Indian River volleyball started the season slow, but the team has picked up momentum to bring themselves to a 3-4 record, most recently leaping over Milford at home on Oct. 2.
Fishing has been decent this week, but it’s small fish that are making the rounds. Be patient while they take time to mature. Mullet was on the menu as surf fishermen used the plentiful baitfish all week. However, when baiting the line, remember that fish at the beach aren’t huge right now. Only a nibble is needed to tempt the blues, kings and croaker. Otherwise, they grab a snack off the hook and continue merrily on their way.
Get ready to see some fancy footwork, Roxana. River Soccer Club will host 88 teams at the 10th annual Columbus Day Classic tournament this weekend.
Indian River High School’s boys’ cross-country team is currently 1-4, while the girls are 0-4, but they’re running with a good attitude. Head coach Frank Ryman said his goal is for at least one IR runner to break into other team’s top five runners. They didn’t quite make that goal in the Oct. 1 tri-meet against Cape Henlopen and Caesar Rodney, but they kept moving. Caesar Rodney’s boys and girls beat IR, 15-50, while the Cape boys won 15-48 and Cape girls won 15-50 (top runners earn a lower score).
Indian River High School football delighted fans at their first home game on Sept. 21 by defeating the Glasgow Dragons, 31-20.
After the Indian River High School field hockey team notched zero wins in 2011, it seemed they could only go up… and up they’ve gone.
A crowded stadium. Two undefeated rival teams. Only one winner.
Poor-man’s lobster will be back on the menu when Delaware reopens the tautog season Saturday, Sept. 29. Cooler water should entice the tog toward the rocks. Until then, rockfish, sheepshead and triggerfish are always scratching and biting at live sand fleas.
Indian River’s volleyball team may be new to the court, but they’re bringing everything they’ve got in terms of athleticism and attitude.
The score was 36-35 in the last, nail-biting moments on the Milford football field on Friday, Sept. 14, as Indian River threw a Hail Mary play. Far from the goal posts, with one last chance to make a play, quarterback Colby Dean pitched the ball far across green to the end zone, where wide receiver Marquel Knight waited — and leapt.
Though they scored 21 points in the final quarter of their Sept. 7 football game against Indian River High School, Stephen Decatur would still have needed two more touchdowns to beat the Indians that night.
Having won the 2011 state football championship with a 12-0 record, Indian River High School is the place to be. Head coach Ray Steele estimated that 92 players attended preseason, with a roster settling in the 80s.
G’day, Delaware! The Indian River fields and courts are finally seeing action again, as Little League season draws to a close and the fall sports kick into full-gear. But this August has been unlike any of the ones I’ve experienced over the past few years. The unmistakable 80-degree days of the tapering summer in the final weeks before the school bells start up across Sussex County have been replaced by Pacific sunrises, with kookaburras laughing as they fly from tree to tree, and more summer right around the corner.
The new school year won’t begin until Sept. 4, but the Indian River High School boys soccer team has already played three scrimmage and field days to test their skills and check out the competition. Head coach Steve Kilby said preseason is the time for players to get their heads in the game and prepare for the coming season. He aims to get the players amped up and ready to play after the distraction of summer life.
After narrowly losing last year’s championship to the District 3 host team from Laurel, Del., Latin America swung back to win the 2012 Senior League Softball World Series, 6-4, over this year’s District 3 representatives.
Adventure on the high seas begins with a mini-golf course in Bethany Beach. It’s impossible to miss the pirate ship on Pennsylvania Avenue, just north of Garfield Parkway, where Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf has entertained visitors for six years.
Croaker is the catch of the week at the inlet and in the surf. Fresh squid, clams and Gulp! have tempted croaker in the inlet and at Site 8 on the incoming tide. Meanwhile, early mornings at Site 10 have brought flounder in on Gulp! and live spot. Water temperatures had been too warm for rockfish, although some blues, tog and sheepshead have been seen.
Puerto Rico took no prisoners, playing strong offense and defense in the 10-0 Latin America shutout against the Southeast champs from Cape Coral, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 6.
The Latin Americans were all firepower, swinging hard in the first half. Two walks and two steals in the first inning prepared them for Yairka Moran’s RBI double, starting the game 2-0.
Athletes from all over the world will converge on Sussex County this week for an event of major proportions. The Senior League Softball World Series brings 10 teams — more than 100 girls ages 13 to 16, their coaches and supporters — to Roxana to contend for the international championship.
Those days of science class and dissection may have ended for many people, but class is in session at the third annual Sea Colony Sports Science Day. Melissa Hunfalvay, PhD., will help tennis players dissect the game and improve their court skills on Saturday, Aug. 11.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
The Delaware beaches have been racking up awards recently, and Sea Colony beach and tennis resort has joined in the parade of honors. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) this week selected Sea Colony as one of eight tennis facilities to receive the 2012 Outstanding Facility of the Year award.
The District III Little League All-Star and Pat Knight tournaments have drawn to a close, and, in turn, many state tournaments have followed. For the boys’ baseball All-Stars, each of the four age groups produced a different champion.
The District III Little League All-Star tournaments are well under way. The Pat Knight competition got swinging this week. And three All-Star tournaments had already reached a conclusion as of Coastal Point’s press deadline on Wednesday, July 18.
I truly never developed my love and passion for sports until the last six or seven years of my life, much to the chagrin of my father. I don’t know why. I was just never that enthralled with sports the way I am today, particularly as a spectator.
There’s no question that softball is alive and well throughout lower Delaware. In fact, at least one Sussex County team has played for the high-school softball state championship in seven of the past eight years, and next month Roxana’s Pyle Center will once again play host to the finest softball players the world over, with the Senior League Softball World Series.
For years, Sea Colony Tennis in Bethany Beach has been recognized nationwide and internationally for their facility. Earlier this year, Tennis magazine placed Sea Colony in their Top 50 American Resorts, including No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic region, and this summer, they hosted the ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open.
The offshore bite this summer has been the biggest seen in nearly a decade, with plenty of yellowfin, bluefin and big-eye tuna tipping the scales at the marinas, and not a moment too soon. This weekend, the 25th Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament looks to impress, set for July 13-15 with a cash payout of $500,000.
Some Sussex County children got to burn some excess energy and learn a new sport this week at the Sussex Central High School’s first pee-wee and youth wrestling clinic, held July 9 to 13.
For making a positive difference in her community and inspiring others, Ocean View resident Marisa Grimes — a 2010 graduate of Worcester Preparatory School — was one of 10 teenagers from across the United States selected by Coca-Cola to be an Olympic Torchbearer in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.