Sports


IR student athletes take skills to next level

At least 12 Indian River seniors will go on next year to pursue a athletic careers at the collegiate level. A dozen graduates from Indian River High, representing five sports, have announced they will be stepping up and pushing themselves on the...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:28pm

River Soccer Club offers summertime fun for youth

For the better part of two decades, the River Soccer Club has been helping local youth get out, have fun and stay active. And, as summer nears, a new season is starting up, with plenty of opportunities for children of all ages. This coming week,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 3:19pm

IR softball ousted in state quarterfinals by No. 1 Caravel

Though the Lady Indians were able to push past a tight first-round matchup against Wilmington Charter last week, the softball team’s season ended after their second confrontation with the Caravel Academy Buccaneers this Tuesday. Eighth-seeded...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:05am

Lady Indians’ soccer short-lived on the post-season pitch

The Lady Indians’ soccer team sat atop the Henlopen South Conference entering the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) tournament, and they were able to seize a 3-2 win over Smyrna last Wednesday in the opening round. And, fueled...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:00am

New law seeks to legalize table games

Delaware has rolled the dice, betting a new law will allow sports wagering and table games in the First State. However, pending and threatened legal action will likely determine when, and if, the state hits the jackpot.

Gov. Jack Markell...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 10:34am

IR alum carries Messiah to first national softball title

Signing with a Division III college your first year out of high school and starting on the varsity roster is a blessing. Helping your team capture its first-ever national title during your freshman year is nothing short of a godsend. For Abi...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:33am

IR softball captures division title, focused on state tourney

The Lady Indians’ softball team closed out their regular season with a couple of wins this last week, pulling off a win in a night game last Thursday under the Pyle Center lights against St. Georges Tech, 8-1, and shutting out Dover this past...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:29am

Lady Indians soccer hopes to push through first round of state tourney

The third time’s the charm. At least, that’s what the Indian River girls’ soccer team was hoping earlier this week. The first round of the DIAA state tournament started for them on Wednesday, May 20, (after Coastal Point press deadline). It’s a...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:16am

Registration opens for the 2009 QRCF Golf Classic

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) is pleased to announce registration is open for the 2009 Golf Classic. This popular annual event will be held June 4 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro. Proceeds from the Golf...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:14am

Anglers should get gree FIN numbers before casting a line

Spring is beginning to bloom, and the promise of warmer weather on the way is, no doubt, inspiring anglers to dust off their gear and plan trips to their favorite fishing spots. Before they do, however, state Fisheries officials are reminding...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:13am

Strong showings at conference lead IR tennis stars to state tourney

The Indian River tennis teams put on a stellar performance at the Henlopen Conference Championships this past Friday and Saturday, granting three teams a trip to the state tournament next weekend. The two-day tournament at Sea Colony welcomed...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:06pm

Lady Indians soccer shuts out Laurel, thanks to senior class

As the Indian River girls varsity soccer team stepped out onto the field this past Tuesday to face Laurel, there was a special sentiment in the air. Not only was it one of the last conference games of the year, and the next-to-last home game of...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 4:03pm

Softball slips to Polytech, gears up for state tourney

Earlier this week, the Lady Panthers of Polytech proved to be too much for the Lady Indians to handle, as they squeezed by a 0-1 win that denied IR the Southern Division title. The Lady Indians on Monday were able to pick up an 11-3 out-of-...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:43pm

IRHS fundraising gets rolling again

In late February, the Indian River Athletic Department kicked off their new fundraising campaign with a successful go-around in the form of a chili cook-off. In a single afternoon, the event saw hundreds of attendants, dozens of entrants and...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:37pm

Tennis primes for conference tourney

This weekend, the Henlopen Conference will assemble the top tennis players from the region at the Henlopen Tournament at Sea Colony. Boys and girls singles and doubles teams have been swinging away all season in hopes of capturing the top seeds,...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:55am

All in: Poker tells and reading your opponent

There’s no question that Texas Hold ‘Em poker is a rapidly growing phenomenon, both online and live. The two can be perceived as two entities, entirely, however.

Many players prefer one or the other, as both have their pros and...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:52am

IR Softball picks up ground with conference wins

With the last few weeks of the regular season winding down, there’s one thing on the minds of most of the coaches at Indian River: winning out the schedule.. For first-year head softball coach, Chris Megee, that aim is no exception, and with...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:49am

Lady Indians' soccer team battles for approaching tournament

The Indian River girls’ varsity soccer team split games this week against Delmar and Red Lion Christian Academy, bringing their record to 9-3 on the season, and 8-2 in the Henlopen Conference. With five games crammed into the last week of their...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:46am

Indians’ baseball stretch streak to five with win over Lake

In their past five games, the Indian River varsity baseball team has outscored their contenders 67-11. In four of those games, they have held their opponents to three or less runs. After a shaky start through the first half of the season, this is...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:29am

Indians’ softball rounds the bases for wins over Central, Laurel

“1, 2, 3, Family!”

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor
Amanda Horton rounds second after a triple in the fourth inning against Laurel this past Tuesday. Indian River came out victorious, 18-16.

It is the chant the Indian River varsity...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:49pm

Shutout on the pitch strengthens IR’s shot at states

A Tuesday win over Woodbridge was good enough to bump the Lady Indians’ soccer team into second place on the year, following two season losses in the past two weeks, against Caesar Rodney (9-1, 8-0) and Tower Hill (7-2-1). But with conference...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:45pm

Crunch time for Indian River tennis

The undefeated Dover High School boys’ varsity tennis team this week held a slight margin over second-seeded Indian River, who gave up their only season loss to Seaford. Seaford rounds out the top three in the conference after slipping to Caesar...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:37pm

Baseball collects wins behind Barrientos

Indian River head baseball coach Howard Smack has emphasized the need for his team to establish an identity. Judging by last week’s 17-6 win over Archmere Academy and Tuesday’s 10-0 Laurel shutout, that identity is becoming clearer, and his name...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:36pm

IR softball picks up the pace against Red Lion and Milford

The Indian River varsity softball team had been up and down, entering the Easter break, but the girls followed up with some wins, including a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over conference rival Milford on Tuesday, April 21. The Lady Indians tacked...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:26am

Opening day kicks off another Little League season

Last weekend, the Lower Sussex Little League (LSLL) got swinging with opening day on Saturday, ushering in yet another season. Chartered in 1966, the LSLL has been one of the most popular organizations in the area and part of the largest youth...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:20am

Poker fever spreads across the coast

In the past few years, poker has erupted into the fastest-growing leisure activity in the country. And in the past few months, Coastal Point has introduced readers to the game’s most popular version, Texas Hold ’Em. Now it’s time to take your...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:11am

Conference title within reach for busy IR

This week and last have marked the busiest part of Indian River’s 2009 tennis schedule, with some of their most pivotal matches on the horizon. Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis teams will play for a shot at the conference, with games...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 6:04am

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour turns 20

This weekend, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce will once again host one of its most anticipated events of the year, the Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour. Starting in downtown Bethany Beach on Saturday, April 18, riders will pedal a 20-, 35-,...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:45am

Cripple Creek to host Henlopen Golf Championship

Cripple Creek Golf Course General Manager and golf pro Brian Trout will have even more reason to celebrate next month, as if the course turning 25 years old this summer wasn’t enough. Last week, Cripple Creek was selected to host the Henlopen...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:39am

Delaware Bike Summit pulls in peddlers

In two weeks, bicyclists throughout Delaware will come together for a state-wide initiative to promote cycling and safety awareness, with the inaugural Delaware Bike Summit. The summit, scheduled for Friday, April 24, in Dover, is being planned...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:53am

IR’s twin duo help find 5-0 win over Central

The girls’ varsity soccer team at Indian River continued their reign this week, knocking off two more contenders in the regular season. Sophomore twins Miranda and Morgan Warrington, better known to their teammates as “Mi” and “Mo,” each picked...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:29am

Kickboxing program a smash at IRHS

High school athletics are in abundance in the springtime, but not all schedules and responsibilities appeal to every student. For those looking for something different, the Indian River High School Health and Wellness Center began a new...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:27am

Bethany 5 -k to support breast cancer cure

The journeys and struggles of family and friends have had quite an impact on Ann Raskauskas over the years. She has participated in countless fundraisers and gone above and beyond the call of duty to help make a difference in the lives of others...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:23am

Tull trounces Lady Indians on the diamond

Last year, the Indians’ varsity baseball team traveled to Sussex Tech and stole an 11-0 win to pick up their seventh consecutive victory of the season. This year, the tables were turned as the Ravens answered back in a three-and-a-half hour ball...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:22am

Indians shaky on the mound, fall to Tech

Last year, the Indians’ varsity baseball team traveled to Sussex Tech and stole an 11-0 win to pick up their seventh consecutive victory of the season. This year, the tables were turned as the Ravens answered back in a three-and-a-half hour ball...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:17am

Selbyville Middle team hits the track

Selbyville Middle School’s athletic programs have been playing key roles in preparing students for the high-school levels, even if those same sports aren’t available for them when they get to high school. For nearly a decade, the Selbyville...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:44am

IR girl’s soccer continues streak behind strong sophomores

In their first three games of the season, the Lady Indians’ varsity soccer team has averaged over five goals a game and only let up one. They followed up last Saturday’s 4-1 win at Dover with another season victory that gave Polytech their first...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:39am

IR golf team swings

The Indian River High School golf team was able to regain their footing on Tuesday against Red Lion Christian Academy, as they picked up their first win of the year after dropping early losses to Sussex Central and Sussex Tech.

Despite...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:36am

IR baseball stays hot

In their three games this season, the Indian River varsity baseball team has averaged 12 runs per game and let up a combined total of three – a recipe for perfection. The 3-0 Indians are now ready to buckle down after dismantling Caesar Rodney...

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:35am

Indians stomp Smyrna Eagles in baseball opener

Indian River head baseball coach Howard Smack wants to take his season a game at a time, and if his squad comes out in every game like they did against Smyrna this past Tuesday, the season should shape up just fine. Even without keynote pitcher...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:56pm

Little League partners bring new hope to young athletes

For more than half a century, Little League has given an outlet for families to come together and allowed young athletes to sharpen their talent in their community. Now, they’ve gone one step further, to ensure the experience can be one to last a...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:53pm

Lady Indians soccer makes short work of Cape in opener

The first-round elimination in last year’s state tournament put a quick halt on Indian River’s girls’ soccer team when they fell to Archmere, but the team bounced back this year with an all-too-familiar runaway game to begin the season. The Lady...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:50pm

Tennis volleys a victory against Lake Forest

Returning their entire starting lineup paid off for the Indian River boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis teams on Tuesday, and they each collected outright, two-set victories across the board against Lake Forest. Both Indian River teams won 5-0 in...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:48pm

Bear Trap plays host to annual NCAA golf tourney

Last weekend, golfers from 22 colleges and universities along the Atlantic coast gathered at Ocean View’s Bear Trap for the 11th Annual NCAA George Washington Invitational. The event – part of the teams’ regular seasons – serves as a tradition...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:44pm

USTA league gets stronger in lower Delaware

Tennis in lower Delaware has not always been what it is now. Sure, there were clubs, clinics and lessons; but four years ago, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) – the country’s largest recreation tennis league – had yet to reach into...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:43pm

IR softball gets a helping hand from Swarthmore

Indians’ first-year head softball coach Chris Megee has been making a smooth transition from the baseball field to the softball diamond, but everything seemed to fall into place last week when the Lady Indians were paid a visit by Swarthmore...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:42pm

Tennis teams rely on familiar faces for upcoming season

With the turn of each school sports season, coaches are often faced with the difficult task of rebuilding and filling in the holes left by last year’s departing seniors. Fortunately for Indian River’s tennis teams, that’s not the case. Both the...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:37pm

Lady Indians celebrate turnaround basketball season at banquet

This past Tuesday, the 2008-2009 Lady Indians’ basketball team gathered one last time for their annual banquet. But the concluded season held a special sentiment as, for the first time in four years, the team produced not only a winning record...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:34pm

IR golf ready to come out swinging

Falling one stroke short of taking the division championship last year may have been discouraging for Indian River head golf coach Paris Mitchell Sr., but with very little rebuilding required and a plethora of talent to work with, he’s hoping the...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:29pm

IR baseball takes a swing at another successful year

As the warmer weather makes its way over the baseball field, the chilly burden of replacing the talent of last year’s seniors is also clearing up for head coach Howard Smack. With promising athletes hitting the dugout and fresh faces willing to...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:34pm