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Schepers’ PK earns Spartans draw with Auks in girls soccer

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CLAYMONT – The St Mark’s Spartans soccer team had a tough start to the season, but they found their game a 1-1 draw against the fourth-ranked Archmere Auks on April 26. Goalkeeper Nicole Clark had a big match for the Spartans as she held the high-powered Auks offense to one goal.

The Auks controlled most of the play in the first half. Dara Dawson had a quality shot in the third minute, but Clark made the early save. Sophomore Nicole Witherell had a couple chances, including a great shot in the 38th minute but was stopped by Clark. The Auks threatened again in the 43rd, but Clark made the save as she collided with Leah DaCosta of Archmere. After shaking off the injury she had to sit out one play. Read more »

Boys action continues in final week of April

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The boys’ spring sports season wasn’t on spring break last week, with plenty of great baseball and lacrosse games. This week also includes some intriguing matchups as the month of May nears. Read more »

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As spring break ends, girls sports get back into full swing of things

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Spring break is over, and the action heats up this week in girls sports. There are some big top-10 matchups in each of the sports. Read more »

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Conrad’s Bradigan silences St. Mark’s bats in two-hit shutout

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WILMINGTON – Ryan Bradigan pitched a complete-game two-hitter to lead top-ranked Conrad past No. 7 St. Mark’s, 3-0, on April 23.

The Red Wolves’ offense had no easy task as it had to face Spartans starter Billy Sullivan. Red Wolves Kyle Walker led off with a double but was thrown out trying to stretch it to a triple. Spartans centerfielder Austin Colmery fired the ball to Brian Gilardi, who nailed the runner at third as Chris Ludman applied the tag. That play came in handy as Brock Nowell doubled two batters later, but Sullivan got out of the jam. Read more »

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Seventh-inning comeback lifts Sals past rival Spartans

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WILMINGTON – Eighth-ranked Salesianum scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to upset No. 4 St Mark’s, 5-4, at Frawley Stadium on April 18. It was the second game of the day for the Sals as they defeated seventh-ranked Sussex Tech, 8-4, earlier at Frawley.

The Sals started sophomore Alex Hinton, who worked around a defensive error in the first. Salesianum struck in the bottom of the first as Josh Maguire led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. He scored, beating a throw to the plate on an hit by Joe Setting. Read more »

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Conrad quiets Auks offense in softball victory

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CLAYMONT – Emily Yeatman fired a three-hitter to lead the visiting Conrad Red Wolves past the Archmere Auks, 4-1, in Diamond State Athletic Conference softball on April 18.

The Red Wolves (4-4) scored a run in both the first and second innings to grab a quick 2-0 lead. Sarah Bessel and Juliana Testa, each of whom had two hits in the game, combined to get the Red Wolves the lead. Read more »

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Easter break brings no shortage of important sports matchups

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The spring sports season is a little light this week with the schools on break, but there are several key top-10 matchups. Read more »

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Pandas soccer returns to win column with shutout of No. 4 Appo

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MIDDLETOWN – Top-ranked Padua edged No. 4 Appoquinimink, 1-0, in a top-five Division I girls soccer match on April 12. Read more »

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Force quiets Archmere bats in softball shutout

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CLAYMONT – The Wilmington Charter Force scored early and shut down the Archmere Auks’ offense in a 6-0 win on April 11.

The Force scored two runs in the first inning to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Taylor Gillis led off with a double and scored on a Jenna Volker double. Volker came around on a single by Cameron Peters. The Auks got two hits in the bottom of the first as Mackenzie Popp singled and Mady McDougal doubled. Force pitcher Payton Czerwinski, however, got out of the jam with no damage done. Read more »

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Schweizer nets six as Spartans girls continue winning ways

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MILLTOWN – The third-ranked St. Mark’s Spartans got six goals from junior Kendra Schweizer in their 16-5 win over No. 9 Padua on April 10.

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The Spartans scored on their first six possessions to grab a quick 6-0 lead, and they added five more times before the half for an 11-2 lead. The Pandas (2-1) got a few goals in the second half, but the Spartans (6-1) held them off.

Schweizer also added two assists in the win. Clare Estes tallied four times for St. Mark’s, and Megan Noonan contributed a pair. The Spartans will be off for 11 days before they host Tower Hill on April 21 at 4 p.m.

The Pandas got two goals from Amanda Berry, while freshmen Jenna Brady and Ava Ruggieri and senior Hannah Jacobs added goals. They will travel to Friends on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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