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Seniors Continued from page 54 sport. But the sport is on the de- cline. Coach George Pepper thinks that maybe there're just not enough athletes to go around in a school the size of Cape. "Lacrosse takes those rugged, middle distance type runners and baseball also hurts us. There are football players working out three days a week in the weight room, but they don't want to throw the shot put or discus. And now there's a spring basketball league which has drawn off more talent. You just can't coach people if they won't come out for the team. 91 Caesar Rodney won the state soccer tournament, the first down- state team ever to accomplish the feat. Cape players took notice be- cause as eighth graders with Jack People Continued from page 54 dren which included older broth- ers Jeff, a football player and UD graduate, and Mike, a basketball player and also a UD graduate. Cindi's dad, Skip, played basket- ball for Coach Bob Edgerton at Milton High School back in the 1960s. Cindi gave me and my wife a gift of a block of scrapple wrapped in newspaper for teach- ing, coaching and writing about the Burnhams. I once wrote of Jeff breakdancing on home plate after be came to the plate with the bases loaded in a Senior League game and home plate umpire Hobby Isaacs called the game due to darkness. "My mother didn't think you were very funny," Jeff told me two years later when I coached him in football. Some things never change. Skip and Jeff operate Milton Sausage and Scrapple and I guess I'm connect- ed, which is more than I can say for the pigs. SPEAKING OF PIGS - Dur- ing my first year teaching at Cape, I walked into my first period class to see a young 10th grade girl cry- ing while being consoled by her girlfriend. (Names changed to protect the ridiculous.) "What's wrong with JamieT' I asked Cor- nanna Cobb. "Her pet peague died," she said. "Her whatT' I an- swered. "Her peague. Her pet peague," "She means pig," said a classmate. 'What pig stayed in the house, went up" and down the stairs and slept at the foot of her bed. It even retrieved apples." I moved in to use a tittle urban psy- chology on the young country girl. "I'm sorry about your peague [bilingual] Jamie. What hap- penedT' "It got ronued over by a chicken truck," she whimpered. "What was it doing, hogging the road?" I asked. A class of 15 turned on me. "You ain't funny. Stupid man talkin' about hoggin' the road. You're the one that's hoggin' the road." It doesn't take them long to get personal. Lingo in goal and John Henrick- son scoring the winning goal, Cape defeated Caesar Redney 1-0. "We had a brutal schedule this season but we played well," said coach John Myers. A junior varsi- ty team deep in talent gives Cape soccer great hope for the future. Many soccer enthusiasts believe the same as the Orlando Magic - "Why not now? Why not usT' The field hockey program al- ways had exclusive jurisdiction over fall athletes excluding dis- tance runners but that has changed with the emergence of girls vol- leyball. Dover, Caesar Rodney and Cape fielded new squads, but it will take years to catch the private schools from Wilmington. The field hockey team had an- other successful season but suf- feted two disappointing losses to Indian River, including one in the state tournament. "We have many good players returning for next season," said coach Ruth Skoglund. Sussex Central won the state softball championship, which shows the Vikings just how close the tide is to their own doorstep. Cape posted a 9-9 record but is deep in talent and pitching in the lower grades. "Kids need to go to softball camp just like other athletes go to camp," said Lewes Senior League coach John Manship. "You have to pay the price if you want to be successful." Tennis has always been suc- cessful at Cape and, as long as athletes play in the off season, that fact should not change. CAPE GAZEIWE, Friday, June 9 - June 15, 1995 - 57 The golf team runs hot and cold depending upon how many play- ers have parents belonging to to- cal country clubs. Finally lacrosse, a team that has posted a three year record of 40- 13, including two semifinal and one state final appearance. This year saw a very successful youth program at the YMCA with many former Little League baseball players talking about giving up baseball to pursue their lacrosse CalVrs. The class of 1995 graduated over 50 top-shelf athletes. Some fans expect the cycle to swing back to struggling teams while the more optimistic believe that as long the district school board and administration are committed to athletic excellence the kids and coaches will prevail. Peden, Burton to instruct hoop camp Cape Henlopen High School Boys Basketball Boosters will sponsor the Cape Shores Basket- ball Camp June 26-30 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. The camp will be instructed by Viking head basketball coach Jer- ry Peden and Ronson Burton. Boys entering grades four through eight are eligible for the camp, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The cost is $95 per student, which includes a T-shirt, instruction, camp awards, a camp notebook and an evaluation. Applications are available at Cape Shores Camp, 13 Blue Heron Drive, Georgetown DE 19947; or by calling 856-4907 or 645-5278. q00staurant The Cape Region's Classic American Steakhouse now offers more than ever... * more of the finest Nebraska Black Angus Steaks more of a wonderfully diverse wine bar with premium wine by the glass. more delicious veal, poultry, and seafood dishes more of the most unique adult dining - atmosphere around ~ More Specials ~ Father's Day Special ~ Dad's meal I/2 regular price Sunday, June 18, 1995. Serving from 3-10 p.m. Friday Night Movie Special ~ Free Movie Pass with every 4-course meal purchased. Passes may be used any time. Limited to first 30 Friday night diners. Limited time only. Week Night Early Bird Special $12.95 18 oz. Super Sirloin For 2. Monday-Friday 5-6 p.m. Price includes steak, one salad, one order Murphy's Potatoes (extra salad and potatoes additional cost) Located next to the Midway Palace Theatre on Highway One 645-9355