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St. Elizabeth seniors receive scholarships

WILMINGTON – Three seniors at St. Elizabeth High School recently learned they will receive additional funding for their college years.

Jack Harkins has been awarded full scholarship and grant funding to attend the University of Pennsylvania. He will study computer engineering beginning in September. He is a resident of Newark and a graduate of Our Lady of Fatima School. Read more »

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CYM crowns champions in softball, track and field

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Catholic Youth Ministry recently held championship events in softball and track and field. The results were provided by the CYM office.

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Catholic schools busy with various state tournaments

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There is a lot of tournament action this week involving atholic school teams and here are the schedule and results for those teams this week.

The girls lacrosse semifinal games were held Tuesday night, but both Catholic schools that had advanced that far went down to defeat. Five-time defending state champion and top seed Cape Henlopen defeated Ursuline, 23-3, while Archmere fell to Charter, 15-11. The Auks’ season ended at 14-3, and seniors Amanda Olsen and Kate Payne ended their careers by scoring five goals each against the Force.

Charter and Cape meet Thursday night at 7 at Dover.

The first round of the boys lacrosse tournament began on Tuesday. Salesianum, the top seed, easily dispatched Delaware Military Academy, 15-1. The Sals host the winner of Wednesday night’s matchup between Tower Hill and Sussex Tech. The second-round game will be Saturday.

St. Mark’s advanced to the second round with a 23-2 rout of Indian River. The Spartans, seeded third, next play Saturday against 11th-seeded Middletown, who upset sixth-seeded Delmar on Tuesday.

Archmere, which is seeded seventh, opens tournament play Wednesday at home vs. Caravel at 4 p.m. The Auks are 11-4 but are coming off a 9-8 loss to Delmar. Caravel is also 11-4. Admission is $5. Should the Auks advance, they will meet the winner of the Cape Henlopen-Brandywine game, also scheduled for Wednesday.

Division II girls soccer moves into the second round on Wednesday as No. 1 Archmere plays Delmarva Christian at 5:30 p.m. at Caravel Academy. The Auks, who had a first-round bye, were 14-1 in the regular season, including a 7-0 shutout of Delmarva Christian on April 5.

Padua, the second seed in Division I, opens tournament play Thursday vs. Newark at 5:30 p.m. at Caravel. The Pandas finished the regular season 13-1-1, while the Yellow Jackets are 10-3-2.

The baseball brackets will not be completed until the regular season ends on Wednesday. Pairings will be announced Thursday. Three Catholic schools – St. Mark’s, Salesianum and Archmere – are expected to make the tourney, with first-round games scheduled for Saturday.

Finally, the softball regular season ended Tuesday, and tournament pairings should be out Wednesday or Thursday. Padua should be in the field, but other Catholic schools are on the bubble. The postseason begins Saturday.

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Salesianum students earn national language honors

WILMINGTON – Three Salesianum School students have been recognized for their performance in the 2014 National French Contest, while several others received recognition for the 2014 National German Contest.

For the third level of the French contest, senior Patrick Lang placed seventh in the country and fourth in the state; junior Miguel Tapia was 13th in the country and ninth in the state; and freshman Sotos Kaldis ranked 11th nationwide and seventh in Delaware. Lang and Tapia are members of the French National Honor Society. Read more »

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Girls have a busy week with eye on the postseason

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Playoffs begin Saturday in two of the girls’ sports, meaning there are some important lacrosse and soccer games this week. There is still a week and a half left in the softball regular season. In a change of format, this preview is separated by sport. Read more »

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Boys head into final week of regular season, eye playoffs

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This is the last week of the regular season for most of the boys’ high school sports teams and that means it is crunch time for these teams to show they want to be in the playoffs. Read more »

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Sals come back for 7-5 diamond win over St. Mark’s

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WILMINGTON – Salesianum found itself trailing top-ranked St. Mark’s, 5-1, Wednesday night at Frawley Stadium before rallying for a 7-5 win.

Facing the four-run deficit heading into their half of the fourth inning, the Sals’ began the comeback. Two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases for Zachary Miller, who singled home two runs to cut the St. Mark’s lead to 5-3. Kyle Hinton followed with an RBI single, and Sean Mazzio tied the score with a run-scoring double. Read more »

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Archmere senior wins National Merit Scholarship

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CLAYMONT – Brian J. Zhang, a senior at Archmere Academy, has been named the recipient of a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. The announcement was made Wednesday morning by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Zhang, of Wilmington, is one of 2,500 high school seniors from across the country to receive the award. They were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the program. The scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors based on academic record, including the difficulty of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay; and recommendations written by a high school official.

Nearly all finalists from this round are receiving their single-payment scholarships directly from the NMSC. An earlier round of 1,000 winners of corporate-sponsored awards was announced in April, and on May 28 and July 14, 4,500 college-sponsored scholarship winners will be revealed.

Zhang has listed engineering as his probably career field.

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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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