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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 »

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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Carey nets 16 as Spartans girls run past Woodbridge

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GLASGOW – St. Mark’s girls basketball team did not pick up its fourth win of the 2016-17 season until Feb. 4. The Spartans have already reached that number after a 50-35 win over previously unbeaten Woodbridge on Dec. 14 in the first round of the Dragon Winter Classic at Glasgow High School. Read more »

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Excitement at St. Mark’s after surprise donation from Hyde family

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All anyone needed was to hear the outburst of excitement at St. Mark’s High School gymnasium to know major news had just come from the dais.

More than 600 students, alumni, parents, faculty and Diocese of Wilmington officials erupted with joy when it was announced Dec. 8 that the school had received a $1.5 million donation from Stephen Hyde and family. 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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Second-quarter shutout propels Spartans girls past Middletown

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MILLTOWN – St. Mark’s and Middletown played an even first period, but the host Spartans pulled away from the undermanned Cavaliers in the second period on their way to a 65-26 nonconference girls basketball win on Dec. 9. Every player who appeared in the game for St. Mark’s scored, with four of them reaching double figures. Read more »

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Stephen Hyde and family donate $1.5 million to St. Mark’s

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Stephen Hyde sees a bright future for St. Mark’s High School and he wants to help set the course for others to join in his optimism.

“I’m very inspired by the direction St. Mark’s is heading and want to assist in that mission and that progress,” Hyde said.

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Big fourth quarter helps Auks hold off pesky Spartans in girls hoops

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CLAYMONT – Archmere scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, holding off a game St. Mark’s squad for a 52-38 win in nonconference girls basketball on Dec. 7 in Claymont. It was the Auks’ season opener.

The Spartans trailed, 12-5, after the first quarter, but they chipped away at the lead in the second and third, and by the end of the third stanza, the Auks’ advantage had been cut to two at 32-30. But Archmere came out firing in the fourth, ensuring that St. Mark’s upset bid would not be successful.

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A turnover 20 seconds into the fourth gave the Spartans an opportunity to tie the game at 32, but Auks junior Emma McCann spoiled that thought by stealing a pass at midcourt and going the distance for a layup and a 34-30 lead. She struck again on Archmere’s next possession, taking a back-door give-and-go from Madison Stewart. She made the layup, was fouled and completed the three-point play.

Julia Jogani nailed a three-pointer the next time the Auks were down the floor, extending the run to eight, before the Spartans’ Angel Lorang ended that with a free throw. Jogani answered with another triple. Catherine McMonigle would hit one more three-pointer for the Auks, and they made six free throws in as many attempts in the final minutes to seal the victory.

St. Mark’s, which fell to 1-1, opened the game by scoring the first five points. They outscored the Auks in both the second and third quarters, getting points from six different players during those two periods. Senior Kayla Wolff was particularly effective, scoring all 11 of her points during the middle quarters.

McCann said the Spartans always give her team a tough 32 minutes.

“We knew it was going to be a really hard fight because every year with them is tough. So we were ready for a good matchup,” she said.

McCann paced the victors with 15 points, and Jogani joined her in double figures with 12. They accounted for four of the Auks’ five three-pointers, and Archmere made nine of 11 free-throw attempts. Seven players were on the score sheet.

“We lost two of our starters from last year, but a lot of people are stepping up, and we’re working really hard in practice,” McCann said.

The Auks next travel to meet Villa Maria (Pa.) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Wolff led St. Mark’s in scoring, and Kendra Schweizer added eight. The Spartans also return to action Saturday, hosting Middletown at 1:30 p.m.

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Hard work provides standout Tynes with bright future

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Athletic and academic accomplishments open a world of opportunity for talented St. Mark’s senior

MILLTOWN — Matt Tynes has been a very visible success story at St. Mark’s High School. The senior is a standout football player, starts for the basketball team, and shines in track.

But if you ask Tynes, his proudest accomplishments have come inside the school building. He arrived in the fall of 2014 as a middling student, but since then he has worked at least as hard on his academics as his athletics, and an Ivy League college education is on the horizon. 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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