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112 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 15 - Nov. 21, 2002 Swift, Decastro lead C:;00pe at state cross country meet The Vikings of Cape Henlopen ended their season last Saturday at Killens Pond State Park at the Delaware state championships. The Vikings ran in the smaller Di- vision II race and came away with a third place finish on the girls side and a fourth place finish on the boys side. Archmere Academy scored 32 points for the boy's champi- onship, while Tatnall School scored 123 points for second place. Red Lion Christian Academy was third with 135 points, while Cape finished fourth with a total of 142 points. On the girl's side of action, Tower Hill School scored 22 points to cap off an incredible sea- son, while Archmere Academy scored 85 points for second. The Vikings of Cape were third with 87 points, while rival Seaford was fourth with 89 points. Tower Hill School standout, Lisa Klein, won the individual girls title in 19:49, while Peter McBride of Archmere won the in- dividual boys title in 16:32. Individual finishers for the Vikings were Elizabeth Decastro in 1 lth with a time of 21:22, while Amy Mallamo finished 13th in 21:34. Becky Riedel finished 14th in 21:44, while Lauren Cooper put together her best-ever race of the season in 21 st place with a time of 22:13. Marybeth Betts finished 28th in 22:43, while Betsy Hicks finished 29th in 22:46. Maggie Pedersen rounded out the field in 42nd in 23:22. On the boy's side, Greg Swift in ninth place in a time of 17:22, while first year runner Andrew Rogan finished 21st in 18:03. Evan Mock finished 25th in 18:10, while Vince Lewis was 40th in 18:43. RUNNING Tim Bamforth Russell Ayers was 47th in 19:04, while Steve Peet finished 48th in 19:04. Rob Campbell finished 63rd in a time of 19:30. Congratulations to coach George Pepper and assistant coach Patrice Riggin for a great job this season. SPLITS - The Seashore Strid- ers will host the AAU Middle At- lantic Championships Saturday, Nov. 16, with the top 12 individu- als and the top three teams ad- vancing to the nationals in Ames, Iowa. Senior Greg Swift is the only Cape athlete to make the AAU All-State team as he is placed on the third team. There are six downstate athletes that made All- State on both the boys and girls teams. Local Len Leshem finished Ironman Florida in 14 hours and 59 seconds, and who besides Len would even want to do any one activity other than sleep for that long? Marathon results from the Rich- mond Marathon last weekend in- clude: Larry Windsor, 3:32:46; Rusty Laporte, 3:34:28; Alex Parker, 4:15:58; Arleen Laporte, Clockwise from top left, Elizabeth Decastro, Greg Swift, Lauren Cooper, Amy Mallamo and Becky Riedel helped power the Cape girls and boys cross country teams to third and fourth place fin- ishes, respectively, at the state cross country meet Nov. 10, at Killens Pond. Dan Cook photos 4:23:24; Fran Donaway, 5:00:11; Chuck Donaway, 5:11:06. The Seashore Striders will hold its Roadhouse Night on Monday, Nov. 25, with 10 percent of the proceeds donated to the organiza- tion. The annual Run for the Rose 5K will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach. This year's goal is 200 partici- pants. Print out an application at the website Y' flag football ends regular season play Regular season play came to an end last Sunday for the Sussex Family YMCA Adult Flag Foot- ball League. Edencrest topped Rehoboth Barber Shop/CMS by a score of 34-13. Highlighted action was a inter- ception by Becky Thur (CMS) off a lateral from Edencrest to run in- to the end zone while the clock ran out. Big Fish Grill secured its No. 1 ranking for the playoffs by finish- ing the season 5-0 with a 36-0 shut-out of Adriatico. The injury-plagued Raiders fell to Ace Exhaust by a final score of 32-16. This Sunday, Nov. 17, will see No. 1 Big Fish Grill playing No. 4 Adriatico at 10 a.m., while No. 2 Ace Exhaust goes back up against the No. 3-ranked Raiders at 11 a.m. Edencrest and CMS will play an exhibition game at noon. The winners of the first two games will advance to the cham- pionship game the following week. All games are played at Re- hoboth Elementary School. Special Olympics to hold Fall Sports Festival Fall Sports Festival for Special Olympics Delaware is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 16, when 700 ath- letes from across the state will converge on the University of Delaware in Newark for the annu- M competition. This year's event will feature four sports - bocce, long distance running, soccer and volleyball. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. with sports competition and an Olympic Village running throughout the day. For more information, call Spe- cial Olympics Delaware at 302- 831-4653 or visit NAMI staffer wins Eagles community award R. Nelson Franz of the National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI) in Delaware was the recipient of the 2002 Philadelphia Eagles Community Quarterback Award, which recognizes outstanding vol- unteers in the Eagles market and grants nearly $30,000 to the chari- table organizations it serves. On Oct. 28, at the Eagles Train- ing Center in Philadelphia, Franz was awarded a check for $11,000 and was personally congratulated by Eagles head coach Andy Reid. He now qualifies as a finalist in the national contest. The winner will be announced in December and will be awarded a $25,000 charity donation. YMCA forming adult indoor soccer league The Sussex Family YMCA is proud to present another year of adult indoor soccer. This five-on-five, co-ed league will be held at SkateWorld 11 at Midway on Sunday mornings. Registration is now open. Games will begin Sunday, Jan. 12, and will run for approximately eight weeks with a championship cap- ping the season. Sign up your team today. Players be 18 or older to participate. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 3. No late registrations will be accepted. The league is limited to six teams. Forms are available at the YM- CA on Church Street in Rehoboth Beach, or by calling Sheridan Par- sons, YMCA Sports Director, at 227-8018. Boys All.Star soccer game scheduled Nov. 19 Blue-White Inc. will host the 22nd annual boys high school All- Star soccer game at 6 p.m. Tues- day, Nov. 19, at Caravel Stadium in Bear. Top senior athletes from throughout Delaware will be par- ticipating in the event. Proceeds from the event go di- re.c0y to Chil d Inc., a nonprofit or- ganization that serves neglected, abused and dependent children, their families and victims of do- mestic violence through a variety of services. For more information, call 302- 762-8989. Girls indoor lacrosse clinic on tap at Midway Midway Skate World II will host a girls indoor lacrosse clinic to help young players learn and sharpen their skills. The clinics will be held on Wednesdays - Dec. 4, 11 and 18, and Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29. The clinic will meet from 4- 5:30 p.m. for gifts in grades 3-7, and from 8:30-10 p.m. for girls in grades 8-12. Cost is $65 if regis- tered before Nov. 3, $75 there- after. For more details and to register, call Kathleen Fluharty at 947- 4670, or email her at coachkk@aol, com.