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History Made: One Dive at a Time

History Made:  One Dive at a Time

Nicole B., Reporter

May 10, 2012


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Padua has a star diver in its midst.  She is ranked third in the state and is the only member of Padua’s official diving team.  Her name is Alexis France (‘14), who transferred to Padua this year. Alexis has been diving for nine years, and explained how she started diving in the first place....

Penn Relays

Penn Relays

Erin S., Reporter

May 7, 2012


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First held on April 21, 1895, the Penn Relays started out as a small track meet for runners from any team and was never thought of to become the success it is today. More than 5,000 people come to the largest track event in Philadelphia. On Thursday, April 26, 2012, Padua took the train to University...

Cheer Tryouts

Emma L., Reporter

May 2, 2012


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Padua Academy recently held their second annual tryouts for their competitive cheerleading squad. On April 20th through the 22nd, girls ranging from incoming freshman to the next year’s seniors were invited to try out for the 2012- 2013 Padua cheerleading team. On the first two days of the tryouts,...

Penguins Sent Home

Penguins Sent Home

Ashlyn I., Reporter

May 1, 2012


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The streets of Philadelphia were flooded in black and orange this Sunday as the Flyers sent the Penguins back to their Pittsburgh habitat after game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On April 22nd, the Flyers defeated Pittsburgh 5-1, advancing to the next round of the playoffs. Starting the game for the...

Padua’s Varsity Soccer Team is Undefeated

Padua’s Varsity Soccer Team is Undefeated

Nicole B., Reporter

April 25, 2012


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On April 12, 2012, Padua’s soccer teams traveled to North Carolina to play some of their most challenging games yet.  One game, however, put Padua’s varsity team in the spotlight.  Padua beat Latin Prep, ranked number 20 in the nation, with a score of 1-0.  The goal was scored by Ariel Hyderkhan...

Softball Fever

Softball Fever

Abby S., Reporter

April 17, 2012


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On March 1, the whole city of Wilmington could hear the crack of the bats as the Padua softball team was holding tryouts. Everyone at Padua Academy knew that spring was coming as soon as they saw many girls lugging in their giant softball bags. At the tryouts, held at Alapocus, the coaches were look...

March Madness

March Madness

Emma L., Reporter

April 16, 2012


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Ever since 1939, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or the NCAA, has held a single elimination basketball tournament for college teams every March. They call this tournament March Madness. This year, on March 11, they started off the tournament with selection Sunday. This is when the match-ups...

Basketball Comes to a Close

Basketball Comes to a Close

Emily T., Reporter

March 19, 2012


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The basketball season, which started in November, has now come to a conclusion.  With only the state tournament left, the girls had a winning record of 13 wins and 7 losses.  The team put a lot of hours into practice nearly everyday, and played some excellent overall games.  The team motto, "We N...

Swim Team Wraps Up a Great Season

Alexis F., Reporter

March 2, 2012


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The swim and dive team had a great season this year, finishing with a 6-4 record.  Out of the sixteen girls on the team, eleven qualified for the state championship meet. The girls who qualified include: Cecily Gordon ‘12, Rosie Matich ‘12, Taylor Shelley ’12, Corrine Capodanno ’12, Claire Nester...

Wrestling Managed Well

Silinda C., Reporter

February 23, 2012


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Padua Academy's brother school Salesianum has been very successful this year with their wrestling team, but where would they be without their managers? The managers take on various tasks to help keep the team organized such as mopping the floors, keeping track of score, running the concession stand,...

Swimming Fights for Wins

Swimming Fights for Wins

February 17, 2012


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The 2011-2012 Padua swim season is more than half way through their season. So far they have four wins and three losses. Captain Taylor Shelley says, “I think our season is going really well.  We have  been supporting and cheering each other on at every meet. We have a lot of team spirit and I am...

Philly Classic

Philly Classic

Ashlyn I., Reporter

January 9, 2012


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On Monday January 2, 2012, New York fans left Citizens Bank Park with their heads held high. The Rangers had just beaten the Flyers on Philly turf with a score of 3-2. Philadelphia hosted the 2012 Winter Classic at the Phillies baseball stadium, Citizens Bank Park. The Winter Classic was instated in 200...

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