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Moyer’s ninth-inning single helps Vikings win fourth straight on diamond

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth’s baseball team had at least two runners on base in six of the final seven innings of its nine-inning affair with Newark Charter on April 20, but after scoring twice in the third, the Vikings were hamstrung in every attempt to plate another. A combination of shaky baserunning, good defense and plain bad luck conspired against the home team.

But that ended in the ninth, when Nate Moyer’s check swing single to right-center scored Brett Brooks with the winning run in a 3-2 decision over the Patriots, who entered the contest at Canby Park with a six-game winning streak and ranked eighth and fifth in two of the three major statewide polls. Moyer’s hit brought jubilation – and a bit of relief – out of the Vikings, who had watched multiple other opportunities to score evaporate. Read more »

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Vikings outlast Quakers in key boys basketball showdown

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth used a balanced scoring approach and a key field goal from Elijah Dockery to squeak by Wilmington Friends, 64-61, in a key nonconference boys basketball showdown on Feb. 11. The win ended a two-game losing streak for the Vikings and a stretch of four losses in their last six games.

It was tied at 11 after one quarter, but St. Elizabeth took over in the second. Dockery hit Jordan Money for a perfect alley-oop dunk, and David Hazelton followed with a couple of field goals, and the Vikings took a 26-19 halftime lead. Read more »

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Hot-shooting La Salle overwhelms St. Elizabeth

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CHESTER, Pa. – Rain was not in the forecast on Dec. 30, but inside the Schwartz Center at Widener University, it was pouring. Three-point shots fell like raindrops from the sky for La Salle College High School as the Explorers made 13 of them on the way to an 80-58 win over St. Elizabeth at the Pete and Jameer Nelson Classic. Read more »

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Vikings open season with split at A.I. basketball tourney

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GREENVILLE – St. Elizabeth’s boys basketball team, ranked third in the state, defeated Christiana on Dec. 2 before dropping a decision to A.I. DuPont in the finale of the A.I. DuPont Tiger Tip-Off.

The Vikings took care of Christiana in the opener on Friday with an 82-25 win. Senior Jordan Money led the Vikings with 23 points, including 15 in the second quarter alone. St. Elizabeth started strong as Eiljah Dockery hit a mid-range jumper and a long-distance trey. Nate Thomas and Money also added buckets, and the lead was 27-11 after a quarter. Dockery had nine in the first. Read more »

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Four-run seventh lifts Auks to diamond victory over Vikings

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WILMINGTON – The Archmere Auks used a four-run seventh inning to beat the St Elizabeth Vikings, 7-3, on May 16 at Canby Park. Andrew Orzel pitched seven strong innings, striking out 11, and he contributed two doubles with two runs batted in on offense.

It was a pitching dual early between Orzel and Vikings pitcher Hayden Trimarco. The Auks struck first in the third inning as Colin Lynch was hit by a pitch with two outs. Tighe Watson walked and Orzel followed with his second double of the game, this one driving in both Lynch and Watson for a 2-0 lead. Read more »

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Milford prevails over St. Elizabeth, 63-46, advances in boys tourney

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WILMINGTON – Milford, the ninth seed in the boys’ basketball tournament, made the most of its trip to Wilmington on March 4, defeating No. 8 St. Elizabeth, 63-46, in second-round action. With the win, the Buccaneers (16-7) earned a trip to the quarterfinals Sunday at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, where they will meet top seed Sanford at approximately 6:30 p.m.

It was St. Elizabeth that started fast, as Chris Cropper scored on a nice move on the baseline, and Nate Thomas converted a steal for a quick 4-0 lead. Bron Murray put Milford on the board, but Cropper hit a jumper from 15 feet to keep the Vikings up by four. A jumper by Son Martinez gave Milford its first lead, 13-12, at the end of the first quarter. Read more »

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Money scores 32 as explosive Vikings win, 91-59

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth’s boys basketball team, ranked fourth in the state, outscored the fifth-ranked Hodgson Silver Eagles in the second quarter, 28-10, en route to a 91-59 victory Saturday afternoon at the St. E Center.

Junior Jordan Money drained two three-pointers to give the Vikings a 6-0 lead, but Hodgson got back into it with a few triples themselves. Two baskets and and a free throw by sophomore Nate Thomas put St. Elizabeth ahead, 17-14, and after the Silver Eagles’ Sheldon Pride tied it with a three-pointer, Thomas scored on a three-point play and Money hit a three before the buzzer to give the Vikings a 23-17 lead going into the second quarter. Read more »

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