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People Continued from Page 58 second commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. If they go for it, I&apos;m outta here. SOFTBALL SWOON - Cape Henlopen has been incredibly and consistently successful in compet- itive women's athletics over the last 25 years. Down at Lewes Middle School, the slaughter rule has been invoked more frequently than quitting rime at the Chicago stock yards. Last summer's Se- nior League squad of 13 to 15 year olds was probably among the top 10 in the nation. (Seriously, skep- tics, the case could be argued.) In the early season of 1995 with ex- perience on the mound and skill in the field, the Vikings are mired with a 2-5 record having lost to Delmar, Woodbridge, Padua, Sus- sex Central and Smyrna. Padua defeated Smyrna in last year's state finals. Smyrna won two years ago. Both are big time solid programs. Central is always a bat- tier against Cape and on the west side of the county softball is seri- ous business like the watermelon festival. The Cape girls are as good as ever, but the competition is better. Wait until girls soccer and lacrosse start competing for women's talent. SNIPPETS - Jose Horsey, a 1988 Cape Henlopen graduate and end on the football team, is in his second year of study at the Penn- syivanla College of Osteopathy. That's the same college that pro- duced popular doctor Pete Cov- eleski. Runner and field hockey player Susannah Martin will at- tend the University of Delaware. Sean Bradham will definitely be attending Dean Junior College in Kerry ,<ester o The Cape Henlopen High School golf team, in back from (L to r.) is Corey GroH, Ozzie Warrington, Jeremy Boyd, Jay "Ziggy" Wagamon, and Ben Oakes. In front are Coach Jay Lewis, David Wilcutts, Steve Evans, Darrin Raetsch, and As- sistant Coach Mike Connor. See People in Sports (page 58) for the latest golf team update. Massachusetts. Dwight Young will honor a military commitment through October and may enroll at Wesley or Delaware State in Janu- ary. Former Cape sprinter Bruce Pitts is running this spring for Es- sex County Community College near Baltimore. D.J. Hughes is participating in spring drills with the University of Delaware football team. Pitcher Ben Evick is currently undecided on a college, but his top choice may be the University of Rich- mond. Baseballer Brad Egolf will attend Elon College in North Car- olina. Former Cape football and lacrosse star Anthony Didomeni- cus celebrated last Friday night his partnership into the Adriatico restaurant. The Gaines brothers are making a successful run at Mulligan's Tavern on Rehoboth Avenue, which also features Boomers, which was formerly Duggan's. Boomers is managed and partially owned by Mike "Hoagie" Young, a former Re- hoboth Beach Patrol member and standout Milford athlete. That's why I'm not a lawyer today. I could never pass the bar. (Yeah, it's an old joke but it still works.) May first is the date when most colleges require a deposit. Those with multiple acceptances are now in the throes of unrelenting float- ing anxiety. Time to make a deci- sion and go with it. Speaking of which, wharf! wharf! Viking girls tennis @ team improves to 3-0 on the season By Dave Frederick Coach Jane Brandt is on med- ical leave, but the Cape Henlopen girls tennis team, under the direc- tion of Wendy Pritchett, continues to win. Last Tuesday the girls defeated Milford 4-1 to up their season record to 3-0. Melissa Betts continued unde- feated at First Singles defeating Michelle Barnard 6-1, 6-1. Anna Erickson of Cape defeated Cara Fisher 6-2, 6-2. The first doubles team of Beth Spencer and Kay Cofrancesco de- feated Jill Holenback and Emily Russell 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. And Karen Simms and Heidi Lowe won at second doubles de- fearing Alison Sposato and Jamie Burwick 2-6, 6-1, 6-4. Sarah Cmwn0f Milford defeat- ed Melissa Tooley  third singles 7-6, 6-4. The Cape boys had a real net scorcher with Milford, winning the match 3-2 as four of the five matchups went the full three sets. "Spencer Derrickson [first sin- gles] and Jamie Fugua [third sin- gles] each lost in three sets," said head coach Dan Cook. "Fuqua has been sick and he just ran out of stamina." The overall match was tied at two victories for each team with only second doubles remaining. Jerry Rawlings and Regan Der- rickson iced the last two games to win the set and give the Vikings a 3-2 team victory. Sunil Hosmane defeated Scott Ridgely at second doubles 6-4, 6- Angte Moon photo Above, Cape's Beth Spencer, who teams with Kay Cofrancesco on first doubles, gets off a shot in a victory over Milford on Tuesday. 3 The remaining Cape victory came at first doubles where Rob Brandt and John Hendrickson de- feated Chad Warrington and Scott Burris 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, April 14 - April 20, 1995 - 59 Errors, walks help Vikings overcome no-hitter vs. Eagles By Jessica Neal It was a week of highs and lows for Cape High School's varsity baseball team. The boys went 1-1 in action last week, losing big to Sussex Central last Thursday by a score of 12-6, and then coming back on Tuesday to squeak by Smyrna 3-2. But the good stuff first. On Tuesday, Cape called on the tough Smyrna Eagles and Smyrna pitch- ers Derek Harmon and Mario Cro- martie combined to throw a no- hitter at the Vikings. However, Cape was able to stay alive, with Smyrna making six er- rors and allowing six walks. The Vikings took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on two walks and two errors. Cape added another run in the fifth on another Smyrna error. Yet, the Eagles weren't going to make it easy. They rallied in the seventh, scoring two runs on a single and a Cape error. But Cape put a stop to the Smyrna runs be- fore it was too late. Viking catch- er Joe Bekeshka made a fantastic play at home, when he jumped on a safety-suicide bunt play, and dove back and tagged the runner heading for home, thus allowing Cape to edge the Eagles by one run. "I didn't even realize that would have been the tying run," admitted Bekeshka of his big play. "Everyone came up to me and told me I saved the game, but I re- ally had no idea. I'm glad it all worked out, though. I really hope we can carry some of that excite- ment and momentum to some of these upcoming games." Evick was on the mound for Cape, hurling eight strike outs and scattering only four hits. Cape runs were scored by Jason Bragg, Nelson Hatter and Ricky White. Cape coach Barry Lynch had mixed feelings on the win over Smyrna. "Anytime you can squeak out a no-hitter and still win, you have to be pleased. This was a real pitch- er's duel, and it was a good game. However, we looked a little right and a little afraid. We started to feel some pressure in the seventh, and we choked a bit. I'm hoping we can learn a lot from that game." Sometimes learning the lessons can be real tough. That was the case for Cape last Thursday, when the team hosted traditional antag- onist, Sussex Central. The Knights walked away with the big 12-6 win. Central pulled out ahead with six runs in the first inning, and then added another run in the sec- ond inning. Cape's strikers came around for the rally at the bottom of the sec- ond, scoring three runs. Wardell Allen walked and came home on a single by Brett Mill- man. Bragg contacted for a double, and Millman crossed the plate af- ter two walks. Bragg added the third run for Cape when he was batted in by a Chris Irelan single. It was another big inning for Cape in the third. The team held Central with tough defense, and then marked two runs when Bragg smashed a double, driving baserunners Harter and White home. The Knights were determined to not let Cape catch up. They added two runs in the top of the fourth. Cape scored its final run in the fourth when Irelan singled, stole second, then found his way home on an Evick single. Central pulled ahead with the fi- nal score in the sixth, scoring two runs on a big triple, and then wrapping up their big night with the final run, scored on a sacrifice. Donny Brooks started on the mound for Cape, but Millman came on in relief two-thirds of the way through the fLrst inning. He pitched the rest of the game, and recorded five strike-outs. Cape will have plenty of oppor- tunities to improve its perfor- mance this Easter weekend. The Vikings will host a double- header against Lake Forest on Sat- urday, April 15, and then again on Monday at Seaford at I 1 a.m. Tomorrow, the Vikings will host Lake Forest at the Chris Short Memorial Field at Cape High. The double-header will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the second game to follow a half hour after the con- clusion of the first. On Monday, April 17, Cape will battle Seaford in another twinbill at Cape. The first game is scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m. and the second game will begin a half hour after the conclusion of the first. In junior varsity action, Cape dropped its second game in a heart-breaking 7-4 loss to Sussex Central last Thursday. Cape returned to its winning ways on Tuesday, when it trounced Smyrna by a score of 18- 2. Hoopsters Continued from page 58 Tommy Rushin paced the Blue squad with 28 and Bobby Leggins chipped in 16. Milford transfer Terry Hazzard scored 22 for the Yellows, showing good shooting range and penetration. Hazzard is the cousin of Lamont Hazzard, Cape's center, and the two will likely start together next season. The unofficial award for shot of the evening went to Terrance Finney, who banked in a 45-footer at the end of the fLrst half to give the Blue team a 10 point lead. Blue led 86-84 as the final buzzer sounded, but the players decided to play another ten minutes. In the "overtime," the Yellow squad took over.