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Cape campus hustling and bustling first day of practices for fall sports

By Dave Frederick | Aug 18, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape football is stressing unity to improve on its 6-4 record of season 2013.

Day one for sports practices is all about what's up and who shows up. History goes on the side on no-shows from athletes who moved away to others who decided surfing was more fun or to save themselves for the basketball season.

But a cursory glance at the number of athletes reveals that the sports of football, field hockey, volleyball, and soccer are all enjoying good numbers as coaches are hoping they don't have to make cuts - their least favorite thing to do.

The real action begins at the end of week one of practice when all teams will have at least one scrimmage in the rear-view mirror.

Cape Gazette photographer Dan Cook traveled the Cape campus catching the flavor of opening day.

Cross country has practice in the evenings.

Cape head coach Bill Collick speaks with his team about the importance of playing together with unity and camaraderie. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape offensive coordinator Herky Billings leads a tackling drill during opening-day practice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape senior quarterback Tavon Scott will be expected to lead the 2014 Vikings into the Henlopen Conference play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Anxiously awaiting a water break are linemen (l-r) David Kennedy, Shamar Moore and Tyree Maull. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior Brent Reed is back from injury and will play tight end for the Vikings. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Trevon Horsey works on his agility. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior goalie Danny Lewis lays out for a save in opening-day practice for the Vikings booters. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Midfielder Kai Vitella will be looked to for senior leadership on the Vikings turf. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
New Cape soccer coach Jay Jenkins looks over his team during opening-day practice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Brian Trupo moves the ball during opening-day practice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape head volleyball coach Carrie Evick, right, in her eighth year as the Vikings' leader, speaks strategy to senior outside hitter Sarah Tappan. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rising junior Cameron Wick spikes a kill during opening-day practice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior outside hitter Izzie Marsico saves a ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Izzie Marsico, center, and Kira Vitella lead the team in early practice drills. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior Kira Vitella leads a stretch during opening-day practice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape rising sophomore Amelia Nigh-Johnson bumps the ball during a drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Joao Ferreira moves the ball upfield in the season's first practice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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