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Schmeusser nets 200th as Ursuline lacrosse wins big at Friends

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ALAPOCAS – Senior Brooke Schmeusser scored five goals, including her 200th career tally, in the Ursuline Raiders’ 17-7 girls lacrosse win over Friends on March 24. She came into the game needing four to reach the milestone. Read more »

Raiders score five second-half goals in shutout win, improve to 2-0

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WILMINGTON – After a fairly even first half, Ursuline turned up the pressure and controlled the play. The Raiders scored five second-half goals on their way to a 6-0 shutout of St. Mark’s in girls soccer March 24 at Serviam Field. Read more »

Sals pull away from Brandywine, win 18th straight in volleyball

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BRANDYWINE HUNDRED – Salesianum brought its veteran volleyball team to Brandywine on March 23, to meet the host Bulldogs, whose program is in its first season. The Sals shook off a tough challenge from the newcomers in the first set and won going away in three sets. It was the Sals’s 18th consecutive win over the past two seasons.

Salesianum (1-0) entered this season with a 60-6-1 record over the past three years, including a 17-0 record and the New Castle County championship last season, when they dropped just two sets. But that didn’t seem to matter in the early going to Brandywine, who defeated Mount Pleasant on the road earlier in the week in the team’s inaugural match. Read more »

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Coyle’s big day at plate helps Spartans past Vikings in softball

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WILMINGTON – Senior Emily Coyle had two hits and four runs batted in to lead the St. Mark’s Spartans to an 8-7 win over the St. Elizabeth Vikings on March 23 at Canby Park. The game was moved from St Mark’s to Canby because of last week’s snowstorm and has resulted in the Spartans playing three games in as many days. Read more »

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Defending champion Caravel too strong for Archmere in girls soccer opener

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BEAR – Caravel, the defending Division II girls soccer state champion, opened the season strong with a 2-0 win over Archmere on March 22.

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Archmere senior Leah DaCosta plays the ball past a Caravel defender in Wednesday night’s game, won by the Buccaneers, 2-0. (The Dialog/Jason Winchell)

On a cold evening, the Buccaneers controlled the play in the first half behind the play of sophomore Summer Stewart, junior Karli Cauley and senior Megan Bailey. The Bucs had five first-half corner kicks but couldn’t beat Auks keeper Kyra Giakas. She had four saves in the half, allowing Archmere to go into intermission in a scoreless tie.

The Auks picked up their first corner of the game in the 45th minute, but they could not convert. Caravel finally scored the first goal as Marie Pennington connected off a corner kick in the 48th minute. The Buccaneers’ stout defense prevented Archmere from getting too many quality chances, and the home team struck again in the 72nd minute. This time, they converted on a counter-attack, with Stewart pounding the ball past a diving Giakas.

The Buccaneers (1-0) will host St. Georges Tech on Friday at 6 p.m., and the Auks travel to Wilmington Friends for a match Friday at 3:45 p.m.

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Bishop Malooly mourns passing of Baltimore’s Cardinal Keeler

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Bishop Malooly released the following statement March 23 on the death of Cardinal William Keeler, the 14th Archbishop of Baltimore:

 

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend and mentor, Cardinal Keeler. I served with him in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 18 years as his vicar general and moderator of the curia. We communicated daily, in person or by phone, for all of those years. He was a model shepherd, brilliant teacher, and tireless advocate for interfaith bonds, the sanctity of life, and Catholic education. He was a thoughtful, considerate, and humble man who will be missed dearly.

Cardinal Keeler in 2010 (CNS photo)

Cardinal Keeler in 2010 (CNS photo)

“I offer my heart-felt condolences to Cardinal Keeler’s sister, Julia; his niece, Julie; and his extended family. I join with Archbishop Lori, the Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Cardinal Keeler’s countless friends around the world as we pray that he may enter the joy of his eternal Master to receive the rewards of his labors.”

Bishop Malooly, a native of Baltimore, was ordained to the priesthood in 1970. He has served as parish priest, retreat house administrator, chancellor, vicar general and auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Baltimore until July 7, 2008, when Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Malooly the ninth Bishop of Wilmington. He was installed to that post on Sept. 8, 2008.

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From Catholic News Service:

Cardinal Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 86

BALTIMORE — Cardinal William H. Keeler, the retired archbishop of Baltimore who was known for his vital role in ecumenical and interreligious relations, died early March 23 at St. Martin’s Home for the Aged in the Baltimore suburb of Catonsville. He was 86.

The Baltimore archdiocese said funeral arrangements were being finalized.

“One of the great blessings in my life was coming to know Cardinal Keeler,” said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori in a statement. “Cardinal Keeler will be greatly missed. I am grateful to the Little Sisters for their devoted care for the cardinal.”

Cardinal Keeler was the bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, when he was appointed the 14th archbishop of Baltimore in 1989. Pope John Paul II made him a cardinal in 1994. He retired in 2007. As president of the U.S. bishops’ conference from 1992-95, he participated in a wide range of national and international issues.

Baltimore Cardinal William H. Keeler speaks from the floor of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops fall general meeting in Washington Nov. 11 in this 2003 file photo. (CNS photo by Paul Haring) (Nov. 12, 2003)

Baltimore Cardinal William H. Keeler speaks from the floor of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops fall general meeting in Washington Nov. 11 in this 2003 file photo. (CNS photo by Paul Haring) (Nov. 12, 2003)

As part of his work with what is now the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Keeler developed a reputation for effectively building interfaith bonds. He is particularly noted for his work in furthering Catholic-Jewish dialogue. He was appointed moderator of Catholic-Jewish Relations for the USCCB.

Cardinal Keeler’s death leaves the College of Cardinals with 223 members, 17 of whom are from the United States. The College of Cardinals has 117 members under the age of 80 and eligible to vote in a conclave.

Archbishop Lori remarked on “the respect and esteem” in which the late prelate was held by his brother bishops, and praised his leadership in Jewish-Catholic relations and in Orthodox-Catholic relations. Archbishop Lori also said he was known for his “prowess as a church historian” and had a “deep love and respect for the history and heritage of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.”

Cardinal Keeler was an ardent promoter of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the sanctity of all human life. He twice served as chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities and testified at all levels of government on legislation ranging from abortion to euthanasia to capital punishment.

 

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Schweizer scores six as Spartans open girls lacrosse with a win

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MILLTOWN – Junior Kendra Schweizer scored six goals to lead St Mark’s past Archmere, 16-10, in the season opener in girls lacrosse for both teams on March 22. It was a cold afternoon, but both teams’ offenses were on fire early. Read more »

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Filliben, Mench among Delaware Sports Hall of Fame inductees

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WILMINGTON — Two Catholic high school graduates are among the 10 athletes, coaches and officials who will be inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame at its 42nd banquet on May 16 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Vince Filliben, who coached multiple sports at Archmere Academy for 31 years, and Kevin Mench, a graduate of St. Mark’s High School and former Major League Baseball slugger, join eight others going into the hall.

Filliben was a fixture at Archmere as a student and coach. He graduated in 1947, having been an outstanding athlete in football, basketball and baseball. Following his graduation, he starred at Drexel in basketball and baseball and played three seasons of minor-league baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. Read more »

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Father Greenfield, Oblates’ provincial, to be president of DeSales University

March 22nd, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese, Vocations

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Father James J. Greenfield, provincial of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales since 2008, has been elected the fourth president of DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., effective next Jan. 1, the university announced March 16.

Father Greenfield, 55, a member of the university’s board of trustees for nearly 15 years, will be the first alumnus of DeSales to become its president. He graduated from what was then called Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales in 1984 with a degree in politics. He succeeds Oblate Father Bernard F. O’Connor, who has served since 1999. Read more »

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Sabres baseball kicks off spring sports for boys schools

March 20th, 2017 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth

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The spring sports season is scheduled to start this Wednesday, with that ever-present phrase, “weather permitting,” hanging over everything. There are some key early season matchups.

Baseball

Tuesday

St. John’s Catholic Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.), 4 p.m.

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Archmere at Newark, 3:45 p.m. The Auks open the season with the first of five straight road games. The Auks look for another state tournament berth.

Concord at St. Elizabeth, 3:45 p.m. The Vikings aim to improve on last season’s 9-9 finish and make a run for the postseason.

St. Mark’s at Hodgson, 4 p.m. The defending champs open the season on the road against a good Silver Eagles team.

Thursday

St. Andrews at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m.

Chapelgate Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.), 4 p.m.

Saturday

Salesianum at Mount Pleasant, 11 a.m. The Sals open the season on the road with a Saturday morning game.

Caesar Rodney at St. Mark’s, 1 p.m.

Lacrosse

Tuesday

Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.) at St. Paul’s, 4:15 p.m.

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St. Mark’s at Archmere, 4 p.m. The Auks, ranked third in the state, face a tough Spartans team to open the season.

Thursday

St. Elizabeth at Red Lion, 4 p.m. The Vikings open the season with two tough road games this week.

Friday

Salesianum at Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.), time TBA. The defending champions and top-ranked team open the season on the road against a good Sabres squad.

Saturday

St. Elizabeth at Caravel, 12:15 p.m.

Archmere at Polytech, 12:30 p.m.

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