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Sports Briefs Fall 2019

November 7, 2019

Harlem Wizards coming to Cape High Nov. 17

The World Famous Harlem Wizards are coming to Cape Henlopen High School Sunday, Nov. 17, for an exhibition game against the Cape Crusaders, a local team of Cape teachers, coaches, staff and community members. Doors open at 3 p.m. with tipoff slated for 4 p.m. Student tickets are $10, while general admission is $12. Other packages are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.harlemwizards.com

Cape Henlopen Senior Center seeks billiards players

Anyone age 50 and older who likes to play pool but doesn’t know where to go to get involved can check out the Cape Henlopen Senior Center at 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach. The center is seeking male and female pool players of all skill levels to play on friendly traveling teams Friday mornings. Center members enjoy the use of two excellent pool tables from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday. This is a great way to meet new people, develop skills without any pressure, and enjoy some good-natured competition. For more information on the pool leagues, call Lou Schultheis at 302-521-9600 or Joe Mangini at 302-383-3263. All are welcome.

Participants must be senior center members. CHSC dues are $30 per year and offer so much bang for the buck. For more information, call Bernita Hackney, program director, at 302-227-2055.

Grotto Pizza to host NFL game-day contests

Grotto Pizza invites customers to celebrate Sunday game days at its sports bar restaurants with new food and drink specials, and big giveaways. Grotto Pizza’s NFL giveaway program will feature a new game-day menu, the Pig Skin Pick ‘Em Contest and weekly giveaways, plus a $500 AMEX Gift Card grand prize for each participating Grotto Pizza sports bar location. Participating local stores are Grand Slam Lewes, Bethany Beach, and Milford. To take part in the annual Pig Skin Pick ‘Em game, guests must ask for a form at a participating location, circle the predicted winner and submit to the bartender. Players receive one point per correct prediction. All forms must be submitted by the start of each game, one per person. After week 17, the person with the most points at each Grotto Pizza location will win a $500 AMEX gift card. Prizes will also be awarded to the player with the most points scored each week. Weekly prizes include beach chairs, coolers, backpacks, golf accessories, portable grill, cornhole and more. All games are Sunday and Monday; no Thursday or Saturday games are part of the contest. For more information, go to www.GrottoPizza.com.

Delaware Fishing Guide also available online

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife 2019 Delaware Fishing Guide and fishing rulers for measuring catches are now available, along with 2019 fishing licenses, at licensing agents statewide and at the licensing desk in DNREC’s Dover office at 89 Kings Highway, Dover. The guide is also available online at www.eregulations.com/delaware/fishing.

Inside the full-color, magazine-sized guide, anglers will find information on Delaware’s tidal and freshwater sportfishing regulations, fishing license requirements, how to obtain a Delaware Fisherman Information Network number and general angling information. The guide also showcases the updated Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament and Live Release awards program.

The guide features winning photos from the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2018 Fishing Photo Contest. The cover profiles the first-place photo taken by Israel Mora of Wilmington of his son, Bryan, holding a large muskellunge that he caught and released while fishing on the Brandywine River. Second-place and honorable mention photos appear inside the guide.

The new fishing ruler, colored “spicy mustard” for 2019, is a handy tool to measure fish and shellfish catches, and provides a quick reference on fish and shellfish minimum sizes, possession limits, and seasons.

Although the print version of the fishing guide and the fishing rulers both provide a summary of minimum sizes, anglers are reminded that these regulations are subject to change. New regulations are anticipated for cobia, a saltwater species, and freshwater trout during the 2019 recreational fishing seasons. The online version of the fishing guide will be updated as new regulations become effective.

For more information on the 2019 Delaware Fishing Guide or fishing in the First State, call the Division of Fish & Wildlife Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914. For more recreational fishing information, anglers also can call the Little Creek field office at 302-735-2960.