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62 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 7 - June 13, 1996 Keith Blake survives weather to win Milford Weakfish Tourney By Michael Short Keith Blake won last week's World Championship Weakfish Tournament with a 6.24 pound fish. But the bigger news last week was the weather. Jean Pikus of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford likes to say the tournament needs two things--good fishing and good weather. This tournament had one of the two. Fishing was consistently good with good numbers of trout, including a few very nice fish. The weather was another story. Fishing was canceled on May 28, the first day of the five day tournament. On May 29, fishing started an hour and a half late. The next day, calm weather at the 8 a.m. starting time changed and whipped up four foot seas on Delaware Bay by 9 a.m. That turned the first three days of the tournament into an en- durance event----of sorts. Despite that, Pikus said the tournament "went really well." The tournament is an annual fish- ing highlight for anglers which of- fers the tempting bait of $25,000 for a fish shattering the world record mark. Pikus, the special events coordinator for the Cham- ber, said the Chamber decided not to make up the first day of the tournament after it was rained out. Here's a breakdown of the win- ners from the tournament which ran May 28 to June 1. Weakfish--Keith Blake of Millsboro, 6.24 pounds, Jason Blizzard of Lincoln, 6.08 pounds, Chip Kdly of Carney's Point, N.J., 5.80 pounds, Brian Lewis of Nanticoke, Md., 5.52 pounds, Jeff Foskey of Georgetown, 5.45 pounds, Randy Collins of Barring- ton N.J., 5.23 pounds, Todd Stevenson of Milford, 5.09 pounds, Todd Stevenson, 4.71 pounds, Scott Stevenson of Mil- ford, 4.56 pounds, Deb,rah Bruhl of New Castle, 4.32 pounds, Mick McFarland of Wilmington, 4.03 pounds, Jeff Foskey, 4.02 pounds, Rick Willey of Seaford, 3.34 pounds, Dolphus Stevenson of Milford, 3.10 pounds, Mike Tay- Angle Moon photo Rehoboth Little Leaguers clean Glade road Members of the Rehoboth Little League Major League Girls Diamondbacks team cleaned the Glade Road, ELL 271, on Saturday, June 1. The Rehoboth Little League complex is located on Rt. 271. The effort came during the annual Tag Day when Little Leaguers comb the com- munity for funds necessary to keep their program operating. Some of those helping to do the clean-up are shown here. They are (l.r) AHta Lynch, Adam Lukach (in back), Jessica Forte, Kristi Lukach (in back), Katie Johnson, Colby Cooper, and (hidden) Jeanine MacDonald. lor of Milford, 2.95 pounds, Cole Faries of Milford, 2.91 pounds, (three way tie for 17th place Mar- tin Brnhl of New Castle, Tom Fi- gary, Dover and Jason Blizzard, Lincoln), 2.66 pounds, Chip Kelly of Carney's Point, N.J., 2.65 pounds, Stuart Thomas of Newark, 2.62 pounds, Randy Collins of Barrington, N.J., 2.61 pounds. Flounder--Scott Aiken of Millsboro, 4.73 pounds, Kerwin Boyer of Milford, 4.03 pounds, Billie Joe Smallwood of Middle- town, 2.90 pounds, Rick Brenner of New Providence, Pa., 2.80 pounds, Scott Shockley of Newark, 2.79 pounds. Striped bass--Alex Kupczyn of Atco, N.J., 21.50 pounds. The fish was 39 and a half inches in length and was the only striper of the tournament. The whopper wasn't caught until the final day. Youth weakfish--This is al- ways a favorite category and five year old Justin Culp did himself proud with a 1.18 pound fish, a mark that outfished some of the adults in this year's tournament. Justin is from Glen Mills, Pa. Female weakfish--Deborah Bruhl of New Castle won with a solid 4.32 pound fish, the tenth largest weakfish (trout) overall. Bluefish--John Webb of Mil- ford, 2.45 pounds. Harley Jones received his Mike Snell Award from Prinsipal ROn Burows (1) and Mike SneWs sister, Cindy Dmiterchik. Athletes Continued from page 61 the Mike Snell Friendship Award. "I had no idea this was coming," said the senior. "I read about him (Mike), and I feel honored that I was picked to get this award." Jones plans to attend Del Tech in the fall. All four athletes received indi- vidual plaques, and the Mike Snell and Bill Degnan awards also car- ried a $500 scholarship. Darnell Strand receives his Most Outstanding Senior Male Athlete award from principal Ron Burrows and assistant principal Sue Dutton. "Prostate Problems'. Signs, Symptoms and Interventions" THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1996 SPEAKER: Dr. R.U. Hosmane Urologist LOCATION: Milton Library TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Beebe Medical Center This is a free seminar. Please call 645-3332 to register. 424 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE A A I