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Auks girls rebound with big hoops win at A.I.

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GREENVILLE – Two days after their five-game winning streak was ended decisively by Caravel, the Archmere Auks girls basketball team responded with authority, defeating A.I. DuPont, 51-20, Saturday afternoon.

Archmere (12-5) jumped on the Tigers early as senior Katelyn Payne converted two early steals into layups as the Auks took a 6-0 lead. She scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the opening stanza, including another layup in transition that made it 12-2 with 2:36 to go. At the end of one, it was 16-4 Auks.

The rest of the team chipped in as well as the game wore on. Eleven Auks would make the score sheet as this one was never close. Freshman Camryn Howarth had a particularly effective second quarter, when she scored all five of her points. Senior Amanda Olsen had six points, all in the third.

Next up for the Auks is Wilmington Charter on Tuesday on the road at 3:30 p.m. The Force are 12-3. A.I., which fell to 8-8, looks to rebound at Appoquinimink on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.

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Archmere students develop app they hope will save lives

February 7th, 2014 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese, Youth Tags: ,

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Staff reporter

 

CLAYMONT — When Typhoon Haiyan decimated the Philippines in November, residents and others caught up in its destruction found their cell phones rendered useless because tele- communications infrastructure was gone. A group of students from Archmere Academy saw an opportunity amid the tragedy to alleviate this kind of situation in the future.

Five boys – juniors Andrew Hurst, Christian Kraft and Nick McIntyre, and sophomores Joseph Spall and Greg McCord – developed coNextGen for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a nationwide contest for middle and high school students to apply their knowledge and creativity to address a need or problem in their community. Archmere’s team, under the guidance of computer science teacher Jared Campbell, won the Delaware competition before being eliminated in the regional round. Read more »

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Top-ranked Sals take control early, defeat No. 7 Mount Pleasant, 56-43

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WILMINGTON – Brian O’Neill continued his strong play, leading a balanced scoring attack for Salesianum as the Sals defeated Mount Pleasant, 56-42, Thursday night in Wilmington. The 6-7 forward powered his way to 17 points, one of three Sals in double figures, as the team won its fifth in a row to improve to 14-2 this season.

Salesianum broke open a close game midway through the first quarter, turning an 8-7 lead into 17-7, with much of the credit going to O’Neill, who scored eight points in the stanza. The Sals also got a boost from junior guard Shane Clark, who hit a three-point shot 10 seconds into the game and then started the nine-point run with another trey. Read more »

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Local high school grads in the news

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Delle Donne named Special Olympics ambassador

WILMINGTON – Elena Delle Donne, the Wilmington native and the reigning WNBA rookie of the year, has been named a global ambassador for Special Olympics, according to her alma mater, Ursuline Academy.

The announcement will be made tomorrow with Delle Donne appearing at Ursuline via Google+ from Chicago, where she plays with the Sky. Delle Donne then will take questions from Ursuline students about her basketball career and her new role with Special Olympics. Read more »

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St. Mary Magdalen students help feed the hungry

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WILMINGTON – Community service became a school project Jan. 29 at St. Mary Magdalen, where, for the fifth year, the student body and faculty joined together to help out the less fortunate. The school spent part of the morning preparing food for the Emmanuel Dining Room, then gathered in the afternoon to hear about the work done at the three dining room locations.

It was an impressive undertaking, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The students and their families made 70 pounds of baked ziti, 40 pounds of fruit salad, 300 cupcakes and 149 brown-bag lunches for the Emmanuel Dining Room on Jackson Street in Wilmington. There were also 100 fleece scarves made by teacher Clare Moore, along with 120 goodie bags with coloring books, crayons and stickers. Read more »

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Stock the Pantry: Catholic Charities’ food drive stocks pantries to meet emergency needs in winter

February 6th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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At this time of year when many economically beset families are forced to decide between spending on eating or heating, Catholic Charities Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington, is asking all communities to “Stock the Pantry” by contributing nonperishable food goods so the agency can meet the high demand for emergency food distributions.

“The economic reality today is that many of our neighbors are choosing between buying food and making their rent, mortgage, or utility payment,” said Richelle Vible, Catholic Charities’ executive director. “The benefit reduction from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also harms low-income households already at risk of going hungry. The donations of food that we receive from our neighbors helps us meet the increasing demand we are experiencing. We continue to need your support.”

The food drive will continue throughout February. Donors can drop off food and grocery store gift cards at Catholic Charities locations during business hours. Read more »

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Student and school news

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Padua partners with Wharton School on entrepreneurship

WILMINGTON – Padua Academy is collaborating with Keith Weigelt, a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania to offer an entrepreneurship this summer. The program will be open to students at area parochial and private high schools.

Weigelt has created a program called “Entrepreneur in the Classroom,” which teaches business literacy and aims to ignite a sense of entrepreneurship in the students, according to Padua. The one-week curriculum covers business plan ideas, competitive environments, sales and marketing, pricing stragegies, operations, human resources, management, and accounting. Read more »

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Ursuline takes control early, cruises to basketball win over Padua

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WILMINGTON – Perhaps the Ursuline Raiders remembered their last game against Padua, a 57-49 win on Dec. 19. The Pandas were within four points going into the fourth quarter and played Ursuline closer than any other Delaware opponent except St. Elizabeth. Or maybe that game was the furthest thing from their minds.

Whatever the case, top-ranked Ursuline made sure there would be no repeat, jumping out to a big lead in the first quarter and not letting up, defeating the Pandas, 60-33. The Raiders received 18 points each from Adrianna Hahn and Kailyn Kampert. Hahn scored 15 of her points in the first half, while Kampert did most of her damage – 12 points – in the third quarter. Read more »

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Auks’ girls win fifth straight with upset of No. 4 St. Elizabeth

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WILMINGTON — Senior Katelyn Payne scored eight of Archmere’s 10 points in overtime, including a pair of clutch free throws with five seconds left to lead the unranked Auks to a 45-42 win at No. 4 St. Elizabeth on Tuesday night at the St. E Center. It was the Auks’ fifth win in a row and ended St. Elizabeth’s four-game winning streak.

The teams were close all night, with the biggest lead, five points, coming in overtime when Archmere went up, 40-35. Read more »

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After yet another weather delay, high school basketball resumes Tuesday

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Last week was an exciting week of games for the boys that saw No. 2 Salesianum beat No. 1 Sanford, and St Marks split a pair against Catholic schools. This week has the potential to be better. So let’s take a look at this week’s boys games.

Tuesday: St. Elizabeth at Archmere, 6:15 p.m. The Auks are looking for revenge against the Vikings, who handed Archmere its only in-state loss, 68-60, on Jan. 23. The Vikings (4-9) come in off a win over Smyrna in which they scored 93 points. Archmere is 13-2 and looking to extend a four-game winning streak. Read more »

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