Sports


IR softball rolls St. Mark’s in five, wins third straight

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior shortstop Madi McGee makes her way to first during a 12-2 win over St. Mark’s on Saturday, April 1.Since falling to Smyrna in their season opener, the Indian River High School softball team has been on the...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:54am

Indian down Jays for first win, start 1-0 in South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior shortstop Mark Smith turns a double play against Seaford on Thursday, March 30.It was the first pitch of a wind-blown game between the Indian River High School baseball team and Seaford when sophomore CF...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:11am

IR lax off to best start in program history with 18-1 win over DCHS

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : IR senior defenseman Michael Cedano goes up against DCHS’s Hunter Smith on Monday, April 3.It was only 23 seconds into the game when senior faceoff specialist Sam Nitz won the opening draw and got the ball down to...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:58am

Indians conquer Cape in Kilby Clash, ready for Tech

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR sophomore defender Mackenzie Gorey squares up against Cape’s Ryleigh Elliot on Tuesday, April 4.It was a strange week for surfaces for the Indian River High School soccer team.

After getting the season...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:52am

Extra Points — April 7, 2017

Evans and Lingo medal in Sussex Tech golf win over IR

The Sussex Technical High School golf team defeated Indian River 187 to 204 at Cripple Creek on Tuesday, April 4, as the Ravens improved to 3-0 on the year, while the Indians fell to 2-3....

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:49am

Indian River seniors put golf league on course to growth

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Dick Bradley shows off his plaque given by members of the South division of the Indian River Golf League.Dick Bradley has been a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan and, until he retired, an...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:34am

Tripple Overtime: ‘Umbrellalypse Now’ (Sherry Brannon sells hotdogs, and also umbrellas, by the seashore)

The following is based on a true story… loosely. [Editor’s note: When Tripp says “loosely,” he means “very loosely,” as in “not at all relating the reality of the actual situation.”]


To tragically misquote Robert Duvall’s character...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:21am

Indians make statement in opener with 19-5 win over Red Lion

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : IRHS senior George ‘G-Mart’ Martin notches one of six goals on the day during a 19-5 win over ReThe offense was clicking on all cylinders when the Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse team put up 19 points to...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:15am

IR girls’ lax roars over Red Lion for first win

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR freshman Kaylee ‘K-Hall’ Hall celebrates shoeless after scoring her first career goal against Red Lion on Saturday, March 25.It was a game of firsts.

Not only did the Indian River High School girls’...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:01am

Indians take down Central 9-0, fall to CR

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IRHS senior forward Maddie Hogsten moves the ball forward on Central junior forward Jenni Ramirez on Thursday, March 23.After getting the season started with a 9-0 win over Sussex Central on Thursday, March 23,...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:36am

‘Hanging on to perfection’

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team is ‘hanging on’ to hopes of another undefeated season this spring.They may have lost the majority of their starting defense from last season, but that doesn’t mean...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:28am

IR golf looking to bounce back from losses to CR, Delmar

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IRHS sophomore Ryan Stone tees off at Cripple Creek on Thursday, March 23.It’s the exact way last season started, with early-season losses to perennial powerhouse Caesar Rodney and Henlopen South rival Delmar....

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:15am

Tripple Overtime: Kyrie and Shaq think the earth is flat, and so can you (science is a liar sometimes)

I’m not going to stand here and present some egghead scientific argument based on fact. I’m just a regular dude. I like to watch football, quote Chevy Chase movies and crank the radio when Motley Crüe comes on. Rock, flag and eagle, if you know...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:01pm

‘Gait Expectations’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: After making history as freshmen, this year’s seniors are ready to leave their lacrosse legacy at Indian River.Goalkeeper Hayden McWilliams was one of two freshmen starting on a senior-dominated Indian River High...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

IR softball ready to take swing at return to state tournament

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indian River High School softball team, minus senior shortstop Madi McGee.It’s a particularly special season for head coach Erika Murphy and the Indian River High School softball team.

After she took...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:45pm

Town of Ocean View proclaims official ‘Sarah Lydic Day’

Coastal Point • Submitted by Mike McGowan: ‘Sarah Lydic Day’ is scheduled for Sunday, April 2, when Lydic will take on the country’s best youth golfers at the Drive, Chip & Putt national finals in Augusta, Ga.It has been decreed.

Next...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:32pm

IR boys’ tennis aiming to get back in South title discussion

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore Brian Quezada will team up with sophomore Luke McCabe on the first-singles team this season.Coming off a down season in 2016, and with the Henlopen South division wide open in 2017, the Indian River High...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:27am

IR girls’ tennis ready to defend Henlopen South title

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore Analyee Marquez is one of the newcomers vying for a doubles spot this season.They may have graduated six seniors from a Henlopen South championship squad last season, but after seeing their biggest...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:19am

Extra Points — March 24, 2017

IR softball raising money for pediatric cancer

The Indian River High School softball team is offering fans and community activists an interactive way to make a difference, raising money for the “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” campaign during the...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:04am

Bomhardt homers send Hawks soaring over Saint Peter’s

Coastal Point • Submitted by Gabe Rhodes: IRHS grad Eliza ‘The Lizard’ Bomhardt hit her first and second career home runs for the University of Hartford softball team on Monday, March 20.After recording her first NCAA career hit earlier this...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:58am

Tripple Overtime: ‘The Return of Captain Blood’ and other R. Chris Clark-less spring stories

It’s a phrase I never imagined I’d be able to use with a straight face: “Man — I could really use the help of R. Chris Clark right about now.”


As you may know, the whereabouts of the formerly famous Coastal Point focus-puller and...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:09am

‘A Few Great Men’

Coastal Point • File Photo: From left, former IR head coach Howard Gerken, IR graduate Josh Mercer, current IR head coach Steve Kilby and IR graduate Chris Conover take part in the Indian River High School Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:04am

Central grad Long trades in blue for green to lead IR baseball squad

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sussex Central grad D.J. Long takes over as coach for the Indian River High School baseball team this season.On his first day of practice after taking over the Indian River High School baseball team, first-year...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:51am

Ocean View’s Lydic headed to Augusta

Coastal Point • Submitted by Mike McGown: Ocean View’s Sarah Lydic is headed to Augusta, Ga., for the Drive, Chip & Putt national finals on Sunday, April 2.Ocean View’s very own Sarah Lydic will soon be headed to Augusta for the national...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:43am

New attitude, new expectations for IR girls’ lax in second year

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team has high hopes for their second varsity season.Last year, there was a new team. This year, there’s a new attitude.

Relying heavily on seasoned vets, such...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:35am

Extra Points — March 17, 2017

Bomhardt back on the diamond, tallies first career NCAA hit, run

Getting back out on the field has been a battle for Indian River High School graduate Eliza Bomhardt, after an injury forced her to sit out her senior season for the Indians in 2016...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:31am

Tripple Overtime: How Emilio Estevez may or may not have inspired female hockey players from the Middle East and/or everywhere

Emilio Estevez. You either love him, hate him, are completely indifferent to him, are somewhat indifferent to him, have another unspecified opinion of varying nature about him, or have no idea who he is. He’s just one of those classic ’80s movies...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:59am

State champs!

Coastal Point • Submitted: Senior Sam Nitz, left, and senior Rachel Burke, right, hoist the championship trophy with the rest of the Indian River High School competitive cheer team at Smyrna High School on Sunday, March 5.The Indian River High...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:47am

‘A resurgence on the mats’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior Jared Arlett is one of nine seniors set to graduate for the Indians.It’s been, without a doubt, a history-making season for the Indian River High School wrestling team.

Not only did the Indians post...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:40am

Coastal Delaware Running Festival on pace for biggest turnout yet

Coastal Point • Submitted : Runners at the starting line of the 2015 Coastal Delaware Running Festival.Delaware’s biggest road-race weekend is about to get even bigger.

After seeing nearly 2,400 racers turn out last spring, Coastal...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:31am

Extra Points – March 10, 2017

River Soccer sign ups still under way until March 15

There’s still a chance to sign up for the outdoor spring recreational season at the River Soccer Club, with registration remaining open through Wednesday, March 15.

While registration is...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:27am

IR boys’ hoops on the upswing after return to playoffs

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior guard Colby Chandler goes for a lay up against Milford on Feb. 7. Chandler is one of three seniors set to graduate for the Indians.Having been sent off with a pep rally in their honor as they headed into...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:07am

Tripple Overtime: The Tribe Top Five (Winter sports 2017 edition)

With the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team set to make their first state tournament appearance since 2014, winter sports certainly aren’t over yet.


But headed toward the finish line of one of the most successful...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:45am

Grow, McIntire break IR school records at states

Coastal Point • Submitted : IR swimming head coach Colin Crandell, left, and senior Lindsey Grow, right, celebrate after the DIAA state finals held at the University of Delaware on Saturday, Feb. 25.The goal for head coach Colin Crandell and his...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:36am

IR, Central wrestlers see top finishes at DIAA individual championships

Coastal Point photos • Tripp Colonell: A collective six wrestlers from Indian River High School and Sussex Central made it to the DIAA state finals this past weekend, including, from left, Brandon Bautista, Lucas Hudson, Will Rayne and Blake...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:08am

IRSD to launch Tribe Lacrosse rec league this spring

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River High School coaches Jim Dietsch, left, and Dave Spencer, right, instruct players during last summer’s Sharp Shooter Lax Shooting Camp.
First there was a team at district high schools, then a...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:58am

Extra Points – March 3, 2017

Coastal Delaware Running Festival registration open

“Delaware’s Coolest Marathon” is set to make its return to Dewey Beach this April 21-23, with online registration already open for the Coastal Delaware Running Festival.

The Boston...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:55am

Tripple Overtime: Voting ‘yes’ on IRSD referendum kind of important

Calling all tennis players. Calling all golfers ready for shotgun starts. Calling all shuffle-board players, 5K runners, jazzercise jazzers, yoga’ed-out yogis, grayed-out barrel-riders, cast-out fish-finders, and even calling all 65-year-old...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:33am

Joseph earns 200th career win on the courts

Coastal Point • File Photo: From left, freshmen K.J. Custis, ORyin Morris, sophomore Jamier Felton, head coach B.J. Joseph, sophomore Antonio Jones and senior Thomas DiBuo, after Joseph’s 200th career win.They call him “The Fixer.” Mostly because...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:21am

IR freshman Rayne wins Henlopen Conference 106 title

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR freshman Will Rayne and Caesar Rodney sophomore Mike Primo square up in the 106 finals.He may be just a freshman, but that doesn’t mean that Indian River High School 106-pounder Will Rayne wrestles like one....

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:11am

Central’s Hudson edges IR’s Marcozzi for HAC title at 182

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Central’s Luke Hudson goes for a shot against Indian River’s Zeke Marcozzi during the 182 Henlopen Conference finals.It was, without question, one of the main events. If not the main event, even.

After...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:04am

Extra Points – February 24, 2017

IR boys' hoops finishes 12-8, ready for playoffs

After capping the regular season with a 12-8 record, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team is looking primed to return to the DIAA state tournament for the first time since the 2013-...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:57am

IR girls’ hoops misses playoffs, earns best finish since 2013

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Seniors Madi McGee, left, and Maggie Ford, right, were honored during a Senior Night ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 17. Headed into the season, the goal for second-year head coach Donna Polk and the Indian River High...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:45am

Tripple Overtime: Indians, Golden Knights unified by Unified (The definitive Josh Timmons interview Pt. II)

For basketball fans, or even for fans of just, like, general humanity, it was very exciting. It was very, very exciting.


To put it in perspective, it was the only time I’ve ever seen Point photographer/infamous Inuit/burrito...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:25am

IR girls’ hoops aiming for playoffs after 10th win

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR sophomore center Julia Jordan looks for an open player against Sussex Central on Feb. 7The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team is hoping to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:19am

Indians take second at state duals

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior Jessie O’Neal goes up against a Milford wrestler during the DIAA state finals on Tuesday. O’Neal went on to earn the decision in overtime.The Indian River High School wrestling team was ready to bring...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:11am

Indians knock off Knights, could return to playoffs

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR senior Isaiah ‘Izzy’ Bratton pulls down a rebound against Sussex Central on Thursday. Bratton was recently selected as a Blue-Gold All-Star.In front of a packed house last Thursday, Feb. 9, the Indian River...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:05am

IR swim team racks up PRs, podiums at conference championships

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior Landon Seeney competes in the 100-yard breaststroke during Saturday’s Henlopen Conference swimming championships at Sussex Academy.Going up against some of the state’s stop talent at the Henlopen Conference...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:53am

Hundley, White to take over SMS track-and-field

The Selbyville Middle School track-and-field team is about to get a whole lot of experience. More than 40 years of experience, to be almost exact.

Taking over the Indians as head coach this spring will be Focus Multi Sports director Rick...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:47am

Indians send seniors out with win, headed for state duals

It’s been a historic season so far for the Indian River High School wrestling team.

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indian River High School wrestling team celebrated senior night with a win over Woodbridge on Friday.And while the...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:05am