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Girls spring sports are upon us, warmer weather wanted

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The spring sports season begins this week, and there are a lot of early season showdowns. Now, if only the weather will cooperate. Read more »

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Parish catechists’ awesome job: Bringing children to faith in Jesus

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“You bring children to Jesus,” John Collins told about 140 catechists from the Diocese of Wilmington at Catechetical Day, March 11 at St. Thomas More Academy in Magnolia.

“It’s not all about facts and memorizing; it’s about getting to the heart and then the action of living our faith,” Collins, a national speaker for W.H. Sadlier, told the religious educators and parish directors of religious education at the day’s afternoon assembly. Read more »

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St. Thomas More senior keeps the beat on a track to finance

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MAGNOLIA — When he was a young boy, Michael Kosior had a chance to get started playing a musical instrument.

“I was given the option of trying the saxophone or the drums. I thought the drums sounded a lot cooler,” he recalled recently. Read more »

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Lewis is girls player of the year as all-state basketball teams named

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Three players from Catholic high schools have been named first-team all-state, including Ursuline guard Alisha Lewis, who is Delaware’s player of the year.

The sophomore standout led the Raiders to their third straight state championship last Friday at the Bob Carpenter Center. Two other Catholic school players join her on the first team, and one earned third-team honors. Three more were among the 15 who were named honorable mention. Read more »

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Ravens’ best season ends a point short in state semifinals

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NEWARK – O’Koye Parker hit a free throw with 2.4 seconds remaining on the clock to life 19th-seeded Caravel past No. 2 St. Thomas More, 48-47, in the semifinal round of the boys’ state basketball tournament March 9 at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Buccaneers will advance to meet Smyrna for the title on Saturday.

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Ravens hold off Appoquinimink, advance to boys hoops semis for first time

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NEWARK – St. Thomas More has advanced to the DIAA boys basketball tournament semifinal round for the first time after beating a pesky Appoquinimink team, 48-40, on March 5 at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Ravens, 19-3 and seeded second, raced out to a 13-point halftime lead and withstood a Jags rally to advance, where they will meet No. 19 Caravel on Thursday night. Read more »

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High schools in diocese announce eighth-grade scholarship winners

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Several Catholic high schools in the diocese have named eighth-grade students who have received scholarship offers for the 2017-18 academic year. Award amounts are not provided. Names and schools of the eighth-graders have been provided by the high schools. Other schools’ recipients will be published as they are received. Read more »

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Postseason seedings on the line as basketball regular season reaches its end

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We are in the last week of the basketball season before the tournament starts, and there are key games for both girls and boys.

GIRLS
Tuesday
Ursuline (18-1) at Concord (16-2), 5:15 p.m. The battle of the Raiders sees the top-ranked Ursuline team on the road looking to remain unbeaten in the state against top-10 teams. Concord hopes to
make a statement before the tournament starts.
basketballSanford (16-3) at Padua (5-14), 5:30 p.m. The Pandas face the second-ranked Warriors to celebrate senior night.  
Mount Pleasant (12-7) at St. Elizabeth (11-7), 6:45 p.m. It’s senior night for the Vikings, who look to win eight of nine as they fight for a first-round bye in the state tournament. The Green Knights bring size few teams in Delaware possess.
Wednesday
St. Elizabeth at Howard (13-5), 5 p.m.
St. Thomas More (13-6) at Caravel, 6 p.m. The young Ravens have a tough road test to help them get ready for a tournament game.
BOYS
Monday
St. Thomas More (15-3) vs. Lindenwold (N.J.), 1:30 p.m. at Delcastle Technical High School. The Ravens have played a tough schedule this season to get ready for the playoffs. 
Tuesday
Archmere (9-10) at Delaware Military Academy (8-11), 6:15 p.m. The Auks look to get to .500 on the season and win the Diamond State Athletic Conference. The Seahawks attempt to win their fourth in a row to end the season.
Indian River (12-7) at St. Thomas More, 6:30 p.m. It’s senior night for the Ravens, who would complete their in-state schedule undefeated with a win.
Concord (4-15) at Salesianum (14-5), 7:30 p.m. On senior night, the No. 6 Sals will try to finish the regular season with their eighth straight victory.
Wednesday
Polytech (5-13) at St. Mark’s (14-5), 7:30 p.m. The Spartans have a chance to win a 15th game and could possibly earn a first-round bye in the state tournament on senior night.
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Girls schedule features No. 1 hosting No. 2, other intriguing matchups

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This is the last full week of games and we have the top two ranked teams meeting head-to-head, and some other key matchups as the tournament nears.

Tuesday
basketballArchmere (12-6) at Delaware Military Academy (11-7), 5:15 p.m. The Auks finish the regular season with two tough games on back-to-back nights. The Seahawks lost to the Auks in their season opener and look for revenge on their home floor.
St. Elizabeth (9-7) at William Penn (9-8), 5:15 p.m. The Vikings look to spoil senior night for the Colonials and get some momentum as the state tournament looms.
St. Mark’s (4-14) at Wilmington Charter (6-11), 6:30 p.m.
Concord (13-2) at Padua (5-11), 7:30 p.m. The Pandas have won two straight, but now they face the seventh-ranked Raiders, who are undefeated on the road this year.
Wednesday
Archmere at A.I. DuPont (14-4), 6:15 p.m. The ninth-ranked Auks travel to the eighth-ranked Tigers looking for the road win in their regular-season finale.
Padua at Caravel (11-5), 7:15 p.m. The Pandas look to upset the fourth-ranked Buccaneers and spoil their senior night.
Thursday
Conrad (16-1) at St Mark’s, 3:45 p.m. The Spartans face the Red Wolves on senior day looking to upset the sixth-ranked team.
Glasgow (5-11) at St. Thomas More (11-6), 5 p.m. The Ravens look for the win on senior night.
Sanford (16-2) at Ursuline (16-1), 7 p.m. The top-ranked Raiders host the No. 2 Warriors; both teams are undefeated in the state. The Raiders guards have been great this year while the young Warriors can score early and often.  Get tickets in advance, and arrive early to find parking.
Saturday
Padua at St Elizabeth, 1:45 p.m.
St. Andrews (3-11) at St. Thomas More 3 p.m. 
Caravel at Ursuline, 7 p.m. The Raiders get the fourth-ranked Buccaneers in another premier matchup. This is the Raiders’ last home game of the regular season.
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Boys hoops enters final full week with tournament berths, seeding on the line

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The boys’ basketball season is in its last full week of the season, and it’s a great week to be a basketball fan with many great games on tap.
Tuesday
Jemicy at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.

Wilmington Christian (2-16) at Archmere (7-9), 6:15 p.m. The Auks looked good in a tough road loss at Red Lion and has come on strong after a slow start. This starts a busy week against tough competiton.

basketballWilmington Charter (4-13) at St. Mark’s (11-5), 7:30 p.m. The Spartans look for the home win against a Force team that plays hard and just hasn’t been able to win a close game.
Friends (10-6) at Salesianum (12-5), 7:30 p.m. The Quakers almost pulled out a win against the Vikings now they look to end the Sals’ hot stretch as they have won six of seven.
St. Thomas More (14-3) at DAPSS (5-11), 7:45 p.m. The second-ranked Ravens look to remain undefeated in state and win their 13th in a row.
Wednesday
Archmere at St. Elizabeth (10-7), 7:15 p.m. The Vikings ended a two-game losing streak with an overtime win vs. Friends and now faces an Auks team that plays them tough.
Thursday
Wilmington Charter at St. Elizabeth, 7:15 p.m.
Delcastle (7-9) at St. Mark’s, 7:15 p.m.
Friday
Newark Charter (13-5) at Archmere, 6:15 p.m. The Auks look for an upset on senior night as they fight for a spot in the state tournament.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Cristo Rey, 7 p.m.
Saturday
St. Elizabeth at Appoquinimink (11-5), 3 p.m. The Vikings end the season on the road looking for a signature win before the tournament starts.
Salesianum at Sussex Tech (5-12) 3 p.m.
St. Mark’s at Middletown (6-10), 7:15 p.m.

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