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Field hockey, volleyball enter final full week of regular season

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Field hockey enters its final full week of the regular season, although games will continue through Nov. 2. Volleyball wraps up on Saturday with a matinee featuring Ursuline and St. Mark’s, the fourth huge match of the week between Catholic schools. Read more »

Raiders overcome slow start to defeat Force

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WILMINGTON – Second-ranked Ursuline shrugged off a subpar first set to defeat No. 5 Wilmington Charter, 3-1, on Oct. 19. The set scores were 11-25, 25-17, 25-12 and 25-16. Read more »

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Caravel needs overtime to defeat Ursuline in top-five field hockey clash

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WILMINGTON – Caravel and Ursuline needed overtime to settle their battle on Oct. 19, which is not surprising considering the Buccaneers entered the contest ranked third in the state in Division II and the Raiders No. 4, according to 302Sports.com. Caravel went home victorious, getting a goal from Brynn Hawley in the extra session for the 2-1 win. Read more »

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Big matchups await in field hockey, volleyball

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Field hockey and volleyball are – to use another sport’s term – rounding third for the regular season. Both sports have a few compelling matchups this week as the playoff picture becomes more focused. Read more »

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Teacher inspires Ursuline students — and feeling is mutual

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Brendan McGivney returns to Wilmington school he attended, imparting his love of English, writing

 

WILMINGTON — Brendan McGivney knew he wanted to be a teacher. It just took him a few years – and thousands of miles – to get there.

McGivney is in his second year as a full-time member of the faculty at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, where he teaches English and social studies to eighth- through 10th-grade students. He feels right at home at the school, which is girls-only at the middle and high school levels. And, just as he was inspired by teachers in his past, he is now inspiring others, including sophomore Maureen “Reenie” Carroll. Read more »

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Volleyball showdown looms on girls schedule for the week

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A battle between the top two teams in high school volleyball comes to Wilmington on Wednesday, but that is not the only intriguing matchup on the girls’ schedule this week. Both field hockey and volleyball have entered the second half of the regular season, and the games take on added postseason implications. Read more »

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Living up to the hype: No. 3 Pandas need five sets to upset top-ranked Raiders

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WILMINGTON – The momentum – and the scoreboard – were tilted in Ursuline’s favor when the Raiders met archrival Padua in a key Catholic Conference volleyball showdown Oct. 4. The Raiders, ranked first in the state by 302Sports.com, won the second and third sets and needed just one more to escape with a win.

But the third-ranked Pandas reached deep and went deep into their bench to roar back for a 3-2 triumph in front of an overflowing sellout crowd inside Padua’s steamy gymnasium. Set scores were 25-23, 15-25, 21-25, 25-19 and 15-6. Padua remained unbeaten at 9-0 while handing Ursuline its first setback. The Raiders are 6-1. Read more »

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A few big battles scheduled this week in girls sports

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A relatively light week on the girls’ sports schedule includes some big matchups, particularly in volleyball. Read more »

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No. 1 Raiders use big hitting, superb defense to overcome St. Mark’s

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WILMINGTON – Two of the state’s best volleyball teams met Sept. 28, and they did not disappoint. Ursuline hosted St. Mark’s in a Catholic Conference showdown, and the host Raiders left with an entertaining, hard-fought 3-1 win in front of a spirited crowd.

Set scores were 25-19, 19-25, 25-17, 25-15. Read more »

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First-half scoring burst carries Raiders field hockey past Newark

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WILMINGTON – Three goals in a 1:15 span early in the first half proved to be plenty for Ursuline, as the Raiders defeated Newark, 7-0, in nonconference field hockey on Sept. 25 at Serviam Field. Caroline Taylor scored two of those goals on her way to a hat trick, and Anna Shearer added a goal and two assists. Read more »

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