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Early goal holds up as Sals soccer notches first win

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WILMINGTON – A goal in the second minute by senior Bryant Krussman was enough for Salesianum as the defending Division I champions defeated the Division II title holder, Indian River, 1-0, Tuesday afternoon.

Krussman took a nice pass from classmate Kevin Williams to beat Indians goalkeeper Ian Walls. Walls kept IR in the contest with several nice stops, including two on point-blank shots in the 27th minute.

Indian River regrouped at the half and came out with some good chances to tie. Salesianum keeps Jake McAteer made five saves on the afternoon, as did Walls, and the Sals outshot IR, 7-6.

Salesianum (1-0-1) hosts C. Milton Wright of Maryland on Saturday at 11 a.m., while the Indians (1-1) welcome Caesar Rodney on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

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Pandas rebound from big deficit, take volleyball opener

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WILMINGTON – Defending state champion Padua rallied from two sets down for a 3-2 win over Archmere in the season opener for both teams Monday night at Padua. The set scores were 23-25, 18-25, 25-19, 25-17 and 15-10.

The Pandas were in control early, but Archmere gained the advantage following several unforced errors. Padua led the first set, 23-15, but the Auks capitalized on several miscues by Padua. A kill by sophomore Grace Merritt clinched the comeback for Archmere, which scored the final 10 points of the first set.

Padua (1-0) had some early kills in the second by senior Stephanie Annone, but the Auks rebounded behind senior Emily Dentinger and sophomore Zoe Akoto, winning to take a 2-0 lead.

“After the set, we talked about getting mentally back into the match,” Annone said.

That is what Padua did in the third, and it continued into the fourth, when freshman Emily Jarome introduced herself to the high school volleyball scene. Jarome scored the final four points of the fourth set on powerful kills.

Archmere (0-1) stopped the bleeding for a while in the fifth and deciding set, taking a 5-0 lead behind the serving of sophomore Kaylie Leclerc. Padua scored the next four, then the front line of Jarome, Annone and senior Vanessa Crumety heated up. Jarome ended things with a thunderous kill. She finished with 20.

“The other players were so supportive of me, and I felt I could play at this level,” she said.

Annone added 16 kills, while senior Hailey Baker had 44 assists. Padua travels to Virginia on Saturday to meet Paul VI at 1 p.m., while Archmere visits Delmarva Christian Friday at 5:15 p.m.

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Big early games await Catholic high school boys

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The first full week of boys action features some good soccer matches, as well as some important early season clashes in football that could play a role in playoff seedind down the line. Let’s start with the soccer matches.

Soccer

Tuesday

Indian River (1-0) at Salesianum (0-0-1), 4 p.m. The defending champs from both divisions square off in a great early season matchup. The Sals beat Indian River in last years clash.

St. Mark’s (0-0) at Glasgow (0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Spartans start their season against a good Dragons team. Glasgow lost to St. Elizabeth, 2-1, in their opener.

A.I. duPont (0-1) at Archmere (0-1), 3:45 p.m. Both teams got shut out in their opener. The Auks are poised to make the Division II field while the Tigers will have to win some matches against quality teams if they want to get in this year.

St. Elizabeth (1-0) at Brandywine (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Both teams are looking for a 2-0 start. Brandywine earned a 3-2 win over Hodgson in its opener.

Thursday

St. Elizabeth at St. Mark’s, 3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas More (0-1) at Newark Charter (0-2), 4:30 p.m. The Ravens look for their first win of the season against Newark Charter, in its first year as a varsity team.

Friday

Archmere at Delmarva Christian (0-1), at 4 p.m.

Saturday

C.M. Weight (Md.) at Salesianum, 11 a.m.

Milford (0-1) at St. Mark’s, 1:30 p.m.

Football

Friday

Sussex Tech (1-0) at St Marks (0-1), 7 p,m. The Spartans aim to rebound from a 24-0 loss to William Penn last week. The Spartans’ defense faces a Ravens offense that put up 51 points in a win against A.I. duPont.

St. Elizabeth (0-1) at Laurel (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Both teams are coming off tough losses.

Saturday

Brandywine (1-0) at Archmere (0-1), 2 p.m. Archmere fell to Conwell-Egan (Pa.) and will try to right the ship with a win over the Bulldogs. Brandywine played well in a win over St. Elizabeth last week.

William Penn (1-0) at Salesianum (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Get to Baynard Stadium early if you want a seat as my top two teams square off. Both teams dominated their opponents in week one; the Sals beat Caesar Rodney, 28-7, while the Colonials shut out St. Mark’s, 24-0.

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Girls high school teams get back in the swing

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This is a busy week for the Catholic school girls. Starting with volleyball, let’s take a look at the remainder of this week.

Volleyball

Tuesday

St. Mark’s (1-0) at Smyrna (0-0), 5 p.m. The Spartans won their opener last week, 3-0, and look to get to 2-0 to start the season with two road wins. The Eagles open their season gunning for the upset..

Archmere (0-0) at Padua (0-0), 7:30 p.m. My two top teams in the state square off to start the season as two-time defending champion Padua tries to start the season off with the bang against a more experienced Auks team. These teams went five sets last year, with Padua winning, 3-2.

Thursday

St. Elizabeth at Dickinson (0-0), 5 p.m.

St. Thomas More (1-0) at Newark Charter (1-1), 5 p.m. St. Thomas More takes on a team that has performed well in its first season as a varsity program.

Friends (0-0) at St Marks, 5:15 p.m.

Friday

Archmere at Delmarva Christian (0-1), 5 p.m.

Saturday

Padua at Paul VI (Va.), 1 p.m.

Field Hockey

Tuesday

St. Elizabeth (1-0) at Archmere (0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Vikings got off to a good start with a 6-0 win over Seaford on Friday night. The Auks lost a tough one to Concord on Friday, 3-2.

St. Mark’s (0-0) at St. Thomas More (0-0), 4:30 p.m. Both teams kick off the season with an important game as they just missed out on the postseason last year.

Ursuline (1-0) at St. Andrews (0-1), 3:45 p.m. The Raiders started off the season strong with a big win while the Saints lost to a great Tatnall team.

Friday

St. Mark’s at Friends (0-0), 5:15 p.m.

McKean (0-0) at Urusline, 3:45 p.m.

Archmere at Delmarva Christian (0-0), 4 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at St. Georges Tech (0-1), 3:45 p.m.

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Art classes are one way Good Shepherd, Perryville, is growing

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PERRYVILLE, Md. – The third-grade class crowded around Mark Hendron as he studied a sneaker on the table, drawing an outline of the shoe.

“Mr. Hendron, you’re a good artist,” one of the students told Hendron, now in his sixth year as art instructor at Good Shepherd School. Read more »

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Teaching about two men named Francis

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Padua Academy course examines impact of Saints Francis de Sales and Francis of Assisi

 

WILMINGTON – Padua Academy is offering two classes for the first time this fall that demonstrate, in very different ways, the school’s commitment to its mission. “Two Men Named Francis” will explore the men (and women) whose spirituality permeates the building, while “sports medicine” is designed to give students hands-on experience in a popular medical field.

“Two Men Named Francis” – not, by the way, Pope Francis and Bishop Malooly – will examine Padua’s patron saints, Francis de Sales and Francis of Assisi, whose influence is felt throughout the building. The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales at St. Anthony of Padua Parish built the school, which still falls under the parish’s governance, and there has been a heavy Franciscan flavor to Padua, thanks in part to past faculty members. St. Francis de Sales is also the patron saint of the Diocese of Wilmington. Read more »

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Early football matchups highlight boys sports for the weekend

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The fall season of high school sports is scheduled to start Friday, and here is what to look out for on the boys’ side.

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Girls kick off high school sports season this Friday

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The girls high school volleyball and field hockey schedules get under way this week and here are some of the matches for the Catholic schools.

 

Friday, Sept. 5

Field Hockey

St. Georges  Tech at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m. The Raiders made the tournament last year with a 9-6-1 record. They beat the Hawks, 4-1, last year on the road. The Hawks finished last year at 12-3-1 and also lost in the first round of the tournament. The Hawks have revenge in their minds while the Raiders want to get off to a good start with Padua coming up soon on their schedule.

Seaford at St. Elizabeth, 4 p.m. The Vikings finished last year with a 5-10 record and a home victory over the Blue Jays would be a great start to a better season. They beat Seaford last year, 1-0, to start the season, The Blue Jays were 2-12-1 last year.

Archmere at Concord, 3:45 p.m. The Auks look to rebound from a tough season last year that saw them go 4-8-3. Archmere opened 2013 with a 4-1 win over the Raiders last year but went 0-6-2 in their last 8 games. Concord was 6-9 last year.

Ss. Peter and Paul at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m. The Ravens had a decent season with a 7-6-2 record, with one of the ties coming against Ss. Peter and Paul. A win against a good out-of-state opponent would help St. Thomas More get off to a good start in a run at the tournament this year.

Middletown at Padua, 6:15 p.m. The Pandas are coming off one of their strongest seasons with a 12-4 record and a first-round loss in the tournament. A win over Middletown would help them return to postseason play. The Pandas won, 3-2, over a 6-7-2 Cavs team last season.

 

Volleyball

St. Mark’s at St. Georges Tech, 4:45 p.m. The Spartans are a strong team with a tough schedule, playing 10 of 15 matches on the road. They were 15-4 last year, including a three-set sweep over the Hawks. St. Georges went 10-6 and lost in the first round of the tournament.

Lake Forest at St. Thomas More, 5:15 p.m. The Ravens are coming off an 8-7 season and looking to make the tournament. They beat Lake last year, 3-0, as lake finished 3-12.

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Court is in session: Catholic schools aim to stay among state’s volleyball elite

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One of Delaware’s most competitive scholastic sports launches a new season Friday when St Mark’s volleyball team travels to St. Georges Tech. The Spartans and the other Catholic schools are looking to continue their recent success.

 

Padua

Padua Academy, coming off back-to-back state championships, including an undefeated 19-0 season in 2013, knows it will be a target every time it takes the court. Four seniors – Stephanie Annone, Hailey Baker, Vanessa Crumety and Sarah Wiley – along with junior Lauren Mellor and a host of new talent must fill the void left by significant graduated talent if the Pandas wish to add another banner to its gymnasium wall this year. Coach Lauren DiSabatino and her squad know the Pandas will have a target on their backs every time they step on the court. Read more »

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Catholic Youth Ministry athletes follow DIAA return-to-play protocol

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Catholic Youth Ministry, which administers athletics for students in grades three through 12, and the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) use similar protocols when it comes to handling concussions. Any player suspected of suffering a head injury must be removed from play immediately, and his or her return is subject to clearance by a doctor or other qualified health care professional.

DIAA follows a six-stage “return-to-play” plan, with advancement from one stage to another subject to clearance by a doctor, athletic trainer or other qualified professional. Before returning to full contact in practice, an athlete must be cleared by a physician. The plan is adapted from the acute concussion evaluation care plan developed by the Centers for Disease Control, which adapted the work of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Read more »

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