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CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, April 26 - May 2, 1996 - 59 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape lacrosse steams past Wm. Penn by 12-2 score By Dave Frederick The Cape Henlopen lacrosse team has been improving each game this campaign and last Tues- day night at home under the lights put it all together with a convinc- ing 12-2 victory over the William Penn Colonials. The victory brought Cape to 3-4 on the season as the Vikings battle towards a winning record and a berth in the state tournament at the end of the season. Cape was coming off a heart- breaking 9-8 loss to Brandywine last Thursday, a game where attackman Brian Kuglemann scored a career high five goals. "Too many mistakes against Brandywine," said coach Steve Aubrey. "We're a young team but I don't want this team to think we're building towards next year. They can be winners right now." Cape's Alan Mouzakitis scored on a crank shot in the waning sec- onds of man-up at 7:45 into the game, giving Cape a 1-0 advan- tage. Fifteen seconds later Mouza- kitis hit Josh Wyatt in front of the net as the sophomore one-timed it for a 2-0 Cape advantage at the quarter. . ,. Cape would never trail as Mouzakitis, Wyatt and Brian Kuglemann each hung the hat trick with three goals each while Wyatt also dished off three assists. Josh Angle Moon photo Cape's Bo Hitchens leads off first base as Lake Forest triple all-stater Nate Rust attempts to hold him close to the bag. Lowe, Derrick Quillen, Bill Lingo and Ryan Short netted single tal- lies for the Vikings. "We still haven't put together four complete periods of lacrosse," said Steve Aubrey. "We lost our concentra- tion in the fourth period." Softball team edged by Smyrna, clobbers Lake The Cape Henlopen softball team coming off a tough 5-3 loss to the Smyrna Eagles, a game coach Bill Cordrey said "We should have won," met little resis- tance from Lake Forest last Tues- day, beating the Spartans like a drum by the score of 38-2. Cape collected 26 hits in the ball game and for two straight innings the Vikings did nothing but bunt the ball. Carrie Lingo and Stephanie Warrington collected four hits each on the afternoon while Katie DelCampo, Jacki Warrington and Crystal Alexander each banged out three hits. Pitcher Michelle Man- ship faced 15 batters in five innings, striking out seven, allow- ing no hits. In the 5-3 loss to Smyr- na, Carrie Lingo collected three hits and scored a pair of runs while Katie DelCampo went 2-4, includ- ing a pair of doubles. The Vikings' record is now 6-5,4-2 as they move into a. softer part  of the schedule. DelCampo is batting close to .380 while Warrington and Alison Griffith are hitting about .300. Pitchers Manship and Jill Daisey both have ERAs under Continued on page 60 Dana Smith's clutch win seals Cape tennis sweep By Susan Frederick A half dozen Cape teammates waited at the corner of the chain link fence surrounding the Cape tennis courts on Tuesday afternoon to watch the final points in the tiebreaker between first singles Dana Smith of Cape and Kim Van Sant of Lake Forest. They were waiting to hug sophomore Smith for the biggest victory of her young tennis career. Smith, who started the 1996 sea- son for Cape as an exhibition play- er, had just steamed over Kim Van Sant of Lake Forest 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the only extra set match of the day to anchor Cape's 5-0 sweep of the Spartans. "I honestly didn't think I had a chance of winning beforehand," said Smith, who played in place of junior Kay Cofrancesco on Tues- day while Cofrancesco participat- ed in a chemistry class trip to Florida. "My teammates kept telling me to keep a positive atti- tude. I could feel that happening during the match." The victory improves the Vikings, 1995 Henlopen Confer- ence dual match champ, to 2 and 4 this season. "We're a young team  this year," said Pritchett, "we just play opponents as they come up in our schedule. We're missing six girls from last year's squad, and our basic motto is to enjoy our- selves. As long as the girls do their best and enjoy themselves, that's really all that matters." Sophomore Amy Reardon blanked Palma Salerno 6-0, 6-0 in second singles, while Meg Clifton defeated Jessica Nicholls 6-4,6-1. "We're not winning all the time, but we're playing well," said Rear- don of the 1996 Viking team. At first doubles, sophomore Sarah Marshall and senior Leigh Ann Donovan easily handled Lake's Kerry Bish and Erin Hobbs 6-0, 6-0; second doubles Kristy Talley and Tiffany Hyett shut out Tiffany Grant and Joy Poulin by identical 6-0, 6-0 margins. Pritchett's exhibition players also swept the courts clean on Tuesday, with each mix-n-match doubles team scoring a victory. Exhibition match winners included Donna Gruwell, Angela Caswell, Chia-Chung Cheng, Carrie Taylor, Sarah Rawlins, Lindsay King, Kim Terral, Geraldine Cusin, and Bar- bara Carter. The Lady Vikings will host Indi- an River on Thursday at 4 p.m. ALL IN THE FAMILY---Sec- ond singles player Amy Reardon is the younger sister of Maggie, who played firstdoubles on Dan Cook's 4991 state championship team. Maggie's partner on that squad was Liz Berry; the pair was known for smiling sweetly at opponents while affably destroy- ing them. In her spare time, Liz was the favorite babysitter of sophomore Sarah Marshall, who now plays first doubles for the Vikings. Everybody in Sussex County is related. Where are aH the black athletes hiding? COLOR ME BAD-I was watching Cape's boys track team lose a close meet to Caesar Rod- ney last Tuesday afternoon and was "shocked" when the Vikings didn't enter a team in the 4 by 200 meter relay and didn't have a run- ner in the 3200 meter run. "I guess with all the sports now offered, the talent is just spread too thin," said my former assistant coach Nor- man Moore, who was also watch- ing the meet. "Nah, those other sports are for white people," I joked to Coach Moore. "I'd like to know where all the black athletes are hiding." An informal survey taken the next day covering the nine spring sports programs, which include 13 teams counting JV programs, revealed some star- fling statistics. The are over 250 athletes involved in spring sports. Holding aside boys and girls track, which now occasionally forfeit events because of lack of numbers, there are only 10 Afro-American athletes represented on 11 teams. Here is a breakdown: lacrosse (0), PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Fredrick girls soccer (2), boys tennis (0), girls tennis (1), softball varsity (2), softball j.v.(2), baseball (1), j.v.baseball (2) and golf (0).The boys track team has only 10 black athletes while girls track has eight. That's 28 out of 250 over all the spring programs. There is some- thing sociological going on here, but you don't know what it is, do you, Cape Henlopen? The irony here is that the school district is under a civil rights audit because of gender inequity concerns, and while under that microscope minorities are disappearing from ithe sports arena. (Say, Vern, has anybody noticed...?) "I don't understand it," said George White, Cape track and football player. Excluding football, high school sports are now becoming segregat- ed. Look at Cape baseball with only two black players and then consider Cape's baseball history. Brian Mifflin (Mets), Obbie Maull (Orioles) and Benny Wiltbank (Pirates). "You grow up playing certain sports and that's what you play in high school," said all around athlete J.D.Maull. "If I grew up in the same neighborhood as your sons, maybe I'd be a lacrosse player too." "You did grow up in their neighborhood," I reminded J.D. "Oh, yea, never mind," he said. Twenty-six black athletes for 13 sports for a multi- cultural school with a minority enrollment of over 30 percent is a situation that needs to be looked at closer. For all anybody knows, there could be a new surf club. TAKE IT LIKE A MAN-A wire story this week revealed that Ben Wright, the CBS golf com- mentator who lost his job after making disparaging remarks about professional women golfers, has enrolled himself in the Betty Ford Clinic to combat his alcohol prob- lem. Forget the rehabilitation, Ben! Forget making amends to all those you offended. Be a man's man and say stupid things and exert your right to defend them. Reminds me of the country song "Yes, I admit...I got a thinking problem." HITTING SHAPE-A rotundu- lar boulder body weighing in the 260 pound range roamed the mid- field for William Penn High School looking for enemy laxmen to bury and plant. Squash was the vegetable of the day. "Did you get the number of the truck that hit you?" I asked defenseman Jimmy Derrick, who was blindsided twice from the front. (Turn on your headlights, Jimmy.) "Their team looks like they'd qualify for group rates at Weight Watchers," said injured Scott Steele, who was tucked away safely on the side- lines. Derrick Quiilen took the next hit but it was late and in front of the Cape bench and everyone wanted a piece of the "Big Cheese" as long as he stayed sta- tionary. Later Rich "Slimdaddy" Welsh took his Rocky complex a bit too far by becoming entangled with a man twice his size, which is something I'd never do because Sasquatch would kill me. And finally, late in the game, with emotions running high with evil intentions, the William Penn goalie, another doublewider, was running up the sidelines cradling the ball and he was snorting cause I heard him. Coach Mark DiAmbrogi inserted freshman David Steele into the game and the 100 pounder did a Tom Petty. 'Tll Continued on page 60