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Balancing Student Athletics with Academics

Athletes have to balance performing in their respective sport and performing in school.

Maddie M. '23, Reporter

February 22, 2020

Arts, academics, and athletics are the three defining aspects of student life at any school. What happens, however, when students are actively involved in other things besides academics? How does the student body handle being an athlete and an academic? Michelle Kozicki, a senior on the Padua basketball...

Super Bowl 2020 Highlights

Chiefs take home Super Bowl LIV win

Jordyn C. '20, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Super Bowl LIV pitted the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs against each other in the race to become Super Bowl Champions. The game opened with a national anthem sung by Demi Lovato. Kansas City started out strong, ending the first quarter 7-3 in their favor. By the end of the first half,...

NBA’s Reaction To Kobe Bryant Death

Vanessa Bryant, wife of Kobe Bryant and mother of Gianna Bryant, posted this picture in honor of Bryant's passing expressing her gratitude for support from many family, friends, and fans in this difficult time.

Maria S. '20, Reporter

February 4, 2020

This past Sunday, January 26th, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, passed away in a tragic helicopter accident along with seven others. Bryant, at just 41 years old, was a five-time NBA Champion. He was from Philadelphia, grew up in Italy for a few years, and went to...

What’s it like on the dance team

The dance team performing at halftime during a Padua basketball game.

Patty L. 23', Reporter

February 4, 2020

Padua Academy has an incredible dance team. The team is coached by Coach Tori and AJ. They meet two times a week. The girls always give 100% during practice and always give their all. When asked what a normal practice is like it is described as very hard by Shannon Grier, a freshman at Padua. A normal...

Swim Meet 1/8/20

The members of the swim team being lead in a cheer before the first event to get them excited for the meet.

Bella P. '23, Reporter

January 19, 2020

Padua’s swim team faced Appoquinimink High School this past Wednesday at the Walnut Street YMCA in their first meet since December 13. They were able to clinch a 106-64 win over Appoquinimink girls’ team. Riley Robertson, a freshman on the team said, “I was really happy with how it went. I think...

Volleyball Victory

Players and crowd celebrate after the win. A player triumphantly holds her metal.

Abigail C. '21, Reporter

November 20, 2019

After working hard all year, Padua’s Volleyball team won the DIAA volleyball championship against St. Marks High School. The game lasted four sets with scores of 25-16, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23. This victory did not come easily. Throughout the season, the team practiced six days a week, one of those days for ...

No Baynard, No Problem

PATF members saying good bye to Baynard Stadium

Olive D. '19, Editor

May 10, 2019

“Feet don’t fail me now, say, feet don’t fail me now, say what... Padua on three, 1,2,3 Padua you know who the best? We the best!” For years now Padua has been chanting that cheer before every big meet whether it is the Catholic Conference Championships, New Castle County Championship, or DIAA St...

Padua Lacrosse Dominates their First Game

The team prepares for the game and discusses their plan during warm-ups.

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

April 3, 2019

“When I scored my first goal I felt excited and it pushed me to work even harder throughout the game,” said Erin Sentman, a freshman. For the first game of the season, Padua lacrosse beat Conrad 20-4. Players were excited for the big win at the beginning of the season. In total there were fif...

Let The (Spring) Games Begin!

The bulletin board on the third floor provides the schedule for all spring sports.

Caitie B '19, Reporter

March 8, 2019

Weather has made the start of the spring athletic season a slow one. With a snow day on March 1, tryouts were forced to be postponed. This meant a late start for the Crew, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Track and Field teams. It is common for athletes to prepare during their offseason to s...

Coach of the Year

Marnie Giunta with her athletes after getting her award

Mackenzie S. '22, Reporter

March 7, 2019

Marnie Giunta is the cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field coach at Padua. She has been coaching at Padua for 14 years and enjoys her job and watching her girls succeed. Giunta received the Tubby Raymond Award for excellence in coaching on Monday, Feb. 18 at the 2019 Del...

Seniors Play Their Last Season Game on Senior Night

The Seniors took pictures together at their last season game.

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

February 24, 2019

Senior Night is the seniors’ last time to play together with their teammates at their last season game. An emotional night for many, the event gives seniors a chance to spend special hours with their team before the season ends. On Feb. 19, Padua’s basketball and dance teams held their 2019 Senior Ni...

Cheer Team Makes History

Reece Wagner (left) and Gwen Truman (right) pose at the ESPN World Wide Sports Complex.

Caitie B. '19, Reporter

February 21, 2019

The cheer team made school history as the first team to compete in nationals. The team packed their bags, hopped on a plane, and headed to Disney World on Thursday, Feb. 7 and returned home late Monday night. The girls received their invitation to nationals after doing exceptionally well in the Pocon...

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