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72- CAPE GAZE'I', Friday, May 2- May 8, 1997 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape lacrosse wins "typical dogfight" with Sallies By Dave Frederick Scott Steele and Ryan Short have been to the "Big Dance" of high school lacrosse as puppies when Cape lost in the state finals to Salesianum in the spring of 1995. Now that the strong and svelte middies are "Big Dogs" they are looking forward to going back to the pound. "That was the most unbelievable and intense: game I've ever seen in sports," Short said. "I can't believe I played in it. This year we want to go back. Our team won't be satisfied with anything less." Cape had a reunion with Salesianam last Thursday night on a rain-soaked field in Lewes and it was a typicaldogfight. "I don't care what kind of season Sallies is having, when our teams get together the fur starts flying," said Cape Coach Steve Auhrey." "Sallies kids are tough and they like to hit and they never go down without a fight." Josh Lowe "stuck" the first goal of the game off an assist from Billy "Bad Boy" Lingo as Cape's philosophy of pass first and shoot it if you got it resulted in a 5-2 half- time lead. Josh '%Vallaby" Wyatt had a pair of first-period goals while ducking more bad checks than Goff's IGA. The Vikings played through a weather front and when the sun came out at game's end Cape was basking in the sun like a lab puppy with an 8-5 yictory. Over the weekend Cape accepted a forfeit from Delcastle (thank you very much) before dissecting a respectable A.I. DuPont squad 19-3. "A.I. was decent," said Ryan Short. "We just moved the ball around real well and got a lot of open shots." Cape's three victories in five days improvedthe Vikings' season record to 12- 1 - easily the most impressive in school his- tory. "We are a quiet 12-1," said Scott Steele. "There isn't the hype smrounding our team like in 1995. We have become more of a finesse team that moves the ball around. It's Continued on page74 Viking golfers come within eight strokes of powerful Dover By Dave Frederick Eight extra strokes kept the Cape golf team off the front pages. Eight little swings over four players separated Cape's most obscure sportsmen from Delaware's biggest scholastic upset of the year. Led by Ben Oakes' 37 and Jerry Rawlins' 40, the linksters of coach Steve Wolak put a scare into nine-time defend- ing state champion Dover before losing a close match 153-161. Dover improved to 9-0 on the sea- son while Cape fell to 5-4-I. "Our team can put up some pret- ty good numbers if everybody has a good day," said Ben Oakes. "Dover is considered a lock and untouchable in the conference and state meets but the sport is so indi- vidual that anything can happen." This year's state tournament will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club - Cape's home course. "We defi- nitely have an advantage playing on our home course," said Scott Townsend. Dover was led by Chris Wisler who was medalist for the match shooting a 36. He was followed by Shaun Jones 38, Seth Aldridge 39, Kevin Bradley 40, Andrew Maxted 42 and Brad Patton 46. Cape was paced by Ben Oakes 37, and Jerry Rawlins 40, fol- Continued on page "/3 Jen Eillngsworth photo A handful of hearty fishermen in Jim Alderman's llth and 12th grade oceanography class from Cape Henlopen High spent eight hours aboard the vessel Grizzly off of Anglers in Lewes on Friday, April 25. The day yielded a healthy showing of flounder and striper by the anglers, who said they caught most of the fish near Brown Shoal Alderman said they also caught two sharks and some skate, which were immed/ately released. Shown (l-r) are Jason Massoy, Ryan Short, Matt Martin, Vinnie DiBattista, David Barlow, Bryan Callaway and Jake Carmen. Cap- rain of the Grizzly is Jerry BIAkezlee. "Watermelon jokes ain't funny any more" PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick tie bit summed it up this way. "Two hundred years of watermel- on jokes Freddie. They just ain't funny anymore." Self-deprecating humor is the only safe haven left for us satirists and there is always the danger that someone may identify with yon. THE NAKED TRUTH- "Is there anything more beautiful than the naked body?" "I don't know Jethro. Is this a trick question?" The Cape girls mile relay team brought home a coveted plaque for winning their section at the 103rd running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The artistic rendering on the award is of four fit male relay run- ners who are receiving an award from Ben Franklin himself. In all my years as a coach and writer I never heard one athlete make a joke like, "Hey, what is old Ben The plaque. looking at?" The event is so classy and the award so coveted that nakedness seems to take a back seat if you'll excuse the expres- sion. The only jokes made or lewdity nudity observed was per- ceived by adults who got stuck in the bathroom when they were five years old. TOY OF THE WEEK- Tom Keogh of Rehohoth Golf Outlet, off the-southbound lane, not only understands the latest technology of drivers, irons, putters and wedges but he can explain it to some bum off the street which is where I come into the picture. Basically I learned that technology has improved the game of the average golfer the same way a spell checker and thesaurus can enhance the verbosity of a mediocre writer. I wanted to be rigged out with top of the line weapons so I started with a $125 bag. A set of Calloway irons in the Big Bertha category from numbers three through nine plus a pitching wedge cost about $900. Needless to say, all my shafts are graphite while the dri- ver faces are a bronze-coated aluminum. I'm going with the Odyssey Dual Force Rossie II putter Bertha's bag. (sounds like an Italian prom date) with black insert. My Big Bertha drivers are a three, five and seven wood but I'm purchasing the Biggest Big Bertha driver at a cost of $400, otherwise liWe Pete Oak- Icy will embarrass me on the fair- ways if membership fees ever drop into my economic strata. Call 227-5723 and ask for Tom. SEAFORD SALIVATES- Seaford track coach Rob Percfful Continued on Imp 78 WATERMELON JOKES- I've told some watermelon jokes in my day but the fall guy has always been the town of Laurel. Laurel hosts the world's largest watermelon auction and it's a cul- tural classic. Buying belt buckles at Chick's of Harrington or wear- ing a Surecrop hat at a formal Mil- ford dinner dance I also find funny because there is little risk of any- one finding them offensive except the local aristocracy who need to be offended wherever they reside. So here's what I find offensive about the whole Fuzzy Zoeller flap over racially insensitive remarks towards Tiger Woods. Fuzzy ain't funny whether his words are misconstrued or dis- combobulated. Fried chicken jokes are old and tiresome not to mention falling in the non-oreative pit. If Fuzzy went off on gin- makes-yon-stupid jokes I'd have a lot more respect for his jovial 19th hole rocking on the barstool butt. A friend of mine who has fielded more watermelon humor than a lit-