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102 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 19 Oct. 25, 2001 to S a- pg. 104 SPORTS; & OUTDOORS I Cape boys t()p Lake, Ct(; girls on losing end in cross country Cape's Matt Jackson, foreground, gets ready to start the race versus Spartan and Rider run- ners Oct. 17. Jackson placed first and broke the course record by posting a time of 17:26, eclipsing the mark he established just a week ago. By Tim Bamforth The Vikings of the Cape Hen- lopen cross country team hosted their biggest meet of the season Oct..17, at the College of Marine Studies against the traditionally strong Lake Forest Spartans and the Caesar Rodney Riders. The girls of Caesar Rodney, coached by Iongtime master Char- lie Bell, easily proved why they are ranked No. ! in the state by de- feating andsweeping the host Vikingg 15-46. Lake Forest, under the direction of the dean of Hen- lopen Conference cross country Jim Blades, also topped the Cape girls by a score of 19-38. Rider Jill Hajec ran away with the first place honors in a new course record time of 20:13. The Vikings, who now stand with a record of 4-3, were led by Brittany Morris in 22:33 for ninth place overall, while Betsy Hicks ran 23:!0. First year runner Mar,beth Betts turned in a 23:17, while hockey player Amanda Warring- ton put her stick aside for a day and helped out with a time of 23:36. Tiffany Melendez eeps improving with a 24:22, while Jesse Folke ran 24:26. Becky Continued on page 103 Dan Cook photos Brittany Morris heads to the finish line and an overall ninth place finish Oct. 17 in 22:33 to lead all Cape girls in a meet with Lake Forest and Caesar Rodney. I never j ok,: around unless the big guy is laughing with me JACQUEL IS WELL - This athletic girl with Cover Girl ,good looks and a feisty personality came back to Cape for a visit last week after having gradu- ated from William Penn High School last June. Jacquel is from Rabbit's Ferry, MORRIS and if you have to ask then you ain't from the Cape family. Jacquel started two years for the William Penn bas- ketball team and is now on the freshman team at Seton Hall Col- lege in Greensburg, Pa. She is majoring in biochemistry. During her two years at Cape she played soccer, track and JV basketball. It's a great benefit of the teaching business when cool kids come back to say "What's up?" Dave Frederick SHANE IS RAW - Lambuth College football coach John Gore described linebacker Shane Massey as an "unrefined player possessing a great deal of raw tal- PEOPLE IN SPORTS ent." I don't know about all that, but I'm not surprised that this 385= pound bench presser and honors student has found his way on to the playing field as a freshman. Shane had six tackles and a MASSEY sack in a recent game. He is play- ing outside linebacker at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds. MADO IS THE MAN - There is not a more popular player on the Cape football team than 6- foot-2, 285-pound Amado Man- dujano. I have often jokingly re- ferred to Amado as Sussex Coun- ty's largest Mexican. Knowing that Amado can trace his roots to bandito Pancho Villa, I never joke around unless the big guy is laughing with me. When Amado dislocated his kneecap last Friday night, the entire team and every- one in the stands who knows him was upset-because everybody likes Amado. I also taught his three older sisters Rosa, Lily and Monica, and they were all top- notch students. The Mandujano clan has been a part of the Cape family long before my moustache turned gray. A NICE STORY - I'm in this story but only to kick it offthe tee. This summer I met Ron Shipiro at Gold's Gym in Rehoboth. Ron is a professional negotiator of na- tional prominence and represents some professional athletes of mild renown like Cal Ripkin Jr.. Kirby Puckett and Brooks Robinson, just to name a few. Ron has writ- ten a book, "The Art of Being Nice," because he can't help it, he's just a race guy. Next year Ron's son will become the new general manager of the Cleveland Indians. You can imagine what a thrill it was for Ron Shipiro to be introduced to, Fredman of the Cape Gazette by personal trainer Dave Kergaard. "If I can ever do anything for you let me know," Ron said alter our first meeting. "Likeffise," I said. I struck quickly telling Ron that Cape's Sumner Spence, an honors student and sports maniac who al- so has cerebral palsy, has a dream of being a professional baseball scout. I sent a picture of Sumner and Steve holding the lacrosse state championship trophy. I thought it would be cool if we could hook up Sumner with a ma- jor league bas6ball scout. Last week Sumner met for three hours with Ron Rizzi, high level scout with the Los Angeles Dodgers. "It was one of the best days of Sumner's life." said Sue Spence. Sumner's mother. "He now knows that his dream is attain- able." I cannot tell you how great it is to meet people who move inside big time circles and just remain humble and nice people. McMITCHELL - You just haven't lived and you won't live long if you visit the Country. Dan and extended clan family tailgate on Saturday mornings before home Delaware games. From gumbo soup, chased by mimosa drinks, and a new one for me, the fried dill pickle slice. I love to cir- cle the tailgate parties just to see how many people I know. "No thank you. No beer for me, I'm working!" MeBIMBO - You're right, it ain't funny! Just ask their hus- bands! Last Sunday night coming back from Pennsylvania, my Wife and I stopped at McDonalds in Elkton to switch driving assign- Continued on page 103