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.


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


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

Caravel tops Indian River for state championship title

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior midfielder Brooke Beam tries to make something happen down 1-0 in the second half of Friday's state championship game against Caravel.Exactly one year and one day was how long it had been for the Indian...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:32am

RELYance, Get Well Gabby team up for June 18 Skim A Thon

Coastal Point • Submitted: Ryan McLaughlin won a new skimboard from Exile after raising the most funds at last year’s Skim A Thon.On Saturday, June 18, not only can local residents learn how to skimboard, they can help fight childhood cancer...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:22am

Bomhardt named to DSCA All-State team

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell Sophomore centerfielder Julia Bomhardt is the first IRHS softball player named to the All-State team since 2014.It’s no question that Julia Bomhardt has made a name for herself as one of the top outfielders in the...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:11am

Four Indians net All-State soccer honors

Coastal Point: Beam, Baine, Check-Guzman and Hogsten.While the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team may have fallen just short of their ultimate goal of winning a state championship this season, there’s been no shortage of individual...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:59am

Extra Points — June 10, 2016

Sussex Central 1989 baseball team to be inducted into HoF

The 1989 Sussex Central High School baseball team will be inducted into the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday, June 13, in honor of their undefeated state championship season.


Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:54am

Progress for Prostate golf tournament on par for best year ever

Coastal Point • Submitted: Drew Sunderlin, left, delivers a check for $44,600 to the Beebe Medical Foundation after last year’s Progress for Prostate golf tournament.Since getting its start 13 years ago, the Progress for Prostate golf tournament...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:46am

IRHS BPA, FFA to host color-run fundraiser June 11

The students of the Indian River High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) will walk, jog and run to raise funds for the school, which is introducing a program called My School Color Run (MSCR).


Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:51am

South Side Shoot Out to launch summer skim season

Coastal Point • Submitted: Austin Keen of Laguna Beach, Calif. is just one of the world ranked pro's slated for Saturday's South Side Shoot Out.Some of the top skim talent from not only around the area — but from around the world — will be on...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:33am

Indians take down Tower Hill in PKs

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Lady Indians celebrate after taking the win against No. 8-ranked Tower Hill in Dover on Thursday, May 26.She didn’t even realize that the game was on the line.

But Indian River High School senior Aline...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:15am

Family Fun Night for River Soccer/SMS sports set for June 8

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant Players from River Soccer's TOPSoccer program, shown here with founder Howard Gerken and volunteers Emma-Lee Merrick and Paige Troublefield, will benefit from this year's Family Fun Night event.The River Soccer Club...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:04am

Extra Points — June 3, 2016

Notre Dame alum Ingelsby takes over UD hoops

After more than two months without a head coach, the search has ended for the University of Delaware men’s basketball program. In a press conference on Wednesday, May 25, the Blue Hens announced that...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:48am

Plantation Lakes to host Grand Opening Golf Scramble on June 4

Golfers are being invited to play in the free Grand Opening Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 4, at Plantation Lakes, Lennar’s golf resort community in Millsboro. The event celebrates the opening of the first nine holes of the community’s Arthur...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:45am