Home-pool advantage?

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Indians and Golden Knights went head to head in a rivalry meet at Howard T. Ennis in Georgetown on Thursday, Jan. 5.It was hard to decide which was the home team when the Indian River and Sussex Central high...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:40am

‘The Baron’ to host pickleball demo at Sea Colony

Coastal Point • File Photo: A pickleballer goes for a backhand during a tournament last summer in Sea Colony.The Fitness Center at Sea Colony is helping local pickleball players beat the cold this winter, offering a variety of sessions at their...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:22am

Exercise and weight loss are keys to a new you in 2017

With every new year come resolutions to get in shape and lose weight. Will this be the year that you stick to your guns and make it happen? Let’s look at why this year a new you could make a world of difference in your health and quality of life...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:02am

Extra Points – January 13, 2016

IR wrestling off to 1-0 start with dual-meet win over Laurel

While there’s been plenty of tournament action for the Indian River High School wrestling team already this season, the Indians kicked off their first dual meet of the season with a 54-...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 5:56am

Tripple Overtime: Teams we’d like to see in Ice Cube’s new 3-on-3 basketball league

You know the guy in all those “Friday” movies? And those “Next Friday” movies? And also those “The Next Friday after the Friday after the last Next Friday following the following Next Friday” movies?

Or any of the “Barbershop”...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 8:19am

Local squads come out on top at ‘Battle at the Beach’ tournament

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: IR freshman Ramon Turner battles against Kyle Boothe from Oakland Mills in the 285 consolation bracket.The beach has officially been battled at.

Some of the top wrestlers from 17 schools across the state and...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 8:11am

Second-half surge send IR girls’ hoops past Milford

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant : Junior guard Fabrea McCray drives against a Milford defender during the second half of Tuesday’s win.Refuse to lose.

That’s what Indian River High School head girls’ basketball coach Donna Polk told her...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 7:01am

Ten Mile Miracle to ‘Body Slam ALS’ at Frankford fire hall

After being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as “ALS” and “Lou Gehrig’s disease”) in March of 2014, Tim Hill’s doctors told him to “take it easy” and to “get his affairs in order.”

He responded by walking 10 miles...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:51am

Extra Points – January 6, 2016

IR boys’ hoops falls to 5-2 after loss to Milford

After a three-week hiatus, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team returned to the court on Tuesday, Jan. 1, in a 68-38 loss to Milford. The division setback dropped the Indians to 5-2...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 6:47am

Tripple Overtime: Sussex County Sports Crystal Ball: What to expect when expecting 2K17

In the sort-of-famous words of the Seattle-based 1990’s alt-rock/grunge band and obvious Kurt Cobain wannabes “Alice In Chains”: “Yeah, here comes the rooster, yeah.”

Riveting stuff, sure. Compelling and rich.

But it turns...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 7:51am

Extra Points – December 30, 2016

Indian River High School to host ‘Battle at the Beach’ wrestling tournament

Wrestlers from across Delaware will hit the mats at Indian River High School this weekend, when the Indians host their annual “Battle at the Beach” tournament.


Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 7:45am

Shorebirds release 2017 times for home games

Coastal Point • File Photo: Shorebirds Justin Viele and Gregory Lorenzo round the bases during a 2014 game.It may still be getting cold out, but for the Delmarva Shorebirds, spring is just around the corner with the official release of their 2017...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4:55am

Tripple Overtime: Year in Review: 2016 sports in 2,016 words or less

As the old saying goes, “You’ve gotta spend monkeys to make monkeys.”

Well, coming up on day 365 of “the Year of the Monkey” in the Chinese zodiac, I, for one, am beyond spent when it comes to the monkey-business of 2016, and more...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 6:58am

Marcozzi nears record after 100th career win at Beast of the East

Special to the Coastal Point • Lorna Arlett: Senior Zeke Marcozzi, center, commemorates his 100th career win with senior Jared Arlett, right center, and fellow teammates after the Beast of the East wrestling tournament.There are only four names...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 6:43am

Indians, Seahawks each win one in growing swim rivalry

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR sophomore Patrick Banks takes the lead against Sussex Academy’s Trey Mitchell in the 100-breaststroke on Tuesday, Dec. 20.New season. New pool. Same wall-to-wall rivalry.

The Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 5:14am

Extra Points – December 23, 2016

Sussex Central wrestling starts 2-0 with wins over Tech, Middletown

The Sussex Central High School wrestling team is off to a 2-0 start with dual-meet wins over Sussex Tech on Wednesday, Dec. 14, and Middletown on Friday, Dec. 16.

After a...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:51am

Tripple OT: Is Jeff Fisher the Donald Trump of the NFL? One local sports reporter says, ‘Yeah, kind of’ (It’s me)

Jeff Fisher made the move from a city sort of near the “Big Easy” to a city sometimes referred to as the “Big Orange” with only one thing on the agenda: make the Los Angeles Rams great again.

An admirable objective and a high-...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:32am

IR wrestling ready for run at South championship, state duals

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Senior John Keller, left, and senior Zeke Marcozzi, right, square up at practice on Friday, Dec. 9.Headed into the 2016-2017 season with a beefed-up roster, it’s no wonder that the Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:19am

IR girls' hoops starts 3-1 after OT win over Delmar

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Junior forward Latayja Atkins goes up for what would end up the winning basket in overtime against Delmar on Friday, Dec. 9.The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team entered the 2016-2017 season...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:06am

McGee first IR female athlete to receive Brian Piccolo award

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Madi McGee, left center, and Indian River High School field hockey coach Jodi Stone, right center, accept a $1,000 donation to the school’s athletic department from members of the Brian Piccolo Award committee on...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:56am

Surfin’ Snowman 5K sends out 2016 with 2nd annual ‘twilight run’

Back in Bethany Beach for the fourth year, and the second for the area’s only “twilight run,” is the Surfin’ Snowman 5K and Santa’s Helper 2-mile Walk/Run, ready to ring in the New Year and help send out 2016 in style on Friday, Dec. 30.


Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:51am

IR’s Mais named ‘small school’ Assistant Coach of the Year

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Brandt Mais, left, and Steve Kilby show off the newest addition to the Indian River High School trophy case after Mais was named state ‘small school’ Assistant Coach of the Year.After the Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:44am

Extra Points – December 16, 2016

Hair of the Dog/Exercise Like the Eskimos set for New Years’ Day

The sixth annual Hair of the Dog 5K/10K and 21st Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge will return to Bethany Beach this New Years’ Day, with online registration open...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:04am

Tripple Overtime: ‘Banquet Crashers’: I got a new shirt last week

What do you like better, Christmas or wedding season? The correct answer would be: banquet season.

There’s nothing like a good misquoted Vince Vaughnism [sic] to send us into the most wonderful time of the year.

And, no, I’m...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 6:06am


Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: The Indian River High School swim team is hoping to earn their fourth straight Henlopen South and first-ever Henlopen Conference title this season.They graduated two of the top swimmers in Indian River High...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:54am

A football life

Coastal Point • Submitted: Dale Steele coaches for the Indians during the mid-1980s.Hanging up facing the desk of Athletic Director Todd Fuhrmann at Indian River High School is a photo. There isn’t much else on display.

The photo is in...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:48am

New year, new them

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: Sophomore guard Jamier Felton sets up the offense against Seaford on Tuesday, Dec. 6.Change the culture.

That’s what head coach B.J. Joseph set out to do after taking over the Indian River High School...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:42am

Five Indians collect All-State soccer honors

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: From left, junior forward Oscar Cruz, senior goalkeeper Kevin Calles, senior forward Mikie Mochiam, senior defender Patrick Mochiam and senior forward Johan Cordoba.After seeing 12 players earn All...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:30am

Extra Points – December 9, 2016

IR girls’ hoops off to 2-1 start

The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team is off to a 2-1 start this season, most recently taking down Seaford on the road, 47-40, to start 1-0 in the Henlopen South.

The Indians also earned a 50-...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:25am

IR’s Cordoba named NSCAA Regional All-American

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior forward Johan Cordoba is met by teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against St. Georges in double overtime at the state semi-finals.Only five players from each region are selected by the...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:16am

Tripple Overtime: The Tribe Top Ten

What… a… season.

While the 2016 fall sports calendar may not have shaken out as planned for a few teams at Indian River High School, this one has certainly been one for the record books for the Tribe.

This year, we saw the...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:46am

‘Gone with the wind’

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR senior goalkeeper Kevin Calles makes a save in the first half.It was very much like a scene out of “Twister.”

The clouds swept over ominously during the singing of the national anthem. The winds began...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:39am

‘Slam Dunk’ announces 2016 teams and schedule

The Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament is back for the third year after its resurrection, and it’s bringing the game’s brightest future stars from across the nation with it.

Last week, the Delaware Sports Commission (DSC)...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:34am

Gerken to be honored as DYSA TOPSoccer Coach of the Year

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant: Howard Gerken, right-center, gathers with volunteers and players from River’s TOPSoccer program last spring.The Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) announced this week that long-time Indian River High School...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:25am

Extra Points – November 25, 2016

IR’s Cordoba named NSCAA Regional All-American

Only three players from each region are selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as All-Americans, and this year, Indian River High School senior forward Johan Cordoba...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:13am

SPORTS UPDATE: Indians to face Tower Hill for DIAA title after win in 2OT

It was a Murphy’s Law kind of night for the Indian River High School soccer team, to say the least.

In facing No. 12 St Georges in the DIAA semi-finals on Wednesday, Nov. 16, everything that could go wrong seemed to do so during...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:18am

Tripple Overtime: The ‘Not Top Five’: The best worst sports blunders of fall 2016

While it may be a little early for our “Tribe Top Five” and all the best sports moments from fall 2016, with the Indian River High School soccer team still keeping IR fall sports alive and playing for a shot at the state title, it’s never too...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:32am

Cordoba’s goal in 40th minute sends IR soccer past Caravel, to semi-finals

Special to the Coastal Point • Melissa Timmons: IR senior forward Mikie Mochiam moves the ball upfield during the Indians 1-0 quarterfinal win over Caravel last Saturday.At Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Indian River High...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:26am

IR football caps season with loss to playoff-bound Golden Knights

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: IR freshman cornerback Kevin Custis breaks up a pass from Central senior quarterback Brady Bowden to senior wide out Mark Tolson.For two teams in the same school district, the Indian River and Sussex...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:21am

That’s 1,000!

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Indian River's George 'G-Mart' Martin dishes a stiff arm during IR's game against Sussex Central on Friday, Nov. 11.The last time an Indian River High School running back pulled it off, George Martin was a...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:10am

Fenwick Turkey Trot adds pet costume contest for ninth year

Coastal Point • File Photo: Winners of the Turkey Trot costume contest in 2014 show off their costumes.It started out as just a fun, family-friendly way to get out and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Fast-forward nine years, and upwards of...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:06am

Extra Points – November 18, 2016

Haden headed for Blue-Gold All Star game

Indian River High School senior Lexi Haden has been selected to represent the Indians in this year’s Blue-Gold All Star field hockey game.

Haden — a forward and captain for the Indians this season...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:43am

Ayers, Hess to hold girls’ lax clinics through IRSD

Coastal Point • File Photo: Ohio State grad Kelsea Ayers will join up with Virginia Tech grad Maddie Hess to lead the IRSD Adult and Community Education girls' youth lacrosse leagues this winter.With the “fastest game on two feet” making its way...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:57am

Tripple Overtime: Can the NFL stop bogarting Instant Replay now because we could kind of use some for field hockey

As a journalist, you’re not allowed to have a rooting interest, specific team-wise, when you’re covering games or writing features or enduring presidential elections, or whatever else.

It’s kind of like rule number 1 and basically...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:49am

Conference Champs … X3!

Head coach Steve Kilby’s “short list” keeps getting shorter.

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell : Junior midfielder Wilberth Gomez goes for a loose ball during the second half of Monday’s HAC Championship game.After checking off the first item...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:43am

Local cross-country squads square up at Henlopen Conference Championships

Coastal Point • Submitted: From left, IR runners Josephine Grimes, Lindsey Grow, Sydney Messick, Jewel Yanek, Sarah Roehl, and Olivia Garvey at the Henlopen Conference Championships held on Saturday, Nov. 5.The course at Killens Pond State Park...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:32am

Late call sends Cape past Indians in hockey playoff

Coastal Point • Tripp Colonell: IR senior forward Lexi Haden puts a move on a Cape defender.The back of the net bounced. The stadium erupted. The celebration ensued.

With just over five minutes left to go, Indian River High School senior...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:19am

IR football falls to Lake Forest 26-7 in final home game

Coastal Point photos • Shaun M. Lambert: Freshman DT Jodiah Morris goes for a backfield tackle on a run by Lake’s Shyron Salandy.It was an all-too-familiar situation for the Indian River High School football team when Lake Forest came to town on...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:13am

IR football aiming to spoil Sussex Central senior night

Coming off a tough loss to Lake Forest on their own senior night, the Indian River High School football team will be looking for redemption when they set out to spoil senior night for rival Sussex Central on Friday, Nov. 11.

The 6-3 Golden...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 8:10am

Beam named to A-10 Rookie team at Richmond

BeamAfter cracking the starting lineup during the pre-season and going on to tally three goals and four assists for the Spiders during her freshman campaign, Indian River High School graduate Brooke Beam was voted by league head coaches last week...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:54am