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24 TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 Cape Gazette Cape's Tiara Dully and Alexis Burger shine on national TV By Dave Frederick. ly from Laurel, was upset by Italy fredman@capegazette.com in the semifinals 1-0. In the Big League finals, Dela- Sussex County locals could see ware, playing on ESPN, showed from a world away that the Dis- the nation what was up versus trict 3 Big League all-star team Puerto Rico, breaking up a 5-5 with an automatic entry into the tie game by scoring six runs in World Series as the host team the bottom of the fifth inning would be a contender for the on a two-run double by Kaitlyn title. The team was stacked with Slater and a two-run homer from ve atile frontline players, many winning pitcher Mykala Steele of whom could pitch and play to capture the World Champion- multiple positions and knock the ship 11-6. cover off the baseball. Steele the pitcher hung tough The biggest surprise after a after being touched for a two-run week of play "down to Roxana" dinger that gave Puerto Rico a 5-3 was that the Senior League Dis- advantage in the top of the third trict 3 team didn't complete the inning. daily double, but the team, most- Continued on page 26 DAN COOK PHOTOS DELAWARE DISTRICT 3 BIG LEAGUE ALL-STARS came from behind to down Puerto Rico 11-6 in the Big League World Series. The Big League World Champions include Alexis Burger, Kaitlyn Slater, Shelby Wilkins, Tori Williams, Morgan Smith, Halley Andrews, Karlie Smith, Rachel Hudson,Victoria Short, Mykala Steele, Nicole UIIman, Tiara Duffy, Chelsey Ward, Kassidy Gallo, Cailey Issacs, Kimberly Gallo, coaches Mark Isaacs, Monroe Huds6n and manager Guy Wilkins. Delaware left fielder Tiara Duffy slams an RBI hit into right field. Cape's Alexis Burger gets batting instructions from man- Shortstop Karlie Smith blocks up a bad hop then throws ager Guy Wilkins. out a Puerto Rico batter. S S lack Girls Run - I know Black Girls Run. I've seen the T-shirts, and if I had a double X one in my closet, Fd yell at the cat, "Get offl" and wear it because that would be cool. The BGR "preserve the sexy" movement was founded in 2009 by Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks to lower the percentage of Afro-American women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle. The girls who ran last Saturday in the Dewey Highway One 5K or 10K are all from Delaware. I found it an incorrect assump- tion that all black girls who run are members of the Black Girls Run movement. I also discov- ered that not all BGR members run in all races, and some bike to offer support to others. I do know that fun and inspiration were in the house of harriers (runners). There was harmony and diversity, and veteran run- ners seemed pleased that a new group had chosen the sport of running as a path to fitness. Perplexed and befuddled - The Big League Delaw e District 3 softball team won the World Series over Puerto Rico 11-6 down to Roxana. The game was broadcast on ESPN. And really I thought the District 3 Senior League team would be right there with them but they got stymied by Italy 1-0 in the semi- finals. There were 10 teams in Continued on page 25 DAVE FREDERICK PHOTOS MEMBERS OF THE I)ELAWARE CHAPTER OF BLACK GIRLS RUN gather in Dewey for a 5K and 1OK. In back (I-r) are Lisa Johnson, Kelly S. Shelton, Lenita Green, Twinez Thompson, Nancy Ryle, Elizabeth Gee, LaWhan Yancy, Damalia Thomas, Tamara Cherese, Gloria Caffuth-Meade, Elizabeth Sadler- Boyer, Felicia Collins and Mickey Harris. In front are Delaware Ambassador Lorraine Williams, Shadette Brittingham, Aurelia Lyles, Delaware Ambassa- dor LaWhan Blackett, Kelly Marie Kirlin, Kanani Hines and Delaware Ambas- sador Dawn Angelique Roberts.