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70 - CAPE GAZETI, Friday, November 8 - November 14, 1996 From The Cape Gazette's Traveler Series* RUNNING Continued from page 69 to the Vikings! BOYS WRAP - Pat Pollock's boys team finished ninth overall of 10 teams at the Conference Championships with 230 points; howeve,r Pollock informed me that all seven of his young runners ran personal best times on the course. "They are young but have really improved a great deal this season and are still getting better every meet," said Pollock. "The confer- ence competition was just a little too tough for them to handle, but I'm proud of the guys who have hung in there all season." Viking results are as follows: Damian Spicer, 19:41; Mark Red- den, 19:52; Ryan Dey, 20:17; Ben Tang, 20:37; Brian Kniepp, 21:30; Regan Derrickson, 21:34; and Er- ic Conlon, 22:26. SPLITS...Attention Runners! Stay in shape this fall and mark your calendar for the Run for the Rose 5K scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30 in Rehoboth Beach and the ALA Christmas Seal 5K scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 in Lewes. Call the Seashore Strider Race Hotline for more informa- tion at 947-1772...Last week it was reported in another newspa- per that all-state field hockey player Carrie Lingo was a possi- ble entry in the state meet this weekend. I guess there is nothing wrong with a rumor, lots of them float around the Lewes and Re- hoboth area. However, the real story here, whether I agree of dis- agree, is who the head coach is the one that gets paid the big (or small in this sport) money and needs to be the one making decisions and doing what he or she thinks is best for the team...Carde is a great kid who once ran the 4 x 1 for me and the Seashore Striders and I would like to get her in one of my 5K events before she goes off to col- lege...I think I'll start another sto- ry, like maybe a 230 pound offen- sive lineman is going to add some state tournament beef to the 14-1- 1 soccer team, or how about some twin towers of the volleyball team are adding some back-up defen- sive strength to the 15-1 field hockey team...Don't get me wrong, I'm all about doing what is best for the athlete as well as the school, as Coach Mike Eisenhour once helped me out a few years back at an indoor state champi- onship track meet as teammates John Skoglund and Art Hugger jumped in a station wagon on a cold Saturday morning only to find B-bailers Willie Savage and Bruce Pitts chanting "let's go win that thing." Fifteen hours later we were heading south with the state championship trophy at 38 poiut- Savage's side as the foursome from Cape had racked up 76 points to beat a stacked 40-mem- ber Salesianam team. I was pre- sented with the state Indoor Coach of the Year plaque that I quickly sent away to have Ike's name carved under mine...Speaking of the lkester, it was good to see him and Cape Athletic Director Bud Hitchens pass up the Punkin' Chunkin' to travel to Killen's Pond to witness the Cape girls win the conference championship... Former Cape cross country legend coaches Bob Keeney and George Pepper were also in attendance... Salesianum has won the last 23 of 27 state cross country champi- onships, but the C.R. boys are sit- ring pretty to knock them off. The last team to come the closest to beating the Wilmington boys in a state meet was the Cape team of 1984. Teammate Mark Wagner and myself both handled the number one Salesianum runner by finish- ing third and fourth, while Kyle White and Mark Stack put them- selves in the top 15 to make it look like a sure upset. Then trouble came when we watched the fifth Sallies runner cruise in, while the number five Viking was nowhere to be found until 25 places later. Speaking of George Pepper, he was the should-have-been coach of the year, but I guess you're not allowed to get that award if you get beat by 15....over & out... Indoor soccer offered at Sussex YMCA Anyone interested in participat- ing in indoor soccer leagues for ages nine up to adults should at- tend a registration and practice/skills evaluation session, which are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9 or Thursday, Dec. 12. Team registration and team pho- tos is on Friday, Jan. 3 from 6- 8:30 p.m. The first day of the adult league (both recreational and competitive) is on Sunday, Jan. 5. The first day of youth soc- cer will be Monday, Jan. 6. All games will be played at Skate World II in Midway. More seats planned at Dover speedway Officials at Dover Downs Inter- national Speedway have an- nounced a proposed expansion of the one mile superspeedway to a total seating capacity of 170,000 by the year 2004. The City of Dover Planning Commission has approved the new building plan which will be- gin after the 1997 season. Howard Seymour, resting on a banana box in front of a pile of freshly cut, green bananas, takes a break from his banana duties in Ecuador to read the latest edition of the Cape Gazette. In Machala, Ecuador the Gazette adds zing to banana plantation life Howard Seymour, who as a marine information specialist taught the public that sharks made tasty eating, alternates his days between his apartment looking over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and a cottage in Ecuador. "I live in Machala which is about eight miles from the Pacific coast," sald Seymour. *It's pretty tough there. I cut a few bananas, drink a few beers, and read the Cape Gazette." What more could a man want from life? When his eyes tlre of poring over the many exciting stories and ads in the Cape Gazette, Seymour heads for the beach. *The beaches are really crowded there. Usually I'm the only one there." Howard said he didn't realize, until reading this, that bananas are related to the economically valuable manila hemp as well as to the Bird of Paradise plant. He did know, of course, that bananas are, tech- nically, a berry. In addition to cutting bananas and promoting shark, Howard's life so far has included milking cows, Iobstering and operating Lewes's sewage plant. Cape Gazette readers are among the world's most interesting people. We accept  and  as payment for Cape Gazette subscriptions. To have your credit card billed, please include your number and expiration date. Let us know which subscription category you would like and include your phone number so we can contact you if necessary. 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