It was Senior Night for the Indian River High School boys’ basketball program on Monday, Feb. 22, and a non-conference contest against visiting Caravel Academy was on the slate for the locals.

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The DIAA State Swimming Championships are usually the culmination of a long, arduous season of trainings and meets that provide one final grand stage for student-athletes to showcase all their efforts over the course of three grueling months.

To quote Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself,” “If you had one shot, or one opportunity. To seize everything you ever wanted. In one moment. Would you capture it, or just let it slip?”

The DIAA State Individual Wrestling Championships take on a whole new look this year, thanks to the protocols put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament will span three days and will take place at Cape Henlopen High School.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control on Feb. 24 reminded visitors to Delaware State Parks that 2021 entrance fees will be in effect starting Monday, March 1, and running through Nov. 30.

Delaware’s 2021 downstate pond trout season will open early to minimize opening-day crowds and accommodate responsible outdoor recreation during the pandemic.

The Indian River High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams collectively had strong showings last weekend in the Henlopen Athletic Conference Swimming Championship meet, held at the Sussex Academy Aquatic Center.

Almost a month into the registration game, and the numbers for the Lower Sussex Little League season have barely gotten out of the batter’s box.

This week I am writing about offensive pickleball. In pickleball, you can only score when you are serving, so you need to make the best of it. This week, I will explain the responses the serving team should have made to the return-of-serve and defensive strategy explained in my last Coastal …

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The 2021 Surfin’ Snowman 5K, presented by Miken Builders and produced by Focus Multisports, sold out for the twilight run/walk event on Saturday, Feb. 13, organizers reported this week. Participants, Indian River High School sports volunteers, parks staff and Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Com…

Composed of players from the local Olde Tymers Softball League (OTS), the Robinson’s Furniture 65+ tournament softball team recently competed in and — more importantly — won the ISSA World Tournament of Champions Senior Softball Tournament in Tampa, Fla.

The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team had some success over the past week, winning two of their three games to improve their record to 5-2 overall on the season.

It was an extremely long bus ride on Monday, Feb. 8, for the Indian River High School wrestling program for just three contested matches, but in these uncertain times of COVID, athletes are often thankful just for the opportunity to have that bus ride.

Preparing and competing at a high level despite not having a place to call home has become the rule, rather than the exception, for the Indian River High School swim teams. But that has not prevented head coaches Colin Crandell and Dana Schaefer from putting together exceptional student-athl…

I know that I promised another article about pickleball doubles, so let’s just call this an intermission. Hang with me, because this will all tie together.

While there may be snow on the ground in some parts locally, and the winds continue to swirl throughout most of the day, another 5k run/walk benefit is on the horizon to get the warm blood flowing through your body.

The Indian River High School wrestling team has been on quite a tear over the past week rolling off three straight wins, including the past two over Delmar and Newark Charter.

Being a big fish — er, school — in a small pool affords you many additional opportunities that the smaller fish just aren’t lucky enough to have. First and foremost, depth on your roster to fill the lanes as well as allowing for more potential talent to fill those lanes to push their teammat…

After more than two weeks off due to quarantining for COVID precautions following their game against Delmar, the Indian River High School girls’ basketball team picked right up where they left off pulling out a narrow 25-24 win over host Lake Forest last Saturday, Jan. 30.

While there is still a chill in the air, and the wind at times is blistering, we can all start to think about warm thoughts as January winds down. Those warm thoughts can lead to the reality that it is almost that time of the year where we hear the two words that many in the area love … “PLA…

It was another impressive performance in the pool for the Indian River girls’ swim team last Friday, Jan. 22, as they defeated host Lake Forest, 103-67.

As with many high school sports teams throughout the state, finding some sense of normalcy and consistency in their seasons is a daily battle thanks to COVID-19. The Indian River High School boys basketball team is in the same boat with the rest of those teams.

The Indian River High School wrestling team has been dealing with many firsts during this pandemic-altered 2020-2021 campaign.

With limited pool time, and a roster that is limited in size due to COVID-19 precautions, the Indian River High School girls’ swim team could not have had a more impressive season-opening performance than a 131-22 rout of host Seaford on Friday, Jan. 15.

Despite having no pool to call their own, the Indian River High School boys’ swim team continues to impress each and every time they dive into the water.

Already behind the 8-ball, as always, because of not having their own home pool to practice and host swim meets, the Indian River High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams are now also facing the new protocols put in place for COVID-19.

Roger Clay took over the Indian River High School girls’ basketball program under the most unexpected conditions, with virtually no time to recruit new players to the program for his inaugural season.

Like previous years, I plan to cut back the number of articles I write in the first quarter of the year, until the tempo of pickleball picks up again. If you have an important announcement to make, please send me details so we can share it with our ever-growing pickleball community.

After a season for the record books — one that ended in the program’s third state championship — the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team is hoping that they can commemorate their momentous season with championship rings.

A year ago, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball program was taken over by first-year head coach Devin Mann, with its sights set on rebuilding from the ground up with a bunch of fresh new faces.

Delaware’s annual spring wild turkey hunting season will start in April, and this week the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control reminded both resident and non-resident hunters 13 or older that they must pass a turkey hunting course approved by the Delaware Hun…

Back in the fall of 2017, Indian River High School graduate Jared Arlett was about to embark on a ride of a lifetime over the next four years as a member of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

In a season that many weren’t even sure would happen thanks to the pandemic known as COVID-19, the Indian River High School fall sports teams had impressive showings all around.

It was a moment four years in the making. For this group of seniors on the Indian River High School boys’ soccer team, it was four years of hard work, determination and persistence that led them to this final moment of glory.