IR football hurdles Laurel, lightning to start 2-0 in South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior NT DeAndre ‘D.D.’ Cooper pulls down Laurel quarterback Perez Nichols for a fourth-quarter safety.Don’t call it a comeback.

Down 18-6 before thunderstorms cut the first half 40 seconds early, the...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 8:02am

IR, Central hockey ends in 1-1 stalemate after McDowell’s last-minute goal

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River senior Callie McDowell sends a shot past the Central defense to tie last Thursday’s game at 1-1 with less than two minutes remaining.As field hockey interest in the Indian River School District returns...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:26am

First home meet ends in milestones/personal records for IR cross-country

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: IR Senior Blayne Gates closes in on a Dover runner during the final stretch of the quad-meet held at Indian River on Wednesday, Oct. 14.You’ve gotta get fierce.

It’s what Indian River assistant cross-...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:00am

Sussex Tech edges IR with goal in 78th minute

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sussex Tech senior goalkeeper Anthony Hitchcock and Indian River junior midfielder Mikie Mochiam go up for a corner kick during the first half of Tuesday’s game.It was a game that went down to the wire between...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:48am

Tripple Overtime: Indians ‘on fire in the rain’ during Thursday Night Football debut

“G-Mart is on fire in the rain” is a comment that I shamelessly copyright-infringed upon for this week’s football article when I saw it posted on the Indian River High School sports app live scoreboard.

Partly because I knew that IR...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:47am

Indians wash out Seaford 48-0 in nor’easter, look towards Laurel

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior running back Isaiah Morris and senior tight end DeAndre ‘D.D.’ Cooper celebrate after Morris' 19-yard touchdown run against Seaford Thursday night.Despite the pouring rain, the Indian River High School...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:35am

IR soccer back on track with 1-0 win over Central

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River junior midfielder Mac Smith knocks a header during the Indians’ 1-0 win over Sussex Central on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Smith scored the lone goal in the matchup off an assist from junior Johan Cordoba.While...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:29am

Extra Points — October 9, 2015

Jarmon breaks out in last-minute thriller

The University of Delaware Blue Hens managed a big win over previously No. 25-ranked William & Mary on Saturday, Oct. 3, and Indian River High School grad Jamie Jarmon managed a break-out game...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:27am

Tripple Overtime: Krash says the ‘Steele Cage,’ and so can you

You know that guy who wears the green-and-gold bandana and the pink boa who does the play-by-play at Indian River High School football games on Friday nights? The one that only on the rarest of occasions accidentally leaves the mic on without...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:58pm

IR volleyball nets first win over Milford, 1-1 in South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior Kaya Ziskay puts the ball back over the net during the Indians’ first win of the season against Milford on Thursday, Sept. 24.It was almost as if they had to lose the first game.

After falling behind...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:50pm

Indians edged 2-1 in new-look Kilby Clash

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore forward Oscar Cruz looks to set up a scoring chance during the first half of Tuesday night’s game vs. Cape.Nana Kilby didn’t know who to root for.

When she went out to call the coin toss as...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:46pm

‘The season starts now’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior running back Montel Phillips keeps the sidelines pumped up during last Friday night’s game.It only takes six games.

Just ask the 2013 Ray Steele-led Indian River High School football team, which went...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:38pm

IR hockey looks to get back on track after loss to Polytech

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior midfielder Madi McGee fights for possession in Tuesday’s game vs. Polytech.After starting the season 3-0, the Indian River High School field hockey team fell to 3-3 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with a 3-0 loss to...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:35pm

Extra Points — October 2, 2015

SMS volleyball wins first-ever match

It’s taken a while for Selbyville Middle School to establish a volleyball team, but it didn’t take the team long to get their first win under head coach Sally Craig. The Indians rolled Sussex Academy...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:33pm

IR, Tech, Delmarva Christian cross-country compete at Seaford

Cross-country runners from three local schools faced off with a fourth team on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with Indian River, Sussex Tech and Delmarva Christian all clashing at the quad-meet held at Seaford High School.

With a deep roster, Sussex...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:29pm

Tripple Overtime: Only Phill can save us from Bike Week this … Bike Week

I was in trouble like five words into that headline. Luckily for me, and for the rest of Sussex County for that matter, whenever we find ourselves in trouble, we can always count on Phill to bail us out. And, luckily for you, I always write...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:38am

Indians edged by Blue Raiders after shutting out Laurel, St. Thomas More

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore Kaleigh Cordrey slices through two Woodbridge defenders on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Despite the loss, the Indians are off to a 3-1 start.There wasn’t an empty seat in the house.

The fans had come out in...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:35am

Indians to face Cape after Tech tumble

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sussex Tech junior Isaiah Brown lays into Indian River senior running back Isaiah Morris as he reaches out toward the goal line in Friday’s game.Sussex Tech 36, Indians 6

The Indian River high school...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:33am

Indians prep for Cape/Kilby Clash after Sallies’ second-half surge

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Johan Cordoba goes up for a header against Sallies midfielder Jason Blackwell on Tuesday. Cordoba netted three scores in Thursday’s win vs. Delmar.The road hasn’t been easy for the Indian River High School...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:30am

Delmar ringer Covington too much for Indians

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore Carly Collins makes a diving dig against Delmar on Thursday, Sept. 17.Coming off a tough matchup against Caesar Rodney to start the season, the Indian River High School volleyball team was ready to get...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:26am

Extra Points — September 25, 2015

IR field hockey fundraiser at Georgia House

The Indian River High School field hockey team will host a fundraiser at Georgia House in Millsboro on Monday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat buffet costs $18 for adults and $9....

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:23am

Community Tennis Day at Sea Colony on Sunday, Sept. 27

It will be a tennis “free for all” at Sea Colony on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. for the second annual Community Tennis Day. Tennis players of all ages and skill levels are being invited to the world-class center, located at the crossroads...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:23am

Tripple Overtime: Don’t jump ship yet sports fans, there’s plenty of season left

What a difference a day can make. Or, with the beginning of football season, I should say, what a difference a week can make.

Just look at me and that collarbone injury I refuse to stop harping on, in that column I refuse to stop writing...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:29am

Never…more. Haden goal sends Indians past Ravens in OT thriller

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indians rush the field after Lexi Haden's game-winning goal in overtime to beat Sussex Tech on Tuesday, Sept. 15.Don’t stop.

It’s what the players on the Indian River High School field hockey team kept...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:22am

Indians stumble in opener at Linganore, prep for Tech

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior WR Barry Hooper pulls in a pass from senior QB Jake Hudson in the first quarter of Friday's matchup against Linganore.Linganore 49, Indian River 6

Plenty of factors contributed the 49-6 loss that the...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:16am

Extra Points — September 18, 2015

Sturgis makes instant impact at Central

Former Indians’ tailback and notorious speedster KiAnté Sturgis shocked the Delaware high school football world by transferring to Sussex Central for his senior season. However, just one game into...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:14am

Corn to Run set for Sept. 26 in Millsboro

East Coast Garden Center will host the 4th Annual Corn to Run 5K run/walk on Sept. 26. The event is held in a cornfield across the street from East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro and consists of a 3.1 mile run/walk that meanders through the...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:13am

Slam Dunk to the Beach reveals more teams for 2015

Lineup includes some of the country’s best

The Delaware Sports Commission this week announced the national slate of high school teams that will participate in the Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament, which will be held at Cape Henlopen...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:29am

Tripple Overtime: Are you ready for some fall sports?

Pre-season practices are under way. Two-a-days are being attended (twice daily). And sports fans are clamoring for their favorite time of year.

No, I’m not talking about the Baltimore Ravens. No, I’m not talking about the Philadelphia...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:35am

The ‘pack’ is back

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Head coach Frank Ryman instructs his squad during a recent practice.It only makes sense.

Being a sport like no other, and with the emphasis put on “team mentality” last season, the Indian River High School...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:58am

SODE athletes enjoy Camp Barnes year after year

Over six days last month, more than 110 Special Olympics Delaware (SODE) athletes and 80 volunteer counselors went to Camp Barnes near Bethany Beach for the 15th annual Special Olympics Delaware Summer Camp sessions.

“For a lot of our...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:49am

Tripple Overtime: To RGIII or not to RGIII, that is (probably no longer) the question

“They’re taking another quarterback?”

This is the first thing I heard while sitting at the bar — I mean, eh…coffee shop, when the Washington Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins just three rounds after taking Robert Griffin III as No. 2 overall...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:53am

Henlopen South Football Preview 2015

While it may still be early, the start of training camp and pre-season practices still spells excitement in Sussex County, with the return of high school football.

Teams are reloading. Teams are rebuilding. There are new coaches, new...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:49am

Tribe reloaded: Kilby, new-look Indians set to continue South title streak

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Defender Patrick Mochiam, goalie Ian Walls and midfielder Mac Smith are just three of the players stepping up to make an impact for the Indians in 2015.Every year, the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:44am

‘An exciting time for Indian River volleyball’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The future of Indian River High School volleyball looks bright behind a new coaching setup and returning upperclass talent.For three straight losing seasons, the Indian River high school volleyball program has been...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:06am

Deer, dove, resident Canada goose and teal seasons set to open

Delaware’s hunting seasons kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the opening of the archery and crossbow deer season and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas.

Hunters can start adding teal...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:05am

Extra Points — September 4, 2015

Registration still open for Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike

There’s still time to register for the Bethany Beach First Responders Sprinternational Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike, set for Sunday, Sept. 20.

Both individual and team...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:03am

Shorebirds riding win streak into final series

The Delmarva Shorebirds gave fans a show during their final homestand of the 2015 season this week, stringing together a four-game win streak in their series against Hickory.

The streak began with a 3-0 victory against the Crawdads on...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:01am

Tripple Overtime: Prescription for a dream

As I lay looking up the Texas-shaped water splotch on the ceiling — the one I’ve been meaning to paint over for approximately two years now — I wondered how I could possibly be so miserable when just yesterday I had lain in the very same place,...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:00am

Raising the bar: IR field hockey sets sights on South

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Top row, seniors Emiley Shuey and Emma-Lee Merrick, and bottom row, seniors Madison Thune, Madison Mercer, Callie McDowell, Paiton Murray, junior Lexi Haden, and senior Emma Engel are ready to help the Indians add...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:58am

Indian River football 2015 preview

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Head coach Phill Townsend (center) takes over for the Indians this season. From left to right, junior RB/CB Gerald Foreman, OG/DE Joe Anderson, FB/S Gunnar Moldrik and WR/LB Gianni Gottschalk show off all the time...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:49am

First State Pickleball Club Summer Classic attracts national talent

Coastal Point • Submitted Pickleballers gather at the John M. Clayton School courts for an aerial shot to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the sport.Frankford was the site of some national pickleball action last weekend, when the First State...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:55am

Extra Points — August 28, 2015

Rehoboth ALS Walk registration open

Registration is open for the 2015 Rehoboth Beach Walk to Defeat ALS, set for Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9:30 a.m. Participants can sign up or donate to groups online at

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:53am

Shorebirds headed for final home stretch

Shorebirds fans will get their final chance to see their team in action in 2015 as Delmarva approaches their final homestand of the season, spanning from Saturday, Aug. 29, to Wednesday, Sept. 2.

They’ll face Hickory during the five-game...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:48am

Lifeguard scholarship race adds 1-mile walk to 4-mile run

Coastal Point • Submitted : Current and alumni Bethany Beach Patrol runners in the 2014 Ed Dean Memorial 4-Mile Race. Athletes and supporters can bring their walking shoes, kids or dog to join some of the Bethany Beach Patrol lifeguards on the...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:16am

First Responders triathlon-duathlon-aquabike set for Sept. 20

The fourth annual Bethany Beach First Responders Sprinternational Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike, sponsored by Meris Properties, will be on Sunday, Sept. 20. Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike proceeds will benefit the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 5:49am

Surf fishing

I think my imagination was initially kindled by the picture of my mother, Alice Barnes, and Carolyn Hughes standing in the doorway of an inn at Bethany Beach, Journey’s End, called “Fort Maggie,” for “Auntie” Margaret Hughes, the...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 3:50am

Local pickleballers rack up medals at National Senior Games

Coastal Point • File Photo : Cheryl Martin won silver in singles for the 50-54 age group, while Butch Martin and Frank Creamer placed finished ninth place in their national category in doubles play.The First State was well-represented by the...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 3:46am

Travel scam doesn’t keep Guam team from World Series

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The girls from Guam had a lot to deal with before they even came close to a softball field this week.

Imagine the horror of arriving at the airport to learn the airline has no record of your plane tickets....

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 3:31am

Delaware Major League girls named Mid-Atlantic champs, regional runners-up

Landing just shy of greatness, Lower Sussex Little League put on a good show last week in Connecticut.
Locally considered the Major League All-Star softball team, the age 11/12 girls were named the Mid-Atlantic champions, though they were...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 3:28am