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Cape Gazette SPORTS & OUTDOORS TUESDAY, APRIL 11 - THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 31 exist on planet earth at the same time. Process and plan - The Cape girls’ lacrosse team lost at St. Mary’s of Annapolis April 8 11-8, falling to 4-1 on the season. Cape’s goals came from Eddy Shoop with four, Alia Marshall with two, and Mallory Jones and Cailey Thornburg with one apiece. The Vikings were outshot 21-9, and Izzy Cryne was credited with 10 saves. Dur- ing Cape’s run of eight straight state championships and 103 straight wins against Delaware opponents, Cape has lost 13 games to out-of-state teams while putting together unde- feated seasons in 2010 and 2012. The 2012 team beat Episcopal 12-11, Severn School 16-15 and Worcester 13-12. The 2012 team had eight athletes who would go on to play Division I lacrosse or field hockey. Cape lacrosse has always gone looking for compe- tition to get tournament ready by the end of the season. That is the plan, and losing some games is part of the process.  Cape baseball - “What’s wrong with our baseball team?” is a question I fielded sev- eral times Sunday while pho- tographing a half marathon in Lewes, but there were no ques- tions about tomahawk missiles making unscheduled landings at a Syrian airport. There are high expectations for this Cape baseball team, which is good because it means sports fans are paying attention. Cape had played seven games as of this writing, having won three and lost three with an unresolved 2-2 tie at Smyrna that was called after 10 innings due to darkness. Caravel is 3-3, Sallies is 4-2 and Milford is 4-2. There are teams to look out for like Delmar (5-1), Dover (5-0), Saint Mark’s (6-0) and Appoquinimink (6-0). There is nothing wrong with Cape baseball; they are an upper-tier team in Delaware. I’ve said it for years, “Baseball is the hardest sport to make a living. Everybody plays hardball. Just got to win the close games and keep your head above the waterline to make the tourna- ment.”   Sports channel god - I firmly believe that if there is a god, the supreme spirit of the universe could not care less about the outcome of games played, otherwise he’d be root- ing against half his own children all the endless day long. Half of both teams - makes a full team - rock unhappy after games because of a paucity of playing time translated into not enough. My line of commiseration and consolation to extended family members is “God is testing me! The rest of you are col- lateral damage.” Grand Mom Rose: “Life is a real test; you’ll wish it was all about playing time in some silly game.” Snippets - The Mariner boys and Beacon girls each won team titles April 7 at the Jim Blades Invitational track meet held at the new Woodbridge High School. Expanded results will be in this Friday’s Cape Gazette. April is Parkinson’s Aware- ness Month, and I went down to Rise Fitness April 6 to watch People with Parkinson’s - mem- bers who take multiple classes - receive orientation before getting after the gym’s climb- ing wall. Personally, I had no expectations, but I was shocked at what these athletes were able to accomplish and their will- ingness to hang it all out there. I talked to retired electrician Tom McCullum, and it turns out he went to high school at Dobbins in North Philly, where he played football, the same school as Dawn Staley, the head coach of the University of South Carolina women’s bas- ketball. Dobbins is at 22nd and Lehigh across from the now- leveled Connie Mack Stadium and just two blocks from where “toddler on a trolley” Fredman grew up. Happy 70th birthday to my great friend Dave Kergaard. You all should look so good. Yo Skippy! Go on now, git! Fredman Continued from page 29 Cathleen Lutz, Cassandra Parker, Kelly Harp and Derrick Quillen are certified fitness trainers at Rise who work with the Parkinson’s group. Tom McCullum works the wall like he owns it. The inaugural Dash for a Draft 5K supporting the Delaware State Police Mounted Patrol Unit was held April 8 at Irish Eyes Pub on Union Street in Milton, where 112 runners finished the event. Proceeds will go to the expenses for care and training equipment of the horses in this prestigious unit. The DSPMPU is a nonprofit organization that enhances the traditional function of the Dela- ware State Police during public events and specialized patrol activities as well as paying formal respect to fallen comrades. Awards were given to all male and female winners along with with the top three male and female finishers in 10 age catego- ries 13 and under to 70 and over as well as the top three male and female walkers. The DSPMPU thanks spon- sors Irish Eyes, Waste Masters, Cabela’s, Delmarva Power, Bren- don Warfel Construction, Taylor Marine, Reed Trucking, Sposato Landscaping, Tom Roman and Kimmel Carter Law Office, and NKS Distributors. For full results go to www.rac- For more info on the Mount- ed Patrol Unit go to www. PoliceMountedPatrolUnitInc. Dash for a Draft 5K raises funds for DSP mounted patrol Members of the Delaware State Police Mounted Patrol Unit volunteering at the event are in back (l-r) Nathan Klahr, Greg Earle, Joshua Dear, Alison Meadows, Juanita Huey, Tonya Widdoes and Terry Griffith. In front are Ray Box and Jon King. DAN COOK PHOTOS KYLE DELANEY of Wilmington took first place overall with a time of 20:03.2. Elizabeth Shea (l-r), Susan Shea and Shannon Fowler enjoy making their way down Union Street. Jennifer Schwomeyer of O’Fallon, Ill., took top honors in the female group with a 22:58.3.