The Indian River High School golf team has waited with baited breath for the perfect playing conditions. Weeks of cold, rainy weather has jostled matches and practice to the point that IR was finally looking forward to their first competition on April 11 at Lake Forest, just after Coastal Point’s press deadline this week.
Indian River High School’s baseball team enjoyed a home win against Laurel this week, invoking the slaughter rule in an 11-1 win April 9. Improving their record to 2-3, every batter connected at some point in the game.
Indian River High School’s lacrosse team got a satisfying start to their varsity career with a 16-6 win over Gunston Day School from Maryland on March 27.
“Be happy — don’t be satisfied,” head coach Jim Dietsch told his players afterward. There’s still much work to put into a full four quarters.
Behind a freshman pitcher, Indian River High School’s softball team steamrolled the competition this week in their first two games, finishing Smyrna, 16-6, and Parkside (Md.), 23-3.
IR faced Smyrna March 27, just before spring break, and left the Eagles in the dust. With four points in the first inning, IR was ahead 9-2 by the second. They ended the game on the fifth-inning slaughter rule.
Facing opponents on the tennis court, Indian River High School girls have lined ’em up and knocked ’em down. The girls’ tennis team has a comfortable start to the season, with a 3-0 record — all division wins. After trouncing Lake Forest, 4-1, and Polytech, 5-0, they slid into spring break by defeating Seaford, 5-0, on March 27.
Registration has begun for the annual Justin’s Beach House Memorial Day Weekend 5K Run/3K Walk. This year’s event will see a few changes, ending the race with a grand finale where the finish line will be on the Bethany Beach boardwalk.
The race takes off Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 a.m.
Football fans don’t have to wait for the autumn season, as the Town of Ocean City, Md., is preparing a spring flag football league for adults. The 4-versus-4 game is played Monday nights from April 15 to June 17.
“Our goal in sports is just to get people involved, get them active, get them healthy,” said Ron Strickler of Ocean City Recreation & Parks.
Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, this week announced the dates and locations for the 2013 Dew Tour, including the tour’s return to Ocean City, Md. Following a successful 2012 season, they said, the Dew Tour will continue with three large-scale events.
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will hold its fifth annual Southern Delaware Kidney Walk on Sunday, April 14, at Cape Henlopen State Park (15099 Cape Henlopen Drive) in Lewes.
Sea Colony Tennis Center, located just south of Bethany Beach, has announced it will host a trio of United States Tennis Association- (USTA-) sponsored tournaments in April and May.
Southern Delaware Therapeutic and Recreational Horseback Riding (SDTRHR) is preparing for its 16th Annual Beach Ride & Walk, to be held Saturday, April 6, rain or shine at Cape Henlopen State Park. The event is SDTRHR’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and is a chance to come out and enjoy a ride or walk on the beach while supporting the program.
Despite icy winds, the Indian River High School track-and-field team slid through the most recent bout of winter weather to defeat three of four teams at two meets.
After months of planning, the only thing left for Saturday’s Bunnypalooza! is to enjoy it.
In the span of a week, Sea Colony hosted two annual charitable events to support three local charities: the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Delaware Chapter, Special Olympics Delaware and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.
Indian River High School’s softball team is inviting past players to take a swing at the alumni softball game. The recreational games are open to all graduates of IRHS and are scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at the Dagsboro school.