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82 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August I - August 7, 1997 People Continued from page 81 lost from the district. Let's use an educational term and have the Task Force "revisit" the issues be- fore we reinvent the problems. TOY OF THE WEEK- This center console 150 h.p.Yamaha driven North Carolina built Park- er fishing boat 21 foot GPS system is owned by College of Marine stud- ies professor Dr. Chuck "Two Toys" Epifanio. Chuck CAPE DORY puchased the rig from Shorts Marine and said it is the absolutely best fishing boat he has ever co- owned. Epi and wife Carol, with the help of Lenny Nelson, have purchased and sailed a small but classic sail- boat, a 1977 25 foot Cape Dory, into Lewes for pleasure crusies when the fish ain't biting. PARKER-BUILT Jeff Trench, Leonard Maull, Mike Fintel and their tuna. to his school chummies, "Go on now, git!" Lewes major girls win District III Championship Continued from page 81 was on third by this time and stole home when no one was looking as Lewes led 7-5. A wild inning in which Lewes had scored five runs on only one hit, Lorah's double. Lewes over insured themselves in the top of the sixth with five runs as Laurel sent three different pitchers to the mound in search of the strike zone. "It's a year when the pitching is weak throughout the district," said Charles Smith, who won his sec- ond District 111 title as manag- er."This team uses teamwork to do what they have to do to win." ,_, .enn Continued from page 81 for the season." Coach Brian Donahue, an assis- tant to Glenn for 14 years and a player for four, looked on with tears in his eyes. "It was a class performance by a class person," Donahue said. Donahue was named acting head coach by the school district Principal Ron Burrows talked to the athletes and thanked Coach Glenn publicly for his contribu- tion to Cape football. He told the athletes that Cape would continue to strive to offer a first class pro- gram. What drove decision? But what was the reason that drove one of Delaware's most re- spected coaches to step back from a program that he brought back from the dead, going 25-15 over the last four seasons? "It's what I'm calling a breached agreement," Glenn said. "I told the interview committee in 1993 that if the job of football coach involved teaching health in the classroom, that I was not inter- ested." Coach Glenn, who is the high school's "full time" Discipline Dean, saw a health class under his name on the master schedule board at the high school toward the end of last school year. He ex- pressed his concern to the master schedule builder, Vice Principal Dr. Sue Dutton. After coaching at SNIPPETS- Congratulations to Chuck Smith, Voice of Lewes Little League, and Tommy Engel who is Mr. lewes Little League for their genuine interest in help- ing young ahtletes have fun through the sport of softball and baseball. "Every game I get to be a kid again and I don't even have to pay for it," said Chuck Smith between games Tuesday night. And Tommy Engel, who coached my 26-year-old son Dave when he was seven (Tom was a young coach!) sang "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" in the 5th inning. "I saw you standing down there and I said, 'Oh no,'" Tom said. I'm trying to think of who Tom sounded like without mentioning Sesame Street but really I was im- pressed by his courage and the crowd who applauded his perfor- mance. And I'd also like to recog- nize Big Jeff Burhnam who I coached when he played football at Cape in 1986 for his dedication to the athletes of the Milton Little League. How about a free tub of Milton Scrapple Jeff?...Captain Leonari:l Maull with anglers Mike Fintel and Jeff Trench were fish- ing the Hambone aboard Leonard's boat the South Eze last week and pulled in a trio of tuna. They ranged in size from 86 down to 44 pounds while the anglers showed a height gradiant of 5'7" to 6'9". When the big tuna was cranked close to the surface of the water and caught a glimpse of the massive Maull, he screamed back Cape Region Athletes Of The Week TODD GOTHBERG A big boy at 190 pounds, the 32 year old Gothberg used a strong finishing kick to win the Meals on Wheels 5K last Sunday, July 27. "I played tennis for Gettysburg College and started running about 12 years ago," Todd said. "I'm a triathlete and this is my first win ever in a road race. I lift three times a week, swim and bike," Todd said. "I run about 35 miles a week which includes two workouts on the track." Todd, who looks a little like a tractor, sells New Holland farm equipment. REBECCA WOSSNER The 21 year old, who re- cently graduated from Mount Saint Mary's as Northeast Conference Champion in the "Five and Dime" metric distance races, was the women's winner at Sunday's [July 27] Meals on Wheels 5K. Rebecca.has per- sonal bests of 17:18 for 5K and 36 minutes for 10K. She placed 8th last year in the Division One ECAC champi- onships. the Blue Chip football camp in Wilmington last July, Coach Glenn again checked the schedule board and the health class was still on his schedule. Last Tuesday morning Coach Glenn met with Cape Superinten- dent Suellen Skeen and discussed the "breached agreement" which goes back to the days when Mar- shall Jones was Acting Superin- tendent. Later that day, according to Glenn, Skeen contacted him with news that his schedule in- cluded being Discipline Dean and teaching one health class. On Wednesday morning, Glenn handed in his resignation as coach. "I did what I thought was right," Glenn said. By mid-after- noon, the school district had is- sued a press release announcing that Glenn had resigned his posi- tion as coach for personal reasons. "I want it understood that no ill words were exchanged between myself and anyone else," Glenn said. 'Tm not interested in getting into a back and forth argument as to who said what." Superintendent Skeen said- Glenn met with her Tuesday morning and discussed his con- cerns. "I said I would check the schedule to see if other people were available and credentialed to teach the health class," Skeen said. "I called Coach Glenn Tues- day night and told him every staff member with health credentials already had a full schedule. He told me on Tuesday that he would not teach health and coach foot- ball. Wednesday morning he brought me his written resigna- SHAWN "ROCKY" MELVIN The Milton Middle School 7th grader led Milford's ma- jor league Indians to the league championship with the most hits, RBIs, doubles and homeruns. The first baseman led Milford's 11-12 year old All-Stars to a 3-2 record going 10 for 14 at the plate while playing stellar defense at first base andcen- terfield. Rocky may have played in Milford but the Cape Gazette was in his cor- ner. tion." Skeen said that Marshall Jones, who was acting superintendent and on the committee that inter- viewed George Glenn in 1993 for the position of football coach, can recall no such agreement regard- ing the health assignment. "The Association (CHEA) came to me a couple of years ago after hearing rumors that the dis- trict had entered into a separate and individual agreement with George. I could find no evidence implicit or explicitly stated that the district had entered into a sep- arate agreement which would be illegal under the laws of collective bargaining." Skeen added that she did not doubt Glenn's sincerity in his belief that an agreement had been breached. Skeen was asked why the issue of a single health class deteriorat- ed into the resignation of the head football coach in a period of less than 48 hours. She was asked if the district possibly "jumped too fast" in issuing a press release Wednesday afternoon when only receiving Glenn's letter that morning. She was asked why the district's CAPS approach (Collab- orative Approach To Problem Solving) was not used to settle this seemingly solvable problem. "I didn't have a doubt George was absolutely serious about it," Skeen said. "It's not what I want- ed. I tried to influence him but didn't doubt that he was sincere. I needed to take action to make sure the kids have a football coach when they come to practice on the 15th." JIM BARR "My game was on at the right time," said Lewes's Jim Barr this week after win- ning the Rehoboth Beach Country Club Men's Champi- onship in a sudden death play-off against former champion Pete Townsend. Barr chipped in his third shot on the first play-off hole for a birdie and a crown. "It felt real good, especially playing against as perenni- ally a strong golfer as Pete." Barr is the first non-champi- onship flight golfer in RBCC history to win the title. (See story on page 84.)