The great outdoors will be just that this week, with compelling matchups in all three sports. Traditional baseball powers go at it early, while indoors, undefeated volleyball teams from Salesianum and Indian River face off on Tuesday.
Chapelgate Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul (4-2), 3:30 p.m. The Sabres kick off a busy week as they will play four times in five days, including games against nearby rivals North Caroline and Cambridge-South Dorchester.
Newark Charter (4-1) at Salesianum (4-0), 4 p.m. Two of the top teams in the state meet. The Patriots bring a potent offense to Wilmington and are coming off a loss to the new No. 1 team, Appoquinimink. Sallies has relied more on pitching, allowing just five runs in four games.
Conrad (2-3) at Archmere (3-3), 4 p.m.
St. Mark’s (5-1) at Caravel (3-1), 7 p.m. Two of Delaware’s prime-time programs battle under the lights in Bear. The Spartans got back into the win column over the weekend after suffering their first loss, and Caravel is the next test on a difficult schedule. The Bucs have rebounded from a season-opening loss to win their last three.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Concordia Prep, 4 p.m.
North Caroline at Ss. Peter and Paul, 3:30 p.m.
Archmere at Newark (0-4), 3:45 p.m.
St. Elizabeth (2-3) at St. Mark’s, 4 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Cambridge-South Dorchester, 4 p.m.
Middletown (1-4) vs. St. Elizabeth, 11 a.m. at Canby Park
Salesianum at Newark, noon
St. Mark’s vs. Hodgson (1-2), 3 p.m. at Frawley Stadium
Tower Hill (3-1) at St. Mark’s (2-1), 4 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul (4-5) at Glenelg Country, 4:15 p.m.
Appoquinimink (2-2) vs. Salesianum (2-2), 6:45 p.m. at Tower Hill. Don’t let the records fool you. These are two of the state’s best teams who venture outside Delaware to fill the schedule. In fact, this will be the Sals’ first game against a Delaware foe. The teams have not met since the 2016 state championship.
Archmere (5-0) vs. Conrad (4-1), 3:45 p.m. at Dickinson. The Diamond State Athletic Conference is in the spotlight this afternoon. The Auks have excelled on offense, and in their last three matches, they have played exceptional defense as well. The high-scoring Red Wolves will be looking to rebound from their first loss of the season.
Wilmington Charter (4-1) at St. Mark’s, 4 p.m.
St. Elizabeth at McKean (0-6), 3:30 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Gerstell, 4 p.m.
Cape Henlopen (4-1) vs. Salesianum, 6 p.m. at Wesley College. Cape has punished opponents this year, and they will look to end the first day of the Dave Reynolds Festival with an upset victory.
Archmere at Sanford (3-0), 11 a.m.
St. Mark’s vs. Caesar Rodney (1-3), 8 p.m. at Wesley College
Salesianum (3-0) vs. Delmarva Christian (2-1), 4 p.m. at Indian River
Salesianum at Indian River (3-0), 5:15 p.m. The Indians play at home for the first time this year, and it comes against the only other undefeated team.
Brandywine (1-3) at St. Mark’s, 3:30 p.m.
A.I. DuPont (0-5) at Salesianum, 4 p.m.