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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 17 - January 23, 1997 - 55 SPORTS & 'OUTDOORS Cape boys take four straight: head into "the main event" By Dave Frederick Heavyweight Evander Holyfield calls'himself"The Real Deal." The Cape Henlopen boys basketball team, after being TKO'd in the Slam Dunk Tourna- ment, emerging with a 13 record, has knocked off four straight "pretenders" and now rests 5-1 in Con- ference play and 5-3 overall. But now the "real deal" begins as the finally heilthy Vikings face Sussex Central (H), Delmar (H), Indian River (A), and "Seeing Bobby (Leggins) play was a good f( cling," Clouser said. "Even though he didn't play dl that much, we know he'll be ready for the stretch n m. We need his experience and leadership. We've w m four straight with people hurt and now we needo con- vince our fans that we're as good as we wer,; when the season started." Power forward O.J. Wilson (10) and athle! ic Olin Bolden (12) ripped down numerous reboundJ; while Seaford (H) in successlon. The main event has staking Cape to a 46-391ead going into the fin al peri- arrived for Coach Jerry Pdden and his Vikings. od. Terry Hazzard, a Milford transfer, ran the )ffense The Vikings defeated !,not all that Milford last in his usual unselfish style, scoring eight poi M  while Tuesday night 54-42, outscoring the Bues 34,22 in setting up his teammates. ,, / the second half behind Cory Ciouser's 15 points, "Every game is a big game for US, Hazzad said. inclUding 8-10 from the flee throw line in the final "These next four games will be toss ups. No,he will period. Continued on page 57 Skoglund resigns as i Cape hockey coach Ruth Skoglund set a goal for herself while coachilg The Rehoboth Seahawk field hock- ey team in the early seventies. "I wanted to coach Cape to a state title ," she said. SKOGLIJND Skoglund has resigned after a fiye year reign of teri'or that will be a hard act to follow. She won her state title in 1995. : Viking girls 8-0 after victory over Milford without power player Katie Del- Campo, who sat out the gane with a twisted ankle, l By Dave Frederick The Cape Henlopen girls bas- ketball team defeated Milford last Tuesday 58-34 behind 22 points from Maggie Widdoes and 18 markers from Cape's new found scoring machine Kim Smith. The victory raises Cape's season record to 8-0. The Vikings have five Henlopen games to play before traveling to Newark to face the Spartans of Saint Mark's. The big story surrounding Cape's expected victory over Mil- ford was that it was accomplished "We have several plays cen- tered around Katie versus the man for man defense," said teammates Kim Smith and Carrie Lingo. "Fortunately they didn't runa man for man defense," Lingo said. Crystal Alexander stepped into the starting lineup in the 41 of DelCampo. Unofficiallleports have DelCampo missing the next two.weeks with a sever ankle sprmn. Angle Moon photo Cory Clouser eyes the hoop as Laurers David Ellis attempts to block his progress along the baseline. Angle Moon photo Cape's cheerleaders rally the crowd during a recent game in the gym at Cape Henlopen High School. PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick because Straughn messed with his docile dog Killer while the dog . was sleeping and Killer (with his one free bite still in the bag) nipped Straughn on the face near the eye. An infection resulted and Straughn had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. "We've had a lot of bad luck with the schedule and guys not coming out for the team, but Straughn and his dog beats them /. said. Next time it may be safer for Straughn just to back over Killer. Not with a car you sick puppies! LUNAR CYCLE- In case you haven't noticed, the moon is waxing this werk. Full moon fever is upon --us. The loonies are tuning up their engines. Cops have bee telling the behavioral scientists for gener- ations that bizarre behavigr inten- sifies under the glare of the full moon. Talk to a school teacher or coach and you'll hear expFessions like, "Lawrence Talbot iS in my fourth period honors clas." On the sports side of things, i the full moon is a good time to embark or just bark in general on a unrea- sonable challenge like dging toe raises with 200 pounds n your My Fire" or walking from Lewes to Smyrna backwards. Dr. Timo- thy Leary (he was in Little Heav- en before he died) called the radi- cal element The Lunatic Fringe. "The full moon does tend to pro- voke crises in those who are already disturbed," said Dr. Ravitz of Duke University. Or, in the word of Hunter Thompson: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Sports translation: Don't schedule an emotionally disturbed team during the phase of the full moon. THE CHEESE SPREAD- I'm a large small market sports jour- nalist who often gets fed questions about professional sports contests. The best place to look for the line on a given game is the published Las Vegas Sports line. That is the group with the most insider infor- mation and the most to lose. The early line on the Super Bowl is Green Bay by 13 points. The over-under is 52 1/2. If anyone with the favorite. Over the long run you will never lose if you can get that kind of action. But why have sports and gambling become so closely intertwined? Maybe because the games themselves are too boring to carry the action. MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND- American holidays always become something other than what they represent on a Monday calendar. Holidays are by definition vacation time. Ironical- ly, the celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. has become a three day mid-winter break where the government workers take off and drive theirT Mercedes and BMWs to the beach for dinner and relaxation. It's noticeable that Tiger Woods, the linkster of color who is the best golfer on the planet right now, has elected to skip the PGA's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic this week- end. Maybe it's out of respect or Continued on page 56 up as a child (how else! do you grow up?) we had a calico cat named Checkers. Cantankerous Checkers would curl up on my bed and sleep for hours (o.k. -idays), I could never resist sticking my face into her fluffy abdomen area because it felt so good and because of the danger. Once every so often Checkers would:kick the crud from my cheeks anff run into the closet. "When that Cat dies, it's time for me to go too," my mother used to say. And then one day she backed over Checkers in the driveway with her 1959 Ply- mouth Savoy and the 14-year-old face skinner was plant food. We buried her in the backyard garden and for the next three nights Luigi The Beagle brought the exhumed Checkers to the kitchen table and dumped her across someone's feet. Family pets make great sto- ries. Last week hard tdck Cape wrestling coach Chris Mattioni lost Straughn Gorman (103 pounder) for a couple Of weeks Waxing moon gives rise to thoughts of lunacy DOG BITES MAN - Growing all," Mattioni back to the long version of "Light wants to bet you straight up, go