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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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Padua hosts College Recruiting Seminar

Frank Dorazio from Dynamite Sports will be returning to Padua on Mon, February 1st to discuss the college recruiting process with interested student-athletes and parents.  The presentation will be held in the Library starting at 7pm.  The presentation is FREE to anyone interested or thinking about competing in sports at the college level. Click on […]

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Boys Basketball defeats Parma in OT

The Bruins held Parma scoreless at the end of regulation and all of overtime to defeat Parma, 51-48. Sophomore Cameron Drum led the Bruins with 17 points and senior Nic Anderle chipped in 12 points. Padua raises its record to 4-3 with the victory. The Bruins return to action next Tuesday at the North Royalton […]

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Heart Screening – Feb 26

Padua has partnered with mCORE, which is a mobile cardiac overview and risk evaluation company, to provide cardiac testing for any Padua student on Fri, Feb 26.  The cost for the evaluation is $75, which is much lower than any EKG and Echo screening done in the clinical setting.  To register your son/daughter for the […]

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