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Friends spoils Spartants volleyball home opener with sweep

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MILL CREEK – Wilmington Friends spoiled St. Mark’s volleyball home opener with a 3-0 sweep Thursday afternoon. The scores were 28-26, 25-15 and 25-11.

The Quakers jumped out to a 17-11 in the first set, but St. Mark’s, behind the service aces of freshman Grace Sawyer, scored seven straight to take an 18-17 advantage. Friends rebounded to go up, 24-21, but the Spartans fought off several set points to stay in it, but Friends prevailed.

The second and third sets were not as close, as Friends got contributions from all six positions to pull away from the young Spartans.

In the final set, the Quakers trailed, 7-6, before they reeled off 13 straight points while sophomore Alyssa Nathan held the serve. She added three aces during that run and finished with 12 for the match to go along with a team-leading eight kills and 20 assists.

Sawyer had 10 digs for St. Mark’s (2-1), while senior Lauren Sorantino led the way with 16.

St. Mark’s travels to Catholic Conference rival Padua on Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. start. Friends improved to 2-0; the Quakers host Tatnall on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.

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Early goal holds up as Sals soccer notches first win

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WILMINGTON – A goal in the second minute by senior Bryant Krussman was enough for Salesianum as the defending Division I champions defeated the Division II title holder, Indian River, 1-0, Tuesday afternoon.

Krussman took a nice pass from classmate Kevin Williams to beat Indians goalkeeper Ian Walls. Walls kept IR in the contest with several nice stops, including two on point-blank shots in the 27th minute.

Indian River regrouped at the half and came out with some good chances to tie. Salesianum keeps Jake McAteer made five saves on the afternoon, as did Walls, and the Sals outshot IR, 7-6.

Salesianum (1-0-1) hosts C. Milton Wright of Maryland on Saturday at 11 a.m., while the Indians (1-1) welcome Caesar Rodney on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

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Pandas rebound from big deficit, take volleyball opener

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WILMINGTON – Defending state champion Padua rallied from two sets down for a 3-2 win over Archmere in the season opener for both teams Monday night at Padua. The set scores were 23-25, 18-25, 25-19, 25-17 and 15-10.

The Pandas were in control early, but Archmere gained the advantage following several unforced errors. Padua led the first set, 23-15, but the Auks capitalized on several miscues by Padua. A kill by sophomore Grace Merritt clinched the comeback for Archmere, which scored the final 10 points of the first set.

Padua (1-0) had some early kills in the second by senior Stephanie Annone, but the Auks rebounded behind senior Emily Dentinger and sophomore Zoe Akoto, winning to take a 2-0 lead.

“After the set, we talked about getting mentally back into the match,” Annone said.

That is what Padua did in the third, and it continued into the fourth, when freshman Emily Jarome introduced herself to the high school volleyball scene. Jarome scored the final four points of the fourth set on powerful kills.

Archmere (0-1) stopped the bleeding for a while in the fifth and deciding set, taking a 5-0 lead behind the serving of sophomore Kaylie Leclerc. Padua scored the next four, then the front line of Jarome, Annone and senior Vanessa Crumety heated up. Jarome ended things with a thunderous kill. She finished with 20.

“The other players were so supportive of me, and I felt I could play at this level,” she said.

Annone added 16 kills, while senior Hailey Baker had 44 assists. Padua travels to Virginia on Saturday to meet Paul VI at 1 p.m., while Archmere visits Delmarva Christian Friday at 5:15 p.m.

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Vikings’ teacher visits Rwanda for CRS

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Teacher and youth minister visits African nation 20 years after the genocide that left 800,000 dead

 

WILMINGTON – Citizens in Rwanda could teach the local population something about conflict resolution, according to a St. Elizabeth High School teacher who visited the east African country in August.

Melissa Pollio traveled to Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services, one of 12 people from across the country and the only delegate from the Diocese of Wilmington. It was part of a CRS program, “Called to Witness,” which brings youth leaders to a developing country. Pollio is also the youth minister at St. Elizabeth Parish. The point of the trip is immersion, not service, where the delegates study what the country does for and with its young people. Read more »

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Holy Cross adds a chapel, relocates the library

September 9th, 2014 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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DOVER – Holy Cross School has taken  an available classroom on its multi-building campus in Dover and transformed it into a chapel for individual class liturgies or other services.

Holy Cross principal Haydee Rosario said the chapel came about after discussions by school officials and parish priests. The school had room in its junior high school building after some grades were consolidated from three sections into two. Read more »

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Big early games await Catholic high school boys

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The first full week of boys action features some good soccer matches, as well as some important early season clashes in football that could play a role in playoff seedind down the line. Let’s start with the soccer matches.

Soccer

Tuesday

Indian River (1-0) at Salesianum (0-0-1), 4 p.m. The defending champs from both divisions square off in a great early season matchup. The Sals beat Indian River in last years clash.

St. Mark’s (0-0) at Glasgow (0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Spartans start their season against a good Dragons team. Glasgow lost to St. Elizabeth, 2-1, in their opener.

A.I. duPont (0-1) at Archmere (0-1), 3:45 p.m. Both teams got shut out in their opener. The Auks are poised to make the Division II field while the Tigers will have to win some matches against quality teams if they want to get in this year.

St. Elizabeth (1-0) at Brandywine (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Both teams are looking for a 2-0 start. Brandywine earned a 3-2 win over Hodgson in its opener.

Thursday

St. Elizabeth at St. Mark’s, 3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas More (0-1) at Newark Charter (0-2), 4:30 p.m. The Ravens look for their first win of the season against Newark Charter, in its first year as a varsity team.

Friday

Archmere at Delmarva Christian (0-1), at 4 p.m.

Saturday

C.M. Weight (Md.) at Salesianum, 11 a.m.

Milford (0-1) at St. Mark’s, 1:30 p.m.

Football

Friday

Sussex Tech (1-0) at St Marks (0-1), 7 p,m. The Spartans aim to rebound from a 24-0 loss to William Penn last week. The Spartans’ defense faces a Ravens offense that put up 51 points in a win against A.I. duPont.

St. Elizabeth (0-1) at Laurel (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Both teams are coming off tough losses.

Saturday

Brandywine (1-0) at Archmere (0-1), 2 p.m. Archmere fell to Conwell-Egan (Pa.) and will try to right the ship with a win over the Bulldogs. Brandywine played well in a win over St. Elizabeth last week.

William Penn (1-0) at Salesianum (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Get to Baynard Stadium early if you want a seat as my top two teams square off. Both teams dominated their opponents in week one; the Sals beat Caesar Rodney, 28-7, while the Colonials shut out St. Mark’s, 24-0.

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Girls high school teams get back in the swing

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This is a busy week for the Catholic school girls. Starting with volleyball, let’s take a look at the remainder of this week.

Volleyball

Tuesday

St. Mark’s (1-0) at Smyrna (0-0), 5 p.m. The Spartans won their opener last week, 3-0, and look to get to 2-0 to start the season with two road wins. The Eagles open their season gunning for the upset..

Archmere (0-0) at Padua (0-0), 7:30 p.m. My two top teams in the state square off to start the season as two-time defending champion Padua tries to start the season off with the bang against a more experienced Auks team. These teams went five sets last year, with Padua winning, 3-2.

Thursday

St. Elizabeth at Dickinson (0-0), 5 p.m.

St. Thomas More (1-0) at Newark Charter (1-1), 5 p.m. St. Thomas More takes on a team that has performed well in its first season as a varsity program.

Friends (0-0) at St Marks, 5:15 p.m.

Friday

Archmere at Delmarva Christian (0-1), 5 p.m.

Saturday

Padua at Paul VI (Va.), 1 p.m.

Field Hockey

Tuesday

St. Elizabeth (1-0) at Archmere (0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Vikings got off to a good start with a 6-0 win over Seaford on Friday night. The Auks lost a tough one to Concord on Friday, 3-2.

St. Mark’s (0-0) at St. Thomas More (0-0), 4:30 p.m. Both teams kick off the season with an important game as they just missed out on the postseason last year.

Ursuline (1-0) at St. Andrews (0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Raiders started off the season strong with a big win while the Saints lost to a great Tatnall team.

Friday

St. Mark’s at Friends (0-0), 5:15 p.m.

McKean (0-0) at Urusline, 3:45 p.m.

Archmere at Delmarva Christian (0-0), 4 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at St. Georges Tech (0-1), 3:45 p.m.

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Art classes are one way Good Shepherd, Perryville, is growing

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PERRYVILLE, Md. – The third-grade class crowded around Mark Hendron as he studied a sneaker on the table, drawing an outline of the shoe.

“Mr. Hendron, you’re a good artist,” one of the students told Hendron, now in his sixth year as art instructor at Good Shepherd School. Read more »

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Teaching about two men named Francis

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Padua Academy course examines impact of Saints Francis de Sales and Francis of Assisi

 

WILMINGTON – Padua Academy is offering two classes for the first time this fall that demonstrate, in very different ways, the school’s commitment to its mission. “Two Men Named Francis” will explore the men (and women) whose spirituality permeates the building, while “sports medicine” is designed to give students hands-on experience in a popular medical field.

“Two Men Named Francis” – not, by the way, Pope Francis and Bishop Malooly – will examine Padua’s patron saints, Francis de Sales and Francis of Assisi, whose influence is felt throughout the building. The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales at St. Anthony of Padua Parish built the school, which still falls under the parish’s governance, and there has been a heavy Franciscan flavor to Padua, thanks in part to past faculty members. St. Francis de Sales is also the patron saint of the Diocese of Wilmington. Read more »

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Father Clark dies at 83, led diocesan schools for 13 years

September 5th, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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Dialog reporter

 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday for former diocesan superintendent of schools, Father Howard T. Clark, who died Sept. 2. Father Clark, who returned to his hometown of Essington, Pa., after his retirement, was 83 and had been a priest for 57 years.

Father Clark is best remembered for his work in education in the Diocese of Wilmington. After his ordination in 1957, he was assigned associate pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Dover and served as the first principal of the new high school there. In 1962, at age 31, he became the superintendent of schools for the diocese, a post he held for 13 years. Read more »

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