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

Tripple Overtime: An apology that Tom Brady will never get, for things he never knew I said in the first place

I guess I don’t really have to offer an apology to Tom Brady. That’s not to say he doesn’t deserve one. I just don’t think he needs it.

The guy just won his fifth Super Bowl after orchestrating the greatest comeback since 30 AD,...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:57am

IR seniors ink letters of intent on National Signing Day

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: From top left to right, Arturo Salas, Mac Smith, Zion Howard, Jordi Rodriguez, Johan Cordoba, Lindsey Grow, Sammi Mumford, and Maddie Hogsten all signed NCAA letters of intent on Thursday.The Indian River High...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:44am

SMS wrestling takes fifth at conferences despite ‘rebuilding year’

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: SMS eighth-grader Michael Taylor goes for the win against a GMS wrestler. Taylor finished with a 9-0 regular-season record.It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Selbyville Middle School wrestling team....

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:36am

IR swimming celebrates senior night with wins over Polytech

Coastal Point photo • Shaun M. Lambert: McKenna Burke on her way to a first-place finish in a butterfly event against Polytech.It was all about the seniors for the Indian River High School swim team last Thursday, Feb. 2.

After getting the...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:21am

IR hoops surging with wins over Sussex Academy, Milford

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert Sophomore Jamier Felton goes up for a basket against Milford on Tuesday.The Indian River High School boys’ basketball team is on a roll, racking up back-to-back division wins over Sussex Academy on Friday, Feb. 3...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:12am

Extra Points – February 10, 2017

Delle Donne traded to Mystics, headed to D.C.

WNBA superstar and University of Delaware graduate Elena Delle Donne will make her way back to the East Coast after being traded by the Chicago Sky to the Washington Mystics last week.


Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:55am

Sea Colony gearing up to ‘Ride for Delaware Hospice’

After a one-year hiatus during renovations of its fitness center, Sea Colony will grease up their wheels once again when “Ride for Delaware Hospice” makes its return to the newly revamped facility near Bethany Beach later this month.


Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:49am

Tripple OT: The rigging of the ‘greatest quarterback of all time’ conversation by the Soviet-apologist Vladimir Putin

Disclaimer: The following transcript has been derived from a secret-impromptu-Ocean’s 11-conspiracy-type meeting called by four-time respective Super Bowl champions Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw that involves several other former NFL signal-...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:49am

Tech fall!

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR freshman Ta’Jon Knight wrestles his way to a tech fall during the Indians’ win over Sussex Tech on Friday, Jan. 27.The last time they pulled it off was 2011.

That didn’t stop the Indian River High...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:43am

Felton’s 21 helps Indians get division win over Wildcats in OT

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior forward Isaiah ‘Izzy’ Bratton goes up for a basket.It was what Indian River High School head boys’ basketball coach B.J. Joseph referred to as “a trap game.”

The last day of winter exams. No school...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:34am

Lower Sussex Little League sign-ups under way

While online registration for the 2017 Lower Sussex Little League season is already open, the league will begin walk-up registration at the ballpark starting on Wednesday, Feb. 9, spanning through Saturday, Feb. 18.

Participants will have...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:29am

IR to host double-header, Unified basketball game and more

It won’t be your average rivalry game when the Indian River High School and Sussex Central High School basketball teams tip off on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Not only will the night feature a double-header, with both the boys’ and girls’ varsity...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:25am

Extra Points – February 2, 2017

Tickets still available for IR soccer alumni mixer

The Indian River High School Soccer Boosters will host an alumni mixer for both the boys’ and girls’ soccer programs at the Frankford fire hall on Friday, Feb. 11.

The first annual “The...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:14am

Bucs best Indians in potential state-title preview

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR freshman Ta'Jon Knight goes for the fall at 120 on Wednesday.It was a battle of the unbeaten when the Indian River High School wrestling team took on Milford on Wednesday, Jan. 25, with the defending state...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:19am

Tripple Overtime: No contest for old men? TB12 and the best oldest quarterbacks in Super Bowl history

There’s no question that Tom Brady is one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time. First-ballot Hall of Fame? You bet.

Heading into his seventh career Super Bowl appearance, Brady even has the opportunity to surpass Joe...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:13am

IR swimming sweeps tri-meet, boys stay undefeated

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR junior Brian Meadows competes in a backstroke event at Sussex Academy on Tuesday.The Indian River High School swim team came out on top after a tri-meet held at Sussex Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 24, with the...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:07am

Indians romp over Blue Jays 54-32 in division win

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR senior forward Maggie Ford goes up for a layup during Tuesday's win over Seaford.The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team made it back-to-back division wins on Tuesday, Jan. 24, taking down Seaford...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:59am

IR hoops to honor troops at Military Appreciation Night

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Indian River’s Marine JROTC Color Guard will present the colors before the boys’ game at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, for ‘Military Appreciation Night.’It may not be a federal holiday, but that won’t stop the...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:53am

Extra Points – January 27, 2016

Lower Sussex Little League signups under way

Sign-ups for the 2017 baseball and softball seasons are under way at Lower Sussex Little League, with online registration currently open at

There will also be...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:37am

Tripple Overtime: IR's Marcozzi, Central's Hudson highlight sports greatest paradox

It’s Schrödinger’s cat. Nobody going to a restaurant because it’s too crowded. Pretty much every major plot point in the 1985 American science-fiction adventure-comedy “Back to the Future.”

It’s a quandary that’s perplexing me....

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:03am

IR wrestling team starts 7-0

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior Jared Arlett wrestles his way to an 8-0 major decision after jumping up two weight classes to 145 on Jan. 20.While invitational tournaments may be winding down for the Indian River High School wrestling...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:32am

Streak snapped!

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR junior guard Patrick Mumford drives down the court up against Laurel's Brandon Faulk on Friday.It had been more than a month since the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team had managed a win.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:21am

IR soccer boosters calling all alumni for ‘The Mixer’

There’s no question that both the boys’ and girls’ soccer programs at Indian River High School have had a lot to celebrate over the years. Over the course of the past five years alone, the boys’ team has made it four state title games and won it...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:14am

Extra Points – January 20, 2016

‘Body Slam ALS’ set for Saturday at Frankford fire hall

The Frankford fire hall will be the site of a WWE-style “Royal Rumble” this Saturday, Jan. 21, when Tim Hill of Bethany Beach’s Wilgus Associates and array of pro wrestlers — including WWE...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 4:59am

Tripple Overtime: Cubs visiting White House for Obama’s last week

I remember the last week of school: Getting to use your “senior privileges” to go off-campus for lunch instead of having to stomach whatever Miss Debbie was serving up in the cafeteria that day. Getting to watch the movie “Boiler Room” in...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:52am

Home-pool advantage?

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Indians and Golden Knights went head to head in a rivalry meet at Howard T. Ennis in Georgetown on Thursday, Jan. 5.It was hard to decide which was the home team when the Indian River and Sussex Central high...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:40am

‘The Baron’ to host pickleball demo at Sea Colony

Coastal Point • File Photo: A pickleballer goes for a backhand during a tournament last summer in Sea Colony.The Fitness Center at Sea Colony is helping local pickleball players beat the cold this winter, offering a variety of sessions at their...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:22am

Exercise and weight loss are keys to a new you in 2017

With every new year come resolutions to get in shape and lose weight. Will this be the year that you stick to your guns and make it happen? Let’s look at why this year a new you could make a world of difference in your health and quality of life...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:02am

Extra Points – January 13, 2016

IR wrestling off to 1-0 start with dual-meet win over Laurel

While there’s been plenty of tournament action for the Indian River High School wrestling team already this season, the Indians kicked off their first dual meet of the season with a 54-...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 5:56am

Tripple Overtime: Teams we’d like to see in Ice Cube’s new 3-on-3 basketball league

You know the guy in all those “Friday” movies? And those “Next Friday” movies? And also those “The Next Friday after the Friday after the last Next Friday following the following Next Friday” movies?

Or any of the “Barbershop”...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 8:19am

Local squads come out on top at ‘Battle at the Beach’ tournament

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: IR freshman Ramon Turner battles against Kyle Boothe from Oakland Mills in the 285 consolation bracket.The beach has officially been battled at.

Some of the top wrestlers from 17 schools across the state and...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 8:11am

Second-half surge send IR girls’ hoops past Milford

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant : Junior guard Fabrea McCray drives against a Milford defender during the second half of Tuesday’s win.Refuse to lose.

That’s what Indian River High School head girls’ basketball coach Donna Polk told her...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 7:01am

Ten Mile Miracle to ‘Body Slam ALS’ at Frankford fire hall

After being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as “ALS” and “Lou Gehrig’s disease”) in March of 2014, Tim Hill’s doctors told him to “take it easy” and to “get his affairs in order.”

He responded by walking 10 miles...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:51am

Extra Points – January 6, 2016

IR boys’ hoops falls to 5-2 after loss to Milford

After a three-week hiatus, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team returned to the court on Tuesday, Jan. 1, in a 68-38 loss to Milford. The division setback dropped the Indians to 5-2...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:47am

Tripple Overtime: Sussex County Sports Crystal Ball: What to expect when expecting 2K17

In the sort-of-famous words of the Seattle-based 1990’s alt-rock/grunge band and obvious Kurt Cobain wannabes “Alice In Chains”: “Yeah, here comes the rooster, yeah.”

Riveting stuff, sure. Compelling and rich.

But it turns...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 7:51am

Extra Points – December 30, 2016

Indian River High School to host ‘Battle at the Beach’ wrestling tournament

Wrestlers from across Delaware will hit the mats at Indian River High School this weekend, when the Indians host their annual “Battle at the Beach” tournament.


Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 7:45am

Shorebirds release 2017 times for home games

Coastal Point • File Photo: Shorebirds Justin Viele and Gregory Lorenzo round the bases during a 2014 game.It may still be getting cold out, but for the Delmarva Shorebirds, spring is just around the corner with the official release of their 2017...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4:55am

Tripple Overtime: Year in Review: 2016 sports in 2,016 words or less

As the old saying goes, “You’ve gotta spend monkeys to make monkeys.”

Well, coming up on day 365 of “the Year of the Monkey” in the Chinese zodiac, I, for one, am beyond spent when it comes to the monkey-business of 2016, and more...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 6:58am

Marcozzi nears record after 100th career win at Beast of the East

Special to the Coastal Point • Lorna Arlett: Senior Zeke Marcozzi, center, commemorates his 100th career win with senior Jared Arlett, right center, and fellow teammates after the Beast of the East wrestling tournament.There are only four names...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 6:43am

Indians, Seahawks each win one in growing swim rivalry

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR sophomore Patrick Banks takes the lead against Sussex Academy’s Trey Mitchell in the 100-breaststroke on Tuesday, Dec. 20.New season. New pool. Same wall-to-wall rivalry.

The Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 5:14am

Extra Points – December 23, 2016

Sussex Central wrestling starts 2-0 with wins over Tech, Middletown

The Sussex Central High School wrestling team is off to a 2-0 start with dual-meet wins over Sussex Tech on Wednesday, Dec. 14, and Middletown on Friday, Dec. 16.

After a...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:51am

Tripple OT: Is Jeff Fisher the Donald Trump of the NFL? One local sports reporter says, ‘Yeah, kind of’ (It’s me)

Jeff Fisher made the move from a city sort of near the “Big Easy” to a city sometimes referred to as the “Big Orange” with only one thing on the agenda: make the Los Angeles Rams great again.

An admirable objective and a high-...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:32am

IR wrestling ready for run at South championship, state duals

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior John Keller, left, and senior Zeke Marcozzi, right, square up at practice on Friday, Dec. 9.Headed into the 2016-2017 season with a beefed-up roster, it’s no wonder that the Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:19am

IR girls' hoops starts 3-1 after OT win over Delmar

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Junior forward Latayja Atkins goes up for what would end up the winning basket in overtime against Delmar on Friday, Dec. 9.The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team entered the 2016-2017 season...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:06am

McGee first IR female athlete to receive Brian Piccolo award

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Madi McGee, left center, and Indian River High School field hockey coach Jodi Stone, right center, accept a $1,000 donation to the school’s athletic department from members of the Brian Piccolo Award committee on...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:56am