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Tower Hill field hockey remains unbeaten with win over Auks

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WILMINGTON – Tower Hill celebrated Senior Night on Oct. 30 before its nonconference field hockey game against Archmere. Once the game started, however, it was a sophomore who gave the Hillers the lead they would never relinquish in a 4-1 triumph.

The game had a special feel even before it started. Not only did Tower Hill recognize its 12 seniors, it also honored the Auks eight. Temporary lights were brought in for the occasion, making it the first night game ever at the school’s Richardson Field. And the Hillers were determined to maintain their perfect record. Read more »

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Soccer regular season concludes, while football powers collide at Baynard

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It’s crunch time for soccer, as the regular season ends Thursday, and playoff seeding will be announced before the end of the week. The Division II tournament begins Saturday, with St. Mark’s and Archmere likely participants. The Division I tournament, headed by Salesianum, kicks off next week. Football, meanwhile, features a matchup of two of the state’s best in a highly anticipated matchup. Read more »

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Field hockey reaches last week of regular season, while volleyball playoffs have arrived

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Field hockey enters the final week of the regular season with several games that have been rescheduled from earlier in the year, while five Catholic school teams get ready for the volleyball state tournament. Padua is the No. 1 seed in that event. Read more »

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Pandas complete volleyball regular season with tough win at Ursuline

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WILMINGTON – Inside a sold-out, electric gymnasium Oct. 26 at Ursuline Academy, the bodies were flying as the host Raiders and their top-ranked archrival, Padua, put on a volleyball show worthy of a late-round tournament match. The No. 2 Raiders played tough on Senior Night, but the Pandas completed an unbeaten regular season with a 3-1 victory.

The set scores were 25-11, 18-25, 25-20, and 25-21. Read more »

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‘We want to dream big’

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St. Elizabeth School president envisions new Canby Park as an upgrade for both school and community

 

WILMINGTON — The president of St. Elizabeth School has high hopes for plans to transform adjacent Canby Park, and he is confident any objections from neighbors can be overcome.

Joe Papili, a 1979 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, is excited about preliminary plans shared with the community earlier this month. The school proposes revitalizing the park, adding several turf athletic fields, expanding and upgrading basketball and tennis courts; adding a walking trail; installing an upgraded playground; increasing parking; and perhaps even bringing a dog park to the property. Read more »

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Catholic schools’ 2017 roll call: Diocesan schools adding ‘recruitment and retention’ efforts to strong ‘faith and academics’ mission

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The number of students enrolled in Catholic schools declined by 285 from last year, according to the diocesan schools office, and while that is a cause for concern, the superintendent and several principals said the figures are only part of Catholic education.

The numbers are recorded annually using the enrollment as of Sept. 30. This year, 9,799 children are enrolled in Catholic education — including parish early education programs — compared with 10,084 in 2016-17.

Most of the schools are within a few students of last year’s numbers, while some have seen significant drops. A number of schools have seen increases. Read more »

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Pandas remain unbeaten with sweep of Spartans on volleyball Senior Night

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WILMINGTON – Padua’s seniors had a successful final volleyball home match on Oct. 24, fighting off a quality St. Mark’s squad in a 3-0 sweep. The Pandas took the match by scores of 25-16, 28-26, and 25-19.

Match point was delivered, naturally, by senior Emily Jarome, who crushed a ball set by her classmate, Emma Lucey. Jarome finished the evening with 20 kills and 13 digs, while Jess Molen added 17 kills and 11 digs. Katie McGonigal led the Pandas with 17 digs. Read more »

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Pandas grind out 2-0 win over Raiders

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WILMINGTON – Padua and Ursuline had to wait almost the entire season to meet on the field hockey pitch thanks to a rainout earlier this month. When they finally got together on Oct. 23, the Pandas had a slight edge, taking a 2-0 win at Serviam Field.

Katie Buczik and Ashlee Brentlinger scored for Padua, which improved to 10-1. The Pandas are ranked second in Division I by 302Sports.com. Read more »

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Playoff pictures still unclear as soccer, football roll on

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Soccer begins its final 10 days of the regular season on Monday, while the football campaign enters week eight with a bunch of variables clouding the postseason picture. Read more »

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Field hockey, volleyball enter final full week of regular season

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Field hockey enters its final full week of the regular season, although games will continue through Nov. 2. Volleyball wraps up on Saturday with a matinee featuring Ursuline and St. Mark’s, the fourth huge match of the week between Catholic schools. Read more »

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