Sports


Conference Champs! Mochiam nets game winner in OT to send IR past Cape

Coastal Point photos • R. Chris Clark: The Indian River High School soccer team took down Cape Henlopen in the Henlopen Conference Championship game on Tuesday night. Senior goal keeper Ian Walls makes one of his 13 saves on the night.In a match...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:49am

IR, Central cross-country takes on Cape, Smyrna at UD Lewes campus

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River senior Mason Sanders is pumped up as Major Frank Ryman adresses runners before an IR home meet earlier this season.Local cross country teams capped the regular season at a quad-meet held at the...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:16am

Extra Points — November 6, 2015

Second Annual Gabby Gobble 5K set for Thanksgiving Day

After seeing 592 runners compete in the first annual event, the Gabby Gobble 5K is back for year this Thanksgiving Day to benefit the Get Well Gabby Foundation.

The race will...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:13am

IR hockey rebounds from Milford with 2-1 win over Hodgson

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Madi McGee tries to get through the Milford defense on Thursday, Oct. 30.It was an up and down week for the Indian River field hockey team, but after falling to Milford 5-0 on the road, the Indians bounced...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:11am

Tripple Overtime: Soccer’s more than just a sport in Sussex County

I wasn’t much of a soccer fan before I moved to Delaware… and for good reason.

The only things I knew about the most popular sport in the world was based off my one-game stint on the Red Team when I was 6, and the year I spent living with...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:28am

IR cross-country gears up for Henlopen championship after missing division title

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior Donald Hattier races toward the finish line on the final stretch of the Indians’ cross-country meet at Blairs Pond State Park on Wednesday, Oct. 21.The division was up for grabs when the Indian River cross-...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:26am

IR hockey edged by Lake on last-minute goal

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior defender Maggie Ford makes a stop against Lake Forest on Tuesday, Oct. 27.Coming off a performance in which they held the No. 1 ranked team in the state scoreless for 35 minutes, the Indian River field...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:23am

Late scores from Cruz, Izzo send IR soccer past Sussex Academy

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore Gardo Velasquez looks upfield during the Indians’ 3-1 win over Sussex Academy on Thursday, Oct. 22.It was anyone’s game until the 66th minute.

That’s when Indian River sophomore forward Oscar Cruz...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:20am

Second-half rally stuns Indians at Woodbridge

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior quarterback Jake Hudson lines up for the next play at Woodbridge last Friday night.It was a tale of two drastically different halves when the Indians (3-4, 3-1) traveled to Woodbridge (4-3, 2-1) for the Blue...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:02am

IR volleyball nets five straight after Senior Night

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior Shelby Cannatelli, left, celebrates with teammates Sami Mumford, right, and Tiffany Rybicki, far right, on the Indians' senior night on Thursday, Oct. 22.After a back-and-forth first game against Sussex...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:00am

Extra Points — October 30, 2015

Boys’ and girls’ basketball leagues registration open at OCRP

Sign-ups are under way for OCRP boys’ and girls’ basketball leagues held at the Northside Park Recreation Complex this November. Players from grades 3 through 12 are encouraged...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:57am

Selbyville, Millsboro battle on courts in historic match

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The Selbyville and Millsboro middle school volleyball teams faced off in a historic matchup on Monday, Oct. 26, after both programs launched their first-ever seasons this fall.Selbyville Middle School and Millsboro...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:41am

Tripple Overtime: The Bethesda ‘Attack Owl’

To misquote Jack Kerouac, I’m writing this column because we’re all going to die.

While most people probably accept this as an inevitability somewhere off in the far distant future, I can only assume that the days are numbered for...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:05am

Homecoming Kings: Indians take control of South with 22-18 homecoming win over Milford

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior WR/DE Barry Hooper is amped up during the fourth quarter of the Indians’ comeback win against Milford, Homecoming night, Friday, Oct. 16.“Deshawn? You ready?”

That’s what Indian River High School head...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 5:53am

IR girls’ cross-country snaps CR win streak to start 6-0

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River senior Aline Guzman keeps pace during the girls’ historic win over Caesar Rodney on Wednesday, Oct. 14.The Caesar Rodney High School girls’ cross-country team was on a 44-meet win streak and coming off...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 5:19am

Indians set sights on South after wins over Dover, Laurel

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River junior defender Patrick Mochiam with a sliding score against Dover on Tuesday, Oct. 20.With only three games left in the regular season, the Indian River High School soccer team seems to be hitting...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 9:11am

Seniors rally to 42-6 win in IR Powder Puff game

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Senior Kayla Hubener with a run up the middle.After falling 21-2 as juniors last year, the Indian River High School seniors were looking for redemption when they went to take on this year’s juniors for the annual...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:29am

Banged-up IR volleyball squad falls to Central

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River junior Sammi Mumford makes the play at the net when the Indians faced Sussex Central on Tuesday.Coming off two straight losses that both went to five games, the Indian River High School volleyball team...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 5:52am

Extra Points — October 23, 2015

SMS volleyball 7-0 after wins vs. Georgetown, Fifer

The Selbyville Middle School volleyball team stayed undefeated, improving to 7-0, during their first-ever season, with wins over Georgetown and Fifer middle schools last week.

...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 5:48am

Tripple Overtime: Terrible news: I accidentally like a Justin Bieber song (accidentally)

When it comes to music collections, I’m too young and I’m also too old.

Unfortunately, my generation long missed eight-tracks and record players, but even more unfortunately, iPods and MP3 players were invented before our musical tastes...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 8:05am

IR football hurdles Laurel, lightning to start 2-0 in South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior NT DeAndre ‘D.D.’ Cooper pulls down Laurel quarterback Perez Nichols for a fourth-quarter safety.Don’t call it a comeback.

Down 18-6 before thunderstorms cut the first half 40 seconds early, the...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 8:02am

IR, Central hockey ends in 1-1 stalemate after McDowell’s last-minute goal

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River senior Callie McDowell sends a shot past the Central defense to tie last Thursday’s game at 1-1 with less than two minutes remaining.As field hockey interest in the Indian River School District returns...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:26am

First home meet ends in milestones/personal records for IR cross-country

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: IR Senior Blayne Gates closes in on a Dover runner during the final stretch of the quad-meet held at Indian River on Wednesday, Oct. 14.You’ve gotta get fierce.

It’s what Indian River assistant cross-...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:00am

Sussex Tech edges IR with goal in 78th minute

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sussex Tech senior goalkeeper Anthony Hitchcock and Indian River junior midfielder Mikie Mochiam go up for a corner kick during the first half of Tuesday’s game.It was a game that went down to the wire between...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:48am

Tripple Overtime: Indians ‘on fire in the rain’ during Thursday Night Football debut

“G-Mart is on fire in the rain” is a comment that I shamelessly copyright-infringed upon for this week’s football article when I saw it posted on the Indian River High School sports app live scoreboard.

Partly because I knew that IR...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:47am

Indians wash out Seaford 48-0 in nor’easter, look towards Laurel

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior running back Isaiah Morris and senior tight end DeAndre ‘D.D.’ Cooper celebrate after Morris' 19-yard touchdown run against Seaford Thursday night.Despite the pouring rain, the Indian River High School...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:35am

IR soccer back on track with 1-0 win over Central

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Indian River junior midfielder Mac Smith knocks a header during the Indians’ 1-0 win over Sussex Central on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Smith scored the lone goal in the matchup off an assist from junior Johan Cordoba.While...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:29am

Extra Points — October 9, 2015

Jarmon breaks out in last-minute thriller

The University of Delaware Blue Hens managed a big win over previously No. 25-ranked William & Mary on Saturday, Oct. 3, and Indian River High School grad Jamie Jarmon managed a break-out game...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:27am

Tripple Overtime: Krash says the ‘Steele Cage,’ and so can you

You know that guy who wears the green-and-gold bandana and the pink boa who does the play-by-play at Indian River High School football games on Friday nights? The one that only on the rarest of occasions accidentally leaves the mic on without...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:58pm

IR volleyball nets first win over Milford, 1-1 in South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior Kaya Ziskay puts the ball back over the net during the Indians’ first win of the season against Milford on Thursday, Sept. 24.It was almost as if they had to lose the first game.

After falling behind...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:50pm

Indians edged 2-1 in new-look Kilby Clash

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore forward Oscar Cruz looks to set up a scoring chance during the first half of Tuesday night’s game vs. Cape.Nana Kilby didn’t know who to root for.

When she went out to call the coin toss as...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:46pm

‘The season starts now’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Junior running back Montel Phillips keeps the sidelines pumped up during last Friday night’s game.It only takes six games.

Just ask the 2013 Ray Steele-led Indian River High School football team, which went...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:38pm

IR hockey looks to get back on track after loss to Polytech

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior midfielder Madi McGee fights for possession in Tuesday’s game vs. Polytech.After starting the season 3-0, the Indian River High School field hockey team fell to 3-3 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with a 3-0 loss to...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:35pm

Extra Points — October 2, 2015

SMS volleyball wins first-ever match

It’s taken a while for Selbyville Middle School to establish a volleyball team, but it didn’t take the team long to get their first win under head coach Sally Craig. The Indians rolled Sussex Academy...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:33pm

IR, Tech, Delmarva Christian cross-country compete at Seaford

Cross-country runners from three local schools faced off with a fourth team on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with Indian River, Sussex Tech and Delmarva Christian all clashing at the quad-meet held at Seaford High School.

With a deep roster, Sussex...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:29pm

Tripple Overtime: Only Phill can save us from Bike Week this … Bike Week

I was in trouble like five words into that headline. Luckily for me, and for the rest of Sussex County for that matter, whenever we find ourselves in trouble, we can always count on Phill to bail us out. And, luckily for you, I always write...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:38am

Indians edged by Blue Raiders after shutting out Laurel, St. Thomas More

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sophomore Kaleigh Cordrey slices through two Woodbridge defenders on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Despite the loss, the Indians are off to a 3-1 start.There wasn’t an empty seat in the house.

The fans had come out in...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:35am

Indians to face Cape after Tech tumble

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Sussex Tech junior Isaiah Brown lays into Indian River senior running back Isaiah Morris as he reaches out toward the goal line in Friday’s game.Sussex Tech 36, Indians 6

The Indian River high school...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:33am

Indians prep for Cape/Kilby Clash after Sallies’ second-half surge

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Johan Cordoba goes up for a header against Sallies midfielder Jason Blackwell on Tuesday. Cordoba netted three scores in Thursday’s win vs. Delmar.The road hasn’t been easy for the Indian River High School...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:30am

Delmar ringer Covington too much for Indians

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore Carly Collins makes a diving dig against Delmar on Thursday, Sept. 17.Coming off a tough matchup against Caesar Rodney to start the season, the Indian River High School volleyball team was ready to get...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:26am

Extra Points — September 25, 2015

IR field hockey fundraiser at Georgia House

The Indian River High School field hockey team will host a fundraiser at Georgia House in Millsboro on Monday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat buffet costs $18 for adults and $9....

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:23am

Community Tennis Day at Sea Colony on Sunday, Sept. 27

It will be a tennis “free for all” at Sea Colony on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. for the second annual Community Tennis Day. Tennis players of all ages and skill levels are being invited to the world-class center, located at the crossroads...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:23am

Tripple Overtime: Don’t jump ship yet sports fans, there’s plenty of season left

What a difference a day can make. Or, with the beginning of football season, I should say, what a difference a week can make.

Just look at me and that collarbone injury I refuse to stop harping on, in that column I refuse to stop writing...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:29am

Never…more. Haden goal sends Indians past Ravens in OT thriller

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indians rush the field after Lexi Haden's game-winning goal in overtime to beat Sussex Tech on Tuesday, Sept. 15.Don’t stop.

It’s what the players on the Indian River High School field hockey team kept...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:22am

Indians stumble in opener at Linganore, prep for Tech

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior WR Barry Hooper pulls in a pass from senior QB Jake Hudson in the first quarter of Friday's matchup against Linganore.Linganore 49, Indian River 6

Plenty of factors contributed the 49-6 loss that the...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:16am

Extra Points — September 18, 2015

Sturgis makes instant impact at Central

Former Indians’ tailback and notorious speedster KiAnté Sturgis shocked the Delaware high school football world by transferring to Sussex Central for his senior season. However, just one game into...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:14am

Corn to Run set for Sept. 26 in Millsboro

East Coast Garden Center will host the 4th Annual Corn to Run 5K run/walk on Sept. 26. The event is held in a cornfield across the street from East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro and consists of a 3.1 mile run/walk that meanders through the...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:13am

Slam Dunk to the Beach reveals more teams for 2015

Lineup includes some of the country’s best

The Delaware Sports Commission this week announced the national slate of high school teams that will participate in the Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament, which will be held at Cape Henlopen...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:29am

Tripple Overtime: Are you ready for some fall sports?

Pre-season practices are under way. Two-a-days are being attended (twice daily). And sports fans are clamoring for their favorite time of year.

No, I’m not talking about the Baltimore Ravens. No, I’m not talking about the Philadelphia...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:35am

The ‘pack’ is back

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Head coach Frank Ryman instructs his squad during a recent practice.It only makes sense.

Being a sport like no other, and with the emphasis put on “team mentality” last season, the Indian River High School...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:58am