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Fiorelli steps down as St. Mark’s girls basketball coach

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WILMINGTON – John Fiorelli, who has coached girls basketball at St. Mark’s High School on two occasions for a total of 20 years, has retired from that position, a school official told The Dialog, the newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Fiorelli will remain at the school, where he has been since 1980, as an English teacher.

According to the school, as of Feb. 9 Fiorelli had a record of 349-125. His team went 1-4 the rest of the season, which would give him a final record of 350-129 for a winning percentage of .731. He returned as coach in 2006-07 after a short break.

The Spartans won six state titles under his guidance – in 1991, 1996, 1997 and three straight from 2000-02. This year, they finished 7-14, defeating William Penn in the first round of the state playoffs before being eliminated by Ursuline Academy.

He also serves as the school’s golf coach, winning a state title in 2009, and he previously coached the boys’ junior varsity basketball team.

St. Mark’s will begin looking for a replacement very soon, the official said.

St. Elizabeth students enter prayer labyrinth during Holy Week

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WILMINGTON – Students at St. Elizabeth High School have spent some time during Holy Week combining their 21st-century technology with an ancient method of prayer.

Theology teacher and parish youth minister Melissa Pollio introduced the prayer labyrinth to the Wilmington school. It is a path that leads to the center of an intricate design and back out again. Along the way, the labyrinth at St. Elizabeth had 11 stations where the students would stop and listen to an accompanying audio track that had been uploaded to their iPads. Read more »

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April 15th, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth

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Study up, prepare to battle Ursuline second-graders

WILMINGTON – Ursuline Academy and the Wilmington Blue Rocks will join forces for 35 games this season for a new segment at Frawley Stadium, “Are You as Smart as an Ursuline Second-Grader?” The feature will debut on April 27 when the Blue Rocks take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Read more »

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Boys hit the fields for final games before Easter

April 15th, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth

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The week before Easter is loaded with some big games, so let’s take a look at the schedule. Rain has claimed nearly all of Tuesday’s action, so be alert for rescheduled games. Read more »

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Holy Week, rain lead to limited girls sports schedule for the week

April 15th, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth

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For The Dialog

 

After a nice Monday that featured a soccer showdown between Padua and A.I. DuPont, the weather has claimed nearly all of Tuesday’s scheduled contests. Here is a look at the games for this week for the girls, weather permitting, of course.

 

Tuesday

Soccer

St Elizabeth’s at Archmere, 3:45 p.m. (still scheduled as of 1 p.m.)

 

Wednesday

Softball

Urusline at St Mark’s at 3:45 p.m.

Delmarva Christian at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m.

 

Soccer

St. Mark’s vs. Padua at Hockessin Soccer Complex, 3:30 p.m.

Ursuline at Sanford, 4 p.m. (rescheduled from Tuesday)

 

Lacrosse

Archmere at Sanford, 3:45 p.m.

Wilmington Charter at St. Mark’s, 3:45 p.m. (rescheduled from April 3)

 

Tuesday’s lacrosse game featuring No. 1 Cape Henlopen at Ursuline was postponed for the second time. The two unbeaten teams were first scheduled to play March 25.

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Phillie Phanatic takes his message about reading to Phils fans at All Saints

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ELSMERE – To celebrate their dedication to reading, students at All Saints Catholic School welcomed a special visitor to campus on Thursday afternoon. The Phillie Phanatic traveled to Elsmere to celebrate the second grade’s accomplishments in the “Be a Phanatic About Reading” program. Read more »

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Local student seeks participants for cancer-fighting fundraiser

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One of Delaware’s young warriors is doing her best to fight pediatric cancer, and she is asking you to join her to help ease the burden on families who have been thrust into the battle.

The Pearce Q Foundation is holding its annual 4 Miles of Hope walk/run on Saturday, April 26, and its namesake, 16-year-old Pearce Quesenberry, is looking for your assistance. Quesenberry is now in remission after fighting medulloblastoma, which is a brain tumor. The foundation that started while she was in treatment, the Pearce Q Foundation, continues to support families of children with cancer, and this is one of its biggest fundraisers. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth searching for volleyball coach

WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth High School, coming off a 6-9 season that included an upset win over Ursuline Academy, is looking for a new volleyball coach for the 2014 season.

The coach is expected to provide leadership and organization for the program. St. Elizabeth is looking for someone with experience in a high school setting. Interested candidates should send a letter and resume to ccurran@sehs.org by April 15. Read more »

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Sals roar back, gain lacrosse victory over St. Mark’s

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For The Dialog

 

MILLTOWN — The Salesianum lacrosse team found itself in trouble Saturday night at St. Mark’s, falling behind early, 3-0, but the Sals scored 12 of the final 13 goals for a 12-4 win over their archrival.

St. Mark’s started strong with a goal in the first minute. Junior Rhett Schweizer found the top corner of the net on a blast for the first score. That would be the only score in the opening quarter. The Spartans added two quick goals in the second, one in the first minute by senior James Magnani, the other by junior James Hamory.

St. Mark’s was playing well and had a chance to add to its lead with a two-man advantage for a full minute, but they could not convert. Salesianum made them pay a minute later as senior Bailey Martin got the team on the board. The Sals added two quick goals to tie, and it was 3-3 at the half.

Martin struck again with back-to-back scores in the third, and sophomore Luke Bianchino notched his first to make the lead 6-3 Sallies after three. Two goals in the first minute of the fourth extended that to 8-3, but the closest St. Mark’s got to Salesianum after that was 8-4.

With the win, Salesianum improved to 2-1. The Sals travel Wesley College in Dover on Tuesday to take on Easton (Md.) High School at 7 p.m. St. Mark’s is now 2-4 and returns to the field Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. at Wilmington Charter.

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Top-ranked Cape Henlopen overcomes No. 2 Archmere in girls lacrosse

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CLAYMONT — Top-ranked Cape Henlopend found itself trailing No. 2 Archmere, 4-1, with 10 minutes remaining in the first half of Saturday afternoon’s girls lacrosse showdown in Claymont. But senior Allie Yeager added two goals, including one that would tie the game at four at halftime, and the Vikings opened it up in the second half for a 13-7 win.

Archmere took its last lead at 5-4 five minutes into the second half as junior Elisabeth Schlitz scored her second goal of the game, but the Vikings would tie it up again a few minutes later on a score by junior Jordan Brown. Yeager gave Cape its first lead of the contest less than a minute later, connecting for the hat trick.

The Auks would not fold, knotting it at six when sophomore Presley Conaty found the net, but the Vikings took the lead for good a minute later and scored seven of the game’s last eight tallies in the final 12 minutes.

Cape Henlopen, the five-time defending state champions, held Archmere’s Kate Payne and Amanda Olsen to a total of three goals, well below their season average.

The Auks lost for the first time in five games and are off until Friday, when they host Polytech (5-0) at 3:45 p.m. Cape is now 4-0 and travels to New Castle County again on Wednesay for a 5:30 p.m. matchup with St. Mark’s, which is 2-1.

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