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Schepers’ PK earns Spartans draw with Auks in girls soccer

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CLAYMONT – The St Mark’s Spartans soccer team had a tough start to the season, but they found their game a 1-1 draw against the fourth-ranked Archmere Auks on April 26. Goalkeeper Nicole Clark had a big match for the Spartans as she held the high-powered Auks offense to one goal.

The Auks controlled most of the play in the first half. Dara Dawson had a quality shot in the third minute, but Clark made the early save. Sophomore Nicole Witherell had a couple chances, including a great shot in the 38th minute but was stopped by Clark. The Auks threatened again in the 43rd, but Clark made the save as she collided with Leah DaCosta of Archmere. After shaking off the injury she had to sit out one play. Read more »

Boys action continues in final week of April

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The boys’ spring sports season wasn’t on spring break last week, with plenty of great baseball and lacrosse games. This week also includes some intriguing matchups as the month of May nears. Read more »

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As spring break ends, girls sports get back into full swing of things

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Spring break is over, and the action heats up this week in girls sports. There are some big top-10 matchups in each of the sports. Read more »

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Conrad’s Bradigan silences St. Mark’s bats in two-hit shutout

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WILMINGTON – Ryan Bradigan pitched a complete-game two-hitter to lead top-ranked Conrad past No. 7 St. Mark’s, 3-0, on April 23.

The Red Wolves’ offense had no easy task as it had to face Spartans starter Billy Sullivan. Red Wolves Kyle Walker led off with a double but was thrown out trying to stretch it to a triple. Spartans centerfielder Austin Colmery fired the ball to Brian Gilardi, who nailed the runner at third as Chris Ludman applied the tag. That play came in handy as Brock Nowell doubled two batters later, but Sullivan got out of the jam. Read more »

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Seventh-inning comeback lifts Sals past rival Spartans

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WILMINGTON – Eighth-ranked Salesianum scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to upset No. 4 St Mark’s, 5-4, at Frawley Stadium on April 18. It was the second game of the day for the Sals as they defeated seventh-ranked Sussex Tech, 8-4, earlier at Frawley.

The Sals started sophomore Alex Hinton, who worked around a defensive error in the first. Salesianum struck in the bottom of the first as Josh Maguire led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. He scored, beating a throw to the plate on an hit by Joe Setting. Read more »

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Easter break brings no shortage of important sports matchups

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The spring sports season is a little light this week with the schools on break, but there are several key top-10 matchups. Read more »

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Schweizer nets six as Spartans girls continue winning ways

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MILLTOWN – The third-ranked St. Mark’s Spartans got six goals from junior Kendra Schweizer in their 16-5 win over No. 9 Padua on April 10.

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(The Dialog/Jason Winchell)

The Spartans scored on their first six possessions to grab a quick 6-0 lead, and they added five more times before the half for an 11-2 lead. The Pandas (2-1) got a few goals in the second half, but the Spartans (6-1) held them off.

Schweizer also added two assists in the win. Clare Estes tallied four times for St. Mark’s, and Megan Noonan contributed a pair. The Spartans will be off for 11 days before they host Tower Hill on April 21 at 4 p.m.

The Pandas got two goals from Amanda Berry, while freshmen Jenna Brady and Ava Ruggieri and senior Hannah Jacobs added goals. They will travel to Friends on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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No. 2 Appo edges top-ranked St. Mark’s in diamond classic

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MILLTOWN – The second-ranked Appoquinimink Jaguars edged No. 1 St. Mark’s, 2-1, on April 10 for their third straight win over the Spartans in the last three years. Jags senior starter Ryan Steckline outdueled Spartans senior Billy Sullivan in a pitchers’ duel.

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(The Dialog/Jason Winchell)

The Jags scored a pair of runs in the third, the first on a throwing error. Then Steckline singled home a run to give the Jags a 2-0 lead. The Spartans got a run back in the bottom of the third when catcher Matthew Sinko doubled home Matthew Theodorakis to cut the Jags lead to 2-1.

The Spartans loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth on three walks. Steckline helped himself by starting a double play. He took a ground ball and threw home, and the relay to first beat the runner for a huge double play.

Steckline threw 5 2/3 innings, striking out nine while scattering 6 hits. Reliever Emir Garret retired all four batters he faced to pick up the save. Sullivan went the distance for the Spartans, striking out six while only giving up five hits. The Jags (7-0) got two hits from Jarrett Weglarz. They will travel to Tatnall on Thursday for a 3:45 p.m. start. The Spartans (6-1) are at Caravel on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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No. 1 vs. No. 2 baseball showdown kicks off boys sports week

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The spring sports season approaches the mid-point with some big matchups on the boys’ side, including a top-two battle in baseball. Read more »

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A busy pre-Easter week awaits girls sports

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The girls’ spring seasons are starting to heat up, and so is the weather. This week, there are a few top-10 showdowns. Read more »

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