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42- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 23 -February29, 1996 People, Continued from page 41 Lievin (France) Intemationai. If a bystander were to step into the path of a human being running that fast it would knock all the teeth clear out of his skull. Freder- icks is a double threat this sum- mer to capture the 100m and 200m at the Olympics along with the honor of"World's Fastest Hu- man." My grandfather would be proud - and loud. FREIGHT TRAIN, I was pulling a freight train .Sunday af- ternoon going around the Balti- more Beltway listening to the fi- Radio race car an- nouncers are the best of the breed, a sort of throwback to when microphones were manned by profes- sional broadcasters, not retired profes- sional athletes. nal 23 laps of the Daytona 500 on an AM radio station. Radio race car announcers are the best of the breed, a sort of throwback to when microphones were manned by professional broadcasters, not retired professional athletes. I don't know the math, but Dale T "  , Cape swim team interest cresting By Dave Frederick Diving into the local history of "Where's the swimming pool?" and "Why doesn't the high school use the YMCA pool that's housed in a Cape Henlopen-leased building for instruction and a swim team?" is an un- derwater trek through murky waters. But the issues sporadically surface like a family of Beluga whales in the Arctic Ocean. Recently a concerned parent of a young swimmer sent a letter to the athletic director of Cape, expressing the desire to see Cape start a high school swim team using,the lx)ol at the YMCA for practice. The letter was for- warded to the school superintendent, who kicked it back to the chairperson of the athlet- ic committee. "At this point we're just looking for a place to practice d a practice time," said chair-. person of the school board's athletic commit- tee, Becky Millman. "Unti! that is settled we can't move any further. Obviously the Sussex County YMCA is the most convenient place for ourstudents but it's not the only_ place." Dave Frederick photo YMCA swim team members excited about a Cape team include (l-r) Taylor Marshall, KeHanne Bailey, Lauren Fuqua, Ben Tang, and Heather Stevenson. The machinery is now in motion for re- search and feasibility not to mention coopera- tion between the agencies of the YMCA and the Cape Henlopen School District. Several parent letters have followed the first, with some mentioning that Sussex Cen- tral High School is starting a swim team and will use the new pool at Howard T. Ennis to practice. Caesar Rodney practices and competes at the Lake Forest pool (built with federal mon- ey that could have been Cape's) and the ques- tion on the pool deck is why can't Cape do the same thing? The current Cape Henlopen High School building, which was opened in 1976, Shows brick cut-outs for doors on the athletic end of the building. The long range plan was for a swimming pool to be built sometime into the future, but that future just never happened. Swimming has grown in popularity locally with bonafide summer swim teams at the Re- hoboth Country Club and Lewes Yacht Club. Many of these talented athletes are now swimming for the YMCA in the winter but would like to someday represent their high school. The twofold question is swimming for sur- vival and swimmingfor competition. Cape teaches neither. The prevailing backwards logic in the early seventies was, "Why do we need a swimming pool with all this water around here?" Part of that question has been answered by tragedies involving young people without sufficient survival skills. And our athletes from the beach feel they also need a swim team so the elite swimmers can compete and become local lifeguards and pass on their tal- ents to younger kids. The wave of enthusiasm for a swim team at Cape is cresting and will happen sooner or later. This time the doors are not bricked over. Jarrett traveled over 50 miles be- fore I covered 20. But I never got loose in the rear. Cape Henlopen Athletes Of The Week PICABO, I'M WATCHING YOU!- Downhiller Picabo Street, a silver medalist at the 1994 Olympics, won the world champi- onship downhill at the World Alpine Championships in Spain last weekend. The Streets of Rab- bits Ferry are now claiming Pi- cabo trained on their road and had her skis custom made at Street's Welding. SNIPPETS- Cleveland lost its football team but not The Browns and now Baltimore has the team but wants its old name back from Indianapolis. The name "Ravens" is gathering momentum because of the Edgar Alan Poe (but you can call me Alpo) connection, but Art Modell said the team would look too much like Sussex Tech... The River is cresting down to Sel- byville and look out for the Indi- ans of coach Pat Kelly if his team captures the South and meets Cape for the Henlopen Confer- ence championship. Indian River is always tough in the big games... The Georgetown Oyster eat is this Frid, ay nigh t at the fire hall so clean off your clogging boots and jump up and down on your fa- Vorite redneck hat and bring along a couple pairs of rubber gloves. You're sure to meet plenty of... ah, go on now, git! TERRY HAZZARD Any team wishing to slow down Cape Henlopen bet- ter get the point. Running the point for Cape Hen- lopen is left-handed gun slinger, Terry Hazzard. Hazzard has been neutral- izing defensive pressure all season while deftly running the controls for coach Jerry Peden's patterned offense. "You have to be unselfish at the point,'Hazzard said. ALEXIA WAPLES Alexia Waples' greatest as- set is her court quickness. She is the quickest player off the bench for Coach Ralph Bayko's Lady Vikings, usual- ly giving inside rebounder Wilma Coursey a break from the action. Alexia is accus- tomed to coming to the res- cue, having been the first person off the bench for Coach Ruth Skoglund's field hockey team. She is one of her team's best defensive weapons. STRAUGHN GORMAN Straughn Gorman went in- to the Heuiopen Conference Wrestling Championships last weekend ranked last and finished third, posting an im- pressive 4-1 recoml over two days of competition. "I had to lose two pounds in one day to make weight," Gorman said. "That's hard to do when you only weigh 105 "pounds." Gor- man will join five of his team- mates this weekend at the state meet in Dover. CHUCK JONES Senior Chuck Jones looks like an offensive tackle for the school's footbfll team. Chuck is the top scorer for this year's Cape Henlopen Math Team and finished in second place for Region Six. Chuck is also ranked 20th in the state out of 326 aspiring Euclideans. UChuck is dedicated, a great thinker and enjoys the competition," said his Coach Mauren LeClerc.