Wilmington City Council Congratulates Two City High Schools for Winning the Girls and Boys DIAA State Basketball Championships

Posted on  03/12/2013 1:44 pm

Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory today joined with his City Council colleagues and citizens throughout Wilmington and Delaware in congratulating Howard School of Technology and St. Elizabeth High School for the distinction of bringing two state basketball championship trophies home to Wilmington.

The Wildcats of Howard defeated Sanford on Saturday, 81 to 62, to win the Boys DIAA (Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association) State Basketball Tournament and Championship, and the Lady Vikings of St. Elizabeth defeated Caravel Academy last night, 60 to 46, to win the DIAA Girls State Basketball Tournament and Championship.

“We’ve had many reasons over many years to be proud of the academic and athletic programs and achievements at these two schools,” said Council President Gregory. “Today, our pride is showing again as Wilmington lays claim to the best male and female basketball players, and the best coaches, teachers and fans throughout the entire State of Delaware.”

Council President Gregory said the winning tradition has remained alive over many years at Howard and St. Elizabeth high schools with each school capturing multiple state basketball championships. Howard’s Saturday night win earned the school its fourth state basketball championship, while St. Elizabeth, located on Cedar Street, claimed its fifth state title with last night’s win.

Council President Gregory said Wilmington City Council will soon host the winning City teams at an upcoming session of Council which will be broadcast live throughout the City by Wilmington’s government information television channel, WITN, TV 22.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to see and hear the winning players and coaches,” said the Council President. “What they have accomplished is wonderful for the student athletes, their schools, their parents, their families and our great City.”

St. Elizabeth High School is located on Cedar Street. It is a coeducational Catholic high school that is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Howard High School of Technology, located on East 12th Street, is a vocational-technical high school and is the oldest of four high schools within the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District. The school is named after Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 – October 26, 1909) a career United States Army officer and a Union General in the American Civil War.