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CAPE GAZETJ[E, Friday, May 30 - June 5, 1997 People Continued from page 74 sheared the 'Welcome Back Kot- ter' pin and I tipped backwards feeling like the crew commander aboard Apollo 13. And the drive belt had frazzled making Row- land's tractor tractionless. "Leave him there," Stevie Burton said of his best friend. "You drive my tractor and I'll ride side saddle on the front. Let's go to the creek." We got to the creek and started to get 'tore up' by no-see-ums. Then Stevie's tractor conked out and we walked back to his fleet of toys and off-loaded the John Deere for-real tractor and picked up Harold for entertainment. It was back through the woods and fields riding on the back side of the bucket which Stevie shook every time we rode through a big puddle. When I finally got home the dogs growled, backing me out of the house because I was all funky and scratched, covered with mud and dog ticks. But I must ad- mit it was the best time I've had since watching a T-ball game from the bucket of John Ellsworth's "Betsy" 10 years ago at the Lewes Little League park. Hope I don't have lyme in my co- conut. i li il i i !i! !!iii!i iii ::";:i i:(f >!?:': i ii: i,.: ."  +z: ;: ' . " .... TOY OF THE WEEK- Pur- chased for $30 three years ago and painted John Deere Green, this lawn tractor has seen more "Good Times" than J.J. Walker. The seat cover is early American Busch 12 Pack and needs to be re- placed every time it rains. The tight steering column is helpful for one-armed steering, leaving the other arm free for waving, scratching and fluid-replacement therapy. And with a forward push of a lever the cutting deck can be dropped for lawn mowing and rubber hose chewing. The cart and lounge chair are considered optional equipment. Consumers interested in picking up a similar toy should scour the streets of- Lewes on Big Trash Day. Cape Region Athletes Of The Week SNIPPETS- I watched Prince- ton lacrosse play twice over the weekend winning the national championship and I must admit they're great but I found them ex- tremely annoying. Playing keep away in the final four minutes against Duke while nursing a one goal lead had to turn off a nation- al audience on ESPN. And the way they ping ponged the ball around against a physical Mary- land team wasn't much fun to watch either. I saw one good hit during the entire final four touma- ment. A new sport called "Full Contact Lacrosse" needs to be de- veloped where "stick skills" means what it does in ice hockey. The preppies need to be planted. A Princeton education and national championship. Nobody deserves all that good fortune...Thursday June 5 is high school graduation. Come and see your favorite teach- ers double as parking lot atten- dants, but more importantly sup- port the kids because the ceremony is important to them. I'll be touring the adult-sponsored parties sam- piing potato salad and deviled eggs. And I'll keep on sampling until I hear those magic words which followed me out of my own graduation. "Go on now, gift" YMCA offers 'Splash' water safety program The YMCA will begin a water safety and swimming program on June 16. Classes will be held at various times Monday through Saturday. The classes offer low student- teacher ratio, qualified instructors and a safe, clean pool. Registration for members begins June 9, and for non-members, June 16. For more information, call the Sussex Family YMCA at 227- 8018. NICK YUNKER Nick "Youngin" Yunker (Milton eighth grader) got to play with the big boys and girls last weekend at the sec- ond annual "Raw Dog  sur- vival weapons competition hosted by Bill Thompson and his wife Dawn. Weapons targeted for accuracy in- eluded muzzle loader firing, buck knife and tomahawk throwing, and that old standby, the slingshot. Nick Yunker has earned some se- rious bragging rights not to mention respect among his peer group. GM Goodrich De co Battery 200 takes center stage m Dover, May 31 Another round in the battle of All Saturday seating is general stands. To order tickets, call (302) Winston Cup invaders versus Grand National regulars in the GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 takes center stige at Dover Downs International Speedway on Saturday, May 31. There's more to the Saturday experience, though, we final qual- ifying for Sunday's Miller 500 Winston Cup classic in the moi'n- ing, the popular 'happy hour' practice following victory lane ceremonies, and music entertain- ment by the country-rock group Sleepless Knights in front of the grandstand at the end of the racing day. On-track activities kick off at 9:30 a.m. with Winston Cup prac- tice, setting the stage for final Miller 500 qualifying at 11:30 a.m. Nearly 50 entries are expect- ed to contest 38 qualifying places. After pre-race ceremonies, the GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 will get the green flag at 1:10 p.m. Tickets for the race GM Good- wrench/Delco Battery 200 and all the other attractions at Dover Downs on Saturday, May 31, are priced at $32 for adults and $5 for children under 12, either from the Dover Downs ticket office or at the gate. admission in the outdoor grand- 734-7223. t )all Continued from page 74 team that started the season 1-2. "It's hard to believe that a great athlete like Katie DelCampo is going to leave Cape without a state championship." The Cape bats came alive in the top of the eighth inning as Michelle Manship, Kim Smith, Angela Griffith, Carrie Lingo and Jackie Warrington all banged out hits. Kim Smith, Angie Davis and Jackie Warrington all had RBIs. Life in the Cape dugout was fes- tive as Cape led 5-2, but Coach Cordrey worried about focus. "The prom was a big distrac- tion," Cordrey said. "How can a team stay focused with all that going on?" Central's first two batters hit safely to open the bottom of the eighth. "I felt strong and felt con- fident," Cape's pitcher Michelle Manship said. But a rare wild pitch advanced the runners and then another hit closed Central to within one run, 5-4, and with one out the Golden Knights started to smell blood. The deciding hit came on an in- side-out swing off the bat of Christine Bowman that bounced away from left fielder Kim Smith as the winning run crossed over the plate from second base. "I just walked off the field and put my glove in my bag," Man- ship said. "I was off the field be- fore the run scored. My dad taught me that it's only a game and should be fun. Pitchers have to keep their heads up." Cape finished the season 16-3 and Henlopen Conference cham- pions. Youth fishing tourney at Milton June 7 The Lower Sussex Bassmasters will hold its annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p m. The event will be held at the Broadkill Milton Municipal Park. There will be three age categories and children up to 15 years of age may participate. Trophies and prizes will be given to for the largest fish by measurement.For more information, call John Bateman, 645-2801. DAt. CARLSON The 29 year old, 6'4" 240 lb. distance runner crossed the finish line in 26 minutes at last Sunday's Henlopen 5K race. D.R. is a former offen- sive tackle for James Madi- son University (6'4" 290) where he played for coach Joe Purzyki. "They should have weight categories for these races,  said Carlson who still lifts five days a week. "I'm the only one of my Hneman teammates that has gone down in weight since graduation." Carlson will begin training soon for the Marine Corps Marathon. GREG CAULLER Greg runs for team Brook.s The former Division II college All-American from Millersville has beaten up on the local competition over the last two weeks. "I love this area and the races are well organized and accu- rato,  Cauller said. I'm not here to pick up an easy first place. I always welcome a challenge.  Greg is 6', 138 pounds and built for sus- tained speed over distance. He won the Lancaster t0K with a time of 32:20. Greg captained national champi- on M/llersvflle in 1983. ANGIE DAVIS Angie Davis has been an unselfish member on many basketball teams and soft- bah teams going back to her days in Lewes Middle School. "Angie is the ulti- mate team player,  softball coach Bill Cordrey said of his first baseman. Angie completed her athletic ca- reer in typical style last Sat- urday against Sussex Cen- tral playing flawless first base while hitting a sacrifice fly in the top of the wild eighth inning to score Kim Smith from third base.