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People Continued from page 71 expedition complete with flying gaffs and .38 automatic pistols sounds like fun. And where is there a law that boats have to be named after women and the cap- tains should be man7 How about a make trip aboard the Blue Leroy? TOUGH LOSS- The passing last Monday of former Salisbury State football (44-11-1) and wrestling coach Mike McGlincbey deeply touched thou- sands of athletes and scores of coaching colleagueswho respect- ed Coach McGlinchey's talent for motivating young men to achieve excellence. McGlinchey had been a guest speaker at several Cape Henlopen sports banquets over the years and was a personal. friend of former Cape Henlopen coaches Rob Schroeder and Bit! Collidk. McGlinchey really was an "Iron Mike", fit and healthy and hard as steel. When he was first diagnosed with a neural mus- cular disorder in 1989, there was deep concern among his coaching peers. I remember stories of McGlincbey dedicating himself to the weight room and getting slronger. That's what real athletes do, they fight back. Losing a mus- cular, high energy dynamo of a motivating coach, with strong family values, to a progressively weakening muscular disease frankly kind of sucks. It is a faith tester for all his friends. But Coach McGlinchey left a legacy of confronting adversity head on. It would just be easier if he were here to do the coaching. SNIPPETS- Cape basketball player Terry Hazzard had a big weekend. Friday night at the Blue-Gold extravaganza, the point guard won the slam dunk contest besting Dwight Young. On Saturday night Terry scored 15 points in the statewide Blue- Gold all-star game and placed second in the slam dunk cq0test. And then on Sunday Hazzard was chosen to the Delaware Broad- casters and Sportswriters all-state fn'st team. There was genuine excitement in the Cape dug-out following last Tuesday's 1-0 shutout victory over Indian River. The impressive part was that guys who didn't play were jumping for joy talking about their contributions to the win. It's nice to see the team con-" cept actually working. Congratu- lations to coaches Barry Lynch and Tim Clousen. It was also inspiring to see Cape Athletic Director Bud Hitchens raking the infield after the game. Hey Bud, you missed a spot!... And now, ebonics actually found in a Dodge Dakota truck brochure: "Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack got big tires and a five-speed stick." Go no now, Jack. Gift Cape lacrosse opens se.ason with. two strong wins; outscores Cambridge, Cll00flana 29-7 By Dave Frederick The Cape Henlopen lacrosse team is out of the blocks like gang busters as the Road War- riors of Coach Steve Aubrey have outscored Cambridge O5- 4) and Christiana (14-3) by the combined score of 29-7 to open the season 2-0. "We're playing good team ball and solid defense," Aubrey said. "Winning on the road is never a guarantee and it's a credit to the kids that they have remained fo- eu.d.'= Billy "Bingo" Lingo was the scoring machine against Cam- bridge scoring six goals while dishing off four assists. The rest of the scoring parade included Scott Steele 3, Josh Wyatt 2, Ryan Short 2, and sin- ami e goals by Derrick Quillen and e Walls. Sophomore Matt Hall had an impressive game at close de- fense leadfng the team in ground balls and take-aways; Rich "Slimdaddy" Welsh and Jimmy Derrick also played well for the defense. Goalie Mike "Eggy" Golder spent lonely time in the goal on- ly recording four saves. Back-up goalie Billy Brennan also had a pair of fourth quarter saves. Jamie Pratt (face-offs) and Brett Williams (long stick mid- die) saw playing time while working their way into the varsi- ty picture. Last Monday the Vikings of Cape out-hit and out-scored the Vikings of Christiana 14-3 be- hind four goals by the "Mad Stork" Ryan Short. Other goals were scored by Josh Wyatt 2, Scott Steele 3, Billy Lingo 3, Jamie Walls and Derrick Quillen 2. "We're a team not based on one or two players," said Scott Steele who as a freshman played on the team that reached the state finals. "We don't play Sallies or Caesar Rodney until the last two games of the season," Steele said. "People aren't looking at us as the team to beat so we will just see what happens." Face-off specialist Matt Mar- tin was insWamental in the victo- ry winning 11 of 18 face-offs. After hosting Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, March 27, the Vikings will play in the Mt. SL Joseph's tournament on March 29 in Baltimore, Maryland. Cape will play Archbishop Curley (where's Monsignor Me?) in the first game at 10:30 and then play the winner of Sidwell Friends and Mt. St. Josephs at 2:30. Notes: Former Cape player Spencer Steele scored a goal and had an assist for Farfield in a 24- 5 loss to Loyola of Maryland. Farfield is a Jesuit school in southern Connecticut and an up- and-coming Division 1 lacrosse program... Tom and Jack Freder- ick, Division 1 players at UMBC last year, have transferred to the University of Delaware. After sitting out this spring, the twins will resume their lacrosse ca- reers in the fall season... Pat Scarpelli, who coached Sale- sianum to a State Championship game victory over Cape two years ago, is the new Lax coach at Division Three Cabrini Col- lege on thePhiladelphiaMain Line. Cabriul, with only 14 play- ers mostly from the Philadelphia Catholic league and surrounding area, is 4-1 this season including a Victory over Wesley... Jeff Trench, Cape's All-American goalie in 1995, has left Division Three Shenandoah and is a stu- dent at the Delaware parallel program in Georgetown. Jeff is a Division 1 calibre player but no word whether the Delaware lax program even knows that Trench is in the barn. Briefly Cal)e Relgion Athletes Of The Week BILLY LINGO The left-handed attack- man of the Cape lacrosse team has 15 goals in three games including the Kent County scrimmage. Along with attackman Josh Wyatt and Derrick Qulllen, Cape has three athletes who can feed the ball and also put the ball into the net. Lingo had six goals in the opeaing 15-4 victory over Cambridge and came back to score three in a 14-5 rout of Christian& IAn- go will be put to a stern test weekend as the laxmau play in the St. Joseph's tour- nameut in Baltimor MIKE CUNNINGHAM Junior pitcher Mike Cun- nlncham cart bring the fast- ban-and bend off the curve which ta all pretty frighten- tug coming off the arm of a 6'3" adolescent with an atti- tude. "Goose" blanked Indi- an River 14} last Tuesday for hie first varty shutout. "I was confident with all my pitches," Goose said after the game. "Having a catcher like Ryan (Whibley) behind the plate makes my job a whole lot easier. Last year we would screw up at the end of games but now we,re playing solid defense." DEVON SCOTT Devon =Toot" Scott can scoot around the base paths. Never was his speed more valuable than last Tuesday when he scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning as Cape up- set indian River 14}. =Base- ball is my sport," Devon said. Coach Barry Lynch said Do- von'a ability to get hits end steal bases sets the stage for the rest of the Offense .Wile can hit shots or bloops to the outfield," Lynch said. abut when he gets on base, watch outl" Baseball Continued from page 71 of Mike Cunningham... Cape won its second' game Saturday beating Wicomico 9-5. Joe Bekeshka went four innings for the win and received relief help from lanky lefty Adam Scott... Freshman Nick Schafer, starting in left field, went 2 for 3 with two RBIs while catcher Ryan Whib- Icy was 3-4. Sussex Tech wrestlers place in Junior Olympics Tim Traynor of Sussex Tech High School placed first at the Delaware Junior Olympic wrestling tournament held March 15 in Newark. Traynor wrestled in the Advanced 125 lb.weight class. Other Sussex Tech wrestlers who placed in the tournament in- cluded Greg Conoway, who placed third in the 125 lb. divi- sion, and Jimmy Hudson, who al- so placed third in the 152 lb. divi- sion. These wrestlers will advance to the Southern Regional Champi- onships which will be held on April 5 and 6 in Egg Harbor, NJ. MATT RIGGIN The slightly built 12 year old seventh grade road run- ner fought off the effects of his father Lyle's DNA to blaze to a 19:56 5K clocking at last Saturday's Strides of March 5K. Riggin came t&ro,h his first mile in 6:03 and the two mile in 12:38. I was racing with people that are usually ahead of me," Riggin said. =That's how I knew I was running a PR time."