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In a virtual meeting that saw more than 100 people logged in to listen to the discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (DIAA’s) Sports Medicine Advisory Board spent more than two hours filling in a lot of details about how to allow student-athletes …

Ever since he was just a little kid, Bobby Rush’s family would bring him down from northern Delaware to the shores of Bethany Beach to spend his summer months soaking up the sun and splashing in the waves. All those days and weeks gave him a firsthand glimpse of what his future would become …

A project spawned from an idea four years ago from two people having lunch has turned into a beautiful 90-acre sports complex that will be the site of many youth and their families coming from near and far to play in soccer, lacrosse and field hockey leagues and tournaments.

There are so many new pickleball players in the area and across the country, I thought it might be helpful to revisit and update the very popular article I wrote several years ago.

Amid numerous letters and petitions from parents, student-athletes and many others throughout the state, there could be a little bit of a brighter light at the end of the tunnel for those hoping the State will “Let Them Play.”

They’ve been playing volleyball for the same school, and even practiced a couple of times in the same gym. However, Raychel Ehlers and Carson Barnes this week did something they’d never had the opportunity to do previously.

The old saying of “where there’s a will, there’s a way” takes on a bit of a different tune at the Indian River High School, and it’s a tremendous opportunity for the school’s girls’ athletic programs.

I’ve spent considerable time this summer trying to encourage you, Mr. & Mrs. Pickleballer, to stretch, get fit and knock that weight down. I’ve emphasized that being in position on the court in any racket sport every time you hit a ball is extremely important. But maybe I haven’t been as…

Michael Barnes had himself a pretty impressive run as a student-athlete at nearby Indian River High School. The 2020 graduate was a state-level swimmer, as well as a state champion with the boys’ volleyball team for the Indians.

Not content with having their student-athletes just sit on the sidelines, a group of parents have created a Facebook group in an attempt to pressure the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Board of Directors change their minds on a decision to suspend fall sports into 2021.

As our 2020 Summer Lifeguard Series winds down, we continue to see just how different each of the paths our guards have taken to get to our beaches are. This week, we feature Bobby Cooke, who is in his eighth season as a member of the Bethany Beach Patrol.

I thought it might be time for a general pickleball update, especially because so many have asked me via Coastal Point where to learn and play pickleball. Because of COVID-19, it has been a long time since I actually interacted with live pickleball players in real life. Sure, I have been in …

Hunters in Delaware can start their 2020-2021 hunting season Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the opening of mourning dove, archery and crossbow deer, and resident Canada goose hunting seasons. Hunters can hunt teal starting Saturday, Sept. 12, and gray squirrel starting Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation announced this week that the 2020 Robert E. Warfield Memorial Tournament to benefit Atlantic General Hospital will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, rain or shine, at Ocean City (Md.) Golf Club.

Quite a few of our local pickleballers are Mom-moms and Pop-pops. I know this not from their chiseled six-pack bodies, nor the way they run like deer across a white winter field, but the way their eyes droop with exhaustion after a weekend visit with their kids and grandkids.

Another one bites the dust. And by another one, we are talking about another local fundraising event that’s been canceled thanks to the lingering global pandemic known as COVID-19 — aka, coronavirus.

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Board of Directors voted on Thursday, Aug. 6, to delay the start of the sports seasons for the 2020-2021 school year, with a condensed model beginning in December with winter sports.

A portion of the $5,000 requested by the Millsboro Little League to help pay for a new $20,000 speaker system at the ballpark, was approved by the Sussex County Council during their Tuesday, Aug. 11, meeting.

We started practicing the lob and overhead this week. When people first start learning to play, or return to pickleball after a long layoff, it is just natural they will hit and receive a lot of unintentionally pop-ups and lobs. For your own safety, I thought I should address the lob — begin…

In a joint effort to bring baseball to the youth of the Delmarva region, the Delmarva Shorebirds announced recently that they will be hosting a three-day baseball camp from Tuesday, Aug. 25, through Thursday, Aug. 27.

It happened by chance, really. An agreement between two friends has led one of the Bethany Beach Patrol’s newest lifeguards to something that she never would have probably tried had it not been for the other’s idea.

The First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League this week announced the first annual Semper Fi Bike Ride, set to take place on the Ocean City, Md., boardwalk. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18, and is open to individual riders, family groups and teams of riders.

The Delaware Tribe softball organization is quickly staking its claim as one of the top travel softball programs in the Delmarva region. With all three of its teams winning Delaware state championships last month, both the 14U and 12U teams have now added Eastern Fast Pitch National champion…

This training session, I want to point out what I believe to be the most serious error by most pickleballers returning to the courts, because it is normally a reflection of their state of fitness.

Being a lifeguard is something that has always piqued the interest of this week’s featured lifeguard, Justin Kidwell. He’d been a year-round swimmer during his youth, for the Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club, and the idea of utilizing his swimming skills for something good was a no-brainer.

“Life is short, and ‘there are no boundaries’ when it comes to your health and fitness.”

On Saturday, July 18, tennis and pickleball players filled the courts at Bayside Golf Resort in West Fenwick to raise funds and awareness for Samaritan’s Feet. Despite temperatures close to 100 degrees and 100 percent humidity, players still made it a point to play for those less fortunate w…

It’s been since March 13 — when they walked out of their schools for the final time in the 2019-2020 school year — that many student-athletes have had an opportunity to actually participate in any type of sports activity on school grounds. That situation was thanks to the COVID-19.

With many sports teams facing an uncertainty about their summer seasons due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Delaware Shore field hockey program was pleasantly surprised that they were able to get their abbreviated season played.

Delayed from its original dates in April due the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Ocean to Bay Bike Tour is ready to get riding with its new dates of Oct. 16-17, and registration is now open for cyclists to join the fun.

Over the next few months, I am going to offer advice and share thoughts of those who I believe bring real value to the sport that so many of us have adopted: pickleball.

The year 2020 has been one that many people will choose to forget, while others will certainly have their fair share of stories to tell for the rest of their lives. Things are being canceled left and right, or postponed or rescheduled for a later date because of the global pandemic.

Sussex Academy rising junior Hannah Lydic came from behind to stake claim to the Carolina’s Classic golf title at the recent Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour tournament in Sanford, N.C., at the Carolina Trace Country Club.

Brendan Keane was not the typical lifeguard candidate. The Bethany Beach Patrol lifeguard played football, baseball and basketball, and ran track, during his high school days. He was a good athlete but had little to no experience in the water.