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Fears growing in Hispanic migrant community

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The woman calmly talked with Sister Eileen Eager at Catholic Charities’ Seton Center, requesting help to update her children’s passports.

It was a simple request, typical of many forms she and her fellow Sister of Charity, Cecilia McManus, help the Spanish-speaking population of Somerset County fill out. But the simplicity belied a deep-set fear in the Hispanic community here of late. Read more »

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Red Wolves’ first half too much for Spartans girls to overcome

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MILLTOWN – The young Conrad Red Wolves scored 31 first-half points and held off St Mark’s, 57-33, on Feb. 16.  The Conrad victory took some of the shine off of the senior night celebration for the Spartans’ Emily Coyle and Hailey Langan.

basketballThe Red Wolves jumped out to a 12-0 lead as freshman Julie Kulesza hit a deep three-pointer and two foul shots. Jordan Rook and Alyssa Faville each hit three-pointers in that opening run. Kulesza added six more first-quarter points as she connected on another triple, then had an old-fashioned three-point play to give the Red Wolves an 18-4 lead.

The Red Wolves got eight second-quarter points from Faville, and Kulesza hit another three as they grabbed a 31-12 lead at the break.

The Spartans played better in the second half as four players made three-point shots, and they played the Red Wolves close to even. Julie Kulesza added four points in the third quarter, while her sister Stefanie had six fourth-quarter points. Coyle and Langan hit three-pointers in the fourth for the Spartans.

Coyle led the Spartans with six points as they finished the season at 5-15. The Red Wolves (18-1) got 18 points from Julie Kulesza and 13 from Faville. They host A.I. DuPont on Wednesday at 5 p.m. to wrap up the regular season.

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Raiders sink nine three-point shots to defeat Sanford in showdown of top teams

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WILMINGTON – In the most anticipated game on the Delaware girls high school basketball schedule this regular season, Ursuline proved once again why it is deserving of the top spot in the rankings. The Raiders overcame a six-point deficit after one quarter with lethal long-distance shooting to defeat No. 2 Sanford, 50-40, on Feb. 16.

The Raiders (17-1) drilled nine three-point shots against the Warriors, five by junior guard Maggie Connolly. Four of Ursuline’s distance shots came during a second quarter in which Ursuline outscored Sanford, 21-9, to take a 35-29 lead into halftime. Read more »

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St. Ann School welcomes furry green visitor

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WILMINGTON — Students at St. Ann’s School got to travel back in time on Feb. 7 with the help of a special friend. The Phillie Phanatic visited Wilmington to help tell the story in his book, “The Phillie Phanatic’s Philadelphia Story.”

The Phanatic came to St. Ann’s because the fifth grade performed superbly in the “Phanatic About Reading” challenge. Lots of red was visible in the gymnasium when the furry green visitor from the Galapagos Islands entered to loud applause and cheering. Read more »

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Brown brothers combine for 31 in Sals win over Quakers

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WILMINGTON – Paul Brown scored 19 points and his younger brother Jack added 12 to lead Salesianum to a 57-47 home win over Wilmington Friends in nonconference basketball on Feb. 14.

The Sals got off to a fast start as Paul Brown scored the team’s first five points. Jack Brown then hit back-to-back three-pointers to help Salesianum to an early 11-5 lead. It was 15-9 at the end of one quarter, and the Sals began the second stanza on a roll. Jack Brown drained a three, and Chris Cohill tipped in a missed shot to extend the lead to 22-13 with 6:46 left in the half. Paul Brown added his own triple before the horn, and Salesianum led, 27-20 at the break. Read more »

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Big second quarter carries Auks girls past DMA

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WILMINGTON – Archmere used a big second quarter to earn a significant road win against Delaware Military Academy in Diamond State Athletic Conference girls basketball on Feb. 14. The Auks scored 22 second-quarter points while holding the Seahawks to just six to take control on their way to a 48-29 triumph.

The Auks were trailing, 14-13, early in the second when they started a 19-2 run. Senior Danaziah Brown hit a three-pointer, followed by a steal and a layup. Junior Sydney Niumataiwalu converted an old-fashioned three-point play, and Brown drained another three. Then freshman Madison Stewart scored four straight before Amanda Denning scored to make it 32-16 at halftime. Read more »

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Sals, Ursuline move closer to swimming tournament with wins over Mount Pleasant

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WILMINGTON – With just under two weeks remaining until the state championship meet, defending champions Ursuline and Salesianum added victories over Mount Pleasant to their dual-meet records on Feb. 13 at P.S. DuPont Middle School. The Raiders won all but two events in a 104-66 win, while the Sals counted on their depth to take down the Green Knights’ boys, 87-71. Read more »

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Girls schedule features No. 1 hosting No. 2, other intriguing matchups

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This is the last full week of games and we have the top two ranked teams meeting head-to-head, and some other key matchups as the tournament nears.

Tuesday
basketballArchmere (12-6) at Delaware Military Academy (11-7), 5:15 p.m. The Auks finish the regular season with two tough games on back-to-back nights. The Seahawks lost to the Auks in their season opener and look for revenge on their home floor.
St. Elizabeth (9-7) at William Penn (9-8), 5:15 p.m. The Vikings look to spoil senior night for the Colonials and get some momentum as the state tournament looms.
St. Mark’s (4-14) at Wilmington Charter (6-11), 6:30 p.m.
Concord (13-2) at Padua (5-11), 7:30 p.m. The Pandas have won two straight, but now they face the seventh-ranked Raiders, who are undefeated on the road this year.
Wednesday
Archmere at A.I. DuPont (14-4), 6:15 p.m. The ninth-ranked Auks travel to the eighth-ranked Tigers looking for the road win in their regular-season finale.
Padua at Caravel (11-5), 7:15 p.m. The Pandas look to upset the fourth-ranked Buccaneers and spoil their senior night.
Thursday
Conrad (16-1) at St Mark’s, 3:45 p.m. The Spartans face the Red Wolves on senior day looking to upset the sixth-ranked team.
Glasgow (5-11) at St. Thomas More (11-6), 5 p.m. The Ravens look for the win on senior night.
Sanford (16-2) at Ursuline (16-1), 7 p.m. The top-ranked Raiders host the No. 2 Warriors; both teams are undefeated in the state. The Raiders guards have been great this year while the young Warriors can score early and often.  Get tickets in advance, and arrive early to find parking.
Saturday
Padua at St Elizabeth, 1:45 p.m.
St. Andrews (3-11) at St. Thomas More 3 p.m. 
Caravel at Ursuline, 7 p.m. The Raiders get the fourth-ranked Buccaneers in another premier matchup. This is the Raiders’ last home game of the regular season.
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Boys hoops enters final full week with tournament berths, seeding on the line

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The boys’ basketball season is in its last full week of the season, and it’s a great week to be a basketball fan with many great games on tap.
Tuesday
Jemicy at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.

Wilmington Christian (2-16) at Archmere (7-9), 6:15 p.m. The Auks looked good in a tough road loss at Red Lion and has come on strong after a slow start. This starts a busy week against tough competiton.

basketballWilmington Charter (4-13) at St. Mark’s (11-5), 7:30 p.m. The Spartans look for the home win against a Force team that plays hard and just hasn’t been able to win a close game.
Friends (10-6) at Salesianum (12-5), 7:30 p.m. The Quakers almost pulled out a win against the Vikings now they look to end the Sals’ hot stretch as they have won six of seven.
St. Thomas More (14-3) at DAPSS (5-11), 7:45 p.m. The second-ranked Ravens look to remain undefeated in state and win their 13th in a row.
Wednesday
Archmere at St. Elizabeth (10-7), 7:15 p.m. The Vikings ended a two-game losing streak with an overtime win vs. Friends and now faces an Auks team that plays them tough.
Thursday
Wilmington Charter at St. Elizabeth, 7:15 p.m.
Delcastle (7-9) at St. Mark’s, 7:15 p.m.
Friday
Newark Charter (13-5) at Archmere, 6:15 p.m. The Auks look for an upset on senior night as they fight for a spot in the state tournament.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Cristo Rey, 7 p.m.
Saturday
St. Elizabeth at Appoquinimink (11-5), 3 p.m. The Vikings end the season on the road looking for a signature win before the tournament starts.
Salesianum at Sussex Tech (5-12) 3 p.m.
St. Mark’s at Middletown (6-10), 7:15 p.m.

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Vikings outlast Quakers in key boys basketball showdown

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth used a balanced scoring approach and a key field goal from Elijah Dockery to squeak by Wilmington Friends, 64-61, in a key nonconference boys basketball showdown on Feb. 11. The win ended a two-game losing streak for the Vikings and a stretch of four losses in their last six games.

It was tied at 11 after one quarter, but St. Elizabeth took over in the second. Dockery hit Jordan Money for a perfect alley-oop dunk, and David Hazelton followed with a couple of field goals, and the Vikings took a 26-19 halftime lead. Read more »

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