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One loom at a time, Holy Cross Knitting Club makes a difference

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Dialog reporter

 

DOVER – It’s a Friday afternoon in December, and most of the students at Holy Cross School have taken off for the weekend. But in a room in the school’s Early Childhood Center, some 70 first- through eighth-graders have gathered in the season of giving to help those who could really use some.

At tables throughout the large room, students laughed and talked as they knitted winter hats. Atop two desks, a pile of hats in a variety of colors steadily grew; there would be more than 100 by the time the meeting ended. Read more »

Boys basketball: Third-quarter burst lifts St. Elizabeth past Howard

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Dialog reporter

 

WILMINGTON – Mike Piekarski scored the first six points of the third quarter as St. Elizabeth turned a one-point halftime deficit into a lead, then held off a talented Howard squad in an entertaining 64-54 Vikings win Monday night at the St. E Center. With the victory, the Vikings improved to 4-1 already on the young season as they played their first home game in front of a near-sellout crowd.

Piekarski’s half-dozen points were part of a 13-0 run to begin the second half for St. Elizabeth, which trailed, 27-26, at intermission. He and sophomore Malik Curry scored 15 of their team’s 19 points in the third, giving the Vikings a 45-33 lead heading into the fourth. Piekarski said he wanted to set an example after the half. Read more »

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New coaches seek first wins as girls hoops gets into gear

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Two games tonight lead off the girls’ basketball schedule for the week.

Tuesday

William Penn at St. Mark’s, 7:15 p.m. The Spartans hope to get win No. 1 for new coach Kayla Miller.

St. Elizabeth at Caesar Rodney, 7:15 p.m. Meanwhile, in Kent County, the Vikings open the season and a new era with coach Dan Cooney, a longtime assistant at St. Elizabeth.

Wednesday

St. Thomas More at Salisbury (Md.) School, 5 p.m.

Ursuline at Sussex Central, 6:15 p.m. The Raiders are one of the best teams in Delaware, but the Knights are ranked fifth and are playing at home.

Thursday

Concord at Padua, 5:15 p.m. Both teams won their openers and are ranked in the top 10.

Archmere at William Penn, 5:15 p.m

Saturday

Brandywine at St. Mark’s, 1:15 p.m.

Largo (Md.) vs. St. Elizabeth, at the Tina Thompson Classic in Washington, D.C., 2 p.m. Caravel, Sanford and Ursuline are also in this event, which takes place all day in three locations.

Ursuline vs. Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.) at the Tina Thompson Classic in Washington, D.C., 5:20 p.m.

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Boys basketball returns with games every day this week

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For The Dialog

 

High school basketball is under way, with this week marking the first full week of games. Here are the schedules for the boys.

Tuesday

St. Mark’s at William Penn, 5:15 p.m. St Mark’s opens its season behind senior Matt Williams against the Colonials, who are starting with a new coach.

Archmere (1-0) at Wilmington Christian, 6:15 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at Dickinson, 6:30 p.m. The Vikings are 1-1, while Dickinson is off to a 2-0 start.

Wednesday

St. Thomas More at Salisbury (Md.) School, 6:30 p.m. The Ravens are 2-1 already, with the last win coming against Delmarva Christian.

Thursday

St. Andrews at Archmere, 6:15 p.m.

Friday

St. Elizabeth at Concord, 5:15 p.m.

Saturday

Wilmington Friends at Archmere, 12:15 p.m.

St. Mark’s at Brandywine, 12:30 p.m.

William Penn at Salesianum, 7:30 p.m. Salesianum will be looking to erase the taste of last week’s loss at Howard.

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Their time has come: Recent scholastic basketball standouts have become coaches

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Dialog reporter

 

The high school basketball season is now underway, but one of the best girls teams in the state will not be competing this year. Instead, those players will be on the sidelines, whistles around their necks and clipboards in their hands.

A look at the five Catholic high schools in New Castle County that have girls basketball – Archmere, Padua, Ursuline, St. Elizabeth and St. Mark’s – reveals a who’s who of recent hoops talent that is now passing along their experience and knowledge as coaches. Those staffs include all-staters, 1,000-point scorers, state champions and big-time college talent who now want to guide the next generation. Read more »

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Our Lady of Guadalupe events in the diocese

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The diocesan Hispanic Ministry Office has announced the following events for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Through Dec. 10, the rosary will be recited each night at 7 at St. Joseph Church, Middletown.

Also, the annual Guadalupe torch run will arrive in Wilmington on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s, Wilmington, where pilgrims will be welcomed. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a rosary and Mass, as well as a blessing of pilgrims who will run with the torch to Camden, N.J., on Saturday.

On Sunday, pilgrims will process from the Walmart on Centerville Road in Wilmington to nearby St. Catherine of Siena Church beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Mass at 11 a.m., followed by lunch.

That afternoon, at 5 p.m., St. Francis de Sales Church in Salisbury, Md., will host a Mass and fiesta. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth drops boys basketball opener at A.I. duPont, 74-69

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Dialog reporter

Jordan Money takes a shot for St. Elizabeth. He scored 19 for the Vikings. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

Jordan Money takes a shot for St. Elizabeth. He scored 19 for the Vikings. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

GREENVILLE – Friday night’s boys’ basketball game between A.I. duPont and St. Elizabeth followed a familiar script, and the story was a sweet one for the Tigers as they defeated St. Elizabeth, 74-69, in the season opener for both teams at the A.I. duPont Tip-Off Tournament.

A.I. jumped out to an 8-0 lead to start the contest, allowed the Vikings to climb back into a lead, then righted the ship and took a five-point advantage into halftime. The Tigers threatened to blow the game wide open in the third, watched as St. Elizabeth made it a battle again, opened up a sizable lead in the fourth, and held on to begin the season with a win. Read more »

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Howard passes, shoots its way past Salesianum, 59-52

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Dialog reporter

WILMINGTON – Despite rumors that he might not be ready, Donte DiVincenzo was in uniform and started for Salesianum on Friday afternoon at sold-out Howard, but the Villanova signee’s contributions weren’t enough to help the defending state champions stave off a 59-52 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats.

Howard held the high-scoring DiVincenzo in check for much of the game, and the Wildcats showed they will be one of the contenders for Salesianum’s trophy come March. Howard continually went to the drive and kick, and four players scored in double figures against the Sals. Two of those were sophomores, who complemented the senior-heavy roster. Kineph Turner, one of the sophomores, led the way with 17 points. He said he was “a little nervous” coming into the opener, “but I knew I had to get in the gym and get ready for this game.” Read more »

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Obituary: Father Mark Connelly, 63

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LEWES — Father Mark Connelly, who had served as a part-time associate pastor at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes since 2008, died suddenly on Dec. 1. He was 63.

Father Connelly was ordained for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1987 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. During his career in academics, he served at Wheeling (W.Va.) College, Strayer College in Washington, D.C., and Harvard, St. Joseph’s, Fairfield and Salisbury (Md.) universities. He also held memberships in many academic societies, presented at many conferences and co-authored several books. Read more »

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Diocesan high schools excel at SAT scores

November 25th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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Dialog Editor

 

Students at diocesan high schools are getting great marks from the SAT test, widely used in college admission processes.

Test scores for juniors and seniors taking the SAT test at diocesan high schools are the highest they’ve been for the past five years, Louis De Angelo, diocesan superintendent of schools said last week.

The data show results from St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington, St. Thomas More in Magnolia, St. Elizabeth High School and Padua Academy in Wilmington, and St. Peter and Paul High School in Easton, Md. Read more »

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