The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association has been a busy agency lately, with state tournaments in its busiest season running concurrently in all sports. Track and field was settled over the weekend, and this week, champions will be crowned in boys lacrosse, baseball, girls lacrosse, tennis and softball. There are teams or individuals still in contention for the top spot in each of them except softball.
After this week, the lone remaining sports without a conclusion will be girls soccer and golf.
No. 3 Archmere (15-2) at No. 2 Salesianum (12-3), 7 p.m. Salesianum handled the Auks when the teams met during the regular season, but there will be a lot more at stake when they hit the turf at Abessinio Stadium in prime time.
Winner of Archmere-Salesianum vs. winner of No. 3 Cape Henlopen-No. 2 Sanford, 7 p.m. at Dover High School
No. 17 Caravel (10-10) at No. 8 Salesianum (13-5), 4 p.m. The longtime rivals did not meet in 2021, but they will cross paths to determine who will move on to the semifinals later in the week. The Buccaneers held on Saturday to defeat the top seed in the tournament, St. Georges, while Salesianum rallied late for a 6-1 victory over Cape Henlopen.
No. 22 Smyrna (12-9) at No. 3 Saint Mark’s (17-3), 4 p.m. The Spartans are certain not to take the Eagles for granted. When the teams met on April 24, they needed 10 innings to squeak by Smyrna, 2-1. Saint Mark’s edged the 19th seed, indian River, by the same score to advance to the quarterfinals.
Winner of Caravel-Salesianum vs. winner of No. 5 Delaware Military-No. 4 Tower Hill, site and time to be announced.
Winner of Smyrna-Saint Mark’s vs. winner of No. 10 Appoquinimink-No. 2 Sussex Tech, site and time to be announced.
Semifinal winners at Frawley Stadium, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Ursuline (13-2) at No. 2 Cape Henlopen (15-1), 6:15 p.m. The Vikings are the 11-time defending state champion, but the Raiders proved they can play with them. When Cape traveled to Wilmington on April 19, Ursuline dropped a one-goal thriller. They’ll look to reverse the results this time, only in Lewes.
Winner of Ursuline-Cape Henlopen vs. winner of No. 4 Wilmington Friends-No. 1 Tatnall, 5:30 p.m. at Dover High School
Division I: No. 4 Wilmington Charter (12-4) vs. No. 1 Padua (14-1), 4 p.m. at Abessinio Stadium. The Pandas won their quarterfinal matchup at Abessinio, so why mess with success? They welcome the Force, a familiar foe. The teams battled on a sunny April 28 afternoon, with Padua claiming the 3-0 shutout.
Division II: No. 3 Archmere (11-2) at No. 2 Saint Mark’s (16-0), 5:30 p.m. The high-octane Spartans’ offense has been on display all season. The Auks will need to cool off the scorers, and they have some recent history to reference. Saint Mark’s shut out the Auks in the regular-season finale on May 14.
Monday (third round)
Boys first singles
Boys second singles
Sixth seed Liam Bevard (Salesianum) vs. first seed Darin Jawahar (Caesar Rodney), 3:30 p.m. at Caesar Rodney High School
Boys second doubles
Eighth seed Thomas Boston and Chase Nardozzi (Salesianum) vs. first seed Caleb Anthony and Gilbert Hoffman, Caesar Rodney, 3:30 p.m. at Appoquinimink or Middletown High School
Girls first singles
Sixth seed Ella Strohmaier (Archmere) vs. third seed Claire Dignazio (Tower Hill), 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s School
Girls second singles
Eighth seed Alyssa Barnak vs. first seed Olivia Anyanwu (Dover), 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s School
Seventh seed Maggie Roberts (Archmere) vs. second seed Erin Gros (Caesar Rodney), 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s School
Girls third singles
Seventh seed Kat Jennings (Padua) vs. second seed Carrie Lord (Caesar Rodney), 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s School
Girls first doubles
Fifth seed Alexandra Cuoco and Chloe Mantakounis (Archmere) vs. fourth seed Grayson Guilford and Abigail Mills (St. Andrew’s), 3:30 p.m. at Odessa High School
Seventh seed Evelyn Parsonage and Sydney Aiello (Ursuline) vs. second seed Siena Sysko and Ella Shepard (Tower Hill) 3:30 p.m. at Odessa High School
Girls second doubles
Eighth seed MaryGrace McGinness and Anna Maddox (Archmere) vs. first seed Meghan Mumford and Ava Etlinger (Tower Hill), 3:30 p.m. at Appoquinimink High School
2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s School
2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s School