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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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Eleven players score as Ursuline cruises in battle of the Raiders

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BRANDYWINE HUNDRED – Ursuline wrapped up its regular season Feb. 21 at Concord by showing it is ready for the girls basketball state tournament. Concord scored the first bucket of the game, but it was all Ursuline after that, as the top-ranked Raiders swamped the No. 6 Raiders, 71-37, in nonconferene action.

Concord junior Zhan’e Snow opened the contest with a layup, but it was Ursuline’s day after that. The visitors ran off the next six points, including a nice back-door layup for Olivia Mason and a give-and-go between Alisha Lewis and Maggie Connolly. Lindsay Brown came in after Yanni Hendley picked up her second foul, and she drained a three-pointer as Ursuline built up a 17-7 lead after one quarter. Read more »

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Sals repel Raiders’ furious comeback, wrap up regular season at 15-5

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WILMINGTON – Salesianum used two big runs to overcome the long-distance marksmanship of Concord in a 62-51 nonconference basketball win on Feb. 21. The Sals finished the regular season with eight straight wins and a 15-5 record and are virtually guaranteed a first-round bye in the state tournament, which begins next Wednesday.

Salesianum began the game by jumping to a 9-0 lead and had the advantage up to 16-2. But Concord battled back through the second and third quarters, and the Raiders finally took the lead at 42-41 on a three-point shot by Matthew Ilodigwe with 1:29 to go in the third. Concord built the lead to 45-41, which is when Salesianum started its own comeback. Read more »

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St. Mary Magdalen School rallies for grad Worrilow as Super Bowl nears

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WILMINGTON – More than 750 miles separate St. Mary Magdalen School and the Georgia Dome, the home of the Atlanta Falcons. That is approximately twice the distance from the school to Gillette Stadium, which the New England Patriots call home.

But this Sunday, when the teams meet in Houston in Super Bowl LI, the rooting interest at St. Mary Magdalen will be decidedly in the Falcons’ favor, thanks to the very personal connection the school has with one Atlanta player. Paul Worrilow, a Falcons linebacker, graduated from St. Mary Magdalen in 2004 and got his start playing football with the parish Catholic Youth Ministry program. Read more »

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Concord’s size too much for Ravens in 56-41 MLK Day matinee

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WILMINGTON – Zhan’e Snow scored 20 points off the bench to lead Concord to a 56-41 nonconference girls basketball win over St. Thomas More on Jan. 16. The teams, each of which entered with just one loss, met as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day showcase at Howard High School.

Snow, who usually starts for the Raiders, helped her team to a 15-10 lead at the end of one quarter with two three-point shots. Concord put its height and bulk advantage to good use, consistently outrebounding the Ravens and getting good looks inside. Jamiyah Dennis scored eight in the first, including a layup just seconds after the opening tap. Read more »

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Strong third quarter lifts Concord past Auks

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CLAYMONT – Seventh-ranked Archmere hosted No. 6 Concord on Jan. 13, and the Raiders used an 18-4 third quarter run to take a 55-45 win.

basketballConcord started the game on a 4-0 run as Breanna Gant scored twice off offensive rebounds. The Auks responded with a 12-5 run to end the quarter, led by a pair of three-pointers, one by Madison Stewart and one from Danaziah Brown. The Auks continued hitting the deep ball in the second quarter as Brown added another triple and Emma McCann buried a deep one. Amayla Sharif kept the Raiders close by scoring seven second-quarter points, but the Auks took a 28-23 lead into the half.

The third quarter was all Raiders as Caroline Procak scored six points and Dennis also added six to help Concord open on a 14-2 streak to take a 37-30 lead.  They then got four quick points from freshmen Skye Lupi off the bench to take a 41-32 lead into the fourth quarter.  The Auks went to a full court press early in the fourth and forced some turnovers, and a McCann triple cut the Raiders lead to 47-42 with 3:23 left

Senior Maggie Malloy buried a three-pointer to cut it to 48-45 and Stewart had an open look with a minute to go but it went in and out. The Raiders hit enough free throws in the last minute to put the Auks away.

The Auks got 15 points from McCann, while Brown added eight, all in the first half. The Auks (8-3) are off for 12 days before heading to Padua on Jan. 23 for a 6:15 p.m. tip.

Sharif scored 16 points for the Raiders; Jamiyah Dennis added 14. Concord (7-1) plays St. Thomas More at Howard on Monday at 2 p.m.

 
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