Sports


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

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 - 6:12am

Fish & Wildlife seeking shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is inviting anglers and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured either on the cover or inside the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide, to be...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:09am

DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K set for May 22

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) announced this week that the seventh annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Tanger Outlet Center (Seaside) in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, May 22.
This year’s race is being...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:01am

Walt Jones auction to benefit Sussex County Habitat

The Walt Jones Memorial Project will host its Annual Auction Night to benefit Sussex County Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, May 12, at Bethany Blues in Lewes from 5 to 9 p.m., and the public is invited. Admission is free, and appetizers are...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 5:58am

Walk the Boards for Parkinson’s set for May 14

Advocates and supporters can Walk the Boards for Parkinson’s on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Rehoboth Beach.
At the bandstand, there will be a variety of exhibitors providing information on various services available to...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 5:55am

Sports at the Beach opens new indoor sports academy

Originally conceived as a year-round destination where baseball players, teams and coaches could work out, receive instruction and training, and attend skill camps, the Indoor Academy at Sports at the Beach (SATB) in Georgetown — new this spring...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 5:53am

Indian River School District 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 5, 2016 - 5:49am

IR track sets school records in home opener

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Sophomore Carly Collins, right, celebrates with junior Madelyn Parcells after Parcells’ state preliminary qualifying jump.The Indian River High School track team got more than just two key wins over Seaford and...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:35am

Indians down Delmar, Dover to keep playoff hopes alive

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior goalie Hayden McWilliams makes a critical save in the final minute against Dover to allow the Indians to hang on for the win.Coming off a 13-5 win against the Salisbury School and sitting at 2-4 on the...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:21am

IR girls’ lax falls to Padua in back-and-forth battle

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore goalkeeper Mya Parks makes one of a career-high 15 saves against Padua on Monday, April 25.The Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team already had three wins on the season. But, oddly enough, none...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:09am

Indians down Dover, Smyrna to stay unbeaten

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior Madi Mercer tries to get forward on a Dover defender on Saturday, April 23.It was all about the harmony when the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team took on Dover on Saturday, April 23.

Just...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 9:51am

Indians end blues with 9-4 win over Jays

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Freshman pitcher J.J. Killen eyes the strike zone after getting the start against Seaford on Saturday, April 23.The momentum was all but lost for the Indian River High School baseball team headed into their...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 9:17am

Cain, Lovelace cap win in extra sets for IR girls’ tennis

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior Tiffany Cain knocks down a shot while junior Mariayna Lovelace waits for the return during the duo’s third set against Lake Forest on Monday, April 25.Not only was their game on the line when Tiffany Cain...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:22am

Special Olympics soccer skills competitions to be held statewide

More than 1,000 Special Olympics Delaware athletes and Unified partners (peers without a disability) will compete in soccer events across the state during the month of May.
At the competitions, athletes either participate individually or...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:18am

IRHS BPA, FFA to host color-run fundraiser

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, April 28, 2016 - 7:08am

IRHS BPA, FFA to host color-run fundraiser

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, April 28, 2016 - 7:04am

NARFE golf tournament to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research

Registration is under way for the annual golf tournament to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and the Sussex Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, sponsored by Coastal Sussex Chapter 1690 of the National Active & Retired Federal...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:56am

Ryman named head professional for Sea Colony Tennis

Veteran teaching pro and accomplished junior and collegiate player Jeff Ryman has joined Sea Colony Tennis as the Bethany Beach-area program’s new head tennis professional.

“Jeff brings a diverse tennis experience to the Sea Colony,” said...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:52am

By a 'Shu-String!'

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Senior Emiley Shuey rushes toward her teammates after netting the game-winning goal in overtime against Salisbury School on Monday, April 19.Emiley Shuey matched a career high with eight goals on Monday, April 18...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:59am

IR lax scorches Salisbury School with 13-5 win

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior goalie Hayden McWilliams prepares to make one of 18 saves on the day against Salisbury School on Monday, April 19.Not only did the Indian River High School lacrosse team get a much-needed win against the...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:34am

IR soccer standouts Walls, Check-Guzman headed to next level

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River High School seniors Ian Walls and Aline Check-Guzman will both take their soccer talents to the next level next season, with Walls headed to Moravian College and Check-Guzman to Wesley College.Neither...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:11am

Future of IR soccer on display in 9-0 win over Seaford

Coastal Point photos • R.Chris Clark: From left to right, Isabella Keith, Grace Engel, Kayla McCarra and Skyler McClure all netted their first career goals on Thursday, April 21.Seven different players scored in Indian River High School’s 9-0 win...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:42am

IR softball gets back in swing with 6-2 win over Parkside

Coastal Point • R.Chris Clark: Sophomore DH Damya Williams waits for the call after sliding into second against Parkside on Monday, April 19.Falling to 1-3 after a loss to Sussex Tech on Friday, April 8, was a low point for the Indian River High...

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:03am

Tripple Overtime: If the Mighty Ducks can beat Murphy’s Law, then the Indians can, too

Everything was going pretty good last Friday.

For once, there was only one home game to cover that night. For once, the sun was starting to show again. And for once, Point photographer Chris Clark was actually in Sussex County, instead of...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:03am

The win is in!: IR girls’ lax downs DMA in historic home opener

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior midfielder Lexi Haden gets past the DMA defense for one of her four goals last Thursday.First, it was No. 2 Polytech. Then, No. 1 Cape Henlopen. If starting the season against the state’s top two teams wasn’...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:43am

Tech wrecked!: Indians clip Ravens 6-2 in anticlimactic rivalry

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: IR senior midfielder Brooke Beam tries to avoid impact on tackle that would result in a Tech yellow card on Tuesday, April 12.It’s what Indian River High School head soccer coach Steve Kilby often refers to as “big...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:37am

Strike Out ALS 5K Run/Walk set for April 30

Coastal Point • File Photo: The second annual Strike Out ALS 5K starts off at Camp Barnes last May.The Strike Out ALS 5K Run/Walk is back for its third year and scheduled to get under way on Saturday, April 30.

As always, the event will...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:14am

Coach Woo takes over soccer-clad IR tennis squad

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior third singles player Patrick Mochiam returns a shot against Worcester Prep during the Indians’ first match of the season.Worcester Prep may have bested the Indians 4-1 on Wednesday, April 6, but it was Mac...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:51am

Extra Points — April 15, 2016

Fox’s Pizza in Millville to host dine-and-donate for IR girls’ lax

Fox’s Pizza of Millville will host a dine-and-donate for the Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. Proceeds from food...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:36am

IR lax tames Red Lion with second-half surge

Coming off a tough test against Berlin, Md.’s Worcester Prep, the Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse team was looking for redemption on the road at Red Lion on Monday, April 11, and that’s exactly what they got with a 16-7 win.

After...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:28am

Thunderstruck!: Indians douse Bucs 4-0 in rained out match

They only played one half, but that’s all the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team needed to clinch a 4-0 division victory over Milford on Thursday, April 7.

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert

Just minutes into...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 2:57pm

Triple Overtime: ­If missing out on sports moments and not knowing acronyms is cool, then call me Miles Davis

All the cool kids have been saying it for a while, which is why it’s so surprising that I’m just learning about it now.

If you’re like me, you don’t really keep up with slang and acronyms and LOL this and ROFLMAO that, and when people...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:32am

Indian River softball takes down St. Mark’s 6-0 for first win

Special to the Coastal Point • Jill Corrozi Collins: Junior 1B Sami Mumford goes to throw out a St. Mark’s runner during the Indians’ 6-0 win on Saturday.They could have gone to Florida. They could have gone to the Outer Banks. But for spring...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:29am

IR’s Anderson headed to DRFC Blue-Gold All-Star Game

Coastal Point • Submitted: Anderson and Blue-Gold buddy Layne Twigg of Roxana.There were a lot of names submitted for the DRFC Blue-Gold All-Star football game this year, by both coaches across the state and by Indian River High School head coach...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:26am

Indians drape Cape 6-1, start 2-0

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: IR freshman midfielder Grace Engel fights for possession against Cape sophomore midfielder Haley Schnupp on Tuesday.It was a bright, cold day in April, but the Indian River High School girls’ soccer team started...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:00am

IR baseball falls to top-ranked St. Mark’s, 7-3

The Indians may have faced their toughest test to date against St. Mark’s (4-0) on Saturday, April 2. And despite a 7-3 loss, they may still have played their best ball of the season thus far.

“We took a step forward. If we play like that...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:44am

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