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Green Knights overcome deficit for home softball win over Auks

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PENNY HILL – The Mount Pleasant Green Knights overcame a four-run deficit to defeat the Archmere Auks, 10-6, in nonconference softball on March 25. Green Knights catcher Kelsey Eroh had four hits, including two doubles.

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The Auks took advantage of poor fielding to jump out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning. The Green Knights would pick up 10 runs on 10 hits in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to grab the lead. A pair of freshmen had two hits each as Jalia Lawrence and Annalise Jackson got the offense going.

Lawrence came in the fourth inning to pick up the win for Mount. The Auks’ defense made several great plays, including two over-the-shoulder catches by Annie Penrod and Jocelyn Phillips. The Auks (0-2) will travel to St. Elizabeth on Wednesday for a 3:45 p.m. start. The Green Knights (1-0) host A.I. DuPont on Thursday at 3:45 p.m.

Andreoli’s homers lead Sals in comeback win at Mount Pleasant

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PENNY HILL – John Andreoli hit two home runs to lead Salesianum to a huge comeback win over Mount Pleasant on March 25. The Sals scored six runs in the top if the seventh and final inning to take home the 11-9 win.

Andreoli took the first pitch of the game and drove it over the left-field wall for a quick 1-0 lead. Read more »

Schmeusser nets 200th as Ursuline lacrosse wins big at Friends

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ALAPOCAS – Senior Brooke Schmeusser scored five goals, including her 200th career tally, in the Ursuline Raiders’ 17-7 girls lacrosse win over Friends on March 24. She came into the game needing four to reach the milestone. Read more »

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Coyle’s big day at plate helps Spartans past Vikings in softball

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WILMINGTON – Senior Emily Coyle had two hits and four runs batted in to lead the St. Mark’s Spartans to an 8-7 win over the St. Elizabeth Vikings on March 23 at Canby Park. The game was moved from St Mark’s to Canby because of last week’s snowstorm and has resulted in the Spartans playing three games in as many days. Read more »

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Defending champion Caravel too strong for Archmere in girls soccer opener

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BEAR – Caravel, the defending Division II girls soccer state champion, opened the season strong with a 2-0 win over Archmere on March 22.

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Archmere senior Leah DaCosta plays the ball past a Caravel defender in Wednesday night’s game, won by the Buccaneers, 2-0. (The Dialog/Jason Winchell)

On a cold evening, the Buccaneers controlled the play in the first half behind the play of sophomore Summer Stewart, junior Karli Cauley and senior Megan Bailey. The Bucs had five first-half corner kicks but couldn’t beat Auks keeper Kyra Giakas. She had four saves in the half, allowing Archmere to go into intermission in a scoreless tie.

The Auks picked up their first corner of the game in the 45th minute, but they could not convert. Caravel finally scored the first goal as Marie Pennington connected off a corner kick in the 48th minute. The Buccaneers’ stout defense prevented Archmere from getting too many quality chances, and the home team struck again in the 72nd minute. This time, they converted on a counter-attack, with Stewart pounding the ball past a diving Giakas.

The Buccaneers (1-0) will host St. Georges Tech on Friday at 6 p.m., and the Auks travel to Wilmington Friends for a match Friday at 3:45 p.m.

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Schweizer scores six as Spartans open girls lacrosse with a win

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MILLTOWN – Junior Kendra Schweizer scored six goals to lead St Mark’s past Archmere, 16-10, in the season opener in girls lacrosse for both teams on March 22. It was a cold afternoon, but both teams’ offenses were on fire early. Read more »

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Sabres baseball kicks off spring sports for boys schools

March 20th, 2017 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth

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The spring sports season is scheduled to start this Wednesday, with that ever-present phrase, “weather permitting,” hanging over everything. There are some key early season matchups.

Baseball

Tuesday

St. John’s Catholic Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.), 4 p.m.

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Archmere at Newark, 3:45 p.m. The Auks open the season with the first of five straight road games. The Auks look for another state tournament berth.

Concord at St. Elizabeth, 3:45 p.m. The Vikings aim to improve on last season’s 9-9 finish and make a run for the postseason.

St. Mark’s at Hodgson, 4 p.m. The defending champs open the season on the road against a good Silver Eagles team.

Thursday

St. Andrews at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m.

Chapelgate Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.), 4 p.m.

Saturday

Salesianum at Mount Pleasant, 11 a.m. The Sals open the season on the road with a Saturday morning game.

Caesar Rodney at St. Mark’s, 1 p.m.

Lacrosse

Tuesday

Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.) at St. Paul’s, 4:15 p.m.

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St. Mark’s at Archmere, 4 p.m. The Auks, ranked third in the state, face a tough Spartans team to open the season.

Thursday

St. Elizabeth at Red Lion, 4 p.m. The Vikings open the season with two tough road games this week.

Friday

Salesianum at Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.), time TBA. The defending champions and top-ranked team open the season on the road against a good Sabres squad.

Saturday

St. Elizabeth at Caravel, 12:15 p.m.

Archmere at Polytech, 12:30 p.m.

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Girls spring sports are upon us, warmer weather wanted

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The spring sports season begins this week, and there are a lot of early season showdowns. Now, if only the weather will cooperate. Read more »

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Ravens’ best season ends a point short in state semifinals

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NEWARK – O’Koye Parker hit a free throw with 2.4 seconds remaining on the clock to life 19th-seeded Caravel past No. 2 St. Thomas More, 48-47, in the semifinal round of the boys’ state basketball tournament March 9 at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Buccaneers will advance to meet Smyrna for the title on Saturday.

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Vikings cool off after fast start, fall to Caravel in girls semifinals

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NEWARK – Third-seeded Caravel advanced to its third girls basketball state championship game in five years after defeating No. 7 St. Elizabeth, 44-36, on March 8 at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Buccaneers will face the top seed, Ursuline, on Friday at 7 p.m., also at the Bob, in a rematch of the 2015 final. Bucs senior Grace Lange, who was a sophomore when Caravel fell to Ursuline two years ago, led the way with a double-double, collecting 12 points and 12 rebounds. Read more »

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