Sports


Crunch time for Indian River tennis

The undefeated Dover High School boys’ varsity tennis team this week held a slight margin over second-seeded Indian River, who gave up their only season loss to Seaford. Seaford rounds out the top three in the conference after slipping to Caesar...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:37pm

Baseball collects wins behind Barrientos

Indian River head baseball coach Howard Smack has emphasized the need for his team to establish an identity. Judging by last week’s 17-6 win over Archmere Academy and Tuesday’s 10-0 Laurel shutout, that identity is becoming clearer, and his name...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:36pm

IR softball picks up the pace against Red Lion and Milford

The Indian River varsity softball team had been up and down, entering the Easter break, but the girls followed up with some wins, including a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over conference rival Milford on Tuesday, April 21. The Lady Indians tacked...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:26am

Opening day kicks off another Little League season

Last weekend, the Lower Sussex Little League (LSLL) got swinging with opening day on Saturday, ushering in yet another season. Chartered in 1966, the LSLL has been one of the most popular organizations in the area and part of the largest youth...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:20am

Poker fever spreads across the coast

In the past few years, poker has erupted into the fastest-growing leisure activity in the country. And in the past few months, Coastal Point has introduced readers to the game’s most popular version, Texas Hold ’Em. Now it’s time to take your...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:11am

Conference title within reach for busy IR

This week and last have marked the busiest part of Indian River’s 2009 tennis schedule, with some of their most pivotal matches on the horizon. Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis teams will play for a shot at the conference, with games...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:04am

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour turns 20

This weekend, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce will once again host one of its most anticipated events of the year, the Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour. Starting in downtown Bethany Beach on Saturday, April 18, riders will pedal a 20-, 35-,...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:45am

Cripple Creek to host Henlopen Golf Championship

Cripple Creek Golf Course General Manager and golf pro Brian Trout will have even more reason to celebrate next month, as if the course turning 25 years old this summer wasn’t enough. Last week, Cripple Creek was selected to host the Henlopen...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:39am

Delaware Bike Summit pulls in peddlers

In two weeks, bicyclists throughout Delaware will come together for a state-wide initiative to promote cycling and safety awareness, with the inaugural Delaware Bike Summit. The summit, scheduled for Friday, April 24, in Dover, is being planned...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:53am

IR’s twin duo help find 5-0 win over Central

The girls’ varsity soccer team at Indian River continued their reign this week, knocking off two more contenders in the regular season. Sophomore twins Miranda and Morgan Warrington, better known to their teammates as “Mi” and “Mo,” each picked...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:29am

Kickboxing program a smash at IRHS

High school athletics are in abundance in the springtime, but not all schedules and responsibilities appeal to every student. For those looking for something different, the Indian River High School Health and Wellness Center began a new...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:27am

Bethany 5 -k to support breast cancer cure

The journeys and struggles of family and friends have had quite an impact on Ann Raskauskas over the years. She has participated in countless fundraisers and gone above and beyond the call of duty to help make a difference in the lives of others...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:23am

Tull trounces Lady Indians on the diamond

Last year, the Indians’ varsity baseball team traveled to Sussex Tech and stole an 11-0 win to pick up their seventh consecutive victory of the season. This year, the tables were turned as the Ravens answered back in a three-and-a-half hour ball...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:22am

Indians shaky on the mound, fall to Tech

Last year, the Indians’ varsity baseball team traveled to Sussex Tech and stole an 11-0 win to pick up their seventh consecutive victory of the season. This year, the tables were turned as the Ravens answered back in a three-and-a-half hour ball...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:17am

Selbyville Middle team hits the track

Selbyville Middle School’s athletic programs have been playing key roles in preparing students for the high-school levels, even if those same sports aren’t available for them when they get to high school. For nearly a decade, the Selbyville...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:44am

IR girl’s soccer continues streak behind strong sophomores

In their first three games of the season, the Lady Indians’ varsity soccer team has averaged over five goals a game and only let up one. They followed up last Saturday’s 4-1 win at Dover with another season victory that gave Polytech their first...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:39am

IR golf team swings

The Indian River High School golf team was able to regain their footing on Tuesday against Red Lion Christian Academy, as they picked up their first win of the year after dropping early losses to Sussex Central and Sussex Tech.

Despite...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:36am

IR baseball stays hot

In their three games this season, the Indian River varsity baseball team has averaged 12 runs per game and let up a combined total of three – a recipe for perfection. The 3-0 Indians are now ready to buckle down after dismantling Caesar Rodney...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:35am

Indians stomp Smyrna Eagles in baseball opener

Indian River head baseball coach Howard Smack wants to take his season a game at a time, and if his squad comes out in every game like they did against Smyrna this past Tuesday, the season should shape up just fine. Even without keynote pitcher...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:56pm

Little League partners bring new hope to young athletes

For more than half a century, Little League has given an outlet for families to come together and allowed young athletes to sharpen their talent in their community. Now, they’ve gone one step further, to ensure the experience can be one to last a...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:53pm

Lady Indians soccer makes short work of Cape in opener

The first-round elimination in last year’s state tournament put a quick halt on Indian River’s girls’ soccer team when they fell to Archmere, but the team bounced back this year with an all-too-familiar runaway game to begin the season. The Lady...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:50pm

Tennis volleys a victory against Lake Forest

Returning their entire starting lineup paid off for the Indian River boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis teams on Tuesday, and they each collected outright, two-set victories across the board against Lake Forest. Both Indian River teams won 5-0 in...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:48pm

Bear Trap plays host to annual NCAA golf tourney

Last weekend, golfers from 22 colleges and universities along the Atlantic coast gathered at Ocean View’s Bear Trap for the 11th Annual NCAA George Washington Invitational. The event – part of the teams’ regular seasons – serves as a tradition...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:44pm

USTA league gets stronger in lower Delaware

Tennis in lower Delaware has not always been what it is now. Sure, there were clubs, clinics and lessons; but four years ago, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) – the country’s largest recreation tennis league – had yet to reach into...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:43pm

IR softball gets a helping hand from Swarthmore

Indians’ first-year head softball coach Chris Megee has been making a smooth transition from the baseball field to the softball diamond, but everything seemed to fall into place last week when the Lady Indians were paid a visit by Swarthmore...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:42pm

Tennis teams rely on familiar faces for upcoming season

With the turn of each school sports season, coaches are often faced with the difficult task of rebuilding and filling in the holes left by last year’s departing seniors. Fortunately for Indian River’s tennis teams, that’s not the case. Both the...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:37pm

Lady Indians celebrate turnaround basketball season at banquet

This past Tuesday, the 2008-2009 Lady Indians’ basketball team gathered one last time for their annual banquet. But the concluded season held a special sentiment as, for the first time in four years, the team produced not only a winning record...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:34pm

IR golf ready to come out swinging

Falling one stroke short of taking the division championship last year may have been discouraging for Indian River head golf coach Paris Mitchell Sr., but with very little rebuilding required and a plethora of talent to work with, he’s hoping the...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:29pm

IR baseball takes a swing at another successful year

As the warmer weather makes its way over the baseball field, the chilly burden of replacing the talent of last year’s seniors is also clearing up for head coach Howard Smack. With promising athletes hitting the dugout and fresh faces willing to...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:34pm

Lady Indians aim for another successful season

Rebuilding the past few years has been one of Steve Kilby’s biggest responsibilities as head coach of the Lady Indians’ varsity soccer team, but he hasn’t disappointed, netting conference title after conference title. In 2007, seven seniors...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:27pm

Bokinsky takes talent on the turf to SVU

For Danny Bokinsky, playing football at the collegiate level was always an aspiration. Earlier this week, it became a reality for the Indian River senior, as he signed his letter of intent with Southern Virginia University.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:24pm

IR hoops close out strong season with Phillips

Even though the season looked grim entering its final week and their record wouldn’t grant them a bid to the state tournament, the Indian River boys’ basketball team finished up strong, rounding out February with wins over Laurel and Delmar. The...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:15pm

IR hoops close out strong season with Phillips

Even though the season looked grim entering its final week and their record wouldn’t grant them a bid to the state tournament, the Indian River boys’ basketball team finished up strong, rounding out February with wins over Laurel and Delmar. The...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:13pm

Junior ROTC program providing equal opportunities

Since establishing the Marine Corps’ Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Indian River High School 11 years ago, Maj. Frank Ryman has helped institute a successful and rewarding system for hundreds of students. Now, more and...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:07pm

Experienced coach turns to Indian River softball in hopes of continuing a legacy

Although he’s fighting off the last of a case of nerves, stepping onto the field as Indian River’s softball coach this year, Chris Megee is anything but discouraged. Despite it being his first time coaching the sport, he said this week that he...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:54pm

USTA and local pro push for youth involvement

This Monday, March 2, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will be promoting Tennis Night in America, a nationwide campaign aimed at getting youth involved with the sport. It will mark the largest registration event ever held by the USTA,...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:46pm

Conference tourney prepares five IR wrestlers for states this weekend

Despite a struggle this season on the mat, the Indian River wrestling team finished out the year with an impressive showing at the Henlopen Athletic Conference championship this past weekend at Caesar Rodney, securing second place as a team and...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:45pm

Dover caps Indian River by six

The Indians River High School varsity basketball team may have come up short Tuesday night as they hosted the Dover Senators, but their performance left no doubt that they could play with the best in the state. Dover came to Indian River...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:22am

IR soccer stars take talent to collegiate level

Indian River High School senior Peter Mais has always shown impressive poise on the soccer field, ever since he donned a River Soccer Club jersey at a considerably young age, and now he has the opportunity to better his skills, committing to West...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:20am

IR season sinks to a close on the mat

The regularly season dwindled to a close for the Indian River wrestling team this past weekend, and although they finished the year 4-11, head coach Jeff Windish was still able to learn a lot. While the road for some on the team has reached an...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:18am

Frye reflects on successful year and potential playoff berth

The Lady Indians padded a three game winning streak on the hardwood last Thursday with a convincing 42-29 win over Woodbridge. A week-long break before their next game gave them all the time and preparation they need to close out their season the...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:17am

Mitchell goes Blue and Gold for Lady Indians

The Lady Indians have bounced back from their four-game losing streak, capturing vital wins this past week over conference contenders Lake Forest and Seaford. The victories last Friday and this past Tuesday brought Indian River back above the ....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:16pm

Jays swoop over Indians in conference bout

As the Indian River High School boys’ basketball season approaches their final stretch, every game is proving to be a crucial one. But Indian River’s matchup on Tuesday against Seaford held considerable significance for Indians first-year head...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:13pm

IR wrestling stomps Dover as season winds to close

The Indian River wrestling team managed to snap their two-week dry spell this past Monday when they defeated Dover 46-28. On the team’s senior night, the win was even more meaningful to the handful of upperclassmen.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:11pm

Indian River boys struggle to bounce back

The Indian River boys’ varsity basketball team was able to break up their four-game losing streak with a win last Wednesday, hosting Sussex Tech, but failed to finish this past week, dropping games to Sussex Central and Caesar Rodney.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:18pm

Marathon 'liberating' for one local woman

For Brigit Taylor, life is all about testing the limits and reaching new goals. She can classify herself as a loving wife and mother, a successful sales manager with Millville by the Sea, even a valued member of the U.S. ski team, but a year ago...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 3:16pm

Lady Indians fall by six to Cape

The Indian River High School sports schedule was cut short this week, due to inclement weather, and the Lady Indians are banking on their cold streak to melt away with the ice and snow. The girls dropped two games last week, including an...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:17am

IR wrestlers bring heart at all levels

Junior-varsity wrestling is not always easy to come by. In fact, Indian River is one of a handful of schools within their conference that sports a team, and this weekend they took to the mat, putting on a strong performance.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:15am

Tennis professionals put families first

Since originating in upper-class England during the late 19th century, the game of tennis has always held a sense of prestige and respect. For that reason, today, the game is still most popular near the top of the social ladder. But, thanks to at...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:08am

Lady Indians try to bounce back on court

With a week since their overtime victory against Milford, the Lady Indians returned to the basketball court this past Tuesday, but were unable to withstand the northern powerhouse from Polytech. From the start, Indian River found themselves...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:07am