IR girls’ hoops rolls Seaford, falls to Central

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Freshman center Julia Jordan battles under the net against a tough Central defense on Tuesday, Feb. 2.There was nothing familiar about Groundhog Day for the Indian River High School girls’ basketball team this year...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:43am

SMS girls’ hoops caps season with win over rival MMS

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: SMS 8th grader Kaylah Briddell dribbles down court against Millsboro on Monday.There have been plenty of storylines for the Selbyville Middle School girls’ basketball squad this season. Two of the team’s losses...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:37am

Second-half rally sends ‘Gang Green’ past MMS, 47-41

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: SMS 8th grader OrRyin Morris takes on the MMS defense on Monday.Down 24-23 at halftime, the Selbyville Middle School boys’ basketball team rallied behind eighth-grade leaders to jump back out to the lead after the...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:30am

Registration set to open for Bike to Bay Tour 2016

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce this week announced NV Homes/Ryan Homes as the presenting sponsor for the 27th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour. To be held on Saturday, April 16, in downtown Bethany Beach, cyclists have the choice of a...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:24am

Tripple Overtime: You don’t hafta get all Jack Torrance about waiting for Super Bowl Sunday

If you’re like me, you spent this past weekend stuck snowed in watching “The Shining” in Baltimore, worried about who was gonna snap first should the beer run out before the roads got plowed.

But even though I ended up making it back to...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:41am

IR soccer taking over Buffalo Wild Wings this Monday

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The 2015 DIAA State Champs are inviting the community out to Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday night to celebrate their victory.The Indian River High School soccer team made history this past November, when they...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:33am

Cripple Creek’s Sunderlin inducted to USPTA Middle States Hall of Fame

It’s not surprising that Drew Sunderlin already had plans when he got the call telling him to mark his calendar for Nov. 20.

Coastal Point • Submitted: Drew Sunderlin enjoys the honors at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Princeton, N...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 5:45am

Herlihy honored by Puerto Rico Surfing Hall of Fame

When Danny Herlihy made his way down to Rincon to be honored by the Puerto Rico Surfing Hall of Fame and participate in the Legends Surf Classic last week, he made the trip with family and friends. He got up to speak in front of an array of other...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 5:38am

Fish & Wildlife launches ‘Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler’

Delaware residents, as well as anglers visiting the First State, can now use the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s new responsive website, Delaware Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler, at to access...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 5:36am

Tripple Overtime: The mystery of the green-and-gold flannel pajama pants: A classic whodunit

It was just before Christmas, and I remember it exactly, because it was very strange. I had just completed the week’s “Tripple Overtime,” expressing my recently renewed holiday spirit (even though it was still somewhat lacking), and was leaving...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:26am

Indians roll Seaford on Senior Night in divisional dual

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior Arturo Salas congratulates junior Jared Arlett after his 42-second pin against Seaford on Wednesday, Jan. 13.There may have only been five matches on tap when the Indian River High School wrestling squad...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:24am

IR swim wins one, ties one at Milford meet

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior Lindsey Grow competes in a meet against Sussex Central earlier this season. Grow was part of the 400-meter relay team that set a new school record against Milford.January is traditionally a month that Indian...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:15am

Indians put Blue Raiders, All-State center Anderson to the test

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Freshman center Julia Jordan posted her first career double-double against Woodbridge on Tuesday, with 12 points and 10 rebounds.The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team had their work cut out for them...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:56am

Extra Points — January 22, 2016

O’s announce Shorebirds field staff for 2016

With spring training set to get under way next month, the Baltimore Orioles are getting ready for the season, recently announcing the 2016 field staff for its Class A affiliate, the Delmarva Shorebirds...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:23am

Sea Colony Tennis juniors finish year with state rankings

After a year of local and regional tournaments, six Sea Colony Junior Tennis Academy players ended 2015 with USTA Delaware state rankings, including seven Top 10 finishes.

A pair of Sea Colony girls secured Delaware No. 2 spots, as...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:22am

Tripple Overtime: Did you know that January is National Ray Lewis Prevention Awareness Month?

OK, so technically January is actually “National Stalking Awareness Month,” but I refuse to acknowledge it2. It turns out that there is no nationally recognized month for Ray Lewis awareness prevention yet3, but I think we can all agree that...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:41am

Spartans best Indians in double-OT thriller

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Junior guard Gerald Foreman draws a foul while going up for a layup.It was déjà vu all over again, all over again.

After witnessing former Delmar guard Larry “The Menace” Ennis drain a buzzer-beating three...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:32am

Purnell’s pin at heavyweight sends Indians past Laurel, 40-34

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior Montez Purnell greets some fired-up teammates after his pin in the final match of the Jan. 6 duel against Laurel.If the match at heavyweight was a full count with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, then...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:28am

Tripple Overtime: More monkey business: A look at local sports in 2016

If you’re reading this column, it’s probably too late. Also, you might want to get a CAT scan.

I’m, of course, talking about New Year’s resolutions. The ones we make. The ones we say we’ll make. And the ones that, considering it’s Jan. 7...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:41am

Indians bested by Bucs in reunion for Joseph

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior forward DeAndre ‘D.D.’ Cooper looks to set up a fast break against Milford on Tuesday, Jan. 5.It must have been bittersweet for head coach B.J. Joseph.

One on side of the court was a reunion of sorts...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:37am

‘Tail’ of Redemption

Coastal Point • Submitted: Lance Fargo and Sargent von Reiteralm pose for the camera after taking home first place at the Weimaraner Club of America’s National Amateur Field Championship in Ardmore, Okla., in December.For Lance Fargo and his...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:32am

Anglers need to buy fishing licenses for 2016

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded anglers that it’s time to purchase their 2016 Delaware fishing licenses, as 2015 licenses expired Dec. 31. A valid fishing license is required for fishing,...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:32am

Tripple Overtime: 2015 Year in Review: Bring on the Monkeys

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Indian River fans celebrate IR soccer’s state championship win in style with baby powder and hugs for all. IR won the game against Caravel 1-0.It’s almost as hard to believe as Tom Brady in a statement issued by...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:33am

Polk returns home to take over young IR squad

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Donna Polk has returned to Sussex County after being away since 1988, and has taken over as the head coach at Indian River.She’s been away since 1988, but after returning home to Delaware this past May, former...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:28am

Joseph brings Henlopen experience as player, coach to IR

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Head coach B.J. Joseph is in his first year at Indian River, and has plenty of experience taking struggling teams and turning them into winners.He may be in his first season as the head coach of the Indians, but B....

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:22am

Tripple Overtime: A politcally correct Christmas carol (and other Christmas wishes)

Even with all the lights and the Bill Murray Netflix specials and Bethany’s new “Tree of Warmth,” I’ve been Ebenezer Scrooge’ing pretty hard so far this Christmas season. Not really so much to the point where I’m hoarding wealth created by...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:42am

Bear Trap’s Godwin named 2015 USTA Pro of the Year

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Marty Godwin, 2015 USTA Pro of the Year, and his kids Miley and Miles at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View.He’s been backstage with Bruce Springsteen on the set of “Saturday Night Live.” Randy Newman threw him his 40th...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:33am

Indians lead Sussex Academy after suspended meet

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: Junior McKenna Burke takes the lead during the final stretch of the 100-meter butterfly.Both the Indian River High School and Sussex Academy swim teams were undefeated in the Henlopen South headed into their...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:30am

Indians take down DCA 55-37, get back to .500

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark Junior forward Isaiah Bratton goes for a lay up.After starting the season 2-0, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team had dropped three straight. But they got back on track and back to .500 just before...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:24am

Surfin’ Snowman 5-Miler to cap holiday season with ‘twilight run’

Coastal Point • Submitted: Blake Hundley leads the pack at the starting line of the 2013 Surfin’ Snowman 5K in downtown Bethany Beach.There may not be any vampires, but expect to see some Santas and snowmen when the Surfin’ Snowman 5-miler and...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:20am

Extra Points — December 25, 2015

Hair of the Dog, Exercise like the Eskimos set for New Year’s Day

The 5th Annual Hair of the Dog run and 20th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos ocean plunge are set for Friday, Jan. 1, at South Atlantic Avenue and Parkwood Street...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:16am

Indians look to snap streak at DCHS after loss to Woodbridge

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior forward DeAndre ‘D.D.’ Cooper looks to get the ball inside against Woodbridge on Tuesday night.Even after 17 fourth-quarter turnovers, they were still in the game. However, despite stringing together a few...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:41am

Down to the wire: Late free-throws send Wildcats past Indians, 32-36

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore guard Trayona Nock tries to get past a Delmar defender last Friday night.It was a two-point game until it was nearly through, but with less than 30 seconds left on the clock, the Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:28am

First State Pickleball offering indoor play this winter

Coastal Point • Submitted: The First State Pickleball Club holds a ribbon-cutting at their John M. Clayton School-based courts this past summer. This winter, the club will move indoors to the Dave Marshall Tennis & Fitness facilities at The...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:20am

Tripple Overtime: Can we get the Indians a pool, please?

It really is a wonder that the Indian River High School swim team is winning South titles year in and year out, considering that, really, they don’t even have a pool, and that, really, being a school near the ocean, you’d figure swimming would be...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:53pm

IR girls’ hoops edges Prep 23-20

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore forward Latayja Atkins posted a game high 13 points against Worcester Prep on Saturday, Dec. 5.While there wasn’t a lot of scoring, there was a lot of action when the Indians and Mallards faced off on...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:39pm

IR swimming starts 1-0 with conference win over Dover

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: Senior Lauren McCoy, above, leads the pack during the 100-meter Butterfly against Dover on Tuesday, Dec. 8.The Indian River High School swim team graduated a lot of talent from their Henlopen South...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:31pm

New-look Indians take down Mallards 56-45

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior forward Demetrius ‘L.T.’ Jenkins goes up for a basket against Worcester Prep on Saturday, Dec. 5.With a new head coach and revamped roster, the Indian River High School basketball team took to the courts...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:27pm

Extra Points — December 11, 2015

Shorebirds, Orioles extend player development contract

The Delmarva Shorebirds will officially remain a part of the Baltimore Orioles organization through at least 2018, after the two teams signed a two-year player development extension...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:25pm

Tripple Overtime: An apology to Kobe Bryant from a journalist (one that did not ridicule him into retirement)

We all know those journalist types, with all of their pushy questions and all of their twisting words and their Twitter accounts with all of their borderline funny comments. They’re really just the worst, right?

I mean, what kind of person...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:27am

IR among first in state to test Riddell Insite Impact Response System

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: One of the newer helmets on the left, was outfitted with Riddell’s new Insite Inpact Response System, designed to let a coach know exactly when a player takes a certain kind of hit that could impact the player’s...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:23am

Extra Points — December 4, 2015

Surfin’ Snowman 5-miler registration open

With the race less than a month away, registration for the Surfin’ Snowman 5-miler and Santa’s Helper 2-miler Family/Run Walk Challenge is officially open at


Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:18am

State Champs! Indians best Bucs to bring home state title

Every year, the Indian River High School soccer team makes a short list. First there’s the division title. Then the conference championship game. And, finally, the ultimate goal — a DIAA state championship.

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:10am

Tripple Overtime: The Tribe Top 10 — Fall 2015 Edition

The Indian River High School soccer team capped the 2015 fall sports season the right way on Saturday, with their 1-0 state championship win over Caravel and so much excitement that now it all just seems like one long (but awesome) blur of green...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5:53am

Slam Dunk to the Beach releases 2015 schedule

After taking more than a 10-year hiatus before making its return in 2014, the Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament is already gearing up for year two, with the success of last year’s resurgence in the books.

In all, 19 teams...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5:52am

Slam Dunk gears up for second year of its rebirth

Slam Dunk to the Beach had a triumphant return to the local sports scene last year and organizers are planning even more great basketball for this year’s event, slated for Dec. 27-29.

Delaware Sports Commission Chairman Matthew Robinson...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:14am

Tripple Overtime: Kardblock: Only the Redcoats can save us from the Kardashians this app development season

I was standing in the check-out line at Giant last week when I noticed a magazine cover with one of the most disconcerting tag lines that I had ever read: “My Own Story: Khloe Kardashian Breaks Her Silence.”

Now, you can believe me when I...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:30am

Fenwick Turkey Trot to support Lowe family, Neighbors in Need

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Fenwick Island’s Thanksgiving Day tradition always promises to feature the latest in festive fashion from runners, as shown here by the 2014 costume contest winners.Every year the Fenwick Island Turkey Trot adds a...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:26am

Morrow’s last second score sends MMS past SMS

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Millsboro’s Ansley Morrow celebrates after knocking in the game winning shot against rival Selbyville.After being held scoreless for 43 minutes and trailing 1-0, a game-tying goal seemed improbable. And a game-...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:44am

Indians miss playoffs, fall to Central in district rivalry

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: Top, Indian River LB/WR Gianni Gottachalk, left, RB/S George Martin, center, and FB/S Gunnar Moldrik (right) go for the tackle against Sussex Central RB KiAnte’ Sturgis on Friday. Below, IR sophomore WR/DB...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:31am