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Hockey senior plays in state all-star game

Senior Michael Wtulich participated in the state hockey senior all-star game earlier this month at Nationwide Arena.  Michael scored 2 goals in the game as the representative of the Padua Hockey team.  Congratulations to Michael for his selection and performance at the all-star game!

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Nic Anderle selected for Greater Cleveland All-Star game

Senior Nic Anderle was selected to play in this Wednesday’s Greater Cleveland basketball Coaches Association All-Star game.  The games will be played at Brecksville HS starting at 6pm.  Nic will be playing in the 8:30pm game.  Good luck to Nic on Wednesday!

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Spring Sports Parent meeting – March 10

Spring Sports Parents Meeting – Thurs, March 10 Padua Cafeteria at 6pm with individual team meetings around 7pm General athletic policies and procedures will be discussed at the meeting, along with medical information from Padua athletic trainer Josh Chapin. Reminder: ALL spring sports athletes should have a valid sports physical on file in the Athletic […]

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Padua hires Mike Polevacik to lead football program

Padua Franciscan High School announced this afternoon the hiring of Michael Polevacik as its next head football coach. Along with joining the social studies department next fall, he will assist with the growing international exchange program at Padua and assume the position of Associate Athletic Director. “I am so blessed and excited to join the […]

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Padua gymnasts qualify for Districts

Congratulations to senior Chloe Ochocki and sophomore Morgan Lancaster who qualified for the Northeast Ohio District gymnastics tournament. The girls earned the right to represent the Bruins at district competition by placing in the top twelve in three individual events at the sectional tournament at West Geauga High School on Sunday. Chloe qualified on vault […]

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Padua Figure Skating team looks to defend state title

The Padua Figure Skating team will look to defend their state title this weekend at the annual state competition at Thornton Park in Shaker Hts.  The competition involves individual and team performances on Saturday and Sunday, against a number of schools and individuals from all over Ohio. The Bruins are looking to become the first […]

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Padua Gymnasts place 2nd at Brecksville

The Padua gymnastics team placed second in a tri-meet vs Brecksville and North Royalton with a team score of 124.900 last night. The Bruins were lead by senior Chloe Ockocki with a high score of 9.0 on vault, sophomores Morgan Lancaster & Shauna Connelly with scores of 8.65 and 8.60 on floor exercise respectively. Freshman […]

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Padua Wrestling advances in OHSAA team duals

The Padua wrestling team defeated Cloverleaf and Firelands tonight to advance to the OHSAA wrestling team dual regional tournament next week.  Padua opened the night by defeating Cloverleaf 46-30.  Next, the Bruins defeated Firelands 59-21 with a number of pins, including 4 in a row from our freshmen wrestlers, to open up the match for […]

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Anderle chooses Marietta College

Senior basketball player Nic Anderle has verbally committed to attend Marietta College next fall to continue his basketball career.  Nic leads the Bruins scoring 14.3 points per game, plus 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.  Anderle will join the Pioneers who are currently 11-2 on the season, including 5-1 in the OAC.  Congrats to […]

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Tony Shuman steps down as Head Football Coach

After 20 of seasons coaching football at Padua Franciscan High School, Tony Shuman ’91 is stepping down from the position of head football coach. Shuman announced his decision to his players after school today. He spent the past 10 seasons as the head football coach of the Bruins. “I believe that this decision is best […]

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