shore by way of...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:43am

Sharks finish regular season, look forward to championship meet

Special to the Coastal Point • Kevin Moore: Sea Colony Sharks swimmers Sydney Schweiger, Bella Scharp, Sanne Elling and Emily Trout take a break from cheering on their teammates at the team's dual meet against the Riptide Swim Team in Middletown....

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:35am

Tripple Overtime: So, uh, I guess I play pickle ball now Pt. II

Before you read, make sure you check out Part 1 of the Pickleball saga: http://www.coastalpoint.com/content/pickle-overtime-so-uh-i-guess-i-play...

The assignment was to take the court. There were four of us. Five, if you count The Baron,...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:46am

LSLL Junior League All-Stars bring home District 3 baseball title

Coastal Point • Submitted: The Lower Sussex Junior League All-Stars will head to the state tournament after winning their second straight District 3 baseball title.With back-to-back wins over Millsboro on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16,...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:38am

LSLL 9-10 All-Stars edged by Laurel for District title

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: LSLL pitcher Camryn Ehlers sends a pitch toward a Cape batter on Thursday, July 14.After falling short to Woodbridge in the title game last season, the Lower Sussex Little League 9-10 All-Stars were ready for...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:19am

China to appear at 14th Little League World Series in Roxana

Coastal Point • File Photo: The District 3 Host team celebrates after a Shelby Wilkins home run during last year’s Big League Softball World Series.For the past 13 years, softball teams from across the world have made their way to the Pyle Center...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:02am

What’s the Womper?

Coastal Point • Submitted: Pro surfer Kalani Robb gets deep in the barrel on the Womper in California.The crew from Catch Surf will ride just about anything. Since launching the “Womper,” however, they’ve been dropping in on the summer shorebreak...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:50am

Extra Points — July 22, 2016

Former Shorebirds’ pitcher called up to the majors

It was only one year ago that Donnie Hart took the mound at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.

The LHP and 2013 Baltimore Orioles draft pick (Round 27) out of Texas State had gotten...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:01am

Tripple Overtime: Someone should tell Blake Lively about Sharkbanz®

After watching Blake Lively get just absolutely Amity-Island-style terrorized by a Gigantic White Shark (GWS) in the movie “The Shallows” for roughly 1 hour, 27 minutes, one of two things can be assumed:


• One — America’s...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:08am

Spencer, Dietsch to launch Sharp Shooter Lax Shooting Camp

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Dave Spencer, left, and Jim Dietsch, right, coach their squad during a timeout this past spring.There are lacrosse camps to the north, up in the Cape region. And there are camps to the south, down in Ocean City and...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:00am

Local 12-year-old set to bowl for gold

Coastal Point • Kelsey Magill: Clifton Toomey, 12, will be heading to the Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 16-23.At just 12 years old, Clifton Toomey III is gearing up to head to the Junior Gold Championships in...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:25am

Shorebird’s Alvarado named O’s Minor League Pitcher of the Month

The news just keeps getting better for Delmarva Shorebirds’ RHP Cristian Alvarado.

Just days after being named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week, the Venezuela native was named the Baltimore Orioles’ Minor League Pitcher of the...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:19am

Extra Points — July 15, 2016

Peralta named SAL Pitcher of the Week

Just a week after RHP Cristian Alvarado collected the honor, the Delmarva Shorebirds saw RHP Ofelky Peralta named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the week.

Peralta earned the award for the week of...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:08am

Tripple Overtime: Hollywood Jack and the lost pair of shades

The Beginning of the not-so-existential The End came when my friend The Mantis sent me an SMS text message last Thursday.


At the time, I had been trying to catch a little R&R after a particularly demanding Fourth of July press...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:53am

River Express leaves legacy after final trip to regionals

Coastal Point • Submitted: The U18 River Soccer Express gather at the opening ceremonies of the Region 1 championship in West Virginia.In their inaugural season, the River Soccer Club Express won only one game.

That was then.

Fast-...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:46am

First State Pickleball, Sea Colony Tennis team up for exhibition/clinic

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Vaughn Baker of the First State Pickle Club serves up a shot during a lesson at Fairway Village earlier this spring.One of the nation’s top-ranked tennis facilities will soon get introduced to one of its fastest...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:36am

Shorebirds spark fireworks in win over Lakewood

The fireworks began long before the scheduled show time on Tuesday, July 5, with the Delmarva Shorebirds racking up a season-high 14 runs on 18 hits, to roll the Lakewood BlueClaws 14-2.

Trailing 1-0 headed into the bottom of the second...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:30am

Extra Points — July 7, 2016

Race for the Ribbon 5K Run/Walk set for July 16

The Race for the Ribbon 5K Run/Walk will return to Rehoboth Beach for the ninth year on Saturday, July 16, benefitting Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware.

The race begins at 7:30 a.m. and...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:24am

Ternahan earns All-American honors, national championship title

Coastal Point • Submitted: Bethany native Andrew Ternahan goes up against Tufts midfielder A.J. Enchill in the DIII national championship game on Sunday, May 29.It’s almost funny now that, when his father asked him if he wanted to play lacrosse...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:28am

Tripple Overtime: Is Brexit to blame for England’s Euro loss to Iceland?

It’s fairly hanging low fruit… or figs… or whatever it is that they eat over in England (not sure… basing all knowledge of the U.K. off Austin Powers), to say that London Bridge is falling down.


Just days after whatever Brexit is (...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:18am

Sea Colony Sharks training generations of swim stars

Special to the Coastal Point • Kevin Moore: Emily Trout, 12, loves being a Shark. She enjoys being around her teammates and coaches.The Sea Colony Sharks swim team is kicking off their 13th season with a splash as they looked to sweep their home...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:09am

Beach Blast crowns pickleball champs

The First State Pickleball Club’s second annual Beach Blast wrapped up on Sunday, June 12, with 88 players from Delaware and surrounding states competing in 16 categories.

For the second straight year, the tournament was held on the courts...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:02am

Extra Points — July 1, 2016

SU national champs to lead boys’ lax camp at OCRP

Fresh off their national championship victory against Tufts, the Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team will make their way to Ocean City, Md., for Ocean City Recreation & Parks’ Lax’n at...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:55am

Shorebirds snap losing streak after All-Star break

While they had previously tallied back-to-back wins and sent four players to the South Atlantic League All-Star game on Tuesday, June 21, the Delmarva Shorebirds struggled after the mid-season break, dropping four games in a row to Kannapolis on...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:51am

Learn to fish and crab at Delaware Seashore State Park

Some of the most popular things to do in Delaware Seashore State Park are surf-fishing, crabbing and clamming, but many people who did not grow up along the coast are curious about these popular pastimes but just aren’t sure how to get started....

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:06am

Coast Guard to offer free boat safety checks June 25

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01, will conduct Vessel Safety Checks on Saturday, June 25, at Island Watersports, 36084 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trained and qualified Coast Guard Auxiliarists will on...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:37am

Tripple Overtime: How Darren McFadden saved me a fortune on my wireless bill

Not to be confused with “Tripple Overtime Takeover,” in which Indian River High School head soccer coach Steve Kilby often enjoys questioning Tripp’s abilities as an actor while at the same time masterfully clearing up weeks’ worth of...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:22am

Anderson, Twigg recognized at DRFC Blue-Gold All-Star game

Coastal Point • Submitted: Recent Indian River grad Joey Anderson and Layne Twigg before Saturday's Blue-Gold All-Star game.Many players selected for the DRFC Blue-Gold All-Star football game will say that it’s a special experience. Unlike...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:14am

McDowell, Neal cap careers at Blue-Gold All-Star game

Coastal Point • Submitted: IR grads Ky'Lesha Neal, left, and Callie McDowell, right, got a chance to play in one last game as Blue-Gold All-Stars on Thursday, June 16.Recent Indian River High School graduates Callie McDowell and Ky’Lesha Neal may...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:05am

Fargo brings home fourth USAT national championship

Coastal Point • Submitted: Lance Fargo shows off his 2016 USAT National Championship medal, the fourth of his triathlon career.It was a situation that Ocean View resident and triathlete Lance Fargo had been in before… pretty much.

Also a...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:59am

Bayside Tennis Club doing its part to support Special Olympics athletes

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Suzie Schaible practices her swing at Bayside Tennis Club in Bethany Beach on Tuesday, June 14.Although the Special Olympics Delaware Summer Games wrapped up earlier this month, Sussex County SODE athletes are...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:51am

Spreading the Jam

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Bethany Surf Shop owners Jim and Sheila McGrath gather with pros Bill Baxter and Colin Herlihy and local skimmers at the first Bethany Skim Jam of the year on Monday night. See more photos on page A47.It’s hard to...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 5:33am

Extra Points — June 24, 2016

Shorebirds earn back-to-back SAL Player of the Week honors

While Delmarva Shorebirds’ shortstop Ryan Mountcastle may have missed out on a South Atlantic League All-Star bid this year, the former first-round draft pick is still managing to make a...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 4:41am

Fish & Wildlife announces results of youth fishing tournament

Sunny summer weather greeted 173 young anglers and their families who gathered Saturday, June 4, at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All fish caught in...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 4:39am

Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race set

The 44th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held at the Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, June 21. Gates will open at 4 p.m., with racing action beginning at 7 p.m. The rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22. The...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:06pm

Pickle Overtime: So, uh, I guess I play pickleball now

I had been putting it off for, let’s say, like, exactly a year or so, give or take.


Ever since last August — when that Type-1 “Z-fracture” of my shoulder’s left clavicle left it slumped, hanging in several (non-attached) fragments...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:15am

Undefeated!

Coastal Point photo courtesy • MVZ Productions: Head coach Neal Barch and assistant coach Andrea Derocili gather with the undefeated 2016 Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team.It had only happened one other time in Selbyville Middle School...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:35am

Bethany Skim Jam getting summer started on Monday night

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Brendan Wick looks to maneuver through Luke Hahn going for a wave and Saige Mastrota skimming in during a Skim Jam last summer.The official start of the summer of 2016 is slated for Monday, June 20, at exactly 6:34...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:26am

Paddle Second Chance adds kayaks, cornhole for fourth year

Coastal Point • Submitted: SUP riders compete in the Supsquatch Team Relay during last year’s Paddle Second Chance at Holts Landing State Park near Millville.While the Paddle Second Chance standup-paddleboard (SUP) races will back by popular...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:38am

Delle Donne, USA National Team to make UD stop before Olympics

Coastal Point photo courtesy • USA Basketball Eight players from the USA Basketball Women’s National Team gather with kids from the U.S. Olympic Committee 100 Days Out celebration and First Lady Michelle Obama in Times Square after the team was...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:33am

Extra Points — June 17, 2016

Four Shorebirds named to SAL All-Star team

The Delmarva Shorebirds will be well-represented at the 57th South Atlantic League All-Star game, with catcher Yermin Mercedes, catcher Alex Murphy, pitcher Garrett Cleavinger and pitcher Ryan Meisinger...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:23am

American’s fastest-growing sport has made it to Delmarva

Have you heard about pickleball? It’s known as the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. today. The great thing about pickleball is that it’s enjoying fans in all age groups, and part of the reason for the popularity is that, regardless of your...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:33am

Tripple Overtime: For the Indians, revenge is a dish best served…

Revenge is a dish best served… Well, that’s it, really. Revenge is a dish best served, regardless of what I can only assume would be its metaphorical temperature (hot, cold, etc. — never really understood the idiom and its apparent ties to...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:52am