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Ursuline’s time as girls basketball champions ends with semifinal loss to Conrad

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NEWARK – In a season that began with a series of challenges, the Ursuline basketball team was able to overcome injuries and transfers to earn the seventh seed in the DIAA state tournament. The Raiders reached the semifinal round with a stunning victory over No. 2 seed Sanford last weekend.

But the season came to a conclusion on March 9 at the Bob Carpenter Center with a 40-37 loss to the third seed, Conrad, who moved on to a date Monday night against No. 1 Caravel for the state championship. The loss brought to an end the Raiders’ three-year reign as state champs. Read more »

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The show must go on — in the dark — at Salesianum

March 9th, 2018 Posted in Entertainment, Featured, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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WILMINGTON – Billy Joel sang about it in “Miami 2017,” in the first line, in fact. “I’ve seen the lights go out on Broadway,” the Piano Man says, but of course, they went right on with the show.

The cast and crew of “Les Mis” at Salesianum School had the same attitude on March 2, opening night for the spring musical, when power was lost just before intermission. After a brief unscheduled period of darkness, the students saw the light, and the show continued.

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St. Elizabeth knocks off Caravel, advances to boys hoops final for first time

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NEWARK – St. Elizabeth watched Caravel’s superb scorer, O’Koye Parker, go without a point in the first half of the teams’ matchup in the semifinal round of the DIAA boys’ state basketball tournament, but they knew he could get hot at any time. That time came in the third quarter, when Parker scored 11 points, but the Vikings withstood the Buccaneers’ comeback attempt and advanced to their first state championship game with a 57-41 win March 8 at the Bob Carpenter Center. Read more »

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St. Thomas More uses late-game run to advance to girls basketball semifinals

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NEWARK – For much of the first half of the DIAA girls’ basketball quarterfinal matchup March 4 between Hodgson and St. Thomas More, things weren’t going the fifth-seeded Ravens’ way. Two starters flirted with foul trouble. The normally reliable three-point shooting had abandoned them. And Hodgson’s high-scoring Kayla Braxton-Young was in a rhythm from the outside.

But the players from the little school in Magnolia stayed close to the fourth-seeded Silver Eagles, trailing by just four at halftime. The Ravens held Hodgson to just four free throws in the third quarter, turning that deficit into a four-point lead entering the fourth quarter, and they were able to hang on for a 52-47 win at the Bob Carpenter Center. Read more »

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Salesianum comes close but falls to Sanford in boys quarterfinal

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NEWARK – Salesianum took a two-point lead over Sanford in the teams’ meeting in the DIAA boys’ quarterfinal round on March 3 at the Bob Carpenter Center, but the Sals could manage just two more points over the final 5:03. The seventh-seeded Warriors, meanwhile, put up 10 points in the same span and moved on to the semifinals with a 42-36 win.

The final lead came courtesy of Darnell Vaughan. With his team trailing by one, the junior drove the lane for a short field goal. He was fouled and completed the three-point play, but that 34-32 advantage would be short-lived. Corey Perkins restored the Sanford lead with a three-point shot 75 seconds later. Read more »

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Thomas’ three-pointer sends St. Elizabeth past St. Georges, into boys quarterfinals

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ST. GEORGES – Nate Thomas has been around high school basketball long enough to know that sometimes, the shots just won’t be falling. But when you get the chance with the clock running down, you have to trust your shot.

That’s just what the St. Elizabeth senior did on March 1, draining a three-point shot with 5.1 seconds remaining to give his team a 40-39 lead over host and No. 8 seed St. Georges in the second round of the DIAA boys basketball tournament. A last-second attempt from Nah’Shon Hyland bounced off the rim, and ninth-seeded St. Elizabeth had secured its spot in the quarterfinal round. Read more »

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Ursuline Academy set to induct six distinguished alums March 11

February 26th, 2018 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese Tags:

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WILMINGTON – Ursuline Academy will induct six women into its Distinguished Alumnae Hall of Fame during a ceremony March 11 at the school.

According to Ursuline, these graduates have “brought distinction to our school through their talents as demonstrated in their career and/or throughout the community.” The honorees also encourage current students to live the Ursuline motto, “Serviam,” or “I will serve.”

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Salesianum earns 18th swim title in past 20 years; Dickson leads Ursuline to second-place showing

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NEWARK – Salesianum won four events and added six other top-three finishes to capture the state swimming and diving state championship Feb. 24 at the Rawstrom Natatorium at the University of Delaware. For the Sals, it was their second consecutive title and 18th in the past 20 years.

The individual standout for the Sals was senior Andrew Halberg, who won the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints and was part of the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay. Those wins, plus points provided by a deep roster, allowed Salesianum to finish with 340 points, 83 ahead of second-place Charter School of Wilmington. Conrad placed third with 217 points. Read more »

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Salesianum caps regular season with 16-point win at Concord

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BRANDYWINE HUNDRED – Salesianum built a 12-point halftime lead and went on to a 53-37 win at Concord as the regular season came to an end for both teams. For the Sals, the next step is the state tournament, while the Raiders look forward to next year. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth overcomes persistent Pandas in regular-season finale, 59-47

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth’s girls basketball team let Padua back into their game Feb. 20 time and time again, with the teams tied at 32 five minutes into the third quarter. But the Vikings went on a 7-0 run to end the quarter and built up an insurmountable lead on their way to a 59-47 Catholic Conference victory at the St. E Center. It was the regular-season finale for both teams. Read more »

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