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32 - CAPE GAZITTE - Tuesday, January 8 - Thursday, January 10, 2008 + Cape wins Glasgow tourney Four wrestlers win weight division titles By Dave Frederick Cape Gazette staff Waxed last Wednesday, Jan. 2, 67-9 at Sussex Central, a team ti- tle at the Glasgow Invitational wrestling tournament last week- end seemed improbable, implau- sible and downright impossible. "We just kept our kids focused on the long season and don't go into big tournaments thinking about team trophies," said Cape head coach Chris Mattioni. "We went into the finals close to tied with Lake Forest and we each had four kids with a shot at individual titles. We came out with four champions, and I'm not saying I'm surprised, but it's never hap- pened before in my coaching tenure." Cape won the team title (232.5) while Lake was second with 212.5 Continued on page 33 SPORT00 & OUTDOORS Cape's Kevin Smith (top) controls William Penn's Adem Draper en route to a victory in the semifinals of the Glasgow Invitatonal Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Jan. 5. Submitted photos Smith went on to defeat Jacob Hacker of Lake Forest 5-4 in the finals to claim the 130-pound individual weight class championship. No one in America can make change without a bar code scanner COMFORT ZONE - I was lis- tening to a football game - the In- ternational Bowl - on satellite ra- dio last Saturday between Rutgers and Ball State won by Rutgers 52- 30. A cutaway to a young woman serving as sideline reporter high- lighted the dangers of reporting on a game you never played. The quarterback dropped the direct center snap in the shotgun, or spread formation, causing the re- porter to say that the quarterback told her he is much more comfort- able with his head between the center's legs. Now everyone knew what She meant, so if you're the "back to you" play-by-play guy, your op- tions are to clarify: "She, of course, meant to say hands under the center." Or you could choose to ignore it, figuring you can only make it worse and, anyway, psy- chologists have proven that if you hear something the content of which is totally outrageous the first thing you do is to question your own hearing. "I know she didn't say that." Hillary Clinton, suddenly real- OFF THE HOOK Dave Frederick cism of the eloquent orator from Illinois: "It's not talking about change but whether you can make change that is important." I'm sure Barack can break a $20, but no one in American can make change anymore without a bar code scanner. TOM-TOM - You can't beat a Tom-Tom! It was scary, but last Saturday morning I traveled to a meeting of the Delaware Sports- gshe is n0t /aot  writers and Broadcasters AS- niutatut. ratty, itid'I1T'L"rlt--- tlon'%uumJy t,.t=d tt'a restaurant I never heard of with a chance to use my Christmas gift, an onboard GPS with the brand name Tom-Tom. The thing is freaky in its accuracy and I choose a British accent to tell me when to anticipate and then when to actually turn. And so there I was with GPS, radar detector, satellite radio and cell phone on the seat because it's dangerous to reach into a blue jean pocket just because your leg is vibrating. The annual DSBA banquet is Sunday, Jan. 27 at which time the Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Athlete of the Year will be announced. ROGER THE DODGER - I watched the Roger Clemens inter- view with 'q'ales from the Crypt" Mike Wallace on "60 Minutes" last Sunday night and my reaction was, "I like that big old Texas boy," and if he's been using steroids send me the web address of the online pharmacy. Clemens said to Wallace, 'rlae further up the flagpole you climb the more.ofy0u [mt i hwig,", I scratched my head on that one, but Clemens is right and he is also right that after 25 years in base- ball he deserves the benefit of the doubt and he benefits from my doubt because there is no way your jammed-up personal trainer injected you with B12 and Lido- caine shots then told federal au- thorities they were steroids. I have some close friends who are trainers and none of them could inject anyone without faint- ing. You can get some doctors to give you a testosterone injection - all you have to do is ask them. Clemens will testify in front of Congress in nine days. Fifteen years ago, Roger Clemens agreed to pitch the first two innings at the University of Texas spring game. The leadoff batter dug in his heels and Clemens threw the first pitch 95 miles an hour at his head. I am praying Roger goes "chin music" on some noodle senator. THE FAIR CATCH - The guys who make fair catches of NFL 50-yard, five-second hang time punts are among the best ath- letes in all of sports and they m, alg it, !.: re.,-Dgop j0 one punt and you are chump of the game. I want to see Tiger Woods field punts or Kobe Bryant or a big tackle like John Runyan. They have punting machines that send the ball into orbit so return men can practice catching them. I think it would make a game for Jungle Jim's. SNIPPETS - Antonio Gates, with his big hurt toe, is said to be in limbo for next weekend's game at Indy. I think the Catholics cancelled limbo and all those souls got kicked into heaven. How far is heaven? Ask Los Lonely Boys. Clemens is now suing his train- er for defamation. The defense against defamation, libel and slan- der is the truth. Clemens is going for the no-hitter in his defense, but the federal government is ulti- mately the last batter and when is the last time Uncle Sam took the collar? A very sad story down in North- ern Georgia Mountains about the lost hiker, a 23-year-old girl, kid- napped and killed by some old sJ',,lor SCal0abag,.  . ,,.,., Continued on page 34