Sports


Strong showings at conference lead IR tennis stars to state tourney

The Indian River tennis teams put on a stellar performance at the Henlopen Conference Championships this past Friday and Saturday, granting three teams a trip to the state tournament next weekend. The two-day tournament at Sea Colony welcomed...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:06pm

Lady Indians soccer shuts out Laurel, thanks to senior class

As the Indian River girls varsity soccer team stepped out onto the field this past Tuesday to face Laurel, there was a special sentiment in the air. Not only was it one of the last conference games of the year, and the next-to-last home game of...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:03pm

Softball slips to Polytech, gears up for state tourney

Earlier this week, the Lady Panthers of Polytech proved to be too much for the Lady Indians to handle, as they squeezed by a 0-1 win that denied IR the Southern Division title. The Lady Indians on Monday were able to pick up an 11-3 out-of-...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:43pm

IRHS fundraising gets rolling again

In late February, the Indian River Athletic Department kicked off their new fundraising campaign with a successful go-around in the form of a chili cook-off. In a single afternoon, the event saw hundreds of attendants, dozens of entrants and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:37pm

Tennis primes for conference tourney

This weekend, the Henlopen Conference will assemble the top tennis players from the region at the Henlopen Tournament at Sea Colony. Boys and girls singles and doubles teams have been swinging away all season in hopes of capturing the top seeds,...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:55am

All in: Poker tells and reading your opponent

There’s no question that Texas Hold ‘Em poker is a rapidly growing phenomenon, both online and live. The two can be perceived as two entities, entirely, however.

Many players prefer one or the other, as both have their pros and...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:52am

IR Softball picks up ground with conference wins

With the last few weeks of the regular season winding down, there’s one thing on the minds of most of the coaches at Indian River: winning out the schedule.. For first-year head softball coach, Chris Megee, that aim is no exception, and with...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:49am

Lady Indians' soccer team battles for approaching tournament

The Indian River girls’ varsity soccer team split games this week against Delmar and Red Lion Christian Academy, bringing their record to 9-3 on the season, and 8-2 in the Henlopen Conference. With five games crammed into the last week of their...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:46am

Indians’ baseball stretch streak to five with win over Lake

In their past five games, the Indian River varsity baseball team has outscored their contenders 67-11. In four of those games, they have held their opponents to three or less runs. After a shaky start through the first half of the season, this is...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:29am

Indians’ softball rounds the bases for wins over Central, Laurel

“1, 2, 3, Family!”

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor
Amanda Horton rounds second after a triple in the fourth inning against Laurel this past Tuesday. Indian River came out victorious, 18-16.

It is the chant the Indian River varsity...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:49pm

Shutout on the pitch strengthens IR’s shot at states

A Tuesday win over Woodbridge was good enough to bump the Lady Indians’ soccer team into second place on the year, following two season losses in the past two weeks, against Caesar Rodney (9-1, 8-0) and Tower Hill (7-2-1). But with conference...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:45pm

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.

Coastal Point...

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