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60 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, February 21. February 27, 1997 From The Ca)e Gazette's Traveler Series* Mary Beanmn photo Frank Payton, who wrestles in the 171 pound slot for Cape Henlopen, finished the Vikings' final week of dual meet ac- t/on with a pin in the match against the Ravens of Sussex Tech. Frank is shown here wrestling in the Seaford tourna- ment in December. Cape wrestlers close season with two wins, prepping for tourney By Mary Beaman The Cape Henlopen High School Viking grapplers wrapped up their last week of dual meet ac- tion by muting the Ravens of Sus- sex Tech 54-21 on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Cape recorded nine pins along the way to victory. Straughn Gor- man (103), Eric Beaman (112), David Barlow (125), Damien Spicer (135), Theron Pavlik (145), Joe DeLoy (152), Matt Martin (160), Frank Payton (171) and Matt Graviet (HWT) were victori- ous for the Vikes. Later in the week, on Friday, Feb. 14, the Vikings pummeled the Woodbridge Raiders. The in- jury-riddled Raiders gave up four forfeits as Cape surpassed them by a score of 60-6. Cape received pins from Gorman, Barlow, Mar- tin, Imperial (189), and Graviet while Haxton, and DeLoy added wins by decisions. The win upped the Vikings' final season record to 8-5. The Henlopen Conference wrestling tournament begins to- day (Friday, Feb. 21) at 4 p.m. at Polytech High School in Wood- side. Finals will be wrestled on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Vikings are looking forward to the tour- ney. "We are a better tournament team and we hope to qualify as many as we can for the state tour- nament. Hopefully we'll come out on top of some of the other teams that beat us earlier," said Coach Chris Mattioni. Based on individual conference records, several of Cape's wrestlers should be seeded in the Delaware tournament. Mary Beaman photo Nick Imperial defeated his Woodbridge opponent with a pin during their Vikinp.Raiders match on F-iday, Feb. 14. Impe- rial wrestles in the 189 pound slot for the Vikings. Ed and Nina Patchell of Lewes read their Cape Gazette in the Pana- manian Choco village deep in the Darien Jungle. Sometimes proper dress includes the Cape Gazette Have you ever felt uncomfortably overdressed for the occasion? Ed and Nina Patchell of Lewes did in February of 1996. They took a dugout canoe, and their Cape Gazette, for a I I/2 hour trip up the Sambu River to reach a village of Choco Indians in the Darien Jungle. *Bugs are scarce but the sun is intense," wrote Nina. "Choco women wore a native print length of red cotton wrapped around the waist and the men a tiny G-string from which hung a streamer of red cotton approximately eight inches wide and below knee length. Children dressed as their parents and most all the natives wore beads of seeds and shells. They often paint fancy designs on their skin made from a black seed Juice. The Indians are rarely over five feet tall and of stocky stature. They have straight black hair, brown eyes and dark brown skin. Since the Choco village is inaccessible to large ships, the natives have limited contact with the outside world. Their unspoiled innocense and primitive mode of life reflect the basic needs of food, shelter and family. No crime exists because the only per- sonal possessions are straw mats and hammocks for sleeping, a few cooking uten- sils, pieces of cotton material and the hut in which generally three generations of the wife's family live. All else is shared by the tribe. To earn money for a few worldly sta- ples, the men carve figures from rosewood or ivory nuts. The women weave beautiful baskets with Indian designs from natural materials and dyes. Obviously the Choco Indians are far removed from politics. Maybe they are luckier than wet" We accept  and  as payment for Cape Gazette subscriptions. To have your credit card billed, please include your number and expiration date, Let us know which subscription category you would like and include your phone number so we can contact you if necessary. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 1 Year in county ........................... $25.00 6 months in county ........................ 12.50 I year out of county ....................... 40.00 6 months out of county .................. 20.00 Student (9 months) ...................... $30.00 Snowbird (in Sussex part of the year, eLsewhere the rest) ............... 30.00 Sr. citizen discount (62) subtract $2 for 1 yr., $1 for6 nma. I