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Senior Katie Dorsey competes in the fastest high school girls race of the night. Fans lined the outside of the track, cheering on the runners.

Delaware Runners Set New Records at One Mile Challenge

Claire M. '23, Reporter May 10, 2022

A sub-four-minute mile has never been run on Delaware soil—that is, until the night of the Delaware Mile Challenge. The meet was designed to set the Delaware record and run a mile under four minutes....

Lauren Schurman 23 pitches during a softball game. She has played for 8 years.

Swinging into Spring Sports

Claire M. '23, Reporter March 22, 2022

How long have you been playing your sport? Ava Iannucci '23: I've been playing tennis for a total of 10 years, and I've been playing Padua Tennis since I was a freshman. However freshman season did...

Freshman Elce Walsh sprints down the runway for her pole vault jump. She cleared 11 feet to clinch the state title.

Student Spotlight: Elce Walsh

Jane M. '23, Reporter March 9, 2022

State champion and only a freshman? That’s correct: Freshman Elce Walsh, a new pole vaulter on the track and field team this year, jumped to first place in the state championship meet on February 19. Walsh...

Logan Bagley 25 swims the butterfly during a meet. She said being a student athlete comes with a unique set of challenges.

Freshman Swimmer Shares Struggles, Successes

Bridget M. '25, Reporter February 6, 2022

Logan Bagley, a freshman, enjoys swimming, biology, World Civilizations, and hanging out with her new friends. As a student athlete, she is told that the word “student” is first because the work is...

Padua swimmers prepare to dive into the water. Spectators were limited under new COVID safety protocols.

Winter Sports Continue Competitions Amid New COVID Challenges

Paisley D. '25, Reporter January 30, 2022

Winter sports have returned, and with them an increase in COVID cases. Despite the new coronavirus wave, sports teams continue to practice and compete. However, they must follow stricter health and safety...

Paduas student section supports their volleyball team at the DIAA championships. In three sets St. Marks defeated Padua for the state title.

Fall Sports Teams Compete in DIAA Play-offs

Paisley D. '25, Reporter December 1, 2021

To conclude the fall sports season, the volleyball, cross country, and field hockey teams competed in the annual DIAA play-offs. All three teams played against schools from across Delaware, vying for the...

Hannah Fagioli participates in National signing day. Fagioli went through a commitment process to sign to row for Syracuse University.

High School Athletes Begin College Commitment Process

Jane M. '23, Reporter November 30, 2021

While the college process alone is long and sometimes challenging, the committing process of sports adds just a little more stress. Hannah Fagioli, while only competing as a rower for two years, was encouraged...

Paduas lacrosse team stands on the sideline of a game this past year. Brendan McCormick was helping out the lacrosse team during their game, and he will be head coach this coming season.

Spring Sports Welcome New Coaches

Bridget M. '25, Reporter November 29, 2021

Attention all Padua athletes: There are new coaches for this year's lacrosse, soccer, and golf teams. Spring sports have not started yet, but coaching changes are already underway. New leaders are preparing...

Spectators filled the stands for the first home volleyball game of the season against St. Marks. This was the first time the gym was open to full capacity during the pandemic.

Fans Return to the Stands

Bridget M. '25, Reporter October 6, 2021

Spectators are back at Padua home games after not being permitted in the gym for over a year. Due to COVID restrictions, the spectators at home game were not allowed in the building to watch the teams...

Julia Querey (right) poses with the state title championship trophy.

Track & Field Team Wins 9th Consecutive State Title During Pandemic

Tiara N. '23 May 3, 2021

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run everyday with a mask on your face? What it is like to compete in meets in the frigid and icy-cold weather during a pandemic? How would you overcome this...

The dance team practices in Paduas Gymnasium on Saturday, October 24th.

The Dance Team’s Thoughts on Video Performances

November 21, 2020

Members of the dance team are excited to tackle this year, masks and all. Their pandemic performances can be found on Padua's Facebook and Instagram pages. They plan to keep up their usual hard work, and...

Julia Dipaolo flying.

Cheerleaders in Covid

Samantha K. '24, Reporter November 8, 2020

For sports fans and athletes, this fall sport season has been a nightmare. With trying to keep up with changing regulations and new deadlines, tensions have increased. Julia Dipaolo is a freshman cheerleader...

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