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60 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 26 - May 2, 1996 People Continued from page 59 stand my ground, you know I won't back down." "Splat!" It was road kill city. Steele looked like a blue and gold amoebae on the ground. The William Penn side- lines did the big dog pack bark. Then David Steele stood up and reformed like the bad cop in Ter- minator and raised his stick into the air. Cape laxmen proved they can take a lickin' and keep on stickin'. HEX AND VIOLENCE AND ROCK AND ROLL-The Philadelphia Flyers hockey club is the only professional sports team to which I emotionally bond. The Stanley Cup playoffs are the best show going because the athletes on the ice are completely nuts and just relentlessly give up their bod- ies to the cause of victory. If their mothers were at the game they'd make all their sons come inside the house until they learned to be- have. I wonder how Michael Jor- dan would react if the other team just tried to beat him up the entire game the way Tampa Bay has been mugging Eric Lindros. But if goalie Ron Hextail doesn't slash a Lightning player in the back of the head, pretty soon I'm going to ma- jor league baseball. Briefly JOURNALISTIC INTEGRI- TY-I am always in possession of privileged information concerning athletes and scholarships, SATs, GPAs, class ranks and college ad- missions, etc. and would never write a story to scoop a competitor or divulge scholarship amounts even if the athlete requested it. For example, a student athlete may re- ceive a $5,000 athletic grant to wrestle so I publish that the athlete is attending school with the help of a wrestling scholarship. If the school costs $18,000 per year I just write it as a scholarship. I stay clear of Proposition 48 non-quali- fier stories. Without teaching a course on the subject, if an athlete has a 2.0 (C average) in the 13 core academic courses, then he needs 1010 in the SATS to partici- pate as a freshman in a Division One program. A non-qualifier (sometimes called a prop) may have no practice or competition during the freshman year and is limited to three seasons of compe- tition and may not recieve money from an athletic source. That's why those stories are tough to cover, because they mislead. Cape Henlopen Athletes Of The Week SNIPPETS- This is the season for backyard games beginning with horseshoes, which as a sport falls into the same category as bowling. Reminder: don't buy lawn darts at a garage sale or play badminton on the beach. Two on two beach volleyball remains a boring spectator sport but fun to play while bocce ball is fun to watch after drinking five shots of perma frost 101 peppermint schnapps. Go on now, git! Regan Derrickson (r) and John Henriksen remained unde- feated winning in straight sets as the Cape Henlopen boys tennis team defeated Lake Forest 3-2.The first doubles team of Robbie Brandt and Jeff Nathan won 6-3, 6-2 over David Mur- phy and John Thomas to secure the victory. the Vikings. Continued from page 59 three. Baseball rally falls short in 8-5 loss to Lake Forest Cape fell behind Lake Forest 8- 0 in the first three innings, then rallied to 8-5 behind a two-run homer by Nelson Hatter and solid pitching from Jason Bucldey. But it was not enough as Lake hung on for an 11-6 victory as the Vikings dropped to 3-6,1-5 on the season. The Vikings committed five errors in the ball game. Joe Deloy collected a pair of hits for Cape golfers split in matches with CR, Lake Cape Henlopen lost to Caesar Rodney 161-188 but beat Lake Forest 188-192 in Henlopen Con- ference tri-match action last Tues- day at Wild Quail Country Club. Ossie Warrington led the way for Cape, shooting a 43. Brant Forbes of Caesar Rodney was medalist for the match shooting an impressive 36. Cape falls to 3-2 on the season. Girls' soccer gaining confidence, skills, wins Cape's soccer girls have been gaining confidence, sills and wins NELSON HARTER Shortstop Nelson Harter has been starring on the lo- cal baseball diamonds since he was nine years old. Har- ter drilled a two run homer last Tuesday as the Vikings dropped an 11 to 6 decision to Lake Forest. Harter also handled several tough choices from his shortstop position. Harter's batting .340 and has two dingers for the year. DANA SMITH Sophomore Dana Smith leaped from exhibition to the real deal in a dramatic "first singles" bound on Wednes- day afternoon when she up- ended Kim VanSant of Lake 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to complete Cape's 5-0 sweep of the Spar- tants that day. She was sub- stituting for an absent Kay Cofrancesco. "I think my serve got her," said a smiling Smith. "Before the match I didn't think I had a chance." over the first half of their season. .Following a string of three touch losses, the Vikings regrouped to defeat Caravel on April 19 by a score of 5-1. Karinne Lemmon, Emily Weer, Sasha Woertz, Lauren Fuqua and Tracey Duffy each contributed a goa ! in the win, Cape's second on the season. The Vikings traveled to Indian River April 22 to try and improve on their earlier meeting with the Indians, which had ended in a 1-1 tie. Forward Lemmon came up big for the Vikings with three goals, while sophomore Christina Hopkins scored her first of the season to help Cape come out on top 4-2. "Today we're playing to win," said Coach John Myers before the game, and the girls remembered his words as they fought back from a 1-0 deficit at half-time. The Vikings have now improved their record to 3-4-1 and with five games left in the season, they still have a chance to make the state tournament. It's been a great season for the girls' soccer program so far, and the team hopes to continue its suc- cess as they face Wilmington Christian on May 6, Dover on May 8 and Padua on May 11. (Contributed by Erin Ewart. ) The Week Ahead In Sports SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Varsity Baseball at Delmar; Lacrosse at Worcester, 11 a.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Varsity Baseball hosts Poly Tech, 4:15 p.m.; Boys and Girls Track at Seaford, 3:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball hosts Poly Tech, 4:15 p.m.; Golf, Cape and Seaford at Indian River, 4 p.m.; Girls Tennis, Indian River at Cape, 4 p.m,; JV Base- ball and Softball at Poly Tech, 4:15 p.m.; Varsity Lacrosse, Cape at Easton, 4 p.m.; Boys Tennis, Cape at Indian River, 4 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 2 Varsity Baseball, Cape at Dover, 4:15 p.m.; Boys and Girls Track, Sussex Tech and Milford at Cape, 3:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball, Cape at Dover, 4:15 p.m.; Golf, Cape at Smyrna, 4 p.m.; Girls Tennis, Cape at Dover, 4 p.m.; Boys Tennis, Dover at Cape, 4 p.m.; JV Baseball and Softball, Dover at Cape, 4:15 p.m. ALLEN MOUZAKITIS "Mouse" has worn the label "gifted athlete" ever since he arrived at Cape last year as a freshman. This spring has been a "stand and deliver" story for the first year lacrosse middie as Mouzaki- tis has gone from non-starter to "prime time player". Allen scored three goals and dished off two assists in the Vikings' 12-2 victory over William Penn. JACKIE WARRINGTON Whether playing third base or batting, Jackie has been playing a strong role for Coach Bill Cordrey's Cape softball team. "Jackie is our number 3 batter and- has an on-base percentage of .514. She's also a stable factor in our defense with 31 assists and eight put- outs. n Jackie's sister Stephanie catches and the two want to keep their team on the winning track.