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From The Ca003e Gazette's Traveler Series* MaW Beaman photo Travis wins one for Lewes Lewes Middle School wrestler Chad Travis struggles in a re- cent match against his Smyrna Middle School opponent. Chad won the battle by a pin but Lewes Middle School lost the war. Seashore Strider writes of her experience at cross-country national championships By Brennan KiUeen Grade 5, Nicole Economos' class, Worcester Country School My friend Sanh Neff and I are part of a cross country running team. Sarah is also in fifth grade at Worcester Country School. I live in Lewes and she lives in Re- hoboth Beach. The team's name is "Seashore Striders" and we qualified for the national championships in Orlan- do, Fla., by doing very well against other teams in regional competitions in Philadelphia. At the nationals, our bantam team of the "Seashore Striders" (girls ages 9-10) came in third in the nation. We received a plaque and a medal each. I loved the look on my coach's face when he heard that we won third place. My coach's name is Timothy Bam- forth, but all of us kids call him Coach B. I have learned so much about teamwork and cooperation from Coach B. Our assistant coach is Patrice Riggin, and all of us appreciate her very much, too. Without our coaches we would not have made it to the nationals. Our little team is from little Delaware and a place some people at the nationals didn't even know existed. There were teams in Florida that had at least 80 mem- bers. We only had 15. My team- mates are Helena Melendez, P.J. Melendez, Tiffany Melendez, Laura Olenderski, Chelsea Palmer, Bethany Pavlik, Gina D'Amico, Joseph D'Amico, Clare Nowakowski, Russell Ayers, Brit- tany Morris, Matt Riggin, Evan Mock (who finished eighth out of about 250 people in his age group), and Sarah and me. Making it to the nationals was not easy. We had to practice every day on our own or with our team. For practice, we wouldn't just go outside and run on pavement of flat surfaces. We would run on the sand dunes, the beach and other types of hills. We also practice in an open field in Cape Henlopen State Park. In the state park there are many deer. We ran with the deer. That is an opportunity I wilil never forget. I am a proud member of the Seashore Striders. I would like to thank Coach B. for all the timte and effort he put into our teann, and I want him and everyone els;e who helped us to know that I willl never forget this wonderful expe- rience. Sarah Neff (l) and Brennan Kineen are Worcester Country School students who run for the Seashore Strider Great opera, ethnic harmony and the Cape Gazette Joan and Bill Kugler of Lewes visited Santa Fe in the summer of 1997. Upon return, they wrote us a letter: "Santa Fe is New Mexico's capital and home of the best summer opera in the United States for the past 41 years. We are shown here with our Cape Gazette in front of our downtown hotel in August when we took a dozen other opera buffs to the Opera Festival and the annual Indian Market Weekend. Aside from having the finest summer opera this side of Salzburg, Bayreuth and Glyndeboume, Santa Fe exemplifies the harmonious relationships among the Native American, Hispanic and Anglo communities that are common throughout our fifth largest state." A bit of British Island legend John O'Groats is a windswept little outpost at the northemmost point of the British mainland. Hugh and Dolores Andrew of Timoni- um, Md. and Rehoboth Beach brightened up this forlorn spot last summer by carrying along a snappy edition of the Cape Gazette. They wrote: =About 100 yards behind where we are standing is the Pontland Firth, a narrow straight where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Across the firth on a clear day one can see the Orkney Islands. Legend has it that the man for whom the town was named had seven very competitive sons. It is said that theywould fight for the right to sit at the head of the table on special feast days. Their father solved the problem by building an eight-sided table where he and his sons could eat in harmony. He even built an eight-sided house so each could have his equally important door to enter." Imagine the fight over a single copy of the Gazette! I I Please deliver all the local news to: I : , Please print I I I Your name I I I Your address I I I I City Stats Zip I : r6.O_on e I I I I I I ! ! ,, ! ! I Second address (Snowbird) SUBSCRIPTION RATES (Enclose check) [3 $25 Sussex County (52 wk) [3 $13 Sussex County (26 wk) E3 $40 Out-of-County (52 wk) [3 $22 Out-of-County (26 wk) [3 $30 Snowblrd malled Out-of-County part of the year. [3 $30 College Student (9 mo.) [3 $2 Senior Citizen Discount (52 wk) I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Make check payable and mail to: Cape Gazette, Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958, ) 00Cf00t00rdord#rat (302) 005.7700. I L I I III I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I