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Quick Hitters By Dave Frederick BAYKO BACK BUT PEDEN 'LEAVIN'?- Ralph Bayko has fooled those foolish enough to be- lieve his post-season interviews by checking the "I'll be back" box indicating his desire to return as the girls basketball coach at Cape Henlopen. "It's official," con- firmed athletic director Bud Hitchens. Ralph will be back to coach the girls basketball team. Coach Jerry Peden, Cape's boys coach, is rumored to be stepping down for per- sonal reasons. There has been no open gym program or Cape entry in the spring/sum- mer league this spring fu- eling the fires that Peden is PEDEN going else- where. This writer's rumor policy (if it goes five people deep it's a hard core rumor approaching fact) lewes Expos split in senior league openers The Lewes Expos, sponsored by Parsell Family Services, opened their season this week with a vic- tory over the Blue Knights from Woodbridge and a loss to the Lewes Reds in the Boys Senior League. In the first game, Casey Donohue picked up the 9-3 win with relief assistance from Shane Massey and Adam Scott, combin- Soccer Continued from page 80 took 31 shots to Wilmington's three, and earned four corner kicks, while the upstate team had none. Cape keeper Sherry Swartzel recorded three saves in front of the Viking net, with Weaver being called up to make 19. The joy of victory was especial- ly sweet for the Vikings, as it was the only time of the '97 season in which they defeated an upstate team, as well as closing out the season with a win. "It was a great way to end the season," said GARDEN CENTEF; Softball Continued from page 80 on returning to face her former hometown team. "It was my hometown, I knew a lot of people. I had to show the people the real Janis Savage and the real CR. We has Delaware's winningest coach retiring from basketball but stay- ing on as a Cape social studies teacher. Say it ain't so, but prove it otherwise. REGAN CIRCLES THE RIM- Cape's first singles player Regan Derrickson played himself into the quarterfinals of the state tournament when he was ousted by eventual State Champion Lee Scarborough in straight sets 2-6, 2-6. "We played long rallies and I just made too many mistakes," said Derrickson, a junior. "I feel I'm the same calibre player as all the semi-finalists. I'm looking for- ward to being back next year." Derrickson completed his year at first singles with an 11-3 record. He defeated Roger Dustin of Tat- nail, last year's state champion at second singles, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round. THE APPLE OF DADDY'S EYE- The apple didn't fall far from the Christmas tree as Allison Sposato and Jill Hollenbeck were crowned state champions at first doubles with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 victo- ry o'er St. Andrews. Allison is the daughter ot Fred Sposato, the local Christmas tree mogul. Mil- ford won the girls' team title to go with a state champiopnship in ing for a three hitter. Scott, Massey and Nick Shaffer had a multiple hit game at the plate. Game number two saw the two Lewes teams face off, with the Reds victorious 6-3. James Rogers pitched the complete game for the win while also doing it at the plate with a double and a triple. Adam Scott and Nick Shaf- fer were both 2-4 for the Expos. Sussex All.Stars pound Ocean City The Sussex County All-Stars played their first game on Friday, May 16 against the Ocean City Gaffney. "We made a lot of back- passes, and had a lot of communi-. cation on the field," said Friend. "These were things we didn't have in other games." The team closed out its season with a record of 3-12-1, while many players Such as Friend and Palekar will return in 1998. While Cape may not have finished the year with a winning record, the players gained valuable experi- ence for participating in an ex- tremely demanding schedule. In their opening game the Lady Vikings were shelled 9-0 by the defending state champion A.I. DuPont Tigers. Though it may have seemed like a huge loss, one must take in- I were hyped. We started the sixth real bad and the jitters came back. We played not to lose instead of to win." Savage, however, was extreme- ly upbeat and looking toward the future. "We will only lose one se- nior this year. We were pleased with our season and we're hoping field hockey. DOVER WINS CONFER- ENCE GOLF, EYES STATE MEET- The Dover Senators won the Henlopen Conference golf ti- tle for the 16th time in 20 years besting Smyrna 323 to 329 which is the total for four golfers each shooting 18 holes. Dover will go after its seventh straight state title Tuesday, May 27 at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club course where they recently set a state record. Cape finished fourth in the Hen- lopen Conference tournament. SPENCER STEELE STARTS AT FAIRFIELD- For- mer Cape attackman Spencer Steele fin- ished his freshman sea- son at Fair- field Univer- sity by start- ing all 16 games and scoring 38 goals while dishing off 14 assists. Fair- STEELE field finished the season 10 and 6 and won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Confer- ence. Fairfield is a Division I pro- gram in its fourth year of exis- tence. Pony League and defeated them by a score of 27-0. Their next game, a double header, is sched- uled for tonight against Salisbury at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Indian River wins Dinner Bell tourney Indian River High School took first place in the first annual Din- ner Bell Inn Miniature Golf Tour- nament recently. The Sussex Cen- tral Team came in second, fol- lowed by Cape Henlopen in third place. The team from Milford High School did not place. to account the talent that the Tigers possessed. They zipped through their season with a 16-0 record, scoring 104 goals, while conceding just one. In its second season Cape also developed a first class rivalry with the Indians of Indian River; that should continue to be an exciting match-up for years to come. Brighter times are ahead in coming seasons with a 7-7 junior varsity squad, blossoming into varsity stars, with the returning varsity players guiding them. Many of the players, such as Moore and sophomore Holly Gor- don, have already garnered varsity playing time, which can only help the team in the future. next year to come out with some big games and show people what we can do." With the win, Cape upped its record to 15-2 on the season. The next game will be Saturday at 11 a.m. against the winner of Sussex Central and Wilmington Christ- ian. APBG.Frida May.-.,llhy29tgl7 -, 85 The Outdoor Place 899 SUN TBRACE CASCADE RESB CMR East to stack, White or green. 8072712,738 Great as a planter or a water garden. 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