Sports


Tripple Overtime: Practice and plays just crazy enough to work 60 percent of the time, all the time

We had this super-secret-type play during my days on the middle-school lacrosse fields at St. James Academy.


It was called “Cornell,” and it went like this:

Alright, so after a timeout someone calls, “Cornell!” then all...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:58am

IR softball posts back-to-back wins over Red Lion, Laurel

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR junior RF Damya Williams avoids a tag at the plate during Saturday’s 12-5 win.It’s been somewhat of a trend this season.

After a tough loss, the Indian River High School softball team bounces back with a...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:50am

Dover hands IR lax first conference loss

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior goalie Hayden McWilliams picks up a loose ball after one of his 19 saves on Saturday.Coming off a 23-3 division win over Lake Forest, the Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse team suffered their first...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:31am

Panda-handled

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR junior midfielder Delaney Brannon races downfield against Padua’s Susan Stepek on Saturday.It was tough return from spring break for the Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team on Saturday, April 22, as...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:13am

View bests the Pines in ‘Battle of the Oceans’ pickleball tournament

The Ocean View Crew (OVC) competitive pickleball team took on the Ocean Pines, Md., (OP) team on Wednesday, April 19, for the first-ever “Battle of the Oceans” at Fairway Village in Ocean View.
Ocean View won the event by a score of 174 to...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:09am

Extra Points — April 28, 2017

Indian River 12, Lake Forest 1 (baseball)

The Indian River High School baseball team tallied nine runs in the fourth inning to take down Lake Forest 12-1 on Thursday, April 20.
Sophomore CF Jacob Anderson gave the Indians a third inning...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:04am

Tripple Overtime: These NFL teams should consider these fictional movie characters in the upcoming NFL Draft

You know that guy with the hair and the glasses that’s always on ESPN, talking about which teams should take what players in the NFL Draft, even when it’s like, half a calendar year or so off from actually going down? Well that guy’s name is Mel...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:49am

‘McCoy Story 2’

Coastal Point • Submitted: Lauren McCoy, left center, with teammates Laney Sanchez, Lindsei Hamilton, and Megan Granger, after the ODAC championships in February.It was the first event of the first meet of her collegiate career when Lauren McCoy...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:44am

IR’s Collins signs with Averett University to play softball

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior Makenzie Collins with her family after signing with Averett University to play softball last Thursday.Just days after having to mourn the loss of her favorite glove, Indian River High School senior...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:36am

Extra Points — April 21, 2017

Josetti nets eight in IR boys’ lax win over Lake Forest

Junior attackman Cole “the Machete” Josetti racked up eight goals and three assists as the Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse team took Lake Forest into halftime up 15-1 and went on to...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:32am

Pickle-pro Sarah Ansboury to appear at Sports at the Beach

Next month, local pickleballers and even those ready to pick up a paddle for the first time will have a chance to learn firsthand from one of the game’s best, when the reigning Women’s Mixed Doubles Pickleball National Champion Sarah Ansboury...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:31am

DCHS forms first boys’ high-school volleyball team in area

Coastal Point • Submitted: Coaches Matt Kwiatkowski, left, and Jim Berger, right, and team members Brayden Smith, Wyatt Kwiatkowski, A.J. Kwiatkowski, Ben Little, Liam Catron, Evan Timko, Parker Giltner, Jordan Flaherty, Josh Azeltine, Seth...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:10am

Bunny Palooza! races, chili cook-off to raise funds for QRCF

Coastal Point • Submitted : The crew from Smitty McGee’s at last year’s Bunny Palooza!The person who can hop (or run or walk) to the finish line faster than all the other bunnies at the Bunny Palooza 10K/5K, will go home with an award, and even...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:51am

‘Let the journey begin’

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Indian River High Schools seniors George Martin, left, and Jared Arlett, announced their official appointments to the United States Naval Academy at IR on Thursday.After moving to Delaware from Severna Park, Md.,...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:27am

Tripple Overtime: Strange superstitions Pt. II in honor of Makenzie Collins’ lucky glove (RIP)

I was standing on the sidelines, trying to keep potential line drives coming off the bat of Indian River High School sophomore 1B Samantha Mayfield from eliminating my own personal map, when IR senior shortstop Makenzie Collins’ glove… kind of...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:25am

‘Z for Vendetta’

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Tech transfer Zena Lowman, right, celebrates with IR senior midfielder Maggie Ford, left, after putting the Indians up 1-0 in the first half of Tuesday’s game against her old school.Just think, “Elephants are...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:19am

Indians blast undefeated Delmar in six, move to 2-0 in South

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert : Senior shortstop Makenzie Collins, right, slides safe back into second during Monday's 12-2 win over Delmar.Headed into their Monday, April 10, matchup at division rival Indian River High School, the...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:09am

Lydic takes third at Augusta in National Drive, Chip & Putt Challenge

Coastal Point Photos: Submitted by Drive, Chip & Putt: Lord Baltimore Elementary School fifth-grader Sarah Lydic takes a swing in front of the crowd at Augusta National during the Drive, Chip & finals on Sunday, April 2.It was the...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:54am

Extra Points — April 14, 2017

IR grad Smith homers in ECU softball win over N.C. State

Indian River High School graduate and current East Carolina University junior shortstop Karlie Smith tallied her second home run of the season on Tuesday, April 11, helping the Pirates to a...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:42am

IR baseball falls to Delmar in five innings

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Sophomore 3B Grant Argo gets ready to take off for second during Monday's game against Delmar.Coming off of two close decisions against two of the state’s top ranked teams — falling 3-2 to No. 1 ranked St. Mark’s...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:14am

Tripple Overtime: In hindsight, Pepsi should have probably used Ricky Bobby to save the world instead of a Kardashian

It’s a very Ripley’s type of a thing because, believe it or not, Pepsi Co. seems to think that only the exact thing wrong with the world can save the world, from all the things that are exactly wrong with it (it being the world).


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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:02am

IR softball rolls St. Mark’s in five, wins third straight

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior shortstop Madi McGee makes her way to first during a 12-2 win over St. Mark’s on Saturday, April 1.Since falling to Smyrna in their season opener, the Indian River High School softball team has been on the...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:54am

Indian down Jays for first win, start 1-0 in South

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Junior shortstop Mark Smith turns a double play against Seaford on Thursday, March 30.It was the first pitch of a wind-blown game between the Indian River High School baseball team and Seaford when sophomore CF...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:11am

IR lax off to best start in program history with 18-1 win over DCHS

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : IR senior defenseman Michael Cedano goes up against DCHS’s Hunter Smith on Monday, April 3.It was only 23 seconds into the game when senior faceoff specialist Sam Nitz won the opening draw and got the ball down to...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:58am

Indians conquer Cape in Kilby Clash, ready for Tech

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR sophomore defender Mackenzie Gorey squares up against Cape’s Ryleigh Elliot on Tuesday, April 4.It was a strange week for surfaces for the Indian River High School soccer team.

After getting the season...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:52am

Extra Points — April 7, 2017

Evans and Lingo medal in Sussex Tech golf win over IR

The Sussex Technical High School golf team defeated Indian River 187 to 204 at Cripple Creek on Tuesday, April 4, as the Ravens improved to 3-0 on the year, while the Indians fell to 2-3....

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:49am

Indian River seniors put golf league on course to growth

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver: Dick Bradley shows off his plaque given by members of the South division of the Indian River Golf League.Dick Bradley has been a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan and, until he retired, an...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:34am

Tripple Overtime: ‘Umbrellalypse Now’ (Sherry Brannon sells hotdogs, and also umbrellas, by the seashore)

The following is based on a true story… loosely. [Editor’s note: When Tripp says “loosely,” he means “very loosely,” as in “not at all relating the reality of the actual situation.”]


To tragically misquote Robert Duvall’s character...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:21am

Indians make statement in opener with 19-5 win over Red Lion

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : IRHS senior George ‘G-Mart’ Martin notches one of six goals on the day during a 19-5 win over ReThe offense was clicking on all cylinders when the Indian River High School boys’ lacrosse team put up 19 points to...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:15am

IR girls’ lax roars over Red Lion for first win

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR freshman Kaylee ‘K-Hall’ Hall celebrates shoeless after scoring her first career goal against Red Lion on Saturday, March 25.It was a game of firsts.

Not only did the Indian River High School girls’...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:01am

Indians take down Central 9-0, fall to CR

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IRHS senior forward Maddie Hogsten moves the ball forward on Central junior forward Jenni Ramirez on Thursday, March 23.After getting the season started with a 9-0 win over Sussex Central on Thursday, March 23,...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:36am

‘Hanging on to perfection’

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Selbyville Middle School girls’ soccer team is ‘hanging on’ to hopes of another undefeated season this spring.They may have lost the majority of their starting defense from last season, but that doesn’t mean...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:28am

IR golf looking to bounce back from losses to CR, Delmar

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IRHS sophomore Ryan Stone tees off at Cripple Creek on Thursday, March 23.It’s the exact way last season started, with early-season losses to perennial powerhouse Caesar Rodney and Henlopen South rival Delmar....

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:15am

Tripple Overtime: Kyrie and Shaq think the earth is flat, and so can you (science is a liar sometimes)

I’m not going to stand here and present some egghead scientific argument based on fact. I’m just a regular dude. I like to watch football, quote Chevy Chase movies and crank the radio when Motley Crüe comes on. Rock, flag and eagle, if you know...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:01pm

‘Gait Expectations’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: After making history as freshmen, this year’s seniors are ready to leave their lacrosse legacy at Indian River.Goalkeeper Hayden McWilliams was one of two freshmen starting on a senior-dominated Indian River High...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

IR softball ready to take swing at return to state tournament

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: The Indian River High School softball team, minus senior shortstop Madi McGee.It’s a particularly special season for head coach Erika Murphy and the Indian River High School softball team.

After she took...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:45pm

Town of Ocean View proclaims official ‘Sarah Lydic Day’

Coastal Point • Submitted by Mike McGowan: ‘Sarah Lydic Day’ is scheduled for Sunday, April 2, when Lydic will take on the country’s best youth golfers at the Drive, Chip & Putt national finals in Augusta, Ga.It has been decreed.

Next...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:32pm

IR boys’ tennis aiming to get back in South title discussion

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore Brian Quezada will team up with sophomore Luke McCabe on the first-singles team this season.Coming off a down season in 2016, and with the Henlopen South division wide open in 2017, the Indian River High...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:27am

IR girls’ tennis ready to defend Henlopen South title

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore Analyee Marquez is one of the newcomers vying for a doubles spot this season.They may have graduated six seniors from a Henlopen South championship squad last season, but after seeing their biggest...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:19am

Extra Points — March 24, 2017

IR softball raising money for pediatric cancer

The Indian River High School softball team is offering fans and community activists an interactive way to make a difference, raising money for the “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” campaign during the...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:04am

Bomhardt homers send Hawks soaring over Saint Peter’s

Coastal Point • Submitted by Gabe Rhodes: IRHS grad Eliza ‘The Lizard’ Bomhardt hit her first and second career home runs for the University of Hartford softball team on Monday, March 20.After recording her first NCAA career hit earlier this...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:58am

Tripple Overtime: ‘The Return of Captain Blood’ and other R. Chris Clark-less spring stories

It’s a phrase I never imagined I’d be able to use with a straight face: “Man — I could really use the help of R. Chris Clark right about now.”


As you may know, the whereabouts of the formerly famous Coastal Point focus-puller and...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:09am

‘A Few Great Men’

Coastal Point • File Photo: From left, former IR head coach Howard Gerken, IR graduate Josh Mercer, current IR head coach Steve Kilby and IR graduate Chris Conover take part in the Indian River High School Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:04am

Central grad Long trades in blue for green to lead IR baseball squad

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sussex Central grad D.J. Long takes over as coach for the Indian River High School baseball team this season.On his first day of practice after taking over the Indian River High School baseball team, first-year...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:51am

Ocean View’s Lydic headed to Augusta

Coastal Point • Submitted by Mike McGown: Ocean View’s Sarah Lydic is headed to Augusta, Ga., for the Drive, Chip & Putt national finals on Sunday, April 2.Ocean View’s very own Sarah Lydic will soon be headed to Augusta for the national...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:43am

New attitude, new expectations for IR girls’ lax in second year

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Indian River High School girls’ lacrosse team has high hopes for their second varsity season.Last year, there was a new team. This year, there’s a new attitude.

Relying heavily on seasoned vets, such...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:35am

Extra Points — March 17, 2017

Bomhardt back on the diamond, tallies first career NCAA hit, run

Getting back out on the field has been a battle for Indian River High School graduate Eliza Bomhardt, after an injury forced her to sit out her senior season for the Indians in 2016...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:31am

Tripple Overtime: How Emilio Estevez may or may not have inspired female hockey players from the Middle East and/or everywhere

Emilio Estevez. You either love him, hate him, are completely indifferent to him, are somewhat indifferent to him, have another unspecified opinion of varying nature about him, or have no idea who he is. He’s just one of those classic ’80s movies...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:59am

State champs!

Coastal Point • Submitted: Senior Sam Nitz, left, and senior Rachel Burke, right, hoist the championship trophy with the rest of the Indian River High School competitive cheer team at Smyrna High School on Sunday, March 5.The Indian River High...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:47am

‘A resurgence on the mats’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Senior Jared Arlett is one of nine seniors set to graduate for the Indians.It’s been, without a doubt, a history-making season for the Indian River High School wrestling team.

Not only did the Indians post...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:40am