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Catholic high schools in Diocese of Wilmington move into winter sports schedules

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The Raiders' Chamira Marshall Brothers is guarded by Padua's Abigail Hayes. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

With the football championships in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to winter sports, which got started late last week but kick into full gear this week. Without having to worry about rain or cold, head on out and support your favorite high school programs.

Records for all teams are 0-0 unless otherwise noted.

As usual, it’s not a bad idea to confirm dates and times before making the trip.

Girls

Basketball

Monday, Dec. 4

Archmere at Appoquinimink, 5:15 p.m. The Auks open a highly anticipated season with four straight road games, beginning in Middletown. Senior Lucy Oliver is the main weapon for coach Dan Pisani, but she has some talented support around her, including Bridget Malloy. The schedule includes road trips to Ursuline, Caravel and St. Elizabeth, plus two games in the Viking Classic over the Christmas break.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Mount Pleasant (1-0) at Padua (0-1), 5:30 p.m.

Chesapeake Anne Arundel at Ss. Peter and Paul (1-0), 5:30 p.m. The Sabres are rebooting following a very successful 14-2 season. Morgan Quade is the lone senior on the roster, which features five freshmen and three sophomores. The schedule includes a visit to Padua Academy in Wilmington, a road game at Easton and two games at a January tournament at Greenwood Mennonite School in Sussex County, Del.

St. Elizabeth at Ursuline (1-0), 6 p.m. The Vikings begin the season against the team that defeated them in the state tournament last spring. New coach Tye Taylor goes to battle with Delaware State signee Ericka Huggins, who is joined by a group of returning players that includes Milan Paulin and Ariel Garcia, along with several newcomers. The schedule includes a visit from Caravel and a trip to Sanford.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Archmere at Villa Maria (Pa.), 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Padua at Appoquinimink, 5:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8

Chapelgate Christian at Ss. Peter and Paul, 5 p.m.

Christiana at Saint Mark’s (1-1), 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Ursuline vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), time TBA at Sidwell Friends (D.C.) in the She Got Game Classic

Tatnall (0-1) at St. Elizabeth, noon

Padua at Caesar Rodney (0-1), 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Ursuline vs. Paul VI (Va.), time TBA at Sidwell Friends (D.C.) in the She Got Game Classic

 

Track

Friday, Dec. 8

Padua at DVGTCA, 6 p.m. at Alvernia University, Reading, Pa.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Archmere, Saint Mark’s and Ursuline at Tower Hill meet, 9 a.m.

 

Boys

Basketball

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Saint Mark’s at Dickinson, 4:45 p.m. The Spartans and their veteran lineup aim for a return to the state tournament. Seven seniors are on the roster, including Damon and Jorden Jones, Chad Dohl and Chase Wright. The schedule includes a Christmas trip to Florida to compete in the Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches, along with home games against St. Elizabeth and Salesianum.

Chesapeake Anne Arundel at Ss. Peter and Paul, 7 p.m. The Sabres are coming off a trip to the MIAA tournament and open with a pair of games this week. The team will play at Easton, and the schedule also includes a five-game homestand at the end of January and beginning of February. There are seven seniors on the roster

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Ss. Peter and Paul at Glen Burnie, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7

LaSalle College (Pa.) at Salesianum, 7 p.m. The Sals begin defense of their state championship against the Explorers, one of nine out-of-state opponents on a challenging slate of games. Seniors Kareem Thomas, Isaiah Hynson and Justin Hinds return to the starting lineup. The opener is also Silent Night, which means the student section will not cheer until the Sals score their seventh point.

A.I. DuPont (0-1) at Saint Mark’s, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Milford at Saint Mark’s, 2 p.m.

St. Andrew’s (1-0) at St. Elizabeth, 2 p.m. The Vikings play four of their first five games at the St. E Center, beginning with a matinee against St. Andrew’s. Temple commit Aiden Tobiason leads St. E’s, whose roster includes three talented freshmen and an eighth-grader. The schedule includes both finalists from last year, Salesianum and William Penn, along with perennial contenders Sanford, Caravel, Howard and Middletown.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Salesianum vs. Neumann-Goretti (Pa.), 3:30 p.m. at Widener University

 

Wrestling

Tuesday, Dec. 5

St. Elizabeth and St. Andrew’s at Tower Hill, 4 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8-Saturday, Dec. 9

Saint Mark’s and Salesianum at Penn Manor Tournament, Penn Manor (Pa.) High School

Saturday, Dec. 9

Archmere at Milford Invitational, Milford High School

 

Swimming (co-ed except where noted)

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Ursuline/Salesianum vs. Brandywine, 3:45 p.m. at Claymont Elementary School

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Delaware Military vs. Archmere, 3:30 p.m. at Walnut Street YMCA, Wilmington

Thursday, Dec. 7

Tatnall vs. Saint Mark’s, 3 p.m. at Western YMCA, Wilmington

Easton vs. Ss. Peter and Paul, 3 p.m.

Tower Hill vs. Padua/Salesianum, 3:30 p.m. at Fraim Boys Club

 

Track

Saturday, Dec. 9

Archmere, Saint Mark’s and St. Elizabeth at Tower Hill meet, 9 a.m.

Salesianum at Alvernia Holiday Classic, Alvernia University, Reading, Pa.