High school teams ramp up for final playoff games of the year


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Most of the state tournaments resume after the holiday weekend and has some Catholic teams still standing after a crazy week. Here is the schedule, by sport.




No. 9 Caesar Rodney at No. 1 St. Mark’s, 4:30 p.m. The Spartans beat the Riders, 5-4, on April 3 and this quarterfinal game could be an exciting one. Bill Phillips should pitch for St. Mark’s today.

No. 10 Dover at No. 2 Archmere, 4:30 p.m. The Senators upset Salesianum, 13-4, on Saturday and are a hot team coming into the tournament. The Auks are 17-2 after a first-round win on Saturday, 6-1 over Tower Hill.


The semifinals will be Thursday at Frawley Stadium, with times to be determined. The championship is Saturday at Frawley at 7 p.m.


Boys lacrosse


No. 3 St. Mark’s vs. No. 2 Cape Henlopen, 6 p.m. at Appoquinimink High School. The Spartans lost to the Vikings, 18-7, on April 23. The Spartans and Vikings have cruised to easy wins in the first two rounds of the tournament.

No. 4 Caesar Rodney vs. No. 1 Sallesianum, approximately 8 p.m. at Appoquinimink. The Sals beat the Riders, 15-5, on April 26. They won in the first two rounds easily, while the Riders narrowly escaped with a win in the first round.


The finals will be Saturday at a site and time to be determine. Look for an early afternoon start to avoid a conflict with baseball.


Girls soccer

With the weather postponing two games last week the schedule has been changed.


Newark vs. Padua, 6 p.m. at Caravel. The Pandas, ranked No. 2, and Yellow Jackets’ Division I first-round game was postponed from last Thursday because of weather.


It’s a quick turnaround for the winner, as the Division I semifinals are set for Friday at a site and time to be determined. The Padua-Newark winner meets Sussex Tech, while Charter takes on Caesar Rodney in the other match. The final will be Monday at Smyrna High School, with the time to be announced.

The Division II semis will also be Friday, with the time and sites to be announced. No. 1 Archmere will face the winner of today’s Sanford-Wilmington Friends game. The other match is Caravel vs. St. Georges. The final is also Monday at Smyrna with a time to be determined.



The high school championship starts today and finishes up tomorrow at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover. Salesianum and Archmere both have a shot at the title, along with Tower Hill, Caesar Rodney and Tatnall.