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I CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March U - March 14, 2005 - Ul iii i !    @  : #     i iii i i iiiiii!i))ii         : i ii! iiiiil iii i  i       :: i i iiii i ii ..... i ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::  :. :::. :iii;::::ii i g: iiii:: :::.:: :: :: :::: ::g::i:: ::{:N:::.?"i i iiiiNii :: ::i !i ::ii?::i i::!:.i::: ii:  i:.] .................................. I...I.I ......................... I.I ......... I.. : ........................ ......................................... I.l.l..??i.i.[.i.i..i.-i...[ ....................... .,................,..........,.,, ................ . SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape boys lacrosse t00opes to erase memory of 2004 Cape middie Bobby Hop- kins dodges a defender as he moves the ball downfield during a recent practice. By Dave Frederick The Cape lacrosse team is back out to practice nine months after staring down the worst season in the sport's storied history at Cape Henlopen High School. Head coach Mark D'Ambrogi, with a pair of state championships under his belt, knows that last year's 2-11 record can only be summed up by a quote from the recently deceased gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, "When the going gets weird the weird turn pro." -Cape played the state's best teams down to the wire losing one goal games to A.I. Dupont, St. Mark's and Salesianum. The Vikings also took several trips across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge always looking for challenges and opportunities to up their game. Lost to graduation from last years team are Jim Kleb, Jesse Billings and Tyler Clark. Joey Tabler has decided to work on his football conditioning and will not return to the goalie Cage. Continued on page 112 Dan Cook photos Tom Grogan, left, battlesAlex Lantz in a practice session last week as lacrosse season gets under way. The Vikings lacrosse team hopes to improve on a dismal 2-11 season last year Lacrosse is a tight knit family, and Cape lax is on the map BELGH/M BILLY - I received this email message from Billy Lingo, which preceded his report- ing0f the Starbo's victory Over New Castle on March 6. I thought it was funny, and rather than ask Bill's permission, I just printed his words. I'm such a jerk. "Fredman: I'm going to Bel- gium tomorrow to see my girl- friend (the same girl from when I was the oldest guy ever to go to prom), and I'm dreading the flights and foreigners. I haven't been able to think straight for a week, and I still might try to miss the flight on purpose." Bill's girlfriend is Casey Cahill, former Cape field hockey and soccer player, and owner of the prettiest smile anyone ever did See. Dave Frederick COACH STEVENSON - Ed Stevenson js the head lacrosse coach of Binghamton University. Coach Stevenson is a straight-up good guy whom I fast met when he was an assistant at UMBC. In his own words Ed writes to me af- ter my request for a Scan Meluney picture. "llaanks, Dave. I do remember you and all of the boys. I recruit- ed most of the guys from Cape, including Scott Steele, Matt Hall, PEOPLE IN SPORTS Joe Cahill, Malik Lopez, Tom and Jack Frederick, Joe Vavala and Sean Meluney. Please give my re- gards to all of my friends down there." Lacrosse is a tight-knit family and Cape lacrosse is on the map. It is a program that has sent ath- letes to the next level. LAND CRUISER - The girl I have lusted after for years was discounted and I thought I may have a shot at her. But even with a $9,500 dollar discount, this top- of-the-line, all-wheel drive 2004 honey was still $53,000. Thank- fully the salesman at Hertrich's in Milford sized me up and any fool could see I was no player. "There's been a lot of interest in that car," he said. "It even has a camera that shows what's behind you when you're backing up." But that car is not for a normal person, but rather some hot shot doctor, lawyer or Indian chief. My retirement dream is tO be paid by Toyota Motor Corporation to drive a Land Cruiser north to south over the African continent making fun of people along the way, and then to do the same thing in South America. I mean my ret- rospective ethnography will be of a humorous nature. I'm not mak- ing fun of any local hostiles while they are close enough to retaliate. THE FORGOTTEN - I attend- ed a memorial service on March 7, for Tom Shockley of Lewes, who died suddenly last week in Florida at the age of 54. Tom's son Mike is engaged to my daughter Carrie. Mike is a young man of solid character - what we old guys call a "great kid." Ed Shockley sang two songs at the service, "The Green, Green Grass of Home" and "Just a Clos- er Walk With Thee." Ed's voice fdled the room at Parsell funeral home and you couldn't help but cry. I was certainly saddened that Mike had lost his dad, a man who grew up as an old-school Lewes character inside a town filled with friends. The overwhelming mo- ment for me was when two young Marines unfolded the American flag as "Taps" was played. Tom Shockley was a Marine who served in Vietnam. The younger Marines were sending Tom to the green, green grass of home. Marines don't leave their dead be- hind. The ceremony was under- stated and the war that tore apart a nation a distant and foggy memo- ry. The flag was refolded and handed to the young son of a hero who sneaked out of town quietly. MARATHONING - Let's get this straight one time and it's no joke. I used to run road races and once ran a 3:38 marathon and 43 minute 10K. Was I thinner then? Was your mom? I'm just playing here. On Sunday, March 13, 25,000 runners will run the 20th annual Los Angeles Marathon. Most of them are college-educated white people with too much leisure time on their hands. Many modern day marathon runners don't train with any intensity. They don't put in adequate mileage then they run 26 miles in more than five hours and want to be athlete of the week in the local paper. But I have the ul- timate respect for anyone who can handle 10 weeks of serious train- ing and then step to the line to challenge the Marathon. CLINTON'S CARDIOLO- GIST - Bill Clinton had surgery to remove fluid and scar tissue from the left side of his chest. The author of "I Did Not Have Sex With That Woman" has noth- ing on the language of his doctor. "What has happened here is an extremely unusual result of a common process," said Dr. Craig Smith, who performed Clinton's bypass operation. I think Bubba looks a little haggard after his by- pass surgery. He certainly didn't need to travel to Tsunami Land, but the boy is an Alpha Make player. Jay Leno joked on the ''Tonight Show," "Clinton will be in the hospital from three to 10 days - it depends on how good looking the nurses are." TICE TICKETS - Mike Tice, the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings at $1 million dollars a season, is in trouble for scalping Continued on page 118