Salesianum held its club fair Wednesday.

Salesianum stresses value of activities with annual club fair

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

  About 500 freshmen and sophomores at the Salesianum School filled every nook and cranny of the parking lot Wednesday in the school’s yearly club fair.  The all-boys school in Wilmington requires all ninth and tenth graders to participate in the fair, and most pick at least one to participate in during the school year. “The clubs get you to …

Caravel softball your 2023 diaa softball state champs photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Here is a look at spring’s high school state champions

Staff Writer Sports

  The seasons seem long, but the playoffs and championship games always seem to fly by in spring. Here’s a look at the games that were wedged among graduations, year-end recitals and concerts, senior nights, final exams, proms and so much more. Softball Caravel scores late to win DIAA softball title What started out as a pitcher’s duel ended up …

Salesianum unites for 5k honoring fallen officer Szczerba 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Students at the Salesianum School are gearing up for a night of remembrance, community and fundraising as the private all-boys high school hosts its 10th annual Lt. Joseph Szczerba ‘85 Memorial 5k Thursday.  “I’m running for everyone that puts their lives on the line for us and protect us every day,” said senior Michael Manzi. “That is the police and …

SALSTHON 2023 raised $243,791 for the Ronald McDonald House.

SALSTHON smashes fundraising goal: $243,791 to help children

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Students from three Wilmington catholic schools spent eight hours on the dance floor last weekend to raise  $243,791 for children in need. Salesianum School, Ursuline Academy and Padua Academy  shattered their $175,000 fundraising goal by nearly $70,000 in this year’s SALSTHON. “At the beginning, I was worried about hitting our number,” said senior Jack Gormley, the student body president at …

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2 of Delaware’s favorite summer festivals return

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Two of Delaware’s favorite summer festivals return next week. The Wilmington Greek Festival is back for its 47th year, offering online ordering and curbside pickup, which proved popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. It starts Monday, June 6 and runs through June 11. St. Anthony’s Italian Festival starts the next day, Sunday, June 12, and this year will go cashless. Patrons …

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Sallies escapes with win in overtime at St. Mark’s

Joe Singles Headlines, Sports

  The St. Mark’s Spartans hosted Salesianum Friday night in a late regular season match-up between two teams looking to improve on their 8-7 records as the post-season approaches. With 6-foot-6 senior swingman Justin Molen out, Salesianum looked out of sorts offensively on the majority of their first quarter possessions, missing free throws and open shots that they typically make. …

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Caesar Rodney shocks No. 2 Salesianum in state wrestling semis

Benny Mitchell Headlines

Shamar Nelson took his opponent down for a pin in 2:44. SMYRNA — The Caesar Rodney Riders ended the regular season with a loss at Salesianum. Eight days later the two met in the semifinals of the D.I.A.A. Dual Meet State Championships at Smyrna High School on Saturday afternoon. The Riders came out firing on Saturday recording five pins beating …

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Salesianum holds on to halftime lead to beat Cape Henlopen

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Salesianum School won its first football game of the season.   Lewes – Salesianum School made its first trip to Cape Henlopen High School in 29 years Thursday night,  jumping out to a 28-6 halftime lead and then hung on for a 28-20 victory. Conor Campbell got his first start at quarterback for Salesianum in their new-look, mostly shotgun spread …

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Here’s list of $70 million in projects picked by legislators for their districts

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  The General Assembly has posted the list of its $70 million in community redevelopment projects picked by individual legislators.   The list of projects included in the Delaware General Assembly’s $70 million community redevelopment grants includes $2 million for a private school stadium, $1.6 million for the Delaware Agricultural Museum and $1.35 million for the Nanticoke Indian Association. Community …

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$12 million Bezos donation will fund 24 scholarships at Salesianum

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Miguel Bezos, left, is donating $12 million to Salesianum School to start a scholarship fund names for the late Rev. James P. Bryne, right.   Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ parents are donating $12 million to Salesianum School, most of which will be used to fund  24 scholarships for underserved students, including money for things like notebooks, school trips and prom …