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St. Mark’s Hoffman, Archmere’s DiGregorio are co-winners of DeLucia Award

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MILLTOWN – William Hoffman of St. Mark’s High School and Joseph DiGregorio of Archmere Academy have been named the recipients of the 2017 Michael DeLucia Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a senior football player from a Delaware Catholic high school. The award, which has been given for 46 years, goes to a player “who has exemplified outstanding performance, attitude and character on and off the field.”

They received their trophies at St. Mark’s on Dec. 21.

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Brown brothers combine for 27 as Sals remain unbeaten with win at Tatnall

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GREENVILLE – Salesianum’s boys basketball team shook off a slow start against Tatnall on Dec. 20, finding their stroke and going on to a 52-45 win. The Sals, ranked sixth in the latest 302Sports.com top 10, remained unbeaten with the win at 4-0.

The Sals missed their first six shots, and in between those attempts, the host Hornets picked up a pair of identical baseline three-point shots from Andre Ward. The drought ended when Jack Brown nailed a three of his own. That would start a run of seven points for Salesianum, and the first period ended with the Sals in front, 7-6. Read more »

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Msgr. Michael Szupper, longtime campus minister, dies at 86

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Monsignor Michael F. Szupper, longtime chaplain at the University of Delaware and pastor of the St. Thomas More Oratory, died Dec. 18. He was 86 and celebrated the 60th anniversary of his priesthood earlier this year.

Msgr. Szupper, a native of Northampton, Pa., studied for the priesthood at Pontifical Josephinium High School and Pontifical College Josephinium in Worthington, Ohio.
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Basketball teams ready for Christmas tournaments

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Boys and girls basketball teams are getting ready for the Christmas tournaments with a light schedule this week. Two Catholic school boys teams get into the holiday spirit early, playing at a Delaware County (Pa.) tournament at the end of the week. Read more »

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Bishop Malooly blesses new ultrasound machine

December 17th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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The Knights of Columbus presented a new ultrasound machine to A Door of Hope, a crisis pregnancy center in Wilmington, on Dec. 12. The machine was made possible by the Christopher Council, which serves Holy Rosary and St. Helena parishes, and the Knights Supreme Council. It replaces one donated by the Knights in 2010.

Bishop Malooly was on hand to bless the machine. He said the employees of A Door of Hope were doing work similar to what occurred in biblical times, when Mary spent time with her relative Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist.
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Spartans overcome shooting woes to outlast Concord in two overtimes

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ST. GEORGES – St. Mark’s boys basketball team made just eight field goals in its nonconference game Dec. 16 against Concord, and five of those came in the first quarter. The Spartans went about 19 minutes of game time without s bucket.

But their final field goal of the afternoon, a 10-foot baseline jump shot from Nick Leski, gave them the lead for the final time as the Spartans outlasted the Raiders, 41-39, in double overtime at the Rumble by the River at St. Georges Technical High School. With the win, St. Mark’s improved to 3-0 on the season. Read more »

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Carey nets 16 as Spartans girls run past Woodbridge

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GLASGOW – St. Mark’s girls basketball team did not pick up its fourth win of the 2016-17 season until Feb. 4. The Spartans have already reached that number after a 50-35 win over previously unbeaten Woodbridge on Dec. 14 in the first round of the Dragon Winter Classic at Glasgow High School. Read more »

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Auks boys power past DMA to earn first win of season

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WILMINGTON – Archmere’s boys basketball team pounded the inside all afternoon against Delaware Military Academy, picking up its first win of the season, 54-42, in the consolation game of the Diamond State Athletic Conference Tip-Off on Dec. 11. Read more »

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Basketball teams get key games in before Christmas tournaments roll around

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The second full week of high school basketball begins Monday with a rarity for December. Archmere’s boys will take on Delaware Military Academy in a game postponed from Saturday by an early winter snowfall. On the girls’ side, a playoff rematch pits two of the top programs in the state. Read more »

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Second-quarter shutout propels Spartans girls past Middletown

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MILLTOWN – St. Mark’s and Middletown played an even first period, but the host Spartans pulled away from the undermanned Cavaliers in the second period on their way to a 65-26 nonconference girls basketball win on Dec. 9. Every player who appeared in the game for St. Mark’s scored, with four of them reaching double figures. Read more »

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