Sports

Super Bowl coach immortalized by local sculptor

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh set his name in stone when his team won Super Bowl XLVII, and, now, local sculptor Kristen Visbal will immortalize his image in bronze.

Indian River soccer improves to 3-1

The Indian River High School boys’ soccer team is currently enjoying a three-game win streak, having defeated Milford High School, 2-0, last Thursday, Sept. 19, and Dover High School, 4-3, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Jean & Joan Cancer Fund raises money for patient care with golf tourney

Beebe Medical Center’s Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24 in Rehoboth Beach recently showcased its newest patient-care equipment — a new computer “workstation on wheels” (WOW) that allows nurses to remain at a patient’s bedside for patient care and charting.

SCHS soccer team to host Hispanic and World Culture Night

The Sussex Central High School soccer team will host a Hispanic and World Culture Night during its game against Indian River High School on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

16th Annual Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic

Sept. 21-22 - Results

Open Division – 294 entered

Place Points Winner Prize

1) 109 Sam Catalano $800 & Bronze Statue

2) 64 Bruce West $600 & Bronze Statue

3) 59 Noah Graulich $400 & Bronze Statue

4) 51 Alan Rosenberger $200 & Rod or Rack

Women’s Division – 28 entered

Place Points Winner Prize

Slam Dunk to the Beach returning to Delaware

Coastal Point • Trip Colonell: Gov. Jack Markell is all smiles as part of a contingent that recently announced the return of Slam Dunk to the Beach to Delaware. Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Gov. Jack Markell is all smiles as part of a contingent that recently announced the return of Slam Dunk to the Beach to Delaware. 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.

Indian River football shuts out Smyrna

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River defensive back Kei Juan Major goes for a tackle against Smyrna’s wide-out, Tyheim Henderson, in IR’s 14-0 win on Friday, Sept. 13.Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River defensive back Kei Juan Major goes for a tackle against Smyrna’s wide-out, Tyheim Henderson, in IR’s 14-0 win on Friday, Sept. 13.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.”

IR soccer steamrolls Seaford

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.

SVFC to hold golf tourney fundraiser Oct. 11

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.

IR volleyball team finding its way in early-season play

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.

‘Dragon’ out the dollars

Special to the Coastal Point • Belinda M. Bahder: Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Lewes Canal.Special to the Coastal Point • Belinda M. Bahder: Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Lewes Canal.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.”

IR football comes up short against Decatur in season-opener

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.

IR field hockey challenges Polytech, shows improvement

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.

Preparation under way for First Responders Triathlon-Duathlon

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.

Delaware Hospice golf outing set for Oct. 7

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.

IR volleyball warms up for season with scrimmages

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.

IR preps for season-opener against Stephen 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.

Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic ready to reel’em in

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.

Sept. 12 golf tourney in Berlin to benefit disaster victims

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.

You should know the latest about concussions and school sports

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.

Herlihy gears up for hurricane season, reflects on Sandy

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.

Poor Girls Open reels in the fun, and funds for breast cancer treatment

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.

Indians challenged by Caesar Rodney in pre-season play

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.

IR soccer to start 2013 season with key rematch

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.

Townsend ramping up for bodybuilding championship

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.

OC Lacrosse Classic brings out 132 teams from across U.S.

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.

IR facing tough competition on the gridiron at Caesar Rodney

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.

Indians JV football adds from undefeated 2012 SMS roster

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.

New coach ready to lead IR volleyball into 2013

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.

Indian River cross-country revs up for new season

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.

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