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Key girls games mark last full week in January

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The last full week of January is filled with some very important games and a couple catholic showdowns as February approaches. Read more »

Boys hoops features some of state’s best in Sanford, Caravel

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The boys’ basketball season is in full swing, and there are some big games this week. Read more »

David Hazelton Jr. of St. Elizabeth finishes four years as two-way standout

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WILMINGTON — Four years ago, David Hazelton Jr. was a student at Conrad School of Sciences and playing Catholic Youth Ministry basketball for St. Elizabeth, trying to decide where he would go to high school. He could have stayed at Conrad for high school, or perhaps the Charter School of Wilmington.

His father suggested he look at St. Elizabeth High School, although the younger Hazelton was not really interested. Read more »

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Archmere’s Patrick Udovich Jr. joins his father as DeLucia Award recipient

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CLAYMONT – When the all-state football teams were announced a month ago, a familiar name from Archmere Academy returned to the first team. There, among the best players Delaware high school had to offer was Patrick Udovich Jr.

That may have brought a sense of deja vu for longtime high school football fans. Thirty-two years ago, Udovich’s father, Patrick Sr., was also a first-team all-state selection on offense, defense and special teams. The younger Udovich was happy to keep the family legacy going, getting the honor for his work at fullback, but prouder about what it says about Archmere football. Read more »

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Ocean Pines students visit developmental center

MBS choir.WEBOCEAN PINES, Md. — Middle school choir and dance students from Most Blessed Sacrament School in Ocean Pines, Md., recently visited the Worcester County Developmental Center in Newark, Md. There, they received a tour of the facilities, presented a Christmas program with music and dancing, and sang carols with the clients.

 

 

 

 

Fundraiser benefits Make-A-Wish

BRANDYWINE HUNDRED — Before the Christmas break, St. Edmond’s Academy held a week of fundraising for Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. The students raised $4,384 for the foundation, well above the goal of $650.

Organized by the student council, the boys at St. Edmond’s bought Make-A-Wish bracelets and pretzels, and they held an ugly Christmas sweater contest. The school administration had promised to take a pie in the face from the contest winners if the $650 goal was reached.

“The school implemented a weeklong fundraiser that had amazing results and will help support our mission to fulfill wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions,” said Dennis J. Heron, president and CEO of the local Make-A-Wish foundation.

 

Ten players selected for Blue-Gold football

Ten players from the four Catholic football-playing high schools have been named to the roster for the 2017 DFRC Blue-Gold Football Game. They are all members of the Blue team, which is most of the high schools above the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. All of the players are seniors who have been nominated by their coaches.

The game will be played June 17 at Delaware Stadium. Opening ceremonies begin at 5 p.m.

Archmere: Patrick Udovich

St. Elizabeth: David Hazelton, Mickey Henry

St. Mark’s: David Balint, A.J. McGonigle, Billy Sullivan

Salesianum: Josh Patrick, Randy Sinnott, Bill Stradley, Zeb Wright.

 

Salesianum grad going to Delaware basketball hall

NEWARK — Bruce Kelleher, a two-time state basketball player of the year while at Salesianum School, will be inducted into the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame on Jan. 28 in Newark.

Kelleher was named the state’s best high school player in 1956 and ’57. He went on to play at the University of Maryland. He played in 68 games for the Terps over three seasons (1959-60 to 1961-62), averaging 12.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

Six others will be inducted as well. They are Davinela Payne (Caravel Academy, La Salle University); Leon Wilson (De La Warr High School, Cheyney University); Kelly Wickes (William Penn, Temple); Tail Davis (William Penn, Virginia Union); former Glasgow coach Don Haman; and former official Mike Wynn.

The induction will take place over lunch, with ceremonies to begin at 11 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 654 S. College Ave., Newark. Tickets are available at debbhof.ticketleap.com/hof/.

 

Drive benefits Catholic Charities

Students at Academy of Dover Charter School recently held a pajama drive to benefit Catholic Charities. The kindergarten through fifth-grade students collected nearly 90 pairs of brand-new pajamas to help children in need. The Academy of Dover partners with an organization called Pajama Drive that works to provide new pajamas and books to help needy children have a nurturing bedtime. (Photo courtesy of the Academy of Dover Charter School)

Students at Academy of Dover Charter School recently held a pajama drive to benefit Catholic Charities. The kindergarten through fifth-grade students collected nearly 90 pairs of brand-new pajamas to help children in need. The Academy of Dover partners with an organization called Pajama Drive that works to provide new pajamas and books to help needy children have a nurturing bedtime. (Photo courtesy of the Academy of Dover Charter School)

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Holy Angels student begins blood drive for dad

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Honor Society project was personal mission to support those with rare blood disease

NEWARK – When Ryan Colasanti needed a service project for the Junior National Honor Society, the Holy Angels School eighth-grader made an ambitious decision. After all, not one student at the school will be allowed to participate.

Ryan is spearheading a blood drive to help people like his father, Ralph. The elder Colasanti lives with a type of thalassemia, or Cooleys anema, a group of blood disorders affecting the red blood cells. Ralph said it is similar to sickle cell anemia, but his red cells do not deform. His body produces red cells at a rapid pace, but they die quickly. Read more »

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Solid second half, strong free-throw shooting carry Sals past Spartans

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MILLTOWN – Down a point to St. Mark’s at halftime, the Salesianum boys basketball team felt pretty good about how they were playing and just needed some shots to start falling. That is precisely what happened in the third and fourth quarters as the Sals grabbed a road victory over the Spartans, 56-39, on Jan. 20.

The Spartans held an 18-17 advantage at the break, but that didn’t last long. Salesianum forward Paul Brown took the opening possession of the third quarter and converted an old-fashioned three-point play to give the Sals the lead for good. Brown wasn’t done, making two free throws and a field goal in the first minutes of the second half to push the Sals’ lead to 24-18. Those six points were part of a 13-2 run to open the third as the advantage grew to 30-20. Read more »

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Unusual activities fill school calendars for Catholic Schools Week

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Schools around the diocese are preparing for Catholic Schools Week, which will take place Jan. 29-Feb. 4. Here are events submitted by the schools.

St. Anthony of Padua’s week includes Teacher Appreciation Day and Silly Sock/Crazy Hat Day on Monday. There is a Knowledge Bowl on Tuesday. Wednesday is Spirit Day, Thursday brings Student Appreciation Day, and the annual volleyball game between eighth-graders and their parents will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Fournier Hall.

After an open house on Sunday, Catholic Schools Week kicks off at Most Blessed Sacrament with a presentation of “Science Is Everywhere!” by John Hadfield. He will present how people use science in everyday settings. There will be “Pastries for Parents” on Tuesday, with movies and games. “Religion Jeopardy” is scheduled for Wednesday. Thursday begins with Mass, followed by a talent show and work on a service project. Families will participate in a luncheon on Friday.

The week kicks off at Immaculate Conception on Sunday with Raffles and Waffles, with prizes including being principal for a day, lunch with the principal and baskets created by each grade. The biggest prize is a drone. There will be a color war on Wednesday, along with a geography bee. The talent show is Thursday at 6 p.m. The week will conclude with a blue-and-white rally at 1 p.m. Friday.

Good Shepherd School in Perryville, Md., has a few noteworthy events on the schedule. The Earth Balloon from the Delaware Children’s Museum will be at the school on Feb. 1, and all students will have a chance to explore it. Also, on Feb. 3, there will be a sock hop to end the sock service project, during which the students collect socks all week to donate to the homeless community.

At St. Peter Cathedral School in Wilmington, the week begins Monday with a prayer service. Emergency responders are invited to the school on Tuesday for a coffee break. Parents will visit for lunch on Wednesday on School Spirit Day, and students are asked to wear crazy socks and bring in socks to donate to St. Patrick’s.

Students at St. Mark’s High School will be collecting items for Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages filled with toiletries, snacks, and other items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to new recruits, veterans, first responders, wounded warriors, caregivers and service members deployed overseas. They also will travel to Holy Angels School for their annual Partner School Program, visiting classes at the school. In addition, the St. Mark’s chorus will perform.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School students are encouraged to bring in soup for the Ministry of Caring throughout the week, and they will make valentines for soldiers all week. At the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, the winning entry from an essay contest about what Catholic education has meant to eighth-graders at IHM will be read. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will go bowling on Monday. On Tuesday, students will have a living rosary in the gymnasium, and the talent show is scheduled for that day. Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite literary character on Wednesday, which is also the day of school bingo. Third through sixth grades are bowling on Thursday, while pre-kindergarten through second present “Peter Pan.”

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Vikings defense is key in girls hoops win over St. Mark’s

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MILLTOWN – The St. Elizabeth Vikings didn’t get the start they wanted in their girls basketball battle with St. Mark’s on Thursday night, but their defense saved them in a 44-34 Catholic Conference win.

The Vikings’ Alanna Speaks scored 10 seconds into the game, but it was the Spartans who jumped out to an 8-2 lead. Emily Coyle hit a three-pointer and Delaney Carey hit two layups on the press break. Read more »

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Former St. Matthew’s teacher Sister Antoinette Bosak dies at 94

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SCRANTON, Pa. – Sister M. Antoinette Boask, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Jan. 17 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 94 and had been a member of the IHM Sisters for 76 years. Read more »

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