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88 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Quick Hitters By Dave Frederick GO ON NOW, GIT!- The dis- trict III Delaware Big League softball team defeated the District II All-Stars 25-0 last July 23 while pounding out 19 hits. Tina Walls pitched five-no-hit innings• Dis- trict II returned to the Lower Sus- sex Complex on Saturday, July 26 but could only round up eight players• The games was moved to Sunday when Cassie Johnson picked up the pitching victory 7-1. District III team is State Cham- pion and advanced to the Mid-At- lantic tournament in Elkton Mary- land. MID-ATLANTIC TOURNA- August 1 - August 7, 1997 MENT- The Big League girls won their first game in the Mid- Atlantic tournament defeating New Jersey Tuesday, July 29, 4-1. Tina was the winning pitcher, striking out seven while giving up two hits over seven innings• Lead- ing the hitting parade for District III were Cassie Johnson 3-4, Shanon Boyle 3-4 and Tina Walls 3-4. All runs were scored with two outs• On Wednesday, July 30, Maryland North pasted Delaware District III 10-0 facing a lightning fast pitcher. Delaware's pitching woes were compounded by a "no show" catcher who was replaced on the roster by Stephanie War- rington who was involved in an- other tournament at the time of All-Star selection• Delaware was to face New Jer- sey again Thursday, July 30, and if they survive, will face Maryland North for the Mid-Atlantic Cham- pionship. Angle Moon photo Kent Buckson carries John Fedena as Jason McKay assists in the rescue competition. Angie Moon photo Troy Bockius wins the mile run during the annual Lifeguard Olympics. Rehoboth Beach Patrol captures flag in annual Lifeguard Olympics By Dave Frederick The land animals and sea mam- mals of the Rehoboth Beach Pa- trol won eight of 11 events last Monday night to smash the nine- team field in the annual Rehoobth Beach Lifeguard Oympics. Speed demon Tim Green led off the 880 relay for Rehoboth, and before the sand had settled at the 60 yard mark, it was a one team race. Derek Shockro (nine straight relay titles), Troy Bockius, and Chris Schell threw the hammer down for the victory. Tim Green also won the beach flags competi- tion while Troy Bokius won the mile run in the mostly wet sand. Swimmers Bill Hickman and Jason McKay were scoring points all over the place. McKay won the paddle board race while Hickman captured the Ironman competi- tion. The swimming relay team of Bill Hickman, Jason McKay, John Fedena and Mike Riccitelli easily won the run, swim, run relay. Hickman and McKay also teamed to win the rescue, board, rescue event• Hickman and McKay would have finished fourth in the competition all by themselves. The land line competition was won by Rehoboth with a team of Kent Buckson, Kurt Hussong, Ja- son McKay and John Fedena The big boys of the Dewey Beach Patrol, led by Captain Todd "Tonka Diesel" Fritchman won the Tug of War event over Mid- dlesex while defeating Rehoboth and South Beathany along the way. Other members of that team were Bill Witaker, Mike Rubin, Joe Roberts, Jason Vankerkoven and Joe Cunane• Dave Frederick photo Members of the winning soft sand re- lay relay team included Chris Schell and Tim Green in back and Derek Shockro and Troy Bockius in front. Angle Moon photo Rehoboth Beach Patrol Lt. Tom Cov- eleski, above, watches the competi- tion. "Members of the re- lay team (right) included Jason Mc- Kay, Mike Riccitelli, Bill Hickman and John Fedena (in front). Dave Frederick photo Fishing Continued from page 87 but the fishing is not consistent. How's this for yet another nice fish this week? !( Old Inlet reported that Richard. Offshore Bluefin and yellowfin tuna are very hot on the Hambone, Fin- gers, Hot Dog and Massey's Canyon. Chunkers are having a ball. Most vessels are having limit catches. Todd Hazzard had four include a limit on the boat Escape, seven fish on the Wave Dancer and four bluefin and one yel- lowfin from the Hambone area on the Reel Passion• Lewes Harbour Marina reports bluefins. Julie Hall's "Reel".. very good. tuna-fishing, although • Women Fishing Club had a limit ./here haibeen few billfish re- returning after a 30-hour offshore trip with tuna and a mixed bag, in- cluding a 500-pound plus longfin mako. Floyd reported a blue marlin the week before, while Bill Bayard re- being reported offshore• Surf fishing Surf fishing is in the summer mode with sea mullet, blowtoads and the occasional snapper blue- fish. ported a 27.8 pound dolphin - caught at the Hambone. : There are lots of spot around with hardheads (0r croakers) Harada caught .a.34.5 pound, o£tuna • -... f': .:.. .  ::..-' , ., • ;. striped bass on a buckta!:thlS :-. un , rein the hot fish right weei¢ at the mtet .?. " ..: .....  : !riow?'O_',Cr. Outstanding catches ports from- the offshore grounds. Inshore :trOllers at the Lightship "" mixed in. Night time plug fishing Pete Floyd on the Skipjack did re- are finding some Spanish macker- in the surf is producing lots of port a beast of a shark on July 27, el and there are still some bluefish small Stripers (rock), I i I, .......................... ..--. .......... . ........... ..J