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80 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 11 - December 17, 1998 A sparkling season turns gold for :ape&apos;s Brian Donahue A record five players named to football's All-State first team By Dave Frederick Cape's Brian Donahue has ac- cepted an in- vitation to be the head coach of the Gold team for this June's Blue/Gold all-star, foot- ball game. George Kosonavich of Concord "It's a hon- or that I feel I have to ac- cept on be- half of the kids and the school," Donahue said. "Obvi- ously, with five guys WORTHY making the first team all-state squad, our team will be well represented. " George Bethard of Indian River will join Donahue on the coaching staff as will David Frederick, Donahue's assistant and defensive backfield coach for the last two years. Cape assistant Bill Geppert has also been extended an invita- will coach the Blue squad. tion to coach and so has Butch Simp- son of Newark. Matt Gravi- et was named Lineman of "the Year, and Elijah Worthy was voted MOORE Co-offensive Player of the Year. Graviet was named to the first team on both sides of the football. Mark Moore was named first team at his line- backing position, while Malek Lopez and O.J. Wilson were se- lected to the first team as defen- sive backs. Haywood Burton, linebacker, commitment to go to the nationals. It would be a heck of an accomplishment to just place in the top five in a national meet." GIRLS BASKETBALL - The Cape Hen- lopen girls' basketball team dropped its opener to Seaford Tuesday, Dec. 9, by a 51-44 margin. Viking Jessica Witherspoon led all scorers with 23 points. Paced by point guard Jacquel Morris' 13 points, the junior Vikings won their contest 28-11. BRISCO HEADING TO VET - Shields Elementary third-grader Isaiah Brisco has qualified for the NFL Eastern Regional Punt, Pass, and Kick contest that will be held Sunday morning, Dec. 13, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The athletes have been given three tickets to the game, and the winners will be brought to the field at halftime and an- Cape Region Athletes Of The Week MAq['r GRAVIET Big old Graviet is a sort of jolly old soul and that is a good thing for the rest of the humans who share the hall- ways at Cape. Wednesday, Dec. 2, "eravman" was se- lected Lineman of the Year by the Delaware Sportswrit- ers and Broadcaster Associa- tion ,which also included votes by all the state's head coaches. Graviet was visited Dec. 8, by the line coach of Georgia Tech, which will play Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl. WES FRUEHAUF Player/coach Fruehauf made the right moves and was in the right place Satur- day, Dec. 5, as his flag foot- ball team upset the league's glamour team, which includ- ed Eddie Brown, Billy Gibbs, Greg Smock, Albert John- son, Todd Fritehman and Kevin Brittingham, to win the YMCA fall flag football league. Fruehauf intercept- ed a Dave Lynam pass and ran it back for a touchdown for the game turner. John Rishko snagged an intercep- tion to gain the victory. By Dave Frederick PLUMMER A STRONG SECOND - Jeff Plummer totaled 1,530 pounds over the three big lifts to place second in the 220-pound open division at the Saturday, Dec. 5, state champi- onship meet at Burke's gym in Dover. Plum- mer's lifts were a 530-pound squat, 560-pound dead lift and a 440-pound bench press. Both Plummer and Johnny Morris, winner of the 198-pound open class, have qualified for the national championships to be held Feb. 28 in Illinois. "A full-power meet takes a lot out of you, " Morris said. "Both Jeff and I will take some time off and see if we want to make the RICKY THOMPSON One is tempted to admire Thompson because he is so tough while being so little. What is admirable is the size of the heart in this talented athlete, who would run in- side in football and take it to the hoop in basketball. Thompson had his first, full game opportunity Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Seaford, to show his stuff and the result was a 16-point performance along with breaking the press and stealing the ball in the Viking's 50-48 victory over Seaford. and Robert Hahn, offen- sive tackle, were named to the second team. Nick Shaffer, punter, and Tommy Shee- han, tight end, received hon- orable men- tion. LOPEZ The football all-state team is se- lected by members of the r pl"eo-'e Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association (DSBA) with each head coach also voting. The last three years have seen in- creased downstate membership in the DSBA, which has translated nounced to the crowd. Good luck, Isaiah. RESIGNING RUMORS - Two strong football rumors bordering on fact have Ken Brown resiging at Milford, and Seaford re- opening its job. Look for Cape's Mike Hilligos to be a candidate at Milford and Craig Dicker- son to get strong consideration at Seaford. THE BIG UNIT - Bryan "Birthday Boy" Mack celebrated the Big 9 (last of the unit numbers) Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6, by jump- ing into the ocean with his daddy "Who's Your Daddy?" Greg. Lewes Polar Bear Jim Hajek, who has 70 years on Bryan and just returned from China, where he is considered middle aged, led the hot bears into a 52-degree ocean. Now Hank, "Iceman" Britti/agham was a no Continued on page 83 into more ath- letes being honored on the all-state teams. "I'm happy for our kids," Donahue said. "There's not a kid On there that' s not WILSON worthy." Ac- tually, there's only one Worthy. I I PUPPY PALACE - Brett Gardner was the Cape quarter- back on the 1984 team, coached by Rob Schroeder, that went 10-1 and lost to Newark in the state fi- nals. Gardn.er is a brightguy who followed this year's Cape team in- to the state tournament. And speaking of puppies, (transition joke) I have been commissioned by Gardner to find him a good old Sussex County breed retriever. My fee will be pick of the litter in the next genm'ation or a date with the mother. Anyone with suggestions should e-mail me at <fredman@dmv.com>. I'm look- ing for what I call an "incidental- love-dog," not some ball-crazed- hyperactive-pointed-face, hard- head with hip dysplasia - not that there's anything wrong with that. I'm looking for a dog that likes boats and the marsh and will eat a scoop of ice cream off the top of the cone and will rest its head across your white-socked feet on Christmas morning. A dog with table manners but with the intelli- gence to steal a pork roast if you leave it on the table overnight. A dog that carries its own empty dog dish around in its mouth when you've got company - just to em- barrass you. A dog that won't hold a grudge when you kick it off the bed on Sunday morning while shouting, "Go on now, git! You marsh-mudded, toilet-bowl-drink- ing, hot-spotted golden gopher!" Speaking of gophers, how much does that puppy go for? Go on now, gift <'%'...." i .&.', ..! - .  L.,"..,...,A JOHNNY MORRIS Life is good for the owner of The Firm Health Club, who better keep being the owner if he want's his face to appear here again. Morris is the new Delaware state champion and overall cham- pion in the 198-pound, full- power category, as crowned at Burke's gym in Dover Sat- urday, Dec. 5. Morris's total of 1,475 pounds included a 575 squat, a 375 bench and a 525 dead lift. He is a drug- free lifter whose perfor- mance is based on scientific training and good nutrition. Continued from page 79 gan, who left the same job at Cape in the fall of 1987. I remem-. bered the first lines of a farewell poem I had written in Frank's honor: "Frank's swimming back home to the land of his spawning. We're all so upset we can barely stop yawning." But I had been shot in the back by the only principal who ever liked me or appreciated my hu- mor. Remember the good old days, Frank, of eating cheese toast in the morning? (You didn't pay either?) and doing your laundry in the Home Ec room? Hagan was a student's igrincipal, which an- gered the right-wing division of the faculty, who believed the only good kid was one who had just been put in his place.