St Elizabeths Aiden Tobiason attempts a pass during their win over Salesianum Photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

St. Elizabeth holds off Sallies in sold-out showdown

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

The sell out crowd and the big game atmosphere had little effect on both teams as St. Elizabeth settled in to their 2-2-1 full court press defensively and received some hot three point shooting get them on the score board early and often scoring 20 points in the first 6 minutes of the contest. Sallies clawed their way to within …

Salesianum football running back BJ Alleyne runs for a touchdown n the football state championship photo couretsy of Dennell Henriquez

Third quarter surge propels Salesianum to 3A state title

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Newark – Cape Henlopen and Salesianum came into the DIAA Class AAA championship game statistically even. After the first half the two were tied 10-10. Then Salesianum erupted for 21 unanswered points in the third quarter on their way to a 45-17 victory winning their first Class AAA state championship and their eighth overall title. It was also the first title …

Salesianun Sals quarterback Brady McBride runs with the ball photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Salesianum earns trip to state championship

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON — Salesianum, the top seed in the DIAA Class 3A football tournament, overcame a stiff challenge from No. 5 Middletown, earning a 24-14 win on Nov. 24 at Abessinio Stadium. It will be the Sals’ first trip to a state championship game since 2018. The Sals (11-1) advanced to the Class 3A championship game against No. 6 Cape Henlopen, …

Salesianum soccer Gianluca Maronni celebrates with is teammates after scoring a goal in the state championship photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Salesianum soccer wins third consecutive state championship 

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  The Salesianum boys soccer team won the state championship for the third consecutive year with a win over Cape Henlopen. The Sals were led by Senior Gianluca Maronni who had a hat trick in the 4-2 victory over the vikings.   Marroni scored the first goal of the game on a centering pass from Chase Esser in front of …

Salesianum football BJ Alleyne runs the ball against Smyrna photo courtesy of Donnell Henriquez

Salesianum advances to DIAA football semifinal

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON – B.J. Alleyne was not going to let something like the Smyrna defense stop him. The Salesianum senior running back, who had already scored four times against the Eagles in their DIAA Class 3A football quarterfinal, lined up in the shotgun on fourth and goal from the 2 with seven seconds showing on the clock. Alleyne took the snap …

Salesianum football Brian Alleyne attempts a run against Saint Marks photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Salesianum dominates St. Mark’s in renewed rivalry

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

They started arriving on the St. Mark’s campus early, fans eagerly awaiting the renewal of the Holy War, the football game between the Spartans and longtime rival Salesianum. The outcome wouldn’t change much as far as tournament seedings were concerned, but that is normally secondary in this series. The Sals scored early, building up a 26-0 halftime advantage on the …

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2023 DIAA Track and Field State Championship Results

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

A large crowd was on hand Friday and Saturday as Dover High hosted the 2023 DIAA State Track and Field championships. The student athletes enjoyed much better weather this year as temperatures hovered in the 60’s to low 70’s as opposed to 2022 when sweltering heat drove temps into the 90’s. The closest team competition took place in the Boy’s …

Salesianum swim team poses after winning the boys swimming state championship photo courtesy of DIAA 1

Salesianum & Ursuline bring home state championships

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Salesianum and Ursuline were crowned state champions of boys and girls state championships Saturday at the University of Delaware.  Salesianum captured their seventh straight state championship accumulating 343 team points to out score second place Charter School of Wilmington. Salesianum only won two races which were the 200 & 400 freestyle relays, but were able to score points in seven …

Salesianum basketball Kareem Thomas looking to set up a play against Howard photo by Nick Halliday 2

Strong 3rd quarter shoots No. 6 Sallies over No. 4 Howard

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

  It was a sold-out crowd Friday evening in Wilmington at Howard School of Technology where the fourth-ranked Wildcats welcomed sixth-ranked Salesianum. Sallies came into the contest winning 7 of 8, with their only loss coming to #5 Sanford. The Wildcats were winners of 5 of their last 6 games, with their only loss coming to #1 Middletown. It was …

Salesianum Track and Field Team posing after winning the 2023 DIAA state championship Photo courtesy of Salesianum Twitter page

Tatnall, Salesianum take DIAA indoor track titles

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

The 2022-23 Delaware high school indoor track and field season came to a close Saturday in Landover, Maryland. The true 200 meter oval at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex was the perfect site as the Tatnall girls and Salesianum boys secured the team titles. Tatnall accumulated 131 points to finish ahead of Padua with 107 points while Smyrna and …