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! i II/11:!111 I!11i I ~|J ! Z4 TUESDAY, JULY 29 - THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette Since 1978, hockey players volved at Mid-Atlantic for 35 from around the United States years, coming first as a camper have learned to pass, stroke, and working her way to the top shoot, assist, attack, dribble and as the director. bully at the Mid-Atlantic Field "We have a great group of Hockey Camp at CapeHenlopen campersthis year," said Slabonlk. State Park. "Our campers are from 39 differ- This year is no different as 105 ent schools from six states. The mpers have been taught by 22 weather most certainly spoiled counselors, who are made up of us this week. It was a great op- high school and college players portunity to improve our skills and coaches, and love of the game at this hid- MAFHC is sanctioned by the den treasure of Cape Henlopen United States Field Hockey As- State Park." sociation and welcomes players For more information about from sixth grade to 12th grade, Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey from beginners to advanced. Camp, go to www.midatlantic- Frannie Slabonik has been in- fieldhockey.com. THIS SESSION OF THE MID-ATLANTIC HOCKEY CAMP had 105 ors with high school, college and coaching experience. DAN COOK PHOTOS campers enrolled; they were taught by 22 counsel- The past and present of Cape-area hockey are locals (I-r) Bella Kwan, 12; for- mer Cape Henlopen All-American and Tower Hill coach Robin Adair; Olivia Morton, 13; and Sylvie Elliott, 12. Madison Varney, 16, of Wilming- ton takes a penalty stroke during the Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Camp. Mid-Atlantic junior counselor, goalie coach and Shippensburg University grad Carenna Neely blocks a penalty stroke during goalkeeper instruction. Milton 9-10 All-Stars battle back to championship game By Dan Cook Milton could only muster four dlcook7854@aol.com hits in the July 25 loss to MOT. Brian Sponaugle slammed a tri- -, The Milton All-Stars battled ple and knocked in the lone run back from the bottom losers' for the visiting Milton squad. Ty bracket to win games against the Husbands delivered two singles District 2 winners, Canal, and while Timmy Hitchcock hit one. won the first rematch against a Ty Husbands struck out four very good District 1 MOT team. in the loss. They played MOT Monday, July "It was one of those games," for the winner-take-all state said manager Zac Crouch. championship banner. See www. Milton knocked District 2 Ca- capegazette.com for photos and nal out of contention with a 12-3 story from the final game. win July 26. Hunter Rauch tags out a MOT runner at second. Hunter Ranch went 3-for-4 from the plate with two RBIs, Ty Husbands went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, Brian Sponaugle slammed a triple and scored two RBIs, Cole Carter knocked in one run via a double and Nick Cox added an RBI single. Luke Crouch and Timmy Hitchcock went 2-for-3 and 1-for-2, respectively. Timmy Hitchcock and Nick Cox teamed for five strikeouts and the win in six innings. In the first championship game matchup with MOT, Milton scored one in the first inning and followed with two in the third and fourth, never looking back, and finished the game off in the sixth with a double play. "It's really exciting," said Crouch. "To bounce back against Canal and get into the champion- ship round with MOT showed the hearts of our players." Brian Sponaugle slammed a triple and double, scoring two runners, while Ty Husbands knocked in a run on a double. Nick Cox hit a double and had an RBI; Malikye Wells hit two singles, driving in a Milton run- ner, and Timmy Hitchcock drove in one. Cole Carter picked up an RBI with a bases-loaded walk. Ty Husbands pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings for the win, put- ting nine batters in the book via the K. Nick Cox picked up the save, "It's rewarding to see the team come to play and fight to get to the finish line," said Crouch. MILTON PITCHER TY HUSBANDS delivers to the plate in MOT. Husbands struck out four MOT batters in the contest. Austin Rhue snags a fly ball for the Milton squad. DAN COOK PHOTOS the 6-1 loss to