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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

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The 31st annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, which was slated to take place on April 24-25 in the Quiet Resorts, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and related state-of-emergency.

I want to express my gratitude as to those pickleball organizers who were early to suspend play. It certainly wasn’t an easy decision, in light of how much fun the game is to play, but that plastic pickleball certainly has a way of getting into everyone’s hands. Yet playing in plastic gloves…

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) on Tuesday, March 24, provided another update to schools, student-athletes and the general public on the status of their 2020 spring sports season.

Those of us who have spent most of our lives in racket sports have a special place in our heart for the junior game. Several of us were involved in local youth tennis before going off to play tennis at local colleges, including the once powerful University of Maryland. I suppose it is becaus…

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The impacts of a viral pandemic have been of epic proportions, and the like not seen in these parts in generations. The precautions against coronavirus (COVID-19) have wreaked havoc on the sports landscape nationwide, including the local high school sports scene.

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association — better known as the NCAA — made a drastic and sweeping decision when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reared its ugly head.

Spring is upon us, and that means golf season is getting under way. Do you love the game? Many golfers will say they have a love-hate relationship with the game. Golf is a demanding sport. It requires a lot of time and effort, and the definition of true grit for some of us to master the skil…

With the recent stretch of unseasonably warm winter weather, Delaware State Police this week reported that they have seen a sharp increase in the number of illegal and unsafe OHV (off-highway vehicles) and ATV (All-terrain vehicle) -related complaints. Moving into the spring season, they sai…

Anglers eager to learn what fish are available to catch within or offshore of Delaware, including size and quantity possession limits, can learn more in the 2020 Delaware Fishing Guide, now online at www.eregulations.com/delaware/fishing/. The new fishing guide is free from DNREC’s Division …

Like last year’s Melvin Joseph Memorial Race, this year’s race schedule had to be rearranged because of inclement weather. Last Friday’s rain showers forced B.D. Motorsports promoters to run those races on Sunday afternoon.

It was a case of déjà vu for the Indian River High School Unified Basketball team on Monday, March 9, as they found themselves in the DIAA state playoffs semifinal round once again. This time they were hoping that their efforts during the regular season — which led to them earning a No. 2 se…

Indian River High School graduates Kealey Allison and Abby O’Shields have had very good starts to their respective seasons on the collegiate level this spring. Both have recently received accolades for their efforts.

After five years of fundraising in Sussex County for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Delaware Valley Chapter, and more than $90,000 raised to date, Athletes Against Alzheimer’s founder Michael Loftus announced this week that he has expanded the scope of initiatives he intends to fund.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers and other Division of Fish & Wildlife staff will be attending the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Conservation Festival on April 4 at Fish & Wildlife’s Owens Station complex near Greenwood.

Sussex Technical High School is hosting the second annual Race for Coach Nic 5K on Saturday, March 28, with proceeds to support the Lou Nicoletti Scholarship for a track-and-field athlete, as well as benefiting the cross-country and track-and-field teams.

Experience can certainly go a long way for a team in the postseason. The Indian River High School Unified basketball team is loaded with players who were a part of last season’s DIAA state semifinal-qualifying team.

There is something to be said about breaking a school record in any sport. Whether it is an all-time-wins record, time for swimming or track, or a batting average in a season. In order to be able to accomplish such a feat, an athlete has to be willing to put in the extra time, work and effor…

It’s a long season from November to the final day of February for those who are lucky, healthy and good enough to make it to the DIAA state wrestling championships medal stand. That was the case for Indian River High School’s Ian Shaubach and Ta’Jon Knight as they both completed their 2019-2…

The warm air has certainly been a welcome sign that the spring sports seasons have gotten under way this week. The 10 Indian River High School sports teams have all gotten their respective seasons off and running.

Sea Colony Tennis netted top honors at February’s United States Tennis Association (USTA) Delaware District 2019 awards ceremony in Wilmington. The Bethany Beach-area tennis center earned USTA Middle States Premier Provider status for the fourth consecutive year, while Tennis Director Thomas…

In just their second season of existence, the Indian River High School Unified basketball team has certainly made a very good name for itself in the state, especially in the eyes of their DIAA peers.

It was a season of growing pains for both the Indian River High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Certainly, their records may not be something they will want to hold onto, but the experience and growth for the future is something that is immeasurable.

The Starboard in Dewey Beach this week announced that, for the second consecutive year, their official team, Sussex County’s own Starboard over-60 softball tournament team, has won a world championship.

Three Sussex Tech senior softball players recently signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers. From left to right, Tori Henry of Laurel will be going to Delaware Technical Community College, Kelsey Kormanik of Millsboro will be going to Wilmington…

An Emergency Secretary’s Order issued by DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin this week reduces the striped bass fishing quota for commercial fishing, and limits the number and size of fish that recreational anglers can keep. The emergency regulations bring Delaware into compliance with the Atlan…

With Delaware’s annual spring wild turkey hunting season approaching, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education Program this week reminded both resident and non-resident hunters 13 or older that they must pass a division-approved turkey-hunting course before they can legally h…

The main goal of a new coach each season is to help their team improve each day out, while helping them also get better as individual players, no matter what the sport. Unless a coach is fortunate enough to inherit a program that is flooded with talent, it is no easy task to build a program …

More than 260 gymnasts from up, down and all across the state of Delaware will descend upon the area on Saturday, March 17, for the 2019 Delaware State Gymnastics Championships. Local gym Mid-Coast Gymnastics Studio in Selbyville will serve as host as they welcome five other gyms for the eve…

While the first official day of spring is still a couple weeks away, Old Man Winter apparently wants to make sure the Indian River High School spring sports teams know that he isn't quite ready to move out of the area.

The Olde Tymers Softball League (OTS) is set to begin its 22nd year this coming season, and this year they have created a Hall of Fame to honor members from the past who have played or supported the league.

The Indian River High School softball program will have a new boss leading the charge this season, but players on the team are very familiar with the guy calling the shots.

It was a monumental and historical performance for the Indian River High School boys' 200 freestyle relay swimming team at last weekend's DIAA state swimming championship meet at the University of Delaware.

The grind of the Indian River High School 2018-2019 wrestling campaign came to an end following last weekend's DIAA State Individual Wrestling Championships at Cape Henlopen High School.

They were a small squad in numbers, but they certainly never lacked in heart nor in effort. The 2018-2019 Indian River girls' swim team battled in each and every event all season, and several of them saw the fruits of their labors commence last weekend, when they took to the pool for the DIA…

With spring fishing season ready to gear up, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded recreational anglers that it is unlawful in Delaware to harvest river herring. Signs giving notice of the fishery closure are posted at fishing spots known to hold river herring.

I was attending a meeting for the general good of pickleball in Sussex County when I heard a disturbing comment — disturbing because I have heard it from several directions. Sometimes, “The better players don't want to play with lesser players,” and other times, the comment was, “The lesser …

Indian River High School seniors Jamier Felton and Julia Jordan were recently named to play in the 2019 Blue-Gold All-Star Game, which will take place at the 76ers Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 16. Around 30 of the state's top male and female high-school players were selected by the state's …

While Indian River High School does not have the luxury of a swimming pool in its school district, that has not kept their swimmers from reaching their goals during the 2018-2019 campaign.