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People Briefly Continued from page 72 is a 1982 Cape graduate ("Why do they call me a former Cape grad?" Perciful asked at Wednes- day's meet) and a 20 year coaching vet- eran of the track wars. "My boys were just salivating at the chance to get over here and run PERCIFUL against (ape. - In years past they used to be scared to death to come over here." Boys track has been the most prolific and successful of all the Cape sports teams since the school district was consolidated. Now they are beaten like a drum- fish by mediocre teams and not because of Coach Ed Waples (just coached the JV basketball team to a 20-0 season) or lack of commit- ment from the athletes. Cape sim- ply doesn't have enough athletes, quality or otherwise, to field a re- spectable team. Sprinters and jumpers walk the hallways and go home. There has been no "open gym" program this spring drain- ing talent that would rather play at basketball than be on a track team and no summer league team in the six team league played at Sussex Tech. An informal survey re- vealed that only 12 male athletes who  are of Afro-American de- scent are participating in spring sports. Recrnitment's the name of the game. Working the hallways and cafeteria. Teams shouldn't be salivating with dreams of Cape. Cape Region Athletes Of The Week FLYERS FEVER- There are only eight teams left in the march towards the Stanley Cup. The Fly- ers and Buffalo are in one series (ESPN Friday night Frog Pond) and the survivor will meet the winner of the Devils and Rangers series. Philly's hockey fans are raging for a Stanley finals appear- ance. Mario Lemieux hugged Eric Lindros in the "let's shake hands and forget we've been beating on each other" handshake line after last Saturday's elimination game and said, "It is your time now. Go on and win the Cup. Go on now, git!" SNIPPETS- Tasha . Jones called University of Pennsylvania Sports Information office last Wednesday for information on the plaque won by she and fellow relay runners AlexiaWaples, Tra- cy Duffy and Jessica-Wither- spoon. Past Recreation Director R, T. McKinsey did the plaque that dates hackto the turn of the century when relay runners ran naked with a.laurel leaf on their heads. Be n Frankli n founded Penn. The spokesperson said there has never beena single complaint about the sculpture. Dave Frederick photo Members of the Cape Henlopen High School golf team in- elude (back row l-r)Mark Moore, Mike Tigue, Scot Townsend and Dan Prettyman. In front 0-r) are Jerry Rawlins and Ben Oakes. Cape golf Continued from page 72 lowed by Scott Townsend 42, Dan Prettyman 42, Mark Moore 46, and Mike Tigue 47. High school golf matches are six on six with the two highest scores thrown out. The Henlopen Conference meet will be held at Indian River's I I home course of Cripple Creek. It will be a one day, 18 hole tourna- ment. The state tournament is a two day, 36 hole affair with each school's top four scorers advanc- ing to the second day. "If you're going to beat Dover, your best chance is a nine hole match," said Jerry Rawlins. "They are very consistent, so the more holes played the harder they are to beat." Gold Medal swimmers hold clinic at YMCA May 3 Ten-time U.S. national champion Michelle Griglione and 1992 Olympic gold medalist Nelson Diebel will present a swimmers' clinic on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sussex Family YMCA. JESSICA WITHERSPOON The freshman flash knew how important the mile re- lay race was for her veteran teammates and just got out and away from the pack on the lead-off leg and went af- ter it. "I didn't think about much except getting to the front and who I needed to pass," Jessica said. "After I handed off the baton, I just walked off the track." Jesei- ca is. also an honor role stu- dent at Cape and feels it's .important to send out a mes- sage about being a student athlete. ALEXIA WAPLES Alexia took three steps and than turned around and took the baton from lead-off runner Jessiea Witherspoon- The quick maneuver in the zone brought Alexia to a closer second where the 300 meter hurdler hung tough for 400 meters running a 65 second split before handing off to Traey Duffy. "I started to catch the bear (tie up) but managed to hang on,  Alexia said. Alexia is also a cons/z- tent honor role student at Cape. CAPE GAZETFE, Friday, May 2- May 8, 1997 - 73 ! Eisenhour selected as Cape hockey coach Cape Henlopen High School Athletic Director Bud Hitchens announced this week that Mike Eisenhour has been selected as the new varsity field hockey coach: Eisenhour has been an as- sistant to the Cape field hockey pro .... gram for the past 10 years. He is a veter- an varsity coach of boys basketball and baseball and has EISENHOUR worked as an assistant to girls basketball. Eisenhour succeeds Ruth Skoglund who retired following the 1996 season. Coach Eisen- hour has been a math teacher at Cape Henlopen High School since 1977. He graduated from Juniata College and received his masters degree from Shippens- burg University. Horse show announces winners of April 19 event The results of the Milton Equestrian Center Schooling Show Series held April 19 are as follows:. In the Beginning Rider divi- sion, for all ages, Jenna Lineweaver, riding TJ Sugar King was the overall winner. The grand champion and the end of series grand champion was Christina Abramowicz on Painted Lady. Amy Wyatt on Macho was the reserve grand champion. In the Equitation Division, for all ages, Carla Trincia on Skip- jack won both the overall cham- pion and the reserve grand cham- pion. Stephanie Luther on Friar Tuck was the reserve champion and the grand champion. In the Pleasure Division, the grand champion was Change For A Dollar (Brian Myers) and the reserve grand champion was Painted Lady (Sarah Reicke). Carla Trincia was the champion in the miscellaneous division and Stephanie Luther was the reserve champion. In the English Trail, Brian My- ers was the grand champion and Christina Abramowicz was the reserve grand champion. Rehoboth Little League opens season May 3 Rehoboth Little League will open its 1997 season on Saturday, May 3 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Epworth United Methodist Park on The Glade Road (Sussex 271). This year's opening ceremonies will be marked by a number of presentations marking the contri- butions made by many individu- als and groups to the league. TRACY DUFFY Honor roll student-athlete Traey Duffy knew her job as the third leg of the mile re- lay was to get the baton to anchor woman Natasha Jones so that Natasha had an even chance to bring home the bacon. Traey took the stick in second place and aftera one lap sprint cap- tured the lead giving anchor woman Jones a five meter lead. Jones brought home the bacon, eggs and hash browns and a prestigious Penn Relays plaque to Lewes, Delaware. TASHA JONES Tasha took the stick from Traey Duffy on the anchor leg and left the exchange zone for the one lap sprint around the Penn relays track with a five step lead on the field, uI was seared and listening for footsteps and running like my life depend- ed on it," Tasha said. "The coaches said that if any- thing, I stretched the lead a Httle," Tasha said of her 60.2 split. Tasha is an honor role student who believes it is important for younger ath- letes to see that academics andathletes can go together. - 227- Sponsored by: ( GRAND lll00'00 ,STATION) RENT