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132 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. 8 -Aug. 14, 2003 Flounder fishing picking up; Burton's Island (lq3ses to public FISHING REPORT - R&R Sports Center reports that num- bers of flounder continued to im- prove last week with good catches between 9 and 10, Brown Shoal and up the bay around F buoy. Anglers are finding that squid/minnow or spearing combos are doing the trick. Flounder also were taken from DB buoy down to A buoy along the shipping chan- nel. George Hill checked in with an 8.4-pound flattie he hooked while dragging bait near DB buoy. Bill's Sport Shop reports that patient anglers braving the occa- sional rain and/or thunderstorm are finding plenty of fish, espe- cially at Indian River Inlet where jetty jockeys and boaters are hooking a variety of fish, includ- ing one angler who hooked a sev- en-plus-pound sheepshead. Trot/t, stripers and blues also are being caught. Sporto Gray was casting a bucktail in the inlet and brought a 31-inch trout to the rocks that tipped the scale at 7.4 pounds. The occasional bluefish blitzes at the inlet are also a lot of fun, with anglers hooking snappers on up to fish around six pounds. Don Kung used peeler crab at the inlet and brought a 23-inch flounder over the rail, while Bell Weiss was drifting minnows and hooked up with a 22-inch flattie. Captain Dennis Pick of the Fin- Fitz said flounder fishing in Re- hoboth Bay is holding its own on the incoming tide. Bill's added that Delaware Bay action has improved with reports of tautog at the outer wall, sharks around Broadkill Beach and an abundance of croaker just about everywhere. Adam Lovenguth, Matt Baker, Jordan Reynolds and friends chummed about a mile off Broadkill Beach last week and had a blast catching shark up to six feet on mackerel filets. Dave Hilley is still pulling nice tog out of the water at the Outer Wall with his best catch being a 7.44-pound fish he hooked using green crabs. The fishing pier at Cape Hen- lopen State Park is still producing Harpel Continued from page 127 and later AI Gore when his daugh- ter was playing in a tournament at Germantown Academy. The sub- culture of lacrosse is amazing; everyone knows each other." Harpel coached field hockey and lacrosse at the Sanford School then moved on to be an assistant in those two sports at Bloomsburg University before accepting the position at LaSalle, where she stayed four and a half years before moving to Lewes in June of 2002. "Logistically it's hard for cur- rent head coaches to devote time to athletic administration," Harpel said. "The executive director's job of the USWLA is a part time paid position and I had the time and the experience to get the job done." OUTDOORS spot and croaker for anglers using blood worms and Nuclear worms. James Tapert was rewarded for his time on the pier with a 27 and a half inch trout that weighed in a 6.63 pounds. And eight-year-old Jack Rotch used bloodworms to hook a nice kingfish, also from the pier. The canal in Lewes is also pro- ducing trout for anglers using peelers. BURTON'S ISLAND CLOSED - Burton's Island will be closed to theJlSublic for the "foreseeable future" due to the renovation project at the Indian River Marina complex. Currently, the Indian River Ma- Photo courtesy Bill's Sport Shop Dave Hilley this 7.44-pound tautog he caught at the outer wall using green crabs. Harpel pointed out that there are approximately 80 Division I schools playing women's lacrosse, along with 23 at the Di- vision II level and more than 100 in Division III. "Club lacrosse on college cam- puses accounts for another 170 teams," Harpel said. "I also run a consulting business helping high school athletes solid- ify possibilities for getting finan- cial help to play in college," she said. "If an athlete waits until the fall of her senior year to start look- ing it's usually too late" Her business is called The Col- lege Athlete. She can be reached at Collegeathlete @ aol.com. Lacrosse is the fastest growing of women's collegiate sports with new teams at Stanford, Oregon and Colorado. "Comparing the women's game to the men's game is like compar- Dan Cook photo White Marlin Open slogs through some rainy weather Getting ready to fish in the White Marlin Open are Brian Medford, left, and Oscar Daun of Beach Field, N.J. tying a biminy twist to secure a double line aboard the North Cote, which had two shots for marlin on Aug. 5, but could not hook up. They had two more days in which to try their luck at the prize money. Anglers had to deal with some rainy weather and stormy seas through the four-day tourney which concluded Aug. 8. The Cape Gazette will report on the winners in next week's edition. rina is undergoing an extensive overhaul, with changes including improvements to the docks, bulk- heading, boat ramp and marine service area. For safety reasons, the construction site has restricted access to the Burton's Island trail. In the future during this construc- tion phase, spoils from dredging also will block the trail. Gary King, Delaware Seashore State Park superintendent and manager of the Indian River Mari- na says that the changes coming are going to far outweigh the cur- rent inconveniences. Trail Challenge participants who have not yet completed the Burton's Island trail may substi- tute the Fresh Pond trail at Delaware Seashore on their chal- lenge card. For more information, call He- len Haughey at 302-739-4413. ing apples and oranges," Harpel said. "They are the same sport but two different games. Rules are not in place to protect the girls, al- though next year mandatory pro- tective eyewear must be worn by all the athletes." Harpel is personable, knowl- edgeable, likable and affable. Last spring she officiated several high school games and personally knows local coaches Kathleen Fluharty and Gretchen Wyshock. "Coach KK and I worked a clin- ic together," she said. "She's awe- some, and Gretchen did a great job with the Cape program. As the college game continues to grow, Delaware scholastic lacrosse will grow with it." And the Cape Region, a great place to land, has another great athletic resource to say, "What's up?" to at the Wawa coffee count- el'. Boys Traveling Baseball Team Ages 7-9 years old For more information, call Don or Cherri at 644-3909 /j ][q]ll T-]i ' l'lII][ II IHmllllmllllmIF ta,,r "qI"-l" " r71Fmlr7 rlmllllnlrnrrilllirrlrr rr