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82 - CAPE GAZET-E, Friday, June 20- June 26, 1997 People Continued from page 81 right in front of the speakers. I want the bass to shake me like my backbone was its own. (Don't get excited, Brad Travis.) And then I'll get up the next day and do it all over again. SNIPPETS- Congratulations to Dave Pavlik and Ted Nowakows- ki for running with or behind their children in Sunday morning's Fa- ther's Day 5K in Rehoboth...J.D. Maull and Tyon Chiistopher will begin practice this week as mem- bers of the Gold squad for the up- coming June 28 Blue-Gold high. school all-star game...Former Cape football players Bobby Adair and Richard Aydelotte pump massive amounts of iron at the Firm and also work together. building high-end homes for the rich and marginally amusing. Their construction company is called Double A...Congratula- tions to Steve Nieblas and all the local coaches who donated their time working with the athletes who participated in last week- " end's Special Olympic competi- tion. 'And thanks to all the Polar Bears who plunged last February for Special Olympics...Last Sun- day morning Wild Dog Walking Club pack man George Glenn and" I commenced on a 6:30 a.m. walk on the boardwalk in front of the Henlopen. Five minutes into the walk I looked up ahead and saw a deer on the boards. "There's a freakin' deer (Sussex species) up there," I screamed while quickly sliding to the left to keep him in sight. A middle-aged guy on a bi- cycle jammed on his brakes and mumbled something unflattering as tread and Fred almost rubbed together the wrong way. "Consid- er your near miss the luckiest day of your life," I shot back, going right into idiot drive. Doggy George also barked a few direct invectives. The guy pedaled on but his wife, riding high in the saddle, sternly turned our way and ' nastily remarked, "If you would walk in a straight line it would not have happened." She had given me my opportunity. "Go on now, git up oia outta here! Go on now, git!" Sussex soccer with a Philly twist Warren Beideman using decades of experience to push downstate soccer By Scott Friedenreich If a person were to look for someone who has contributed immensely to the game of soc- cer, that person would have to look no further than Lewes resi- dent/player/coach Warren Beide- man. Born and raised in Philadel- phia, Beideman began playing at the age of seven with the Light- house Boys Club intramural pro- gram which was the dominant soccer program from the 1930s to the 1960s. "The Boys Club won a junior national champi- onship," said Beideman. "It was a soccer factory." From there, Beideman went on to play for Philadelphia power- house Northeast High School, which held a 13 year streak of being unbeaten and unscored up- on in league play. "We were city champions quite often," said Beideman of his alma mater. "A lot of the players came from the Lighthouse Boys Club." WARREN BEIDEMAN " "When I was 16 1 started play- ing with the men," said Beide- man. While still in his adoles- cent years, Beideman ventured into the rigors of third division amateur ball. After winning a couple championships there, he found himself being drafted into the Korean War with the army at the age of 21. When he returned, Beideman went back to his nat- ural element - the soccer field. He coached the same Light- house Boys Club - with his son Warren III on the squad - that had taught him to play the game. While coaching the club nick- named the Phantoms, Beideman led the team to league champi- onships in each age group, which stret6hed from under 10 years of age, to under 19. "As the team grew up each kid that wanted to go. to college to play; got to go," said Beideman. "That was my biggest accom- plishment." In the score of Bei- deman products that went on to play in college, a couple of play- ers ventured further. "Two of my kids became professionals,,' said Beideman of Joe Harvey and Eddie Sheridan who played for the Philadelphia Atoms. Enjoyed coaching son "I enjoyed coaching my son," said Beideman of his years fielp- mg out with Chesterhill Acade- my, where his son attended. In Warren III's senior year, Chesterhill Won the inner acade- mic league championship. "Soccer is a huge thing in Philadelphia," says Beideman. "There are thousands of kids playing. Bucks County and Montgomery County are two very large leagues." In addition to this there is an adult league that stretches from Allentown, to the Delaware Riv- er, down into Philadelphia, and as far west as Reading. "It has a majors division, reserves, with a first division, and second divi- sion," says Beideman. "The league is semi-professional," Beideman's affiliation with soccer in Philadelphia includes his being named Man of the Year in the junior league, and being the coach of allstar teams in the junior and senior league. In 1993, Beideman followed his grandparents' venture into lower Delaware, in 1936, with one of his own. Beideman im- mediately jumpedinto the soccer pool " Lewes by assisting John Myera in coaching the Cape Henlopen High School boys var- sity team, where the team fin- ished with an 1 I-5 record and made the school's first appear- ance in the state tournament in four years. The freshmen from B'eide- man's first .','ear would eventual- ly become part of the best team in the history of the school with a 15-2-1 record in their senior year. Presently Beideman is an as- sistant coach with both Ihe boys Continued on page 83 Cape Region Athlelles Of The Week JOHN CASTLE A patron of Old Landing Golf Course, John teed off late last Sunday but made up for lost time by putting the 15th hole in his back pocket with a single stroke. "I used a nine iron on the par three 106 yard hole," It was a great moment but I haven't been able to find my driver since." Steve Hoyt of Glassdenberry, CT was John's partner and swore on a divot that the ace actually occurred. John is a book- keeper for a rehabilitation company servicing Harbor Health Care in Lewes. DAVID RODRIGUEZ Sporting his new black running suit with his confi- dence soaring from a rigor- ous training schedule of one five-mile run per week, the 6'5" 240 lb. twenty-six year old Cuban-German surged across the finish line in un- der 21 minutes at last Sun- day's Father's Day 5K. When asked how he does it, David just pointed to his heart while those standing near him pointed to his head. "I got into this for health rea- sons. One morning I looked in the mirror and didn't like what I saw." TRACY JONES The 32 year old former Cape Henlopen all:stater poured in 35 points on Sun- day, June 8 as a team featur- ing Tracy and brother William Jones along with Cardell Bolden, Jonathan Whaley, Steve Hood, Kevin Brittingham and Chuck Melton defeated a George- town squad with DeRon Pritchett and Willie Reynolds 64-57 to win the Seaford League post-season tournament. "I had two discs removed recently in a back operation so I don't go.inside as much," Tracy said. JONATHAN GRAYBEAL " "Nine year old Jon has al- ways been a fish andhas been swimming since he was two years old," according to his mother, Kathy. Coached by Steve Nieblas and swim- ming for the Sussex County, De-Terminators, Jon won two gold medals, 15m and 25 m, and a silver, relay, at last Saturday's Special Olympic competition at the Universi- ty of Delaware. "Jon seemed to enjoy all the excitement and clapping and cheering," Kathy said. Jon has a sister, Kate, 15, and a brother, Josh, who is 11. Ted and Clair Nowakowski at the Father's Day 5 K.