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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 23 - February 29, 1996 - 41 Sports & Outdoors Cape whips Milford after stumbling against Ravens Team looking forward to next Tuesday's now Henlopen title match By Dave Frederick A Tuesday night, Feb. 20 North- ern Division showdown at Cape's Little Big House was "no contest" from "Jump SWeet" as Cape Hen- lopen kicked Milford out of the road like a three-legged lap dog at a Rotweilers' comvention, win- ning 63-37. The Vikings led 32-12 at the half sparked by the jump shooting and floor direction of junior point guard and Milford transfer Terry Hazzard. "We jumped on them so fast early and they just never respond- ed," Terry Hazzard said. "I know most of the players on the Milford team. It's a friendly rivalry but competitive." The Vikings were coming off a Sunday afternoon conference loss to the Sussex Tech Ravens 53-51. "I don't really understand what happened against Sussex Tech," Terry Hazzard said. "We all know that we're entering the most important part of the season. We're looking forward to the Hen- lopen Conference Champi- onships." Bobby Leggins, 12, and Darnell Strand, 14, were the defensive and offensive sparks for Cape as Mil-., ford trailed 47-21 entering the final period of play. "I hope we play Indian River for the Conference title," said Lamont Hazzard. "They beat us last year and we'd like another shot at them." Cape has rolled over most teams in the Henlopen Conference except for stumbling against Sus- sex Tech. "We lost to Saint Mark's by two and beat A.I. Dupont in a pre-sea- son scrimmage," Terry Hazzard said. "Going into the tournament we feel we're as good as anybody but we have some big games to play before we get there." NOTES - Cape's five seniors and their parents were honored before the game. Each of the five players, which included Darnell Strand, Lamont Hazzard, Mack Buckley, Dale Dunning and Greg Mansfield, scored in the gam e . Prior to the game the National Anthem was played by the Cape pep band and sung by Tyone Christopher, Allison Funds and Erin McClure. LATE ACTION - Cape dusted off Sussex Central in a make-up game Wednesday night 82-59 behind Cory Clouser's 19 and Lamont Hazzard's 18 points. Cape's record improved to (20-2, 18-1) while Sussex drops to (6-12, 6-15) The Vikings close out the regular season at Caesar Rodney this Friday night, Feb. 23 and will play for the conference champi- onship February 28 at Sussex Tech against the winner of the Thursday night Delmar versus Indian River showdown. JV UPDATE - The junior varsi- ty team of coaches Bob Fulton and Bud Hitchens have run to the edge of the table with a 19-0 record after victories over Delmar 48-27, Caesar Rodney 45-38, Sussex Tech 39-27, Milford 33-18 and Sussex Central 38-25. Cape is at Caesar Rodney Feb. 23 for their final game and a shot at an unde- feated season. Highlights and high scorers during the JV's recent run were Bo Hitchens, 12, and Kai Maull, 9, versus Delmar; Kai Maull, 14, Carl Floyd, 10, and Bo Hitchens, 10, versus Caesar Rod- ney; Carl Floyd, 14, Bo Hitchens, 8, and Kai Maull, 8, versus Sussex Tech; Kai Maull, 10, and Bo Hitchens, 10, versus Milford ; and Kai Maull, 9, Bo Hitchens, 8, and Scott Vickers, 8, versus Sussex Central. Cape led Sussex Central 26-23 at the half but outscored the Golden Knights 21-7 in the second half. Coaches praised the play of Scott Vickers who came off the bench to score eight points and pick off five steals. Angle Moon photo Cape's Robert Leggins goes airbound against Milford's David Briggs during his 12 point performance in the win. A message to schleppers with ordinary jobs FREDMAN'S TOP TEN - I heard a line used in a 1930s Boga- rt movie in which the bad guy said: "There's two things I don't like about you, mister, and they're both your face." I'd like to com- pile my own top ten list of why I no longer can stand the sight of David Letterman on TV or in the print media. Numbers ten through one are all Letterman's face. Ever since he pulled his egocentric dis- respecting of-the Lewes Punkin' Chunkers on national tele- vision refer- ring to the "Under Pres- sure"' team from Lewes as "Some guys out in the street", I haven't been THE FACE able to get with the Ball State grad and his endless series of inside jokes and faces that are supposed to be fun- ny. Letterman gave out an award at the ESPY award ceremonies on ESPN. It was a staged event com- bining "celebrities" with athletic heroes that was a message to us shleppers with ordinary jobs and lives that we should bow down and worship the privileged class of pampered prima donnas of this country. Now Letterman is part owner of a race car and may show up in the NASCAR pits. The "Morning Flakes" of WZBH, Jok- er and Ace, brought along a pump- kin to New York which has a great likeness of Letterman smoking a cigar. They were told by a stage hand: "Just keep that out of sight. Dave hates things like that." At least we agree on that point. Dave Frederick DEION AND STEVE- Speak- ing of faces we are all tired of see- ing, how about Deion Sanders and Steve Young doing Wheaties commercials? Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers looks like a farmer's bull as he grunts and blows air out his nose and the jumps off, sides hoodwinked by PEOPLE IN SPORTS that clever Mormon quarterback Steve Young. And Sanders drink- ing Diet Pepsi in a Road Runner cartoon. The advertising agencies on Madison Avenue must all think we're a bunch of morons. The chunkers need to hurl a few gourds in their direction. MISSING LINKS- If athletes and entertainers are fighting for the top rung along the evolution- ary ladder of power and influence, then just under the influence are the politicians. Now that the Pri- mary season is underway. ("I don't understand all this voting every week, ! thought your elec- tions were in November," Spanish exchange student Vincenti Vasquez asked me.) The entertain- ers are on the political Stumpf (Nancy get them off, they're smothering me.) endorsing their favorite candidates. Again ordi- nary people are left out in the cold. I'm for running a naturalized Pak- istani cab driver. Give us some- thing different America. We're tired of seeing the same old-but- rich faces. DIRTY WHITE BEARS- For- get the National Geographic pic- tures of glistening white polar bears barring their teeth as icy droplets of pure water puddles atop their bony but angular heads. Most polar bears look as funky as a Lewes snow drift three days after a blizzard. And they enjoy rummaging through land fills like we used to do in the Sussex Coun- ty good old days. The funky and spunky Polar Plunge for Special Olympics will take place Sunday, March 3 at the Cape Henlopen State Park in'Lewes. There will be a post plunge party at the BayCen- ter in beautiful downtown Dewey "OK, I sent my $50 for an overdue ticket so don't tow me" Beach. The Special Olympians depend on our support for this fundraiser so please raise some money and come jump. FRANKIE FREDERICKS SETS WORLD RECORD- My grandfather's name was Frankie Fredericks and he looked African - at least his eyebrows could have hidden several Bushmen of the Kalihari. Namibian sprinter Frankie Fredericks (there are two cities in Namibia named Rehoboth - go figure) set a world indoor record last week in the 100 meter dash by running 19.92 at the Continued on page 42