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Goals from Buczik, Melia carry Pandas field hockey past Spartans

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WILMINGTON – St. Mark’s defense did a fine job bottling up the Padua offense for most of the first half of the teams’ Catholic Conference field hockey game Oct. 4 at Forbes Field. But the Pandas tallied once before halftime, then once more in the second half in a 2-0 win. Read more »

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Archmere Academy junior dies after car accident

October 3rd, 2017 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth Tags: , , ,

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CLAYMONT – The Archmere Academy community is mourning the passing of one of its own. Anthony Penna, a junior, succumbed Oct. 3 to injuries he suffered in an automobile accident the week prior.

Anthony, 17, and his sister Gabrielle, a sophomore at the school, were injured the morning of Sept. 29 when the

Anthony Penna

Jeep Liberty he was driving collided head-on with an Audi on Kennett Pike. The siblings, along with the driver of the Audi, were taken to Christiana Hospital.

According to the school, the Penna family decided to remove Anthony from life support. All his viable organs were donated to the Gift of Life Donor Program, as the teen had wished.

As word of the accident spread on Friday, schools from across Delaware announced their support for the family. Prayers were offered for Anthony and 16-year-old Gabrielle, known as Gabby, at each of Archmere’s sports events over the weekend, which was homecoming. Other schools had prayers as well. Anthony was a member of the varsity soccer team, which tied St. Mark’s on Saturday afternoon. Gabby is a member of the cross-country team.

After his death was announced, fellow Catholic schools posted messages of support on Twitter.

The Penna family acknowledged the “unbelievable support during this difficult time” through a statement released by Archmere.

In addition to soccer, Anthony also was a member of the lacrosse program. He also was a bass in the school’s acclaimed Mastersingers. At St. Edmond’s Academy in north Wilmington, he was active in athletics and also in band, choir and theater. At his parish, St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Greenville, he was an altar server, lector, cantor and a member of the church choir.

In addition to his sister, Anthony is survived by his parents, Robert and Melanie; his grandparents, Ann Abke of Phoenix and Robert and Tirsia Penna of Wynnewood, Pa.; and extended family.

A public viewing will take place Oct. 6 at the Patio at Archmere beginning at 5 p.m. The funeral Mass will be Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, with burial following immediately in the parish cemetery.

In memory of Anthony’s love of music, the family is establishing the Anthony Penna Foundation at St. Edmond’s and Archmere. Donations will be designated to the fine arts programs at both schools.

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Titanic soccer match stands out on boys schedule for the week

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It’s a fairly light week in terms of soccer matches, but one stands out. Salesianum will travel to meet St. Benedict’s Prep of New Jersey, one of the few teams higher in the national rankings than the Sals. This has turned into a special rivalry over the past few seasons. On the gridiron, Archmere hits the road, while the other three Catholic school teams settle in at home. Read more »

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A few big battles scheduled this week in girls sports

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A relatively light week on the girls’ sports schedule includes some big matchups, particularly in volleyball. Read more »

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Spartans find offense in second half to spoil Auks homecoming

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CLAYMONT – Sixth-ranked St. Mark’s scored 28 second-half points to break open a close game and spoil homecoming for the fifth-ranked Archmere Auks, grabbing a 35-7 win on Sept. 30. Read more »

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Balanced Sals cruise in football home opener

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WILMINGTON – Salesianum, ranked second in the state in Division I by 302Sports.com, finally got to play at home after three long weeks on the road, and they didn’t disappoint their fans in a 42-0 win over Urbana (Md.) on Sept. 30. Quarterback Zach Gwynn threw for three touchdowns while fullback Garret Million and wide receiver Sean Regan found the end zone twice. Read more »

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Young Vikings fall on gridiron to DMA, 42-7

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth took an early lead over Delaware Military Academy when the teams met in a nonconference football game on Sept. 29, and for a quarter the Vikings stayed with the No, 2-ranked team in Division II. But DMA simply brought too much Corahn Alleyne, who scored five touchdowns in a 42-7 win at Baynard Stadium. Read more »

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Archmere uses multi-pronged attack, 21 aces to turn away Red Lion

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CLAYMONT – Archmere had watched Red Lion’s volleyball team turn an eight-point deficit into a win in the third set of the team’s match on Sept. 29, and the Auks may have had a sense of deja vu when the Lions headed down the same path with a three-point run midway through the fourth. This time, however, the Auks clamped down, scoring 12 of the final 15 points for a 3-1 Diamond State Athletic Conference win on homecoming weekend.

 

The set scores were 25-22, 25-13, 25-27, 25-11. Archmere improved to 5-2 and handed the Lions their first loss after seven wins to open the season. Read more »

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New stained-glass windows shed light on St. Mary’s history

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St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hockessin dedicated its 12 new stained-glass windows on Sept. 17, completing a project that had been a longtime ambition. The most current effort to get the windows lasted for four years. Bishop Malooly celebrated 9:30 a.m. Mass with the pastor, Father Charles Dillingham.

Seven of the 12 windows present different images from the life of Mary. The most prominent of those is the Assumption. That window has been placed in the choirloft at the main entrance. Read more »

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Starting a tradition, leaving a legacy

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Seniors at St. Elizabeth High School envision transforming classroom for younger counterparts

 

WILMINGTON — When the current senior class at St. Elizabeth High School was approached about giving a gift to their soon-to-be alma mater, the Class of 2018 jumped right on board with the idea. But the students wanted to make sure that whatever they presented to St. Elizabeth was not only long-lasting, but would have an impact on others.

The seniors’ gift will not be something very apparent to visitors, unless they happen to step inside a first-grade classroom during open house. The class hopes to renovate one classroom in the elementary school, transforming it from vintage early 1970s into a modern learning environment. They want to redo lighting, flooring, storage, desks, you name it. Read more »

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