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Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Sandy P., Reporter

April 3, 2014


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Lacrosse is non-contact game played by 12 players. The positions include a goalkeeper, five attackers, and six defenders. The ball is placed between two horizontally held sticks at the center of the field. At the sound of the whistle, the ball is launched into the air as the sticks are pulled up and...

Padua Academy Cheerleading Wins First-Ever State Title

Padua Academy Cheerleading Wins First-Ever State Title

Caitlin O., Reporter

March 20, 2014


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    On March 2, 2014, Padua Cheerleading team won first place at the state championship. All of the girls’ hard work had finally paid off. The team’s score reflected the excellent routine that the cheerleaders spent a long time working on. All of the after school practices gave them the opportun...

Padua Dives into the State Championships

Padua Dives into the State Championships

Madelyn J., Reporter

March 14, 2014


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On March 1, 2014, senior Alexis France competed in the 2014 Diving Finals Competition. After the preliminary rounds, Alexis was seeded first. She fiercely competed and her efforts were prominent with each dive. The deck was crowded with swimmers and coaches as they rooted for their divers. The meet too...

Spring Sports Tryout

Spring Sports Tryout

Sydney J, Reporter

March 8, 2014


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Now that the winter sports season is ending, the tryouts for the spring sports are just beginning. Padua Academy’s spring sports are softball, crew, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track and field. The spring sports tryouts take place the week of March 1 to March 8. Padua has recently added lacros...

Lacrosse At Padua

Lacrosse At Padua

Rebecca D., Reporter

March 4, 2014


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Padua has always had a lot of sports and activities to offer it’s students. There are great teams that are apart of this school, and everyone enjoys seeing their fellow classmates compete. This year, Padua has added a lacrosse team. Everyone is excited about what this new sport has to offer. The t...

Indoor Track and Field Championship

Indoor Track and Field Championship

Brianna V., Reporter

March 1, 2014


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Padua Academy has won their third state championship of the 2013-2014 school year for the Track and Field Championship on February 21.  The track and field team did a magnificent job at Prince George’s County Sports Complex in Landover, Maryland.  They won the team title by racking up a total of 1...

United States’ Talented Young Ladies

United States’ Talented Young Ladies

Brianna V.

February 27, 2014


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During the summer Olympics of 2012 in London, athletes like Missy Franklin and Gabby Douglas were remembered for winning medals for the United States team.  Three young ladies who will be joining the United States team this year in Sochi are Gracie Gold, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Arielle Gold. Gracie Gold: Single...

Senior Athlete Signing

Senior Athlete Signing

Gabriella W., Reporter

February 24, 2014


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Many people dream of playing the sport that they love in college, and of going to the Olympics.  Girls at Padua have these dreams, and on February 6, 2014, some of those dreams came true.  Five girls signed with colleges, so that they can continue playing the sport they love for the next four years. ...

2014 Major League Baseball Season Starts

Maria R., Reporter

February 23, 2014


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It was a busy offseason for Major League Baseball. There were rule changes, stadium deals, free agent signings, a new drug agreement, and an announcement from a legend that this season would be his last. So now that winter is over and baseball is back, let’s hope for a great year full of exciting games.This...

Flip into Padua’s 2013-2014 Cheerleading Season

Flip into Padua’s 2013-2014 Cheerleading Season

Sydney J., Reporter

February 20, 2014


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Padua’s cheerleading team does not only cheer for football and basketball games, but during the winter sports season, the team also competes. The main goal for the cheerleading team this year is to win states for the first time ever, and bring Padua it’s first champion title for the cheerleading...

Cheer Champs

Cheer Champs

Madelyn J., Reporter

February 20, 2014


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On February 9, the Padua Cheerleading team contended in their second competition at Dover High School. There were many fierce competitors, but the team’s “sisterhood and the bonds,” noted senior Carmella C., definitely set them apart from the rest. All of their hard work and desire this season ...

Mid-Season Basketball Update

Mid-Season Basketball Update

Gabriella W., Reporter

February 19, 2014


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The Padua Academy basketball team has been training hard for the season. The Varsity team is coached by Jason Matthews and assisted by Emily Grugan. The Junior Varsity (JV) team is coached by Fran Grugan and assisted by Sue Leonard. The team practices up to five times a week, and work hard to be the be...

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