April showers bring … lots of sports in early May. Baseball and lacrosse teams are keeping busy this week with regularly scheduled games, plus a few others that have been scrapped by previous inclement weather. It sure makes for a good week for a high school sports fan.
Baseball takes center stage this week as far as marquee matchups. Catholic school teams play in high-quality battles every day this week except for Wednesday. Saint Mark’s runs the gauntlet this week, with three tough games, culminating with a home tilt against rival Salesianum on Saturday. Speaking of the Sals, their lacrosse team hosts a quality Radnor (Pa.) team on Thursday before facing national power Chaminade (N.Y.) on the road Saturday. The county volleyball tournament begins, and we can’t forget a big boys tennis meeting on Wednesday involving Archmere.
MIAA quarterfinals at Ss. Peter and Paul, time TBA
Newark Charter (8-5) at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.
MOT Charter (2-9) vs. St. Elizabeth (9-6), 4 p.m. at Canby Park
Saint Mark’s (11-2) at Cape Henlopen (12-2-1), 4:15 p.m. A busy week on the diamond includes this tilt between two state title contenders. Cape always has an imposing offensive attack, while the Spartans have allowed a limited number of runs by opponents.
Salesianum (10-2) at Caravel (5-7), 7 p.m.
MIAA semifinals at Ss. Peter and Paul, time TBA
St. Elizabeth at Hodgson (5-9), 4 p.m.
Middletown (8-5) at Saint Mark’s, 4 p.m.
Cape Henlopen at Salesianum, 4:15 p.m.
Archmere at Caesar Rodney (8-7), 4:15 p.m.
Salesianum at Saint Mark’s, 2 p.m.
Glenelg at Ss. Peter and Paul, 6:30 p.m.
Newark Charter (3-7) at Archmere, 4 p.m.
Radnor (Pa.) at Salesianum (10-2), 7 p.m.
Saint Mark’s (4-6) at Concord (8-3), 3:30 p.m.
Wilmington Friends (8-5) at Archmere, 11 a.m.
Salesianum at Chaminade (N.Y.), 1 p.m. The Sals’ final out-of-state opponent is currently ranked 23rd in the country by USA Lacrosse Magazine, while the Sals are among the teams just outside the top 25. It concludes a challenging week for the Sals, who played No. 13 Malvern Prep (Pa.) on May 7, losing by just 3. After the trip to Long Island, Sallies will have one remaining regular-season game.
Red Lion (5-6) at Saint Mark’s, 1 p.m.
Christiana (2-10) at Salesianum (15-0), 5 p.m., New Castle County tournament
Salesianum (3-8) at Dickinson(6-3), 4 p.m.
Archmere at Brandywine (9-1), 4 p.m.
Concord (6-4) at Salesianum, 4 p.m.
Salesianum at Middletown (6-4), 3:30 p.m.