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Final full month of winter sports begins with a bang for Catholic high schools in Diocese of Wilmington

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Padua's Abby Grillo has a few steps on DMA's Maya Hill. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

The calendar hits February this week, which means it’s the home stretch for winter sports. Before the week is up, the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association will crown its first champions of the season, in winter track, while the battles continue in the other sports.

It’s a big week on the hardwood, starting Monday night with a matchup between Saint Mark’s and St. Elizabeth’s boys teams, who enter with a combined record of 23-1. The St. Elizabeth girls will take on two perennial contenders this week. And the week ends with the annual SL24 Memorial Classic, which brings many of the Catholic high school teams to the Chase Fieldhouse for an event that is more than basketball.

Elsewhere, track heads to Landover, Md., for the state championship meet, and both Saint Mark’s and Salesianum wrestling are slated to host undefeated opponents from the Henlopen Conference.

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

Girls

Basketball

Monday, Jan. 29

Middletown (8-3) at Archmere (8-5), 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Ss. Peter and Paul (9-4) at Salisbury School, 4 p.m.

Caravel (11-2) at St. Elizabeth (11-1), 6 p.m. The Vikings begin a big week with a home game against the Buccaneers. Caravel has multiple weapons, including junior Chastity “Speedy” Wilson, while the Vikings feature senior Ericka Huggins, who scored her 1,000th career point last week.

Padua (10-3) at Kennett (Pa.), 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Saint Mark’s (8-6) at Wilmington Friends (7-3), 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Gunston at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4 p.m.

Archmere at St. Elizabeth, 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 2

Ss. Peter and Paul at Seaside Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Padua vs. Saint Mark’s, 6 p.m. at the Chase Fieldhouse as part of the SL24 Memorial Classic. The annual event, which raises money for and awareness of mental health issues, begins with a bang at the fieldhouse. Abby Grillo has been one of the Pandas’ threats from the field; the Spartans answer with the long-distance shooting of Sophia Baffone.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Kennett (Pa.) vs. Archmere, 10 a.m. at the Chase Fieldhouse as part of the SL24 Memorial Classic

St. Elizabeth at Sanford (7-5), noon

Ursuline (10-3) vs. Imhotep Charter (Pa.), 4 p.m. at the Chase Fieldhouse as part of the SL24 Memorial Classic

 

Track

Friday, Feb. 2-Saturday, Feb. 3

DIAA Championship, Prince Georges Sports and Learning Center, Landover, Md.

 

Boys

Basketball

Monday, Jan. 29

Ss. Peter and Paul at Key, 5:30 p.m.

Saint Mark’s (12-1) at St. Elizabeth (11-0), 7:15 p.m. The Spartans hit the road for perhaps their biggest test of the season, the top-ranked Vikings. Alassan N’Diaye has been one of Saint Mark’s best scorers, while St. Elizabeth counters with Temple University-bound Aiden Tobiason.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Archmere (6-5) at A.I. DuPont (1-12), 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Ss. Peter and Paul at Beth Tfiloh, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 1

St. Elizabeth at Archmere, 6:15 p.m.

Smyrna (9-3) at Salesianum (6-7), 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 2

Saint Mark’s vs. Delaware Military (9-5), 8 p.m. at the Chase Fieldhouse as part of the SL24 Memorial Classic

Saturday, Feb. 3

Howard (9-2) vs. St. Elizabeth, 6 p.m. at the Chase Fieldhouse as part of the SL24 Memorial Classic

Sanford (9-3) vs. Salesianum, 8 p.m. at the Chase Fieldhouse as part of the SL24 Memorial Classic. The Warriors and Sals close out the SL24 with a prime-time battle. Sanford has some talented bigs, led by Jayden Taylor, while the Sals have their own inside presence in R.J. Johnson.

 

Wrestling

Monday, Jan. 29

Archmere (2-4) at Howard (1-3), 4:45 p.m.

Lake Forest (13-0) at Saint Mark’s (1-1), 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

St. Elizabeth (2-4) and Brandywine (2-6) at Howard, 3:30 p.m.

Archmere and Wilmington Charter (1-3) at Conrad (3-2), 5 p.m.

Saint Mark’s at Gloucester City (N.J.), 6 p.m.

Salesianum (3-3) at William Penn (4-3), 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 2

Saint Mark’s at Caesar Rodney (6-1), 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Archmere and St. Elizabeth at Quaker Classic, time TBA at Wilmington Friends School, Alapocas

Salesianum at Sussex Central (8-0), 1:30 p.m.

 

Track

Friday, Feb. 2-Saturday, Feb. 3

DIAA Championship, Prince Georges Sports and Learning Center, Landover, Md.

 

Swimming (co-ed except where noted)

Monday, Jan. 29

Saint Mark’s (5-1 boys, 6-1 girls) vs. Brandywine (10-1 boys, 4-7 girls), 3:45 p.m. at Claymont Elementary

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Archmere (3-5 boys, 4-5 girls) at Wilmington Charter (3-3 boys, 6-0 girls), 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Wilmington Charter vs. Ursuline (7-0), 3:30 p.m. at Fraim Boys and Girls Club (girls only)

Archmere vs. Conrad (3-3 boys, 3-3 girls), 6:30 p.m. at McKean High School

Saint Mark’s vs. Delaware Military (4-5 boys, 1-9 girls), 6:30 p.m. at Wilmington Charter

Friday, Feb. 2

Salesianum (10-2)/Padua (5-4) vs. Interboro (Pa.), 6 p.m. at Widener University, Chester, Pa.

Saturday, Feb. 3