Delaware Sports Zone

By- Sean Greene

To help celebrate Delaware SportsZone’s second season covering Delaware High School Sports, we’re looking back at some of the best games covered during the previous year.

We did our best to find the best combination of the game’s importance, drama, and memorable moments, while also trying to include as many sports as possible.

Part 1 of this series highlights games 20 through 16.

Tuesday – Games 20-16

Today – Games 15-11

Thursday – Games 10-6

Friday – Games 5-1

No. 15
Boys Basketball  – Salesianum 56, Saint Elizabeth 55 – January 27, 2017

17 days after Saint Elizabeth picked up a 10 point win, round two of this Catholic Conference rivalry came down to a buzzer-beater that maybe shouldn’t have counted.  

Racing down the floor in the final seconds, Salesianum put up a shot that won the game.  One official ruled it after the buzzer, another one counted it, and ultimately it was the second official who won the day, and Salesianum won the game.

WDEL had the game on radio, but our video cameras were at the Milford vs. Smyrna wrestling battle of defending champions.

Both teams were eliminated on their home court in the 2nd round of the state tournament.

No. 14

Girls Basketball – Conrad 45, Archmere 44 – December 13, 2016


When you’re down by a point with under 10 seconds left and the other team has the basketball, it’s an immediate foul situation, correct?

Conrad decided to go away from that theory, and using Julie & Stefanie Kulesza’s backcourt press, Stefanie created a steal, and then a layup that shocked host Archmere in the early-season game.

Conrad went on to a 19-1 regular season and a quarterfinal appearance, while Archmere earned a trip to the 2nd round of the state tournament.

No. 13

Girls Soccer –  Appoquinimink 2, Charter of Wilmington 1 – May 1, 2017

Clearly evenly matched, Charter School of Wilmington and Appoquinimink first met on May 1, in part 1 of the 3-part battle with Middletown to determine Flight A.

The shots were officially 16-15 Appo in the game, with the decisive shot coming off the boot of Bella Scarpinato 3 minutes into overtime.

It was a dramatic ending, but it wasn’t as good as their second meeting…

No. 12

Girls Soccer – Appoquinimink 0, Charter of Wilmington 0 (2OT – Appo 4-1 in PKs) – DIAA Quarterfinals – May 14, 2017


“It hurt.”

Those were the two words Appoquinimink goalkeeper Kiyanna Gill said with a smile after her punch became a go-ahead save in a dramatic shootout.

100 minutes of traditional soccer weren’t enough to find a goal, setting up the always-nervous round-of-5 kicks.  Appoquinimink earned the win, but fell to Middletown in the semifinals.

No. 11

Girls Lacrosse- Saint Mark’s 14, Archmere 13- DIAA Semifinals- May 23, 2017

Archmere could have easily called it a season with 7:52 to go in the 2nd half.
Paige Megargee has just scored to put Saint Mark’s ahead 14-8 in the semifinals, and it looked like the Spartans could pick their scone as they tasted a chance to get to the state title game.
One of the amazing aspects of lacrosse is its ability to turn things around dramatically, and quickly.
The Auks put together a furious rally, collecting 5 goals over the course of the next six minutes, including back-to-back goals 10 seconds apart by Kate Olsen and Sydney Yanick to bring the game within 14-13.
Desperately in need of possession, Megargee won the draw, and Kendra Schweizer was able to run out the clock, and Saint Mark’s could finally exhale.


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