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,! Cape Gazette SPORTS & OUTDOORS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - MONDAY, NOVEMBER t0, 2014 103 Maull to be inducted into Delaware Track & Field of Fame Former Cape Henlopen track & field star Kai MauU received word this week that he will be inducted into the Delaware Track & Field Hall of Fame Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Wilmington. The Cape Hen- lopen and Clemson University star won multiple state indi- vidual titles for Cape Henlopen in a short span as he ran track only his junior and senior years. He set indoor and outdoor state long and triple jump records, with the long jump records still standing. He also won several regional titles and a national ti- tle in the long jump; possibly his highest honor was winning the long jump title at the historic Penn Relays his senior year of high school. Maull went on to jump and sprint for the Tigers of Clemson University, where he was an NCAA All-American his freshman year and an All- ACC performer each of his five years as a collegiate jumper and sprinter on a team stacked with NCAA and Olympic standouts. If you are interested in attend- ing and supporting Kai Maull, tickets are $50 per person, and you can contact the Hall of Fame organization by going to www.delawaretrackandfieldhof. org. Mariner tops Smyrna in middle school XC The Mariner boys' cross country team finished its season with a flurry of personal bests on the way to a 23-32 victory over visiting Smyrna Nov. 3 at the chilly UD College of Earth, Ocean and Environment course. Levi Clifton, Cole Quillen, and L.B. Harrington placed second, third, and fourth, respectively, just a few ticks behind Smyrna star Aaron Lewis. Clifton and Q uillen, Mariner's one-two punch all year long, were both clocked at 11:24 for 1.8 miles, while Harrington, only a sixth- grader, obliterated his previous personal best by 40 seconds to cross the line in 11:25. Connor Hitchens closed his season in style, running 12:06 to capture fifth overall and take 40 seconds from his personal record, while Logan Dominick finished strong to take ninth place in a PR of 12:32. Gabriel Garcia ran like a man possessed en route to an llth-place finish, setting a mas- sive personal best of 12:48 in the process, while Parker Brown put a cap on his Vikings career by taking 12th in 12:56. Also lowering their personal bests were Christian Partlow, 14th, 13:14; Dyquan Snead, 17th, 13:52; Cameron Daniels, 19th, 14:03; and Liam Leishear, 33rd, 16:24. Other Mariner finishers were as follows: Colby Dominick, 27th, 14:51; Shamar Snead, 28th, 14:51; Mason Fluharty, 29th, 15:02; Ronan Dutton, 30th, 15:20; Jona- than Capparell, 35th, 17:22; and Maxwell Merwitz, 36th, 18:19. Mariner finished the season 4-4 and placed fourth at the DAAD Invitational last week in the team's second year as a program. Smyrna girls top Mariner 18-43 Sixth-grade No. 1 Lindsay Rambo led the Mariner girls once again as she placed third "m Athletes Of The Week )) }H | CHANDLER MOORE CURTIS PURNELL SAM RATNER A Mighty Mite [9-year-old) in the true sense of the word, Chandler is a Georgetown IllElementary student and the Pop Warner water boy who battles , - the exotic illness cystinosis with a smile on his face every day of his young life. On Oct. 29, Chandler dressed in pads for the :., Sussex Central Mighty Mites game against Cape and scored ) a touchdown. The game was stopped and he was awarded 'the game bat!i s coaC s are Rodney Layfi and Doi ald Robinson. Troy Morris delivered this story to the Cape Gazette, "To see this kid live his dream meant so much to me and every person at that game, and especia, Hy all the players on both teams, Troy saM This quiet athlete prove=d to be a.powerho se player for the _ Beacon Middle School football team this season. He scored in three different categories Nov. 5 against a tough Mariner squad at the annual Beacon vs, Mariner game at Legends Sta- dium. He ran a kickoff back for a touchdown, ran from scrim- mage for two scores and threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to teammate Shkai Chandler. "Cur- tis isthe most humble young man,you'll ever meet," said Beacon coach Haywood Burton. "He's a great student of high character, and he is a pleasure to coach." On Oct.. 25, Sam snagged the .first-place trophy in the inter= mediate division at the Philly AM, a regional skateboarding contest at 7th Street Skate Park in Wilmington. Sam is a 10th grader at Sussex Tech with a concentration in digital design and publishing, and a member of the National Honor Society. He is the captain of the junior varsity soccer team. Sam also gets after skimboarding and surfing - he is the quintessential board sport athlete. His older sister, Claudia, played basket- ball for Cape. in a new personal best of 11:52, equivalent to a 13:11 two-mile. Rambo took off hard from the gun and stayed within 12 sec- onds of Smyma's Abby Mace, who won the DAAD Invite last week. Fellow sixth-grader Fallon Moore followed up her phenomenal showing at the invitational with another solid race, taking seventh in a very talented field in 12:51. The girls ran with spirit and tenacity all season, and their 1-6 dual-meet mark does not reflect their tre- mendous talent. Hundley, Barthlemess lead Striders at middle school states Seventh-grader Blake Hund- ley and sixth-grader Emma Barthlemess were top finishers at the Nov. 1 Delaware Sports Club Junior High Champion- ships. Hundley finished third, running the 2.1-mile Winterthur course in 12:20, while eighth- grader Brock Diaz finished 12th in 13:38. Sixth-grader Jackson Dinger was 28th in 14:55 for the Striders boys. Barthlemess, just a sixth-grader, finished sixth in a tough field with a time of 14:32. Lindsey Guidawas was 14th in 15:48 while Brooke Jones was 27th in 16:23. Mia Neubling finished 29th in 16:25, while Sadie Tunnell was 36th in 16:44. Natalie Guida was 39th in 16:55, and Myranda Beebe finished JONAH ROBERTSON This eighth-grader has been a complete player on. the gridiron for the Mariner Vikings football squaa this season. A captain for the Vikings, Jonah plays both ways as a pulling guard and defensive tackle. Marinl r coach Mike Luciano is quick to praise him for his heart and athletic ability. "Jonah never comes off the field," said Luciano. "He is a well-mannered young man who plays his hardest on each and every play." A three-sport athlete for the Mariner Vikings, Jonah can be found on the wres- tling mats in the winter season and on the baseball diamond during the spring. 41st in 17:00.The Striders were able to put five runners in a 37-second gap, grabbing five of the first nine fifth-graders as the future looks bright for the purple and yellow. Davina Graybill finished 51st in 18:12, while Zoe Callard was 62nd in 19:39 to wrap up the team. Upcoming races 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, First Regional East Coast 5K Run, Kil- lens Pond State Park, Felton. 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, First RBRC Skirt Chaser 10 Miler, Rehoboth Beach Running Co., Rehoboth Beach. 8 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, 4th Colonel's Challenge 5K & 12K, Preston, Md. Briefly )) 6olf outing benefits local organizations Artesian Resources Corpora- tion announced it has raised nearly $40,000 at its fourth an- nual charity golf outing. The recipients are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, the Ministry of Caring in Delaware and the Ray of Hope Mission in Cecil County, Md. More than 125 people were in attendance Oct. 9 at Odessa Na- tional Golf Course in Delawar to enjoy a round of golf and to partner with Artesian for this worthwhile cause. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware provide before- and after-school care, educational services and curriculum-based learning as well as programs focusing on physical education, character building, the arts and culture. The Ministry of Caring is a community-based nonprofit or- ganization that provides support services to the homeless and the working poor in the Wilmington area. The Ray of Hope Mission, based in Port Deposit, Md., helps support families and others in need with food and necessary items such as clothing and furni- ture. They also assist victims of domestic violence. New forestland restricted from hunting About 371 acres of newly ac quired forestland at Redden State Forest is restricted from any and all forms of permitted hunting for the duration of the current 2014-15 season. In effect, these ar- eas will function as safety zones until the surveyed boundaries are mapped and updated for inclu- sion on the current tract maps for Redden State Forest. This policy is in accordance with existing State Forest Regulations under the Delaware Code. The announcement on the hunting restrictions, made in re- sponse to public inquiries about the status of the new properties, is based on the determination that forestry personnel will not be able to properly mark and delineate the correct boundaries of the new forestland.