Sports


Skippers learn rules of the water in safe-boating courses

Driving a boat isn’t just a matter of turning the key. So that boaters can get official training to safely and comfortably ride Delaware waters, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host one-day boating safety courses at locations throughout the...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:43am

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour gears up for April 16

The 27th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour presented by NVHomes/Ryan Homes will take place on April 16 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Bethany Beach. In the event hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, cyclists region-wide will...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:26am

Will the athlete in your house need Tommy John surgery?

Baseball fever is setting in for all of us who love the game. The pros are at spring training and school teams and clubs are ready to take to the field. There’s something about hearing the words, “play ball” that gives me a thrill. Spring...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:13am

Tripple Overtime: Is lowering the rim sexist or? Ask Elena Delle Donne

You play ball like a girl.

Aside from “You know, if my dog was as ugly as you, I’d shave his butt and tell him to walk backwards,” and “You’re killing me Smalls!,” it’s probably the most memorable line from the 1993 cinematic classic, “The...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:11am

IR soccer starts season with 7-0 shutout

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior forward Maddie Hogsten congratulates senior forward Madi Mercer after her first goal of the season.It turns out that the Indian River High School soccer team is playing for a whole lot more than a state...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:02am

IR baseball gearing up for St. Mark’s after tough start

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore pitcher Myles Clark takes the mound against Smyrna on Thursday, March 24.There aren’t many teams in the state with a tougher schedule than the Indians this season, but they wouldn’t have it any other way...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:00am

Indian River golf winded by Wildcats in home opener

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Sophomore Gavin Gates makes his way out of the sand trap during the Indians' match against Delmar.After battling some of the top golfers in the conference against Caesar Rodney, the Indian River High School golf...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:55am

Shaking it off: IR softball looks to bounce back from 0-2 start after break

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Freshman catcher Grace Snyder goes to throw out a Smyrna runner on Thursday, March 24.After starting the season with back to back losses, the Indian River High School softball team was looking to do their best...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:51am

IR girls’ lax falls to Polytech in first ever game

Special to the Coastal Point • Lincoln Davis: Head coach Kelsea Ayers and the Indian River girls’ lacrosse team are all smiles after their game against Polytech on Wednesday, March 23.The Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team made history...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:42am

Dewey Beach Color Run set for Sunday, June 5

The third Dewey Color Run, a 2.8-mile non-competitive run-walk, will be held Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. A Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Road Race Series event, it will include seven color stations on the route. (The...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:40am

Sea Colony does their part to support Special Olympics athletes

For years, Sea Colony has been working with area Special Olympics Delaware athletes. Not only does Sea Colony help raise money for the organization through its annual Turkey Trot 5K Run & Walk but also by allowing local athletes to train at...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:41am

IR golf in full swing, shooting for South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior John Evans gets out of the sand and on the green last Wednesday.It’s been four years since the Indian River High School golf team has clinched a Henlopen South championship. That’s a streak that this year’s...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:35pm

Bunny Palooza 5K/10K to hop off this Saturday

Coastal Point • File Photo: A group of costumed Bunny Palooza runners pose for a pre-run photo during the 2014 event.The Bunny Palooza 5K/10K is getting under way just in time for Easter, making its way to Bethany Beach this Saturday, March 26....

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:18pm

Tripple Overtime: Wintertime Rewind

While most non-cave-dwellers have already sprung forward, this week in “Tripple OT” we’re wintertime rewinding instead — which is definitely not because we forgot about the whole setting the clocks back thing until very early Sunday/very late...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:36am

The bus starts here

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Indians may have taken caravans up to their pre-season scrimmages in Dover, but the bus to the state championship is keeping the engine running.Eight months and 28 days. That’s how long the Indian River High...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:35am

Former Buckeye Ayers takes over as new leader of the Tribe

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Head coach Kelsea Ayers is fired up on the sidelines of last Thursday’s scrimmage against Decatur, and for the Indians’ first varsity lacrosse season.Just last May, Kelsea Ayers was leading the Ohio State...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:19am

Lizard-less Indians hold high hopes for wide-open South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: From left to right, senior softball players Eliza Bomhardt, Callie McDowell, Ky’lesha Neal and Casey Hitchens will look to lead the Indians back to the playoffs for a fourth straight year.Last season, the Indian...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:14am

New-identity Indians ready for break-out year

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River junior pitcher Ulises Barrientos welcomes senior catcher Joey Anderson back to the dugout after Anderson slides into home during Saturday’s scrimmage.After finishing 4-14 in 2014 and improving to 7-11...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:09am

Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis makes Delaware debut

Photo courtesy Delaware 87ers: Delaware 87er Baron Davis made his debut at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark on Friday, March 4.He’s a former All-NBA selection. He’s a two-time NBA All-Star, and the No. 3 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. But...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:11pm

Tripple Overtime: Better great than never: John Elway and Leonard DiCaprio have a lot in common

He missed out on one for “Gilbert Grape” in 1994, and it’s been eating at him ever since. But last Sunday night, some 22 years later, and at the revenant-ripe age of 41, Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won an Oscar for Best Actor.

Despite...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:01am

The Pioneers of Cheer

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indian River High School cheerleading team shows off some of their routine with a pyramid at practice. Pictured, center, are head coach Katelyn Donofrio and sidelined junior Jaycee Fitzpatrick.Two years ago,...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:57am

Henlopen Conference crowns 10 DIAA state wrestling champs

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert : IR junior Zeke Marcozzi and Smyrna senior Kalen Wilson tangle during the semi-finals at 160.Of the 14 weight classes competing at the DIAA Individual State Tournament at Cape Henlopen High School on Saturday,...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:45am

The most common women’s sports injuries you should know

Over the last 20 years, I’ve been really pleased to see so many women of every age getting increasingly active in sports. You all know I’m a fan of staying active because it adds so much to your quality of life and improves your health at any age...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:06am

Tour de Har rolling into ninth year

It ends at the finish line, but it starts at the bar.

While the Tour de Har Ride for Pulmonary Fibrosis will take off for a ninth year this summer, the fundraising efforts will get under way this Thursday, March 10, at the Cottage Café...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:05am

Tripple Overtime: The best black athletes to ever play ‘white sports’

After last week’s “Tripple Overtime Takeover,” where Coach Kilby laid into me like a comedian into Justin Bieber during a Comedy Central roast, I vowed to never again slander his beloved New England Patriots, a model NFL franchise, or his beloved...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:12pm

LSLL Challenger Division on deck for year two

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Matt Rogers gets a lift to first from a couple of Lower Sussex softball players last season.After knocking it out of the park, so to speak, in its inaugural yeat, the Lower Sussex Little League Challenger Division...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:10pm

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