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76 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 27 - April 2, 1998 SPOR'I'S & OUTDOORS , o r Cape rocks, and rolls while sizzling Christiana 22-0 Lingo and Steele score hat tricks with ear muffs By Dave Frederick LEWES - Early in the first quarter during Monday night's Cape home opener against Chris- tiana a group collision occurred in the Cape offensive end. Lacrosse scrums resemble kernels in a hot air-fired popcorn maker with air- borne bodies pinging into each other and bouncing off the lid. A large Christiana defender, belly up on the field, rolled on his back from side to side, making gurgling sounds while clutching his neck. Angelic looking Billy "Badboy" Lingo stood close by without expression as the Chris- tiana coaches rushed onto the field. The coach fired some aggressive non-printable lan- guage in Lingo's direction. "Wor- ry about your own people," the ref said, inviting Lingo from the neighborhood. "I have no idea what happened, but I guess part of my stick must have caught him in the neck," Lingo said. "It wasn't intentional so it really didn't bother me." The defender was pronounced OK but was mad and so were his teammates. Little No. 11 was a marked man and Lingo responded by scoring the next 2 goals and 5 for the ballgame, including a Angle Moon photo Logan Short works his way toward the goalin the face of a Christiana defender. behind-the-backer. Christiana got mad but couldn't get even as Cape went on to light up the stadium 22- 0 in a game that could have been much worse. The lax waxing was viewed in the perspective of the larger pic- ture and that is a Thursday, March 26 home showdown against two- time defending state champion Caesar Rodney, who was pasting Newark 12-1 before easing offthe throttle. "We substituted freely in the second period when the score was 8-0," said coach Steve Aubrey. "We need to work together to get ready for CR. It's not a time to take.a night off." Scott Steele also scored 5 goals, including an airborn.e zinger com- -ing from behind the net. Josh Wyatt and Derrick Quillen added 3 goals each, while David Steele and Jamie Pratt each scored a pair of goals. Defensively the Vikings looked strong in recording the shutout with Matt Hall, Corey Mah0ney and Brett Williams protectifig Bil- ly Brennan in the goal. Cape blows out CR 16-3 Cape's lacrosse team won the battle of the state's lacrosse titans Thursday night humbling Caesar Rodney 16-3. Cape sprinted out to a 7-0 halftime lead dominating eve), phaze of the game. Top scorers for Cape were Billy Lingo, 5; Scott Steele, 4; Derrick Quillen, 3; Josh Wyatt, 2; and David Steele, 2. Cape'goalie Billy Breunan was virtually untested thanks to defend- ers Jimmy Derrick, Matt Hall and Corey Mahoney. Coach Steve Aubrey said it may have been the most complete lacrosse game Cape has ever played. Cape athletes privileged to have 19B coaches KILLER Bs - The rule is called 19B and it's been around for so long that little thought is given to it - sort of a Pythagorean theorem of sports rules. It's the rule that allows nonteaching community people to coach scholastic sports teams. Looking down the sidelines last Monday night during Cape's lacrosse win over Christiana, I counted four 19B coaches, which included head Steve Aubrey, who owns a construction company; offensive coach Mark D'Ambrogi, who works for Atlantic Cellular; Tim Mahoney, a former Towson defenseman who works in real estate; and Shawn Williams, a col- lege student who was Cape's first African American lacrosse player and voted Cape's Outstanding Athlete his senior year. I'm a lacrosse fan and I thought, "How lucky these kids are to be in the hands of four good people who are current with what's happening in their sport, know how to teach the skills needed to play at the next level and understand how to man- age teenage talent in a combative PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick and emotional sport. A SEASON FOR POP POP - Carly Shirmer will be the starting centerfielder for the Cape softball team when the team opens the sea- son against Indian River. Coach Bill Cordrey worked hard to con- vince the talented senior to try out for the team. "I'm glad I'm play- ing now that I'm out there," Carly said. "I'm really having fun." Car- ly is dealing with the per- sonal loss of her beloved grandfather Dick Baker. "We were really close," Carly said. "He died March 19 at 5:20 a.m. He SHIRMER was 73 years old. He worked as a Milford polic officer, then in electronics at Draper King Cole as a truck driver and night watchman for Reed Trucking. He just did all kinds of stuff." Carly is the daughter of Donna Baker, a former 1,000- point scorer for Cape, and has three sisters: Stacy, Lauri and Amanda, and a brother, Jacob. Larry Shirmer, a Vietnam veteran, is Carly's father. Carly remains very close to her grandmother Neva. "I'm dedicating my season to my Pop Pop," Carly said. "I'm just going to go out there and work harder. But I really miss him." TIGER PAWS - Clemson- bound Cape students Kai Maull and Rochelle Knapp will celebrate their 18th birthdays next week. "Don't forget Tuesday," said Rochelle, this year's MVP cheer- leader. "And what is it I'm not supposed to forget?" I asked my Problems of Democracy student. "Don't forget to bring a cake for us. We'll decorate it so you don't have to worry about that." Am I going to do it? When's the last time you were invited to a birth- day party for 18-year-olds? I don't care if a sheet cake is my price of admission. GUEST WRITER OF THE WEEK - Dr. Charles Epifanio, who prefers to be called Chuck when his name is paged at the Col- lege of Marine Studies Cannon Building, did his graduate study at Duke University after he was rejected by Trenton State College. I offered Dr. Chuck this space to express his sentiments on Duke's recent loss to Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. "Fred, I didn't expect Duke to win. After all, they're a young team that was playing in front of a hos- tile crowd for the second straight weekend. They had a couple of tough calls down the. stretch and with a little luck they might have done it. I was real proud of both teams. After the game, I called my cousin in Louisville to congratu- late him. That was right after I threw my beer through the TV screen!" SWEET SIXTEEN - The expression "sweet 16 and never been kissed" is unfamiliar to today's young generation. How about a couple of my bachelor friends, "Sweet midlife and you ain't got no wife." The Sweet Six- teen weekend of college basket- ball is the absolute best TV week- end of the year, although the New Year's Day bowl weekend and the NFL conference championships are a close second. And what a bonus to be able to watch all those Continued on page 77