After a 10-year hiatus, the Slam Dunk to the Beach prep basketball tournament will finally return to the Cape region in December 2014.
The once-popular annual tournament, which had previously featured future NBA stars including LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard, came to an abrupt end in 2004 when co-founder and former director Bobby Jacobs canceled the event, citing health issues.
Allegations then surfaced that Jacobs had been stealing from the tournament, and he was eventually arrested and ordered to pay restitution.
The Indian River High School football squad had a lot to prove defensively last week after being exposed by Stephen Decatur a week prior, and they did just that in their 14-0 shutout against Smyrna High School on Friday night.
The defense was dominant, as multiple goal-line stands and turnovers set the tone early, including a first-quarter interception off a deflection in the end zone by sophomore cornerback Orlando Kelly to end a Smyrna drive.
“We had 11 kids step up this week on defense who decided they wanted to tackle and play hard,” said Head Coach Ray Steele after the Sept. 13, victory. “I thought we had a number of big tackles and big shots.”
The Indian River High School boys’ soccer team went on a scoring spree last Tuesday, Sept. 17, in an 8-0 massacre against Seaford High School.
The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will be holding its Sixth Annual Golf Tournament at the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro on Friday, Oct. 11, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
The Indian River High School girls’ volleyball squad is still finding their serve after the first three games of the season have them sitting at 1-2.
Nearly two dozen teams hit the water last Sunday for the inaugural Lewes Dragon Boat Festival, held at Lewes Canalfront Park.
The event was a fundraiser for Sussex Academy, a public charter school in Georgetown. The school recently moved to a new location and established the event to help raise money for building improvements — an area in which they receive no state funding.
“Sussex Academy sounds like a private school with a costly tuition, but the name is deceiving,” campaign chairman Joe Schell explained. “This is a public charter school that has no tuition.”
The chain-link fence at Indian River High School buckled as a sea of people in green and gold shot to their tiptoes, holding their collective breath in silence for what would be the Indian River offense’s final play of the game.
Last year, Indian River High School’s field hockey team was embarrassed by Polytech High School in a 9-0 blowout. That wasn’t going to happen again under first-year head coach Jodi Stone, and this year’s squad proved that, battling the Lady Panthers until the end in a tough 4-2 loss.
The Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon-Duathlon, presented by Meris Properties, is back in action on Sept. 22, benefiting the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company.
The Delaware Hospice Sussex County Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Oct. 7, at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro.
The fee for players is $125 per person, which includes green fees, cart, lunch, refreshment cart and an awards reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.
The Indian River High School girls’ volleyball squad has shown a lot of promise for the 2013 season so far, faring well in two scrimmages over the past two weeks at Sussex Tech and Stephan Decatur.
Friday-night football is finally back this week as Indian River High School prepares to kick off the season against rival Stephen Decatur High School for the third year in a row.
The 16th annual Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic will be held at the designated surf fishing areas in Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park on Sept. 21 and 22.
The third annual Fore! Associa Cares Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the GlenRiddle Golf Club in Berlin, Md. The charity event, presented by Legum & Norman, will again donate its proceeds to Associa Cares, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which will distribute them to victims of both natural and manmade disasters.
This is a great time of year. School sports are under way, and who isn’t excited? School sports at every age have so many pluses. It’s a healthy outlet that keeps kids in shape and teaches important life lessons about respecting others, playing fairly, setting goals, following rules, dealing with frustration, working together as a team, learning to be a good loser as well as a good winner, and getting a real sense of earning your way.
The summer months bring plenty of sun, tourists and revenue to the shores of Delaware. What they don’t bring plenty of, however, is surfable waves. After a long and flat three months of summer, local surfers trade in their fun shapes, dust off their wetsuits and start tracking tropical storms in preparation for another long-awaited East Coast hurricane season.
Just a week after the excitement of the 40th Annual White Marlin Open, female anglers from around the area cast off for the 20th Annual Steve Harman Poor Girls Open.
Indian River High School head football coach Ray Steele found out a lot about his squad last Friday night when they traveled to Camden to face Division I powerhouse Caesar Rodney.
The 2012 season was bittersweet for the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team. They made history when they became the first Sussex County team in more than 15 years to reach the state finals but fell short in the championship game, losing to Salesianum 4-0.
In less than three months, Brock Townsend will punch his time card at the World Gym in Ocean View and head north to Dover, where he will compete in the OCB Tri-State Championships on Nov. 16.
Elbow-pad suntans and fluorescent uniforms invaded Ocean City, Md., this past weekend, as an astounding 132 teams showed up for the 20th annual Ocean City Lacrosse Classic.
After a little more than a week of official practices, the Indian River High School varsity football squad will head north tonight to face an unfamiliar opponent in Caesar Rodney High School.
Like their varsity counterparts, the Indian River High School junior varsity football team will also face Caesar Rodney High School tonight. The games will be played simultaneously in equally competitive matchups between the future stars of the respective programs.
An engineer by degree, newly appointed head coach Jay Clark is developing the blueprint for what he believes will be a successful 2013 campaign for the Indian River Women’s Volleyball team.
The Indian River High School cross-country team will return some key seniors this fall, looking to improve upon the six combined wins the boys and the girls racked up during the 2012 season.
Softball spectators heard a new voice at Lower Sussex Little League recently, as 12-year-old Patrick Cassat took the mic to announce several Pat Knight Softball Tournament games.
Tailgate passes go on sale Monday, Aug. 26, for Indian River High School football. Visit the school to purchase a pass. Limited quantity, first come, first served.
Sussex County was well-represented in the dual Little League World Series that swept through Roxana from Aug. 4 to 10. The District 3 host team beat Puerto Rico, 11-6, for the the Big League (18 or younger). The local Senior League (16 or younger) team finished third when, after eight years representing USA Central, the team from South Bend, Ind., topped Italy, 5-1, for the Senior League championship.
The second annual Bethany Beach First Responders Sprinternational Triathlon-Duathlon, sponsored by Meris Properties, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22. The Triathlon-Duathlon will benefit Bethany Beach’s first responders in the fire and EMS service of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, with options to support Autism Speaks and Share-A-Lot.
More than 2,700 athletes competed in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship held in Milwaukee, Wis., last weekend. Soon-to-be hometown hero Lance Fargo of Ocean View was one of them, winning the Clydesdale 40+ division and bringing home the national title to Delaware.