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122 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 With warmer weather around the corner, fishing should start picking up With warmer weather and warmer ocean and bay tempera- tures the fishing should start pick- ing up in the Cape Region. All an- glers need to get out on the ocean are some light winds instead of the near gales that have been a constant lately. R&R Sports Center reported this week that there has been im- provement in fishing with good action on flounder in the canal in Lewes last Saturday and Sunday. Fish also were taken in the shal- lows along Lewes Beach and Cape Henlopen. Stripers were hit- ting bucktails, eels and stretch 25s in the Rips, Hen and Chicken Shoal and Brown Shoal. Tautog also are being taken in good num- bers along the rockpiles, reefs and • wrecks. • Indian River Inlet also was pro- ducing some flounder taug, and stripers. R&R predicted that with the warmer temperatures, the season's first trout and black drum should be on lines this weekend. OUTDOORS VOLUNTEERS HONORED - Each year the Delaware Hunter Education Program acknowledges the volunteers that work hard edu- cating the public. Teaching not only hunting safe- ty, but creating public awareness on the importance of conserving natural lands for wildlife is vital so that everyone can enjoy recre- ational activities statewide. The Annual Recognition Ban- quet was held in Dover on March 22with 152 in attendance• Statistics for calendar year 2002 include: • 1,569 Individuals attended courses offered by Hunter Educa- tion Programs statewide. • Outreach programs touched nearly 6,000 people educating the public on hunting safety, the im- portance of hunting in wildlife management, wildlife identifica- tion, conservation of habitat and shooting sports. Hunter Education courses and Outreach programs were facilitat- ed by 161 active volunteers. Distinguished Service Awards were presented to: Charles Dar- ling of Milton, Jack Detwiler of Viola, George Ford of Milford, Frank Giilen of Newark, Bud Hol- land of Townsend, Mike Little of Camden, Laura Madara of Greenville, Jerry Passwaters of Millsboro, Ed Schaeffer of Milton and Dan Zeman of Dover Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Paul DeBenedictis of Delaware City. Submitted photo Capt. George McElveen, pictured secondfrom right, a for- mer Georgetown resident who learned the ropes of charter fishing by mating for Dale Parsons when he was 15, now lives in Islamarado, Fla. where he captains his own charter boat "Reel McCoy." He is pictured with his father, Terry (green shirt), during a recent Cuban marlin tournament based out of Marina Hemmingway in Havana. They are holding the win- ning fish along with mates Alfredo, left, and Benjy, right. The younger McElveen moved to Florida when he was 18 and evantually bought his own boat and has been very successful fishing numerous tournaments. Earlier this year, McElveen led his team to Grand Champi- on status in the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tourna- ment by landing the most sailfish. McElveen also received the Outstanding Captain award in the tournament. " Continued from page 120 16-4 lacrosse victory over New York Maritime. Benson has 20 goals and 14 as- sists on the season• The Ducks have won the Knickerbocker Con- ference and will receive an auto- matic Division III tournament berth. Pairings will be announced Sunday, May 4. Cape, Knights alumni hoop charity event May 9 The Cape Henlopen High School's Spanish Club will host its annual fundraiser, a basketball game between the best of Cape's present and alumni players versus the best of Sussex Central's pres- ent and alumni players 6-9 p.m., Friday, May 9. The cost is $3. Children 8 and younger will receive a free door prize. Children under six will be admitted free. ._'r S- • Tickets still available for Derby party in Dover Some tickets remain for the Sat- urday, May 3 Kentucky Derby party in the Rollins Center at the Dover Downs Hotel. Two large projection screens, and several other large screens, will televise the races. Audio will be played through the state-of-the-art sound system and betting terminals will be available. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now. Doors open at 3 p.m. The ticket price includes entry into a prize drawing following the derby and a special menu lunch• For more information, call 800- 71 !-5882. Del Tech tops Salem; advances to regionals For the second time this season, the Delaware Tech-Owens base- ball team routed Salem Communi- ty College, 15-3 on April 22. The Roadrunners scored nine runs in the first inning and had a total of 18 hits. Offensively, Del Tech was led by Sean Durkin, who had four singles; Jake Wider- man, who doubled, singled twice and had three RBIs; and Jimmy Okoniewski, who contributed a double and an RBI single. Pitcher Mike Pettee earned his third win with eight strikeouts. The team advanced to the re- gional playoffs, where they ad- vanced to the finals by beating County College of Morris (N.J.) 4-3 and 10-8 on April 27. Scott Manko picked up the win in game one with 12 strikeouts, while Nick D'Angelo earned the win in game two. Durkin went 4-for-4 with a dou- ble, home run and 3 RBIs. Lady Roadrunners split softball doubleheader The Lady Roadrunners of Delaware Tech-Owens split a dou- bleheader with its sister campus, Del Tech Stanton on April 22, winning 5-0 in the opener and dropping the second game by a score of 7-2. Jenn Taylor picked up the: shutout on the mound, with Kristy Lewis leading the offense with a. triple and a single. Shorebirds schedule three doubleheaders The Delmarva Shorebirds have announced they will play three doubleheaders consisting of two seven-inning games, against the Greensboro Bats at Arthur W. Per- Submitted photo Mid-Coast cheerleaders place seventh in East Coast Nationals- The Mid-Coast Senior All-Star Cheer Squad brought home a seventh place finish at the East Coast Ail-Star Nationals held recently in Hershey Park, Pa. Shown (I-r) are Heather Cherry, Brandi Bell, Katie Tyler, Devika Carr. In the third row are Stacey Youse, Elizabeth Hernandez, Chelsea Bragean, Renee Bradford, Kariann Flynn, Annie Tingle, Crissy Purdy, Amanda Payne and Andreah Sabb. In the second row are Calli Joseph, Lexi Miller, Chelsie Puckett, Anna Egeln, Mary Cherry, Candace Rummel, Lauren Goslee and Paula Williams and in front are Lucy Monigle, Betsy Lertora, San Halla and Korrie Weber. Try-outs for the 2003-04 junior and senior squads will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 10 at Mid-Coast Gymnastics in Selbyville. For more information, call 436-6007. due Stadium. The extra games are a result of the 'Birds and Bats be- ing rained out in Greensboro, N.C. on April 7, 8 and 9. The Delmarva Shorebirds will play their first of three double- headers against the Greensboro Bats onSaturday, May 3, with game time slated for 5 p.m. Then on Sunday, May 4 the Shorebirds and Bats will face each other for their second doubleheader begin- ning at 1:05 p.m. Monday, May 5, will be a regularly scheduled game with game time starting at 6:35 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 6 the Birds and Bats will finish the series with doubleheader at 5 p.m.