After a weekend that felt a little more January than March, the girls’ high school sports season gets underway this week with a busy schedule. Teams began practicing in late February and are ready to hit the fields for games that count in the standings.
Among the girls’ sports, Catholic high schools will be defending two soccer and track and field state championships, but that’s a long way off. All records for this week only are 0-0.
MOT Charter at Archmere, 3:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth at Wilmington Charter, 3:45 p.m.
Caravel at Ursuline, 3:45 p.m.
Smyrna at Saint Mark’s, 4 p.m. The Spartans open defense of their Division II state championship at home against the Eagles, who will be a contender in Division I.
Appoquinimink vs. Padua, 7 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium
Archmere at Middletown, 3:30 p.m. Two veteran squads with much recent success battle below the canal. The goalkeepers in this one, Archmere’s Gabriela Fernandez and Middletown’s Ava Ripanti, will be featured.
Saint Mark’s at Polytech, 4 p.m.
Ursuline at Concord, 3:30 p.m.
Archmere vs. St. Elizabeth, 3:45 p.m. at Banning Park
Ursuline at Newark Charter, 3:45 p.m.
Delaware Military at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at St. Georges, 3:45 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Parkside, 4 p.m. The Sabres return much of the nucleus that went undefeated last season. Ss. Peter and Paul had no trouble scoring in 2022, and their goaltending was just as good.
Archmere at Polytech, 4 p.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul at Kent Island, 5 p.m.
Padua at Caravel, 6:15 p.m.
Archmere at Ursuline, noon
Archmere vs. Delaware Military, 3:45 p.m. at Midway Softball Complex
Middletown at Saint Mark’s, 4 p.m.
Saint Mark’s at Appoquinimink, 4 p.m.
Padua at Cape Henlopen, 11 a.m.
Archmere at Seaford, noon
Saint Mark’s vs. Ursuline, Midway Softball Complex, 1 p.m.
Track and field (co-ed unless noted)
St. Elizabeth at Archmere, 3:45 p.m.
Newark Charter at Saint Mark’s, 3:30 p.m.
Archmere, Padua, Saint Mark’s, Salesianum, St. Elizabeth and Ursuline at A.I. DuPont Invitational, 9 a.m.