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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Dec. 6 - Dec. 12, 2002 - 109 SPORT'; & OUTDOORS Cape hoof team re:ady to thrown down the cards Returning starter Scott Shockley goes up for a shot over Jeff Peet in a practice session last week. By Dave Frederick Friday night the bluff is over and it's time to show hands. The preseason hype includes such powerhouse teams as Sussex Tech and Laurel, while Caesar Rodney, Dover and Sussex Cen- tral are also poised for strong showings. Cape Henlopen is the wild card in the whole mix. By Christmas everyone will know the jokers. "I'm really happy and pleased with the preseason," said first- year head coach Troy Hazzard, who has spent 11 years on the bench assisting four head coach- es. "The kids have played hard, shown great effort on defense and the chemistry is good. We hope to develop an 'old school' ap- proach to the game back when any team coming into Cape knew they were in for a battle." Hazzard has named plays after legends like Ayers, Bishop, Allen and Maull. "We even have a play named Burton," Hazzard said smiling. One reason for the smile on Hazzard's face is the play of first- year players Derek Savage and Deandre Scott. Scott is a point guard while Savage will start in the big man's spot. Scott had 25 points in a recent scrimmage where Cape crushed Concord. "Dre can score, but what he Continued on page 112 Dan Cook photos Derek Savage drives to the hoop on Reggie Hazzard as the Cape boys basketball team gets ready to open the season against Dover at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in Dover. Anything 0000Lentioned in this article already has been eaten SICKENING SUNDAY Every Sunday of NFL football I make a resolution not to "pig out" just because the food is free. But you see I have some major weak- nesses like keeping peanut butter TandyKakes in my garage refrig- erator where they have a shorter life expectancy than the bottled Heineken beer, which is a misde- meanor violation of the ieal man code of conduct. In Philly for the 4 o'clock game, they offer cheese ravioli, meatballs and sausage with a kicker soft pretzel on the side. Garlic bread, salad and a bowl of fruit are also optional, while more Tastykakes are mandatory. If something was mentioned in this article I ate it twice. PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick HARRY HANGING OUT - I don't know legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas, and I still don't know him, but I can tellyou he's a little guy, smaller than he looks  sitting down on television, but get it Harry. even in small talk his voice is un- mistakable. That's the thing about having a great voice. Whatever you say sounds important even if it's not. I was next to Harry last Sunday when he told a group of friends, "Last Thanksgiving my wife and I went for a "loooong driiive." We MIDDLE SCHOOL COVER- AGE - Most if not all middle school athletes in the state have no expectation of on-site media cov- erage that would include photos and game quotes. It's not that the kids aren't worth it, but rather an issue of resources and space in the sports section. The "Cape Gazette" will attempt to do a bet- ter job this winter dogging the ex- ploits of our middle school teams not because of any community pressure, but simply because the kids deserve it. WHO SAYS SO? - St. Louis Rams middle linebacker Jamie Duncan attended Christiana High School where he played football and basketball. Christiana won the state championship while Duncan was there and Bill Mul- heisen was his football coach. "Theye were afraid I was going to die," Mulheisen said to me 25 years ago. "I don't think they cared whether I died or not; they just didn't want it too happen on the sidelines." Mulheisen is now coaching at Rising Sun, which is a place you pass through on the way to some- place else and hope that your car doesn't break down. "Sports Il- lustrated" named Duncan one of the 10 best athletes ever to come out of Delaware. That may be but what does SI know about it? I've never seen them at a high school game. BOOMER BIG GUYS - A few years ago my big brother Tom was 6-foot-6 and weighed 420 pounds. After five weeks at the Duke Uni- versity Rice Diet and another five weeks of a modified diet, Tom had him as out of balance. Anyway, those truck stops are never open and I don't know if you watch the "big people" news, but because of the North American Free Trade Agreement the United State will now allow Mexican trucks to de- liver into the United States. "Defense! Defense!" My brother was scared into di- eting because he observed that he never met a large person like him- self over 60 years old unless it was a fat woman on a electric powered shopping cart. More about that later! There were a to- tal of 20, 300-pound players on the field last Sunday for the Rams at Eagles game. These are young guys, the linemen of the world, who pose a real threat to be 50- year-old, 400-pound guys - if not bigger - unless they switch to rice cakes after retirement. , Mulheisen coached Cape in the . dropped to 330 pounds and ceased  early 70s, but was fired for having' his Weekly weh-ins aiJruk .... SLED DRi:VER 'MY memo- a heart attack at halftime of a i Stops tiecause fiis storo-bougiit ties of pli:fiTootbalianclude game. Toledo scale no longer evaluated Continued on page 111