Ursuline, Salesianum, St. Elizabeth and St. Mark’s have announced the names of eighth-grade students who have been offered scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. All information has been provided by the schools. Read more »
Alex Thomas, the senior forward for the St. Elizabeth girls’ basketball team, scored her 1,000th career point Feb. 19 in a home game against Glasgow. Thomas scored 30 in the Vikings’ 71-17 win, with the last two putting her at exactly 1,000.
The game was stopped briefly as Thomas was honored, along with her parents, Jen and Jeff. Coach Dan Cooney presented her with the game ball. Read more »
WILMINGTON – With their best player spending extended stretches on the bench in the final three quarters because of fouls, the Ursuline Raiders had an opportunity to see how they would handle adversity. They responded quite well, thank you, in a 40-35 home win over Sanford Wednesday night that pitted the top two girls teams against each other.
No. 2 Sanford, following the strategy employed by earlier Raiders opponents, did its best to take senior all-stater Adrianna Hahn out of the game with tight man-to-man defense. Hahn helped the Warriors by getting into early foul trouble, coming out of the game midway through the second quarter after picking up her third. She hit the bench again in the third after being whistled for her fourth, and, with 4:56 remaining in the contest and Ursuline leading by seven, Hahn fouled out. The Raiders maintained the advantage without her and won their regular-season finale to finish 19-1. Read more »
Padua senior named a top Delaware volunteer
DOVER – Pearce Quesenberry, a senior at Padua Academy whose battle with and recovery from cancer has been well-chronicled, was named one of Delaware’s top two youth volunteers by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This nationwide program honors young people and is in its 20th year.
Quesenberry, nominated by Padua, overcame a brain cancer diagnosis and now is a key figure in the Pearce Q Foundation, which has raised more than $100,000 over the past six years to increase awareness of childhood cancer, help find a cure and ease the financial pressure felt by families of young cancer patients.
The Pearce Q Foundation organizes several events throughout the year. They include the “4 Miles of Hope Walk/Run,” “Comedy for a Cure” and a Christmas family adoption program.
“Comedy for a Cure” is scheduled for March 14 at the Hockessin Memorial Hall and features headlines Auggie Smith. It includes a 50/50 and a cash bar. The “4 Miles of Hope” will be held April 18, beginning and ending at the Ebenezer Church in Newark. Details on these events and other foundation activities are available at www.pearceqfoundation.org.
Twenty Ss. Peter and Paul students, alums named AP Scholars
EASTON, Md. – Twenty current and former Ss. Peter and Paul High School students have been named Advanced Placement Scholars for their performance on the AP exams last year. All graduated last year except where noted.
National AP Scholars: Max Graham and Sydney Palumbo.
AP Scholars with Distinction: Max Graham, Emily Granger, Sydney Palumbo and Jordan DeTar.
AP Scholar with Honor: Current senior William Singelstad.
AP Scholars: Even Alderfer, Lauren Moran, Lindsey Clemmer, Brenda Hulseman, Conor Broll, Connor Spiegel, Ben Warpinski and Ashley Kitchelt. Also, current seniors Ameila Albrecht, Mary Kate Grande, Allison Wetherbee, Connor Murray and Liam Helmly.
All Saints students’ art on display at Delaware Art Museum
ELSMERE – Students from each grade at All Saints Catholic School have hit the big leagues of the Delaware art world, with work on display this month at the Delaware Art Museum.
In their art classes, the students, representing pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, studied artists from the museum’s collection. Those artists include sculptors Deborah Butterfield and Louise Nevelson, Edward Hopper and Brian Selznick. A few grades visited the museum in January. The fifth-grade viewed the work of Selznick and used it as a model as they wrote and illustrated their own short stories. Using iPads, The students photographed each other as characters in settings throughout their school and re-created those pictures as ebony pencil drawings.
Sixth-graders studied Egyptian and Chinese art to increase their understanding of ancient civilizations covered in their social studies curriculum. They created pieces of art based on their studies.
The All Saints students’ work is in the Art Smart gallery space through Feb. 15. The exhibit features sculptures, drawings and paintings.
Ss. Peter and Paul students are school High School Heisman winners
EASTON, Md. – Karlie Brenton and Connor Murray have been selected as the Wendy’s High School Heisman school recipients for Ss. Peter and Paul High School. Murray also has been named a state finalist, the school announced. The winners were selected by a panel from the Wendy’s High School Heisman board of advisers.
Since 1994, the award has recognized the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors for excellence in academics, athletics and community involvement. Emily Granger, a 2014 graduate of Ss. Peter and Paul, was the 2013 girls national winner. She is now a freshman at Yale University.
WILMINGTON – When St. Elizabeth came out with Sarah Metz covering Adrianna Hahn in a box-and-one defense, Ursuline turned to Plan B. That Plan B was everyone else, as the top-ranked Raiders used a balanced attack to defeat their rival, the No. 3 Vikings, 51-38, Tuesday night at sold-out Ursuline.
Raiders coach John Noonan said his team needs to have other options.
“It’s really hard to guard five people. It’s really easy to guard one,” he said. “It’s simple. We’ve got to get everybody on board. That’s what we’re trying to accomplish.” Read more »
Two Catholic school graduates earn preseason baseball honor
SALISBURY, Md. – Kyle Hayman, a 201 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, was named recently to the D3Baseball.com Preseason All-American second team, while Brett Collacchi, who graduated from St. Mark’s High School, received honorable mention. Hayman, an outfielder, and Collacchi, a pitcher, are seniors at Salisbury (Md.) University. Read more »
For The Dialog
It’s crunch time in the high school basketball season as the playoffs approach. Here is the schedule for boys Catholic teams for the week.
St. Elizabeth (13-4) at St. Mark’s (12-4), 7:15 p.m. Both teams are on a roll; the Vikings have won five straight, while St. Mark’s is on a three-game streak. It will be interesting to see who controls the pace of this game, as St. Elizabeth likes to run, while St. Mark’s preaches ball control and patience. The teams will meet again Feb. 20.
St. Thomas More (6-11) at Glasgow (5-12), 5:15 p.m. The Ravens look to wrap up the season on a positive note.
Archmere (6-12) at Charter (7-8), 6:30 p.m. The hard-working Auks would love to snatch a win from a Charter team fighting for a playoff spot.
St. Thomas More at Salisbury (Md.) Christian, 4 p.m.
Salesianum (8-8) at St. Mark’s, 7:30 p.m. The rematch is important for both teams as St. Mark’s seeks revenge for a 36-27 loss to the Sals on Jan. 23, while Salesianum tries to bounce back from a setback at Mount Pleasant over the weekend.
CLAYMONT – Conrad rebounded from a slow start and scored a convincing 46-36 victory over Archmere in Diamond State Athletic Conference basketball Friday night in Claymont. It was the Redskins’ sixth consecutive win as they moved to 11-4 overall and 5-0 in the conference.
Conrad trailed, 12-9, after the first quarter, but they took control during the second, when they held Archmere to just two points. The Redskins forced the Auks into several turnovers, creating scoring opportunities that they cashed. Conrad took the lead at 13-12 on one such play, as Jordon Blake converted a Conrad steal into a three-on-one layup. Read more »
WILMINGTON – Padua stormed out to a large first-quarter lead on its way to a 42-30 win over A.I. duPont Thursday night. The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Pandas.
Padua received a balanced scoring effort, with Claudia Spink leading the way with 10 points off the bench. Teresa Highberger had eight points, including a short turnaround jumper after a rebound for the first field goal of the game. Read more »
WILMINGTON – Tatnall and St. Thomas More were tied just once, at 2-2, before the Hornets broke things open in a 58-36 win in girls basketball Thursday afternoon at Tatnall. The Hornets snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 6-10 on the season.
The game started off a bit helter-skelter, as St. Thomas More committed several turnovers that Tatnall was not able to turn into points. The Hornets’ Michaella Moore opened the scoring 70 seconds in with a short jumper, but that was it until Kelsey Huffman answered with STMA’s first bucket nearly two minutes later. Read more »