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Salesianum opens volleyball season with sweep of Concord

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WILMINGTON – Concord’s first-year varsity boys volleyball team put up a fight April 3 at perennial power Salesianum, but the Sals deployed too many weapons on their way to a 3-0 sweep at Father Birkenheuer Gymnasium. Sallies won by scores of 25-17, 25-17, and 25-23. Read more »

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Five spot in fourth enough for Concord baseball in 5-3 win over St. Elizabeth

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WILMINGTON – On a frigid day at Canby Park, Concord’s baseball team warmed up its bats just enough to take a 5-3 nonconference baseball victory over St. Elizabeth on April 3. It was the Raiders’ first win of the season.

The bats on both sides were nearly as cold as the temperatures. Each team scored all of its runs in single half innings. For Concord, that was the fourth. Read more »

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Grant earns first varsity softball win as Padua edges Concord

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PIKE CREEK – It took three days and two locations, but Padua and Concord finally kicked off their 2018 softball seasons March 27. When it was over, the Pandas were left standing with a 3-2 victory at the Midway Softball Complex on a cold afternoon, with just a bit of a drizzle mixed in for good measure.

Snow caused the game to be postponed from Friday, and a rescheduled date of Monday was wiped out because of wet field conditions at Concord. The teams moved to Padua’s home field to get the game in, and it worked out for the Pandas. Read more »

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Salesianum caps regular season with 16-point win at Concord

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BRANDYWINE HUNDRED – Salesianum built a 12-point halftime lead and went on to a 53-37 win at Concord as the regular season came to an end for both teams. For the Sals, the next step is the state tournament, while the Raiders look forward to next year. Read more »

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Spartans overcome shooting woes to outlast Concord in two overtimes

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ST. GEORGES – St. Mark’s boys basketball team made just eight field goals in its nonconference game Dec. 16 against Concord, and five of those came in the first quarter. The Spartans went about 19 minutes of game time without s bucket.

But their final field goal of the afternoon, a 10-foot baseline jump shot from Nick Leski, gave them the lead for the final time as the Spartans outlasted the Raiders, 41-39, in double overtime at the Rumble by the River at St. Georges Technical High School. With the win, St. Mark’s improved to 3-0 on the season. Read more »

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Pandas’ field hockey persistence pays off with late win vs. Concord

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NEW CASTLE – Brianna Niggebrugge usually plays quarterback for the Padua field hockey team’s offense, but she has found the scoring touch in recent games. Her latest goal, which came with 1:27 to play in the Pandas’ showdown with Concord on Sept. 28, provided the winning margin in a 2-1 win over the Raiders at Kirkwood Soccer Club.

Padua is ranked first in Division I by 302Sports.com, and the Raiders are right behind them at No. 2. Read more »

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Auks can’t crack Concord defense in field hockey opener

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CLAYMONT – Molly Meinecke’s goal off a Concord penalty corner with 16:59 remaining in the game was enough as the Raiders held off Archmere, 1-0, in a nonconference field hockey battle Sept. 11. It was the season opener for both teams. Read more »

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Salesianum impresses on both sides of ball in football opener at Concord

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BRANDYWINE HUNDRED – Salesianum faced an early start in its season-opening football game Sept. 9 at Concord, but the hour didn’t seem to make a difference. The Sals came out and displayed a multi-pronged offense and a stout defense in a 34-6 win over the Raiders.

Sallies, ranked third in Division I by 302 Sports, set the tone on their first possession of the game. Jassiem Lynch returned the kickoff to the Salesianum 37-yard line, and the offense went to work under the guidance of senior quarterback Zach Gwynn. They marched down the field, converting a fourth down along the way. On a second-and-10 from the Raiders’ 37, Gwynn hit a leaping Logan Bushweller with a 34-yard pass, setting up a first and goal. Nick Merlino punched it in from two yards out for the 7-0 lead. Read more »

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Five-run second powers Auks past Concord on diamond

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CLAYMONT – After falling behind by a pair of runs to open the game, Archmere’s baseball team responded in a big way to defeat Concord, 10-3, on April 11. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Auks. Read more »

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Pandas score four in second, pick up win over Concord

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PIKE CREEK – Abby Cunningham tossed seven strong innings, and Katie Twardowski scored two runs and drove in three as Padua won its second straight softball game, 7-4, over Concord on April 10 at Midway Softball Complex. The Pandas improved to 5-2 with the victory. Read more »

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