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88 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 Vikings have not won conference title under Lamont Hazzard P /Dave Frederick Cape made it to the final game in 2010-n, losing to Sanford 47-41 in the team's first trip to the This is the first year in the last championship round after win- five that the Cape girls' basket- ning the title 37 years earlier in ball team doesn't have an all- 1973. state-caliber guard running the Emily Baptiste, Elizabeth Sut- point. Johnesha Warren held the ton, Shantel Hazzard, Kadijah position down for four seasons, Doughty, Claudia Ratner and and last season Aaliyah Davis ran Taylor Hardy, all current Cape the show. Entering into the 2012- players, were on that 2010 team. 13 season, the expectations by "The girls at Cape are no joke fans who follow the program when it comes to competing," were dead center medium. But Hazzard said. "[With] all the suc- talk to players and coaches, and cess around here, no one wants get a different spin on the to be on a team thatdoesn't win." basketball season. Cape will rely on Hazzard and "We had girls invest time in Madison MacElrevey to handle summer league; we have Kadijah the bail with Emily Baptiste fred- [Doughty] down inside, and we ing open space to knock down believe we have ball handlers her jumper. who can get the ball up court," Doughty is anchor down coach Lamont Hazzard said as he inside, a "beast on the boards," enters his sixth season with his and there are lots of combina- sidekick Will Edwards. "We'd tions of players including Ratner, like to win the conference, some- Sutton, Alyssa Miller and Alison thing we haven'tdone since I've Palmer to help on the boards and been here." run the floor. Cape senior guard Emily Baptiste looks to pass down low to Kadijah Doughty. The scrimmage against a well- respected Parkside ream was about even, and Cape fans, per- haps spoiled by previous suc- cessful seasons, were hopeful. "I know we are better than people thought we would be," said senior Doughty. "We have trust in one another and great chemistry. Our goal is to win the conference, and I think we can Continued on page 90 DAN COOK PHOTOS CAPE SENIOR FORWARD Kadijah Doughty takes control underneath the basket in the scrimmage with Parkside. otally tripping - How should a coach, team- mate, sportswriter or anyone else react when a high school athlete starts to trip out of his or her mind, having what psychiatrists call delusions of grandeur? Usually there is someone in the hadows filling the kid's head with all kinds of wild and overblown compliments. I aaow that over the course of my life I've been talked into do- ing things I really didn't want to do because someone told me how great I would be or that I was the perfect person and a one-of-a-kind talent. Remem- ber the country lyric, "Lord, it's so hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way." Humble is good because no matter who has inflated your balloon, someone is standing by ready to pop it with a hat- pin. My advice to scholastic athletes: Be loyal to the team- mates and coaches who have helped you along the way; oth- erwise, unless you trip for the next 50 years, you will live to regret your wobble into the wacky world of "it's all about me." Baby, no cold outside - You don't catch a cold by getting cold. Don't believe me, just go jump in the ocean, then run a half mile in the soft sand with- out toweling down. You will be hale and hearty and ready to party like it's 1999. I'm the sports guy, and the change from outdoor to indoor sports puts me right into the vaporiz- er of airborne contagions. Seri- ously, ever see a sniffling bas- ketball or wrestling fan carry- ing a roll of Bounty under his arm? Heck no, that's what the long-sleeved shirt is for. Forget flu shots; go watch indoor sports. Just like vaccinations, what doesn't kill you will make you stronger. Say no to quack - You know that permanent pump look some gym people rock, but you never see them really getting after it in workouts? That's the old "If it quacks like a duck, must be a duck" axiom, and it works every time for me. Re- member when the size of Barry Bonds' head always worked its way into conversations about THE FINISH out of breath. DAVE FREDERICK PHOTO LINI: SMOKING GUY at Pumpkin Pie 5K is a fish out of water and steroids? What about Clay that teenage boys who were hy- Matthews of the Packers? That peractive were classified as blond behemoth is rocking the MBD, which stood for minimal blown-out biscuit look, and brain dysfunction. No one he's quacking like a duck for wanted to be MBD, but most me. are OK today with ADD and its MBD - Create a new catchall first cousin ADHD. Carlos behavior disorder and people "Chooch "Ruiz tested positive will start pouring into it like for Adderall, which proves my five pounds of sugar into a point It's a drug that helps "four-ounce bowl. I am certified with focus. The Chooch man in just about all behavior and doesn't have that distracted hy- learning exceptionalities and perkinetic look. I mean, ADD remember in the early 1970s Continued on page 89