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Easter break, rain contribute to abbreviated schedule for Catholic high school athletic teams in Diocese of Wilmington

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Andrew Mahoney gets this dig for the Sals. Salesianum meets Cape Henlopen on Friday night. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

One of these days, high school baseball teams will be back on the field, but the early part of this week is not it. Games have been rained out on April 2 and 3, but there is hope for the schedule later this week.

Aside from the weather, the Easter break has resulted in a break in the schedule for most high school teams. Things pick up a bit later in the week, but these two factors will result in a busy remainder of April and month of May for these squads.

Don’t forget to confirm dates and times before making the trip. Schedules are always subject to change.

Boys

Baseball

Thursday, April 4

Middletown (0-2) vs. Salesianum (0-1), 3 p.m. at Dyer Field, Claymont

Archmere (1-0) at Wilmington Charter (0-1), 3:45 p.m.

Friday, April 5

Tatnall (0-0) at St. Elizabeth (0-1), 3:45 p.m. at Canby Park

Saint Mark’s (3-0) at Appoquinimink (0-2), noon

Saturday, April 6

Tower Hill (0-0) at Archmere, 11 a.m.

St. Elizabeth at Delcastle (0-3), 11 a.m.

Saint Mark’s at Delmar (3-0), noon. The Spartans head to Delaware’s southernmost high school for a Saturday matinee. Both teams will be playing for a second consecutive day. Scoring runs has not been a problem for either Saint Mark’s or the Wildcats.

Salesianum at Sussex Central (4-0), noon

 

Lacrosse

Tuesday, April 2

Salesianum (5-0) at Cardinal Mooney (Fla.), time TBA

Saturday, April 6

Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) at Archmere (1-2), noon

St. Joseph Collegiate Institute (N.Y.) at Salesianum, noon

Aquinas Institute (N.Y.) at Ss. Peter and Paul (4-0), 1 p.m.

 

Volleyball

Friday, April 5

Salesianum (5-0) at Cape Henlopen (2-0), 6:15 p.m. It’s a state championship rematch as the Sals travel to Lewes to meet the Vikings. Neither team has lost a set this season, the second for boys volleyball as a varsity sport. Blake Catts and Tias Small have been the big hitters for Cape, while the Sals have a myriad of weapons, including Cody Popp and Reid Maas.

 

Track

Thursday, April 4

Salesianum and Saint Mark’s at Twilight Invitational, 4:30 p.m. at Saint Mark’s

Friday, April 5- Saturday, April 6

Salesianum at UD Invitational, time TBA at University of Delaware Mini-Stadium

 

Girls

Softball

Tuesday, April 2

Saint Mark’s (4-0) at Sussex Central (2-0), 4:15 p.m. The Spartans travel to Georgetown, weather permitting, to meet the Golden Knights, who took a 1-0 thriller last season at Saint Mark’s. The Spartans have used multiple pitchers this season, but Sussex Central has gone exclusively to Madge Layfield.

Saturday, April 6

Indian River (2-1) at Saint Mark’s, 1 p.m.

 

Lacrosse

Friday, April 5

St. Vincent Pallotti at Ss. Peter and Paul (1-3), 4 p.m.

 

Track

Thursday, April 4

Padua and Saint Mark’s at Twilight Invitational, 4:30 p.m. at Saint Mark’s