Cape Gazette

Sports Briefs

Oct 23, 2014

Philadelphia Gryphons upset Delmarva 28­-12

Delmarva Rugby Club's first-half struggles continued Oct. 18, as the Philadelphia Gryphons rode a strong first half to a 28-12 win.

Philly scored and converted three unanswered tries to open the game. The Gryphons carried their momentum into the start of the second half and scored another try (also converted). Delmarva managed to find its rhythm at that point.

A couple phases of forward plays followed by a series to the backs led to a ruck near the Gryphons' try line. The ball rolled loose and was scooped up by Casey Strohmeyer, who carried it into the try zone with an extra push from teammate Chris Wood.

Another good series stalled near the Gryphons' try zone. Despite the misfortune, Delmarva didn't give up. Philadelphia passed the ball out of the scrum, but Delmarva's Shaun Boyles attacked the ball carrier and forced him to fumble the ball in the try zone. Casey Strohmeyer fell on the loose ball for another Delmarva try. Both teams moved the ball back and forth until full time was reached.

Delmarva will host state rival Wilmington in the final game of the season at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard. All are encouraged to attend and support the local rugby football club.

Tennis clinics at Five Points through Oct. 29

Junior tennis clinics for ages 5-12 will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., through Oct. 29 at the Villages of Five Points. The clinics are open to kids of all skill levels. Kids will learn to play tennis in a fast, fun and rewarding way using the USTA 10-and-under format to help young players by using smaller racquets and nets with youth tennis balls.

Adult clinics will follow the junior clinics from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays there will be a cardio tennis clinic for all levels of players. Wednesdays will be a Shot of the Day clinic for intermediate and advanced players. For more information, go to or email Pat Breen at

Special Olympics seeks bowling coaches

Special Olympics Delaware seeks volunteer bowling coaches statewide for the upcoming season, which starts in early November and runs through mid-January. Practices are once a week (usually on the weekend) for two hours per week. Recreational or league bowling experience is required. Coaches' training is offered. Contact or 302-831-4653 for more information.

5Ks set for Rehoboth Oct. 25-26

The Sea Witch 5K Fall Classic and 1-Mile Fright Walk will be held at Grove Park at 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 26. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Many of the more than 500 runners arrive in costume. Prizes are presented not only for time, but also for the best costumes. Past winners have included cartoon characters, cheerleaders, various farm animals and monsters. To preregister online or for more information visit

Looking for a slower pace? Take part in the family-oriented, noncompetitive 5K or 10K First State Webfooters Walk. Participants start the walk from the Henlopen Hotel Saturday, Oct. 25 or Sunday, Oct. 26 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. All walk participants must finish by 5 p.m. Join the First State Webfooters walking club for fun, fitness and friendship. For more information, visit


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