SODE athletes enjoy Camp Barnes year after year

Over six days last month, more than 110 Special Olympics Delaware (SODE) athletes and 80 volunteer counselors went to Camp Barnes near Bethany Beach for the 15th annual Special Olympics Delaware Summer Camp sessions.

“For a lot of our...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:49am

Tripple Overtime: To RGIII or not to RGIII, that is (probably no longer) the question

“They’re taking another quarterback?”

This is the first thing I heard while sitting at the bar — I mean, eh…coffee shop, when the Washington Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins just three rounds after taking Robert Griffin III as No. 2 overall...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:53am

Henlopen South Football Preview 2015

While it may still be early, the start of training camp and pre-season practices still spells excitement in Sussex County, with the return of high school football.

Teams are reloading. Teams are rebuilding. There are new coaches, new...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:49am

Tribe reloaded: Kilby, new-look Indians set to continue South title streak

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Defender Patrick Mochiam, goalie Ian Walls and midfielder Mac Smith are just three of the players stepping up to make an impact for the Indians in 2015.Every year, the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:44am

‘An exciting time for Indian River volleyball’

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: The future of Indian River High School volleyball looks bright behind a new coaching setup and returning upperclass talent.For three straight losing seasons, the Indian River high school volleyball program has been...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:06am

Deer, dove, resident Canada goose and teal seasons set to open

Delaware’s hunting seasons kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the opening of the archery and crossbow deer season and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas.

Hunters can start adding teal...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:05am

Extra Points — September 4, 2015

Registration still open for Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike

There’s still time to register for the Bethany Beach First Responders Sprinternational Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike, set for Sunday, Sept. 20.

Both individual and team...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:03am

Shorebirds riding win streak into final series

The Delmarva Shorebirds gave fans a show during their final homestand of the 2015 season this week, stringing together a four-game win streak in their series against Hickory.

The streak began with a 3-0 victory against the Crawdads on...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 9:01am

Tripple Overtime: Prescription for a dream

As I lay looking up the Texas-shaped water splotch on the ceiling — the one I’ve been meaning to paint over for approximately two years now — I wondered how I could possibly be so miserable when just yesterday I had lain in the very same place,...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:00am

Raising the bar: IR field hockey sets sights on South

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Top row, seniors Emiley Shuey and Emma-Lee Merrick, and bottom row, seniors Madison Thune, Madison Mercer, Callie McDowell, Paiton Murray, junior Lexi Haden, and senior Emma Engel are ready to help the Indians add...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:58am

Indian River football 2015 preview

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Head coach Phill Townsend (center) takes over for the Indians this season. From left to right, junior RB/CB Gerald Foreman, OG/DE Joe Anderson, FB/S Gunnar Moldrik and WR/LB Gianni Gottschalk show off all the time...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:49am

First State Pickleball Club Summer Classic attracts national talent

Coastal Point • Submitted Pickleballers gather at the John M. Clayton School courts for an aerial shot to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the sport.Frankford was the site of some national pickleball action last weekend, when the First State...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:55am

Extra Points — August 28, 2015

Rehoboth ALS Walk registration open

Registration is open for the 2015 Rehoboth Beach Walk to Defeat ALS, set for Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9:30 a.m. Participants can sign up or donate to groups online at

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:53am

Shorebirds headed for final home stretch

Shorebirds fans will get their final chance to see their team in action in 2015 as Delmarva approaches their final homestand of the season, spanning from Saturday, Aug. 29, to Wednesday, Sept. 2.

They’ll face Hickory during the five-game...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:48am

Lifeguard scholarship race adds 1-mile walk to 4-mile run

Coastal Point • Submitted : Current and alumni Bethany Beach Patrol runners in the 2014 Ed Dean Memorial 4-Mile Race. Athletes and supporters can bring their walking shoes, kids or dog to join some of the Bethany Beach Patrol lifeguards on the...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:16am

First Responders triathlon-duathlon-aquabike set for Sept. 20

The fourth annual Bethany Beach First Responders Sprinternational Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike, sponsored by Meris Properties, will be on Sunday, Sept. 20. Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike proceeds will benefit the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 5:49am

Surf fishing

I think my imagination was initially kindled by the picture of my mother, Alice Barnes, and Carolyn Hughes standing in the doorway of an inn at Bethany Beach, Journey’s End, called “Fort Maggie,” for “Auntie” Margaret Hughes, the...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 3:50am

Local pickleballers rack up medals at National Senior Games

Coastal Point • File Photo : Cheryl Martin won silver in singles for the 50-54 age group, while Butch Martin and Frank Creamer placed finished ninth place in their national category in doubles play.The First State was well-represented by the...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 3:46am

Travel scam doesn’t keep Guam team from World Series

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The girls from Guam had a lot to deal with before they even came close to a softball field this week.

Imagine the horror of arriving at the airport to learn the airline has no record of your plane tickets....

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 3:31am

Delaware Major League girls named Mid-Atlantic champs, regional runners-up

Landing just shy of greatness, Lower Sussex Little League put on a good show last week in Connecticut.
Locally considered the Major League All-Star softball team, the age 11/12 girls were named the Mid-Atlantic champions, though they were...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 3:28am

The girls have arrived... well, almost

Next week, the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana will be inundated with softball players from around the globe, for the Big League and Senior League Softball World Series.

World-class players ranging in age from 13 to 18 will...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:20am

Tripple Overtime: Help me Tom Cruise, it’s the LLWS and I’m on the IR

I found out that I had a clavicle this week. Then, I found out that is was broken. Really broken, actually. Like snapped in half and sticking out all over the place broken. Like Owen Wilson in Act III of the movie “Wedding Crashers” broken...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 9:53am

Surf photogs getting ‘Framed’ in ‘90 Seconds’ show at K-Coast this Friday

Coastal Point • Leigh Dwyer Photography: A crowd gathers for last year’s ‘90 Seconds’ show at K-Coast in Ocean City. This year’s show will be held on Friday, Aug. 31 at K-Coast, and will feature local surf photographers.Last summer, the “90...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 9:48am

First-ever Challenger Division exhibition game set for Softball World Series in Roxana

Coastal Point • Submitted: Challenger Division athletes will exhibit their love of the game at the World Series in Roxana on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m.This year, for the first time, two local Challenger Division teams will participate in...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 9:46am

Cripple Creek offering Junior Membership program

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Josh Kelly and Matt Keller offer group lessons to young adults every Wednesday and Thursday, with a Tuesday tournament at 2:00 p.m.The Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club is giving youngsters a chance to hone...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 9:38am

Lower Sussex clinches two state softball championships

Last July, Lower Sussex Little League had never won a state championship for softball. Less than a year later, they’ve won three — and they’re in the running for a fourth.

Most of the Major League squad that made LSLL history last year...

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 6:24am

Little League Softball World Series coming to Roxana

Coastal Point • File Photo: USA East (Milford) pitcher Shaina Reid is greeted by some fired up teammates after blasting a homer in the 2014 Little League World Series. Right now the Pyle Center is lively with action from local softball All-Stars...

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 6:09am

Tripple Overtime: If being charitable is cool, then Lower Sussex locals are Miles Davis

I was all set to write about the great white shark that tried to eat Mick Fanning while he was surfing in the J-Bay Open this week, but then something more exciting happened.

You see, while Fanning and the shark (who I think we almost...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:37pm

Kalani Robb, Catch Surf crash Bethany Skim Jam, state line

Coastal Point • Submitted: Pro-surfer Kalani Robb was in town for the Catch Surf ‘Get Wet Tour’ this week, stopping by to skim with local groms at state line on Tuesday morning.He’s surfed some of the heaviest waves in the world at Pipeline....

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:37pm

State champs! Again. LSLL Junior League All-Stars return to regional tournament

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: LSLL pitcher Nicole Patille winds up during the state championship game.It took almost three and a half decades to get there. But it only took six and a half innings to get back.

After the Lower...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:37pm

Back to Bristol! LSLL Major League All-Stars win state, headed to regionals

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The LSLL Major League All-Stars celebrate after the last out in Sunday's championship game.
The precedent had been set the year before. And the night before, too.

After the Lower Sussex Little League...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:37pm

Extra Points — July 24, 2015

90 Seconds Movie to host ‘Framed’ on July 31

After featuring local surfers last summer, the “90 Seconds Movie” is putting the emphasis on the talent behind the lens for this year’s showing.

The “Framed” photo contest and exhibition...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:37pm

BREAKING NEWS: Community coming together to send LSLL All-Stars to regionals

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The LSLL Junior League All-Stars won the state title on Saturday night, but they need your help to get to Regionals.After winning their second straight state championship, the Lower Sussex Junior League All-Stars...

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 5:42am

SPORTS UPDATE: Lower Sussex routs Camden-Wyoming 12-1 in six innings

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: LSLL catcher Grace Snyder looks to slide home in the first inning of Wednesday night's game.They only needed six innings.

After third-baseman Kaylah Briddell belted a lead-off single and then stole second...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:23am

Tripple Overtime: Becky Hammon for president, Hillary Clinton for ‘not-president’

Ever since Rachel Armstrong punched me in the stomach for telling her she “threw like a girl” in third grade, I’ve been pretty wary about what I say when it comes to women and sports. That gut-wrenching shot (that I totally didn’t cry from, by...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:40am

Moore gearing up for junior campaign after co-MVP season

Photo courtesy • Salisbury University: Indian River grad Aaron Moore saw a significant role in the Salisbury University backfield in his sophomore season.It’s a situation that he’s been in before. Almost.

A quarterback that can run. A...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:29am

Catch Surf pros to invade Big Sussex/OC on Get Wet Tour

Special to the Coastal Point • Kevin Newcomer: Pro skimboarder and Catch Surf rider Bill Baxter gets some air on his Catch Surf Odysea thruster.A 30-foot camper will make its way to local beaches on Tuesday, and it’s bringing some of surfing’s...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:02am

Summer fishing in full swing at local beaches

Coastal Point • Submitted: The motley crew of the Tunacity, Tim ‘Hook’ Ryan, Glenn ‘Big Fish’ Hessler, John ‘Critter’ Kleinstuber, Rob ‘Skull’ Pleasanton and Jake ‘the Snake’ Lewis, tore up the dolphin at Baltimore Canyon recently. Maybe next...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:59am

Shorebirds win three straight, to host Greensboro through Monday

The ’Birds are back in town, hosting Lexington and Greensboro for a six-game homestand that started on Tuesday, July 14, and will span through Monday, July 20.

After dropping three straight games on the road against Hagerstown, Delmarva...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:03am

Extra Points — July 17, 2015

Epworth to host July Skate Day

After celebrating worldwide “Go Skateboarding Day” last month, Epworth Skate Park in Lewes will host their own “Skate Day” on Sunday, July 19. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:01am

Tripple Overtime: The future of IR softball has got me feeling pretty nostalgic

I kept expecting Todd Fuhrman to pull up driving the Indian River gator last Tuesday. There was softball. There was more than one game to cover. And Point photographer Chris Clark couldn’t help me shoot because of some kind of Seacrets Senior...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 5:47am

LSLL Major League softball clinches third straight District III title

Coastal Point • Submittedl: The LSLL Major League team celebrates after another District III title on Wednesday.The Lower Sussex Major League softball team is headed to the state championship for a third consecutive year.

While their...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 5:43am

LSLL downs Millsboro/Georgetown to clinch Junior League District title

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The LSLL Junior League District III Champions.The count was a full count. The bases were loaded. And the Junior League Softball District III championship was on the line.

But when Lower Sussex Junior League...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 5:29am

FIBP hosts Junior Lifeguard sessions with Penn-Mar Human Services

Coastal Point • Submitted: From left to right: Tim Roberts, David Hahn, Josh Strine, Chris McCarron, FIBP Captain Tim Ferry, Susie Diffenderfer and Andy Reiz.The Fenwick Island Beach Patrol got some new guards last month, when a group from Penn-...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 5:11am

Extra Points — July 10, 2015

FSPC to host Rock ’n’ Roll Pickleball

The First State Pickleball Club will host “Rock ’n’ Roll” Pickleball at the brand new pickleball courts at John M. Clayton Elementary School near Frankford on Saturday, July 18.


Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 5:09am

Swim Ocean City and SUPCUP Races set for July 18

Coastal Point • Stock PhotoSwim Ocean City and SUPCUP are back for a third consecutive year, bringing 1-, 3- and 9-mile ocean swims and 2- and 4-mile standup paddleboarding races to Maryland’s beaches this Saturday, July 18.

The now-annual...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 5:06am

Tripple Overtime: Only Phill can save us from the lifeguards saving us this Fourth of July

First he saved us from the great white Septima during Shark Week. Then, he rivaled the incomparable Liam Neeson to save us from a “The Grey”-type scenario during coyote hunting season.

He vowed to hang it up after that. You can’t be Peter...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:39am

SMS volleyball gearing up for first-ever season

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark: Members of the Selbyville Middle School Volleyball Club will finally have a chance to take the courts against some local competition this fall.Spring volleyball camps have recently come to end, but everything is...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:33am

Sticking with it: IRSD Field Hockey Camp sparking sport’s turnaround in Lower Sussex

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indian River School District Field Hockey Camp capped its second successful summer on Thursday.Field hockey in lower Sussex County was as good as dead.

Indian River High School had gone through winless...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:22am

‘G-Mart’ selected for Under Armour Top 50 Uncommitted Showcase

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River High School midfielder George Martin goes to the goal against Lake Forest this spring. On Saturday, Martin will face off against some of the country’s top talent.They’ll be traveling from all across...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:16am