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People Continued from page 54 Passed by polyester porlers and one-legged men on canes. But the power of one is all that concerns you. Even if the power resides in a double X body for two. Walk and waddle. Curse and spit. Spray a shrub while you're getting fit. Blister those 'feet and ball up your jockies. Run in place in the. garage to the theme of "Rocky." The property values are declin-, ing and here's the rub. Coming to a neighborhood near you. THE WILD DOG WALKING CLUB !" SNIPPETS- Cape's Matt Mar- tin (160) has been a surprise this wrestling season jumping out to an 8-2-1 record. Straughn Gorman (103) is undefeated at 4-0 with four pins...In 1978 Cape Charles Turner (167) wrestling for head coach Bill Collick won the state championship with a 28-0 record which included27 pins. Turner al- so triple jumped 46' feet and high jumped 6'10" making him one of the greatest athletes in the history of Cape sports...Anyone needing pledge forms for the Feb. 2 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics can pick them up at the Cape Gazette or Cape Henlopen High School. Last year a blizzard closed the park.-("You can't come in here Fredman!" said Pat Cooper) and the Iflunge moved'to March. Four hundred crazies did the cannon- ball run last year.., Cape Rel [ion Athletes Of The Week Another full-blown shotgun season for deer occurs next week from Jan. 13 through Jan. 18. Lo- cal body shops have averaged from eight to 10 deer hits this sea- " son with average body damage in the range of $2,600 dollars... Jamie Walls is the buttkicker for the Cape Henlopen math team. The senior middie from the lacrosse team is the primary num- ber on the squad followed by the square root of two, Brett Williams. Jamie is currently ranked ninth in region six out of 71 students...Captain H.D. Par- sons of Fisherman's Wharf has agreed to play with the Polar Bears for the coming Feb. 2 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. A Polar Bear sightseeing cruise will leave the docks at high noon for the 40-minute ride around the Cape. Coffee and sticky buns will be served inside the heated cabin. Dennis Forney will provide narra- tion and historical perspective on geographic landmarks you never before imagined could be remote- ly interesting. "I can put the boat just about on the beach," Captain H.D. said. Cost of the cruise is $20 and dag- gonit I wish I wasn't busy. Call the Wharf for reservations (on the boat or about Forney) or chance boarding at the dock. Go on now gift Angle Moon photo Cape wrestler David Barlow, at the 125 pound weight class, attempts to pull Dover's Jesse Dickson's shoulders to the mat during last Friday's, Jan. 3 match. Barlow won the match by a score of 10-4 helping to keep Cape in the match until Matt Graviet's heavyweight heroics. MATT GRAVIET Dover coach Harry Rigby skated in front of his bench like a hockey player flying fast and stopping abruptly as his heavyweight scored early and led Matt Graviet 5- I in the second period. "I ad- mit I was nervous," said Cape coach Chris Mattioni. "I kept waiting for Matt to shoot." Graviet took down exhausted Randy Whitham and pinned him with 1:10 left to ice a 32-27 victory for the Vikings. "I like the feeling of pressure and everyone in the gym cheering for me," Graviet said. KATIE DELCAMPO Katie came up big in the biggest game on the sched- ule scoring 25 points as the Vikings knocked off the Red Raiders of Ursuline 68-62 for the school's first-ever victo- ry over Ursuline. "We were leading the whole game and then they caught up and tied us in the finai period and I really got nervous," Katie said. DelCampo is headed to the University of North Car- olina Wilmington next sea- son but would like to hang a state championship banner from the rafters before head- ing south. CA] GAZETTE, Friday, January 10 - January 16, 1997 - 55 Graviet's pin in f'mal match ices (:ape's upset victory over Senators By Dave Frederick The fire down below stoked the stove for the showdown of the main course as the Cape wrestling team upset the Dover Senators 32- 27, Friday, Jan. 3, for the first vic- tory Over the Harry Rigby- coached team since 1990. "I thought when I looked at the match-ups that it may come down to Graviet," (heavyweight) said coach Chris Mattioni. "I had hoped we could put it away before that. How many times can you ask a young athlete to come through in the clutch?" After Matt Martin (160) earned a hard-fought 10-4 victory over Joel Boyd, Cape led on the score- board 26-17. But Frank Payton (major) and Bryan Calloway (pin) fought valiantly but lost setting up the heavyweight showdown. Graviet fell behind early to the inexperienced Randy Whitham, a muscular fullback recruited off the football team. "He was strong and smarter than I thought," Graviet said. "I need to 'shoot' more often but I don't have enough confidence. The one time I went in low I got him. It feels great to wrestle and win under all this pressure." Cape turned up the heat early on the Senators, getting pins from lead-off men Straughn Gorman (103 at 1:48) and Eric Beaman (112 at 25 seconds). "Our first two guys are as good as any in the state," said Mationi. "They set the tone and the exam- ple for the rest of the line-up." Freshman Zach Sieber (I 19) did his job beyond expectations los- ing 10-4 to veteran Greg Postal and only "giving up" four team points. "Zach fought like a cham-, pion," Mattioni said. "Staying away from the pin was a major victory in the game plan." David Barlow (125) decisioned Jesse Dickson 10-4 but Dover won the next three weight classes putting the pressure on Theron Pavlik (145) to turn the tide back toward Cape. The Pavman went to work showing no emotion on the outside en route to decisioning Keith Feeney 13-8. Joe DeLoy (160) started slow but "wore out" Nick Hampton for a tech fal,l 21-5 and five team points. Matt Martin's decision at 160 set the table for Graviet's heroics. KAREN MILLER Karen has co-captained two cheerleading squads this year including soccer with Megan Jefferson and wrestling with Sarah Tice. "We sit opposite the bleach- ers in two rows of six,  Karen said. "Banging on the floor and saying the wrestler's name out loud re- ally gets their attention. I have a total of six seasons of cheerleading experience. Karen plans to attend Delaware in the fall. Cheer- leaders are a much appreci- ated adjunct to successful sports teams. MAGGIE WIDDOES Cape senior Maggie Wid- does, along with Katie Del- Campo, engineered the biggest upset in Cape girls basketball history when the Vikings defeated Ursuline 68-62 on Friday, Jan. 3. Mag- gie scored 17 points in the victory and added double digit rebounds for the total team effort. DelCampo and Widdoes represent the most potent one-two offensive punch of any girls basket- ball team in the state of Delaware.