Sports


ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open returns to Sea Colony

Professional tennis will return to the Bethany Beach area with the sixth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, to be held June 5-12 on the clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center, located south of Bethany Beach on West Way Drive...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:39am

Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

Gov. Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small were joined by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Acting Assistant Director Paul Rauch, Delaware Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, other legislators and members of the community on May 25 to...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:35am

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 4

As part of its activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4-12, Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Ingrams Pond in...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:31am

Delaware State Parks Day offers free admission on June 5

Gov. Jack Markell this week proclaimed June 5 as "Delaware State Parks Day" and along with his proclamation, offered the reminder that, through sponsorship from the Delaware Tourism Office’s “Visit Delaware,” admission is free that day to most...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:23am

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...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:13am

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament set for June 4

As part of their activities for National Fishing & Boating Week (June 4-12), Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold their 30th Annual Delaware Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:56am

Marine Corps League golf tourney set for June 9

On June 9, the First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League, Ocean View, will hold its 11th Annual Golf Tournament at the Ocean City Golf Club, Seaside Course, 11401 Country Club Drive, Berlin, Md. The fundraising event will help assist...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:34am

Coastal Delaware Running Festival raises funds for local groups

Dewey Beach and the surrounding beach communities recently hosted the weekend-long festivities of the 2nd Annual Coastal Delaware Running Festival.

Certified Race Directors Rick Hundley and Ernie Felici of Focus Multi-Sports — known also...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:16am

Skim a Thon for Childhood Cancer scheduled for June 18

The second Skim a Thon for Childhood Cancer will be held on Saturday, June 18, at Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road Beach, south of Dewey Beach. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.
Participants who would like to...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:08am

State tournament update: Indians advance after downing Tower Hill in PKs

It took 80 minutes, two golden-goal over times, and seven shots after the game went down to penalty kicks. But the Indian River girls’ soccer team finally took down Tower Hill, 4-1, to advance to the DIAA semi-finals.

Coming off a bye in...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 5:46am

Tribe Top Five: The best of IR spring sports in 2016 (pretty much)

Thanks to El Niño, even though it’s pretty much Memorial Day — which is pretty much the unofficial start to summer, more or less — it hasn’t felt like spring until pretty much right now.

But despite all the visibly separate condensed...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:58am

River Express takes down Kirkwood 2-0 in State Cup final

Coastal Point • Submitted: Head coach Duncan Smith, right, and assistant coach Adam Rhamses gather with the River Express U18 team after their 2-0 State Cup win over Kirkwood on Sunday.Headed into the State Cup final against Kirkwood, and after...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:46am

Indians fall to Riders in HAC championship rematch

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior forward Maddie Hogsten looks to get past a CR defender during last Friday’s title game.On paper, the Indian River and Caesar Rodney high school girls’ soccer teams don’t look much different.

The...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:41am

Kilby named Henlopen Coach of the Year

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River head coach Steve Kilby is congratulated by Caesar Rodney head coach Darrell Gravatt after being named Henlopen Conference Coach of the Year.Caesar Rodney may have edged the Indian River High School...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:32am

IRSD Volleyball Skills Academy serves up successful first sessions

Coastal Point • Submitted: Coach Bill Croal, right, and Jay Clark, left, gather with the players from the first IRSD Volleyball Academy on May 18.To quote Indian River High School head coach Jim Barnes, “It’s an exciting time for volleyball in...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:19am

IR’s Ziskay to continue career on the court at Wesley

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : IR senior Kaya Ziskay on May 19 announced plans to play volleyball at Wesley College.Headed into the senior All-Star volleyball game this past November, Kaya Ziskay had more on the line than just a win.

...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:02am

Extra Points — May 27, 2016

Sports at the Beach invites Pickelball’ers to new indoor facility grand-opening

A new indoor complex at Sports at the Beach in Georgetown is set to open its doors on Tuesday, May 31, and the First State Pickleball Club is inviting pickleball’ers...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:39am

Beam named state Gatorade Player of the Year

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River High School soccer player Brooke Beam poses with her game ball from scoring her 100th career goal earlier this season, and her trophy for being named state Gatorade Player of the Year.Brooke Beam has...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am

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, May 19, 2016 - 10:30am

Playoffs?

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Freshman pitcher Abi O’Shields threw seven strike-outs in a 9-4 win over Milford on Monday.Not only was the game on the line, but, in all likelihood, so was their season.

The Indian River High School...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:59am

Spoiler alert!

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Zion Howard looks on as junior Zane Richard slides into home during the seventh inning against Milford on Monday.If a controversial call in their game against Lake Forest earlier this season had gone the...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:46am

Mochiam takes fourth at conference championships

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Patrick Mochiam returns a shot against Lake Forest’s James White at the Henlopen Conference championships at Sea Colony on Saturday.It’s been a bit of a rebuilding year for the Indian River High School boys...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:38am

IR girls’ tennis brings back South title

Coastal Point • Submitted: The 2016 Henlopen South champion Indian River High School girls’ tennis team gathers at the Henlopen Conference championships, held at Sea Colony on May 12.After clinching four straight Henlopen South titles, the Indian...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:30am

Indians to face Riders for HAC title after clinching South

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: IR freshman forward Isabella Keith sends a shot across the field against Sussex Central on May 12.One check mark down. Two more to go.

Head coach Steve Kilby and the Indian River High School girls’ soccer...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:24am

IR lax routs Central 20-5 on Senior Night

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR junior midfielder Joey Ciriello celebrates with teammates Josh Lucido and Cole Josetti after scoring his first goal of the season.After seeing their Henlopen South title hopes erode after dropping two straight...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:14am

Paddle Second Chance set for June 25

Paddle Second Chance (PSC) this week announced their fourth annual stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak day of racing and fundraising for Operation Second Chance (OSC), set to take place June 25.

OSC is a non-profit organization committed...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:12am

Extra Points — May 20, 2016

Bear Trap to host Family Fun Night for River Soccer/SMS

Teaming up with Long & Foster’s Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island offices, The Den at Bear Trap Dunes will host a “Family Fun Night” and silent auction to help raise money for both...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:08am

Indians squawk Seahawks 14-5 in historic meeting

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR junior middie Lexi Haden goes to the goal against Sussex Academy sophomore Mia Kwan on May 12.It was a tale of two halves when the Indian River High School and Sussex Academy girls’ lacrosse teams met for the...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:57am

Coastal Kayak to host fundraisers May 22, June 19

Coastal Kayak of Fenwick Island will be host two more fundraisers for two local charities this summer: Cancer Support Community and Delaware Audubon Society.

On Sunday afternoon, May 22, Coastal Kayak will hold their 15th Annual Paddle for...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:53am

Tautog season closed through July 16, posession prohibited

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded anglers that landing and possession of tautog in Delaware are prohibited from May 12 through July 16 and again Sept. 1-28, regardless of where the fish was caught...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:33am

Extra Points — May 13, 2016

Cleavinger named Orioles’ Minor League Pitcher of the Month

Delmarva Shorebirds relief pitcher Garrett Cleavinger has been named the Baltimore Orioles’ Pitcher of the Month for April.

The first Delmarva pitcher to earn the award from the...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 8:08am

Tripple Overtime: I don’t want to blame it all on El Niño, but it certainly didn’t help

“I haven’t seen the sun in so long that I can hardly remember what it looks like anymore…” would be a grossly exaggerated statement and, also completely inaccurate, if I were to make it.


But, even so, all this rain has been pretty...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:59am

Indians roll Sussex Academy 9-0 on Senior Night

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: From left to right, seniors Madi Mercer, Davina Baine, Brooke Beam, Marias Mateo-Matias, Aline Check-Guzman, Kayla McCarra, Emma Engel, Emma-Lee Merrick and Hope Pearce gather on senior night.The Indian River High...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:47am

Cape snaps IR baseball win streak

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: IR freshman Grant Argo makes a play at third against Cape on Tuesday, May 10.Headed into their Tuesday, May 10, matchup against Cape Henlopen, the Indian River High School baseball team was riding a three-game win...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:38am

Vikings slide past Indians in 6-4 comeback

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR freshman catcher Grace Snyder gets ready to make the tag on Cape junior shortstop Sara Lallier on Tuesday, May 10.The bats were hot for the Indian River High School softball team during their matchup against...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:28am

Paddle Second Chance set for June 25

Paddle Second Chance (PSC) this week announced their fourth annual stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak day of racing and fundraising for Operation Second Chance (OSC), set to take place June 25.

OSC is a non-profit organization committed...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:21am

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, May 12, 2016 - 7:11am

IRSD to offer summer hockey camp

The Indian River School District Community Education Department is offering a Summer Field Hockey Camp for girls ages 8-14 at Millsboro Middle School from Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23. Sessions will be held each day from 8 to 11 a.m...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:07am

Wildlife-area visitors asked to respect state’s natural resources

With the arrival of spring weather, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are increasing patrols and monitoring state wildlife areas, fishing piers, public boat launching facilities and multi-use areas for visitor safety and compliance, as...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:06am

Coastal Kayak to host fundraisers May 22, June 19

Coastal Kayak of Fenwick Island will be host two more fundraisers for two local charities this summer: Cancer Support Community and Delaware Audubon Society.

On Sunday afternoon, May 22, Coastal Kayak will hold their 15th Annual Paddle for...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:02am

Tripple Overtime: If the ‘Running Man Challenge’ is cool, then Coach Ayers is Miles Davis

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into last Tuesday. Literally. In fact, even while I was getting myself into it, someone said: “Hey Tripp, what did you get yourself into?” And I said: “I don’t know.”

So but anyway, I showed up at...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:15am

That’s 100!

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River senior Brooke Beam celebrates with teammates after scoring her 100th career goal on Tuesday, May 3.If no one had told her, she wouldn’t even have known.

According to her teammates, and head...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:15am

IR lax in running for South title after fifth straight win

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior midfielder George ‘G-Mart’ Martin goes to the goal against Smyrna on Friday, April 29.Headed into the fourth and final quarter up 11-3, the Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse team had their fifth win in...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:04am

Indians edged by Riders on the road

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River sophomore midfielder Sammi Whelen goes up for a header against CR junior Lynsy Gruwell on Monday night.It came down to chances.

Headed into their rescheduled match on Monday, May 2, the Indian...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:21am

IR standout Baine to play at Philadelphia University

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River senior Davina Baine and her family announced her plans to play soccer at Philadelphia University next fall.Originally, Davina Baine wasn’t planning on playing soccer when she decided to attend...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:12am

Delle Donne named to U.S. Olympic team, returns to UD

Special to the Coastal Point • USA Basketball: Elena Delle Donne looks to knock down a shot during the USA National team’s 2015 European Tour.She’s been the Rookie of the Year. A three-time All-Star. And even the WNBA MVP.

But now, Elena...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:01am

Tribe wins May Blowout in 12U division

The Tribe 12U won the rain-shortened May Blowout Travel Baseball Tournament for the 12-and-Under division this past weekend, on April 30 and May1 in Fruitland, Md.

Tribe wins May Blowout in 12U division: Coastal Point • Submitted Among the...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:51am

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, May 5, 2016 - 6:36am

Baywood Golf Classic to raise funds for Tunnell Cancer Center patients

The 11th Annual Baywood Golf Classic will take place on Wednesday, June 1, at the championship golf course of Baywood Greens. The event raises funds for Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center, furthering the mission of providing hope and...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:17am

Rehoboth Beach Library Run-for-the-Books 5K set for May 21

What do books and running shoes have in common? On Saturday, May 21, Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library will present its inaugural Rehoboth Run-for-the-Books 5K. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. behind the library on Christian Street and...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:14am