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Key matchups await Catholic high school sports teams in Diocese of Wilmington

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Justin Hinds of Salesianum battles the Vikings' Tobias Reese for a loose ball. Both teams have games this week. Dialog photo/Mike Lang

More high-profile action is on tap this week for the various teams, and it’s not limited to the basketball court. There is something to see for fans of all the winter high school sports.

In wrestling, several teams take a break from tournaments to get dual meets going. Of the four Catholic high schools that offer the sport, just St. Elizabeth has participated in a dual. On Wednesday, the Vikings will host a tri-meet that includes Archmere. Salesianum and Saint Mark’s both have bit matches that night as well. Basketball includes some tantalizing action, particularly for the girls.

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

Boys

Basketball

Monday, Jan. 8

First State Military (1-6) at Archmere (3-2), 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Christiana (2-4) at Saint Mark’s (9-1), 7:15 p.m.

William Penn (4-2) at Salesianum (4-5), 7:30 p.m. The Sals host for just the second time this season as the Colonials visit Father Birkenheuer Gymnasium. The last time these two teams met, Salesianum defeated Penn for the 2022-23 state championship. Many of the same faces return for both squads, and those in cherry and black will be looking for a measure of revenge.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

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

Thursday, Jan. 11

Beth Tfiloh at Ss. Peter and Paul, 6:30 p.m.

Conrad (2-4) at St. Elizabeth (7-0), 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 12

Ss. Peter and Paul at Salisbury School, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Indian River (1-6) at Archmere, 12:30 p.m.

 

Wrestling

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Archmere (0-0) and Newark Charter (1-1) at St. Elizabeth (0-2), 5:30 p.m.

Saint Mark’s (0-0) at Red Lion (1-0), 6 p.m. Two contenders for the Division II state championship get together. The Spartans have been off since the Beast of the East in mid-December, so they’ll be anxious to get back to competition.

Salesianum (0-0) at Caravel (1-1), 6:30 p.m. The Sals and Buccaneers wrestle for different state titles, with Salesianum in Division I and Caravel in Division II, but this is normally an exciting evening.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Salesianum at Dallastown SH Duals, Dallastown (Pa.) Area High School

St. Elizabeth at Church Farm School Invitational, Church Farm School (Pa.)

 

Track

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Saint Mark’s and Salesianum at Bears Invitational, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa.

Friday, Jan. 12

Archmere, Saint Mark’s and St. Elizabeth at Tower Hill meet, 3:30 p.m.

Salesianum at Virginia Beach Showcase, Virginia Beach Sports Center

Saturday, Jan. 13

Salesianum at Montgomery Invitational, Prince Georges Sports Complex, Landover, Md.

 

Swimming (co-ed except where noted)

Monday, Jan. 8

Ss. Peter and Paul at Beth Tfiloh, 4 p.m. (boys only)

Salesianum (6-1) at St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), 4 p.m. (boys only)

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Padua (3-2) vs. Sanford (1-2), 3:30 p.m. at Walnut Street YMCA (girls only)

Delaware Military (0-6) vs. Ursuline (3-0), 3:30 p.m. at Fraim Boys and Girls Club (girls only)

Thursday, Jan. 11

Key vs. Ss. Peter and Paul, 3 p.m. at Easton YMCA

Archmere (2-2 boys, 3-1 girls) vs. Salesianum/Ursuline, 3:30 p.m. at Fraim Boys and Girls Club

Saturday, Jan. 13

Newark Charter (1-2 boys, 2-1 girls) vs. Archmere, 3 p.m. at Wilmington Charter

 

Girls

Basketball

Tuesday, Jan. 9

St. Georges (4-6) at Archmere (3-4), 4 p.m.

Ss. Peter and Paul (6-2) at Worcester Prep, 4:30 p.m.

Caravel (7-1) at St. Elizabeth (6-1), 6 p.m. The Buccaneers, who are loaded and experienced, bring their game to the St. E Center. Chastity “Speedy” Wilson and Jasiyah Crawford are just two of the weapons for Caravel. The Vikings’ primary weapon is senior Ericka Huggins, who gets support from an influx of newcomers, including ZaMylah Seda-Owens.

Saint Mark’s (7-1) at Padua (6-2), 6:30 p.m. Saint Mark’s is playing just its second true road game of the season, and it should be a good one. Lauren McDonald leads a balanced attack for the Spartans, who will see a new-look Pandas team that is getting scoring from a number of players, including senior Grace Trerotola.

Thursday, Jan. 11

First State Military (0-9) at Archmere, 4 p.m.

Salisbury School at Ss. Peter and Paul, 4:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth at Conrad (5-1), 5 p.m.

Saint Mark’s at Red Lion (4-4), 6 p.m.

Friday-Saturday

Ss. Peter and Paul vs. TBA, Greenwood Mennonite School, Greenwood

 

Track

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Saint Mark’s at Bears Invitational, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa.

Friday, Jan. 12

Archmere, Saint Mark’s and Ursuline at Tower Hill meet, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 12-Saturday, Jan. 13

Padua at Virginia Beach Showcase, Virginia Beach Sports Center