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Catholic rivalry games dot the basketball schedule this week

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Last week, like others before it, brought a few weather cancellations, so the games are piling up. This week includes some rivalry games for both the girls and boys, although the girls have a decidedly busier seven days. Read more »

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High school teams return to the court after weather delays hoops for a few days

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A few games were played last week coming out of the Christmas break, but the winter weather forced the postponement of several contests involving Catholic schools. The various teams are hoping for better treatment by Mother Nature this week as they get back into the groove. Read more »

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Return from break means busy schedules for high school basketball teams

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Boys basketball

Wednesday

Ss. Peter and Paul at Park, 4:15 p.m.

Archmere (4-3) at Wilmington Christian (0-4), 5:15 p.m.

St. Elizabeth (5-1) at William Penn (4-1), 6:30 p.m. The Vikings begin a tough week on the road against the Colonials, who have won four straight since a narrow loss to Salesianum to open the season. Neither team has played since Dec. 21, so rust may be a factor.

Thursday

Howard (4-4) at Salesianum (4-2), 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Concordia Prep at Ss. Peter and Paul, 5:30 p.m.

A.I. duPont at St. Mark’s (4-2), 7:15 p.m.

Saturday

St. Elizabeth at Salesianum, 7:30 p.m. The first meeting of the season between the Catholic rivals is a weekend prime-time tilt. The Sals opened the season with four straight wins but went 0-2 against a pair of Pennsylvania foes over the break.

Sunday

Caravel (2-3) at St. Mark’s, 2:30 p.m. In a rare Sunday matinee, the Spartans host the second leg of a three-game homestand, and this will be a tough test for them. The contest will pit St. Mark’s deliberate offensive pace against the high-scoring Buccaneers, led by senior O’koye Parker, although this will be Caravel’s third game in five days.

 

Girls basketball

Wednesday

Severn at Ss. Peter and Paul, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

Caravel (3-3) at St. Thomas More (5-1), 4 p.m. This game is flying under the radar a bit, and it shouldn’t, because these are two very good teams. Caravel’s record is deceiving, as the Bucs have battled an impressive slate of foes. The Ravens are coming off two nice wins at the Pat Borowski Classic over the Christmas break, and a win here would open eyes among high school basketball observers.

Howard (5-2) at Archmere (4-3), 6:15 p.m. The Auks’ defense will have to be on point against the Lady Wildcats, who feature a trio of capable scorers.

Padua (5-3) at St. Mark’s (6-1), 7:15 p.m. The Pandas and Spartans meet in a matchup featuring two teams having success under new coaches. Sheila DiNardo has the Pandas off and running, an approach that earned them the New Castle Insurance Cup championship at the Diamond State Classic. St. Mark’s has been off since Dec. 21, but Jim Freel’s team already has more wins this season that it picked up all of last year.

St. Elizabeth (6-0) at Ursuline (4-3), 7:15 p.m. A day filled with intriguing games includes the renewal of this storied Catholic Conference rivalry. The visiting Vikings are enjoying a high-flying start, including two wins last week in the Diamond State Classic. Their offensive prowess will be tested against the Raiders, who play defense with the best of them. This will be just the third Delaware opponent for Ursuline.

Saturday

St. Mark’s at A.I. duPont (1-5), noon

Mount Pleasant (3-3) at Archmere, 12:15 p.m.

Archbishop Prendergast (Pa.) at Padua, 1 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at Sussex Central (4-3), 1:30 p.m.

Ursuline vs. Neumann-Goretti (Pa.), time TBA at Philadelphia University.

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Basketball teams ready for Christmas tournaments

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Boys and girls basketball teams are getting ready for the Christmas tournaments with a light schedule this week. Two Catholic school boys teams get into the holiday spirit early, playing at a Delaware County (Pa.) tournament at the end of the week. Read more »

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Basketball teams get key games in before Christmas tournaments roll around

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The second full week of high school basketball begins Monday with a rarity for December. Archmere’s boys will take on Delaware Military Academy in a game postponed from Saturday by an early winter snowfall. On the girls’ side, a playoff rematch pits two of the top programs in the state. Read more »

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Boys basketball tips off with some good matchups

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St. Elizabeth already has two games under its belt, but for the rest of the Catholic schools in Delaware, the season gets going this week. Records are included only for those teams that have played already. Read more »

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Winter already? Girls basketball gets off to a busy start

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The girls’ basketball season opened over the weekend with a small taste of what is to come over the next few months. Most of the Catholic high schools get started this week. Unless noted, the teams have not yet played. Read more »

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Soccer regular season concludes, while football powers collide at Baynard

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It’s crunch time for soccer, as the regular season ends Thursday, and playoff seeding will be announced before the end of the week. The Division II tournament begins Saturday, with St. Mark’s and Archmere likely participants. The Division I tournament, headed by Salesianum, kicks off next week. Football, meanwhile, features a matchup of two of the state’s best in a highly anticipated matchup. Read more »

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Playoff pictures still unclear as soccer, football roll on

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Soccer begins its final 10 days of the regular season on Monday, while the football campaign enters week eight with a bunch of variables clouding the postseason picture. Read more »

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Soccer enters home stretch, while football continues with big battles

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The week in soccer includes a visit from a surprising contender from Sussex County, while Catholic school football teams keep eyes on the postseason. Read more »

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