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Newark Charter’s Pontak silences Padua’s bats in 8-0 victory

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PIKE CREEK – Caitlin Pontak scattered four hits and struck out 11 as Newark Charter shut out Padua, 8-0, in softball April 24 at Midway Softball Complex. The Patriots did not allow the Pandas to get a runner past first base in winning their fourth consecutive game. Read more »

Garcia scores four as Archmere posts 9-0 soccer shutout

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CLAYMONT – Archmere’s Anna Garcia scored in the fourth minute, and the Auks were never in trouble in a 9-0 shutout of Red Lion Christian in Diamond State Athletic Conference girls soccer April 23.

After Dara Dawson beat Red Lion keeper Maya Muldrow to the far side in the 13th minute to double the Auks’ lead, it was Garcia’s half. The freshman put the game out of reach with three goals in four minutes; she finished with those four tallies. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth star Penny Welsh among Delaware Hall of Fame inductees

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The girls’ basketball program at St. Elizabeth High School has a long and proud history, one that includes five state championships. Next month, the centerpiece of the first champion will take her place among Delaware’s all-time great sports figures.

Penny Welsh, a two-time first-team all-state selection for the Vikings, is being inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame during a banquet on May 22. She is one of nine inductees.

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Heated battles on the diamond stand out in busy week for boys sports

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Athletic directors are playing catch-up with the schedule after rain and cold forced the postponement of so many games. There are some good ones on the schedule this week as the boys have reached midseason. Read more »

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Spring weather? Really? Girls could use some during a busy week

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After a weekend of sunny, blue skies, high school athletes can envision a week playing outside without freezing. And it’s a busy week, to be sure. Read more »

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Tomovich’s eighth-inning triple lifts St. Mark’s past Salesianum, 7-5

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WILMINGTON – St. Mark’s surrendered a four-run lead against Salesianum when the rivals met on the baseball diamond on April 20, but a triple off the bat of J.T. Tomovich scored two runs and lifted the Spartans to a 7-5 win in eight innings.

Salesianum trailed, 5-1, after four innings, but they fought back and tied the score in the bottom of the seventh. Spartans reliever Brian Gilardi got the first two outs, but Sals catcher Joe Setting doubled to left field. The next hitter, Anthony Frechette, sent a fly ball into short left field. With the leftfielder playing deep to guard against extra bases, the ball fell escaped the reach of the Spartans’ shortstop, and Setting scored. Read more »

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Stewart scores twice for Caravel in 3-1 soccer win over Ursuline

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WILMINGTON – Caravel’s soccer team took a little while to get untracked on April 19 against Ursuline, but a goal late in the first half served as a springboard to a 3-1 win at Serviam Field. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Buccaneers.

The Raiders controlled the early going against Caravel, getting a pair of shots on Bucs keeper Sydney Keld in the first seven minutes, but neither team could put together a serious offensive opportunity. The best chance for either squad came in the 15th minute, when Ursuline’s Allison Olmstead sent a shot off the far post to the left of Keld. Read more »

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Services set for Father Nicholas R. Waseline, pastor of St. Anthony’s

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WILMINGTON — Father Nicholas R. Waseline, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales who was the pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Wilmington, died April 18 at St. Francis Hospital after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 67.

“He was a quiet man of strength who served generously wherever he was missioned,” said Father James J. Greenfield, the Oblate provincial. “His love of the Gospel and his belief in its power to change hearts were sources of inspiration. He had deep confidence and faith in the ability of people to work together to achieve greatness for others, especially those in need.” Read more »

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Bats come alive for St. Elizabeth girls in big softball win over Glasgow

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GLASGOW – St. Elizabeth’s softball team brought out the hitting sticks early on April 18 at Glasgow, scoring three times in the first inning and putting the game out of reach in the third in a 24-4 win. It was the Vikings’ fourth straight victory.

The lead was 4-1 when the Vikings stepped to the plate in the decisive third inning. Before it ended, they would send 13 batters to the plate and score nine times. The frame started with McKenzie Sweeney drilling a triple past the rightfielder. Miranda Wohner followed with a run-scoring single up the middle. She stole second and scored on a fielding error. Read more »

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Appoquinimink caps softball comeback with seventh-inning run to best Archmere

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CLAYMONT – Appoquinimink scored three times in the final two innings to complete a 4-3 comeback against Archmere in nonconference softball April 17 in Claymont. Mallory Weir brought home the eventual winning run on a groundout in the top of the seventh inning to help the Lady Jaguars remain undefeated on the season. Read more »

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