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A full week ahead for local boys sports teams

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The postseasons for high school spring sports are a couple weeks away and that leads to a lot of important games this week. Let’s take a look at this week’s boys schedule. Read more »

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With playoffs nearing, girls sports schedules heat up

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The final few weeks of the season means that there are some important games coming up with the postseasons approaching. Here are the girls games for the week. Read more »

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Sals claim 42nd straight in-state lacrosse win

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WILMINGTON – No. 1 Salesianum scored early and often against St. Mark’s Saturday night en route to a 16-7 win in boys lacrosse at Baynard Stadium. It was senior night for the Sals, who won their 42nd straight game against a Delaware opponent.

Senior Jason Kelly scored the first three goals for the Sals in the first two minutes. The team would add five more before the first quarter ended for an 8-0 advantage. Kelly finished the first frame with four, while freshman Michael Drake added a pair. Read more »

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No. 3 Archmere holds off second-ranked Ursuline in girls lacrosse

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WILMINGTON – In a battle between two of Delaware’s top girls lacrosse teams on Saturday, third-ranked Archmere held off second-ranked Ursuline, 10-9, at Serviam Field.

The Auks started slow, finding themselves trailing, 4-0, as Ursuline junior Madelyn Hughes scored two goals, including the 100th of her career. After a timeout, Archmere responded with a vengeance, running off seven unanswered goals of their own. Sophomore Kennedy Murphy had three of those tallies, while seniors Amanda Olsen and Kate Payne added one each. Read more »

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Students touch the future by planting trees

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WILMINGTON — The weather might have forced them inside, but the third, fourth and fifth grades still managed to celebrate Arbor Day at St. Anthony of Padua School on April 29.

Students from those three classes, along with some young visitors from Mom’s House, learned about the importance of trees from visitors representing the city of Wilmington, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, the Delaware Forest Service and local tree service and landscaper Kerns Bros. Read more »

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Student and school news

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Mount Aviat hosts special visitor

CHILDS, Md. – Andrew Szczerba, a tight end with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, visited Mount Aviat Academy on April 9 to share his story of making it to the professional ranks. Szczerba attended Mount Aviat for two years (1993-95) as a young child. He played in high school at Salesianum and collegiately at Penn State University. Read more »

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Ursuline wins Superstars in Education award

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WILMINGTON – Ursuline Academy has been recognized as a 2014 Superstars in Education award winner for technology by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership Inc. The school was cited for its one-to-one laptop program and is the only private school to receive the designation in the technology category.

Superstars in Education is a statewide program that “recognizes Delaware educators who have implemented and sustained best teaching practices and unique educational programs that have contributed to improved student skill development and increased academic achievement,” according to Ursuline. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth alum Phillips is new volleyball coach

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WILMINGTON – James Phillips, a member of the Class of 2000 at St. Elizabeth High School and most recently the coach at A.I. DuPont High School, has been named the new volleyball coach at his alma mater, athletic director Joe Papili has announced.

Phillips has experience as a coach at the high school and college level. He coached A.I.’s boys and girls teams from 2007 until this past season. His girls teams were particularly successful, appearing in five state tournaments in seven seasons, reaching the quarterfinals in 2009 and 2011.

From 2008-11, he was involved with the University of Delaware men’s club program, advising officials on club operations, finances, fundraising and scheduling; he also organized practice and training for two university-sponsored club teams. Phillips was named the 2011 National College Volleyball Federation coach of the year.

He is a graduate of UD, where he majored in English with a concentration in ethnic and cultural studies and minored in philosophy. After graduation, he spent time in the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps in Charleston, S.C., and Philadelphia.

His is a St. Elizabeth family. His parents, Bob Phillips and Karen Lynch Phillips, graduated in 1968 and 1974, respectively. His sisters, Kate (1997) and Clare (2002) are also alumnae.

The Vikings were 6-9 last season. They are scheduled to open their 2014 season on Spet. 8 at Ursuline. The home opener is Sept. 27 vs. defending state champion Padua.

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Boys teams continue march toward postseason

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With all schools back in session and teams trying to make up games before the postseasons begin next week, this week features lots of games, including a big lacrosse match on Tuesday.

 

Tuesday

Lacrosse

Archmere at Tower Hill, 3:45 p.m. This is a marquee matchup in Delaware scholastic lacrosse as the 8-2 Auks hit the road after a tough loss on Saturday to an out-of-state powerhouse. Tower Hill is undefeated, at 9-0.

Wilmington Christian at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m. The Ravens has not played in 15 days and take a 5-3 record against the 5-5 Warriors.

St. Mark’s vs. Salesianum, Baynard Stadium, 7:15 p.m. The Sals, who are 8-1 and winners of eight straight, will look for their 42nd straight win against in-state teams and a sweep of the Spartans this year. The Spartans are 7-6 this year and would like nothing more than to knock off the Sals.

Baseball

St. Georges Tech vs. Salesianum, Wilmington University, 4 p.m. The Sals have a busy week against some tough opponents as they look to improve on their 5-4 record. St. Georges is 7-4 on the season but coming off a 5-4 setback to Milford on Saturday.

St. Mark’s at Appoquinimink, 4 p.m. A.I. DuPont handed the Spartans their first loss of the season on Saturday. The Spartans will face a 5-6 Appo team that has won four straight.

Tatnall at St. Elizabeth, 3:45 p.m. The 5-7 Vikings will be looking for a win against the 6-4 Hornets. Both teams are trying to help fortify their postseason resumes.

St. Andrews at Archmere, 4 p.m. The Auks, now 8-2, are looking to rebound from a tough loss to Caesar Rodney last week. St. Andrews is 2-7.

 

Wednesday

Baseball

St. Thomas More at Wilmington Christian, 4 p.m. The Ravens are 3-5 and are looking for their third straight win against a 1-7 team.

 

Thursday

Baseball

St. Thomas More vs. Archmere, Frawley Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Tower Hill at Salesianum, 4 p.m.

Lacrosse

St. Thomas More at McKean, 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday

Lacrosse

Delaware Military Academy vs. Archmere, at Conrad, 3:45 p.m.

Baseball

Seaford at St. Mark’s, 4 p.m.

 

Saturday

Baseball

St. Thomas More at William Penn, noon

St. Mark’s at Smyrna, 2 p.m.

Archmere at Hodgson, 2 p.m.

A.I. DuPont at Salesianum, 3:30 p.m.

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After Easter break, the girls’ sports schedules fill up

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Now that the holiday is over, we will see a busy week of girls sports. Let’s take a look at the action.

 

Monday

Soccer

Sussex Tech vs. Padua, Hockessin Soccer Club, 3:30 p.m. The Pandas are 7-0-1 on the season after a 1-1 tie against a team from North Carolina last week. Tech is 7-1 on the season and will try to give the defending champs their first loss this year.

Ursuline at McKean, 3:30 p.m. The Raiders have lost four in a row and look to get back on track against a 1-6 McKean team.

Polytech at Archmere, 3:45 p.m. The Auks are 8-0 on the season and look for win number nine against a Polytech team that has won four in a row.

St. Mark’s at St. Georges Tech, 3:45 p.m. The Spartans look for a win to get back on track after a couple of losses to Padua and A.I. DuPont.

Softball

Padua at Concord, 3:45 p.m. The Pandas are coming off a tough 2-1 lost to Sussex Tech on Saturday but are still 6-3 on the season. Concord is 7-3 and also coming off a loss to Caesar Rodney.

St. Elizabeth at Dickinson, 3:45 p.m. The Vikings got their first win of the year on Saturday and look for two in a row against 0-8 Dickinson.

Lacrosse
St. Mark’s at Appoquinimink, 4 p.m. The Spartans look to end a five-game losing streak against a 4-6 Jags team.

 

Tuesday

Lacrosse

Archmere at Tower Hill, 3:30 p.m. The 8-1 Auks travel to the 7-3 Hillers in an important matchup of top-five teams. Archmere goes for the road win in the first of a couple big matches this week.

Sussex Tech at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m. The undefeated Raiders, who are 6-0, have been off for 17 days but they will make that up this week with four games this week. Sussex Tech has won its last five.

Softball

Appoquinimink at Padua, 3:45 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.

St. Mark’s at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m.

Soccer

Ursuline at Padua, 3:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday

Soccer

St. Mark’s at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.

Lacrosse

St. Mark’s at Concord, 3:30 p.m.

A.I. DuPont at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m.

 

Thursday

Lacrosse

Ursuline at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m.

Soccer

Ursuline at St Elizabeth, 3:45 p.m.

Softball

Delaware Military Academy at Padua, 3:45 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at St. Mark’s, 3:45 p.m.

Ursuline at Brandywine, 3:45 p.m.

Archmere at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m.

 

Friday

Lacrosse

Ss. Peter and Paul (Md.) at Archmere, 4 p.m.

Softball

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

Seaford at St. Mark’s, 4 p.m.

Soccer

Middletown at St. Mark’s, 3:45 p.m.

 

Saturday

Soccer

Padua at Caravel, 7:15 p.m.

Softball

Appoquinimink at Archmere, 3 p.m.

Lacrosse

Archmere at Ursuline, 4 p.m. This will be one of the best girls games of the season and is the game of the week.

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