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Athletes of the Week March 6

March 6, 2020
Carson Kammerer

Carson Kammerer went up a weight class to 138 pounds toward the end of the season, and Feb. 29 he finished off his sophomore season by placing sixth in the DIAA Individual State Meet, finishing the season with a record of 28-15. Carson had a big overtime win over Tim O’Hara of Milford in the quarterfinals. And now it’s time to break a leg. Carson has a curved femur, and next week at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philly, he will undergo a procedure called a femoral osteotomy, which involves breaking his femur and resetting it with a metal plate running alongside. He will be homebound the rest of the school year. “A group of us are going to wrestle this summer and go to tournaments,” Carson said. “We want to be the first group to bring a team state title to Cape.”

Wallace Jay Maull

Jay is a 1979 Cape graduate and starting quarterback who led the Vikings to the state finals in 1978. Jay was recently announced as a Class of 2020 inductee into the Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame. Because Jay predates the Athletes of Week feature of the Cape Gazette and The Whale, it was decided to frame his photo and allow him to bask in the reflected glory of his past. Jay was also a member of Cape’s 1978 state championship track team. The Maulls have some ownership of the quarterback position at Cape with Gilbert, Jay, Lonnie, JD and Kai all starting at QB and also cousin Obie Maull. Jay went on to play football and run track at the University of New Haven. Jay has coached football at Sussex Tech and Cape, and is currently an assistant track coach at Cape. 

Ian Robertson

Ian and his Randolph Macon basketball teammates won the highly competitive Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament last weekend, and Ian was named to the all-tournament team. Randolph Macon will host Wesley in the first round of the Division III NCAA tournament Friday, March 6. The Yellowjackets climbed to No. 3 in the D3hoops.com poll. Ian is a 6-foot-7 sophomore spot starter for the Yellowjackets and former 1,000-point scorer for Cape Henlopen. He has appeared in all 28 games for 26-2 Randolph Macon. The Yellowjackets had three players on the five-man all-tournament team, including Robertson, Buzz Anthony and Josh Talbert. Ian is a lefty who can do it all, from stroking the three-ball to snagging rebounds.

Sam Young

Sam won the ACC indoor pole vault championship Feb. 28 with a personal-best jump of 17-feet-7 ¾-inches. Sam is a lefty, perhaps a “goofy vaulter.” Sam has OK strength and decent speed, but his major assets are technique and absolute fearlessness. And he’s a calm personality, unlike many vaulters who are cross-wired and amped up. The NCAA Indoor Championships are March 13-14 in Albuquerque, N.M. Sam is on the cusp of qualifying. Sam played soccer at Cape and won the pole vault state championship his senior year with a school-record 15 feet. Sam went to Delaware, where he participated in Club Track before transferring to the University of Virginia.