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Schweizer family sticks to lacrosse tradition at St. Mark’s

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WILMINGTON — When it comes to the Schweizer family, there are two constants: St. Mark’s High School and lacrosse.

Rhett, the fifth of six Schweizer siblings and one of two boys, is a junior at the school and a mainstay on the lacrosse team, following in the footsteps of sisters Courtney, Taryn and Haley, and ahead of younger sister Kendra, an eighth-grader at Wilmington Christian School who will be a Spartan next fall. Read more »

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Boys sports schedules pick up as weather (possibly) warms

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The second full week of boys sports includes a lot of good games. Check the schools’ websites to see if the games are still on after this weekend’s rain.

 

Tuesday

Baseball

St. Thomas More at Delaware Military Academy, at Newark National Field, 3:45 p.m. The Ravens are off to a 1-0 start after a few games were postponed because of weather. DMA is 2-0 with a few blowout wins.

Archmere at Conrad, 3:45 p.m. The Auks are 2-0 on the young season and look to improve with a win over a team that beat St. Elizabeth and lost to St Georges.

Lacrosse

St. Mark’s at Tatnall, 3:45 p.m. The Spartans look to improve after the 1-3 start this season and their schedule does not get any easier. This is the Hornets’ opener and they would like nothing better than to beat the Spartans.

 

Wednesday

Lacrosse

Polytech at Archmere, 3:45 p.m. The Auks look to get to 5-0 on the season as they are winning convincingly thus far. This will be Polytech’s second game of the season and week and they would love a win over a top five team.

Baseball

Salesianum at Malvern Prep, 4 p.m. The Sals are 0-1 after a tough 5-4 loss to Caravel 5-4 last week. This is the Sals’ only out-of-state game this year.

 

Thursday

Lacrosse

Salesianum at Wilmington Friends, 4 p.m. The Sals play one of their four in-state teams this year. They can’t look past the Quakers with archrival St. Mark’s coming up on Saturday.

Baseball

St. Mark’s at Caesar Rodney, 4 p.m. The defending champs are off to a 2-0 start. This will be their first road game of the year against a Riders team that is 0-1 on the season.

Polytech at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.

Red Lion at St Thomas More, 4 p.m.

 

Friday

Baseball

Wilmington Charter at St. Elizabeth, 3:45 p.m. The Vikings are 0-2 on the year and look for their first win against a very good Force team playing its third game of the week.

 

Saturday

Lacrosse

Archmere at Cape Henlopen, 1:30 p.m.

Sallies at St. Mark’s, 7 p.m. This is a good place to be if you don’t have plans as the Sals-Spartans rivalry continues. It is one of two regular-season games this year.

Baseball

St. Elizabeth’s at Brandywine, 11:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Moore at Seaford, noon

Indian River at St. Mark’s, 1 p.m.

Sussex Central at Salesianum, 1 p.m.

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After weekend washout, high school girls sports kicks into gear

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Lets take a look at the second full week of girls spring sports after a weekend of rain-canceled games. Check the schools websites to see if the fields are ready for games this week.

 

Monday

Softball

Archmere at Delaware Military Academy, 4 p.m. The Auks are 1-1 on the young season and would like to get a road win over a conference rival.

Lacrosse

Ursuline at Dover, 7 p.m. The Raiders are 2-0 after a 13-12 win over Friends last week and would like a big road win. The Senators are 1-1.

 

Tuesday

Soccer

Delmarva Christian at St. Thomas More, 4:15 p.m. The Ravens are looking for their first win of the year while Delmarva is unbeaten at 3-0.

Archmere at Ursuline, at Hockessin Montessori School, 3:30 p.m. The Auks look to improve to 3-0, while the Raiders are 2-0-1.

Padua at St. Elizabeth, at Kirkwood Soccer Club, 3:30 p.m. Thee Pandas finally open the season as they try to defend their state title. The Vikings are 2-2 already, losing to two Catholic school teams, and need a big conference win.

Softball

St. Elizabeth at Padua, 3:45 p.m. The Vikings are looking for their first win but it won’t be easy against the 1-0 Pandas, who shut out Ursuline, 10-0, last week.

Ursuline at Mount Pleasant, 3:45 p.m. The 1-2 Raiders go for their second win against the 2-0 Green Knights.

Lacrosse

Sussex Tech at Archmere, 4 p.m. The Auks look to stay unbeaten against the 0-2 Ravens.

 

Thursday

Soccer

St. Mark’s at Caesar Rodney, 7 p.m. The Spartans try for three wins in three games against the Riders, who have 2 blowout wins so far.

Lacrosse

Archmere at Wilmington Friends 3:45 p.m.

Wilmington Charter at St. Mark’s, 3:45 p.m. The Spartans look to bounce back from a loss last week and pick up their third win. The Force are 1-0; this is their third game in four days.

Softball

Archmere at Brandywine, 3:45 p.m.

St. Mark’s at Caesar Rodney, 4 p.m.

Padua at Polytech, 4:15 p.m.

 

Friday

Softball

St. Thomas More at Dickinson, 4 p.m. The Ravens finally play their season opener.

McKean at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.

Soccer

Archmere at Red Lion, 3:45 p.m.

Ursuline at McKean, 3:30 p.m.

Padua at St Andrews, 4 p.m.

Lacrosse

Ursuline (Del.) vs. Ursuline (NY.) in St. Louis, Mo., 3:30 p.m.

 

Saturday

Lacrosse

Ursuline (Del.) vs Ursuline (Mo.), 9 a.m.

Ursuline (Del.) vs Ursuline (Mass.), noon

Red Lion at St. Mark’s, noon

Cape Henlopen at Archmere, noon

Softball

Ursuline at Delcastle, 11 a.m.

Padua at Hodgson, 11 a.m.

Indian River at St. Mark’s, 1 p.m.

Soccer

Delmarva Christian at Archmere, noon

Sanford at St. Mark’s, 1 p.m.

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Padua to honor ‘The Blind Side’ inspiration at annual dinner

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WILMINGTON – Leigh Anne Tuohy, the inspiration behind the hit motion picture “The Blind Side,” will be the honoree at fifth annual Padua Academy Dinner in Honor of Women’s Achievement, which will be held April 10 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.

Tuohy is the adoptive parent of Michael Oher, an offensive tackle with the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans. He signed with the Titans in mid-March after spending the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens. Oher was homeless in Memphis when he moved in with Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy and their two children. Read more »

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School and student news

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Statue at Christ the Teacher honors deceased student

GLASGOW – Christ the Teacher School has a new addition, a statue of St. Joseph, that was dedicated in the memory of a student who died last Aug. 12 in a motor-vehicle accident near Smyrna. Read more »

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Padua cheerleaders add national titles to win in state competition

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WILMINGTON – The Padua Academy cheerleading team has been around for just three years, yet the squad has found success almost immediately. Read more »

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Ursuline students contribute to Leader Dogs for the Blind

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WILMINGTON — The first-graders at Ursuline Academy’s Lower School demonstrated the meaning of the school’s motto, “Serviam,” on March 24, presenting an organization that trains service dogs for the blind with a check for $368.

The students raised the money on their own both at homes and by donations for a dress-down day at school.

Lion Carroll Jackson greets students in Ursuline’s Lower School, where he visited March 24 with his leader dog Hunter. First-graders raised money to support the Lions Club’s effort to raise money for the training of guide dogs for the blind. wwwDonBlakePhotography.com

Layla Adeleke said she earned her money by helping with the laundry and other chores at home.

“It was important to help the people who are blind,” she said.

The fundraising was part of the Serviam Project in the early childhood program and Lower School. Each grade is assigned a month in which it runs a service initiative “in order to create a sense of empathy for others and empower our children to see that they can make a difference,” the school said.

The first- through third-grade students took some time out of class to hear from Carroll Jackson, a field representative for Leader Dogs for the Blind. He and his dog, Hunter, travel the country explaining what service dogs do and why they are important. The Lions Club of Delaware, which works with Leader Dogs, sponsored the visit.

Jackson, who lives in Illinois, told the students he used to be a teacher, principal and superintendent. “All of my pupils were just like me. They couldn’t see a thing.”

Two of the biggest obstacles for the blind are communication and mobility, he said. When you are blind, you tend to rely on the other four senses. His students learned in which direction they were walking from feeling the sun on a certain side of their bodies, tapping a cane to detect objects or to listen for echoes, or by memory.

One of the ways they overcome those obstacles is with dogs like Hunter, who are trained extensively to help with tasks that most of us take for granted, like crossing a street or finding a chair. Jackson’s students were able to get a guide dog of their own when they turned 16.

“They could learn to use their dog when they were in high school,” he said.

The dogs start training as puppies and have a “career” that lasts eight to 10 years, Jackson said.

One thing that really impressed first-grader Leah Horgan about Hunter was that “he knows how to cross streets and knows when to stop.”

Leah said she made her bed, cleaned her room and shoveled snow to earn money to give the Leader Dog program.

Jackson took a few questions from the students. One wanted to know why, if he was blind, he wore glasses.

“My wife says it makes me look more intelligent,” he joked. The real reason, he said, is that they make him more inconspicuous.

Hunter and other service dogs are found wherever people can go. He accompanies Jackson to restaurants and hotels, and “he’s been on 409 airplane flights.”

Throughout the presentation, Hunter appeared to be taking it all in stride, laying silently on the stage next to Jackson. The students learned that they should never pet a service dog. That was no problem for Layla.

“I’m allergic to dogs,” she said.

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It’s a busy week in girls sports around the diocese

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Here is the girls’ high school sports schedule for the first full week of spring sports. This all depends on the weather, including the chance of snow this afternoon. Read more »

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Mixed results for Catholic schools in spring sports openers

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Spring sports kicked off over the weekend. We’ll start with baseball.

St. Elizabeth was on the wrong end of a 3-0 decision at home vs. Conrad on Saturday. Conrad pitcher Mike Awtry threw the complete game, giving up three hits and striking out eight. St. Elizabeth pitcher Jared Harrison surrendered three runs in five innings and had one of his team’s three hits, a double. Read more »

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A preview of the first full week of boys spring sports

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The first full week of games kicks off this week and here is the boys’ preview of games and matches this week. As always outdoor sports are weather-permitting, so check the school’s website.

This afternoon, Appoquinimink visits St. Mark’s for a boys lacrosse game at 3:45 p.m. The Spartans are coming off a tough 7-5 loss to an out-of-state team over the weekend. It is Appo’s first game of the season; they lost in the first round of last season’s tournament to the Spartans, 15-5. Read more »

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