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Bruin Team Reporter, senior Brendan Hall, sat down with Padua Head Football Coach Tony Shuman to talk about the upcoming 2014 football season. Q1: Over the past three years your teams have shown steady improvement. In 2011 your team went 2-8, in 2012 you went 3-7, and last year you went 4-6. How can you

Freshmen Football opens with 35-20 win

The Padua Freshmen football team opened their season with a 35-20 win against Brush today at Padua Stadium.  Their next game is Thurs, Sept 4 at Brunswick at 4:30pm.

Lady Bruins play well but fall in season opener

On Saturday, the Lady Bruins from Padua Franciscan traveled to Medina to square off against Buckeye. Padua, being led by new head coach Brian Michelson, and a great group of seniors are looking to bring back the winning ways for the Lady Bruin soccer team. The game started off fast as Buckeye grabbed a quick

Padua falls in nail-biting match

The Padua boys soccer team played their third match against of the season against St. Ignatius, a school well-known for their tremendous soccer program.  The Bruins fell short in the affair, with Ignatius coming out with a hard-fought 2-1 triumph. St. Ignatius struck quickly, scoring off of a Stephen Milhoan goal with 32:06 left in

Boys Golf team win streak continues

The Boys Varsity Golf team improved their dual match record to 7-0 yesterday with a 157-190 win against Trinity at Pleasant Valley Golf Course.  Low scores for the Bruins were senior Jimmy Szpak with a 37, sophomore Ben Jones with a 38 and junior Alex Kisel with a 39. Thus far in the season, the

Boys Golf team defeats Buckeye

The Boys Varsity golf team defeated Buckeye today at Coppertop Golf Course, 157-179.  The Bruins were led by senior Jimmy Szpak and sophomore Ben Jones, who both shot 37, followed by junior Alex Kisel who shot a 41. The Bruins take on Trinity next, on Tues, Aug 26 at Pleasant Valley Golf Course.

Defending state champions win their season opener

The Padua Volleyball team, defending Division 2 state champions, opened their 2014 season with a three set victory over Tuscarawas Central Catholic this afternoon.  The Lady Bruins won the first set 25-9, but were down 24-19 in the second set. The Bruins scored the next 7 points showing their championship experience to win the second

Crosstown rivals play to a thrilling draw

The Padua boys soccer team played their second match of the season Saturday morning at Padua Stadium against their crosstown and North Coast League rivals, Holy Name.  The teams played to an exciting 3-3 draw. The scoring was opened with 25:41 left in the first half, when junior John Parente, Jr. scored his second goal

Padua Volleyball sticks together under pressure

The Padua Lady Bruins volleyball team has a tradition that is proudly displayed on the walls of the gymnasium inside Padua Franciscan High School.  This tradition is winning!  With 12 North Coast League titles, seven district titles, three regional titles, and three Division II State titles, this team has always had a winning tradition and

Boys Soccer has tough opening night

The Padua boys soccer team began their season Wednesday night, playing host to Bay, who defeated Padua by a final tally of 8-1 in the match. Bay had 6 players contribute to their 8-goal tally.  Mark Comienski had the opening goal and scored the team’s third goal.  Alex Furst chipped in with a goal, Alec