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Lloydlee Helte photo Emily Weer displays the intensity that made her so valuable to the Cape Henlopen High State Champion Field Hockey Team. Emily Weer's earned lots of respect Continued from page 58 trained as a gymnast when I was in elementary school," Emily said. "Back then I was just a chubby lit- tle kid." Fond memories of spring track for Emily inluded making the state finals in the 100-meter hurdles and winning a gold medal at the Co-Ed relays in a shuttle hurdle race on a team that included Willie Savage and Arthur Hugger. Last season Emily and hurdler Jamie Hill pushed each other in practice and in meets and ran to- gether on the 4 by 400 meter relay team that placed third in the state meet. "Emily always had a special bond with coach Bill Degnan," said Tim Bamforth. "Bill was a special friend and mentor for Emi- ly. When Bill died last winter I knew Emily was having a real tough time with it." "Mr. Degnan sometimes sent me cards during the hockey sea- son with messages from his ele- mentary school kids," Emily said. "He was always doing things to boost my confidence. Before our relay races during winter track we all held the baton together and raised it into the air and said a prayer for Coach Degnan. I can talk about it all now because what he gave to me I will carry with me forever." This spring Emily Weer is play- ing soccer while also lending her talents part time to the spring track team. "I like to run and like to compete," Emily said. "I never played soccer and I knew I wanted to try it. I'm having fun." Appalachian is an eight hour trip from Lewes which ends along the Blue Ridge Parkway. "The hardest part of leaving Cape will be walking off the field next year and not seeing people I know," Emily said. "The parents at Cape were like one big unit." The Weer family unit of Greg, Renee and Alison will be traveling and camping out at many Ap- palachian field hockey games. The rest of the "Big Unit" will be going to Carolina in their minds. Great career for Emily Weed. Cape Henlopen Al:hletes Of The Week JILL DAISEY Cape varsity softball pitcher Jil Daisey shut out a tough hitting Woodbridge Raider team 6-0 on Wednes- day, April 3. She faced 27 batters, struck out four, walked two, and gave up only three singles in the outing. JiB also beat Padua 7.3 on March 30 allowing only three hits along the way. Jill's record is now 2- 0. People Continued from page 58 steering athletes into college pro- grams where they can be success- ful? Do athletes need their own athletic counselor? Tlie answer is yes and yes. Doors can be opened for athletes but it takes time and connections and a school willing to hard-sell their own student-ath- letes. SNIPPETS- Like most basket- ball fans I have talked to over the last three weeks, I don't care if I see another chest to chest bump as long as I live. And I want all often-" sive fouls eliminated. Back when I played on the playground, if a guy jumped in front of you and stood there when you were driving to- wards the basket you just ran over him and shot, then turned around and threw a punch at his head for jeopardizing your flight path. Playing defense means making a play on the man or the ball, not getting in the way. Why not play one 400 pound guy who just slides from sideline to sideline getting in the way?... The University of Delaware has top flight women's and men's lacrosse teams. Check the sched- ules and go see them play...Cape's two year starter at offensive tackle, Robert Savage, has been accepted by Widener University and the 6'3" 293 pound Robert says he is going. Widener employs the run and shoot offense under coach Bill Cubitt and big Robert has the MICHELLE MANSHIP Michelle Manship, varsity pitcher for Cape softball, pitched a one hitter against Caesar Rodney on Tuesday, April 2. She struck out three batters along the way and walked two as her team won the game in a 9-0 shutout. Michelle also figured in her team's offensive power as she went two for three at the plate with two RBIs and one run scored. Michelle is now 2-1 on the season. CAPE GAZETI'E, Friday, April 5 - April 11, 1996 - 59 quick feet necessary for pass blocking. Widener has the poten- tial to nail down a Division Three National Championship over the next four years. It sure would be great if big Robert could be a part of it...And what do you say to a super star athlete who gives up his scholarship to enter professional sports after only one year in col- lege? Go on now, git! Dukes Boat Sales, Inc. Sales & Service Long Neck Road, Millsboro, DE 19966 302-945-1111 Contrary to the rumor... We take Trade-ins on New or Used Boats Seaswirl - Pleasure & Fish Suncruiser- Pontoon Grumman ~ Pontoon & Fish Lowe ~ Pontoon & Fish " Leisure Cat ~ Ocean Runner We Sell Johnson Motors WE'RE NOT THE BIGGEST, JUST THE BEST/ New & Used BILL LINGO Cape sophomore Bill Lingo has been injured much of this pre-season, which has ham- pered his lacrosse develop- ment. Last Tuesday against Glasgow with .48 remaining in the game, Lingo blos- somed, sending home a goal as Cape closed to 4-3. Later in overtime, Lingo scored the game winner. "It feels good to win with all underclass- men scoring," Lingo said. "Things look good for the fu- DERRICK QUILLEN Derrick is a rookie to the sport of lacrosse. Last sum- mer he played catch and throw with "yardbirds" Bill Lingo and Jimmy Derrick. Three games into this sea- son Derrick Quillen has a pair of goals and three as- sists from his attack posi- tion. "I love lacrosse," he said. "Our 10th grade class is going to be awesome."